Current Affairs August 2022

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • India International Bullion Exchange [IIBX], India’s first International Bullion Exchange has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in GIFT-IFSC in Gandhinagar Gujarat.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the headquarters of International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) in GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Point 5140 at Dras, in Kargil sector has been renamed as “Gun Hill” to commemorate the victory of Indian Armed Forces and to pay tribute to the sacrifice of the war heroes in “Operation Vijay 1999”.
  • ‘Responsible AI for Youth 2022’ program has been launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This program has been created by the National E-Governance Division, in collaboration with Intel India and Ministry of Education.
  • The Ministry of Steel established an Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel). The objective of this committee is to identify the issues pertaining to the steel sector, especially the secondary steel industry.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Navy Purpose has entered in MoU to boost self-reliance in key technologies and to collaborate on aviation research and development.
  • ‘AL NAJAH –IV’- 4th edition of India-Oman joint military exercise has been held in Rajasthan.
  • ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya - Power @2047’ has been initiated by the Ministry of Power, and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy [MNRE], to showcase the transformation, and achievements in the power sector in the last 8 years. It is part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • India’s Largest Online Herbarium Database, ‘Indian Virtual Herbarium’ has been Launched by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • The Government of India has made a Task Force to control the Monkey-pox cases in India, which will be headed by Vinod K. Paul.
  • Ex VINBAX 2022- The 3rd edition of Vietnam-India bilateral army exercise has been held at in Haryana.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited and Ministry of Defense has entered in MoU for the supply of 9 integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare [ASW] complex (IAC) MOD ‘C’ Systems. This system has been indigenously developed by BEL in association with the Defense Research and Development Organization.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited and National Tiger Conservation Authority made an MoU for transcontinental relocation of ‘Cheetah’ in its historical range in India. In this MoU eight to ten Cheetahs will be taken from Namibia and South Africa and will be introduced at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Tata Steel is set to manufacture ‘First-in-India’ 180-degree rotating seats for the Vande Bharat express trains.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development has unveiled guidelines for the implementation of “Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0” (POSHAN 2.0). It aims to address the issues of malnutrition in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
  • NAMASTE Scheme- to achieve zero sanitation fatalities in India and to ensure that all sanitation work is undertaken by skilled workers, this scheme has been launched by Government of India. The NAMASTE project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development [NIESBUD] and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)has entered in MoU for developing entrepreneurial skills in the youth and enhance sustainable livelihood opportunities.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL] & Bangladesh government has entered in MoU for an interim set up to facilitate emergency supply of petroleum goods.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, has released publications on Diamond Jubilee milestone of Indian Oil’s Guwahati Refinery & Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bongaigaon Refinery. ‘My Stamp’ was issued to Indian Oil Corporation by the Indian Post Department.
  • The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs [CCEA] chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Fair and Remunerative Price [FRP] of sugarcane for sugar for the season 2022-23 (October-September) at Rs. 305/quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10.25%.
  • India at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, expressed to intensify its climate action by presenting to the world five nectar elements (Panchamrit) of India’s climate action. This update to India’s existing Nationally Determined Contribution [NDC] translates the ‘Panchamrit’ announced at COP 26 into enhanced climate targets. The update is also a step towards achieving India’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero by 2070.
  • The Data Protection Bill, 2021, has been withdrawn from the Lok Sabha by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ministry of Communications & Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This bill was drafted by a committee that was headed by retired Supreme Court Justice BN Srikrishna. In late 2019, a revised version of the draft, titled the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (the "PDPB"), was introduced in the Indian Parliament.
  • The World’s largest floating solar plant is set to be built on Omkareshwar Dam in Narmada River at Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh which will generate 600-Megawatt power by 2022-23.
  • Indian Navy’s women officers have created history after they completed the first-ever all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft. The mission was carried out by five officers of the Indian Navy Air Squadron (INAS) 314 based at Naval Air Enclave at Gujarat’s Porbandar.
    • The Dornier-228 aircraft was captained by the Mission Commander, Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma.
  • Russia & Airports Authority of India [AAI] entered in contract for the supply of radio equipment. Under this contract, the company will manufacture 34 sets of Instrument Landing System [ILS] for the modernization of 24 airports in India.
  • Greater Male Connectivity Project, the largest infrastructure project in Maldives will be built at a cost of USD 500 million. It is funded by a USD 400 million Line of Credit from the Indian EXIM (Export Import) Bank and a USD 100 million grant from the Indian government.
  • Urban animal rescue centre (first-of-its-kind) Urban Animal Rescue Centre has been set up at Guindy National Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • The Indian Army has performed a Pan-Indian exercise called “Skylight” to test and evaluate its entire satellite-based communication network to ensure operational readiness in the wake of a future conflict.
  • Prasar Bharati & Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has entered in MoU to develop next generation broadcast solution and roadmap for digital terrestrial broadcasting consistent with emerging standards such as 5G Broadcast.
  • The Review Planning & Monitoring (RPM) meeting with States and State Power Utilities was held at New Delhi, under the chairmanship of R. K. Singh.
  • Aurangabad, Maharashtra became the first city of India to officially release the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) data from Google. Google’s EIE feature helps cities to measure the carbon emission sources, conduct analysis and identify strategies to reduce emissions that help counter air pollution.
  • Army Design Bureau [ADB] of the Indian Army & the Drone Federation of India (DFI) has entered in MoU to develop high-impact drones for Indian soldiers.
  • Ex Vajra Prahar 2022′it is a 13th edition of the India-United States (US) Joint Special Forces exercise held in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 12th edition of Def Expo 2022 is set to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in month of October.
  • 106 years old Astronomical Observatory in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar has not been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage.
  • ‘Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty’ has been signed between India and Australia to promote co-production of films.
  • ‘SPARK’: The Space Tech Park- India’s first virtual space technology museum launched by Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO].
  • To boost the functional computer literacy of nearly 25 lakh Civil Servants of India This programme will execute by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with help of Microsoft for this undertaking.
  • Government of India has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in the energy mix to 15% in 2030 from the current share of about 6.3%.
  • India Meteorological Department [IMD], Japan and the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] have jointly launched a new initiative to accelerate climate action in 10 states and Union Territories across India.
  • ‘SMILE-75 Initiative’ is a Shelter Home (i.e., Rain Basera) near Nizammudin Metro Station in New Delhi has been launched by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • Ministry of Finance has released a notification that those who pay income tax will not be allowed to enroll in the Government’s Social Security Scheme Atal Pension Yojana [APY] from October 1, 2022.
  • Tamil Nadu government has notified Agasthyamalai Elephant Reserve as its 5th Elephant Reserve on the occasion of World Elephant Day 2022 (12 August).
  • Asia’s largest Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant in the Sangrur district of Punjab has started commercial production at village Bhuttal Kalan. The plant supplies CBG to the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) outlet.
  • The Border Road Organization (BRO) is making a road map to construct a first-of-its-kind road stretch using steel slag in Arunachal Pradesh border. The project is being initiated after the success of using 100% steel slag on a port connectivity road in Gujarat state whose length is 1.2 km which was completed by CSIR-CRRI.
  • This year India has celebrated its 76th Independence Day on 15th August 2022 to mark the country’s freedom from nearly two centuries of British colonial rule. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led the celebrations from Red Fort in New Delhi and addressed the nation from Red Fort in New Delhi. This is his ninth address as the prime minister.
    • PM Narendra Modi gave the slogan “Jai Anusandhan” i.e., innovation and urged the nation to move forward while focusing on the “Panch Pran” (5 pledges) for the upcoming 25 years.
  • India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make a total of 75 such sites in the country. Interestingly there are 75 Ramsar Sites in 75th Year of Independence India.

The 11 Indian wetlands which have been designated as new Ramsar sites are as follow: 

  1. Tampara Lake in Odisha;
  2. Hirakud Reservoir in Odisha;
  3. Ansupa Lake in Odisha;
  4. Yashwant Sagar in Madhya Pradesh;
  5. Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  6. Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex in Tamil Nadu;
  7. Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  8. Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  9. Thane Creek in Maharashtra;
  10. Hygam Wetland Conservation Reserve in Jammu and Kashmir;
  11. Shallbugh Wetland Conservation Reserve in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign and Parenting App has been launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India has taken rapid strides in reducing child mortality since 2014 from 45 per 1000 live births to 35 per 1000 live births in 2019.
  • Mandla, a district in Madhya Pradesh (MP), which is a tribal-dominated region has become India’s first full functionally literate district.
  • Contract between India and France has been made to Support International Transport Forum's Activities in the Indian Transport Sector.
  • Goa has become the 1st ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State; while Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified Union Territory in India under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Jharkhand has become the 1st state in India to use blockchain technology for tracking the seed distribution programme.
  • Ministry of Defense has unveiled the Scales of Accommodation -2022, which authorizes the construction of facilities for the operational, functional, training, administrative, living, and recreational needs of Defense Personnel.
  • Border Security Force & Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has entered in MoU to ensure the safety and security of booking data for BSF personnel with low cancellation charges and provided an online portal with a credit facility of 60 days.
  • NAFIS- National Automated Fingerprint Identification System which has been developed by National Crime Records Bureau, has been launched by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on the occasion of a 2- day National Security Strategies Conference 2022.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) & ExxonMobil Corporation has entered in MoU for an exploration of oil and gas in the deep sea on India’s East and West coasts.
  • India’s 1st Composite Indoor Shooting Range has been launched by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Technology Development Board (a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology) supports its 1st Aquaculture Project for ‘Advanced, Intensive, All Male Tilapia Aquaculture Project with Israeli Technology’.
  • India’s first indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus launched in Pune (Maharashtra) by Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Mithila Makhana from Bihar got Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which would enable farmers to get the maximum price for their premium produce.
  • Punjab and Haryana agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh with collective contribution from both the states.
  • The Government of India has set a target to completely abolished Kala-azar by the year 2023.
  • Indian Navy & Space Applications Centre has entered in MoU for data sharing and cooperation on Satellite based Naval Applications in Oceanology and Meteorology.
  • Badhe Chalo Campaign launched by Ministry of Culture as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to create a youth-centric activation for greater outreach of Amrit Mahotsav.
  • India’s first private Space Situational Awareness observatory will be established in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, to track objects as small as 10 centimeters (cm) in size orbiting the Earth.
  • National Workshop on Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in Panchayats through thematic Approach on ‘Village with Self-Sufficient Infrastructure’ held at Mohali, Punjab.
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation & Nutrihub entered in MoU to enhance balanced and healthy diets through the sustainable production and consumption of climate-resilient and nutritious millet in various feeding programme integration of millets under Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN).
  • India’s First Education Township with an idea of ‘Single Entry, Multiple Exit’ will established in Uttar Pradesh. This is will provide high quality education to the youth and also equip them with various professional skills in a single place along with accommodation facilities.
  • Garba (Gujarati folk dance) has been nominated on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s intangible cultural heritage list.
  • National Health Authority under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) & Department of Social Justice and Empowerment under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE) has entered in MoU to deliver an inclusive and comprehensive health package for transgender people under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • Edelweiss General Insurance and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made partnership to help create digital health IDs under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission for all in India.
  • Delhi International Airport Limited has launched the beta version of the DigiYatra app for Android. Through this Delhi International Airport Limited is among the first few airports to introduce this system in India. This will facilitate the boarding process faster and more seamless. The customer’s face will act as their documents, like ID proof, Vaccine proof and also act as a boarding pass.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to the nation at Mohali, Punjab, with the aim of offering high cancer care to inhabitants of Punjab and neighboring States/Union Territories.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change unveiled Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 which replace Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 to ensure environmentally management of waste batteries. The rules’ function based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility. It mandates that all waste batteries to be collected and sent for recycling/refurbishment, and prohibits disposal in landfills and incineration.
  • The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the 1st amongst States/UTs to establish an Atal Tinkering Lab in partnership with the government think tank NITI Aayog; on a 50:50 cost-sharing basis.
  • RailTel (under the Ministry of Railways) & CloudExtel partnered to launch India’s first shared Radio Access Network (RAN) solution for congested locations to have better network usage.
  • Telangana government unveiled the theme of 20th edition of BioAsia 2023e., “Advancing for ONE: Shaping the next generation of humanized healthcare”.
  • Airports Authority of India Signs MoU with Sweden for collaboration in aviation technology.
  • The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has been laid the foundation stone for the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing.
  • The 38th meeting of the Ministerial Level Joint Rivers Commission of India and Bangladesh has been held in Delhi after a gap of 12 years. The meeting was preceded by Water Resources Secretary-level interaction held on 23rd August 2022.
  • Vasuki- Campaign Logo of “Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar/Clean Coast Safe Sea” has been launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences. This logo is dedicated to the youth of India those who are interested in participating in coastal and beach cleaning activities.
  • “Eco Mitram” mobile app has been launched to raise awareness about the campaign and to encourage the general public to volunteer for the beach cleaning activities.
  • Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also inaugurated Pedestrians-AndCyclists-Only bridge namely ‘Atal Bridge’ across the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad.
  • Millet Conclave 2022 held at Raichur, karnataka on the theme of “Making Many Millet Magnets-Making Many Millet Entrepreneurs” jointly organized by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and the University of Agricultural Sciences-Raichur.
  • “Operation Yatri Suraksha” to improve the security of passengers has been launched by Indian Railway along with the Railway Protection Force.
  • The World’s largest religious monument ‘The Temple of Vedic Planetarium’ in Mayapur in Nadia, West Bengal, is expected to be open in 2024.
  • “Competitiveness Roadmap for [email protected],” has been released by Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. This will direct India’s journey to becoming a higher-income economy by 2047, when the nation will celebrate its 100th year of independence.
  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (under the Ministry of Ayush) & Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been enter in MoU for Inter-Ministerial cooperation for promotion and facilitation of ‘One Herb, One Standard’.
  • The 10th National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise –SAREX- 2022 was conducted by Indian Coast Guard for two days in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

