Current Affairs June 2022

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • The biggest Drone Festival of India was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
    • Gujarat’s Kutch district is the first district in India to introduce a pilot project to carry mail using drone technology by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication.
    • An aviation and aerospace component manufacturing company ePlane Company display a two-seater electric vertical take-off and landing i.e. ‘E200’
  • LiFE - ‘Lifestyle for the Environment’ movement was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing during the 26th United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland in 2021.
    • A new acronym added in frameworks of EAST (this framework is used for behaviour change in connection with the environment and climate stands) is F where F stands for A new Framework is now FEAST(where E-Easy , A- Attractive , S- Social , and T- Timely)
  • ‘Ghar Ke Upar Solar Is Super’ is launched by the National Solar Energy Federation of India in Karnataka to motivate the public for installing solar rooftops, with support from the German Solar Association.
  • First-of-its kind Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh will be established with the help of the Indian Air Force & Chandigarh administration
  • SHRESHTA- Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas in Noida (U.P) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar for providing free access to high-quality education (from Class 9 to 12) to poor students from SC communities.
  • Supreme Court of India has ordered that mining and construction of new permanent structures within an extended buffer zone, which is an Ecologically Sensitive Zone of radius 1- kilometre where national wildlife sanctuary or national park will not be permitted.
  • For the conservation and restoration of a balanced ecosystem NTPC Limited Releases “Biodiversity Policy 2022”.
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India, the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, has crossed a sales turnover of Rs 100 crores in May 2022(for the first time).
  • ‘Road accidents in India — 2020’ prepared by the Transport Research Wing under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. As per the data released recently, traffic accidents declined by 18.47% on average.
    • States that achieved reduction in road accidents in 2020 are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  • National Mineral Congress was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. During this event, the coal gasification target increased to 100 million tonnes (MT) by 2030 by the Government of India.
  • c-TB – cost-effective “Made in India” Tuberculosis infection skin test introduced by India
  • An Indian logistics company i.e. Blue Dart Express Limited has signed the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ which is framed to ambitious CO2 reduction targets and to reduce GHG emissions to net zero by 2050 by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce.
  • World’s 1st Nano Urea plant by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) at Kalol, Gujarat inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Therefore, India has now become the first country globally to start commercial production of Nano Urea.
  • The First Lavender Festival of India is inaugurated in the Doda district of Jammu by Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh.
  • To supply ASTRA MARK (MK)-I, Beyond Visual Range, Air-to-Air Missile to the Indian Air Forceand Indian Navy. Ministry of Defence has inked a pact with Bharat Dynamics Limited.
  • Project Vartak of Border Roads Organisation related to the excavation of the Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, which has been completed. The length of this tunnel is 500 meters.
  • National AI Portal celebrates its second anniversary on 30 May 2022 on this occasion INDIAai released a book ‘AI for Everyone’.
  • Maruti Suzuki India Limited has installed Asia’s largest 20-MegaWatt Peak carport-type solar power plant at its Manesar facility in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced that India will achieve the target of 10% ethanol blending in Petrol 5 months ahead of the original schedule of November 2022.
  • On the occasion of World Food Safety Day under the theme ‘Safer food, better health’ 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) has been released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    • Among larger states, Tamil Nadu (TN) was the top-ranking state, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra.
    • Among the smaller states, Goa stood first followed by Manipur and Sikkim
  • The IIM- Ahmedabad, partnered with Indian agri-land marketplace SFarmsIndia has launched the IIMA-SFarmsIndia Agri Land Price Index, a first-of-its-kind land price index.
  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has developed the Sagarmala Young Professional scheme to engage talented, forward-thinking and dynamic young professionals in various divisions of the MoPSW.
  • India and Poland have signed the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty on Criminal Matters. By this, Poland becomes the 45th country to sign an MLAT on criminal matters with New Delhi.
  • NHAI created a new Guinness world record by constructing a 75 km single lane on NH53 between Amravati to Akola Districts (Maharashtra) in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
  • Department of Biotechnology & the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has signed an MoU for developing new preventions, therapies and interventions to solve health (human and animal), food and nutritional inequities.
  • National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited & Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee signed an MoU for sharing knowledge on innovative ideas and technologies in the field of highway engineering.
  • MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates has been approved on Cooperation in the field of Industries and Advanced Technologies to strengthen and develop industries of both nations through investments, technology transfer and the deployment of key technologies in industries.
  • MoU between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair, and the Government of Australia for Technical Cooperation for the Australia-India Water Security Initiative (AIWASI) which was signed in December 2021.
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched “Anocovax”, India’s first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine for animals.
  • Ministry of Science and Technology has set to launch a Rs 1000 crore fund under a Public-Private Partnership {PPP} model. Its objective is to invest in start-ups across several sectors.
  • Central Government scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) i.e., let the country’s man fly, is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2022.
