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19th May 2023 Current Affairs are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking, UPSC or other competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs is the complete bag of important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the Top News of the Day for 19th May 2023 to help you prepare the Latest Current Affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz. 

Here is the Current Affairs 19th May 2023 covering the following news headlines: 76th Cannes International Film Festival, International Museum Expo 2023, Skywalk Bridge, Sustainable Development Goals progress, Supreme Court of India, Amazon Web Services.

National News

1. Dr. L Murugan inaugurates India Pavilion at Marché du Film at 76th Cannes International Film Festival

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The India Pavilion was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L Murugan, at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival in France. The pavilion showcases India’s rich culture, heritage, and its thriving creative economy to the global audience. The event witnessed the presence of Indian Ambassador to France, Jawed Ashraf, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prithul Kumar, and prominent figures from the Indian film industry.

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2. ICAI and The Chartered Accountants of the Maldives Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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The Union Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The Chartered Accountants of the Maldives (CA Maldives). This strategic partnership aims to foster cooperation in the field of accounting, promoting professional development, intellectual growth, and mutual advancement for the accounting professions in both India and the Maldives.

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3. PM Modi inaugurates International Museum Expo 2023

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During the inauguration of the International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized his government’s commitment to safeguarding India’s heritage. However, he regretted that insufficient efforts were taken towards this cause following Independence.

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States News

4. Siddaramaiah to be the next chief minister in Karnataka CM Race

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According to reports, Siddaramaiah is set to become the next chief minister of Karnataka, with DK Shivakumar as his deputy. The decision was reached by the Congress party, with both leaders agreeing to a rotational arrangement. Siddaramaiah will serve as the chief minister for a period of 2.5 years, after which Shivakumar will take over the position.

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5. TN CM Stalin Inaugurates one of India’s Biggest Skywalk Bridge

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The recently inaugurated one of India’s biggest Skywalk bridges, spanning 570 meters in length and 4.2 meters in width, was officially opened by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. This skywalk bridge serves as a crucial connection between the Mambalam railway station and T Nagar bus terminus. The project is part of a larger multi-modal initiative aimed at facilitating pedestrian movement.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai;
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: R. N. Ravi;
  • Tamil Nadu Chief minister: M. K. Stalin.

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6. Bhopal becomes 1st city to measure Sustainable Development Goals progress

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Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, has become the first city in India to measure its progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The city has adopted a Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process, which is a tool that helps cities to assess their progress on the SDGs and identify areas where they need to improve.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Madhya Pradesh Capital Governor: Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel;
  • Madhya Pradesh Capital: Bhopal;
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Manager: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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Appointments News

7. KV Viswanathan, Prashant Mishrato take oath as Supreme Court judges

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Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and senior advocate KV Viswanathan will be sworn in as Supreme Court judges, after the Central government cleared the appointment of the advocates. Their names were recommended to the Centre by the Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud.

Banking News

8. SBI Records Highest-Ever Quarterly Profit in Q4 2022-23: Key Highlights from Earnings Report

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The State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest public-sector lender, has reported impressive financial results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2023. The bank’s net profit witnessed a significant surge of 83 percent, reaching a record high of Rs 16,694 crore.

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Business News

9. Amazon Web Services Announces $12.7 Billion Investment in India’s Cloud Infrastructure by 2030

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed plans to invest $12.7 billion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030, aiming to meet the increasing demand for cloud services in the country. The investment is projected to contribute $23.3 billion to India’s economy over the same period, building upon AWS’s previous investment of $3.7 billion between 2016 and 2022. With this latest commitment, AWS’s total investment in India will reach $16.4 billion by 2030. The company is focused on fostering positive social and economic impact in India, as demonstrated by its efforts in digital skills training and renewable energy projects.

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Schemes News

10. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana: Revolutionizing India’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

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Shri Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, initiated the fifth phase of the Sagar Parikrama Yatra in Karanja, Raigad, Maharashtra. The upcoming leg of the Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase-V will encompass various coastal areas such as Gateway of India, Karanja (Raigad District), Mirkarwada (Ratnagiri District), Devgad (Sindhudurg District), Malvan, Vasco, Mormugaon, and Canacona (South Goa).

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11. Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Collaborate for “Integrative Health” Policy

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The Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have jointly announced their commitment to prioritize “Integrative Health” for the well-being of the public. This announcement was made at the National Ayush Mission Conclave, a two-day event inaugurated by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Cabinet Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways. The conclave was attended by esteemed guests, including Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare.

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Defence News

12. Wing India 2024: Government Focuses on Expanding Capacity for Fast-Growing Aviation Market

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The Government of India is placing special emphasis on creating capacity for the country’s rapidly growing aviation market, according to the Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia. In an address during the curtain raiser event for Wing India 2024 in New Delhi, Minister Scindia highlighted the government’s efforts to simplify processes and procedures while eliminating bottlenecks in the aviation industry. With the goal of surpassing 200 airports, heliports, and waterdromes within the next three to four years, India aims to bolster its domestic and international connectivity.

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Sports News

13. FIFA World Cup 2026 Official Brand Unveiled

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The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy, which is widely regarded as the most prestigious and recognized sporting symbol worldwide, has been revealed as a prominent feature of the official brand for the FIFA World Cup 2026. In a groundbreaking move, the brand incorporates an image of the actual trophy along with the specific year of the tournament, resulting in an innovative design concept that forms the foundation of the FIFA World Cup™ emblem for the 2026 edition and future events. This combination of the trophy and the hosting year allows for customization to showcase the distinctiveness of each host country while establishing a consistent and recognizable brand structure for the years ahead.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • FIFA Founded: 21 May 1904;
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino.

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14. South Asian Youth TT Championship 2023: India bags 16 gold medals

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The South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023, a three-day international event, came to a close on May 17 in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Over 100 athletes from six countries, including Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, participated in the championship. Lt. General KT Parnaik (Retd.), the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, graced the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest at the Dorjee Khandu Indoor Stadium in Itanagar. On the final day, the host nation India achieved a remarkable feat by winning all the available gold medals at the tournament.

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Important days

15. World AIDS Vaccine Day Or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2023

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World AIDS Vaccine Day: May 18 is recognized as World AIDS Vaccine Day, an occasion that emphasizes the importance of creating a vaccine for the incurable illness. This day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, not only raises awareness but also pays tribute to the dedicated scientists and researchers who are committed to developing a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • World Health Organization Head: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus;
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • World Health Organization Founded: 7 April 1948;
  • World Health Organization Parent organization: United Nations.

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Miscellaneous News

16. 5,000-year-old ‘Great Grandfather’ tress is officially the world’s oldest

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A 5,000-year-old tree in Chile has been officially recognized as the world’s oldest. The tree, a Patagonian cypress, is located in the Alerce Costero National Park and is nicknamed “Great Grandfather.” It is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,500 years old, making it the oldest living organism on Earth. The Great Grandfather tree is a massive specimen, measuring 28 meters tall and 4 meters (13 Feet) in diameter. It is believed to have survived several major climate changes over the centuries, including the Little Ice Age. The tree is also a popular tourist destination, with thousands of visitors coming to see it each year.

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