Current Affairs 2022

Rohit Chamoli clinches gold for India in Asian Junior Boxing Championships [29 Aug 2021]

National champion Rohit Chamoli (48kg) defeated Mongolia’s Otgonbayar Tuvshinzaya in an intense final to clinch the gold in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Vinod Kumar wins bronze medal [29 Aug 2021]

India’s Vinod Kumar bagged the bronze medal in men’s discus throw F52 event in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, adding a third medal to the country's tally. Vinod Kumar, too, set an Asian record with a throw of 19.91m.

Sabri Named New PM of Malaysia [20 Aug 2021]

Malaysia's king appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the Prime Minister on August 20, 2021, returning the job to a party tainted by graft accusations as the southeast Asian nation grapples with a Covid-19 surge and an economic slump. Ismail Sabri replaces Muhyiddin Yassin, who stepped down on August 16, 2021, after coalition infighting cost him his majority, but the new PrimeMinister's backing by the same alliance raises concerns that he will also lead an unstable government.

AL-MOHED AL-Hindi-2021 - 1st Ever Naval Exercise Between India and Saudi Arabia [10 Aug 2021]

The maiden naval exercise 'AL-MOHED AL-Hindi-2021 between the Indian Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces commenced on August 9, 2021. INS Kochi, the flagshipDestroyer of the Indian Western Fleet, arrived at the Portal-Jubail, Saudi Arabia representing India. A number of shores and sea-based drills were scheduled to take place between the two navies. INSKochi is the 2nd ship of the Kolkata class Stealth GuidedMissile Destroyer, built indigenously by Mazgon DockLimited (MDL) in Mumbai.

PM launches Ujjwala 2.0 from Mahoba Uttar Pradesh [10 Aug 2021]

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - PMUY) by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing. During the event, the Prime Minister interacted with beneficiaries of the Ujjwala.

Indian PM Modi Presides Over UN Security Council Open Debate, Calls for Cooperation in Maritime Security [09 Aug 2021]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 9, 2021chaired a high-level United Nations Security Council open debate on enhancing maritime security and the need for international cooperation in this field. First Indian PM to Preside Over UNSC MeetModi is the first Indian Prime Minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate, according to the Prime Minister's office.

Neeraj Chopra wins a historic gold medal Tokyo Olympics 2020 [07 Aug 2021]

Neeraj Chopra won a historic gold medal in an athletics event at the Tokyo Olympic Games as he topped the men’s javelin throw final. He has become India's first Olympic medalist from athletics in the finals of the men's javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020. He has also joined Abhinav Bindra as India's only second Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event.

Brazil beat Spain 2-1 after extra time to win gold medal [07 Aug 2021]

Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 after extra time to win the Olympic men's football gold medal at the Tokyo Games after the game finished 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes. Mexico beat Japan to secure the bronze.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins bronze for India [07 Aug 2021]

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won the bronze medal after defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 in men's 65kg wrestling.

Parliament Passes Bill to End All Retrospective Taxation [06 Aug 2021]

A bill that aims to end all retrospective taxation imposed on indirect transfer of Indian assets was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 6, 2021. The Taxation Laws(Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed by Rajya Sabha on August 9, 2021. With this, all tax demands are made on companies like Cairn Energy and Vodafone using a 2012 legislation on indirect transfer of Indian assets prior to May 28, 2012 will be withdrawn.

The first National Heart Failure Biobank (NHFB) is inaugurated at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences [05 Aug 2021]

The first National Heart Failure Biobank (NHFB) is inaugurated at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST). The NHFB would collect blood, biopsies, and clinical data to provide insights into heart diseases and heart failures among Indian children and adults.

India win bronze in men’s hockey [05 Aug 2021]

India men's hockey team win bronze by beating mighty Germany 5-4, breaking their 41-year long medal drought at the Olympics.

KVIC’s Unique Plastic-Mixed Handmade Paper gets Patent for Invention [05 Aug 2021]

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has secured Patent registration for its innovative Plastic-mixed Handmade Paper developed to reduce plastic menace from nature. The patent certificate was issued to KVIC’s Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur, on 2nd August 2021, by the Controller of Patent, Intellectual Property of India. The idea of developing plastic-mixed handmade paper was invented in September 2018, and in just two months, i.e. in November 2018, the project was executed by the team of scientists at KNHPI. The plastic-mixed handmade paper was developed under Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic from Nature). This is the first of its kind project in India, where plastic waste is de-structured, degraded, diluted and used with paper pulp while making handmade paper and thus reduces plastic waste from nature. The invention is aligned with the Prime Minister’s call for fighting the menace of single-use plastic.

VOC Port, the first Major Port to launch e-cars [05 Aug 2021]

The first batch of three e-cars was flagged off at the VO Chidambaranar Port Trust. These Tata Xpres-T electric vehicles have been supplied by M/s. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint venture of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), under the Ministry of Power, on a wet-lease basis, for a period of 6 years. Three more e-cars will be deployed in near future. As a part of the wet-lease agreement, EESL will also be providing Charging points at the Port, Insurance, Registration, deployment of drivers, and maintenance of the vehicles. VOC Port will pay monthly recurring costs to EESL. The EVs being deployed comprise a 21.50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, capable of powering the vehicle for 231 Kilometres in a single charge. The battery pack would be powered by an AC charger set-up that can simultaneously charge three cars (3 outputs) at a time with an output power rating of 3.3kW per car. The charger set-up would be able to charge the battery from 0 to 100% in 8 hours. With zero tailpipe emission, each electric vehicle would reduce the GHG footprint by more than 1.5 Tonnes of CO2 every year.

