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Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th May 2022

Published on May 24, 2022
  • Important Days & Events:
    • 24th May is observed as ‘Commonwealth day’
    • Theme: ‘Delivering a Common Future’
    • It was earlier known as Empire Day, first time observed on May 24, 1902. It was renamed Commonwealth Day in 1958.
  • Appointments:
    • Vinai Kumar Saxena has been appointed as Delhi Lt Governor. He will replace Anil Baijal.Vinai Saxena is Ex-Chief Of khadi commission. He is also one of the members of the national committee to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Awards:
    • Political Journalist and orator Nitin Kumar have bagged the Seema Nazareth Award For Excellence in Journalism 2021. He is the 23rd recipient of the award.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th May 2022
  • Serum Institute of India plans to launch a cervical cancer vaccine in India by November this year. India now has HPV vaccines made by foreign manufacturers: Gardasil, manufactured by Merck, and Cervarix by Glaxo Smithkline.
  • The Serum Institute of India (SII), is also planning to set up its first manufacturing plant in Africa but has not specified the vaccines that the plant might make.
  • Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix and take over at the top from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and Mexican Sergio Perez finished second.
  • Anjali Pandey, who is Engines and Components Business Unit Leader at Cummins India has been awarded the Committed Leader Award at CII EXCON 2022 in Bengaluru. She made efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at Cummins.
  • Rhythm Mamania, a 10-year-old girl has become one of the youngest Indian mountaineers to summit the Everest Base Camp (EBC) in the Himalayan ranges in Nepal. its altitude is 5364m. It took 11 days to climb.
  • Union Minister for Education and Skill Development, Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022 at IIT Guwahati. It will enhance the ties between industry, academics, and policymakers, as well as re-energize the research, start-up, and entrepreneurial ecosystems in N-E areas.
  • India-Jordan signed an agreement in the field of fertilizers, for the short and long term, Initially, India depends on Ukraine as it was the largest exporter to India in fertilizers but due to the Ukraine crisis, it showed a major impact on fertilizers. so the government has taken proactive measures to ensure adequate supplies for farmers ahead of the Kharif season.
  • Manchester City won Premier League Football championship by defeating Aston Villa in the finals, and it has won four Premier League titles since 2016.
  • The Department of Posts (DoP) has rolled out NEFT and RTGS facilities under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications to provide post office savings account holders with the ability to conduct digital transactions. The POSB account holders will be able to use the NEFT/RTGS service starting on May 31, 2022, which is currently under the testing phase.
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has announced the launch of an upgraded Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application. It includes many functionalities that enable individuals to access their health records anytime and anywhere.
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched the India chapter of the Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders to supercharge India’s climate action and decarbonization effects.
  • Market Regulator SEBI Issues New Rules for Constitution
  • RBI formed a Panel to Review Customer Service Standards
  • India and US have Agreed upon Investment Incentive in Tokyo
  • 75th Session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva
  • India is planning to Collaborate with France on Green Hydrogen

Questions:

Q.1 Serum Institute of India plans to set up its manufacturing plant in which of the following countries?
a. African Countries
b. European Countries
c. Central Asian Countries
d. Middle East Countries

Q.2 Who won the Spanish Grand Prix in the year 2022?
a. Valteri Boltass
b. Max Verstappen
c. Lewis Hamilton
d. Sebastian Vettel
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