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by Isaimozhi K | Updated May 26, 2022

Top Current Affairs of the day: 26 May 2022

Bilateral Exercise EX Bongosagar Between Indian Navy & Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Begins

On May 24, 2022, the third iteration of the Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise 'Bongosagar' began in Port Mongla, Bangladesh.

Highlights:

  • On May 24, 2022, the third iteration of the Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise 'Bongosagar' began in Port Mongla, Bangladesh.

  • The Bongosagar exercise will commence with a Harbour Phase on May 24-25, followed by a Sea Phase on May 26-27 in the Northern Bay of Bengal.

  • By conducting several maritime exercises and operations between the two navies, Exercise Bongosagar aims to build high interoperability and combined operational skills.

  • The exercise is being carried out by Indian Naval Ships Kora, an indigenously built Guided Missile Corvette, and Sumedha, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel. The Bangladesh Navy is represented by the Guided Missile Frigates BNS Abu Ubaidah and Ali Haider.

  • Professional and social exchanges, friendly sporting events, and tactical level planning conversations on the conduct of the exercises at sea are all part of the exercise's harbor phase.

  • Ships from both nations would be able to participate in rigorous surface warfare drills, weapon firing drills, seamanship evolutions, and coordinated air operations in a tactical scenario during the exercise's sea phase.

Rajesh Bhushan Becomes The Chairperson Of Committee B At The 75th World Health Assembly.

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, has been appointed as the Chairperson of Committee B during the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA).

Highlights:

  • Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, has been appointed as the Chairperson of Committee B during the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA).

  • This committee focuses on the administrative and financial sectors of the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Every year, the World Health Assembly has to go through many health challenges and responses to review. So the assembly operates in two groups - Committee A and Committee B.

Committee A:

This group focuses on technical and health matters. They have listed several issues during the 75th World Health Assembly such as the pandemic readiness and response, amendment in International Health Regulations 2005, WHO work in a health emergency, Global Strategy for HIV, TB, Viral hepatitis and eradication of polio, Immunisation agenda 2030, Infection prevention and control and human resources for health, etc.

Committee B:

This group focuses on preparing reports on several vital issues, including medical conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan, WHO's budget for the year 2022-2023, preventing sexual exploitation, WHO's Global strategy and plan of action on preventing public health, innovation, and intellectual property, audit report of WHO, and intergovernmental organizations issues.

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Re-Appointed As Director-General Of The World Health Organization

The WHO has re-appointed its Director-General (DG) to be Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the second term.

Highlights:

  • The WHO has re-appointed its Director-General (DG) to be Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the second term starting from August 16, 2022. 

  • He was selected for the position during the 75th World Health Assembly held in Geneva. He was the only candidate. 

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected for the first time in 2017. He was the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Health in Ethiopia before joining the WHO.

  • The announcement was made by Ahmed Robleh Adbilleh from Djibouti and voted by secret ballot. Both were seen as a formality process since he was the one and only candidate. 

  • Several ministers and other delegates congratulated Tedros with hugs. Tedros has maintained the UN agency through the difficult periods caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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