Lovlina Borgohain ends with bronze medal in boxing [04 Aug 2021]

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli.

COMMENCEMENT OF SEA TRIALS OF INDIGENOUS AIRCRAFT CARRIER (IAC) ‘VIKRANT’ [04 Aug 2021]

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ designed by Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design(DND) is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL), a Public Sector Shipyard under Ministry of Shipping(MoS). IAC is a leading example of the nation’s quest for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” with more than 76% indigenous content. This is the maiden attempt of the Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard to indigenously design and build an Aircraft Carrier. The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is 262 m long, 62 m at the widest part and height of 59 m including the superstructure. There are 14 decks in all, including five in the superstructure. The ship has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers. The ship has been designed with a very high degree of automation for machinery operation, ship navigation and survivability, ‘Vikrant’ has a top speed of around 28 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles. The ship can accommodate an assortment of fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

PM launches digital payment solution e-RUPI [02 Aug 2021]

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the digital payment solution e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution, today via video conference. e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment. Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that the eRUPI voucher is going to play a huge role in making DBT more effective in digital transactions in the country and will give a new dimension to digital governance. This will help everyone in targeted, transparent, and leakage-free delivery. He said e-RUPI is a symbol of how India is progressing by connecting people’s lives with technology.

Government has declared 23rd January as Parakram Diwas to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose [02 Aug 2021]

The government of India is celebrating the 125th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Inaugural function of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was organized at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata on 23rd January 2021 which was presided over by Hon’ble Prime Minister. Commemorative coins and stamps on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were released on the occasion. International Seminars were also organized on the 23rd January 2021 at Kolkata and 5th March 2021 at Jabalpur under the above commemoration. A high-Level Committee under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister has been constituted for the commemoration. The Committee includes distinguished persons, historians, authors, experts, family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as well as eminent persons associated with Azad Hind Fauz (INA). A gazette notification was issued on 19th Jan 2021 on a declaration of 23rd January as Parakram Diwas every year.

Shri Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) [01 Aug 2021]

Shri Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts. Shri Deepak Das is the 25th officer to hold the position of Controller General of Accounts (CGA). Shri Deepak Das, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, is appointed by the Government of India as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, with effect from August 1, 2021.

Shri Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) [01 Aug 2021]

Shri Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts. Shri Deepak Das is the 25th officer to hold the position of Controller General of Accounts (CGA). Shri Deepak Das, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, is appointed by the Government of India as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, with effect from August 1, 2021.

Shuttler P V Sindhu bags bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics [01 Aug 2021]

Indian shuttler P V Sindhu won the bronze medal in the women’s single match in Tokyo Olympics today. PV Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao of China by 21-13 and 21-15 in the bronze medal match and became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. Sindhu won silver in Rio 2016.

P. V. Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman shuttler and the second Indian to win two consecutive individual medals [01 Aug 2021]

P. V. Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman shuttler and the second Indian to win two consecutive individual medals at the Olympics after she wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah clocks women’s 100m race [31 Jul 2021]

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah clocks women’s 100m race in a record 10.61 seconds, to retain Olympic gold at Tokyo.

Mumbai-born Shailesh G Jejurikar, the newly appointed P&G global COO [31 Jul 2021]

Procter & Gamble has announced the appointment of Shailesh G Jejurikar as its global COO. This is the first time an Indian has been given the role at the US-based company, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. 54 years old Jejurikar, whose appointment is effective from October 1, will report to Jon R. Moeller, the new CEO of P&G, in his new role. Moeller, currently, is Vice Chairman and Chief Operation Officer at the company.

All-India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses [29 Jul 2021]

In a big decision, the Union Government announces a 27% reservation for OBCs and a 10% reservation for EWS in the all-India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from the academic year 2021-22 onwards.

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka [28 Jul 2021]

Basavaraj Bommai took oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. The 61-year-old leader was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan, Bangalore.

Dholavira earns the coveted UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (WHS) tag [27 Jul 2021]

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in the Kutch region of Gujarat, earns the coveted UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (WHS) tag to become the fourth World Heritage Site in the state.

Kandla becomes first Green SEZ [26 Jul 2021]

Kandla SEZ (KASEZ) was awarded IGBC Platinum Rating. KASEZ is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities. The plaque was presented to the KASEZ team. The efforts of the KASEZ team were applauded especially noting the fact that this was accomplished in the Bhuj region where water conservation and afforestation are critical interventions. This was a major achievement and is part of activities envisaged under the commitment of the Government to the Green SEZs Mission as part of celebrations marking India@75 - Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. 

India gets its 39th World Heritage Site [25 Jul 2021]

India’s nomination of Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. Ramappa Temple, a 13th-century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal in weightlifting [24 Jul 2021]

Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020: When one of India’s greatest moments in weightlifting was being hoisted into reality by the legendary Karnam Malleswari, at the Sydney Games in 2000, the state of Manipur was laying the ground for their own moment in the sun, albeit 21 years later. A generational effort that culminated in Mirabai Saikom Chanu’s monstrous 202-kg combined lift for the Tokyo Olympics silver medal in the 49-kg weightlifting category.

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