Brief Current Affairs of May 2022

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Global Air Power Rankings 2022

Released by: World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA)

1.US Air Force5091242.9
2.US Navy2626142.4
3.Russian Air Force3829114.2
4.US Army Aviation4328112.6
5.US Marine Corps121185.3
6.Indian Air Force164569.4
7.PLA Air Force204063.8

TvR - True Value Rating

TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2022

Indians in the List

Karuna NundyLeaders
Khurram PervexLeaders
Gautam AdaniIcons

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

Medals Tally


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

#Countdown DayDateVenue
1.100th day13 March 2022Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi
2.75th day07 April 2022Red Fort, Delhi
3.50th day02 May 2022Shivsagar, Assam
4.25th day27 May 2022Hyderabad, Telangana

World Press Freedom Index 2022

Released by: Reporters without Borders

5.Finland146.Sri Lanka

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


Held from 26 Mar to 29 May 2022

Winners: Gujarat Titans

Runners-up: Rajasthan Royals

Teams: 10

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

3Spain74Sri Lanka

Sangeeta Kalanidhi Awards

Awarded by: Music Academy, Chennai

2020Neyveli SanthanagopalanVocalist, Composer
2021Thiruvarur BakthavathsalamMridangam player
2022Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi VijayalakshmiViolinists

2022 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Held from: 08 May to 20 May 2022

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Medals Tally


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

Important points

  1. Born: 07 Sep 1948; Passed away: 13 May 2022
  2. Second President of UAE from 03 November 2004 till his death
  3. Burj Khalifa is named in his honour
  4. Succeeded by his brother Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Pulitzer Prizes 2022

Awardees in important categories

1.Public ServiceThe Washington Post for covering the assault on Capitol on January 6, 2021.
2.Feature PhotographyAdnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters, for images of COVID toll in India
3.Special CitationsJournalists of Ukraine

Life Insurance Corporation of India IPO


  1. Size of LIC IPO: 221.8 million shares.
  2. Percentage of stake for sale: 3.5%
  3. Price band: Rs. 902 to 949 per share
  4. Discount to policy holders: Rs. 60
  5. Discount to retail investors: Rs. 40
  6. The issue was oversubscribed by 2.95 times on the closing day.

Amrit Sarovar Mission

Important points

  1. The mission was launched by the Prime Minister on 24th April 2022 with a view to conserve water for the future
  2. 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.
  3. In total, it would lead to creation of 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more.
  4. 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.
  5. Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics(BISAG-N) has been engaged as Technical partner for the Mission.
  6. The Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15th August 2023.
  7. 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.
  8. On every 15th August, National Flag hoisting will be organised on every Amrit Sarovar site.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Important Points

  1. The annual cumulative wages of India is around Rs. 18,69,91,00,000 (Rs. 1869.91 crores).
  2. 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%.
  3. Top 10% earns 32.52% of the total income.
  4. In 2019-20, 20.71% were casual workers, 45.78% were self-employed and 33.50 were regular salaried.
  5. A monthly salary of minimum Rs 25,000 (Rs 300,000 yearly) is amongst the top 10% of the total wages earned.
  6. Nearly 15% of the entire workforce earns less than Rs. 50,000 p.a. (less than Rs. 5,000 per month).
  7. The overall Labour Force Participation Rate (above 15 years) for 2019-20 is 53.5%.
  8. The Male Labour Force Participation Rate for 2019-20 is 76.8% and the Female Labour Force Participation Rate is 30%.
  9. In 2019-20, WPR (for 15 years and above) was 50.9%.
  10. The country’s unemployment rate for 2019-20 was 4.8%.
  11. 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

1.Jain University207532
2.Lovely Professional University17151951
3.Panjab University1592448


Venue: Tokyo

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.

  1. Steadfast commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.
  2. Ukraine: Strong resolve to maintain peace and stability in the region.
  3. ASEAN: Reaffirm unwavering support for ASEAN unit and centrality.
  4. KOREA: Reaffirm commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs).
  5. MYANMAR: Remain deeply concerned by the crisis in Myanmar, which has caused grave humanitarian suffering and posed challenges to regional stability.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cybersecurity: Recognize an urgent need to take a collective approach to enhancing cybersecurity.
  10. 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.
  11. Space: Each Quad partner will endeavor to improve public access to Earth observation satellite data and applications.
  12. 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.

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