Released by: World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA)
US Air Force
Russian Air Force
US Army Aviation
US Marine Corps
Indian Air Force
PLA Air Force
TvR - True Value Rating
TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2022
Indians in the List
WHO Global Health Leaders Awards 2022
1. Dr. Paul Farmer - Co-founder of Partners-in-Health, an international non-profit organisation
2. Dr. Ahmed Hankir - British-Lebanese psychiatrist
3. Ms Ludmila Sofia Oliveira Varela - A youth sports advocate from Cabo Verde
4. Polio workers in Afghanistan
5. ASHA Workers from India
6. Mr Yōhei Sasakawa - WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
24th Summer Deaflympics 2021
Held from: 01 May to 15 May 2022
Venue: Caxias do Sul (Brazil)
Motto: Sports comes from our hearts
Thomas Cup and Uber Cup 2022
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 08 to 15 May 2022
Teams participated: 16 each for Thomas Cup and Uber Cup
Winners of Thomas Cup (Men): India
Runners-up of Thomas Cup: Indonesia
Indian team (men) - Singles: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Priyanshu Rajawat.
Indian team (men) - Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, M.R Arjun, Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad Garaga, Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala.
Winner of Uber Cup (Women): South Korea
Runners-up of Uber Cup: China
Indian team lost in the quarter-finals to Thailand.
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Born: 13 Jan 1938 - Passed away: 10 May 2022
Indian classical musician and santoor player
Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1986); Padma Shri (1991); Padma Bhushan (2001)
Composed music for films jointly with Hariprasad Chaurasia in the name of Shiv-Hari duo. Some of the films are Silsila, Faasle, Chandni, Darr
Notable albums: Call of the Valley; The Valley Recalls; Essential Evening Chants
Yog Utsav Countdown to International Yoga Day 21.06.2022
13 March 2022
Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi
07 April 2022
Red Fort, Delhi
02 May 2022
27 May 2022
World Press Freedom Index 2022
Released by: Reporters without Borders
75th Cannes Film Festival 2022
Venue: Cannes, France
Dates: 17 to 28 May 2022
Palm d'Or: Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund
Best Director: Park Chan-wook for Decision to Leave
Best Actress: Zar Amir Ebrahimi for Holy Spider
Best Actor: Song Kang-ho for Broker
Honorary Palme d'Or: Forest Whitaker and Tom Cruise
L'Œil d'or: All That Breathes (documentary) by Shaunak Sen
TATA IPL 2022
Held from 26 Mar to 29 May 2022
Winners: Gujarat Titans
Runners-up: Rajasthan Royals
Player of the Series: Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Most Runs: Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Most Wickets: Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals)
Final played at: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Player of the final match: Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans)
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2021
Released by: World Economic Forum
Sangeeta Kalanidhi Awards
Awarded by: Music Academy, Chennai
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
2022 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships
Held from: 08 May to 20 May 2022
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
Gold medal for India was won by Nikhat Zareen in the Flyweight category
Bronze medals for India were won by Manisha Moun in Featherweight category and Parveen Hooda in Light Welterweight category.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Born: 07 Sep 1948; Passed away: 13 May 2022
Second President of UAE from 03 November 2004 till his death
Burj Khalifa is named in his honour
Succeeded by his brother Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Pulitzer Prizes 2022
Awardees in important categories
The Washington Post for covering the assault on Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters, for images of COVID toll in India
Journalists of Ukraine
Life Insurance Corporation of India IPO
Size of LIC IPO: 221.8 million shares.
Percentage of stake for sale: 3.5%
Price band: Rs. 902 to 949 per share
Discount to policy holders: Rs. 60
Discount to retail investors: Rs. 40
The issue was oversubscribed by 2.95 times on the closing day.
Amrit Sarovar Mission
The mission was launched by the Prime Minister on 24th April 2022 with a view to conserve water for the future
The Mission is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country as a part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In total, it would lead to creation of 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more.
Six ministries/departments namely - Dept of Rural Development , Department of land resources, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate changes would be involved in implementing this mission.
Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics(BISAG-N) has been engaged as Technical partner for the Mission.
The Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15th August 2023.
