Today Top Current Affairs 13 May 2022

Today Top Current Affairs 13 May 2022 – Top 10 GK Current Affairs PDF for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

National

GoI releases Rs 7183.42 crore to 14 states as revenue deficit grant

The Indian government has released an amount of Rs 7,183.42 crore as a revenue deficit grant to 14 states as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission. The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance released the 2nd monthly instalment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) grant to states.

  • The Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) will issue the grant to the recommended states in 12 equated monthly instalments (EMIs). 
  • So far, the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) released the total amount of Rs 14,366.84 crore as Revenue Deficit Grants to the States in 2022-23.

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Mumbai gets India’s first EV charging station powered by food waste

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated India’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station at Keshavrao Khadye road near Haji Ali in Mumbai.

  • The country’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas, mostly from bulk generators like hotels and offices.

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Business

Mamata Banerjee received Special Bangla Academy Award

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has received the Bangla Academy Award for her “relentless literary pursuit” at a function organised by the government’s information and culture department on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary.

  • The award was introduced by Sahitya Academy and was presented to the chief minister for her book ‘Kabita Bitan’, which pays tribute to the best writers of West Bengal.

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President confers 13 Shaurya Chakras, Param Vishisht Seva Medal to Army Chief

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 13 Shaurya Chakra awards to armed forces personnel including six posthumously at a formal ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. The Shaurya Chakra is India’s 3rd highest peacetime gallantry award after the Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra.

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Books

VP Venkaiah Naidu releases ‘Modi @20: Dreams Meeting Delivery’ book

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled “Modi@20 Dreams Meet Delivery” in New Delhi.

  • The book covers the different facets of the distinct thought process, the pioneering, pro-active approach and the quintessential, transformational leadership style that Narendra Bhai Modi has come to be so closely identified with.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar were also present.

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Appointments

India as a new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24

India has been appointed as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. India was elected unanimously at the meeting of the Executive Board and General Assembly in Manila, Philippines.

  • Commission on Elections, Manila was the current Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA).
  • The new members of the Executive Board are Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and the Philippines.

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned

Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigned from the post after weeks of protests and sent his resignation letter to the president of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

  • The former prime minister of Sri Lanka said that, “a few months ago prime minister Mahindra Rajapaksa sent a letter of resignation to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Obituary

World’s oldest chess grandmaster Yuri Averbakh died at 100

A Russian chess grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passed away at the age of 100 in Moscow. He was among the world’s best players for a decade, trained world champions and was the last surviving participant in one of the greatest competitions in history.

  • Yuri Averbakh was the first grandmaster to reach that age.
  • Yuri won the Moscow Championship in 1949 and received the Grandmaster title in 1952.
  • In 1954, he became the champion of the USSR.

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Former Union Minister Pandit Sukh Ram died at 94

Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Pandit Sukh Ram passed away at 94, he was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

  • Sukh Ram suffered a brain stroke in Manali on May 4
  • He served as the Union Minister of State, Communications (Independent Charge) from 1993 to 1996 and a member of Lok Sabha from the Mandi constituency (Himachal Pradesh). 
  • He won the Lok Sabha elections three times and the Vidhan Sabha elections five times.

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Important Days

International Day of Plant Health 2022

Every year, the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) is observed on May 12th by The United Nations in order to boost global awareness of how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development.

  • It also highlights the crucial importance of plant health, both in itself and as part of our One Health approach, encompassing human, animal, and ecosystem health.
  • The United Nations proclaimed 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

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International Nurses Day 2022

Every year,  International Nurses’ Day is observed on May 12 across the world to honour the services of nurses. it aims to mark the contributions and hard work of nursing staff around the world.

  • The theme for 2022 Nurses’ Day is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.
  • it also highlights the birth anniversary (May 12, 1820) of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale who is known as the English social reformer, statistician and founder of modern nursing.
  • She was known as Lady with the Lamp. 
  • She was the founder of modern nursing and was a British social reformer and statistician.

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