Daily Current Affairs May 13

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May 13| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs May 13

1. International Plant Health Day is first observed on which year?
A) 2015
B) 2009
C) 2010
D) 2022
E) 2020
Answer: D) 2022

  • On Thursday 12th May 2022, the first International Day of Plant Health will be celebrated.
  • By United Nation.
  • The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

2. International Nurses Day is observed on?
A) May 9
B) May 12
C) May 10
D) May 8
E) May 5
Answer: B) May 12

  • International Nurses Day 2022 is being observed on Thursday, 12th May across the world to honour their services towards humanity.
  • It is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the English social reformer, statistician and founder of Modern Nursing.
  • This day is dedicated to that strong pillar of health care system, who work day and night for the people.
  • In 1974, the International Council of Nurses declared 12th May every year to be celebrated as an International Nurses Day to be celebrated.

Ranking – Daily Current Affairs May 13

3. Reliance top-ranked Indian firm on Forbes Global 2000 list,what is the rank?
A) 39
B) 15
C) 24
D) 45
E) 53
Answer: E) 53

  • Reliance is the top-ranked Indian firm on the list at 53.
  • State Bank of India at 105 with market cap of USD 56.12 billion
  • HDFC Bank at 153
  • ICICI Bank at 204
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at 228
  • Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC) at 268
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at 357
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) at 384
  • Tata Steel at 407
  • Axis Bank at 431
  • Reliance, which recorded sales of USD 104.6 billion between April 2021 and March 2022, became the first Indian company to generate over USD 100 billion in annual revenue.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs May 13

4. RBI imposed how many lakh penalty on Unimoni Financial Services?
A) Rs 92.97 lakh
B) Rs 92.79 lakh
C) Rs 29.79 lakh
D) Rs 79.29 lakh
E) Rs 29.97 lakh
Answer: C) Rs 29.79 lakh

  • The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 29.79 lakh on Unimoni Financial Services Limited as it was non-compliant with norms on small-PPI requirements.
  • The penalty, has been imposed for non-compliance with certain instruction contained in the master direction on issuance and operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI).

Unimoni Financial Services Limited:

Launch of Operation : 1999
HQ : Bangalore
CEO : Sudhesh Giriyan

5. Which of the following Bank tied up with Santander for India-UK business ease?
B) HDFC Bank
C) Axis Bank
D) Bank of Baroda
E) State Bank of India
Answer: A) ICICI Bank

  • The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between ICICI and Santander UK Plc, signed in Mumbai, is designed to establish a framework of partnership between the banks to meet the financial service requirements of corporate customers operating within the India-UK corridor.
  • ICICI Bank will provide banking solutions across trade, cross-border payments, supply chain, treasury solutions and retail banking to the UK corporates operating in India and Santander UK will support Indian corporates and new age businesses for their banking requirements in the UK.


Founded : 05/01/1994
HQ : Vadodara, Gujarat
MD & CEO : Sandeep Bakhshi
Chairman : Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
Tagline : Hum Hai Na,Khayal Apka

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs May 13

6. AXA France India partnered to launch a 24X7 free mental health helpline with Manas Foundation,it belongs to which UT/State?
A) West Bengal
B) Jammu and Kashmir
C) Puducherry
D) New Delhi
E) Ladakh
Answer: D) New Delhi

  • AXA France Vie’s India division joins hands with the New Delhi-based NGO – Manas Foundation, to launch a fully funded, completely free-of-cost Mental Health Helpline.
  • AXA believes that in these unprecedented and uncertain times unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, mental illness and distress have emerged as a silent pandemic that has been brewing under the garb of the ‘New Normal’.
  • The 24X7 PAN India Helpline will provide mental health support and consultations from counsellors and psychologists.
  • Anybody can call on ‘080 6909 6909’ at any time and avail the benefits of this helpline, free of cost.