STATE NEWS

  • Odisha has signed MoU with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] for upcoming Make in Odisha Conclave 2022 (3rd edition).
  • Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) & Airport Authority of India (AAI) has entered in MoU to boost inter-island connectivity under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) Scheme in Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Tripartite Agreement between Arunachal Pradesh with NITI Aayog, and Reach to Teach organization for a large-scale transformation in school education has been initiated. It was done on the 2nd year anniversary of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Mission Bhumiputra’-launched by Assam government; a digital way to issue digitized caste certificates to students.
  • West Bengal & Maharashtra has entered in Mou to prevent the migration and trafficking of women between the two states, where a lot of movement of people takes place.
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited & Gujarat government has entered in MoU to set up an Information Technology and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) Park in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister has adopted 31 cows in the government and private goshalas (cow shelters) with one from each district under Punyakoti Dattu Yojana (cow adoption) Portal. Karnataka became the first state in the country to implement the Punyakoti Adoption Scheme.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government is set to launch the Panchamrut Yojana, with the goal of doubling farmers’ income through the implementation of cost-effective technical measures and the promotion of co-cropping methods.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved Hollongi Greenfield Airport as Donyi Polo Airport. It will showcase old indigenous reverence on the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo).
  • Andhra Pradesh government & National Institute for Smart Government [NISG] has entered in MoU as a part of YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha scheme. This scheme aims to provide litigation-free land ownership.
  • Nethanna Ku Bima”- which offers insurance coverage to handloom and power loom weavers. For the first time in India, the Government of Telangana has introduced this scheme.
  • Renaming of Konaseema as Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district by Andhra Pradesh government.
  • One Road One Week’ Initiative- launched by Delhi Lieutenant Governor; it is initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council. NDMC will repair and undertake maintenance work along footpaths, pavements and central verges.
  • The government of Kerala is set to launch “Kerala Savari”, the government’s own e-taxi service, an alternative to the popular corporate online cab service. This is the first such initiative by any state government in India.
  • UMEED Market Place” - inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir under AVSAR (Airport as Venue for Skilled Artisans of the Region) Scheme of Airport Authority of India.
  • Governments of Assam and Mizoram have made a joint statement to resolve the boundary dispute between the two states.
  • Odisha government & National Institute of Ocean Technology [NIOT]has made an MoU for protecting its coastline.
  • Cheerag Scheme (Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant) for EWS Students was launched by Haryana government.
  • Flipkart signs MoU with Varanasi, Government of Uttar Pradesh under the Samarth program to empower National market access for artisans, weavers, and people with disabilities.
  • Meghalaya will host the 2nd edition of the North East Olympics 2022 in Shillong, from October 30, 2022, to November 06, 2022.
  • IIT Guwahati, Assam and All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE] has made an MoU to provide solutions to problems of accessing water, electricity and internet for the AICTE-affiliated technical institutions in North-East India.
  • Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand.
  • Karnataka government has launched new schemes on sanitation, nutrition and schemes for well-being of farmers, labourers and soldiers.
    • ‘Raitha Vidya Nidhi’ for farmers’ children will also be extended to the landless agricultural labourers, also extended to weavers, fishermen and yellow board taxi drivers’ children
  • Government of Rajasthan & Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN Limited) have entered in MoU for the development of 10,000 MW (MegaWatt) Renewable Energy (RE) projects.
  • “Lucky Bill App” launched by Kerala government to encourage consumers to upload invoices in a bid to curb Goods and Service Tax (GST) evasion. It will help in boosting tax collection and also enable the government to examine the status of tax return filings with the help of bills uploaded by people.
  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), in Bengaluru, Karnataka & Chhattisgarh Government have entered in MoU to set up central India’s largest regional testing laboratory and testing centre at Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) (under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions) & Arunachal Pradesh Government have entered in MoU to create a “District Good Governance”.
    • Arunachal Pradesh has been designated 2022- 23 as the year of e-governance and has already deployed a 100 % e-office, as well as e-assembly and e-cabinet modules, in the state civil secretariat.
  • Tamil Nadu Launches Footwear & Leather Products Policy 2022 at the Tamil Nadu Footwear and Leather Sector Conclave 2022 with the aim of making the state a preferred destination for the manufacturing of footwear and leather goods in Asia.
  • Village Defence Guards scheme (VDGS) 2022 launched by Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government, to organize a small group of volunteer armed civilians in identified villages along the borders as well as in in-depth areas of the Jammu division.
  • Jharkhand & British High Commissioner has signed an MoU to award the Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda (MGJSM) Scholarship to five meritorious scholars belonging to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward class and minorities in the Jharkhand.
  • “Make India No1 Mission” launched by Delhi government. The mission aims to make India the number one country in the world.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & the Nagaland Government has entered in MoU to collaborate and unleash the potential of entrepreneurial talents in Nagaland.
  • Tamil Nadu Government Launches State Level Credit Guarantee Scheme to help Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises.
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh & “Parley for the Oceans” of US based Environmental organization; has entered in MoU for plastic-waste management.
  • Vidyanidhi Scheme- launched by Karnataka Government it is an educational loan facility offered by the State Bank of India to the agricultural labourers’ children.
  • Maharashtra’s First ‘Divyang Park’ Inaugurated in Nagpur by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’ launched by Uttarakhand government on the occasion of National Sports Day.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • Resolution titled “The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment” adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and declared the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.
  • The Indian and French Navies conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) in the North Atlantic Ocean. In which the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tarkash participated.
  • A new ‘Global Alliance for Ending AIDS in Children by 2030’ was announced at the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022 that took place in Montreal, Canada.
  • AIFMM (ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting) 2022 was held in Penh, Cambodia. This meeting was co - chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.
  • West Seti Hydropower Project- will be started in Nepal with the collaboration of NHPC Limited on Seti River.
  • International Solar Alliance and Republic of Cuba has entered in partnership for setting up a 1150 MW solar project in Cuba.
  • University of Hyderabad in Telangana, an Institution of Eminence, has been placed 1st among Indian universities in the Nature Index 2022 ranking. The Nature Index is an indicator of high-quality research in natural and physical sciences including subjects such as chemistry, life sciences, earth & environmental sciences, and physical sciences
    • The Top 3 among the Indian Institutions under research Output are: 1st Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2nd Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai; 3rd IIT Bombay.
  • The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve Moderna’s ‘bivalent’ Covid-19 booster vaccine that tackles both the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron BA.1 variant.
  • Udarashakti’ the four-day military exercise (Air Force) was jointly conducted by India & Malaysia.
  • The Scottish government has become the 1st in the world to legally protect the right to access free period products through passing a law.
  • 9th Meeting of India-Thailand Joint Commission held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Exercise Pitch Black 2022 has been held in Australia in which Indian Air Force participated.
  • In a first-of-its-kind effort, that the Indian Navy Ships set sail to 6 continents – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It is as a part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence of India (“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”).
    • INS Sumedha docked at Perth in Australia
    • INS Saryu docked in Singapore
    • INS Chennai and INS Kochi docked at Muscat harbour in Oman.
    • INS Tabar (F44) docked at Mombasa, Kenya
    • INS Tarkash docked at Rio De Janerio in Brazil.
    • INS Satpura docked at San Diego Harbour, the USA.
    • INS Tarangini, docked at Thames Quay in east London, UK
  • India came in 3rd position at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2022 held in Georgia. The IOAA is an annual contest for students in higher secondary education. Iran’s official team topped the list.
  • India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Geneva (Switzerland) revealed that it contributed USD 400,000 (over Rs 3 crore) to four Voluntary Trust Funds.
  • Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture Meenakashi Lekhi visited Norway’s first Gurdwara, the Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Oslo.
  • ‘Renewing wind growth to power the energy transition: India Wind Energy Market Outlook 2026’ released by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC Intelligence (MEC+). In this report highlighted that India can add another 23.7 Gigawatts within next 5 years (2026).
  • Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen powered train fleet, this initiative by the German Government is to open the door for more environmentally friendly travel.
  • IndiGo, the Country’s largest carrier has joined the World Economic Forum’s Campaign ‘Clear Skies for Tomorrow’ to achieve a significant scale of Sustainable Aviation Fue This will assist the aviation sector move towards net-zero emissions.
  • S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister visit to the Republic of Paraguay, he inaugurated the newly opened Indian Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital, with Julio Cesar Arriola, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Paraguay.

