Daily Current Affairs May 15
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May 15| Daily Current Affairs 2022
Sports – Daily Current Affairs May 15
1. India beat which of the following country to lift maiden Thomas Cup trophy?
Answer: E) Indonesia
- AdeterminedIndian men’s team etched its name in the history books by lifting the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a dominant 3-0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia.
- Host : Bangkok, Thailand
Obituary – Daily Current Affairs May 15
2. Andrew Symonds dies in car crash he belongs to which country?
A) New Zealand
B) South Africa
Answer: C) Australia
- Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds, one of the finest all-rounders and a two-time World Cup winner, has died in a tragic car accident, leaving the cricketing world in shock.
- Symonds featured in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is in a successful career between 1998 and 2009.
- He helped Australia win the ODI world Cups in 2003 and 2007 and was one of the key members of Australia’s Test side in the 2000s.
Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs May 15
3. Frauds in PSBs dipped how many percent?
Answer: B) 51%
- Public sector banks reported over a 51 percent dip in the amount involved in frauds to Rs 40,295.25 crore during the financial year ended March 2022.
- The 12 PSBs (Public Sector Banks) had reported frauds worth Rs 81,921.54 crore in the preceding fiscal 2020-21, the Reserve Bank has said in response to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
- However, the number of fraud cases didn’t fall at the same pace as a total of 7,940 frauds reported by the PSBs in 2021-22, against 9,933 incidents reported in FY21, said the RBI’s reply to Madhya Pradesh-based RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaur.
- According to the RBI data on frauds reported by PSBs in all categories during FY22, the highest amount of Rs 9,528.95 crore was reported by the city-based Punjab National Bank (PNB), involving 431 such incidents.
- The country’s largest lender State Bank of India reported frauds worth Rs 6,932.37 crore in as many as 4,192 cases reflecting incidents of a large number of small value frauds.
- Bank of India reported frauds worth Rs 5,923.99 crore (209 incidents), followed by Bank of Baroda at Rs 3,989.36 crore (280); Union Bank of India Rs 3,939 crore (627), while Canara Bank reported frauds worth Rs 3,230.18 crore in just 90 cases — showing that the transactions were of high-value frauds.
- Among others, Indian Bank customers faced frauds amounting to Rs 2,038.28 crore in 211 cases; Indian Overseas Bank Rs 1,733.80 crore (312); Bank of Maharashtra Rs 1,139.36 crore (72 cases); Central Bank of India Rs 773.37 crore; UCO Bank Rs 611.54 crore (114 crores) and Punjab & Sind Bank reported frauds of Rs 455.04 crore in as many as 159 incidents.
Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs May 15
4. Toyota to invest how many million to make EV parts in India?
A) $ 462 million
B) $ 264 million
C) $ 246 million
D) $ 646 million
E) $624 million
Answer: E) $ 624 million
- Toyota Group plans to invest Rs 4,800 crore ($624 million) to make electric vehicle components in India, as the Japanese carmaker works toward carbon neutrality by 2050.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts signed a memorandum of understanding with Karnataka to invest Rs 4,100 crore.
- The rest will come from Toyota Industries Engine India.
- Indian automakers could generate $20 billion in revenue from electric vehicles between now and fiscal year 2026, according to forecast by Crisil.
- By 2040, 53% of new automobile sales in India will be electric, compared with 77% in China, according to BloombergNEF.
Defence – Daily Current Affairs May 15
5. INCOIS signs MoU with Indian Navy,headquarters of INCOIS?
Answer: A) Hyderabad
- Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad under the administrative control of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy.
- Dr T Srinivasa Kumar, Director INCOIS and Commodore AA Abhyankar, Cmde (NOM), Directorate of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy).
- Under this MoU, INCOIS through its state of the art International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOO) would provide the best possible training services and support to the School of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology in conduct of various courses related to Operational Oceanography.
- ITCOO, the training arm of INCOIS was set up in 2013.
- It was recognized as a Category 2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO and has been designated as one of the Regional Training Centres (RTC) by the Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) of International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE).
- ITCOO is aimed at promoting capacity development and optimization of scientific base, technology and information system for operational oceanography at regional, national and global scales.
- On the other hand SNOM of the Indian Navy is the Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Sciences recognised by Cochin University of Science and Technology.
International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs May 15
6. BRICS countries mull pandemic early warning system,BRICS founded in the year?
Answer: E) 2006
- The 12th meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) health ministers has agreed that BRICS countries will launch an early warning system for large-scale pandemics.
- Hosted by China virtually, the meeting was joined by more than 70 attendees including health ministers from BRICS countries and the deputy director-general of the World Health Organization.
- During the meeting, representatives had in-depth discussions on a range of topics such as COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, building new health systems and digital health, as per Xinhua News Agency.
- Ma Xiaowei, head of China’s National Health Commission, introduced China’s counter-epidemic policies including the dynamic zero-COVID approach and talked about China’s efforts to maintain a balance between epidemic prevention and economic development.
- A joint declaration was adopted at the meeting.
- China is scheduled to host the BRICS summit in Xiamen in June this year.
7. How many agreements to be signed during PM Modi’s visit to Lumbini?
Answer: C) 5
- The five agreements are aimed to deepen the centuries-old educational and cultural ties between the two countries and would be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Indian Educational and Cultural Foundation will sign one MoU each with Lumbini Buddhist University and Tribhuvan University and three MoUs with Kathmandu University.
- Lumbini Buddhist University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Tribhuvan University Nepal and Center for Asian Studies (CNAS) and ICCR, Kathmandu University and ICCR, the KU and the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai are scheduled to sign two other MoUs.
- The visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti, would start with darshan at the sacred Maya Devi Temple.
- The temple marks the site of the birth of Lord Buddha, which is established through the epigraphic evidence provided by the pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka commemorating his visit there about two millennia ago in 249 BC.
- He would then visit the adjacent Lumbini Monastic Zone site and participate in the shilanyas ceremony (ground breaking) for the construction of a Center Buddhist Culture and Heritage.
- The project is being developed and built by the India based International Buddhist Confederation and is located in the west monastic zone of Lumbini.
National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs May 15
8. India сontributed ____ USD to promote Hindi language at UN?
Answer: B) 800,000
- India has contributed USD 800,000 to the United Nations as part of the initiative to enhance public outreach of the organisation in Hindi, Trend reports citing NDTV.
- Country’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, R Ravindra handed over a cheque for the UN project launched by India in 2018 to disseminate information about the UN to the Hindi-speaking population across the world.
9. Devasahayam Pillai became ___ Indian layman to be declared saint by Pope?
Answer: B) 1st
- Devasahayam Pillai, who embraced Christianity in the 18th century, declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican, becoming the first Indian layman to be canonized.
- Devasahayam was recommended for the process of Beatification by the Vatican in 2004, at the request of the Kottar diocese, Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council, and the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.
- Pope Francis canonized Blessed Devasahayam Pillai along with nine others during a Canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
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