22nd May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English | Read Top Current News
1. 22nd May, Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s Birth anniversary
- The date of 22nd May 2018 marks the birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the social reformer and “Maker of modern India”.
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy is also known as “Father of the Indian Renaissance”.
- The contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy are widely renowned for being the founder of Brahmo Samaj in 1828 and banning Sati Pratha.
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2. India successfully test- fires BrahMos from Integrated Test Range in Odisha
- India successfully test fired BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile as part of service life extension program.
- Brahmos is the ultimate weapon with its unmatched speed, precision and firepower.
- BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO and NPOM of Russia.
3. Dr Harsh Vardhan lead Indian delegation in Mission Innovation Ministerial in Sweden
- The Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will lead the Indian delegation for participation in Mission Innovation Ministerial to be held in Sweden today.
- Mission Innovation is a global platform of 23 countries and European Union aimed to accelerate clean energy innovations.
- India is founding member of Mission Innovation under which India explores opportunities of clean energy with cooperation of countries for affordable clean energy innovations.
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4. BSF Assistant Commandant Loveraj creates history, scales Everest 7th time
- Mountaineer Lovraj Singh Dharamshaktu has scaled Mount Everest and become the first ever Indian to conquer the world highest peak for the seventh time.
- Mount Everest is the earth’s highest mountain with elevation of is 8,848 m.
5. Lionel Messi wins Golden Shoe for 5th time
- Lionel Messi has ended by winning his fifth Golden Shoe and Pichici awards in the La La Campaign.
- The award was fetched by Messi after defeating the competition of Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane with 68 points.