BANKING & FINANCE

  • Small Industries Development Bank in India (SIDBI) & SVC Co-operative Bank Limited has entered in MoU to extend refinance facility to facilitate an improved flow of credit to MSMEs.
  • EmpowerHim 2.0 launched by Union Bank of India is an industry-first and men focused committee, dedicated to improving the workplace environment.
  • Infosys Finacle has been inducted into the International Financial Services Centres Authority’s [IFSCA] Regulatory Sandbox framework to pilot its blockchain-based trade finance solution.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to infuse investment of Rs 500 crore for the proposed Rs. 2,500 crore rights issue of PNB Housing Finance Limited.
  • The Government of India has made E-invoicing (electronic billing) mandatory for businesses with turnover over Rs.10 crore from October 1, 2022, in an effort to further prevent revenue leakage and ensure improved tax compliance from businesses.
  • Insurance Dekho & Future Generali India Insurance Company have made partnership to offer dog health cover.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has restructured the Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC), which makes policy recommendations pertaining to securities market data access and privacy. This committee will be chaired by M. S. Sahoo.
  • Federal Bank becomes the First Bank to list its Payment Gateway platform on the Tax Information Network [TIN] 2.0 platform of the Income Tax Department.
  • HDFC Limited raised the largest social finance discloser of USD 1.1 billion from investors under Syndicated Social Loan Facility for financing affordable housing projects in India. It is the largest social loan globally and the first External Commercial Borrowing [ECB] loan deal out of India.
  • Amazon India & Indian Railways have made partnership to boost Amazon’s delivery services in India by transporting packages in more than 110 inter-city routes, ensuring one to 2-day delivery for its customers.
  • United Arab Emirates [UAE] & Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone [SEZ] Limited entered in MoU for strategic joint investments in end-to-end logistics infrastructure in
  • Google has launched an online project named “India Ki Udaan”, featuring the milestone achievements of India in its 75 years of Independence.
  • ‘Global Pay’- a cross-border payments platform launched by American Express; for Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) customers seeking an international payment solution.
  • Union Bank of India has set “RACE” as its goal of 2022. RACE means grow RAM (retail, agriculture and MSME) loans, enhance Asset quality, increase CASA (current account, savings account deposits) and raise E
  • Axis Bank which is India’s 3rd largest Private Sector Bank, has become the 1st in India to introduce the Axis Receivables Suite [ARS]. ARS streamlines receivables reconciliation, increases cash flow, enhances the client experience, and lowers the cost of doing business.
  • State Bank of India is the 1st Indian lender to frame a policy to fund laboratory -grown diamonds which are dummy of the natural diamond stones. Recently factories are being established in Surat, Gujarat.
  • SIDBI and Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) has entered in MoU to transform the landscape of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises [MSMEs] by blend them into the ONDC network and boosting their participation in e-commerce.
    • Microsoft has joined the ONDC platform as the first significant technology company, with the intention of introducing social e-commerce to the Indian market.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited has launched Kotak Crème, a lifestyle-focused corporate salary account that provide an upgraded banking experience.
  • Navi Mutual Fund has launched its 6th fund for the year 2022e., the Navi Nifty India Manufacturing Index Fund, which is India’s 1st open ended manufacturing index.
  • Airtel Africa has signed a credit bond with Citi of $ 125 million revolving facility. This facility involves borrowing both in local currencies and US dollars.
  • According to Morgan Stanley (a global leader in financial services) India could emerge as Asia’s strongest economy in 2022- 2023 since it is performing best to generate robust domestic demand, through economic policy reforms, a young workforce, and business investments.
  • Amrit Samriddhi - introduced by Karnataka Bank under Abhyudaya Cash Certificate (ACC) and Fixed Deposit (FD) for a tenure of 75 weeks as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Tiranga Deposit Scheme introduced by Bank of Baroda. It is a Special Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme offering a higher interest rate for subscribers.
  • ‘Utsav Deposit’ introduced by State Bank of India on the occasion of India’s 76th year of Independence, which is celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Axis Bank & Food Corporation of India (FCI) has entered in MoU to provide ‘Ultima Salary package’, a salary account with exclusive benefits & features to all its employees.
  • The State Bank of India has launched India’s first start-up dedicated branch in Bengaluru, Karnataka. This will serve as a one-stop shop for all start-ups and corporate set-ups in Karnataka.
  • India’s First Gold and Silver Fund Schemee., Gold and Silver Exchange-Traded Fund has been launched by Edelweiss Mutual Fund.
  • ReNew Power has raised $ 1 billion project loan through External Commercial Borrowings [ECB]. This is the single largest renewable energy project having capacity of 1,300 MW.
  • Rupay Select Card - it is a special variant of the debit card launched by Indian Overseas Bank. The card was released on the occasion of Independence Day at the Central Office Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • #PlayForOurHeroes campaign launched by Aegon Life Insurance Company (ALIC) in order to celebrate the 75th Independence Day. This campaign aims to create awareness about insurance and raise funds for Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF).
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has entered in the Account Aggregator (AA) framework that will provide a boost to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to regulated Financial-Data Sharing System.
  • ‘Bima Bharosa’- an updated version of the grievance redressal mechanism is set to launch by The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
  • HDFC Bank opened its first all-women branch at, Kozhikode, Kerala with an aim to enhance gender diversity in banking sector.
  • Milligram Reward Programme - in which the customers will be rewarded with a certain amount of milligram reward points. This programme was launched by Muthoot Finance Limited.
  • Goodfellows’ start-up programme for Senior Citizen launched by Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata.
  • NHPC Limited & Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) entered in MoU to set up a large capacity solar equipment manufacturing facility.
  • BASIX Social Enterprise Group & MasterCard has entered in MoU to launch BASIX Farmers’ Market (BFM), an agritech platform.
  • According to the data released by PGA Labs, State Bank of India remained the top player with 30 % market share of debit cards growth and HDFC Bank has topped the credit card chart with 22 % market share.
  • Partnership of BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) & the Indian Army with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to Launching of Yoddha, a co-branded RuPay RuPay Contactless Credit Card for Army Personnel.
  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, has been launched ‘All Things EV,’ India’s first one-stop-solution portal that provides all the required information related to Electric Vehicles.
  • Partnership between Small Industries Development Bank of India and Tata Power Renewable Micro Grid Ltd. to develop an innovative programme that will establish 1,000 green energy enterprises across India. “Go REsponsive, ENterprise incentive (GREENi)” provide to entrepreneurs those who complete capacity-building programme organized by TPRMG, SIDBI.
  • State Bank of India and, Deputy High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh singed the agreement to re-engage the agent for managing Indian Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh for another 2 years
  • NPCI International Payments Limited & PayXpert, London-based payments solutions provider has entered in MoU to internationalize the acceptance of its payment solutions i.e., Unified Payments Interface and the RuPay card, in the United Kingdom.
  • MoneyAndMe website a new investor education and awareness website was launched by PGIM India Mutual Fund.
  • Partnership between ICICI Bank & National Payments Corporation of India to launch a range of credit cards on the native payments network Rupay.
  • Maha Dhanvarsha- special deposit of Fixed Deposit with highest interest rate of 5.50% for regular people and 6% for senior citizens launched by Bank of Maharashtra.
  • Mamaearth’s parent company Honasa Consumer Private Limited has topped the Practus Hurun India PE Performers 2022, list of best-performing companies for 2020- 21 released by the Practus (earlier MyCFO) and Hurun India.
  • The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation announced that IOC will invest Rs 2 lakh crore to achieve net-zero operational carbon emissions by 2046. It will use a combination of energy efficiency measures, electrification of processes and fuel replacement.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a MoU with Malaysia; for opening its first international marketing and sales office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Mrs. Sargam Koushal, from Jammu & Kashmir, was crowned as the winner of the Mrs India World 2022-2023 and she will represent India at the Mrs. World 2022.
  • French Government Honours Indian Publisher Kannan Sundaram with Chevalier Award.
  • Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama) the Tibetan spiritual leader was honoured with the highest civilian honour of Ladakh, ‘dPal rNgam Duston award’.
  • Ramadhar Singh has become the 1st Indian Social Psychologist to be inducted to the ‘Heritage Wall of Fame’ of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology [SPSP] in the United States.
  • Sunil Chhetri has been named as the Footballer of the Year for the seventh time for2021-2022 by All India Football Federation (AIFF).
    • In the Women’s Category, Manisha Kalyan bagged as footballer of the year award for the 2021-22 season.
  • Canadian scholar Jeffrey Armstrong has received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist award for 2021.
  • Sangeetha Abhayan, has won the World Women Entrepreneurs’ Award 2022 which was instituted by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong.
  • Shashi Tharoor to receive Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, Highest Civilian Award of France. For his writings and speeches.
  • Indian American Aarya Walvekar from Virginia, USA has been crowned Miss India USA 2022 at the annual beauty pageant held in New Jersey, USA.
  • London Home of Dadabhai Naoroji was honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque. He was well - known member of the Indian freedom struggle and Britain’s first Indian parliamentarian. The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity since 1866, honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London.
  • Razorpay Software Private Limited (India’s leading full-stack Payments and Banking Platform for Businesses) has become the first Indian company to be named in the Forbes Cloud 100 List of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. Tamil Nadu Police Has Been Awarded President’s Colour by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Amitabh Chaudhry, MD and CEO of Axis Bank Ltd, has topped among the highest paid MD & CEOs of India in the fiscal year 2022.
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has announced the winners and honourable Minister mentions categories of the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2020.
    • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is winner of Companies having eligible CSR which spent equal and above Rs. 100 crores and the Honourable Minister mentions that in this CSR spent is by HDFC Limited.
  • The Liberty Medal-2022 is set to be awarded to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He will be honoured at the National Constitution Centre (NCC), Philadelphia, United States in October 2022.
  • Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded Félix Houphout-Boigny, UNESCO Peace Prize for her courageous decision in 2015 to welcome more than 1.20 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

  • Vodafone Idea Limited appointed Akshaya Moondra as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Auguste Tano Kouamé, of Côte d’Ivoire, took charge as the World Bank’s Country Director for India with effect from 1st August 2022.
  • Paytm’s parent entity, One97 Communications has appointed Nakul Jain as chief executive officer (CEO) of Paytm Payments Services Ltd.
  • Unity Small Finance Bank Limited (Unity Bank) appointed Inderjit Camotra as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has won the 16th Vice President elections and became the 14th Vice President of India.
  • Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, a senior electrochemical scientist has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  • Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape, has been elected unopposed and sworn in for a second term.
  • Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court was appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India.
  • Argentine Naval Officer Guillermo Pablo Ríos as Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan [UNMOGIP]
  • William Samoei Arap Ruto won the Presidential Election 2022 in Kenya.
  • The board of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development [NaBFID] appointed Rajkiran Rai G. as its Managing Director for five years.
  • Bharti Airtel’s shareholders has reappointed Gopal Vittal as the Managing Director and CEO for a span of five years.
  • Rajesh Verma; Odisha-cadre IAS officer has been appointed as the Secretary to the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
  • Alkesh Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Secretary of the Union Department of Electronics and Information Technology to the 10-member Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
  • Heads Up For Tails has appointed the bollywood actor Kriti Sanon, as their first brand ambassador
  • Deepak Kumar Lalla as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SBI Securities.
  • Mahendra N Shah as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Board of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Limited.
  • Dr Samir V Kamat as the new Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development.
  • Sourav Ganguly appointed as First Brand Ambassador of DreamSetGo (A premium sports and travel platform).
  • Vipnesh Bharadwa appointed as its interim Secretary of All India Chess Federation.
  • Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan appointed as the as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • Dr Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian appointed as the Executive Director of India at the International Monetary Fund.
  • Anurag Sharma has been elected as Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)treasurer at its 65th CPA conference held at Halifax in Canada.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • Tata Advanced Systems Limited [TASL], has successfully delivered the indigenously developed combat vehicles Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle-Medium (QRFV) to the Indian Army to boost border surveillance. It became India’s first private sector company to produce and deliver wheeled armored combat-ready vehicles for the Indian armed forces.
  • Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Army successfully test fired indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles [ATGM] from Main Battle Tank [MBT] Arjun Mark 1A in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite was launched by China from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province, North China.
  • Russia will pull out of the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost amid high tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
  • South Korea launches its First Moon Mission i.e., Danuri which has been launched onboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 in Florida to observe the Moon and it aims to reach the Moon by mid-December. Danuri means “enjoying the moon”.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation has launched its first 34-metre-tall Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to place an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-02) and students’ satellite
  • Russia launched Iran’s high resolution, remote sensing Khayyam satellite from the Russia controlled Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully carried out the test-firing of the Low Altitude Escape Motor (LEM) of Gaganyaan project. If the mission is stopped during the initial phase flight, LEM will provide the required thrust to Crew Escape System.
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries launched automated online data transfer for capturing critical data related to domestic value addition in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the auto sector.
  • SSI-MANTRA - the first ever “Made in India” Surgical Robotic System has been installed in Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in New Delhi.
  • “Roshni”- India’s first saline water lantern that uses seawater as an electrolyte between specially designed electrodes to power LED lamps has been launched by Ministry of Earth Science.
  • Manthan Platform- this initiative will enable and empower all spheres of science and technology within India and also provide an opportunity to bring national and global communities closer to India’s technology revolution.
  • India’s first 3D-printed artificial cornea was transplanted into a rabbit’s eye which has been collaborative work of LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), -Hyderabad, IIT- Hyderabad, and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
  • NIDAAN’ - National Integrated Database on Arrested Narcotics offenders; is first-of-its-kind database has been made operational for the use by various central and State prosecution agencies tasked to enforce anti-drugs laws in India.
  • Scientists of Israel developed the world’s first synthetic embryo (these embryos are cultured without the use of fertilized eggs, bypassing the need for sperm) outside the womb using stem cells cultured in a petri dish.
  • DRDO & Indian Navy successfully flight test Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) in Odisha coast. it has been designed to strike high-speed airborne targets at the range of 40 to 50 km and at an altitude of around 15 km.
  • India’ first Adenoviral Intranasal Covid Vaccine BBV154 has proven to be safe by Bharat Biotech International Limited for COVID-19
  • Air Asia India (AAI) and Canadian Aviation Electronics Limited (CAE) has entered in MoU to merge the CAE Rise™ training system with the airline’s simulator training program. Through this Air Asia India is the first airline in India to adopt a data-driven training program using CAE Rise.

