Get the latest current affairs update for May 22, 2023, covering significant events from various fields such as politics, sports, entertainment, and more.
Welcome to our daily current affairs update for May 22, 2023. In this edition, we bring you the most important news and events that have unfolded recently, keeping you up to date with the rapidly changing world.
Latest Current Affairs Update: May 22, 2023
1. 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting in Srinagar: Focus on Sustainable Development and Cultural Preservation
The ‘Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting’ will be held in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir from 22nd to 24th May 2023. The meeting aims to discuss and finalize the GOA Roadmap for Tourism and the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Declaration. It has the highest participation compared to previous meetings and will focus on green tourism, digitalization, skills, MSMEs, and destination management. A side event on film tourism will also take place, along with the unveiling of a draft ‘National Strategy on Film Tourism.’ Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the arrival of the highest number of tourists in 2022, indicating positive changes. The meeting intends to strengthen economic growth, preserve cultural heritage, and promote sustainable development.
2. Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Chintan Shivir: Advancing India’s Maritime Sector Towards Atmanirbhar with Achievements and Targets
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways held a Chintan Shivir in Munnar, Kerala, to discuss ideas and targets for the maritime sector’s self-reliance in India. The event highlighted achievements and upcoming goals, emphasizing the global reputation achieved under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. The discussions covered various topics, including connectivity, business opportunities, infrastructure development, renewable energy, and maritime training. The Chintan Shivir aimed to inform decision-making and implementation strategies, focusing on cargo handling, port procedures, digitalization, inland waterways, coastal shipping, and good governance on the second day.
3. Prompt Action Directed on Rising Cases of Lumpy Skin Disease in Livestock: Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is taking swift action to address rising cases of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in livestock in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal. Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala has directed prompt action based on concerns raised by the Member of Parliament from Darjeeling. The department is providing technical and financial support in coordination with state and district officials to control the disease. No deaths have been reported, and measures such as vaccination and surveillance are being implemented to contain the spread of the disease. The state government is responsible for field implementation.
4. RBI Allows Exchange of 10 Rs 2000 Notes Without Requisition Slip or ID Proof
RBI allows exchange of 10 Rs 2000 notes at a time without requisition slip or ID proof. The deadline for deposit or exchange is September 30th. Rs 2000 notes remain legal tender despite withdrawal decision.
5. Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina Wins Italian Open Women’s Singles Title, Rune vs. Medvedev in Men’s Final
Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina won the Italian Open women’s singles title by defeating Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina. Rybakina claimed her second title of the year after Kalinina retired from the final due to a thigh injury. The men’s singles final will feature Danish player Holger Rune against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.
6. Akashvani News Launches Weekly Gondi News Bulletin in Chhattisgarh: Latest Update
Akashvani News is launching a weekly news bulletin in the Gondi dialect in Chhattisgarh, starting today. The Chhattisgarh Governor will virtually inaugurate the bulletin, and the CEO of Prasar Bharati will address the event via video conferencing. The bulletin will be broadcast every Sunday from 6.30 pm from the Jagdalpur Akashvani Kendra in the Bastar region. This follows the previous launch of a weekly news bulletin in the Halbi dialect.
7. Women’s Hockey: Australia Beats India 4-2 in First Match of Series; Preparations for Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 Continue
Australia defeats India 4-2 in the first game of the five-match Women’s Hockey series. The series is part of India’s preparations for the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023. Australia is ranked third and India is ranked eighth in the world.
8. India’s Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra to Lead at World Table Tennis Championships 2023 in South Africa
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will lead India’s campaign at the World Table Tennis Championships 2023 in South Africa. The tournament features five events with 600 athletes participating. The Indian team consists of 11 players, including Sreeja Akula, Sutirtha Mukherjee, and Reeth Tennison in women’s singles, and Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in men’s doubles.
9. IPL: Mumbai Indians Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 Wickets in a Thrilling Match
Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in an IPL match. Cameroon Green’s unbeaten century helped Mumbai chase down the target of 201 runs in just 18 overs. This win keeps Mumbai Indians in the playoff race while eliminating the Rajasthan Royals. Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 200 runs while batting first. Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma were the top scorers. Akash Madhwal took four wickets for Mumbai Indians. Another match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans is currently in progress.
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