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Daily Current Affairs 12th May, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12th May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 12th May, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 12th May, 2024 Current affairs test.

Appointments News

N Chandrasekaran Takes Helm at Tata Electronics

  • In a strategic move to bolster its $14 billion semiconductor venture, Tata Sons’ chairman N Chandrasekaran is slated to take over as chairman of Tata Electronics.
  • This appointment follows Banmali Agrawala, who is transitioning to an advisory role in the group after several years at the helm.

Dileep Sanghani Becomes Chairman Of IFFCO

  • Following an extensive two-month election process involving over 36,000 cooperative societies, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) has elected Dileep Sanghani as chairman during its 15th RGB elections.
  • This election is a significant event in the cooperative’s governance history.

Wipro Names Vinay Firake CEO of APMEA Division

  • Wipro has appointed Vinay Firake as CEO of its Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, and Africa (APMEA) strategic market unit.
  • Effective immediately, Firake will be reporting to Wipro’s CEO and Managing Director Srini Pallia and will join the company’s executive board.

Sports News

Neeraj Chopra Secures Silver in 2024 Doha Diamond League

  • Olympic and world javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra has opened his 2024 season by clinching a silver medal at the Doha Diamond League.
  • His throw of 88.36m narrowly missed the top spot by 2cm, coming in behind Czech athlete Jakub Vadlejch, the reigning champion and 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist.

Awards News

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan Receives Honorary Doctorate from McGill University

  • Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, celebrated for her global contributions to public health and infectious diseases, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by McGill University, Canada.
  • This honor was bestowed during the Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies, recognizing her and nine other distinguished individuals.

Important Days

International Nurses Day Celebrated on 12th May 2024

  • Marking the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, known as the pioneer of modern nursing, International Nurses Day is observed on 12 May each year.
  • This day commemorates the relentless service and crucial role of nurses worldwide.

 

International Day of Plant Health Coincides With Mother’s Day 2024

  • The International Day of Plant Health is annually celebrated on 12 May, emphasizing the vital importance of protecting plant health to prevent hunger, reduce poverty, and promote economic development.
  • In 2024, this day coincides with Mother’s Day, celebrating maternal figures’ nurturing roles.

 

Obituaries News

Renowned Punjabi Poet Surjit Patar Dies at 79

  • The literary community is in mourning over the death of esteemed Punjabi poet and writer Surjit Patar.
  • The recipient of the Padma Shri award passed away in Ludhiana, Punjab, at 79 years of age.
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