SPORTS

  • Max Verstappen (team Red Bull) Wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2022.
  • International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Changwon 2022 Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun held at South Korea in which India won 15 medals, (5 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals) and topped the medals list.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that India will host the 2025 ICC Women’s One Day International (ODI) World Cup.
  • Casper Ruud (from Norway) has won the Swiss Open Tennis Tournament 2022 held at the Roy Emerson Arena in Gstaad, Switzerland,
  • India lifted the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) – 2022, Under-20 football championship trophy by defeating Bangladesh at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Washington Open/Citi Open in Washington, D.C., United States (US), was the 53rd edition for men and 10th for women.
    • The Men’s singles title was won by Nick Kyrgios
    • The Women’s Singles title was grabbed by Liudmila Samsonova
  • Mastercard is set to replace Paytm as the title sponsor for all international and domestic cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India-BCCI.
  • Tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement in a Vogue article after the U.S. Open.
  • The International Cricket Council [ICC]granted membership status to three countries – Cambodia and Uzbekistan from Asia, and Cote D’Ivoire from Africa.
  • XXII Commonwealth Games also named as Birmingham 2022 was held at Birmingham, England. In CWG 2022, India stood at 4th position with a total medal tally of 61, consisting of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze medals.
  • 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 was held in Chennai. This is the first time the Chess Olympiad is being hosted in India and the first in Asia after 30 years. The official mascot was named ‘Thambi’ [Younger Brother]. Uzbekistan team secured the gold medal, India won two bronze medals.
  • Pooja Ojha won the silver medal (India’s first ever medal) in VL1 Women’s 200m Race final at Canoe Sprint & Para canoe World Championships.
  • Kieron Adrian Pollard, former West Indies cricketer, has become the first-ever cricketer to play in 600 Twenty20 (T20) cricket matches.
  • Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the Men’s Singles title at the 2022 National Bank Open Tennis Tournament held in Montreal, Canada.
    • Women’s singles won by Simona Halep.
  • Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien Announces Retirement from International Cricket.
  • The Bureau of the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) Council has decided to suspend the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference, which is a violation of FIFA’s statutes.
  • India’s GM R Praggnanandhaa defeated the World No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the final round of FTX Crypto Cup 2022 held in Florida, USA.
  • Indian Footballer Manisha Kalyan, has become the first Indian to play in the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Women’s Championship League.
  • India will host Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 which is scheduled to be held on October 11-30, 2022 at three venues viz. Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao (Goa), and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Neeraj Chopra wins Athletissima Wanda Lausanne Diamond League 2022 in Switzerland, Finishes 1st with 89.08m Javelin Throw.
  • India won Bronze against S. Korea in Asian Men’s U-18 Volleyball Championship after 14 year which was held in Tehran, Iran. Japan and Iran won gold and Silver respectively.
  • India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty won the first ever bronze medal in Men’s doubles at 27th edition of Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships 2022 held in Tokyo, Japan. China topped the list.
  • Athletics Federation of India & HSBC India has entered in partnership to support women athletes in India, especially youngsters.
  • 45th edition of 2022 World U20 Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; Sumit and Rohit Dahiya of India has won bronze medals. India ranks 3rd in Medal Tally (16 medal). Iran was placed top followed by the United States of America.
  • Linthoi Chanambam,(15 year old) from Manipur has won a historic Gold, in Judo World Championships in the Women's 57kg category (Asian Cadet & Junior Judo Championship 2022 at Bangkok)

IMPORTANT DAYS

  • World Ranger Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on July 31. The theme of World Ranger Day 2022 is “DIVERSITY”.
  • Muslim Women Rights Day 2022 annually celebrated across India on August 01.
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2022 annually observed across the globe from 1st to 7th August. Theme of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2022 - “Step up for Breastfeeding: Educated and Support”.
  • World Lung Cancer Day 2022 annually observed on August 01.
  • International Day of Friendship 2022 annually observed across the globe on July 30.
  • Hiroshima Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on August 06. 6th August 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings. ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima, Japan. Another bomb named; ‘Fat Man’ was dropped on Nagasaki of Japan on 9th August 1945.
  • 8th National Handloom Day was observed in India on August 07. The date of August 7 was chosen to honour the Swadeshi Movement, which was launched on this day in 1905 in the Calcutta Town Hall in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Nagasaki Day observed on August 09.
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated across the world on August 09. Theme of the day is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.”
  • World Lion Day annually observed across the globe on August 10. Tanzania has the highest number of lions in the world followed by South Africa and Kenya.
  • World Biofuel Day annually observed on August 10. Theme World Biofuel Day2022 is “Biofuels towards a Carbon Neutral World”. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dedicated the 2nd generation (2G) Ethanol Plant in Panipat, Haryana to the nation.
  • International Youth Day annually observed across the globe on August 12. The theme of 2022 is “Intergenerational solidarity: creating a world for all ages.”
  • World Organ Donation Day annually observed on August 13. India observes the annual National Organ Donation Day on 27th November.
  • World Elephant Day annually observed on August 12. The year marks the 11th anniversary of World Elephant Day. African elephants are listed as ‘vulnerable’ and Asian elephants as ‘endangered’ on the IUCN red list of threatened species.
  • The Athletics Federation of India celebrated 7th August as the National Javelin Day across India to commemorate Neeraj Chopra’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal.
  • Partition Horrors Remembrance Day observed in India on August 14 to acknowledge the difficulties faced by the Indians during the partition of India in 1947.
  • World Sanskrit Day was observed on August 12; annually observed on ‘Sawan Poornima’.
  • World Photography Day annually observed across the globe on August 19. Theme for World Photography Day 2022: “Pandemic Lockdown Through the Lens”.
  • World Mosquito Day annually observed across the globe August 20.
  • World Humanitarian Day annually observed on August 19.
  • Sadbhavana Diwas annually celebrated across India on August 20.
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief 2022 annually observed on August 21,
  • International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism annually observed across the globe on August 21. Theme of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2022: “Memories”.
  • World Senior Citizen’s Day annually celebrated across the globe on August 21.
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition annually observed across the globe on August 23
  • World Water Week 2022-Annually observed across the globe on the Last Week of August i.e., August 23 to September 1. It is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute. Theme of the 2022 World Water Week is “Seeing the unseen: The value of water”.
  • National Sports Day annually celebrated across India on August 29 to India to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests 2022 annually observed across the world on August 29. To bring awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons.
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2022 annually observed across the world on August 30. It is an International Day recognized by the United Nations.
  • International Whale Shark Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on August 30. Theme of Whale Shark Day 2022: “The Future of Sharks: Guardians of Our Seas.”

BOOKS & AUTHORS

  • Book title – “Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Economy” authored by Sanjaya Baru.
  • Book title - “The Light We Carry”, to be released authored Michelle Obama.
  • Book title – “Riding the De(Mon)” authored by Murali Raghavan,
  • Book Title: “Through the Rear View Mirror” authored by historian K.R.A. Narasiah
  • Book title - ‘Do Different: The Untold Dhoni’ authors are Amit Sinha & Joy Bhattacharjya
  • Book Title: ‘How China Sees India and the World’ authored by Shyam Saran.
  • Book title- “Rusty Skies and Golden Winds” authored by Sannidhya Sharma.
  • Book Title- “BRAVO YADAV – Journey of Honorary Captain Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav India’s Youngest Param Vir Chakra Recipient” authored by Deepak Singh.
  • Book Title - “Putin – His Life and Times” authored by Philip Short.
  • Book Title - “Bibi: My Story” – Memoir of Benjamin Netanyahu; author by Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Book Title - “Transforming India Governance for Atmanirbhar Bharat” & “Adhigam” has been released by: Union Minister of State (MoS) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh.
  • Book Title - “Madam Sir: The Story of Bihar’s First Lady IPS Officer” author by Manjari Jaruhar.it is an Autobiography of Manjari Jaruhar.
  • Book Title - “NETAJI: Subhas Chandra Bose’s Life, Politics and Struggle” authored by late scholar & former Member of Parliament Krishna Bose
  • Book Title - “Men of Steel- Military Leadership for India” authored by Major General Yash Mor (retd.) and Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh.
  • Book Title - “Sing, Dance, and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON” authored by historian Dr Hindol Sengupta
  • Book Title - “Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale” authored by Navtej Sarna, former Ambassador of India.
  • Book Title -’A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19’’ Authored by Arun Jaitley and released by M Venkaiah Naidu, Former Vice President of India.
  • Book Title - “Lies Our Mothers Told Us: The Indian Woman’s Burden” Authored by Nilanjana Bhowmick.
  • Book Title - “Gambling on Development” Authored by Professor Stefan Dercon,
  • Book Title - “India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi: A Brief History” Authored by Pulapre Balakrishnan.
  • Book Title – “The Hero of Tiger Hill: Autobiography of a Param Vir” Authored by Subedar Major.
  • Book Title – “Indian Banking in Retrospect75 years of Independence’’ Authored by Dr Ashutosh Raravika.

