Latest Current Affairs of May 2022

The renowned Sanskrit Grammarian, recipient of Padma Shri (2018) who passed away on 12 May 2022Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi (Vagish Shastri)
The renowned Sanskrit and Hindi scholar, recipient of Padma Shri (2013), Sahitya Akademi Award (2018) and Kalidas Samman, who passed away on 11 May 2022 Shri Rama Kant Shukla
The former Prosecutor General of South Korea, who has been sworn in as the 13th President of the coountry on 10 May 2022 Mr. Yoon Suk-Yeol
The venue of the fifteenth session of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties held from 09 to 20 May 2022, with the theme Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity and attended by Union Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav from IndiaAbidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
The mountaineer from Nepal who has set a new record for ascending the Mt Everest maximum number of times by conquering it for the 26th time Kami Rita
The theme of International Thalessaemia Day being observed on 08 May 2022 by Thalessaemia International FederationBe Aware, Share, Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassaemia knowledge
The noted Culture Specialist and Padma Shri(2021) recipient from Odisha who passed away on 08 May 2022Dr. Rajat Kumar Kar
The leading climatologist, agronomist and former farmer from USA, who has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwideDr. Cynthia Rosenzweig
The English player who has won the 2022 World Snooker Championships defeating compatriot Judd Trump in the finals Ronnie O'Sullivan
The team which has won the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 (7th title) defeating West Bangal in the finals at Manjeri Stadium, Mallapuram, KeralaKerala
The tallest statue in the world which has been included in the 8 Wonders of SCO list by the Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationStatue of Unity
The mountaineer from Maharashtra who has become the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000 metres after she scaled Mount Kanchenjunga on 05 May 2022Priyanka Mohite
The Indian wildlife conservationist and snow leaopard expert who has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Gold Award 2022Dr. Charu Datt Mishra
The place in Assam at which Yoga Utsav was organised by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) under the Ministry of Ayush, to mark the 50 days countdown to International Day of Yoga, 2022 on 02 May 2022Shivsagar
The noted broadcaster, biologist and natural historian who has been awarded the Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)Sir David Attenborough

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

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World Press Freedom Index 2022

Released by: Reporters without Borders

#Name#Name
1.Norway76.Nepal
2.Denmark150.India
3.Sweden157.Pakistan
4.Estonia162.Bangladesh
5.Finland146.Sri Lanka

Khelo India University Games 2021

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

Important Days of May

World Press Freedom Day: 03 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

Theme: Journalism under Digital Siege

World Asthma Day: 03 May 2022 (1st Tuesday of May)

Designated by: Global Initiative for Asthma

Theme: Closing Gaps in Asthma Care

First observed in: 1998

World Red Cross and Crescent Day: 08 May 2022

Designated by: International Committee of the Red Cross

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: #BeHumanKind

World Migratory Bird Day: 14 May 2022

Designated by: AEWA Secretariat

First Observed in: 2006

Theme: Light Pollution

Slogan: Dim the Lights for Birds at Night

International Nurses Day: 12 May 2022

Designated by: International Council of Nurses

Theme: Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health

International Day of Families: 15 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Families and Urbanization

First Observed in: 1994

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing​

First Observed in: 2007

International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Building a Shared Future for all Life

First Observed in: 2001

International Day of Vesak: 16 May 2022 (Full Moon day of May every year)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2000

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: 21 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

International Day for UN Peacekeepers: 29 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

Theme: People. Peace. Progress. The Power of Partnerships

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2022

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 1987

Focus: Tobacco: Threat to our environment



Life Insurance Corporation of India IPO

Highlights

  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