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Monday, May 16, 2022

DAILY CA :13,14 MAY

 

DAILY CA :13,14 MAY

1.    NATIONAL FILM HERITAGE MISSION

·         Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur has announced the World’s largest film restoration project under National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) with a budget of Rs.363 crores .

·         The restoration project is set to begin at National Film Archive of India (NFAI).

·         NFAI undertook the restoration of 10 prestigious Satyajit Ray films. Of which, Pratidwandi has been selected to premiere in the Cannes Classics section of the 2022 edition.

·         Films such as ‘Neelakuyil’ (Malayalam) and ‘Do AakheinBarahHaath’ (Hindi) will also be covered.

·         Restoration process includes The frame-to-frame digital and semi-automated manual picture and sound restoration from the best surviving source material.

 

2.    UN APPROVES CZECH REPUBLIC TO REPLACE RUSSIA ON UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

·         The U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) elected Czech Republic to replace Russia in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) through voting process, following Russia’s suspension over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

·         UNGA’s 180 members of the 193 members deposited their secret ballot vote.

·         The result was 157 countries in favour of the Czech Republic and 23 abstentions.

·         UNHRC is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.

·         Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

 

3    TEMPLETON PRIZE 2022

·         American Theoretical physicist and author, Dr Frank Wilczek, who won the Nobel Prize (Physics) in 2004, has been awarded the Templeton Prize 2022, the world’s largest individual lifetime achievement award, valued at over USD 1.3 million. 

·         Dr Frank Wilczek has authored several books which include, “A Beautiful Question” (2015); “The Lightness of Being” (2008); “Fundamentals” (2021)

·         Indians who have won the Templeton Prize: Pandurang Shastri Athavale (1997); Baba Amte (1990); Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1975).  

 

4.    2022 IWF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

·         The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) 2022 Junior World Weightlifting Championships was held at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena, Heraklion, Greece,

·         India’s Harshada Sharad Garud bags first Gold Medal for India.She won the gold medal in 45 kilogram (kg) Women’s Category. Cansu BektaƟ (Turkey) bags silver

·         The Indian Weightlifters Gyaneshwari Yadav and V Rithika bagged Silver and Bronze medal respectively in 49 kg Women’s Category.

·         Before Harshada, only two Indians won medals in IWF Junior World Championships they are – Mirabai Chanu won Bronze medal in 2013 and AchintaSheuli won Silver medal in 2021.

 

5.    INDIA CONTRIBUTES USD 800,000 TO PROMOTE HINDI LANGUAGE AT UN

·         The government of India has contributed USD 800,000 to the United Nations(UN) as part of the initiative which aims to enhance public outreach of the organisation in Hindi.

·         R Ravindra, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, handed over a cheque for the ‘Hindi @ UN’ project to MitaHosali, Deputy Director and Officer-In-Charge (News and Media Division), UN Department of Global Communications (DGC). 

·         The project was launched by India in 2018 in collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information to disseminate information about the UN to the Hindi-speaking population across the world.

 

6.    RANIL WICKREMESINGHE SWORN IN SRI LANKA’S NEW PRIME MINISTER

·         Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, has appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party(opposition party) as the new Prime Minister(PM) of Sri Lanka, following the resignation of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned from his post of PM of Sri Lanka amid mass protest over the economic crisis. 

 

7.    CAMPBELL WILSON APPOINTED AS CEO & MD OF AIR INDIA

·         Tata Sons Private Limited(Tata Sons), owned by Tata Group, appointed Campbell Wilson as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director(MD) of Air India. 

·         Campbell Wilson has resigned his position as the CEO of Scoot Pte Ltd, the wholly-owned low-cost airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines(SIA), for his stint in Air India. 

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