OBITUARY

  • Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos passed away at the age of 94 years in Makati, Philippines.
  • Pulitzer Prize winning American author and historian David Gaub McCullough passed away at the age of 89.
  • India’s Former International Athlete P V Kamaraj Passed Away.
  • Noted Kannadiga Singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed away in Bengaluru.
  • Billionaire business and veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at the age of 62 years
  • Malayalam novelist Narayan passed away at the age of 82 years due to COVID-19- related complications.
  • The former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting Secretary and Chairman of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), Amitabh Choudhary passed away.
  • Senior Indian National Congress (INC) leader and former Governor of Jharkhand & Assam, Syed Sibtey Razi passed away.
  • Vijaya Bank Ex-chairman Sadananda Shetty passes away
  • Indian Economist & former Planning Commission member Padma Bhushan Abhijit Sen passed away.
  • Oscar Award-winning animator Ralph Eggleston passed away at the age of 56 years due to pancreatic cancer in California, United States of America (USA)
NATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • India International Bullion Exchange [IIBX], India’s first International Bullion Exchange has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in GIFT-IFSC in Gandhinagar Gujarat.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the headquarters of International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) in GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Point 5140 at Dras, in Kargil sector has been renamed as “Gun Hill” to commemorate the victory of Indian Armed Forces and to pay tribute to the sacrifice of the war heroes in “Operation Vijay 1999”.
  • ‘Responsible AI for Youth 2022’ program has been launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This program has been created by the National E-Governance Division, in collaboration with Intel India and Ministry of Education.
  • The Ministry of Steel established an Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel). The objective of this committee is to identify the issues pertaining to the steel sector, especially the secondary steel industry.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Navy Purpose has entered in MoU to boost self-reliance in key technologies and to collaborate on aviation research and development.
  • ‘AL NAJAH –IV’- 4th edition of India-Oman joint military exercise has been held in Rajasthan.
  • ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya - Power @2047’ has been initiated by the Ministry of Power, and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy [MNRE], to showcase the transformation, and achievements in the power sector in the last 8 years. It is part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • India’s Largest Online Herbarium Database, ‘Indian Virtual Herbarium’ has been Launched by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • The Government of India has made a Task Force to control the Monkey-pox cases in India, which will be headed by Vinod K. Paul.
  • Ex VINBAX 2022- The 3rd edition of Vietnam-India bilateral army exercise has been held at in Haryana.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited and Ministry of Defense has entered in MoU for the supply of 9 integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare [ASW] complex (IAC) MOD ‘C’ Systems. This system has been indigenously developed by BEL in association with the Defense Research and Development Organization.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited and National Tiger Conservation Authority made an MoU for transcontinental relocation of ‘Cheetah’ in its historical range in India. In this MoU eight to ten Cheetahs will be taken from Namibia and South Africa and will be introduced at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Tata Steel is set to manufacture ‘First-in-India’ 180-degree rotating seats for the Vande Bharat express trains.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development has unveiled guidelines for the implementation of “Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0” (POSHAN 2.0). It aims to address the issues of malnutrition in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
  • NAMASTE Scheme- to achieve zero sanitation fatalities in India and to ensure that all sanitation work is undertaken by skilled workers, this scheme has been launched by Government of India. The NAMASTE project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development [NIESBUD] and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)has entered in MoU for developing entrepreneurial skills in the youth and enhance sustainable livelihood opportunities.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL] & Bangladesh government has entered in MoU for an interim set up to facilitate emergency supply of petroleum goods.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, has released publications on Diamond Jubilee milestone of Indian Oil’s Guwahati Refinery & Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bongaigaon Refinery. ‘My Stamp’ was issued to Indian Oil Corporation by the Indian Post Department.
  • The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs [CCEA] chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Fair and Remunerative Price [FRP] of sugarcane for sugar for the season 2022-23 (October-September) at Rs. 305/quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10.25%.
  • India at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, expressed to intensify its climate action by presenting to the world five nectar elements (Panchamrit) of India’s climate action. This update to India’s existing Nationally Determined Contribution [NDC] translates the ‘Panchamrit’ announced at COP 26 into enhanced climate targets. The update is also a step towards achieving India’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero by 2070.
  • The Data Protection Bill, 2021, has been withdrawn from the Lok Sabha by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ministry of Communications & Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This bill was drafted by a committee that was headed by retired Supreme Court Justice BN Srikrishna. In late 2019, a revised version of the draft, titled the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (the "PDPB"), was introduced in the Indian Parliament.
  • The World’s largest floating solar plant is set to be built on Omkareshwar Dam in Narmada River at Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh which will generate 600-Megawatt power by 2022-23.
  • Indian Navy’s women officers have created history after they completed the first-ever all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft. The mission was carried out by five officers of the Indian Navy Air Squadron (INAS) 314 based at Naval Air Enclave at Gujarat’s Porbandar.
    • The Dornier-228 aircraft was captained by the Mission Commander, Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma.
  • Russia & Airports Authority of India [AAI] entered in contract for the supply of radio equipment. Under this contract, the company will manufacture 34 sets of Instrument Landing System [ILS] for the modernization of 24 airports in India.
  • Greater Male Connectivity Project, the largest infrastructure project in Maldives will be built at a cost of USD 500 million. It is funded by a USD 400 million Line of Credit from the Indian EXIM (Export Import) Bank and a USD 100 million grant from the Indian government.
  • Urban animal rescue centre (first-of-its-kind) Urban Animal Rescue Centre has been set up at Guindy National Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • The Indian Army has performed a Pan-Indian exercise called “Skylight” to test and evaluate its entire satellite-based communication network to ensure operational readiness in the wake of a future conflict.
  • Prasar Bharati & Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has entered in MoU to develop next generation broadcast solution and roadmap for digital terrestrial broadcasting consistent with emerging standards such as 5G Broadcast.
  • The Review Planning & Monitoring (RPM) meeting with States and State Power Utilities was held at New Delhi, under the chairmanship of R. K. Singh.
  • Aurangabad, Maharashtra became the first city of India to officially release the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) data from Google. Google’s EIE feature helps cities to measure the carbon emission sources, conduct analysis and identify strategies to reduce emissions that help counter air pollution.
  • Army Design Bureau [ADB] of the Indian Army & the Drone Federation of India (DFI) has entered in MoU to develop high-impact drones for Indian soldiers.
  • Ex Vajra Prahar 2022′it is a 13th edition of the India-United States (US) Joint Special Forces exercise held in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 12th edition of Def Expo 2022 is set to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in month of October.
  • 106 years old Astronomical Observatory in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar has not been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage.
  • ‘Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty’ has been signed between India and Australia to promote co-production of films.
  • ‘SPARK’: The Space Tech Park- India’s first virtual space technology museum launched by Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO].
  • To boost the functional computer literacy of nearly 25 lakh Civil Servants of India This programme will execute by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with help of Microsoft for this undertaking.
  • Government of India has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in the energy mix to 15% in 2030 from the current share of about 6.3%.
  • India Meteorological Department [IMD], Japan and the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] have jointly launched a new initiative to accelerate climate action in 10 states and Union Territories across India.
  • ‘SMILE-75 Initiative’ is a Shelter Home (i.e., Rain Basera) near Nizammudin Metro Station in New Delhi has been launched by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • Ministry of Finance has released a notification that those who pay income tax will not be allowed to enroll in the Government’s Social Security Scheme Atal Pension Yojana [APY] from October 1, 2022.
  • Tamil Nadu government has notified Agasthyamalai Elephant Reserve as its 5th Elephant Reserve on the occasion of World Elephant Day 2022 (12 August).
  • Asia’s largest Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant in the Sangrur district of Punjab has started commercial production at village Bhuttal Kalan. The plant supplies CBG to the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) outlet.
  • The Border Road Organization (BRO) is making a road map to construct a first-of-its-kind road stretch using steel slag in Arunachal Pradesh border. The project is being initiated after the success of using 100% steel slag on a port connectivity road in Gujarat state whose length is 1.2 km which was completed by CSIR-CRRI.
  • This year India has celebrated its 76th Independence Day on 15th August 2022 to mark the country’s freedom from nearly two centuries of British colonial rule. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led the celebrations from Red Fort in New Delhi and addressed the nation from Red Fort in New Delhi. This is his ninth address as the prime minister.
    • PM Narendra Modi gave the slogan “Jai Anusandhan” i.e., innovation and urged the nation to move forward while focusing on the “Panch Pran” (5 pledges) for the upcoming 25 years.
  • India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make a total of 75 such sites in the country. Interestingly there are 75 Ramsar Sites in 75th Year of Independence India.

The 11 Indian wetlands which have been designated as new Ramsar sites are as follow: 

