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Current Affairs 22 May 2020

Current Affairs 22 May 2020

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Current Affairs 22 May 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 22 May 2020
1. International Day for Biological Diversity
  • International Day for Biological Diversity is amongst those important days of May which helps in increasing awareness and understanding of the issues of biodiversity.
  • The theme for 2020 is “Our Solutions are in Nature”.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
2. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to Step Up as Head of WHO Executive Board
  • Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is set to take over as the chairman of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation.
  • The board consists of 34 members and India’s health minister will be succeeding Japan’s Dr Hiroki Nakatani.
  • The World Health Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
3. Tata Motors’ JLR rolls out first Range Rover made under social distancing measures
  • To combat coronavirus pandemic.
  • The production line at the Tata Motors’ owned Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull in the West Midlands region of England.
  • JLR, the UK’s largest carmaker.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
4. Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform.
  • It would become part of Microsoft’s Power Automate platform.
  • Until now, Power Automate did not feature any desktop automation tools.
  • Softomotive was founded in 2005 by Marios Stavropoulos.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
5. 24th annual Webby Awards
  • Jimmy Fallon, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Tom Hanks, Cardi B, LeBron James, Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Ronan Farrow, Game of Thrones and Celine Dion are among the winners.
  • International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences is in New York.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
6. Sports ministry selects RGU to establish CoE in sports science
  • The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) under its National Centre of Sports Sciences and Research (NCSSR) scheme has selected the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in sports science education and research.
  • Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) : Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
7. Jaipur based company ‘Club First’ made robots to help masses
  • ‘Club First’ have made India’s first service robots and named it as Sona 1.5 and Sona .5.
  • The robots are fully autonomous self navigator robot with multi floor access.
  • It will be used for doing jobs such as sanitizing hospitals & delivering food in restaurants.
  • The company is also making firefighting robot.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
8. Kumble-led ICC committee recommends ban on saliva to shine ball
  • ICC cricket committee, headed by Anil Kumble has recommended the prohibition of saliva to shine the ball, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It has also recommended increase in DRS per innings is introduced in each format as an interim measure.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) Headquarters : Dubai, UAE.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
9. Nepal’s new political map claims India’s territories
  • According to Ministry of External Affairs Nepal’s new official map is “artificial” and unacceptable to India.
  • Kathmandu unveiled a new political map that claimed Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh of Uttarakhand as part of its sovereign territory.
  • Nepal, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli.
Current Affairs 22 May 2020
10. IOC and WHO sign MoU to promote health through sport
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) and WHO Director signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.
  • The two organizations have been working together since 1984, leading numerous joint initiatives.
  • IOC, Headquarters : Lausanne, Switzerland.
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11. Ayush Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha gets two years extension
  • Ayurveda expert Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha has got two years extension as the secretary, Ministry of Ayush.
  • He was in 2017 appointed special secretary in the Ministry of Ayush for three years.
  • AYUSH = Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
  • Kotecha took over as the Ayush secretary in October 2017.
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12. National Anti-Terrorism Day Observed To Commemorate Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination
  • May 21 is observed as Anti-terrorism day across India.
  • The objective behind the observance of Anti-Terrorism Day is to spread the message of peace, humanity, unity and harmony among the people and make them aware about anti-social act of terrorism.
  • Rajiv Gandhi, youngest PM of India.
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13. International Tea Day : 21 May
  • The day is observed to raise awareness of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.
  • There is evidence that tea was consumed in China 5,000 yrs ago.
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14. Eminent homeopathic doctor S. Vidyaprakash passes away
  • Eminent homeopathic doctor Dr. S. Vidyaprakash (60) passed away.
  • He is the son of Alappuzha native and Akkarakkattil family member Dr. KS Prakash and and Dr Vidyavathy Amma.
  • KS Prakash was the former principal of Kozhikode Homeo College.
  • Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala.
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15. The last important news of Current Affairs 22 May 2020 is : Spiritual leader Dev Prabhakar Shastri dies in Katni
  • He is popularly known as ”Daddaji”, died night at ”Daddadham” in Katni in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister : Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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