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27th May, 2024 Current Affairs

27th May, 2024 Current Affairs

Mission ISHAN: Streamlining India’s Airspace for Enhanced Efficiency

  • India is embarking on Mission ISHAN, aimed at consolidating its fragmented airspace management into a single, unified system headquartered in Nagpur. This move promises to revolutionize air traffic management, benefitting both airlines and passengers.
  • Currently, India’s airspace is divided into four flight information regions (FIRs) and a sub-FIR, each managed independently. This decentralization poses challenges in terms of coordination, efficiency, and capacity handling.
  • Under Mission ISHAN, all FIRs will be integrated into a single airspace managed from Nagpur. This centralization is expected to optimize operations, enhance safety, and increase capacity, crucial for accommodating the soaring demand in the aviation sector.

Leaders Of China, Japan, & South Korea To Meet For Ninth Trilateral Summit In Seoul

  • Leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea will meet for their ninth trilateral summit in Seoul. This is the first summit being held in four years between the Nations.
  • The meeting comes a day after the leaders met separately for bilateral talks with each other.
  • The leaders are expected to release a joint statement on six areas including the economy and trade, science and technology, people-to-people exchanges and health and the aging population. Meanwhile, Japan said North Korea has given notice that it plans to launch a rocket to deploy a satellite.
  • The last trilateral leaders meeting was held in December 2019. Since then, it was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors.
  • The three Asian nations together represent about 25 per cent of global gross domestic product, and they are closely linked to one another economically and culturally. But their relations have suffered on-again, off-again setbacks owing to issues stemming from Japan’s wartime aggression.

Incumbent President Gitanas Nauseda Wins Lithuania’s Presidential Election

  • Incumbent President Gitanas Nauseda has won Lithuania’s presidential election, beating his rival Ingrida Simonyte in the run-off.
  • The latest data announced by Central Electoral Commission (VRK) show that in the total of 1,895 stations, Nauseda gathered 74.43 percent of voters’ support, while Simonyte ranked second with 24.06 per cent.
  • Nauseda has declared his victory as he secured his second five-year term.

WHO Organises ‘Walk The Talk’ Yoga Session Event

  • For the upcoming occasion of International Yoga Day, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in Geneva and World Health Organization (WHO) organised a ‘Walk the Talk’ Yoga session event at Place des Nations.
  • Union Health Secretary Apurva Chandra joined by Director General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other senior officers of India delegation joined the event and re-energised themselves with yoga aasanas.

G7 Finance Meeting Concludes In Italy’s Stresa

  • Group of seven (G-7) finance meeting has concluded, touching upon global economic trends, financial support for Ukraine and multilateral development banking.
  • After three three-day meetings in Italy’s Stresa yesterday, G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors noted that the global economy showed greater resilience than expected against multiple challenges.
  • The labour market remains relatively robust and inflation has continued to moderate, the G-7 communique.
  • The G7 is an informal forum that holds an annual summit to discuss economic policy and security issues. The member countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

World Bank Report: ‘Water For Shared Prosperity’

  • The World Bank’s report, ‘Water For Shared Prosperity,’ unveiled at the 10th World Water Forum, delineates the critical role of water in fostering equitable societies amidst global water access disparities exacerbated by population growth, urbanization, and climate change. It highlights the urgency of comprehensive strategies to ensure inclusive water security worldwide.
  • Shared prosperity, as per the World Bank, involves bolstering economic well-being, particularly for marginalized segments, through four interconnected building blocks: Health and Education, Jobs and Income, Peace and Social Cohesion, and Environment.
  • 197 million lack safe drinking water; 211 million lack basic sanitation.
  • 450 million reside in high-poverty, low-water-access areas.
  • Less than half of schools in low-income countries have water access.
  • The forum is crucial for elevating water issues on the political agenda and fostering actionable solutions.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Win IPL 2024 against Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) etched their name in the annals of IPL history by clinching their third title after a resounding eight-wicket victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final of the IPL 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
  • The triumphant Knights, led by the astute captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, showcased their dominance throughout the tournament, culminating in a comprehensive triumph over SRH in the summit clash.

Jyoti Ratre Becomes India’s Oldest Woman to Conquer Mount Everest

  • Jyoti Ratre, an entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast from Madhya Pradesh, has etched her name in history by becoming the oldest Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest. Ratre’s triumphant ascent to the summit of the world’s highest peak comes precisely six years after Sangeeta Bahl, at the age of 53, earned the title of ‘India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest’ on May 19, 2018.
  • Ratre’s remarkable achievement was realized as part of a 15-member expedition team organized by 8K Expeditions, led by the renowned Bolivian climber David Hugo Ayaviri Quispe.

Scientist Srinivas R. Kulkarni Honoured with Prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy

  • Srinivas R. Kulkarni, an Indian-origin U.S. scientist and brother of renowned author Sudha Murty, has been awarded the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2024. This prestigious recognition celebrates Kulkarni’s groundbreaking discoveries in the field of astronomy, including his pioneering work on millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other transient astronomical phenomena.
  • Alongside Kulkarni, the 2024 Shaw Prize recipients include Swee Lay Thein and Stuart Orkin from the United States, who received the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and Peter Sarnak, another U.S. scientist, who was awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences.

Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘Kairos’ Wins International Booker Prize

  • German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann have won the prestigious International Booker Prize for their novel “Kairos.” The book, which tells the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence, beat out five other finalists from a pool of 149 submitted novels.
  • The International Booker Prize recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The £50,000 ($64,000) prize money is divided equally between the author and the translator, celebrating their collaborative efforts in bringing literary masterpieces to a wider audience.
  • The International Booker Prize was established to boost the profile of fiction in other languages and to recognize the vital work of literary translators, who often go unacknowledged.
Published date : 27 May 2024 05:11PM

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