  1. Tampara Lake in Odisha;
  2. Hirakud Reservoir in Odisha;
  3. Ansupa Lake in Odisha;
  4. Yashwant Sagar in Madhya Pradesh;
  5. Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  6. Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex in Tamil Nadu;
  7. Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  8. Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu;
  9. Thane Creek in Maharashtra;
  10. Hygam Wetland Conservation Reserve in Jammu and Kashmir;
  11. Shallbugh Wetland Conservation Reserve in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign and Parenting App has been launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India has taken rapid strides in reducing child mortality since 2014 from 45 per 1000 live births to 35 per 1000 live births in 2019.
  • Mandla, a district in Madhya Pradesh (MP), which is a tribal-dominated region has become India’s first full functionally literate district.
  • Contract between India and France has been made to Support International Transport Forum's Activities in the Indian Transport Sector.
  • Goa has become the 1st ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State; while Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified Union Territory in India under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Jharkhand has become the 1st state in India to use blockchain technology for tracking the seed distribution programme.
  • Ministry of Defense has unveiled the Scales of Accommodation -2022, which authorizes the construction of facilities for the operational, functional, training, administrative, living, and recreational needs of Defense Personnel.
  • Border Security Force & Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has entered in MoU to ensure the safety and security of booking data for BSF personnel with low cancellation charges and provided an online portal with a credit facility of 60 days.
  • NAFIS- National Automated Fingerprint Identification System which has been developed by National Crime Records Bureau, has been launched by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on the occasion of a 2- day National Security Strategies Conference 2022.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) & ExxonMobil Corporation has entered in MoU for an exploration of oil and gas in the deep sea on India’s East and West coasts.
  • India’s 1st Composite Indoor Shooting Range has been launched by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Technology Development Board (a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology) supports its 1st Aquaculture Project for ‘Advanced, Intensive, All Male Tilapia Aquaculture Project with Israeli Technology’.
  • India’s first indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus launched in Pune (Maharashtra) by Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Mithila Makhana from Bihar got Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which would enable farmers to get the maximum price for their premium produce.
  • Punjab and Haryana agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh with collective contribution from both the states.
  • The Government of India has set a target to completely abolished Kala-azar by the year 2023.
  • Indian Navy & Space Applications Centre has entered in MoU for data sharing and cooperation on Satellite based Naval Applications in Oceanology and Meteorology.
  • Badhe Chalo Campaign launched by Ministry of Culture as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to create a youth-centric activation for greater outreach of Amrit Mahotsav.
  • India’s first private Space Situational Awareness observatory will be established in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, to track objects as small as 10 centimeters (cm) in size orbiting the Earth.
  • National Workshop on Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in Panchayats through thematic Approach on ‘Village with Self-Sufficient Infrastructure’ held at Mohali, Punjab.
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation & Nutrihub entered in MoU to enhance balanced and healthy diets through the sustainable production and consumption of climate-resilient and nutritious millet in various feeding programme integration of millets under Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN).
  • India’s First Education Township with an idea of ‘Single Entry, Multiple Exit’ will established in Uttar Pradesh. This is will provide high quality education to the youth and also equip them with various professional skills in a single place along with accommodation facilities.
  • Garba (Gujarati folk dance) has been nominated on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s intangible cultural heritage list.
  • National Health Authority under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) & Department of Social Justice and Empowerment under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE) has entered in MoU to deliver an inclusive and comprehensive health package for transgender people under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • Edelweiss General Insurance and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made partnership to help create digital health IDs under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission for all in India.
  • Delhi International Airport Limited has launched the beta version of the DigiYatra app for Android. Through this Delhi International Airport Limited is among the first few airports to introduce this system in India. This will facilitate the boarding process faster and more seamless. The customer’s face will act as their documents, like ID proof, Vaccine proof and also act as a boarding pass.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to the nation at Mohali, Punjab, with the aim of offering high cancer care to inhabitants of Punjab and neighboring States/Union Territories.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change unveiled Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 which replace Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 to ensure environmentally management of waste batteries. The rules’ function based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility. It mandates that all waste batteries to be collected and sent for recycling/refurbishment, and prohibits disposal in landfills and incineration.
  • The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the 1st amongst States/UTs to establish an Atal Tinkering Lab in partnership with the government think tank NITI Aayog; on a 50:50 cost-sharing basis.
  • RailTel (under the Ministry of Railways) & CloudExtel partnered to launch India’s first shared Radio Access Network (RAN) solution for congested locations to have better network usage.
  • Telangana government unveiled the theme of 20th edition of BioAsia 2023e., “Advancing for ONE: Shaping the next generation of humanized healthcare”.
  • Airports Authority of India Signs MoU with Sweden for collaboration in aviation technology.
  • The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has been laid the foundation stone for the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing.
  • The 38th meeting of the Ministerial Level Joint Rivers Commission of India and Bangladesh has been held in Delhi after a gap of 12 years. The meeting was preceded by Water Resources Secretary-level interaction held on 23rd August 2022.
  • Vasuki- Campaign Logo of “Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar/Clean Coast Safe Sea” has been launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences. This logo is dedicated to the youth of India those who are interested in participating in coastal and beach cleaning activities.
  • “Eco Mitram” mobile app has been launched to raise awareness about the campaign and to encourage the general public to volunteer for the beach cleaning activities.
  • Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also inaugurated Pedestrians-AndCyclists-Only bridge namely ‘Atal Bridge’ across the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad.
  • Millet Conclave 2022 held at Raichur, karnataka on the theme of “Making Many Millet Magnets-Making Many Millet Entrepreneurs” jointly organized by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and the University of Agricultural Sciences-Raichur.
  • “Operation Yatri Suraksha” to improve the security of passengers has been launched by Indian Railway along with the Railway Protection Force.
  • The World’s largest religious monument ‘The Temple of Vedic Planetarium’ in Mayapur in Nadia, West Bengal, is expected to be open in 2024.
  • “Competitiveness Roadmap for [email protected],” has been released by Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. This will direct India’s journey to becoming a higher-income economy by 2047, when the nation will celebrate its 100th year of independence.
  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (under the Ministry of Ayush) & Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been enter in MoU for Inter-Ministerial cooperation for promotion and facilitation of ‘One Herb, One Standard’.
  • The 10th National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise –SAREX- 2022 was conducted by Indian Coast Guard for two days in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
STATE NEWS
  • Odisha has signed MoU with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] for upcoming Make in Odisha Conclave 2022 (3rd edition).
  • Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) & Airport Authority of India (AAI) has entered in MoU to boost inter-island connectivity under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) Scheme in Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Tripartite Agreement between Arunachal Pradesh with NITI Aayog, and Reach to Teach organization for a large-scale transformation in school education has been initiated. It was done on the 2nd year anniversary of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Mission Bhumiputra’-launched by Assam government; a digital way to issue digitized caste certificates to students.
  • West Bengal & Maharashtra has entered in Mou to prevent the migration and trafficking of women between the two states, where a lot of movement of people takes place.
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited & Gujarat government has entered in MoU to set up an Information Technology and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) Park in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister has adopted 31 cows in the government and private goshalas (cow shelters) with one from each district under Punyakoti Dattu Yojana (cow adoption) Portal. Karnataka became the first state in the country to implement the Punyakoti Adoption Scheme.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government is set to launch the Panchamrut Yojana, with the goal of doubling farmers’ income through the implementation of cost-effective technical measures and the promotion of co-cropping methods.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved Hollongi Greenfield Airport as Donyi Polo Airport. It will showcase old indigenous reverence on the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo).
  • Andhra Pradesh government & National Institute for Smart Government [NISG] has entered in MoU as a part of YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha scheme. This scheme aims to provide litigation-free land ownership.
  • Nethanna Ku Bima”- which offers insurance coverage to handloom and power loom weavers. For the first time in India, the Government of Telangana has introduced this scheme.
  • Renaming of Konaseema as Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district by Andhra Pradesh government.
  • One Road One Week’ Initiative- launched by Delhi Lieutenant Governor; it is initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council. NDMC will repair and undertake maintenance work along footpaths, pavements and central verges.
  • The government of Kerala is set to launch “Kerala Savari”, the government’s own e-taxi service, an alternative to the popular corporate online cab service. This is the first such initiative by any state government in India.
  • UMEED Market Place” - inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir under AVSAR (Airport as Venue for Skilled Artisans of the Region) Scheme of Airport Authority of India.
  • Governments of Assam and Mizoram have made a joint statement to resolve the boundary dispute between the two states.
  • Odisha government & National Institute of Ocean Technology [NIOT]has made an MoU for protecting its coastline.
  • Cheerag Scheme (Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant) for EWS Students was launched by Haryana government.
  • Flipkart signs MoU with Varanasi, Government of Uttar Pradesh under the Samarth program to empower National market access for artisans, weavers, and people with disabilities.
  • Meghalaya will host the 2nd edition of the North East Olympics 2022 in Shillong, from October 30, 2022, to November 06, 2022.
  • IIT Guwahati, Assam and All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE] has made an MoU to provide solutions to problems of accessing water, electricity and internet for the AICTE-affiliated technical institutions in North-East India.
  • Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand.
  • Karnataka government has launched new schemes on sanitation, nutrition and schemes for well-being of farmers, labourers and soldiers.
    • ‘Raitha Vidya Nidhi’ for farmers’ children will also be extended to the landless agricultural labourers, also extended to weavers, fishermen and yellow board taxi drivers’ children
  • Government of Rajasthan & Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN Limited) have entered in MoU for the development of 10,000 MW (MegaWatt) Renewable Energy (RE) projects.
  • “Lucky Bill App” launched by Kerala government to encourage consumers to upload invoices in a bid to curb Goods and Service Tax (GST) evasion. It will help in boosting tax collection and also enable the government to examine the status of tax return filings with the help of bills uploaded by people.
  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), in Bengaluru, Karnataka & Chhattisgarh Government have entered in MoU to set up central India’s largest regional testing laboratory and testing centre at Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) (under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions) & Arunachal Pradesh Government have entered in MoU to create a “District Good Governance”.
    • Arunachal Pradesh has been designated 2022- 23 as the year of e-governance and has already deployed a 100 % e-office, as well as e-assembly and e-cabinet modules, in the state civil secretariat.
  • Tamil Nadu Launches Footwear & Leather Products Policy 2022 at the Tamil Nadu Footwear and Leather Sector Conclave 2022 with the aim of making the state a preferred destination for the manufacturing of footwear and leather goods in Asia.
  • Village Defence Guards scheme (VDGS) 2022 launched by Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government, to organize a small group of volunteer armed civilians in identified villages along the borders as well as in in-depth areas of the Jammu division.
  • Jharkhand & British High Commissioner has signed an MoU to award the Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda (MGJSM) Scholarship to five meritorious scholars belonging to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward class and minorities in the Jharkhand.
  • “Make India No1 Mission” launched by Delhi government. The mission aims to make India the number one country in the world.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & the Nagaland Government has entered in MoU to collaborate and unleash the potential of entrepreneurial talents in Nagaland.
  • Tamil Nadu Government Launches State Level Credit Guarantee Scheme to help Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises.
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh & “Parley for the Oceans” of US based Environmental organization; has entered in MoU for plastic-waste management.
  • Vidyanidhi Scheme- launched by Karnataka Government it is an educational loan facility offered by the State Bank of India to the agricultural labourers’ children.
  • Maharashtra’s First ‘Divyang Park’ Inaugurated in Nagpur by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’ launched by Uttarakhand government on the occasion of National Sports Day.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • Resolution titled “The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment” adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and declared the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.
  • The Indian and French Navies conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) in the North Atlantic Ocean. In which the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tarkash participated.
  • A new ‘Global Alliance for Ending AIDS in Children by 2030’ was announced at the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022 that took place in Montreal, Canada.
  • AIFMM (ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting) 2022 was held in Penh, Cambodia. This meeting was co - chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.
  • West Seti Hydropower Project- will be started in Nepal with the collaboration of NHPC Limited on Seti River.
  • International Solar Alliance and Republic of Cuba has entered in partnership for setting up a 1150 MW solar project in Cuba.
