Current Affairs This Week (15-05-2022)

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday appointed former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as Premier, in a bid to restore stability in the island nation in the midst of a political impasse and stifling economic crisis. (Source: The Hindu)

  • Supplement midday meals with breakfast
    Tamil Nadu is set to become the first state in the country to offer breakfast in government schools, along with the mid-day meal. The special nutritional scheme is based on a public health study by the government on the alarming trends of malnourished children in the state. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Templeton Prize (2022 ) for Frank Wilczek
    Frank Anthony Wilczek is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. (Source: scientificamerican.com)
  • International Year of Plant Health
    The year 2020 was the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The purpose of the IYPH was to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
    An International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) will be observed on 12 May each year (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Tomato fever
    Tomato fever is an unidentified fever found mostly in Kerala state of India. . Victims of the disease have rashes and skin irritation and show signs of dehydration on the tongue (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    There is no joy in the finite; there is joy only in the Infinite. – The Upanishads are late Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu philosophy which supplied the basis of later Hindu philosophy (Source: Wikipedia)

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