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22nd -23rd MAY 2024 CURRENT AFFAIRS

1.Top-5 Soybean Producing States in India 2024

  1. Madhya Pradesh     48,87,070 tons
  2. Maharashtra            48,25,090 tons
  3. Rajasthan                 5,24,610 tons
  4. Karnataka                 3,78,560 tons
  5. Telangana                3,10,980 tons

2.Cabinet Approves Over Rs 10,300 Crore for IndiaAI Mission

Components of IndiaAI Mission:

  • Bolstering Compute Infrastructure: IndiaAI Compute Capacity
  • Empowering AI Startups: IndiaAI Startup Financing
  • Fostering Innovation: IndiaAI Innovation Centre (IAIC)
  • Enhancing Data Accessibility: IndiaAI Datasets Platform
  • Expanding AI Education: IndiaAI FutureSkills

3.2586th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha: 23rd May

  • Buddha Purnima is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka, and Buddha's Birthday.
  • It celebrates the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha, marking his birth anniversary and the day of attaining enlightenment (nirvana).
  • Buddha, who was born in Lumbini, Nepal around 563 BC, attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.
  • Buddha died at the age of 80 at Kushinagar, UP

4.Indian-origin Scientist Shrinivas R Kulkarni wins Shaw Prize.

  • Pioneering Work: Recognized for groundbreaking discoveries in millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other transient astronomical phenomena.

5.India ranked at 39th spot in the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

  • Highlights of India’s strengths in several key areas:
  • Price Competitiveness: India is ranked 18th, making it highly affordable for travelers.
  • Air Transport Infrastructure: Positioned at 26th, indicating robust air transportation facilities.
  • Ground/Port Infrastructure: Ranked 25th, showcasing strong ground and port transportation systems.
  • Natural Resources: India holds a strong 6th position, emphasizing its rich natural attractions.
  • Cultural Resources: Ranked 9th, highlighting India’s vast cultural heritage.
  • Non-Leisure Resources: Also ranked 9th, underlining its diverse attractions.

6. Indian Mixed Team wins Gold at Asian Relay Championship 2024 in Bangkok

7.India's Ekta Bhayan won the gold medal in the women's F51 club throw event at the World Para Athletic Championships with a season's best of 20.12m.

8. International Criminal Court issued warrants against Netanyahu, Yoav Gallant, and Hamas leaders for crimes against Gaza and Israel.

9. World Turtle Day: 23rd May

10.Manchester City wins historic fourth in row title at Premier League.

11.Bhopal's Jyoti Atre, at 55, became the oldest Indian woman to summit Mount Everest.

12.Kamirita Sherpa sets new record on Mount Everest by achieving his 30th ascent.

13.Dr. Bikramjit Chaudhuri has been appointed as the Chief of Measurement Science & Analytics by The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.

14.The International Day for Biological Diversity: May 22. The theme for 2024 is "Be Part of the Plan."

15.India with the banana production of 30.5 million tonnes, stands as the largest banana producer in the world.

16.Norway, Ireland, Spain Recognize Palestine as a State.

17.University of Tokyo inaugurates world’s highest observatory in Chile.

18.Brazil was declared the host of the 2027 Women’s World Cup at the FIFA Congress.

19.Max Verstappen, the defending Formula 1 World Champion clinched the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2024.

20.Australia and Uzbekistan to host AFC Women's Asian Cups.



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