  • University of Hyderabad in Telangana, an Institution of Eminence, has been placed 1st among Indian universities in the Nature Index 2022 ranking. The Nature Index is an indicator of high-quality research in natural and physical sciences including subjects such as chemistry, life sciences, earth & environmental sciences, and physical sciences
    • The Top 3 among the Indian Institutions under research Output are: 1st Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2nd Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai; 3rd IIT Bombay.
  • The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve Moderna’s ‘bivalent’ Covid-19 booster vaccine that tackles both the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron BA.1 variant.
  • Udarashakti’ the four-day military exercise (Air Force) was jointly conducted by India & Malaysia.
  • The Scottish government has become the 1st in the world to legally protect the right to access free period products through passing a law.
  • 9th Meeting of India-Thailand Joint Commission held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Exercise Pitch Black 2022 has been held in Australia in which Indian Air Force participated.
  • In a first-of-its-kind effort, that the Indian Navy Ships set sail to 6 continents – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It is as a part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence of India (“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”).
    • INS Sumedha docked at Perth in Australia
    • INS Saryu docked in Singapore
    • INS Chennai and INS Kochi docked at Muscat harbour in Oman.
    • INS Tabar (F44) docked at Mombasa, Kenya
    • INS Tarkash docked at Rio De Janerio in Brazil.
    • INS Satpura docked at San Diego Harbour, the USA.
    • INS Tarangini, docked at Thames Quay in east London, UK
  • India came in 3rd position at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2022 held in Georgia. The IOAA is an annual contest for students in higher secondary education. Iran’s official team topped the list.
  • India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Geneva (Switzerland) revealed that it contributed USD 400,000 (over Rs 3 crore) to four Voluntary Trust Funds.
  • Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture Meenakashi Lekhi visited Norway’s first Gurdwara, the Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Oslo.
  • ‘Renewing wind growth to power the energy transition: India Wind Energy Market Outlook 2026’ released by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC Intelligence (MEC+). In this report highlighted that India can add another 23.7 Gigawatts within next 5 years (2026).
  • Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen powered train fleet, this initiative by the German Government is to open the door for more environmentally friendly travel.
  • IndiGo, the Country’s largest carrier has joined the World Economic Forum’s Campaign ‘Clear Skies for Tomorrow’ to achieve a significant scale of Sustainable Aviation Fue This will assist the aviation sector move towards net-zero emissions.
  • S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister visit to the Republic of Paraguay, he inaugurated the newly opened Indian Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital, with Julio Cesar Arriola, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Paraguay.
BANKING & FINANCE
  • Small Industries Development Bank in India (SIDBI) & SVC Co-operative Bank Limited has entered in MoU to extend refinance facility to facilitate an improved flow of credit to MSMEs.
  • EmpowerHim 2.0 launched by Union Bank of India is an industry-first and men focused committee, dedicated to improving the workplace environment.
  • Infosys Finacle has been inducted into the International Financial Services Centres Authority’s [IFSCA] Regulatory Sandbox framework to pilot its blockchain-based trade finance solution.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to infuse investment of Rs 500 crore for the proposed Rs. 2,500 crore rights issue of PNB Housing Finance Limited.
  • The Government of India has made E-invoicing (electronic billing) mandatory for businesses with turnover over Rs.10 crore from October 1, 2022, in an effort to further prevent revenue leakage and ensure improved tax compliance from businesses.
  • Insurance Dekho & Future Generali India Insurance Company have made partnership to offer dog health cover.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has restructured the Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC), which makes policy recommendations pertaining to securities market data access and privacy. This committee will be chaired by M. S. Sahoo.
  • Federal Bank becomes the First Bank to list its Payment Gateway platform on the Tax Information Network [TIN] 2.0 platform of the Income Tax Department.
  • HDFC Limited raised the largest social finance discloser of USD 1.1 billion from investors under Syndicated Social Loan Facility for financing affordable housing projects in India. It is the largest social loan globally and the first External Commercial Borrowing [ECB] loan deal out of India.
  • Amazon India & Indian Railways have made partnership to boost Amazon’s delivery services in India by transporting packages in more than 110 inter-city routes, ensuring one to 2-day delivery for its customers.
  • United Arab Emirates [UAE] & Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone [SEZ] Limited entered in MoU for strategic joint investments in end-to-end logistics infrastructure in
  • Google has launched an online project named “India Ki Udaan”, featuring the milestone achievements of India in its 75 years of Independence.
  • ‘Global Pay’- a cross-border payments platform launched by American Express; for Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) customers seeking an international payment solution.
  • Union Bank of India has set “RACE” as its goal of 2022. RACE means grow RAM (retail, agriculture and MSME) loans, enhance Asset quality, increase CASA (current account, savings account deposits) and raise E
  • Axis Bank which is India’s 3rd largest Private Sector Bank, has become the 1st in India to introduce the Axis Receivables Suite [ARS]. ARS streamlines receivables reconciliation, increases cash flow, enhances the client experience, and lowers the cost of doing business.
  • State Bank of India is the 1st Indian lender to frame a policy to fund laboratory -grown diamonds which are dummy of the natural diamond stones. Recently factories are being established in Surat, Gujarat.
  • SIDBI and Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) has entered in MoU to transform the landscape of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises [MSMEs] by blend them into the ONDC network and boosting their participation in e-commerce.
    • Microsoft has joined the ONDC platform as the first significant technology company, with the intention of introducing social e-commerce to the Indian market.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited has launched Kotak Crème, a lifestyle-focused corporate salary account that provide an upgraded banking experience.
  • Navi Mutual Fund has launched its 6th fund for the year 2022e., the Navi Nifty India Manufacturing Index Fund, which is India’s 1st open ended manufacturing index.
  • Airtel Africa has signed a credit bond with Citi of $ 125 million revolving facility. This facility involves borrowing both in local currencies and US dollars.
  • According to Morgan Stanley (a global leader in financial services) India could emerge as Asia’s strongest economy in 2022- 2023 since it is performing best to generate robust domestic demand, through economic policy reforms, a young workforce, and business investments.
  • Amrit Samriddhi - introduced by Karnataka Bank under Abhyudaya Cash Certificate (ACC) and Fixed Deposit (FD) for a tenure of 75 weeks as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Tiranga Deposit Scheme introduced by Bank of Baroda. It is a Special Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme offering a higher interest rate for subscribers.
  • ‘Utsav Deposit’ introduced by State Bank of India on the occasion of India’s 76th year of Independence, which is celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Axis Bank & Food Corporation of India (FCI) has entered in MoU to provide ‘Ultima Salary package’, a salary account with exclusive benefits & features to all its employees.
  • The State Bank of India has launched India’s first start-up dedicated branch in Bengaluru, Karnataka. This will serve as a one-stop shop for all start-ups and corporate set-ups in Karnataka.
  • India’s First Gold and Silver Fund Schemee., Gold and Silver Exchange-Traded Fund has been launched by Edelweiss Mutual Fund.
  • ReNew Power has raised $ 1 billion project loan through External Commercial Borrowings [ECB]. This is the single largest renewable energy project having capacity of 1,300 MW.
  • Rupay Select Card - it is a special variant of the debit card launched by Indian Overseas Bank. The card was released on the occasion of Independence Day at the Central Office Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • #PlayForOurHeroes campaign launched by Aegon Life Insurance Company (ALIC) in order to celebrate the 75th Independence Day. This campaign aims to create awareness about insurance and raise funds for Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF).
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has entered in the Account Aggregator (AA) framework that will provide a boost to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to regulated Financial-Data Sharing System.
  • ‘Bima Bharosa’- an updated version of the grievance redressal mechanism is set to launch by The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
  • HDFC Bank opened its first all-women branch at, Kozhikode, Kerala with an aim to enhance gender diversity in banking sector.
  • Milligram Reward Programme - in which the customers will be rewarded with a certain amount of milligram reward points. This programme was launched by Muthoot Finance Limited.
  • Goodfellows’ start-up programme for Senior Citizen launched by Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata.
  • NHPC Limited & Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) entered in MoU to set up a large capacity solar equipment manufacturing facility.
  • BASIX Social Enterprise Group & MasterCard has entered in MoU to launch BASIX Farmers’ Market (BFM), an agritech platform.
  • According to the data released by PGA Labs, State Bank of India remained the top player with 30 % market share of debit cards growth and HDFC Bank has topped the credit card chart with 22 % market share.
  • Partnership of BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) & the Indian Army with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to Launching of Yoddha, a co-branded RuPay RuPay Contactless Credit Card for Army Personnel.
  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, has been launched ‘All Things EV,’ India’s first one-stop-solution portal that provides all the required information related to Electric Vehicles.
  • Partnership between Small Industries Development Bank of India and Tata Power Renewable Micro Grid Ltd. to develop an innovative programme that will establish 1,000 green energy enterprises across India. “Go REsponsive, ENterprise incentive (GREENi)” provide to entrepreneurs those who complete capacity-building programme organized by TPRMG, SIDBI.
  • State Bank of India and, Deputy High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh singed the agreement to re-engage the agent for managing Indian Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh for another 2 years
  • NPCI International Payments Limited & PayXpert, London-based payments solutions provider has entered in MoU to internationalize the acceptance of its payment solutions i.e., Unified Payments Interface and the RuPay card, in the United Kingdom.
  • MoneyAndMe website a new investor education and awareness website was launched by PGIM India Mutual Fund.
  • Partnership between ICICI Bank & National Payments Corporation of India to launch a range of credit cards on the native payments network Rupay.
  • Maha Dhanvarsha- special deposit of Fixed Deposit with highest interest rate of 5.50% for regular people and 6% for senior citizens launched by Bank of Maharashtra.
  • Mamaearth’s parent company Honasa Consumer Private Limited has topped the Practus Hurun India PE Performers 2022, list of best-performing companies for 2020- 21 released by the Practus (earlier MyCFO) and Hurun India.
  • The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation announced that IOC will invest Rs 2 lakh crore to achieve net-zero operational carbon emissions by 2046. It will use a combination of energy efficiency measures, electrification of processes and fuel replacement.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a MoU with Malaysia; for opening its first international marketing and sales office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  • Mrs. Sargam Koushal, from Jammu & Kashmir, was crowned as the winner of the Mrs India World 2022-2023 and she will represent India at the Mrs. World 2022.
  • French Government Honours Indian Publisher Kannan Sundaram with Chevalier Award.
  • Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama) the Tibetan spiritual leader was honoured with the highest civilian honour of Ladakh, ‘dPal rNgam Duston award’.
  • Ramadhar Singh has become the 1st Indian Social Psychologist to be inducted to the ‘Heritage Wall of Fame’ of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology [SPSP] in the United States.
  • Sunil Chhetri has been named as the Footballer of the Year for the seventh time for2021-2022 by All India Football Federation (AIFF).
    • In the Women’s Category, Manisha Kalyan bagged as footballer of the year award for the 2021-22 season.
  • Canadian scholar Jeffrey Armstrong has received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist award for 2021.
  • Sangeetha Abhayan, has won the World Women Entrepreneurs’ Award 2022 which was instituted by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong.
  • Shashi Tharoor to receive Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, Highest Civilian Award of France. For his writings and speeches.
  • Indian American Aarya Walvekar from Virginia, USA has been crowned Miss India USA 2022 at the annual beauty pageant held in New Jersey, USA.
  • London Home of Dadabhai Naoroji was honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque. He was well - known member of the Indian freedom struggle and Britain’s first Indian parliamentarian. The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity since 1866, honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London.
  • Razorpay Software Private Limited (India’s leading full-stack Payments and Banking Platform for Businesses) has become the first Indian company to be named in the Forbes Cloud 100 List of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. Tamil Nadu Police Has Been Awarded President’s Colour by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Amitabh Chaudhry, MD and CEO of Axis Bank Ltd, has topped among the highest paid MD & CEOs of India in the fiscal year 2022.
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has announced the winners and honourable Minister mentions categories of the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2020.
    • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is winner of Companies having eligible CSR which spent equal and above Rs. 100 crores and the Honourable Minister mentions that in this CSR spent is by HDFC Limited.
  • The Liberty Medal-2022 is set to be awarded to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He will be honoured at the National Constitution Centre (NCC), Philadelphia, United States in October 2022.
  • Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded Félix Houphout-Boigny, UNESCO Peace Prize for her courageous decision in 2015 to welcome more than 1.20 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS
  • Vodafone Idea Limited appointed Akshaya Moondra as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Auguste Tano Kouamé, of Côte d’Ivoire, took charge as the World Bank’s Country Director for India with effect from 1st August 2022.
  • Paytm’s parent entity, One97 Communications has appointed Nakul Jain as chief executive officer (CEO) of Paytm Payments Services Ltd.
  • Unity Small Finance Bank Limited (Unity Bank) appointed Inderjit Camotra as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has won the 16th Vice President elections and became the 14th Vice President of India.
  • Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, a senior electrochemical scientist has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  • Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape, has been elected unopposed and sworn in for a second term.
  • Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court was appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India.
  • Argentine Naval Officer Guillermo Pablo Ríos as Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan [UNMOGIP]
  • William Samoei Arap Ruto won the Presidential Election 2022 in Kenya.
  • The board of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development [NaBFID] appointed Rajkiran Rai G. as its Managing Director for five years.
  • Bharti Airtel’s shareholders has reappointed Gopal Vittal as the Managing Director and CEO for a span of five years.
  • Rajesh Verma; Odisha-cadre IAS officer has been appointed as the Secretary to the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
  • Alkesh Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Secretary of the Union Department of Electronics and Information Technology to the 10-member Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
