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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 25 May 2022

Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable of 25 May 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 25 May 2022 covering the following news headlines: Lily Festival 2022, JSW One Platforms, Adani’s hydrogen, World Air Power Index, Time’s 100 most influential people, Rolls-Royce. 

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • States News
  • Banking News
  • Business News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous News

States News

  1. 4th edition of state-level Shirui Lily Festival 2022 begins in Manipur
  • In Manipur, the fourth edition of the state-level Shirui Lily Festival 2022 has begun. This annual festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Manipur with the aim of creating and raising awareness about the Shirui Lily flower which is also the state flower of Manipur.
  • The four-day festival was inaugurated by Manipur Governor La Ganesan and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh yesterday at Shirui village ground in Ukhrul district.
  • The festival is held around April and May as it is the blooming season of Shirui Lily. The flower is found only in the Ukhrul district of Manipur and cannot be planted anywhere in the world.
  • This year some international rock bands will perform at the festival. Every year this festival is attended by both domestic and international tourists.
  • Various events including traditional dance, song and music, trekking, beauty pageant, indigenous games and games will be organized at various places in Ukhrul district.

Banking News

  1. SBI launched Real-Time Xpress Credit on the YONO platform 
  • State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the launch of real-time express credit on its YONO platform to enable eligible customers to avail personal loans up to Rs 35 lakh. The bank said that its flagship personal loan product “Express Credit” for salaried customers now has a digital avatar and customers can now avail the same through YONO.
  • Real-time Express Credit, Defense salaried customers of Central, State Government and SBI will no longer need to visit a branch to avail a personal loan. It will be a 100% paperless and digital experience and will be an eight-stage journey.
  • The Express Credit product will enable our customers to experience a digital, hassle free and paperless loan process. To make banking easier, SBI constantly strives to provide its customers with a technology-based advanced digital banking experience.

Business News

  1. Total Energies of France to purchase share in Adani’s hydrogen business 
  • France’s oil and gas major, Total Energy, is expected to acquire a minority stake of 10% or more in Adani Group’s hydrogen business (ANIL), under newly formed company Adani New Industries Ltd.
  • The agreement is nearing completion, and an announcement is expected in the coming months. In India, Total previously partnered with Adani in 2018 with investments in Adani Gas Limited, city gas distribution business, associated LNG terminal business and gas marketing business.
  • Total acquired a 37.4 per cent stake in Adani Gas Ltd and a 50 per cent stake in the Dhamra LNG project. Then, Adani and Total also agreed to an alliance in the wider sustainable energy sector. Total and Adani agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in operating solar assets owned by Adani Gas in a 2.35 GWac portfolio and a 20 percent stake in Adani Green Energy for a global investment of $2.5 billion.

Awards News

  1. Music Academy announced Sangita Kalanidhi awards 2020-22
  • Renowned vocalist and guru, Neyveli R Santanagopalan, eminent mridangam artiste and guru, ‘Tiruvarur’ Bhakthavathsalam, and Lalgudi violin duo, G J R Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi were named for the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi awards of the Music Academy for 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  • The Academy has chosen nagaswaram exponent Kivalur N G Ganesan (2020), vocalist, musicologist, and guru Dr Ritha Rajan (2021), and Vainika and musicologist Dr R S Jayalakshmi (2022).
  • Noted vocalist and guru Thamarakkad Govindan Namboodri, versatile percussionist Nemani Somayajulu, and noted Kanjra artiste A V Anand will receive the T T K Award for 2020, 2021, and 2022 respectively.
  • The Musicologist award for 2020 will be presented to Dr V Premalatha for the year 2020. Nritya Kalanidhi will be presented to Bharatanatyam exponents Rama Vaidyanathan (2020) and Narthaki Nataraj (2021). Bragha Bessell, widely respected Abhinaya expert and guru, will be awarded the prize for 2022.
  • The Music Academy announced Sangita Kalanidhi award winners for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The physical festival could not be conducted in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Minister M K Stalin will present the awards while inaugurating the 96th Annual Conference and Concerts on December 15, 2022, N Murali, President, Music Academy.
  1. Rolls-Royce India president Kishore Jayaraman Receives British honour
  • Kishore Jayaraman, President of India and South Asia for Rolls-Royce has received the Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the British Deputy High Commission. Jayaraman is a board member of the UK-India Business Council, which supports UK businesses established in India.
  • He has also been instrumental in boosting bilateral relations by establishing a strategic ecosystem to promote manufacturing in India, enabled by UK technology. Under his leadership, the company established an ‘Engineering Center’ in Bengaluru in 2015, a ‘Digital Center of Excellence’ with over 60 digital technologists in 2017 and its first ‘Start-up Accelerator Program’ in India in 2019.