  • MoU between Telangana Government & Elest, a subsidiary of gold retailer Rajesh Exports for India’s first Display Fabrication Unit that will be set up in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur in collaboration with Telecommunications Standards Development Society, to organise a conclave on ‘Direct to Mobile and 5G Broadband – Convergence Roadmap for India’ at Akashvani Rang Bhawan auditorium of Prasar Bharati in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • The National Air Sports Policy 2022 has been launched by Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation, to optimize India’s potential in the field of air sports. This is the First National Air sports Policy in India which aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by providing a sustainable air sports ecosystem by 2030
  • As a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an Iconic Week Celebration of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi under the theme of “Transforming Lives”
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Launched NETRA (New e-Tracking and Remote Administration) portal, and Mobile Application for the IDEAS scheme (Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme)
  • The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Indian Navy Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command and the Indonesian Navy had been exercised in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup Expo – 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi.
  • Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India’s second-biggest oil supplier and Iraq is the top supplier to India, as Russian crude is currently available at discount following the war in Ukraine.
  • The first train under the Indian Railways ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme was flagged off from the Coimbatore North railway station, Tamil Nadu to Sainagar Shirdi, Maharashtra. This is the first Private train service in India. It aims to enhance domestic tourism. Through this Southern Railway became the first Railway zone in Indian Railways to get the first registered service provider under the “Bharat Gaurav” scheme.
  • Operation Mahila Suraksha, by the Railway Protection Force, has rescued 150 women, including many girls, from becoming victims of human trafficking.
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes the 1st Indian State to Approve Policy for Drones i.e. ‘Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy 2022’.
  • India-Israel celebrates the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. India and Israel adopted the “Vision Statement” to strengthen the defence cooperation between India and Israel in the future.
  • Baikho Festival celebrates in Assam for Good Harvest and Rain. The festival is predominately celebrated by the Rabha tribes
  • Development of 1st phase of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera (Ahmedabad), Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1300 crore approved by the Cabinet committee
  • Microfinance Institutions Network, an industry association, has released the 41st issue of its Micrometer Report for Quarter four Financial Year 2021-22. As per the report, Tamil Nadu Surpasses West Bengal to Emerge as the Largest State with Outstanding Microfinance Loans Portfolio
  • Ministry of Education announced that the Government of India will set to establish “PM Shri Schools” which will be fully equipped to prepare the students for the future. These state-of-the-art schools will also act as a laboratory for the New National Education Policy - 2020.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the underground ‘Gallery of Revolutionaries’ Museum in Maharashtra’s Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. The underground gallery is established in World War-I British era bunkers, discovered at the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan campus in August 2016.
  • India’s first government desalination plant which is only for industrial use was inaugurated at Dahej in Bharuch, inaugurated by the CM of Gujarat.
  • First, in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has introduced Radio-Frequency Identification which enabled baggage tags that will help passengers with real-time information about the location of their luggage.
  • First time in New Delhi, India hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers and Secretary General for a 2-day Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  • NIPUN - National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers; under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Focus to train more than one lakh construction workers through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provide them with opportunities in foreign countries.
  • Mass Yoga Demonstration held at Mysore Palace ground on the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga (June 21, 2022) which has the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’.
  • Gujarat has become India’s 1stever State to launch Balika Panchayat (girl Panchayat) to promote the social and political development of girl children and to eliminate evil practices, such as child marriage and the dowry system, from society.
  • Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport has becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power for its consumption entire needs.
  • As per the Bloomberg NEF report titled “Financing India’s 2030 Renewables Ambition”, published in collaboration with the Power Foundation of India, India will need $ 223 billion investment to achieve the goals of the wind and solar, capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. India aims to provide around 50% of its electricity demand from renewable energy by 2030
  • Bharat Electronics Limited enters into a contract with Defence Initiatives, Belarus. The basic aim is to collaborate on the supply of Airborne Defence Suite for Indian Air Force helicopters.
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organised a virtual event to celebrate 7 years of Pradhan Mantri Awas YojanaUrban (PMAY-U)
  • The Ministry of Rural Development is the nodal Ministry of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan has completed 2 years in 2022.
  • Tata Power Solar Systems has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project in Kayamkulam,
  • India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy Perspectives and Recommendations on the Future of Work’ was launched by NITI Aayog
  • Performance Grading Index for Districts of India” is a combined Report For 2018-19 & 2019-20’. This is the assessment of the performance of the school education system at the district level. This report was released by the Ministry of Education. Sikar district of Rajasthan is the highest performing district for 2019-20 in school education.
  • The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre which has authorised 2 Indian private firms i.e. Dhruva Space Private Limited in Hyderabad (Telangana) and Digantara Research and Technologies Private Limited in Bengaluru (Karnataka), to launch their payloads into space.
  • Meta (Facebook) & Ministry of Tribal Affairs set a Collaboration to launch the 2nd phase of Going Online as Leaders (GOAL) 2.0
  • PADMA - Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Defence. It is an automated Pay & Allowances module for the Indian Coast Guard
  • India’s first and largest fractionally-owned solar power plant in Karnataka has been launched by Pyse Fintech Pvt. Ltd.

