Jagdeep Dhankar elected India's next Vice President [06 Aug 2022]
Jagdeep Dhankar, the candidate of the Centre-ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has been declared the winner of the Vice Presidential election. Dhankar, 71, will be administered the oath to the office on August 11, a day after the tenure of incumbent Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to expire. Jagdeep Dhankar, the former West Bengal governor, defeated joint opposition's nominee Margaret Alva in the Vice Presidential elections.
DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs [04 Aug 2022]
Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. The missiles hit with precision and successfully destroyed the targets at two different ranges. Telemetry systems have recorded the satisfactory flight performance of the missiles. The all-indigenous Laser Guided ATGM employs a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles. The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
Shri Satyendra Prakash assumes charge as Principal Director General PIB [01 Aug 2022]
Shri Satyendra Prakash assumed charge as Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB). Shri Prakash is an Officer of the Indian Information Service, Batch of 1988. Prior to this, he held the position of Principal DG, Central Bureau of Communication.
England's Beth Mead named tournament's best player after winning Golden Boot [31 Jul 2022]
England forward Beth Mead was named Euro 2022's best player after winning the Golden Boot award given to the tournament's top scorer. Mead edged Germany's Alexandra Popp in the scoring stakes, despite both players finishing on six goals in Women's Euro 2022.
Mirabai Chanu wins India's first gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 [30 Jul 2022]
Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (49kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming four of them in a power-packed performance, to claim India's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and CWG record in snatch. She obliterated the Games record in clean and jerk as well as total lift.
Delivery of Indigenous Aircraft Carries (IAC) Vikrant [28 Jul 2022]
Indian Navy has created maritime history by taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant from her builder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi. Designed by the Indian Navy's in-house Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built by CSL, a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Shipping (MoS), the carrier is christened after her illustrious predecessor, India's first Aircraft Carrier which played a vital role in the 1971 war. The 262 meter long carrier has a full displacement of close to 45,000 tonnes which is much larger and more advanced than her predecessor. The ship is powered by four Gas Turbines totaling 88 MW power and has a maximum speed of 28 Knots. Built at an overall cost of close to Rs. 20,000 Crores.
French cricketer Gustav Mckeon becomes youngest cricketer to score T20I century [26 Jul 2022]
France opener Gustav McKeon became the first teenager to score a T20I century in men’s cricket. Mckeon smoked a 61-ball 109 against Switzerland in Vantaa. His knock was studded with five fours and nine sixes. It was only the second international match for the youngster.
Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in World Athletics [26 Jul 2022]
In The World Athletics Championship javelin throw final at Eugene in the USA, India’s Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal.
Anderson Peters beats Neeraj Chopra to take javelin gold [25 Jul 2022]
The Grenadian Anderson Peters, who awed the world with three javelin throws over 90m to take gold in the World Championships in a competition.
After Kaushik Basu, Indermit Gill to be second Indian to become World Bank chief economist [25 Jul 2022]
Indermit Gill will be the second Indian, after Kaushik Basu, to become the chief economist of World Bank, the international financial institution that grants loans to middle and lower-income countries. Gill's tenure will start from September 1, 2022, the World Bank said in a press release issued on July 21. Gill is currently World Bank's vice president for equitable growth, finance, and institutions, where he led work on macroeconomics, debt, trade, poverty, and governance. Between 2016 and 2021, he was a professor of public policy at Duke University and a non-resident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.