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National Current Affairs 

1. Amit Shah inaugurates the National Cyber Forensic Laboratory at CFSL in Hyderabad-

  • The National Cyber Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) was inaugurated by the Home Minister Amit Shah on the premises of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Hyderabad.
  • The aim behind the launch of the NCFL is to expediate the resolution of cybercrime cases in the country.
  • The approval for the establishment of the NCFL for evidentiary purposes in the CFSL, Hyderabad, was made by the Ministry of Home Affairs in December 2021.

2. NITI Aayog launches National Data and Analytics Platform-

  • NITI Aayog launches the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) for free public use.
  • The aim behind the launch is to democratize access to public government data by making data accessible, interoperable, interactive, and available on a user-friendly platform.
  • The platform will have basic datasets from a variety of government departments, arrange them, and provide analytics and visual capabilities.
  • In August 2021, the platform’s beta version was released which gave access to a small number of users to test and provide feedback.

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Today’s International Current Affairs

1. Elisabeth Borne, France’s first female Prime Minister in 30 years-

  • The French President Emmanuel Macron on May 16, 2022, chose Elisabeth Borne as the new Prime Minister for the upcoming legislative elections in June this year.
  • It is the second time in 30 years that a woman is appointed for such a top post.
  • Jean Castex, the former Prime Minister of France handed over his resignation earlier that day, making way for a cabinet overhaul after Macron’s re-election in April 2022.

2. Wheat export is prohibited by the Indian Government with immediate effect-

  • Wheat export is prohibited by the Indian Government with immediate effect reasoning food security owing to the conflict in Ukraine and the heightened heatwave in the country that reduced supply and raised the local prices sky-high.
  • India is not one of the world’s top wheat suppliers yet its prohibition on wheat export might rise the global wheat price, and impoverished customers in Asia and Africa might face a strain.
  • The decision of prohibiting wheat export is not to last indefinitely and might be changed, said the authorities during a press briefing.

Business and Economy Current Affairs

1. New Executive Directors, Sitikantha Pattanaik and Rajiv Ranjan, named by the RBI-

  • The new executive directors have been named by the RBI.
  • Sitikantha Pattanaik will oversee the DEPR and Rajiv Ranjan will be in charge of the MPD.
  • Before being appointed to the new post, Rajiv Ranjan was the Adviser-in-Charge of the Monetary Policy Department and Secretary to the Monetary Policy Committee.
  • Pattanaik, on the other hand, was earlier an adviser at the Department of Economic and Policy Research.

Sports Current Affairs

1. South Korea defeated China and won the Uber Cup 2022-

  • South Korea lifted the Uber Cup for a second time after defeating China at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Korea fought hard and defeated the defending champion China.

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

1. 18th May commemorated as International Museum Day-

  • The International Museum Day (IMD) is celebrated every year on the 18th of May.
  • The is marked to celebrate the importance of museums in the different cultures.
  • Museums are a vital source of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures, and development of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among peoples.
  • The International Council of Museums (ICOM) decides the theme of the day every year and this year the theme is “The Power of Museum”.

Here were the daily current affairs of 18th May 2022.

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