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DAILY GK 21-22 MAY

 DAILY GK 21-22 MAY

1.       INDIA’S FIRST COMMERCIAL PLANE TO TOOK OFF USING SAF

·         AirAsia India flight i5-767 became India’s first commercial passenger flight to successfully take off using an indigenously produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blended Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) from Pune (Maharashtra) to New Delhi (Delhi).

·         It is a significant development towards the decarbonization of the aviation sector.

·         This development is a part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan mission, Net Zero emissions by 2070 and to develop indigenous solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of aviation.

 

2.       GNCTD VS UNION OF INDIA ISSUE ON CONTROL OVER SERVICES

·         The judgment of a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court(SC) of India ruled in favour of the elected Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi(GNCTD) and stated that the GNCTD has legislative and executive control over services, except law and order and land, in Delhi.

·         The government of India (GoI) passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi(GNCTD) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023, promulgated by President DroupadiMurmu, and reinstated the final authority of the Delhi Lieutenant Governor(LG) in transfers and postings of bureaucrats serving Delhi Government.

·         This strengthens the role of LG as an administrator empowered to take decisions on proposals considered or decided by the elected government in Delhi.

 

3.       INDIA’S DEFENCE PRODUCTION EXCEEDS USD 12 BILLION FOR 1ST TIME

·         India’s defence production increased by more than 12% in FY2022-2023 and crossed the USD 12 billion(Rs 1 lakh crore) mark for the first time.

·         The total value of defence production of India in FY 2021-22 was over Rs 95,000 crore.

·         Goal of Ministry of Defence is to achieve a turnover of USD 25 billion (~Rs 1.75 lakh crore) in defence manufacturing by 2024-25.

 

4.       INDIAN NAVY & ROYAL SAUDI NAVAL FORCE COLLABORATE

·         Indian Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Force of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces collaborate for first-ever training of Saudi Cadets with the Indian Navy.

·          55 cadets from the King Fahd Naval Academy, Saudi Arabia, arrived at Kochi(Kerala) headquarters of India’s Southern Naval Command for afloat training.

 

5.       RBI WITHDREW RS 2,000 BANKNOTE FROM CIRCULATION

·          Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified the withdrawal of Rs 2000 denomination banknotes from circulation and directed banks to stop issuing this banknote with immediate effect.

·         Public needs to deposit and/or exchange Rs 2000 banknotes with bank branches or 19 Regional Offices (ROs) of RBI within 4 months i.e. from May 23, 2023, to, on or before September 30, 2023.

·         The limit for the exchange facility is Rs 20,000.

 

6.       SIDDARAMAIAH SWORN IN AS CM OF KARNATAKA, DK SHIVAKUMAR AS DY CM

·         Congress Legislative Party Leader Siddaramaiah took oath as the Chief Minister(CM) of Karnataka at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

·         ThaawarchandGehlot, Governor of Karnataka, administered the oath of office and secrecy to both CM and Dy CM.

·         DK SHIVAKUMAR is appointed deputy CM

 

7.       S.P. SINGH BAGHEL APPOINTED AS MOS UNDER HEALTH MINISTRY

·         S P Singh Baghelhas been moved to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as Union Minister of State (MoS).

·         This decision was made after the recent cabinet reshuffle of Arjun Ram Meghwal who was allotted as independent charge of the Ministry of Law & Justice, while the Union Law Minister KirenRijiju was moved to Minister of Earth Sciences.

 

8.       FIRST SEA SORTIE OF 6TH SCORPENE SUBMARINE “VAGHSHEER”

·          6th Scorpene Submarine of Project-75, Yard 11880, Indian Navy’s Kalvari class “Vaghsheer” commenced its sea trials.

·         Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vaghsheer will now undergo intense trials of all its systems at sea, which includes propulsion systems, weapons and sensors.

·         INS Vagsheer is named after the Sand Fish a deadly deep-sea predator of the Indian Ocean.

 

9.       WORLD METROLOGY DAY 2023 – 20TH MAY

·         World Metrology Day is annually observed across the globe on 20th May to create awareness about the Metrology, scientific study of measurement and its application.

·         The theme is “Measurements supporting the global food system”.

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