Page-46 of Current Affairs - May, 2022

Vietnam Bach Long Pedestrian Bridge

The Bach Long pedestrian bridge in Vietnam is a glass-bottomed bridge that is suspended around 500 ft. off the ground. This newly opened bridge is the world’s longest such bridge. What is the meaning of the name ‘Bach Long’? Bach Long means ‘the white dragon.’ This bridge is 2000 ft or 632 metres long. This ..

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RBI Monetary Policy Committee Announcements – Update (May, 2022)

Recently, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held an unscheduled meeting and made some important announcements. What are the announcements? The MPC unanimously decided to increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 40 basis points to 4.40% with immediate effect. The MPC also decided to maintain the accommodative stance. Which other ..

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RSF 2022 World Press Freedom Index

India ranked 150 on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. This index is released by the Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF). When was this index published? This index was published on 3rd May 2022 which also coincides with the World Press Freedom Day 2022. This index evaluates press freedom levels in 180 territories and countries across ..

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India’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant

Recently, a greenfield grain-based ethanol plant was inaugurated in Bihar by Bihar Chief Minister. What is the cost of the plant? The grain-based ethanol plant was built for Rs 105 crore. Which company set up the plant? Eastern India Biofuels Pvt Ltd. What are the other facts about the ethanol plant? The ethanol plant is ..

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Harshada Sharad Garud

Eighteen years old Harshada Sharad Garud has become India’s first weightlifter to have won a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships that is being organized in Heraklion, Greece from 2nd to 10th May 2022. In which category did she win the gold medal? She has secured the gold medal in the women’s 45 ..

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Basava Jayanti

On May 3rd, 2022, Basava Jayanti, the birth anniversary of renowned philosopher Basaveshwara was celebrated. Who is Basavanna? Basavanna was a 12th-century poet, philosopher, and social reformer during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukya/Kalachuri dynasty. When is Basava Jayanthi celebrated? As per the Hindu calendar, the birth of Basavanna falls on the 3rd day of ..

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