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Daily Current Affairs 15th May 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15th May 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15th May 2023. 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 15th May 2023 Current affairs test.


National & International Appointments

1. Praveen Sood Takes Charge as CBI Director

  • Praveen Sood, an IPS officer of the 1986 batch and the current Director-General of Police in Karnataka, has been appointed to lead the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a two-year tenure.
  • He will succeed Subodh Jaiswal, the departing CBI Director, whose term wraps up on May 25, 2023.
  • Sood’s policing career commenced in Mysore in 1989, and he has since held notable positions in Bellary, Raichur, and Bengaluru.

International News

2. Sharjah Police’s Traffic Drive: “Stay in Your Lane”

  • The Sharjah Police from the UAE launched a traffic initiative named “stay in your lane” in May, aimed at enhancing road discipline.
  • The campaign seeks to improve traffic conduct by educating drivers and the public on the essence of adhering to traffic rules.
  • Awareness campaigns are being disseminated in three languages via Sharjah Police’s social media platforms.

Key Facts about UAE

  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Official Currency: Dirham
  • President: Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Prime Minister: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Official Language: Arabic

Summits & Conferences

3. India-EU Trade & Tech Council Meet in Brussels

  • The inaugural ministerial meeting of the India-European Union Trade and Technology Council is slated for May 16, 2023.
  • Dialogues will focus on strengthening ties in areas like strategic technologies, digital infrastructure, renewable energy, trade, and investment.
  • Key participants include Piyush Goyal, S Jaishankar, and Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

National & International Appointments

4. Alia Bhatt: Global Ambassador for Gucci

  • Noted actress Alia Bhatt has been announced as the global ambassador for the elite Italian label, Gucci, becoming the first Indian to receive this distinction.
  • Her global debut for Gucci will be showcased at the upcoming Gucci Cruise 2024 event in Seoul.
  • With its roots in Florence, Italy, Gucci stands out for its luxury range encompassing clothing, accessories, and home furnishings.

5. Linda Yaccarino Appointed as Twitter’s CEO

  • Linda Yaccarino has been designated as the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter.
  • She previously held the reins of the advertising segment at NBCUniversal.
  • Having spent nearly two decades at Turner Entertainment, Yaccarino revolutionized its advertising domain.
  • An alumnus of Penn State University with a degree in liberal arts and telecommunications, she now governs Twitter after its acquisition by Elon Musk in 2022.

Important Dates

6. 7th UN Global Road Safety Week: May 15-21, 2023

  • The period from May 15th to 21st is observed as the 7th UN Global Road Safety Week, highlighting the importance of road safety and preventive measures against accidents.
  • The 2023 motto is: #RethinkMobility.
  • This initiative, coordinated by WHO and UN regional commissions, receives backing from multiple governments, NGOs, and individuals.
  • The ten-year Global Plan envisions halving the number of road-related deaths by 2030.

7. Celebrating the International Day of Families: May 15

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  • The International Day of Families is commemorated annually on May 15th, spotlighting the integral role of families in our communities.
  • The theme for 2023 centers on “Demographic Trends and Families.”
  • The inception of this day can be traced back to a UN resolution from 1994, intending to acknowledge the structure of families and the challenges they face.
  • This day highlights families as vital catalysts for societal and economic development.
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