AXA France Vie’s India:

Operation in India : 14/09/2017
HQ : New Delhi
CEO : N Ankur

Books and Authors – Daily Current Affairs May 13

7. Which publishing house will publish the book ‘A Place Called Home’?
A) Macmillan Ltd
B) HarperCollins India
C) Penguin Books
D) Jaico Publishing House
E) Roli Books
Answer: B) HarperCollins India

  • Book – A Place Called Home
  • Author – PreetiShenoy
  • Publisher – HarperCollins India

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs May 13

8. DeepikaPadukone became Louis Vuitton’s ____ Indian brand ambassador?
A) 2nd
B) 4th
C) 3rd
D) 5th
E) 1st
Answer: E) 1st

  • Deepika, 36, has become the first Indian brand ambassador of luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
  • Padukone is part of LV’s new campaign for its Dauphine bag.
  • For the new range, she will join stars like ‘Cruella’ actress Emma Stone, and Chinese actor Zhou Dongyu.
  • Before DeepikaPadukone, these Indian stars were part of the Cannes jury.

9. RanilWickremesinghe took over as Prime Minister of which of the following country?
A) Brunei
B) Cambodia
C) Srilanka
D) Phillipines
E) Malaysia
Answer: C) Srilanka

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken over as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
  • President Gotabaya Rajapaksa administrated his oath to the United National Party leader in the President’s office in Colombo.
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as the Prime Minister.

Sri Lanka:

Capital : Colombo (Executive and Judicial),Sri Jayawardenepure Kotte (Legislative)
Currency : Srilankan Rupee
President : Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Language : Sinhala, Tamil

10. Marcos Jr became president of which of the following country?
A) Phillipines
B) Indonesia
C) Laos
D) Vietnam
E) Burma
Answer: A) Phillipines

  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s presidential win in the Philippines, after the son of the country’s former dictator declared victory and pledged to be a leader “for all Filipinos”.


Capital : Manila
Currency : Philippine Peso (PHP)
Language : Filipino, English

11. Who among the following appointed as ADG, NIA?
A) Ajay Tewari
B) Atulchandra Kulkarni
C) Pravir Pandey
D) Kumar Anugreh Prasad Sinha
E) Amar Nath
Answer: B) Atulchandra Kulkarni

  • IPS officer Atulchandra Kulkarni was appointed as Additional Director General (ADG) of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on deputation.
  • Kulkarni, a 1990-batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, is currently posted as ADG Prisons in Pune.
  • Earlier he was chief of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as well as joint commissioner of police (crime) in Mumbai.

National Investigation Agency (NIA):

Formed : 2009
HQ : New Delhi
DG : Kuldeep Singh

12. Who among the following appointed as CBSE chief?
A) Aditi Das Rout
B) S Gopalakrishnan
C) Vivek Kumar Dewangen
D) Nidhi Chibber
E) Rakesh Sarwal
Answer: D) Nidhi Chibber

  • Senior IAS officer Nidhi Chibber has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a top-level bureaucratic.
  • Vivek Kumar Dewangen, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre, has been named Chairman & Managing Director, REC Ltd., Ministry of Power.
  • S Gopalakrishnan, Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog will be Managing Director, National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd., Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • Aditi Das Rout, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development has been promoted as Additional Secretary in the same ministry.
  • ShyamBhagat Negi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal will be Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Manisha Sinha, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has been appointed as Additional Secretary, in the same department.
  • Kumar Anugreh Prasad Sinha will be Additional Secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority.
  • Amar Nath, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, has been posted as Additional Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
  • VikasSheel, Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare has been named as Additional Secretary and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • AlokShekhar, who is presently working in his cadre state Punjab, will be Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • Rakesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs will be Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Surendra Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the same department.
  • Pravir Pandey, a 1992 batch officer of Indian Audit and Accounts Service, has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Vandana Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been named as Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • Ajay Tewari, currently Joint Secretary in Ministry of Labour& Employment will be Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power.
  • AlkaNangia Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been named as Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor, Department of Agricultural Research and Education by temporarily downgrading the post of Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the department.