Local freedom fighter, their family members, Martyr’s family members, Padma Awardee and citizens of the local area wherein an Amrit Sarovar is to be constructed, will be engaged at all stages.
On every 15th August, National Flag hoisting will be organised on every Amrit Sarovar site.
So far, 12,241 sites are finalised for construction of Amrit Sarovarsby States/Districts, out of which works has started on 4,856 Amrit Sarovars.
India's first Amrit Sarovar was inaugurated in Patwai, Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) on 13 May 2022 by the Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
State of Inequality in India Report
Released by Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)
Compiled by The Institute for Competitiveness
The Report is in 2 parts - 1. Economic Facets of Inequality 2. Socio-Economic Manifestations
1. Economic Facets of Inequality
Data basis: Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2019-20 carried out by National Statistical Office under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
The annual cumulative wages of India is around Rs. 18,69,91,00,000 (Rs. 1869.91 crores).
The top 1% earned nearly Rs. 1,27,48,00,000 (Rs. 127.48 crores) while the bottom 10% earned Rs. 32,10,00,000 (Rs. 32.10 crores) indicating that the top 1% earns THRICE as much as the bottom 10%.
Top 10% earns 32.52% of the total income.
In 2019-20, 20.71% were casual workers, 45.78% were self-employed and 33.50 were regular salaried.
A monthly salary of minimum Rs 25,000 (Rs 300,000 yearly) is amongst the top 10% of the total wages earned.
Nearly 15% of the entire workforce earns less than Rs. 50,000 p.a. (less than Rs. 5,000 per month).
The overall Labour Force Participation Rate (above 15 years) for 2019-20 is 53.5%.
The Male Labour Force Participation Rate for 2019-20 is 76.8% and the Female Labour Force Participation Rate is 30%.
In 2019-20, WPR (for 15 years and above) was 50.9%.
The country’s unemployment rate for 2019-20 was 4.8%.
Nagaland has the highest UR of 25.8% and Lakshadweep has a UR of 13.7% for 2019-20, the highest for states and UTs respectively.
Note: Worker Population Ratio (WPR) and the Unemployment Rate (UR).
WPR can be defined as the percentage of employed persons in the population, and the Unemployment Rate is measured as the percentage of persons unemployed among the persons in the labour force.
Khelo India University Games 2021
Lovely Professional University
QUAD SUMMIT 2022
Date: 24 May 2022
Attended by: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, and President Joe Biden of the United States.
Highlights of the Joint Statement issued at the end of the Summit.
Steadfast commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.
Ukraine: Strong resolve to maintain peace and stability in the region.
ASEAN: Reaffirm unwavering support for ASEAN unit and centrality.
KOREA: Reaffirm commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs).
MYANMAR: Remain deeply concerned by the crisis in Myanmar, which has caused grave humanitarian suffering and posed challenges to regional stability.
TERRORISM: Condemn unequivocally terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterate that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever.
COVID-19 and Global Health Security: Commit, as members of the Group of Friends of UHC, to take global leadership to further strengthen and reform the global health architecture for enhancing PPR and promoting UHC in the lead up to the UN High Level Meeting on UHC to be held in 2023.
Climate: To steadfastly implement the Paris Agreement and deliver on the outcomes of COP26.
Launch of "Quad Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Package (Q-CHAMP)” with "mitigation” and "adaptation” as its two themes. Q-CHAMP includes ongoing activities under the Quad Climate Working Group on: green shipping and ports aiming for a shared green corridor framework building on each Quad country’s input; clean energy cooperation in clean hydrogen and methane emissions from the natural gas sector.
Cybersecurity: Recognize an urgent need to take a collective approach to enhancing cybersecurity.
Quad Fellowship: Official launch of the Quad Fellowship, which will bring 100 students from India, Japan and Australia to the United States each year to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields, and is administered by Schmidt Futures. The first class of Quad Fellows will begin their studies in the third quarter of 2023.
Space: Each Quad partner will endeavor to improve public access to Earth observation satellite data and applications.
Maritime Domain Awareness and HADR: Establishment of the "Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in the Indo-Pacific”. This Partnership will further strengthen the collaboration to effectively respond to disasters in the region.