STATE NEWS

  • Maharashtra became India’s top sugar producer after five-year, followed by Uttar Pradesh in the lead-producing state.
  • Tamil Nadu & India Post Payments Bank signed an MoU to provide life certificates of pensioners through the Postal Department’s Door Step Services.
  • Project ‘NIGAH’ is an initiative to track containers by using ICTM (ICD Container Tracking Module) which will enable better visibility of the container movement inside the ICD (Inland Container Depot) inaugurated at Gurugram Haryana.
  • Rajasthan government has approved the new guidelines for the implementation of the “Indira Gandhi Shahari Rozgar Yojana”, which has been announced during the budget session of 2022-23 to employ in urban areas on the lines of the MGNREGA.
  • Indian cricketer Yash Dhull has been appointed as State Icon by Election Commission for the National Capital Territory of Delhi to encourage the youngsters of Delhi.
  • ACB 14400 is an app launched by the Andhra Pradesh government to combat corruption in government offices across the state.
  • Sikkim Declared Blue Duke a State Butterfly - On the occasion of World Environment Day, the government of Sikkim declared the Blue Duke (scientific name: Bassarona Durga), a species of nymphalid butterfly found in the Himalayas, as the State Butterfly of Sikkim.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award- introduced by the Rajasthan government to the State’s sportspersons.
  • Maharashtra Government approved 12 new conservation reserves covering an area of; 3 wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Beach Vigil App- Goa government launched; to benefit tourists and the institutions working in the beach tourism sector in a holistic management of beaches.
  • Andhra Pradesh government launched Yantra Seva Scheme and flagged off the distribution of tractors and combine harvesters at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Accidental insurance scheme launched by Jammu and Kashmir under which J&K bank will extend free group personal insurance cover of Rs 15 lakh for all government employees.
  • Assam Government & NLC India Ltd signed an MoU to set up a first-of-its-kind joint venture company for generating 1 Giga Watt solar power.
  • A special health care scheme “Anchal” for pregnant women has been launched by the Rajasthan government.
  • Ennum Ezhuthum Scheme by the Tamil Nadu government to bridge the learning gap that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic among students aged below 8.
  • Sujal’ Panchkula was launched by the Haryana government to monitor the water supply and control its flow in the Panchkula region.
  • The ‘e-stamping’ facility was launched by the Punjab Government to abolish physical stamp papers, to bring efficiency and check the e of state revenue.
  • Israel & Haryana Government Sign Joint Declaration on Water Cooperation to a joint declaration on integrated water resources management and capacity building. Water security has been one of the most important pillars of the India-Israel relationship.
  • Tamil Nadu government flagged off the luxury tourism cruise ship “Empress” from Chennai port, Tamil Nadu.
  • MoU between Govt. of Andhra Pradesh & ED- tech company Byju’s for imparting quality education to students of government schools.
  • Nalaya Thiran”- skilling Programme launched by the Government of Tamil Nadu; this programme will provide hands-on experience on problems and help the industry to get skilled students.
  • Syngenta India Launches Price Guarantee Insurance Scheme for Chilli Farmers of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh from unfavourable price fluctuations due to unpredictable market conditions.
  • The government of Delhi collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme to set up an oxygen generation plant at Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital to increase the oxygen supply capabilities of the hospital.
  • Kashi Yatra’ launched by the Karnataka government, the project provides Rs 5,000 cash assistance to each of the 30,000 pilgrims, who are willing to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Justice Ujjal Bhuyan was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft has released the Global Air Powers Ranking (2022): India ranked 6th Globally& 3rd among Air Force
  • 2nd country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender is the Central African Republic, after El Salvador.
  • Industry Transition Dialogue held in Stockholm and hosted by India and Sweden under the joint initiative of “Leadership for Industry Transition (LeadIT)”.A high level of dialogue contributed to the United Nations (UN) Conference – “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”.
  • UN Agrees to Change Turkey’s Official Name to ‘Türkiye’ pronounced as “tur-key-YAY”.
  • Ex SAMPRITI-X 2022’ - A joint military training exercise between the armies of India and Bangladesh has held in Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Memorandum of Understanding between India and Canada to enhance bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection, and conservation
  • Baltic Operations i.e. BALTOPS-22, initiated by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the Baltic Sea. It is being hosted by Sweden.
  • Exercise Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- Indian Army is represented by Ladakh Scouts.
  • Environmental Performance Index 2022 released which has been analysed by the researchers at the Earth Institute of Yale and Columbia University, India has ranked 180 which is at the bottom amongst other countries.
  • Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2023, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, ranked 155 gaining 31 places since 2022.
    • World’s first ‘Right to Repair’ law that allows digital electronics manufacturers to make parts, tools, information, and software available to consumers and independent repair shops passed by New York State Legislature.
    • Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has visited Gabon, Senegal and Qata This was India’s first visit to all three countries at the level of Vice President. In addition, this was India’s first-ever high-level visit to Gabon and Senegal.
    • United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on multilingualism, co-sponsored by India that mentioned the Hindi language for the first time. The resolution also mentions Bangla and Urdu for the first time.
    • As per the semi-annual Report of the United States; Department of the Treasury – “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States”, India is one of the 12 major economies that merit deliberate attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies.
    • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation celebrated its 25th foundation Daye. Silver Jubilee Anniversary on 6th June 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    • Defence Ministers of both India and Vietnam signed a contract the ‘Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defence Partnership towards 2030’ in Hanoi, Vietnam to further expand bilateral defence engagements.
    • Israel signed a Free Trade Agreement with the United Arab Emirates, its first deal with an Arab country.
    • The European Parliament has approved a proposal made by the European Commission in 2021 to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035.
    • Start-up Genome launched the Global Start-up Ecosystem Report 2022 at London Tech Week in which Bengaluru has ranked 22nd as the “strongest startup ecosystem in India” on the global ranking, while Delhi ranked 26th and Mumbai is ranked 36.
    • United States-based Coursera’s latest annual Global Skills Report 2022 reveals that India ranked at the 68th position globally and Asia’s 19th position in overall skills proficiency. Switzerland in the number has remained at no. 1 spot for the second consecutive year which is followed by Denmark, Indonesia, Belgium, and Singapore.
    • The annual Global Trends Report released by the United Nations Refugee Agency, published in June 2022, highlight nearly 5 million people in India were internally displaced due to climate change and disasters in 2021.
    • According to the Renewables 2022 Global Status Report has been published by the global renewable energy community REN21, India placed 3rd in the world.
    • WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland; Co-hosted by Kazakhstan. It was chaired by Timur Suleimenov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan’s President.
    • India hosted the 8th meeting of the Heads of Border Services of the competent authorities of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-SCO
    • Indira Gandhi International airport of Delhi is the Best in India as well as in South Asia for the 4th consecutive year at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France.
    • A session of the Financial Action Task Force was held in Berlin, Pakistan will continue to be on the ‘Grey List’ of countries under increased monitoring of the FATF.
    • Mango Festival” in Brussels, Belgium inaugurated by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has  to raise awareness among Europeans and establish a market for Indian mangoes in Europe.
    • As per the World Gold Council reportGold refining and recycling,’ India got ranked 4th in global gold recycling in 2021 recycling 75 tonnes, 6.5 % of the total gold recycled across the globe.
  • As per ‘The Global Liveability Index 2022’ by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which examined 173 cities worldwide, New Delhi, the capital of India, is ranked 112th on the list of the most liveable cities, Mumbai, (Maharashtra) is ranked 117th. The list is topped by Vienna(Austria)
  • 11 new biosphere reserves in 9 countries newly added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Network of Biosphere Reserves they are
      1. Sunshine Coast Biosphere- Australia
      2. Doumba-Rey- Cameroon
      3. Sena Oura -Chad
      4. Dedoplistskaro and Three Alazani Rivers -Georgia
      5. Markakol Biosphere Reserve and Burabay -Kazakhstan
      6. Khuvsgul Lake -Mongolia
      7. Harrat Uwayrid -Saudi Arabia
      8. Kafue Flats -Zambia
      9. Chimanimani - Zimbabwe
  • China is secretly building a naval facility on the northern portion of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base that would help extend its military’s currently limited reach in foreign waters.
  • Gabon and Togo have been admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations, as its 55th and 56th members, respectively, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting –CHOGM 2022, held in Kigali (Rwanda) under the theme: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