  • Heads Up For Tails has appointed the bollywood actor Kriti Sanon, as their first brand ambassador
  • Deepak Kumar Lalla as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SBI Securities.
  • Mahendra N Shah as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Board of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Limited.
  • Dr Samir V Kamat as the new Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development.
  • Sourav Ganguly appointed as First Brand Ambassador of DreamSetGo (A premium sports and travel platform).
  • Vipnesh Bharadwa appointed as its interim Secretary of All India Chess Federation.
  • Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan appointed as the as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • Dr Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian appointed as the Executive Director of India at the International Monetary Fund.
  • Anurag Sharma has been elected as Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)treasurer at its 65th CPA conference held at Halifax in Canada.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Tata Advanced Systems Limited [TASL], has successfully delivered the indigenously developed combat vehicles Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle-Medium (QRFV) to the Indian Army to boost border surveillance. It became India’s first private sector company to produce and deliver wheeled armored combat-ready vehicles for the Indian armed forces.
  • Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Army successfully test fired indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles [ATGM] from Main Battle Tank [MBT] Arjun Mark 1A in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite was launched by China from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province, North China.
  • Russia will pull out of the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost amid high tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
  • South Korea launches its First Moon Mission i.e., Danuri which has been launched onboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 in Florida to observe the Moon and it aims to reach the Moon by mid-December. Danuri means “enjoying the moon”.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation has launched its first 34-metre-tall Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to place an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-02) and students’ satellite
  • Russia launched Iran’s high resolution, remote sensing Khayyam satellite from the Russia controlled Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully carried out the test-firing of the Low Altitude Escape Motor (LEM) of Gaganyaan project. If the mission is stopped during the initial phase flight, LEM will provide the required thrust to Crew Escape System.
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries launched automated online data transfer for capturing critical data related to domestic value addition in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the auto sector.
  • SSI-MANTRA - the first ever “Made in India” Surgical Robotic System has been installed in Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in New Delhi.
  • “Roshni”- India’s first saline water lantern that uses seawater as an electrolyte between specially designed electrodes to power LED lamps has been launched by Ministry of Earth Science.
  • Manthan Platform- this initiative will enable and empower all spheres of science and technology within India and also provide an opportunity to bring national and global communities closer to India’s technology revolution.
  • India’s first 3D-printed artificial cornea was transplanted into a rabbit’s eye which has been collaborative work of LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), -Hyderabad, IIT- Hyderabad, and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
  • NIDAAN’ - National Integrated Database on Arrested Narcotics offenders; is first-of-its-kind database has been made operational for the use by various central and State prosecution agencies tasked to enforce anti-drugs laws in India.
  • Scientists of Israel developed the world’s first synthetic embryo (these embryos are cultured without the use of fertilized eggs, bypassing the need for sperm) outside the womb using stem cells cultured in a petri dish.
  • DRDO & Indian Navy successfully flight test Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) in Odisha coast. it has been designed to strike high-speed airborne targets at the range of 40 to 50 km and at an altitude of around 15 km.
  • India’ first Adenoviral Intranasal Covid Vaccine BBV154 has proven to be safe by Bharat Biotech International Limited for COVID-19
  • Air Asia India (AAI) and Canadian Aviation Electronics Limited (CAE) has entered in MoU to merge the CAE Rise™ training system with the airline’s simulator training program. Through this Air Asia India is the first airline in India to adopt a data-driven training program using CAE Rise.
SPORTS
  • Max Verstappen (team Red Bull) Wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2022.
  • International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Changwon 2022 Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun held at South Korea in which India won 15 medals, (5 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals) and topped the medals list.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that India will host the 2025 ICC Women’s One Day International (ODI) World Cup.
  • Casper Ruud (from Norway) has won the Swiss Open Tennis Tournament 2022 held at the Roy Emerson Arena in Gstaad, Switzerland,
  • India lifted the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) – 2022, Under-20 football championship trophy by defeating Bangladesh at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Washington Open/Citi Open in Washington, D.C., United States (US), was the 53rd edition for men and 10th for women.
    • The Men’s singles title was won by Nick Kyrgios
    • The Women’s Singles title was grabbed by Liudmila Samsonova
  • Mastercard is set to replace Paytm as the title sponsor for all international and domestic cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India-BCCI.
  • Tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement in a Vogue article after the U.S. Open.
  • The International Cricket Council [ICC]granted membership status to three countries – Cambodia and Uzbekistan from Asia, and Cote D’Ivoire from Africa.
  • XXII Commonwealth Games also named as Birmingham 2022 was held at Birmingham, England. In CWG 2022, India stood at 4th position with a total medal tally of 61, consisting of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze medals.
  • 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 was held in Chennai. This is the first time the Chess Olympiad is being hosted in India and the first in Asia after 30 years. The official mascot was named ‘Thambi’ [Younger Brother]. Uzbekistan team secured the gold medal, India won two bronze medals.
  • Pooja Ojha won the silver medal (India’s first ever medal) in VL1 Women’s 200m Race final at Canoe Sprint & Para canoe World Championships.
  • Kieron Adrian Pollard, former West Indies cricketer, has become the first-ever cricketer to play in 600 Twenty20 (T20) cricket matches.
  • Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the Men’s Singles title at the 2022 National Bank Open Tennis Tournament held in Montreal, Canada.
    • Women’s singles won by Simona Halep.
  • Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien Announces Retirement from International Cricket.
  • The Bureau of the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) Council has decided to suspend the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference, which is a violation of FIFA’s statutes.
  • India’s GM R Praggnanandhaa defeated the World No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the final round of FTX Crypto Cup 2022 held in Florida, USA.
  • Indian Footballer Manisha Kalyan, has become the first Indian to play in the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Women’s Championship League.
  • India will host Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 which is scheduled to be held on October 11-30, 2022 at three venues viz. Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao (Goa), and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Neeraj Chopra wins Athletissima Wanda Lausanne Diamond League 2022 in Switzerland, Finishes 1st with 89.08m Javelin Throw.
  • India won Bronze against S. Korea in Asian Men’s U-18 Volleyball Championship after 14 year which was held in Tehran, Iran. Japan and Iran won gold and Silver respectively.
  • India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty won the first ever bronze medal in Men’s doubles at 27th edition of Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships 2022 held in Tokyo, Japan. China topped the list.
  • Athletics Federation of India & HSBC India has entered in partnership to support women athletes in India, especially youngsters.
  • 45th edition of 2022 World U20 Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; Sumit and Rohit Dahiya of India has won bronze medals. India ranks 3rd in Medal Tally (16 medal). Iran was placed top followed by the United States of America.
  • Linthoi Chanambam,(15 year old) from Manipur has won a historic Gold, in Judo World Championships in the Women's 57kg category (Asian Cadet & Junior Judo Championship 2022 at Bangkok)
IMPORTANT DAYS
  • World Ranger Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on July 31. The theme of World Ranger Day 2022 is “DIVERSITY”.
  • Muslim Women Rights Day 2022 annually celebrated across India on August 01.
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2022 annually observed across the globe from 1st to 7th August. Theme of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2022 - “Step up for Breastfeeding: Educated and Support”.
  • World Lung Cancer Day 2022 annually observed on August 01.
  • International Day of Friendship 2022 annually observed across the globe on July 30.
  • Hiroshima Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on August 06. 6th August 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings. ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima, Japan. Another bomb named; ‘Fat Man’ was dropped on Nagasaki of Japan on 9th August 1945.
  • 8th National Handloom Day was observed in India on August 07. The date of August 7 was chosen to honour the Swadeshi Movement, which was launched on this day in 1905 in the Calcutta Town Hall in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Nagasaki Day observed on August 09.
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated across the world on August 09. Theme of the day is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.”
  • World Lion Day annually observed across the globe on August 10. Tanzania has the highest number of lions in the world followed by South Africa and Kenya.
  • World Biofuel Day annually observed on August 10. Theme World Biofuel Day2022 is “Biofuels towards a Carbon Neutral World”. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dedicated the 2nd generation (2G) Ethanol Plant in Panipat, Haryana to the nation.
  • International Youth Day annually observed across the globe on August 12. The theme of 2022 is “Intergenerational solidarity: creating a world for all ages.”
  • World Organ Donation Day annually observed on August 13. India observes the annual National Organ Donation Day on 27th November.
  • World Elephant Day annually observed on August 12. The year marks the 11th anniversary of World Elephant Day. African elephants are listed as ‘vulnerable’ and Asian elephants as ‘endangered’ on the IUCN red list of threatened species.
  • The Athletics Federation of India celebrated 7th August as the National Javelin Day across India to commemorate Neeraj Chopra’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal.
  • Partition Horrors Remembrance Day observed in India on August 14 to acknowledge the difficulties faced by the Indians during the partition of India in 1947.
  • World Sanskrit Day was observed on August 12; annually observed on ‘Sawan Poornima’.
  • World Photography Day annually observed across the globe on August 19. Theme for World Photography Day 2022: “Pandemic Lockdown Through the Lens”.
  • World Mosquito Day annually observed across the globe August 20.
  • World Humanitarian Day annually observed on August 19.
  • Sadbhavana Diwas annually celebrated across India on August 20.
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief 2022 annually observed on August 21,
  • International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism annually observed across the globe on August 21. Theme of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2022: “Memories”.
  • World Senior Citizen’s Day annually celebrated across the globe on August 21.
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition annually observed across the globe on August 23
  • World Water Week 2022-Annually observed across the globe on the Last Week of August i.e., August 23 to September 1. It is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute. Theme of the 2022 World Water Week is “Seeing the unseen: The value of water”.
  • National Sports Day annually celebrated across India on August 29 to India to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests 2022 annually observed across the world on August 29. To bring awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons.
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2022 annually observed across the world on August 30. It is an International Day recognized by the United Nations.
  • International Whale Shark Day 2022 annually observed across the globe on August 30. Theme of Whale Shark Day 2022: “The Future of Sharks: Guardians of Our Seas.”
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  • Book title – “Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Economy” authored by Sanjaya Baru.
  • Book title - “The Light We Carry”, to be released authored Michelle Obama.
  • Book title – “Riding the De(Mon)” authored by Murali Raghavan,
  • Book Title: “Through the Rear View Mirror” authored by historian K.R.A. Narasiah
  • Book title - ‘Do Different: The Untold Dhoni’ authors are Amit Sinha & Joy Bhattacharjya
  • Book Title: ‘How China Sees India and the World’ authored by Shyam Saran.
  • Book title- “Rusty Skies and Golden Winds” authored by Sannidhya Sharma.
  • Book Title- “BRAVO YADAV – Journey of Honorary Captain Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav India’s Youngest Param Vir Chakra Recipient” authored by Deepak Singh.
  • Book Title - “Putin – His Life and Times” authored by Philip Short.
  • Book Title - “Bibi: My Story” – Memoir of Benjamin Netanyahu; author by Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Book Title - “Transforming India Governance for Atmanirbhar Bharat” & “Adhigam” has been released by: Union Minister of State (MoS) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh.
  • Book Title - “Madam Sir: The Story of Bihar’s First Lady IPS Officer” author by Manjari Jaruhar.it is an Autobiography of Manjari Jaruhar.
  • Book Title - “NETAJI: Subhas Chandra Bose’s Life, Politics and Struggle” authored by late scholar & former Member of Parliament Krishna Bose
  • Book Title - “Men of Steel- Military Leadership for India” authored by Major General Yash Mor (retd.) and Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh.
  • Book Title - “Sing, Dance, and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON” authored by historian Dr Hindol Sengupta
  • Book Title - “Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale” authored by Navtej Sarna, former Ambassador of India.
  • Book Title -’A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19’’ Authored by Arun Jaitley and released by M Venkaiah Naidu, Former Vice President of India.
  • Book Title - “Lies Our Mothers Told Us: The Indian Woman’s Burden” Authored by Nilanjana Bhowmick.
  • Book Title - “Gambling on Development” Authored by Professor Stefan Dercon,
  • Book Title - “India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi: A Brief History” Authored by Pulapre Balakrishnan.
  • Book Title – “The Hero of Tiger Hill: Autobiography of a Param Vir” Authored by Subedar Major.
  • Book Title – “Indian Banking in Retrospect75 years of Independence’’ Authored by Dr Ashutosh Raravika.
OBITUARY
  • Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos passed away at the age of 94 years in Makati, Philippines.
  • Pulitzer Prize winning American author and historian David Gaub McCullough passed away at the age of 89.
  • India’s Former International Athlete P V Kamaraj Passed Away.
  • Noted Kannadiga Singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed away in Bengaluru.
  • Billionaire business and veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at the age of 62 years
  • Malayalam novelist Narayan passed away at the age of 82 years due to COVID-19- related complications.
  • The former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting Secretary and Chairman of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), Amitabh Choudhary passed away.
  • Senior Indian National Congress (INC) leader and former Governor of Jharkhand & Assam, Syed Sibtey Razi passed away.
  • Vijaya Bank Ex-chairman Sadananda Shetty passes away
  • Indian Economist & former Planning Commission member Padma Bhushan Abhijit Sen passed away.
  • Oscar Award-winning animator Ralph Eggleston passed away at the age of 56 years due to pancreatic cancer in California, United States of America (USA)