Important Current Affairs 26th May 2022
In this article, we will discuss all the Current Affairs of 26th May about national, international, banking, finance, sports, awards, and many others. So if you are interested to know about the latest 26th May 2022 current affairs then read this article till the end.
Current Affairs of 26th May – National
1. Odisha is home to India’s first Olympic Values Education Program.
◉ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched India’s first ‘Olympic Values Education Programme’ (OVEP) in Odisha.
◉ In the initial phase, it would be implemented in 90 schools across two smart cities, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. OVEP was launched in 27 Rourkela schools and 63 Bhubaneswar schools.
2. The Inter-State Council has been formed under the leadership of the Prime Minister; Amit Shah is the Chairman of the Standing Committee.
◉ The Inter-State Council has been recreated, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as chairman and chief ministers of all states, six Union ministers as members, and ten Union ministers as permanent invitees.
◉ The Union Government also reestablished the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah as its Chairman, according to a separate announcement.
3. Uttar Pradesh has launched the ‘SAMBHAV’ platform to track complaints and energy-related initiatives.
◉ Arvind K Sharma, Uttar Pradesh’s Minister for Energy and Urban Development, has launched the ‘SAMBHAV’ (Systemic Administration Mechanism for Bringing Happiness and Value) portal to track departmental grievances, plans, programs, and policies.
◉ SAMBHAV is a multi-modal platform that aids in the rapid and effective resolution of public grievances, as well as providing good governance and making public service delivery visible and accountable.
4. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the Travel and Tourism
◉ Development Index 2021, which includes 117 nations. India is rated 54th, while Japan is ranked first.
◉ South Asia’s top scorer, India, is ranked 54th overall. India was rated 46th in the world in 2019.
5. In the World Air Power Index 2022, the Indian Air Force was placed third.
◉ The 2022 World Air Powers Ranking was produced by the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA).
◉ In terms of the total fighting strength of the various air services of different nations throughout the world, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is ranked third on the World Air Power Index.
6. In order to improve the digital payments environment, Mahagram teamed with IndusInd Bank.
◉ Rural NEO Bank Mahagram has partnered with IndusInd Bank to digitize the country’s payment infrastructure and give its consumers in rural India more options for transacting.
◉ The two companies’ collaboration seeks to increase financial inclusion, promote socio-economic development, reduce the risks of the shadow economy, and hasten the transition to a cashless society.
7. Paisalo Digital Ltd and UCO Bank have inked a co-lending arrangement for agriculture.
◉ Paisalo Digital Limited, a Non-Banking Financial Company, and UCO Bank have agreed to a co-lending agreement for the agricultural industry (NBFC).
◉ The co-lending partnership intends to tap into the Rs. 8 lakh billion small-ticket loan market for the 365 million unbanked and underserved people in India.
8. Captain Abhilasha Barak became the Indian Army’s first female combat pilot.
◉ After successfully finishing her training, Captain Abhilasha Barak of Haryana has become the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as a combat aviator.
◉ The DG and Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation in Nashik presented her with the coveted wings, along with 36 other army pilots. She has been assigned to the 2072 Army Aviation Squadron’s second flight.
9. Kishore Jayaraman, president of Rolls-Royce India, received a prestigious British award.
◉ Her Majesty The Queen, British Deputy High Commission, awarded Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India, and South Asia, an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
◉ Jayaraman serves on the board of the United Kingdom-India Business Council, which helps British companies set up shop in India.
10. The 3rd Bilateral Naval Exercise Bongosagar was held between India and Bangladesh.
◉ On May 24, 2022, the third iteration of the Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’ began in Port Mongla, Bangladesh.
◉ The exercise will commence with a Harbour Phase on May 24-25, followed by a Sea Phase on May 26-27 in the Northern Bay of Bengal.
◉ Through the conduct of a wide range of maritime exercises and operations between the two navies, Exercise Bongosagar aims to build a high level of interoperability and combined operational skills.
11. NIT Tiruchirappalli has inaugurated the PARAM PORUL Supercomputer.
◉ In a collaborative endeavour by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, PARAM PORUL, a state-of-the-art Supercomputer, was inaugurated at NIT Tiruchirappalli on the 25th of May 2022. (MeitY).
◉ The National Supercomputing Mission’s Phase 2 includes the establishment of this freshly opened supercomputing center (NSM).
12. Turkey won the most medals at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2022.
◉ From May 8 to May 20, 2022, the 12th edition of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship was held at Başakşehir Youth and Sports Facility in Istanbul, Turkey.
◉ Turkey won the most medals, five gold, and two bronze, and was named the best team in the Championships.
Book and Author
13. Ruskin Bond wrote a book called ‘Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure.’
◉ On Ruskin Bond’s 88th birthday, Penguin Random House India (PRHI) released “Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure,” a new book by Ruskin Bond (19th May 2022).
◉ When his debut novel, The Room on the Roof, was published, it was a huge success. In 1957, the novel received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
14. International Missing Children’s Day is observed on May 25th.
◉ International Missing Children’s Day is observed on May 25, the same day as Ronald Reagan’s 1983 declaration of National Missing Children’s Day in the United States.
◉ The goal of the day is to bring attention to the issue of child abduction, educate parents on how to protect their children, and honour those who have never been found as well as those who have.
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