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News in Short - 10-May-2022

DNA samples from Rakhigarhiburial pit sent for analysis

Date: 10 May 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • DNA samples collected from two human skeletons unearthed at a necropolis of a Harappan-era Rakhigarhi site in Haryana have been sent for scientific examination.
  • The skeletons of two women were found a couple of months ago at mound number 7, believed to be nearly 5,000 years old.
  • Pots and other artefacts were also found buried next to them in a pit, part of the funerary rituals back in the Harappan Civilisation era.

John Lee appointed next leader of Hong Kong

Date: 10 May 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • John Lee, a hardline security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, was elected as the city’s next leader.
  • Lee’s role as Hong Kong’s next leader has sparked concern that Beijing could further tighten its grip on the city.
  • He spent most of his civil service career in the police and security bureau, and is a staunch supporter of a national security law imposed on Hong Kong in 2020 to stamp out dissent.

Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa scales Everest for record 26times

Date: 10 May 2022 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • A Nepali Sherpa scaled Mount Everest for a record 26th time, beating his own previous record set last year.
  • Kami Rita Sherpascaled the 8,848.86-metre (29,031.69-foot) mountain along the traditional southeast ridge route leading 10 other Sherpa climbers.
  • The climbing route used by Kami Rita was pioneered by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and remains the most popular.

Peerless Group MD Sunil Kanti Roy passes away

Date: 10 May 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • Sunil Kanti Roy, the Managing Director of Kolkata-based diversified conglomerate Peerless Group, passed away. He was 78.
  • Roy, a recipient of Padma Shri, had taken over the responsibilities of the conglomerate from his elder brother, B.K. Roy, after his death in 1985.
  • Peerless Group is engaged in diversified business activities including finance, hospitality, healthcare, insurance and securities.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksaresigns

Date: 10 May 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down from his post after being instructed by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Mahinda RajapakSri Lanka has been plunged in weeks of economic crisis stemming from a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a shortage in essential supplies suchsa was under pressure from within his own Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) ranks to resign.
  • as fuel, food and medicines.