Current Affairs 22nd May 2019
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- India To Purchase 10 Kamov-31 choppers From Russia For INR 3,600 cr.
-The defence ministry has approved the procurement of 10 Kamov Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helipcopters for the Indian Navy.
- Gates Foundation Appoints Sanjay Ubale As India Policy Head.
-The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has hired Sanjay Ubale, head of the infrastructre and urban solutions at Tata Sons, as its policy director for India.
- Paytm President Bhushan Patil Resigns.
-Bhushan Patil, president at Paytm, has quit the company. Patil, who joined Paytm after a five-year stint with Alibaba, had intially joined the Noida-based company to look after its cross border commerce business.
- US Air Force General Tod Wolters Sworn In As NATO Commander.
-US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance.
- Asia-Pacific To Grow 5.7% In 2019: ADB.
-The Asia-Pacific region expected to grow at 5.7% in 2019. According to the bank’s Asian Development Outlook 2019 report released in April, developing Asia which comprises 45 nations ranging from China to Tuvalu is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2019.
- Spain Legend Xavi Hernandez Announces Retirement.
-Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the current season.
- Actor Peter Mayhew Passes Away.
-Peter Mayhew, the actor behind the character of Chewbacca has passed away. He was 74.
- Postage Stamp To Commemorate 750th Birth Anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desika Released.
-Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a pastage stamp to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan in New Delhi. The stamp has been released by Indian Postal department.