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Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th & 15th May 2023

Published on May 15, 2023
  • National:
    • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in 2022, 71.1 million people were registered as internally displaced, a 20% jump from the previous year caused by mass exoduses after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as catastrophic flooding in Pakistan
Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th & 15th May 2023
    • AIIMS Delhi has partnered with WHO and Duke-NUS on patient safety and quality control. A core committee for patient safety and quality at AIIMS is being constituted for implementation of advanced patient safety and quality initiatives across various departments
    • PayNearby, a branchless banking and digital network in India, has launched a new meta-commerce platform called PayNearby Mall. The platform is designed to enable easy access to goods and services in an assisted mode at the last mile
    • Alia Bhatt has been named the first Indian global ambassador for Gucci, the Italian luxury house. She will make her first appearance as the brand’s latest global ambassador at the Gucci Cruise 2024 show, to be staged in Seoul next week
    • NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program has launched a second football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wānaka Airport, New Zealand on a technology mission aimed for 100 days or more of flight in the Earth’s upper atmosphere
    • Automated Return Scrutiny Module is a tool launched by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) for GST returns in the ACES-GST backend application for Central Tax Officers. The primary objective of this module is to automate the scrutiny process of GST returns and bring down tax discrepancies by displaying discrepancies based on data analytics and risks associated with a return to the tax officers
    • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is set to launch the tour named “Shirdi Sai Darshan” via the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train.
    • First ministerial meeting of the India-European Union Trade and Technology Council (TTC) is taking place in Brussels, Belgium on May 16, 2023
    • Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have developed a new type of flow battery known as the non-aqueous all-organic redox flow battery (NORFB) . This innovative battery incorporates non-aqueous and organic electrolytes, eliminating the issues caused by water in conventional flow batteries
    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch NVS-01, a navigation satellite on-board the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle or GSLV Mk-II, on May 29. This satellite will replace the IRNSS-1G satellite launched in 2016
  • Important days:
    • World Migratory Bird Day 2023 will be officially held on 13 May and 14 October. The theme for this year is Water: Sustaining Bird Life
    • May 12, 2023 will be celebrated as International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) around the world. The theme of International Day of Plant Health 2023 is “Plant Health for Environmental Protection”.
  • Obituary:
    • Kalyani Kazi, an eminent singer and the youngest daughter-in-law of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 87 years old and breathed her last at SSKM hospital where she was shifted from a nursing home in south Kolkata a few days back
  • Appointments:
    • Elon Musk has confirmed that Linda Yaccarino will be the new CEO of Twitter. Linda Yaccarino is a veteran ad executive who has worked for decades in the industry
  • Books:
    • Embassy of Lithuania released a comic book titled First Lithuanian Travelers in India on May 10th. The comic book depicts some of the historical characters who came to India years ago and also reflects India-Lithuania relations
  • Awards:
    • Nigerian writer Arinze Ifeakandu has won the 2023 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize, one of the world’s largest literary prizes for young writers. The winning work was his debut short story collection celebrating queer love in Nigeria titled God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (2022
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