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National Current Affairs

1. Wheat Procurement Season Extended till 31st May by the Center-

  • On Sunday, May 15th, 2022, the Union Government has asked the wheat-producing states and Union Territories to continue procurement till 31st May.
  • The move was made by the Modi sarkar to ensure that no wheat farmer faces any inconvenience and the government is committed to ensuring farm prosperity.

2. ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme launched by the Haryana government to distribute computer tablets to students-

  • Nearly 3 lakh students will be receiving computer tablets under the recently launched ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme by the Haryana government.
  • The scheme is launched by the Haryana state government to help students have a convenient online education experience.
  • Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, inaugurated the Advance Digital Haryana Initiative of Government with Adaptive Modules (Adhigam) scheme at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.
  • The scheme also states that the Class 10 Board qualifiers who are promoted to the next class will get the computer tablets.

Today’s International Current Affairs

1. UN Human Rights Council has approved the Czech Republic to replace Russia-

  • The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously agreed on the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the human rights council following Russia’s violation and suspension due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
  • The Czech Republic is the eligible successor to replace Russia for the replacement for the country needs to come from an East European country for the seats on the Geneva-Based council are divided among regional groups.

2. World’s longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in Vietnam-

  • Vietnam’s Bach Long pedestrian bridge, the name of the newly opened glass-bottomed bridge, is 632m long and located 150m above a huge jungle.
  • The bridge is located above the rainforest and can support up to 450 people at one time.

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Business and Economy Current Affairs

1. Overseas loan book growth to receive a strong pick up in FY22 sees Banks-

  • According to the latest data, large banks are seen to increase their exposure in the overseas market in the year ended 31st March.
  • The report also shows that other banks participated in overseas deals lending to foreign companies.

Science and Technology Current Affairs

1. First set of three proving flights conducted by Jet Airways-

  • Jet Airways conducted its first set of three proving flights on Sunday with 18 people including DGCA officials of aviation regulator.
  • Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number VT-SXE of Jet Airways conducted the set of proving flights.

Sports Current Affairs

1. India Lifts the Thomas Cup Title-

  • The men’s badminton team of India wins the Thomas Cup for the first time after beating Indonesia.
  • India defeated the 14 times winner Indonesia in the final with a stunning 3-0 score and lifted the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The notable performers from the team were Lakshya Sen, Kidambri Srikanth, Chirag Shetty, and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

1. 15th May commemorated as the International Day of Families-

  • Every year 15th of May is observed as the International Day of Families.
  • The day is commemorated to reflect the importance of families that the international communities attach.
  • For 2022, the theme of the day was ‘Families and Urbanization’.

Here was the daily current affairs of 16th May 2022.

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