BANKING & FINANCE

  • The SBI Foundation has launched UpSchool, a digital learning platform for students in classes 1 to 10, in partnership with Khan Academy.
  • CoinSwitch India’s largest crypto trading platform has launched the Crypto Rupee Index, India’s first-of-its-kind benchmark index to measure the performance of the Indian onshore Rupee-based crypto market.
  • Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Corporate Affairs released the fifth edition of Enhanced Access and Service Excellence – ‘EASE 5.0: Enhanced digital experience; data-driven, integrated, and inclusive banking’, which provides the Common Public Sector Banks Reforms Agenda for the fiscal year 2022-23 under the EASENext
  • SMBSaathi Utsav’ initiative to help small businesses use digital media launched by
  • OmniCard has become the first Reserve Bank of India licensed PPI (Prepaid Instrument) to launch a cash withdrawal facility using a RuPay-powered card from any ATM
  • World Investment Report 2022 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development entitled “International tax reforms and sustainable investment”, India ranked 7th and placed among the top 10 global economies.
  • MoU between Spices Board, & Flipkart Purpose to enhance market access and support to promote farmers and grassroots organisations working in the spices sector.
  • The partnership between Adani Enterprises Limited & Total Energies of France Purpose is to build the world’s largest green hydrogen ecosystem.
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is set to invest Rs 2200 crore in IIFL Home Finance Limited for twenty per cent of its stake. This will be one of the largest equity investments in the affordable housing finance segment in India by a financial investor.
    • The Securities Exchange Board of India has reorganised its Risk Management Review Committee which has to review the risk management framework for Cash and Derivatives (including Commodity derivatives). This 14 members committee will be headed by Professor Jayanth R Varma.
    • The new health insurance vertical launched by SBI General Insurance Company Limited, focus on new health products and an in-house claim settlement process, to improve customer experience.
    • First global hackathon by RBI, HARBINGER 2021-Innovation for Transformation in Bengaluru, Karnataka. ToneTag has won in two categories: “Innovative, easy-to-use, non-mobile digital payment solutions for converting small-ticket cash transactions to digital mode” & “Context-based retail payments to remove the physical act of payment.”
    • India International Exchange Limited (India INX) and Luxembourg Stock Exchange entered into the Cooperation agreement signed at the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gujarat to enhance the visibility of listed Indian securities to international investors. The Central Public Sector Enterprise i.e. Power Finance Corporation Limited has listed its EUR 300 million green bonds on the Luxembourg Green Exchange
    • India’s 1st Banking Metaverse is ‘Kiyaverse’ which has been launched by ai in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This will allow customers to transact, access banking information, and obtain various banking products virtually from the comfort of their own homes.
    • According to the report by PhonePe in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group India’s Digital Payments may reach from the current $3 trillion to $10 trillion by 2026.
    • As per the data released by the Government of India on Goods and Services Tax registrations during five periods of 2017-2022, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have topped in the GST registration by businesses and dealers followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
    • CASHe, a credit-led, Artificial Intelligence - driven financial platform, recently introduced an industry-first instant credit line service on WhatsApp leveraging its AI-powered chat capability.
    • #PromisesKaPartner - brand campaign by Canara HSBC Life Insurance which signifies 3 phases of life which fulfil the dream of child savings, long-term wealth accumulation and early retirement.
    • The savings account ‘ENJOI’ was launched by Equitas Small Finance Bank as exclusive savings account for kids. Which allows kids of 0-18 years to open savings accounts under the supervision of their parents.
    • The Ministry of Electronics and IT has announced the Information Technology resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and National Payments Corporation of India as ‘Critical Information Infrastructure’.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has formed a Building Advisory Committee of a seven-member committee to advise and assist on-premises-related matters like planning, acquisition and furnishing. It is, headed by B K Katyal.
    • MoU between Open Network for Digital Commerce & National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to activate e-commerce in the agriculture domain.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has established a 20-member Hybrid Securities Advisory Committee, which will provide recommendations for boosting the growth including measures focusing on ease of issuance and attracting domestic & global capital and is headed by KV Kamath.
    • NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) & Lyra Network of France have come to an MoU for the acceptance of the Unified Payments Interface and RuPay Cards in France, giving a boost to the digital payment ecosystem.
    • United States (US) has announced funding of about $ 122 million to the top three Indian medical research institutions i.e., the Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi, the National Institute of Virology Maharashtra and the National Institute of Epidemiology in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    • As per the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Rules 2022 with respect to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021, issued by the Government for the benefit of Surrogate mothers, couples who wish to become parents through surrogacy must buy 3-years (36 months) health insurance plans for surrogate mothers.
    • V-CIP- Video-based Customer Identification Process; facilities unveiled by Karnataka Bank for the online savings bank.
    • LinkedIn has come into a contract with UN Women to Create Employment Opportunities for Women for the LINK Women project with an investment of $ 5 lakh to advance women’s economic empowerment.
    • The Yamuna International Airport Private Limited has selected Tata Projects to undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction for the new greenfield airport, Noida International Airport, at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Bharti Airtel has launched the first multiplex of India in the metaverse on the Partynite Metaverse platform.
    • Campus Power’ launched by ICICI Bank first-of-its-kind to address the needs of the students aspiring to pursue higher education in India and abroad.
    • Dhan Sanchay Savings scheme, launched by Life Insurance Corporation of India, is an insurance plan providing guaranteed Income Benefits and Terminal Benefits (Life protection) payable at the time of maturity of the scheme.
    • The State Bank of India the largest bank in India, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India for the establishment of an operations support subsidiary i.e., support services for agriculture, MSMEs, other microloans, data entry operations, and other activities.
    • World Bank (WB) has approved the financing of $ 250 million to support the “India State Support Program for Road Safety”, a project of the Indian government to improve road safety.
    • “Global Health Care” was launched by “Bajaj Allianz” to offer policyholders a seamless claim experience.
    • Cashfree Payments India Private Limited & EasyTransfer, China’s largest online financial service platform has To offer a faster, easier, and cheaper platform for Indian students to make fee payments to universities and educational institutions abroad.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • The 2nd edition of the Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning was organised at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. Rajkot in Gujarat has topped the ranking followed by Cachar in Assam and Satara in Maharashtra.
  • Harini Logan(13-year-old) an Indian origin person from the United States of America (USA) won the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition- 2022 held in Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA
  • An Indian Filmmaker from Delhi, Shaunak Sen’sAll That Breathes’ won the prestigious – 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival held in
  • An Indian-born British novelist Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, the author of the 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel “Midnight’s Children”, leads the list Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2022. He is named the Companion of Honour for services to literature.
  • Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan a noted vocalist was selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi Awards 2020, Mridhangam Maestro Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam for 2021, and violinists Lalgudi Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi has been named the winners of 2022.
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has been awarded by World Health Organization for Tobacco Control efforts.
  • Shreyas G. Hosur became the first officer from the Indian Railways to complete the gruelling ‘Ironman’ Triathlon, which is considered to be the toughest single-day sports event in the world. This event includes 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running. He completed the event in 13 hours and 26 minutes in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Ramkrishna Mukkavilli has become the first Indian to be considered as the Global Sustainable Development Goal Pioneer for water stewardship by the United Nations Global Compact. It is for the first time that an Indian has been recognised for this position.
  • UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize- awarded to the Ministry of Education for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education for the year 2021 T during the COVID-19 pandemic under PM eVIDYA
  • The 22nd Edition of the NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Award) for 2022 was held at Abu Dhabi.
    • Vicky Kaushal won the Best Actor award for his role in Sardar Udham and Kriti Sanon won the Best Actress Award for her performance in Mimi
    • Shershaah the biopic of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra, won the Best Picture Award and its director Vishnu Vardhan won the award for best Directions
  • “Turn Your Body to the Sun”, a Dutch documentary has won the Golden Conch award for Best Documentary Film at the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2022.
  • Shreya Lenka 18 years old from Odisha, India has become the first-ever k-pop artiste from India. She is one of the two new members to join the South Korean girl group called “Black Swan” formed by DR Music.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

  • Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty has been given the additional charge of Lokpal chairperson by the President of India.
  • Natarajan Sundar has been nominated Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Assets Reconstruction Company Ltd.
  • Rajesh Gera was appointed the new Director General, of the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
  • Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar continues as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) working towards the welfare of underprivileged children, for a record 20th year.
  • General Major Bajram Begaj is elected as the new president of
  • MS Dhoni becomes Brand Ambassador  of Garuda Aerospace
  • State Bank of India Appoints Alok Kumar Choudhary as New MD
  • SEBI Restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds which is now headed by Former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat.
  • AR Rahman Appointed as Ambassador of ‘India-United Kingdom Together Season of Culture’
  • Kristalina Georgieva, MD of the International Monetary Fund, has appointed Krishna Srinivasan, as the director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department.
  • Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh was appointed as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of R Subramaniakumar as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of RBL Bank.
  • Ruth Ozeki, an American-Canadian author has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 for her novel titled “The Book of Form & Emptiness”
  • New-York based India Festival Committee (IFC), Khushi Patel, a biomedical student from the United Kingdom (UK), has been declared the winner of the Miss India Worldwide 2022.
  • Sujoy Lal Thaosen has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal
  • Hamza Abdi Barre as the New Prime  Minister of  Somalia,
  • Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Director General of Doordarshan has been given additional charge as CEO of Prasar Bharati till further orders or regular appointment to the post
  • Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
  • Justice Vipin Sanghi, Judge, Delhi High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.
  • Justice Sambhaji Shivaji Shinde, Judge, Bombay High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
  • Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya, Judge, Gujarat High Court, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • India successfully tests fires Nuclear Capable Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Agni-IV from Odisha
  • The US and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea that is matching the North Korean missile display.
  • China successfully placed the 3 astronauts on a six-month mission to complete the construction of China’s Tiangong Space Station. China will become the only country to own a space station.
  • India set to launch 1st Human Space Mission Gaganyaan & 1st Human Ocean Mission in 2023 announced by the Ministry of Earth Science at an event organised as a part of World Ocean Day 2022
  • China has released a new comprehensive geologic map of the moon. This is the world's “most detailed to date” map of the moon. The new map of scale 1:2,500,000 was published by Science Bulletin.
  • Venus Mission of NASA, Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) mission is scheduled to launch in June 2029 and enter the atmosphere of Venus in June 2031.
  • “CiSS application” launched by The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights under the Baal Swaraj portal to help in the rehabilitation process of Children in Street Situations it is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to help children in street situations
    • PARAM ANANTA, a state-of-the-art Supercomputer has been commissioned at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Gujarat under the National Supercomputing Mission.
    • The 59th edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was announced at the International Supercomputing Conference 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. Frontier of US Overtakes Japan’s Fugaku to Become the World’s Fastest Supercomputer.
    • India has commissioned its first and Asia’s largest International Liquid-Mirror Telescope at Devasthal hill, in Uttarakhand.
    • INS Nishank & INS Akshay Decommissioned in Mumbai after Rendering Around 32 years of glorious service.
    • The world’s 1st population estimation of Fishing Cats was undertaken outside the protected area network of Chilika lake in Odisha.
    • ‘HomoSEP’ - a robot to eliminate manual scavenging in India developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and set for field deployment in Tamil Nadu.
    • Short-Range Ballistic Missile Prithvi-II has successfully launched from Chandipur, Odisha. Missiles have a maximum warhead capability of 500 kg, along with a 250 km extended range and they can be launched from a mobile launcher. It is developed by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
    • New Spacecraft Manufacturing Facility e., ‘Ananth Technologies’ new state-of-the-art spacecraft manufacturing facility Inaugurates in Bengaluru (Karnataka)by ISRO Chairman Dr S Somanath. This is India’s first such facility in the private sector.
    • China launched its first fully domestically-built catapult aircraft carrier, ‘Fujian’ which is its most advanced naval vessel. The Catapult system is called Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System which is more energy efficient and reduces maintenance.
    • South Korea launched its first indigenously built space rocket – Korea Satellite Launch Vehicle (KSLV) II, called “Nuri”. In Korean, the word Nuri means the
    • Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions & State Bank of India. Aim to develop an integrated pensioners’ portal, to provide seamless services and enhance the quality of life for pensioners
    • Indigenously developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully launched it is tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Navy from a warship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
    • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket from the Arnhem Space Center in Australia that will focus on Alpha Centauri A and B, the nearest double-star systems to the Earth, at a distance of 4.3 light-years. It was the first occasion that NASA had launched a rocket from the Northern Territory of Australia in 27 years.
    • An indigenously-developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile was successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation
    • NASA’s CAPSTONE, 12-unit CubeSat lunar orbiter was successfully launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket, in New Zealand, which marks the first of its kind for both Rocket Lab and NASA

