Daily Current Affairs for 14, 15 May 2023


Training Programme on Legislative Drafting

  • Legislative drafting plays a crucial role in shaping policies and regulations that impact the welfare of society and the state.
  • To ensure effective governance and adherence to the rule of law, it is vital for legislative draftsmen to possess the necessary skills and knowledge in this field.
  • Recognizing this need, the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE) have joined forces to organize a comprehensive training programme on legislative drafting

Shirdi Sai Darshan

  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is set to launch the tour named “Shirdi Sai Darshan” via the the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, offering a unique travel experience to several significant destinations.
  • It is expected to play a major role in promoting tourism in India


Storm Shadow Cruise Missile

  • In a significant move, the United Kingdom has agreed to provide long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine to strengthen its defense capabilities against invading Russian forces.
  • The provision of these missiles is part of the continuous military aid extended by Western allies to Ukraine, which has been facing aggression from Russia since February 2022

Soaring Eagle Exercise

  • The South Korea Air Force recently commenced the Soaring Eagle exercise, a large-scale training program aimed at enhancing its combat capabilities and ensuring the country’s defense posture.
  • The exercise comes amidst heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea’s firing of a purported solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile


Who will be the new chief minister of Karnataka state?

  • The recent Karnataka Legislative Assembly electionssaw the Congress partyemerge victorious, securing 135 seats out of 224, surpassing the required majority of 113.
  • Analysts attribute the party’s victory to their focus on local leadership and issues, with veteran state leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shiva kumar leading the campaign instead of national figures like Rahul Gandhi.

Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Located in the mesmerizing state of Assam, the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a testament to the region’s commitment to conservation and protecting its rich biodiversity.
  • The Assam government is currently taking measures to open the traditional path for wild animals from Kaziranga to Orang National Park via the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary


Wholesale price index Continues Downward Trend, Drops to -0.92% in April

  • In April, wholesale price-based inflationdropped to-0.92% on a yearly basis, down from 1.34% in March, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • This decrease was greater than the estimated 0.2% decline from a Reuters poll. The month-to-month change in WPI for April 2023 compared to March 2023 remained unchanged at 0.0%

India’s foreign exchange reserve soar to an 11-month high of $595.9

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $7.196 billionin the week ending May 5, 2023, reaching$595.976 billion, which is an 11-month high.
  • This follows a previous rise of $4.532 billion the week before. Foreign currency assets (FCA) saw the most significant growth, rising by $6.536 billion to $526.021 billion during the week.


Jayant Narlikar awarded Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

  • Renowned astronomer and founder director of IUCAA, Prof Jayant V. Narlikar,received the inaugural Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Awardfrom the Astronomical Society of India (ASI).
  • Narlikar is a past president of ASI and was the founding director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).
  • He is known for his work on cosmology and gravitation, and has made significant contributions to the understanding of the evolution of the universe


Telangana’s Vuppala Prraneeth became India’s 82nd Grandmaster

  • Prraneeth,a 15-year-old chess player from Telangana, achieved the title of Grandmaster, becoming the sixth from the state and the 82nd in India.
  • He secured this milestone by defeating GM Hans Niemann from the US during the penultimate round of the Baku Open 2023.
  • This victory also helped him surpass an Elo rating of 2500, specifically 2500.5. Prraneeth obtained his first GM-norm and the title of International Master (IM) at the First Saturday tournament in March 2022.
  • He earned his second GM-norm at Biel MTO in July 2022, followed by his final GM-norm at the second Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2023 after nine months


International Day of Families 2023 observed on 15 May

  • International Day of Familiesis celebrated on May 15to raise awareness of the importance of families and their role in society.
  • The day focuses on the important role that families play in our society while also highlighting the issues faced by them.
  • The International Day of Families is a global observance that is celebrated by countries around the world.
  • In the United States, the day is celebrated by a variety of organizations, including the National Council on Family Relations, the Family Resource Coalition of America, and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

UN Global Road Safety Week: May 15-21, 2023

  • UN Global Road Safety Weekis an annual event held in May to raise awareness about road safety and the importance of taking steps to prevent accidents.
  • The week is organized by the World Health Organization(WHO) and the UN regional commissions, and it is supported by a wide range of partners, including governments, NGOs, businesses, and individuals.
  • The week was first marked in It was no longer observed until 2013, and it had been recorded every two years since then until 2019.
  • It is a special global road safety campaign hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to raise awareness about road safety and accident prevention

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