Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 May 2022

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by Isaimozhi K | Updated May 17, 2022

Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 May 2022

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Becomes The President Of UAE

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, was chosen as President of the UAE by the Supreme Council of the Union. 

Highlights:

  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, was chosen as President of the UAE by the Supreme Council of the Union.

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  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, presided over a meeting of the Council at the Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. 

  • Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away at 73, has been replaced.

  • Sheikh Mohamed rose to prominence during a period when his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa was sick, including having a stroke in 2014. 

  • The UAE has launched a man into space, sent a mission to Mars, and built its first nuclear reactor under his quiet leadership.

Andrew Symonds, Former Australia Cricketer, Passed Away In Car Accident

Andrew Symonds, a former Australian all-rounder, died in a car accident. 

Highlights:

  • Andrew Symonds, a former Australian all-rounder, died in a car accident.

  • The 46-year-old, who represented Australia in 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals between 1998 and 2009, was killed in a single-car collision. 

  • Andrew was also an excellent fielder, playing a significant role in Australia's back-to-back 50-over World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.

  • He spent 17 seasons with Queensland and stints with Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, and Surrey in the English County Championship, and Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

  • Symonds, born in England and had one Afro-Caribbean father, is also known for the infamous "monkeygate" affair, which pushed him into a downward spiral. At the 2008 New Year Test in Sydney, he claimed India spinner Harbhajan Singh called him a "monkey."

India beats Indonesia 3-0 And Wins The Thomas Cup Title

With a 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia in the final, India's men's badminton team won the Thomas Cup for the first time. 

Highlights:

  • With a 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia in the final, India's men's badminton team won the Thomas Cup for the first time. 

  • In the final of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, India defeated 14-time winners Indonesia 3-0 to win the title. India put on a show to remember, with medalist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, and the world number 8 doubles combo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy putting on unforgettable performances.

  • Lakshya Sen defeated Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 to give India a perfect start in an exciting tie.

  • Satwik and Chirag of India defeated Ahsan-Sukamuljo of Indonesia 18-21, 23-21, 21-19, giving India a 2-0 lead.

  • Kidambi Srikanth defeated Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 in the third game to make it 3-0.

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