SPORTS

  • The Filipino-American chess Grandmaster Wesley Barbossa So won the 10th edition of the 2022 Norway Chess Blitz tournament.
  • International Hockey Federation’s World Rankings 2022 has released the ranking of the team. The Indian Women’s Hockey team, was in the 6th position, for the first time.
  • Indian Para Canoeist Prachi Yadav has won the bronze medal in the women’s VL2 200m event at the 2022 ICF Paracanoe World Cup in Poland. Becomes 1st Indian to win World Cup Medal.
  • Gujarat Titans won the 15th edition of TATA-sponsored Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and lifted their maiden IPL trophy in their first IPL season, by defeating Rajasthan Royals at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • India won Bronze Medal at Asia Cup Hockey (Men)- 2022 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. South Korea lift gold medal at Asia Cup Hockey. India will host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup.
  • Rafael Nadal (Spanish) professional tennis player lifted his 22nd Grand Slam title (Men’s singles category) in ROLAND GARROS (French Open) 2022
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched the official logo and mascot named ‘Thambi’ (which means younger brother in Tamil) for the 44th International Chess Federation (FIDE-Fédération Internationale des Échecs) Chess Olympiad.
  • The International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup 2022 has held in Baku, Azerbaijan. India won a total of five medals, with 2 gold, and 3 silver, and holds 5th position in the overall championship. Swapnil Kusale and Ashi Chouksey won gold 50m rifle
  • Max Verstappen (Belgium) won the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix 2022 held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • The 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games - 2021 was hosted by Haryana at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula
    • Haryana topped the list with 52 gold medals, followed by Maharashtra with 45 and Karnataka with 22
  • The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be jointly hosted for the first time by the United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • Formula One Max Verstappen of the Netherlands has won his 6th Formula One(F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2022.
  • Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri becomes 5th highest Goal in international football after his 84th International goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation and he has equalled the record of Real Madrid and Hungarian Football Legend Ferenc Puskás.
  • The 19-year-old Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy.
  • Indian player Anahat Singh, fourteen years old, lifted the gold medal in the Girl's Under-15 category at the 29th Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships
  • Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal by winning the Javelin throw event at the Kuortane Games 2022 in Finland
  • India hosted the Asian Track Cycling Championships (ATCC) 2022. The championships were organised by the Cycling Federation of India New Delhi. India ranked 5th in the tally with 23 medals (including 2 Gold medals). Japan Top Tally with 27 Medals (with 18 gold medals).
  • Gurunaidu Sanapathi from Andhra Pradesh won the gold medal at the 55 Kg Men event and became the first Indian weightlifter to win a Gold Medal at the International Weightlifting Federation-2022 Youth World Championships held in
  • Indonesia Open 2022- Viktor Axelsen from Denmark and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei won the respective men’s and women’s singles titles.
  • Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022 - Indian Men’s Hockey Team won the Inaugural Men’s Champion defeating Poland in the finals
    • Women's Hockey Team of Uruguay defeated the Switzerland team and became the inaugural women’s champion.
  • Aman Sehrawat lift the gold medal in the freestyle Men’s 57 Kg category at the United World Wrestling (UWW)’s Bolat Turlykhanov Cup 2022 held in Kazakhstan.

IMPORTANT DAYS

  • Global Day of Parents 2022 – June 1.
  • World Bicycle Day 2022 – June 3rd. The first UN-designated World Bicycle Day was observed on 3rd June 2018.
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is annually observed across the globe on 4th
  • World Environment Day 2022 – June 5
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2022 recognised by the United Nations on 5th
  • World Pest Day 2022 – June 6
    • World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7. The theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 is “Safer food, better health”
    • World Oceans Day 2022 – June 8. The theme of World Oceans Day 2022 is “Revitalisation: collective action for the ocean”.
    • World Brain Tumour Day 2022 – June 8. The theme for World Brain Tumour Day 2022 is “Together We Are Stronger”.
    • World Accreditation Day 2022 – June 9. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2022(WAD 2022) is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”.
    • International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2022 – June 9. The motto is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”
    • International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 – June 13. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 is “United in making our voice heard”
    • World Blood Donor Day 2022 – June 14. The theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
    • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 – June 15. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 focus on “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
    • Global Wind Day 2022 was observed on June 15. The day is annually organised by Wind Europe.
    • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022 is celebrated on 17th The theme is “Rising up from drought together”.
    • World Sea Turtle Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 16th June. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr Archie Carr, the founding scientific director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. Dr Archie Carr is known as the “ Father of sea turtle biology.”
    • Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated across the world on June 18. Focus on gastronomy’s role in sustainable development, Sustainable Gastronomy refers to cuisine that considers where the ingredients come from, how the food is cultivated, and how it gets to our markets and, ultimately, our plates.
    • World Refugee Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 20. The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 is “The Right to Seek Safety”. This focuses on “ Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”
    • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2022 observed onJune 19
    • National Reading Day 2022 was observed across India on June 19. also marks the death anniversary of PN Panicker, who is considered as the Father of Kerala’s Library and Literacy Movement.
    • World Sickle Cell Day 2022 observed on June 19 to create awareness of sickle cell disease and the challenges experienced by people with sickle cell disease.
    • World Music Day 2022 is celebrated across the globe on June 21. The theme of World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”
    • International Day of Yoga 2022 – June 21. The theme of International Day of Yoga 2022 is “Yoga for Humanity”
    • World Hydrography Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 21. Theme: “Hydrography – contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”.
    • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2022 is annually celebrated across the globe on June 21. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations.
    • The UN observed the first-ever International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18th June 2022. Aim to highlight the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech across the globe.
    • International Olympic Day 2022 is observed across the world on 23rd June.
    • International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 23. It is recognized by the United Nations.
    • United Nations Public Service Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 23rd June. United Nations Public Service Award won by Mo Bus, a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Day of the Seafarer 2022 was observed across the globe on June 25. The theme is “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey.
  • World Vitiligo Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 25. The theme for World Vitiligo Day 2022 is ‘Learning to Live with Vitiligo’.
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 was observed across the globe on June 26. The theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises

On this occasion, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister launched the ‘Nasha Nahin, Zindagi Chunne’ initiative in Himachal Pradesh

  • Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 27 under the theme “Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development at the forefront of building back better and stronger from the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Climate crisis and Conflicts”
  • National Statistics Day was observed across India on June 29
  • International Day of the Tropics 2022 is observed across the globe on June 29. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations. James Cook University (JCU), Australia launched the State of the Tropics (SOTT)-2022 report: “COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report”.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

  • “Gautam Adani: The Man Who Changed India” Authored by RN Bhaskar.
  • “Business of Sports: The Winning Formula for Success” authored by Vinit Karnik.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Ram Bahadur Rai’s book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani’
  • Ashtang Yoga authored by Dr Sonu Phogat.
  • “The Life and Times of George Fernandes”, written by Rahul Ramagundam.

