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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd May 2022

Published on May 23, 2022
  • Important Days & Events:
    • May 23rd is celebrated as World Turtle Day
    • The main aim is to create awareness and enlighten the people on the importance of Turtle.
    • The American Tortoise Rescue Organization has formed on 23rd may 1990 since then the day is observed as world turtle day.
    • May 23rd is observed as ‘International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
    • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners launched the global Campaign in 2003 to End Fistula, It is a collaborative initiative to prevent fistula and restore the health of those affected by the condition. The day was officially recognized in 2012.
  • Appointments:
    • Anthony Albanese became the new Prime Minister of Australia. He replaces Scott Morrison. After 8 years labor party in Australia came into power.
    • Infosys has re-appointed Salil Parekh as MD, and CEO for another 5years.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd May 2022
  • Swan Energy Ltd (SEL), has acquired a 55% stake in petrochemicals and petroleum products manufacturer Veritas (India) for Rs 172.52 crores. This acquisition will help to leverage Veritas to acquire gas for the second phase of expansion of the LNG complex.
  • Maharashtra has signed an agreement with World Economic Forum's Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to fight plastic pollution. The pact was announced during the WEF meeting.
  1. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Maharashtra will work with GPAP to launch a National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP).
  2. For the first time, this partnership has been signed in India.
  • The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), has confirmed the presence of Omicron subvariant BA.4 and BA.5 in India.
  • Static: INSACOG is developed jointly by the Union Health Ministry of Health, and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) with the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • Biotech researchers and Start-Ups named ‘BioRRAP’ is a single national portal for biological research and development activity. launched by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh. Through this portal, the biological start-up can seek regulatory approval for their research.
  1. As of now in India, there are 2,700 biotech start-ups and more than 2,500 biotech companies.
  • APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting held in Bangkok, the main objective of this meeting is to promote and expand multilateral trade as well as drive economic growth and development.
  • Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development, has announced that NASSCOM will launch a portal to promote the digitization of small and medium enterprises. This portal will help SMEs as well as startups together on one platform to encourage SMEs to adopt digitally and build capacity.
  • Indian Navy and Bangladesh began a two-day coordinated patrol in the northern Bay of Bengal to ensure maritime security. The two naval ships from India the name Kora and Sumedha have participated in the patrol From the Bangladesh side two ships named BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah has involved.
  • Paytm got approval to set up a Joint Venture general insurance company by the name Paytm General Insurance. They are ready to invest 950 Cr in the coming next 10 years. It is a subsidiary of Paytm. It will offer many insurance products like private cars, two-wheeler, health insurance, property, and liability insurance. etc.
  • UEFA Europa League trophy won by German team Eintracht Frankfurt after defeating Scottish side Rangers in penalty shootouts. This is their second-time victory after 1980.
  • India Sends over a $2 bn Humanitarian Consignment
  • Quad Summit 2022
  • Centre Think over of Spending 2 lakh Crores to Fight Inflation
  • RBI hints at an Increase in Policy Rates in the Next MPC Meeting
  • Seoul Forest Declaration


Q.1 May 23rd is observed as______?
a. World Cancer Day
b. World Turtle Day
c. World Biodiversity Day
d. World Wetlands Day

Q.2 Who has been elected as the new prime minister of Australia recently?
a. Scott Marrison
b. Anthony Albanese
c. Mathias Cormann
d. Malcolm Turnbull

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