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Daily Current Affairs 26th May 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th May 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th 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 26th May 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National & International Appointments

1. Dream11’s Harsh Jain Assumes IAMAI Chairperson Role

  • Harsh Jain, the visionary behind Dream Sports, is now the appointed head of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) for 2023-25.
  • He steps into the shoes of Sanjay Gupta, Google India’s VP and regional lead.
  • Joining him in leadership, Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip has been designated vice-chair, and Satyan Ganjwani from Times Internet has assumed the treasurer’s responsibilities.
  • The leadership elections at IAMAI occur biennially.

International News

2. ‘AIRAWAT’ – India’s AI Supercomputer Breaks Into Top 500

  • Positioned at C-DAC, Pune, ‘AIRAWAT’ clinches the 75th rank on the esteemed Global Supercomputing List.
  • The acknowledgment was conferred during the 61st International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany.
  • Aligned with India’s National Program on AI, ‘AIRAWAT’ stands as a testament to India’s prowess in supercomputing.
  • A fusion of AIRAWAT and PARAM Siddhi – AI facilitates an astonishing peak computation of 410 AI Petaflops Mixed Precision.
  • ‘AIRAWAT’ distinguishes itself as a cloud-centric platform adept in AI, ML, and vast data processing, aiming at tasks of 130 petaflops.

3. ‘Little India’ – A New Moniker for Sydney’s Harris Park

  • PM Narendra Modi, alongside Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, unveiled Sydney’s Harris Park’s new title: ‘Little India’.
  • For the Indian community in Western Sydney, this area is emblematic of cultural significance, celebrating events like Diwali and Australia Day.
  • Harris Park echoes the vibrant spirit of India, notable for genuine Indian culinary delights and businesses.
  • Australia in Focus: Capital – Canberra; Currency – Dollar; Leadership – Anthony Albanese.

Defence

4. Iran’s ‘Kheibar’ Ballistic Missile Unveiled

  • Iran introduces ‘Kheibar’, its advanced ballistic missile, capable of covering 2,000-km distances.
  • This missile, an enhanced version of the Khorramshahr, can accommodate warheads up to 1,500 kg.
  • The missile’s impressive speed dynamics include Mach 16 in space and Mach 8 within atmospheric limits.
  • Iran at a Glance: Capital – Tehran; Currency – Iranian Rial.

Science

5. Rayyanah Barnawi: A New Milestone in Space Exploration

  • Rayyanah Barnawi stands tall as the inaugural Arab female astronaut, marking her journey to the International Space Station (ISS) with Axiom Space’s mission.
  • The team, inclusive of Barnawi, rocketed from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center using SpaceX Falcon 9, with an ISS stay of eight days in the itinerary.
  • Originating from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1988, Barnawi possesses a solid foundation in biomedical research, with her expertise lying in cancer stem-cell research. She is credited with two major biomedical science degrees by Axiom Space.
  • Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) by Axiom Space, an American space infrastructure conglomerate, encompasses around 20 diverse experiments ranging from human physiology, cell biology to tech innovations.

National & International Organizations

6. World Meteorological Congress Greenlights Global Greenhouse Gas Initiative

  • The World Meteorological Congress approves a novel greenhouse gas monitoring strategy to address escalating global temperatures.
  • The initiative aims at converging informational channels and establishing a cohesive, effective framework.
  • The plan integrates all monitoring facets, including space-based and terrestrial observations, complemented by models and data tools.
  • The initiative has secured unanimous support from the 193 WMO Member nations.

Obituary

7. Karumuttu T Kannan: An Era Ends

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  • The revered industrialist and philanthropist, Karumuttu T Kannan, has passed away.
  • He was the linchpin of Thiagarajar Mills Ltd and played significant roles in Mumbai’s Textiles Committee and The South India Mills’ Association.
  • Kannan also served as Thakkar of the hallowed Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswarar Thirukoil in Madurai.
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