Awards – Daily Current Affairs May 13

13. Which of the following grameenaBank bags PFRDA awards
A) Andra Pradesh GrameenaVikas Bank
B) Assam GraminVikas Bank
C) Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank
D) Telangana Grameena Bank
E) Tamil Nadu Grama Bank
Answer: C) Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank

  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), a regional rural bank sponsored by Canara Bank, has bagged six national awards in different categories from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for its achievements under the enrolment of Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
  • P Gopi Krishna, Chairman of KVGB, received the awards from SupratimBandyopadhyay, Chairman of PFRDA.
  • Regional rural bank enrolled 58,603 Atal Pension Yojana accounts in FY22 against the target of 39,000.

Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank (KVGB):

Formed : 12/09/2005
HQ : Dharwad
Chairman : P Gopi Krishna
Sponsore Bank : Canara Bank

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs May 13

14. Which of the following is the first state to restore old pension scheme?
A) Chhattisgarh
B) Punjab
C) Rajasthan
D) Haryana
E) Assam
Answer: A) Chhattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh has become the first state to notify restoration of old pension scheme (OPS) to provide assured income to retired employees.
  • The state has also sent a detailed proposal to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to withdraw ‘17,000 crore accrued under the market-driven National Pension System (NPS) since November 2004.
  • The 10% deduction for monthly contribution from the salary of government servants under the new contributory pension scheme will be abolished from April 1, 2022 and a minimum of 12% of the basic salary will be deducted as per the General Provident Fund rule.
  • Though Rajasthan had announced restoration of OPS in its Budget in February, the state has not issued a Gazette notification.


Capital: Raipur
CM: Bhupesh Baghel
Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Language : Hindi
National Park : Kanger Valley National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary : Achanakmar WLS
Ramsar Site : –
Tiger Reserve : Udanti- Sitanadi
Power Station : Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
Dams : Dudhawa dam in Mahanadi River
RRB : Chhattisgarh RajyaGramin Bank (State Bank of India)

15. India’s first ‘AmritSarovar’ inaugurated in which of the following state?
A) Punjab
B) Maharashtra
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: E) Uttar Pradesh

  • The country’s first ”AmritSarovar” was inaugurated by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Uttar Pradesh Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh at Patwai in Rampur, with Singh asserting that work is on at a rapid pace to construct 75 such ponds in every district of the state.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a call for every district to have 75 ponds (AmritSarovar) during the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, described as ”AzadiKaAmritKaal”, to give a boost to water conservation and environment.

Uttar Pradesh:

Capital: Lucknow
CM: Yogi Adityanath
Governor: Anandiben Patel
Language : Hindi
National Park : Dudhwa National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary : Hastinapur WLS
Ramsar Site : Samaspur Bird Sanctuary
Tiger Reserve : Katerniaghat
Power Station : Rihand Hydro Electric Power Plant, Narora Nuclear Power Plant, Auraiya Thermal Power Station
Dams : Rajghat Dam in Betwa River
RRB : Aryavart Bank (Bank of India), Baroda UP Bank (Bank of Baroda), Prathama UP Gramin Bank (Punjab National Bank)

Over All Review

Important Days

  • International Plant Health Day and Plant Health Week 2022.
  • International Nurses Day 2022.


  • Reliance top-ranked Indian firm on Forbes Global 2000 list.

Banking and Finance 

  • RBI imposes Rs 29.79 lakh penalty on Unimoni Financial Services.
  • ICICI Bank ties up with Santander for India-UK business ease.

Business And Economy

  • AXA France India partners with Manas Foundation to launch a 24X7 free mental health helpline.

Books and Authors

  • HarperCollins India to publish PREETI SHENOY’s new novel, ‘A Place Called Home’, this June.


  • DeepikaPadukone becomes Louis Vuitton’s first Indian brand ambassador.
  • RanilWickremesinghe takes over as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
  • Marcos Jr win Philippine presidential election.
  • Atulchandra Kulkarni appointed as ADG, NIA.
  • Nidhi Chibber appointed CBSE chief, Vivek Kumar Dewangen to be CMD of REC Ltd.


  • KVG Bank bags PFRDA awards.

National Affairs

  • Chhattisgarh first state to restore old pension scheme.
  • India’s first ‘AmritSarovar’ inaugurated in UP’s Rampur.


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