16th May Daily Current Affairs 2024: Daily GK Update for all exams

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Here 16th May, 2024 Headlining events such as: BHISHM Portable Hospital, New Chief for Artificial Intelligence, Former Governor Kamla Beniwal Passes Away, CWUR Report Highlights, Sunil Chhetri Announces Retirement from International Football, International Day of Living Together in Peace 2024, LIC to become familiar with etc. Daily GK updates is given After reading about these events, you can current affairs quiz can also practice

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Top 12 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Below are the top 12 important daily general knowledge 2023 updates with national and international news.


Indian Air Force successfully tested portable hospital

Air Force tests Bhishma Portable Cubes. These portable cubes are a type of portable hospital. With the help of which necessary medical supplies will be delivered to help the needy in emergency situations. Air Force successfully tested these portable cubesat in Agra.

This portable hospital has been landed on the ground from a height of about 1500 feet. Bhishma Project has been jointly developed by the team of Health, Defense Ministry and National Security Council.


NASA appoints new head for Artificial Intelligence

American space agency NASA has got its first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on May 12 appointed David Salvagnini as the agency's new chief artificial intelligence (AI) officer. His appointment is effective immediately. According to NASA, this role is an extension of Salvagnini's current role as chief data officer.

It is believed that the appointment of David Salvagnini is important for NASA because it will boost the agency's exploration and increase its efficiency. It is said to be an important step in NASA's commitment to integrate AI technology into various missions and operations.


Highlights of CWR Report: Performance Analysis of Indian Higher Education Institutions

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) released its 2024 report, revealing a mixed situation for Indian higher education institutions. While the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad improved its rank, several others, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, experienced a decline.

The report shows that despite progress in research output, this success does not equate to higher education excellence. Furthermore, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) saw diverse performances, with IIT Bombay rising significantly in the rankings. Ranking 410th globally, IIM Ahmedabad has emerged as India's top performing institute.


Sunil Chhetri retired from international football

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has announced his retirement from international football. He told that he will play his last match against Kuwait on June 6. Chhetri released this information in a video on his social media account.

Sunil Chhetri made the announcement in a video posted on his social media handle. The match against Kuwait – which is part of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers – will be their last game. This match will be played on June 6 at Salt Lake Stadium. India is currently second in Group A after Qatar with four points.


Former Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Governor of Gujarat Kamla Beniwal passed away. His age was 97 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of Kamla Beniwal on social media platform X.

The PM wrote that he was saddened by the demise of Dr. Kamla Beniwal. He had a long political career in Rajasthan, where he served the people diligently. When she was the Governor of Gujarat and I was the Chief Minister, I had many conversations with her. Condolences to his family and friends.


India's urban unemployment rate fell to 6.7% in March quarter

The urban unemployment rate in the country has declined marginally to 6.7 percent in the March quarter. It was 6.8 percent in the same period a year ago. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), urban unemployment for people aged 15 and above in urban areas stood at 6.6 per cent in April-June and July-September last year. In October-December it was 6.5 percent.

According to the 22nd Periodic Labor Force Survey released by NSO, the unemployment rate among women in urban areas decreased to 8.5 percent in January-March this year. This rate was 9.2 percent in the same quarter a year ago. It was 9.1 percent in April-June 2023, 8.6 percent in July-September 2023 and 8.6 percent in October-December 2023.


You can make payment through UPI in Sri Lanka too, PhonePe-LankaPay partnered

There is a relief news for Indian tourists going to Sri Lanka. Now you will not have to face any problem in making payment in Sri Lanka because now PhonePe UPI has been launched in Sri Lanka, through which Indian tourists will be able to make payments easily.

PhonePe announces partnership with LankaPay. This will allow the company's users to make payments using UPI (Unified Payment Interface) in Sri Lanka. At an event organized here, PhonePe said that tourists traveling to Sri Lanka can make payments through UPI to merchants using LankaPay QR through its app.


Relief to LIC, SEBI gives three more years to meet 10% public shareholding norm

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has been given three years' additional time by market regulator SEBI till May 16, 2027, to comply with the 10 per cent public shareholding norm. At present the government stake in LIC is 96.50 percent and public stake is 3.50 percent.

LIC informed the stock market that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) through a letter dated May 14, 2024 informed about the decision to give additional time of three years to Life Insurance Corporation of India to acquire 10 percent public shareholding. . According to the insurance company, the revised deadline for LIC to achieve 10 percent public shareholding is on or before May 16, 2027.

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International Day of Living Together in Peace 2024: 16 May

The International Day of Living Together in Peace is observed annually on 16 May to encourage peace, tolerance, inclusivity, understanding and solidarity among individuals and communities globally. It aims to emphasize the importance of creating peaceful co-existence, mutual respect and harmony among people of different backgrounds. The International Day of Living Together in Peace is an opportunity for people around the world to come together and celebrate peace. It is also a time to consider the challenges we face in building a more peaceful world.

This day holds great importance in promoting diversity, dialogue and cultural bridges. It encourages the rejection of violence, discrimination and exclusion while promoting a culture of peace and understanding. It reminds us of the important role of peaceful coexistence in creating a just, inclusive and sustainable world.

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