OBITUARIES

  • a former Albanian President Bujar Nishani had died at 55 due to a health problem.
  • Bollywood singer KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) died in Kolkata after a live performance.
  • Bhim Singh Chief Patron of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party has passed away.
  • Santoor maestro and Padma Shri awardee, Bhajan Sopori has passed away
  • Anjalai Ponnusamy a Freedom fighter, who fought for India’s independence from colonial Britain, died, aged 102.
  • Hari Chand (long-distance runner) a 2-time Olympian and a double Asian Games gold medallist, passed away.
  • Raveendran (photojournalist) passed away at the age of 69. He had the recipient of numerous photography awards.
  • Pallonji Mistry passed away at the age of 93, he was a renowned business tycoon.
  • Varinder Singh passed away at the age of 75. He was a player in Indian hockey team.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • The biggest Drone Festival of India was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
    • Gujarat’s Kutch district is the first district in India to introduce a pilot project to carry mail using drone technology by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication.
    • An aviation and aerospace component manufacturing company ePlane Company display a two-seater electric vertical take-off and landing i.e. ‘E200’
  • LiFE - ‘Lifestyle for the Environment’ movement was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing during the 26th United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland in 2021.
    • A new acronym added in frameworks of EAST (this framework is used for behaviour change in connection with the environment and climate stands) is F where F stands for A new Framework is now FEAST(where E-Easy , A- Attractive , S- Social , and T- Timely)
  • ‘Ghar Ke Upar Solar Is Super’ is launched by the National Solar Energy Federation of India in Karnataka to motivate the public for installing solar rooftops, with support from the German Solar Association.
  • First-of-its kind Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh will be established with the help of the Indian Air Force & Chandigarh administration
  • SHRESHTA- Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas in Noida (U.P) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar for providing free access to high-quality education (from Class 9 to 12) to poor students from SC communities.
  • Supreme Court of India has ordered that mining and construction of new permanent structures within an extended buffer zone, which is an Ecologically Sensitive Zone of radius 1- kilometre where national wildlife sanctuary or national park will not be permitted.
  • For the conservation and restoration of a balanced ecosystem NTPC Limited Releases “Biodiversity Policy 2022”.
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India, the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, has crossed a sales turnover of Rs 100 crores in May 2022(for the first time).
  • ‘Road accidents in India — 2020’ prepared by the Transport Research Wing under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. As per the data released recently, traffic accidents declined by 18.47% on average.
    • States that achieved reduction in road accidents in 2020 are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  • National Mineral Congress was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. During this event, the coal gasification target increased to 100 million tonnes (MT) by 2030 by the Government of India.
  • c-TB – cost-effective “Made in India” Tuberculosis infection skin test introduced by India
  • An Indian logistics company i.e. Blue Dart Express Limited has signed the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ which is framed to ambitious CO2 reduction targets and to reduce GHG emissions to net zero by 2050 by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce.
  • World’s 1st Nano Urea plant by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) at Kalol, Gujarat inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Therefore, India has now become the first country globally to start commercial production of Nano Urea.
  • The First Lavender Festival of India is inaugurated in the Doda district of Jammu by Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh.
  • To supply ASTRA MARK (MK)-I, Beyond Visual Range, Air-to-Air Missile to the Indian Air Forceand Indian Navy. Ministry of Defence has inked a pact with Bharat Dynamics Limited.
  • Project Vartak of Border Roads Organisation related to the excavation of the Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, which has been completed. The length of this tunnel is 500 meters.
  • National AI Portal celebrates its second anniversary on 30 May 2022 on this occasion INDIAai released a book ‘AI for Everyone’.
  • Maruti Suzuki India Limited has installed Asia’s largest 20-MegaWatt Peak carport-type solar power plant at its Manesar facility in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced that India will achieve the target of 10% ethanol blending in Petrol 5 months ahead of the original schedule of November 2022.
  • On the occasion of World Food Safety Day under the theme ‘Safer food, better health’ 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) has been released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    • Among larger states, Tamil Nadu (TN) was the top-ranking state, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra.
    • Among the smaller states, Goa stood first followed by Manipur and Sikkim
  • The IIM- Ahmedabad, partnered with Indian agri-land marketplace SFarmsIndia has launched the IIMA-SFarmsIndia Agri Land Price Index, a first-of-its-kind land price index.
  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has developed the Sagarmala Young Professional scheme to engage talented, forward-thinking and dynamic young professionals in various divisions of the MoPSW.
  • India and Poland have signed the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty on Criminal Matters. By this, Poland becomes the 45th country to sign an MLAT on criminal matters with New Delhi.
  • NHAI created a new Guinness world record by constructing a 75 km single lane on NH53 between Amravati to Akola Districts (Maharashtra) in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
  • Department of Biotechnology & the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has signed an MoU for developing new preventions, therapies and interventions to solve health (human and animal), food and nutritional inequities.
  • National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited & Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee signed an MoU for sharing knowledge on innovative ideas and technologies in the field of highway engineering.
  • MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates has been approved on Cooperation in the field of Industries and Advanced Technologies to strengthen and develop industries of both nations through investments, technology transfer and the deployment of key technologies in industries.
  • MoU between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair, and the Government of Australia for Technical Cooperation for the Australia-India Water Security Initiative (AIWASI) which was signed in December 2021.
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched “Anocovax”, India’s first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine for animals.
  • Ministry of Science and Technology has set to launch a Rs 1000 crore fund under a Public-Private Partnership {PPP} model. Its objective is to invest in start-ups across several sectors.
  • Central Government scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) i.e., let the country’s man fly, is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2022.
  • MoU between Telangana Government & Elest, a subsidiary of gold retailer Rajesh Exports for India’s first Display Fabrication Unit that will be set up in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur in collaboration with Telecommunications Standards Development Society, to organise a conclave on ‘Direct to Mobile and 5G Broadband – Convergence Roadmap for India’ at Akashvani Rang Bhawan auditorium of Prasar Bharati in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • The National Air Sports Policy 2022 has been launched by Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation, to optimize India’s potential in the field of air sports. This is the First National Air sports Policy in India which aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by providing a sustainable air sports ecosystem by 2030
  • As a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an Iconic Week Celebration of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi under the theme of “Transforming Lives”
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Launched NETRA (New e-Tracking and Remote Administration) portal, and Mobile Application for the IDEAS scheme (Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme)
  • The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Indian Navy Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command and the Indonesian Navy had been exercised in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup Expo – 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi.
  • Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India’s second-biggest oil supplier and Iraq is the top supplier to India, as Russian crude is currently available at discount following the war in Ukraine.
  • The first train under the Indian Railways ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme was flagged off from the Coimbatore North railway station, Tamil Nadu to Sainagar Shirdi, Maharashtra. This is the first Private train service in India. It aims to enhance domestic tourism. Through this Southern Railway became the first Railway zone in Indian Railways to get the first registered service provider under the “Bharat Gaurav” scheme.
  • Operation Mahila Suraksha, by the Railway Protection Force, has rescued 150 women, including many girls, from becoming victims of human trafficking.
