Current Affairs – May 20 & 21 2023
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Current Affairs – May 20 & 21 2023
1. World Bee Day 2023 observed on 20th May
World Bee Day is an annual event held on May 20th to increase understanding and recognition of the vital role bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem. This observance was established by the United Nations in 2017 with the purpose of emphasizing the importance of bees in sustaining both ecosystems and food production.
Theme of World Bee Day 2023
The chosen theme for World Bee Day 2023 is “Engaging in Pollinator-Friendly Agricultural Production.”
2. A book “Guts Amidst Bloodbath : The Aunshuman Gaekwad Narrative” by Aditya Bhushan
Anshuman Gaekwad, a former Indian Test cricketer, released his semi-autobiographical book titled “Guts Amidst Bloodbath” at the Cricket Club of India (CCI).
The occasion was graced by six former India cricket captains, namely Sachin Tendulkar, Gundapa Vishwanath, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, and Kapil Dev. These legendary cricketers shared anecdotes and praised Gaekwad for his contributions to the sport.
3. IDBI, BOB, and SBI Capital Chosen to Manage IREDA IPO for Renewable Energy Development
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) is set to go public with an initial public offering (IPO) in the near future.
To oversee this significant event, the government has appointed IDBI Capital, BOB Capital, and SBI Capital as the lead managers for the IPO. The IPO is expected to consist of a 10% stake sale by the government and a 15% fresh equity issuance by IREDA, aimed at funding the growth of the renewable energy project financier.
4. Ruskin Bond wrote a new book titled ‘The Golden Years’
Indian author Ruskin Bond wrote a book titled “The Golden Years: The Many Joys of Living a Good Long Life”. The Golden Years book is published by HarperCollins India and released on 19 May 2023, Bond’s 89th birthday. “The Golden Years” focuses on Bond’s experiences during the 60s, 70s and 80s.
5. International Tea Day 2023 celebrates on 21st May
International Tea Day is an annual observance on May 21st to celebrate the long history and cultural significance of tea around the world. The day also aims to raise awareness of the importance of tea in fighting hunger and poverty, as well as the sustainable production and consumption of tea.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with over 2 billion cups consumed every day. It is grown in over 50 countries, and the tea industry employs millions of people worldwide. Tea is also a major source of income for many developing countries.
6. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2023
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, also known as Diversity Day, is an annual celebration held on May 21st. Its purpose is to recognize and value the cultural diversities that exist among countries, regions, and individuals worldwide.
This day carries significant importance due to the fact that a considerable portion of the world’s major conflicts stem from cultural differences. It highlights the urgent need for the United Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address these conflicts and work towards achieving their primary objective of promoting global peace.
7. India begins “Operation Karuna” to assist Myanmar
India has taken an initiative to aid those affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar by launching “Operation Karuna.” On May 18th, three ships, namely Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Kamorta, and Savitri, arrived in Yangon with emergency relief material such as food supplies, tents, essential medicines, water pumps, portable generators, clothes, and hygiene items.
Cyclone Mocha, which recently hit Myanmar, has been classified as an extremely severe cyclonic storm by the IMD and a ‘Super Cyclone’ by the global weather website Zoom Earth.
8. Defence Production in India Surpasses ₹1 Lakh Crore Mark on the Back of Crucial Reforms
India has achieved a significant milestone in its defence sector as the value of defence production in the country crossed ₹1 lakh crore for the first time.
This achievement is a result of key reforms implemented to boost growth in the sector and reduce reliance on military imports. The value of defence production has nearly doubled over the past five years, reflecting India’s efforts to strengthen its position as a weapons and systems exporter.