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Current Affairs 16 May 2022


  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban
  2. Supermassive black hole:  Sagittarius A*
  3. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
  4. Pravaig Field Pack
  5. Devasahayam Pillai

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban


 1.21 crore houses have been sanctioned under the scheme till May 9 2022, of which 58.82 lakh houses have been completed/delivered.


GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban?
  2. What is the Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancements (BLC)?
  3. What is geotagging and is it mandatory under the PMAY-U?
  4. What is Bhuvan HFA?

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Supermassive Black Hole:  Sagittarius A*


The first photograph of Sagittarius A* (pronounced as sadge-ay-star), a supermassive black hole about 26,000 light years from Earth and situated at the centre of the Milky Way, was revealed by astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).

  • In April 2019, astronomers captured the first ever photograph of a black hole M87, which was located in a distant galaxy called Messier 87.


GS II- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About black hole
  2. Where do black holes come from?

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)


The Union government is reassessing the concept of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) leading to a delay in the appointment to the post.

  • The post of CDS has also been lying vacant since the demise of Late. Gen. Bipin Rawat.


GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who is CDS?
  2. Functions of CDS
  3. Need of such a post

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Pravaig Field Pack


A Bengaluru-based venture has produced a rugged tactical battery that it is now planning to sell to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces in Europe.


GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Pravaig Field Pack
  2. Significance

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Devasahayam Pillai


Devasahayam Pillai, who was born a Hindu in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu and converted to Christianity in the 18th century, became the first Indian layman to be declared a saint by the Vatican.

  • Besides Devasahayam, the Pope proclaimed five other men and four women as saints.


GS I- Art and Culture

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