Cannes Film Festival 2022: India Chosen First Country of Honour
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur announced that India will be the official Country of Honour at the upcoming Marche’ Du Film, organized alongside the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, in France. Notably, France and India are marking 75 years of their diplomatic ties, and the Prime Ministers’ visit to Paris and meeting with President Macron takes even more significance in this context.
NICHOLAS POORAN APPOINTED WEST INDIES ODI AND T20I CAPTAIN
Cricket West Indies (CWI) gave the notification about the appointment of Nicholas Pooran as the West Indies Men’s One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) captain, following the international retirement of Kieron Pollard.
Pooran will take over the captaincy for the West Indies ODI and T20I teams after being Pollard’s deputy over the last year. The appointment will include the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022 and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October 2023. Shai Hope has been recommended to stand as vice-captain of the ODI team.
Rbi Increase The Repo Rate
Bringing an end to the low-interest rate regime, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday increased the Repo rate, the main policy rate, by 40 basis points to 4.40 per cent and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points to 4.50 per cent to bring down the elevated inflation and tackle the impact of geopolitical tensions.
World Asthma Day 2022
World Asthma Day is observed on the first Tuesday of May every year to raise awareness about the respiratory disease called asthma. This day also highlights how this dreadful disease can be controlled with proper treatment and cure.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty in breathing due to the narrow airways in the body. According to the CDC, one in thirteen Americans have Asthma and this day is observed to spread awareness among the masses and to educate them about the complication of asthma. This year, the theme for World Asthma Day is 'Closing Gaps in Asthma Care'.
International Cartonnist Day 2022
They launched a celebration in 1999 and called it National Cartoonists Day. It was a dedication to all cartoonists and the cartoons they created. News articles credited two co-chairpersons from the National Cartoonists Day Committee, Polly Keener and Ken Alvine, for this idea. This special event was inspired by the first colour newspaper cartoon called “Hogan’s Alley.”