Page-2 of Current Affairs - May, 2022

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 17th is celebrated annually as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Why WTISD is celebrated? To commemorate the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. Who proclaimed May 17th as WTISD? May 17th is proclaimed as WTISD in 2006 by the International ..

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World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief- Update

The World Bank released its latest Migration and Development Brief. What are the highlights of the report? The Russia- Ukraine war will slow the growth of remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to 4.2% in 2022 from 8.6% in 2021. It is estimated that remittances to LMICs, this year, will reach $630 billion. ..

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Rajasthan’s Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary

Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan was recently notified as India’s 52nd tiger reserve. When was the approval given to declare it as a tiger reserve? In April 2020, the Rajasthan government sent the proposal to develop the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary for tigers. In July 2021, in-principle approval was given by National Tiger Conservation Authority ..

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SCO ‘Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS)’ Meeting

A three-day meeting is held under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS). What is SCO RATS and what is its aim? Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is a permanent body of SCO. It aims to counter extremism, terrorism, and separatism in the region. Its headquarters is in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Which ..

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BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting will be hosted by China on 19th May 2022 via video conference. Since, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, this is the first meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. Who will be hosting this meeting? This meeting will be hoisted by Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister. ..

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