Current Affairs August 2022

Very Important Current Affairs August 2022

Very Important Current Affairs August 2022

    • Google has announced a campaign to up skill cyber security researchers and developers in India.

    • South Korea has once again shattered its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate.

    • HDFC Bank has partnered with Tata Neu to launch two new credit cards. The card will be launched in two variants – Tata Neu plus HDFC Bank Credit Card and Tata Neu Infinity HDFC Bank Credit Card.

    • Dream Set Go, a sports experiences and travel platform, have announced Sourav Ganguly as its first brand ambassador.

    • Olympic champion and javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a Lausanne Diamond League.

    • Karim Benzema rewarded for outstanding seasons by winning the UEFA men’s player of the year prizes at a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • North-east state, Nagaland got its second railway station after a gap of more than 119 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi.

    • Scotland Museum signed an agreement with the Indian government to return seven ancient artefacts to India.

    • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched the ‘Vidya Rath - School on Wheels’ project.

    • The Punjab and Haryana governments have agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

    • Jharkhand is 1st state to implement block chain in the country which is being used to track seed distribution.

    • 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to be held in Canada. An Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPA) at Halifax in Canada.

    • 17-year-old Indian chess master Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, an international chess Championships.

    • Former India football team captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee, who led the country to a historic fourth-place finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, has passed away recently.

    • Former Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi has passed away. He served as the Governor of Jharkhand from the year 2004- 2009.

    • Dr Jitendra Singh launched India’s first truly indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus developed by KPIT-CSIR in Pune.

    • Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) liberalized remittance scheme (LRS) made a strong comeback in the first quarter of FY23 as Indians increased spending on international travel, maintenance of close relatives, and gifts.

    • International travel contributed $2.92 billion of the $6.04 billion remitted under LRS in Q1FY23.

    • Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will publish his new autobiography on November 22.

    • The former prime minister’s book “Bibi: My Story”. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is an international day celebrated on August 23 of each year.

    • The theme for this year is ‘Decolonization.’ The fundamental right to self-determination is identified by the United Nations as core to decolonization, allowing not only independence, but also other ways of decolonization.

    • World Water Week 2022 takes place from 23 August to 1 September. The World Water Week is an annual event organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

    • The theme of the 2022 World Water Week is: “Seeing the unseen: The value of water”, which helps us view water in new and fascinating ways.

    • Alexia Putellas rewarded for outstanding seasons by winning the UEFA women’s player of the year prizes at a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • Women’s Equality Day 2022 is celebrated all over the world to celebrate women’s empowerment and equality.

    • This year, Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated on 26th August 2022. Women’s Equality Day 2022 theme is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

    • The Karnataka government and ‘Isha Outreach’ have signed a MoU to work together and achieve synergy between ‘Cauvery Calling’ and various government based agro forestry promotion schemes in the districts which form part of the Cauvery basin.

    • Royal Enfield has partnered with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to promote and safeguard the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of India.

    • The government has approved a proposal to give specific names to all the AIIMS, based on regional heroes, freedom fighters, historical events or monuments of the area, or their distinct geographical identity.

    • Indian men’s volleyball team has won the bronze medal by defeating Korea 3-2 in the 14th Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran.

    • The private sector lender RBL Bank has appointed Gopal Jain and Dr. Sivakumar Gopalan as the non-executive directors.

    • Distinguished scientist Samir V Kamat was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Defense Research and Development and Chairman of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant on September 2.

    • Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the 2022 Peace Prize “in recognition of her efforts to welcome refugees,” according to UNESCO.

    • As per the website of National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, Tradition ascribes this tank to a Tomar King, Anang Pal II, the builder of Lal Kot.

    • The Anangtal Lake is situated in Mehrauli, Delhi. Global escrow banking solution provider Castler has partnered with Yes Bank to offer digital escrow services for the bank’s customers.

    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has chaired the 23rd meeting of Central Zonal Council in Bhopal.

    • Chhattisgarh Government will set up 300 rural industrial parks in the state to boost and strengthen the village economy.

    • In a first, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to build an education township in the state.

    • Senior scientist Debasisa Mohanty has been appointed as the Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII).

    • Odisha cadre 1987-batch IAS officer Rajesh Verma has been appointed as the Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu.

    • Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala was known for backing over 50 Hindi films including 1965 film “Mahabharat” and hit comedies in the 2000s such as “Hera Pheri” and “Welcome”.

    • Adidas CEO Kasper Roasted will step down next year, the sports apparel maker, and the company has started looking for a successor.

    • Adani Group founder, Gautam Adani has set the ball rolling to acquire a controlling stake of 55.18% in New Delhi Television (NDTV).

    • World Gujarati Language Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 24 August.

    • This day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great writer of Gujarat ‘Veer Narmad’.

    • State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has commenced its Cow dung to Compressed Biogas Project at Sanchore, Rajasthan.

    • Greece has announced that it has exited the European Union’s ‘enhanced surveillance framework.

    • The board of IDFC Limited has approved the appointment of Mahendra N Shah as its Managing Director in August 2022.

    • The fourth edition of the India Clean Air Summit began in Bengaluru with global experts set to discuss an integrated approach to resolving air pollution and climate change.

    • The Jammu and Kashmir government in its communication has said that the Village Defense Groups constituted in pursuance of the government order have over the years successfully ensured the safety and security of the identified vulnerable villages and supplemented the efforts of the security forces in maintaining internal security.

    • International Dog Day is celebrated annually on August 26 to promote the adoption of dogs instead of buying them from pet shops.

    • Former Chief Economic Adviser, KV Subramanian was appointed as the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    • India’s first 3D-printed post office is slated to come up in Bengaluru, Karnataka and will cost around one-fourth of the amount spent on a traditional building.

    • Union Government has launched the ‘Rashtriya Puruskar Portal’ to bring together all the awards of the various Ministries of the government under one platform.

    • TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), have partnered with to launch an innovative program that will see 1,000 green energy enterprises established throughout the nation.

    • Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur, Mohali. The hospital has been built at a cost of over 660 Crore rupees by Tata Memorial Centre, an aide institute under the Department of Atomic Energy.

    • In Mali, the military has appointed Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim Prime Minister after the country’s civilian PM Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital.

    • A first-of-its-kind, Composite Indoor Shooting Range (CISR) was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta at INS Karna.

    • Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim working for the Insider online magazine of the US has been selected for the Pulitzer Prize 2022.

    • ‘Internaut Day’ is celebrated on 23 August every year to mark the invention of the World Wide Web.

    • India’s GDP growth is projected to spike to a four-quarter high 13 per cent in Q1 (April-June) FY23 due to low base of Covid 2.0 and robust recovery in contact intensive services, according to ICRA.

    • The 2022 Liberty Medal will be awarded this fall to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

    • The National Constitution Center announced that Zelenskyy will be honored in a ceremony in October for what it called “his heroic defense of liberty in the face of Russian tyranny.

    • ” Union Minister Anurag Thakur has launched “Azadi Quest”, a series of online educational games based on India’s freedom struggle, developed in collaboration with Zynga India.

    • The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the proposal of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department to start the country’s first night safari in the capital Lucknow.

    • According to the government of India, transgenders will be brought under the ambit of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).

    • A 17-year-old pilot, Mack Rutherford became the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a small aircraft after he landed in Bulgaria, where his journey kicked off five months ago.

    • Former Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu has released a book titled “A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19”, a compilation of selected articles of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley on his death anniversary.

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