Sports News

  1. Shikhar Dhawan becomes first player to hit 700 fours in IPL history 
  • Punjab Kings opener Shikhar Dhawan has become the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to hit 700 boundaries. Dhawan achieved the feat during the last league stage match of IPL 2022 between PBKS and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium here.
  • The batsman now has a total of 701 IPL fours. They are followed by David Warner and Virat Kohli with 577 and 576 fours respectively. PBKS finished their IPL 2022 campaign with a total of 14 points while SRH finished with 12 points.

Important Days

  1. International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 2531 May
  • The United Nations is observing “International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Autonomous Territories” from 25 to 31 May. On 6 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly called for the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the People. non-autonomous region.
  • In the United Nations Charter, a non-autonomous territory is defined as a territory “whose people have not yet attained the full measure of self-government.” The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution A/RES/54/91 on 6 December 1999 and decided to observe an annual International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Autonomous Territories starting from 25 May. The week was first observed in 2000.
  1. World Thyroid Awareness Day 2022 observed on 25th May
  • World Thyroid Day is observed on 25 May to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid diseases, their symptoms, prevention and treatment. The day came into existence in 2008 on a resolution of the European Thyroid Association (ETA).
  • This year there is no different theme for World Thyroid Day. However, for Thyroid Awareness Week, observed between 22 and 28 May, Thyroid Federation International has announced the theme, “It’s not you. It’s your thyroid.” The theme focused on making sure people understood the most common symptoms of thyroid disorders and took the necessary steps to correct it.
  • May 25 was officially adopted as World Thyroid Day during the Annual General Meeting prior to the European Thyroid Association (ETA) congress in September 2007. The date of May 25 also marks the anniversary of ETA’s foundation in 1965. Hence, it was chosen to be as a day dedicated to creating awareness about thyroid disorders.

Obituaries News

  1. Veteran Communist leader Shivaji Patnaik passes away
  • Veteran communist leader and three-time Member of Parliament, Shivaji Patnaik passed away at the age of 93. Shivaji Patnaik is admired as the founder of CPI (Marxist) in Odisha. Born on 10 August 1930, the veteran leader joined the state’s student movement at the age of 17, while studying at Renshaw College.
  • He was instrumental in the formation of the CPI(M) in 1964 when the Communist Party suffered a split. He remained the party secretary from 1971 to 1990. He was also elected to the Central Committee of the party.

Miscellaneous News

  1. Delhi government inducted two robots into their firefighting fleet
  • Delhi Government has undertaken a unique initiative of using robots for extinguishing fires in the city. Initially, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government inducted two robots into Delhi’s firefighting fleet that will be able to douse fires in narrow streets, warehouses, basements, stairs, forests, and enter places like oil and chemical tankers and factories.
  • These remote-controlled fire fighting robots will have greater accessibility to places and will be able to navigate narrow lanes, reach spaces inaccessible to humans and perform tasks too risky for people.
  • The firefighters of Delhi Fire Service have also been given specialized training to operate the robot and a separate SOP has also been prepared which will be followed to control the fire. The robots were bought from an Austrian company.
  • This initiative will help reduce collateral damage and save precious lives. This machine can be operated remotely from a distance of 300 meters. It will not be affected by fire, smoke, heat, or any other adverse condition.

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