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes the 1st Indian State to Approve Policy for Drones i.e. ‘Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy 2022’.
  • India-Israel celebrates the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. India and Israel adopted the “Vision Statement” to strengthen the defence cooperation between India and Israel in the future.
  • Baikho Festival celebrates in Assam for Good Harvest and Rain. The festival is predominately celebrated by the Rabha tribes
  • Development of 1st phase of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera (Ahmedabad), Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1300 crore approved by the Cabinet committee
  • Microfinance Institutions Network, an industry association, has released the 41st issue of its Micrometer Report for Quarter four Financial Year 2021-22. As per the report, Tamil Nadu Surpasses West Bengal to Emerge as the Largest State with Outstanding Microfinance Loans Portfolio
  • Ministry of Education announced that the Government of India will set to establish “PM Shri Schools” which will be fully equipped to prepare the students for the future. These state-of-the-art schools will also act as a laboratory for the New National Education Policy - 2020.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the underground ‘Gallery of Revolutionaries’ Museum in Maharashtra’s Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. The underground gallery is established in World War-I British era bunkers, discovered at the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan campus in August 2016.
  • India’s first government desalination plant which is only for industrial use was inaugurated at Dahej in Bharuch, inaugurated by the CM of Gujarat.
  • First, in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has introduced Radio-Frequency Identification which enabled baggage tags that will help passengers with real-time information about the location of their luggage.
  • First time in New Delhi, India hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers and Secretary General for a 2-day Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  • NIPUN - National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers; under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Focus to train more than one lakh construction workers through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provide them with opportunities in foreign countries.
  • Mass Yoga Demonstration held at Mysore Palace ground on the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga (June 21, 2022) which has the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’.
  • Gujarat has become India’s 1stever State to launch Balika Panchayat (girl Panchayat) to promote the social and political development of girl children and to eliminate evil practices, such as child marriage and the dowry system, from society.
  • Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport has becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power for its consumption entire needs.
  • As per the Bloomberg NEF report titled “Financing India’s 2030 Renewables Ambition”, published in collaboration with the Power Foundation of India, India will need $ 223 billion investment to achieve the goals of the wind and solar, capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. India aims to provide around 50% of its electricity demand from renewable energy by 2030
  • Bharat Electronics Limited enters into a contract with Defence Initiatives, Belarus. The basic aim is to collaborate on the supply of Airborne Defence Suite for Indian Air Force helicopters.
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organised a virtual event to celebrate 7 years of Pradhan Mantri Awas YojanaUrban (PMAY-U)
  • The Ministry of Rural Development is the nodal Ministry of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan has completed 2 years in 2022.
  • Tata Power Solar Systems has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project in Kayamkulam,
  • India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy Perspectives and Recommendations on the Future of Work’ was launched by NITI Aayog
  • Performance Grading Index for Districts of India” is a combined Report For 2018-19 & 2019-20’. This is the assessment of the performance of the school education system at the district level. This report was released by the Ministry of Education. Sikar district of Rajasthan is the highest performing district for 2019-20 in school education.
  • The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre which has authorised 2 Indian private firms i.e. Dhruva Space Private Limited in Hyderabad (Telangana) and Digantara Research and Technologies Private Limited in Bengaluru (Karnataka), to launch their payloads into space.
  • Meta (Facebook) & Ministry of Tribal Affairs set a Collaboration to launch the 2nd phase of Going Online as Leaders (GOAL) 2.0
  • PADMA - Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Defence. It is an automated Pay & Allowances module for the Indian Coast Guard
  • India’s first and largest fractionally-owned solar power plant in Karnataka has been launched by Pyse Fintech Pvt. Ltd.
STATE NEWS
  • National Doctors Day 2022 – July 1; The day also marks the both birth and death anniversary of Bharat Ratna, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
  • International Day of Parliamentarism 2022; celebrated every year by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on June 30.
  • National Chartered Accountant Day annually observed across India on July 1.
    • In November 2022, India will host the 21st World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) for the first time.
  • Goods and Services Tax Day observed on July 1. GST Day 2022 marks the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the implementation of GST system.
  • World Unidentified Flying Object Day 2022 observed across the globe on July 02.
  • World Sports Journalists Day observed on July 02.
  • International Day of Cooperatives observed across the globe on the first Saturday of July
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day observed across the globe on July 03.
  • World Zoonoses Day observed across the globe on July 06.
  • World Kiswahili Language Day; the first ever World Kiswahili Language Day was celebrated on 7th July 2022.
  • National Fish Farmers Day 2022 observed on July 10
  • World Population Day 2022 observed on July 11
  • Malala Day observed on July 12
  • World Youth Skills Day 2022 observed on July 15. Theme for World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) 2022 was ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’.
  • Nelson Mandela International Day 2022 observed on July 18. Theme of Nelson Mandela International Day 2022: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
  • Day of International Criminal Justice 2022 observed on July 17
  • World Chess Day 2022 observed on July 20
  • UN’s First International Moon Day observed on 20th July 2022. Theme for International Moon Day 2022- ‘Lunar Exploration Coordination & Sustainability’
  • World Brain Day 2022 observed on July 22. Theme of World Brain Day (WBD) 2022 – “Brain Health for all”
  • Pi Approximation Day 2022 observed on July 22
  • National Broadcasting Day 2022 observed on July 23
  • National Income Tax Day 2022 observed on 24 July
  • World Drowning Prevention Day 2022 observed on July 25. Theme of 2022 World Drowning Prevention Day - “Do one thing – to prevent drowning
  • World In - Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Day 2022 observed on July 25.
  • International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems 2022 observed on July 26.
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022 observed on July 26.
  • World Hepatitis Day 2022 observed on July 28.
  • World Nature Conservation Day 2022 observed on July 28.
  • World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2022 observed on 30 July.
  • International Tiger Day 2022 observed on July 29.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft has released the Global Air Powers Ranking (2022): India ranked 6th Globally& 3rd among Air Force
  • 2nd country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender is the Central African Republic, after El Salvador.
  • Industry Transition Dialogue held in Stockholm and hosted by India and Sweden under the joint initiative of “Leadership for Industry Transition (LeadIT)”.A high level of dialogue contributed to the United Nations (UN) Conference – “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”.
  • UN Agrees to Change Turkey’s Official Name to ‘Türkiye’ pronounced as “tur-key-YAY”.
  • Ex SAMPRITI-X 2022’ - A joint military training exercise between the armies of India and Bangladesh has held in Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Memorandum of Understanding between India and Canada to enhance bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection, and conservation
  • Baltic Operations i.e. BALTOPS-22, initiated by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the Baltic Sea. It is being hosted by Sweden.
  • Exercise Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- Indian Army is represented by Ladakh Scouts.
  • Environmental Performance Index 2022 released which has been analysed by the researchers at the Earth Institute of Yale and Columbia University, India has ranked 180 which is at the bottom amongst other countries.
  • Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2023, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, ranked 155 gaining 31 places since 2022.
    • World’s first ‘Right to Repair’ law that allows digital electronics manufacturers to make parts, tools, information, and software available to consumers and independent repair shops passed by New York State Legislature.
    • Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has visited Gabon, Senegal and Qata This was India’s first visit to all three countries at the level of Vice President. In addition, this was India’s first-ever high-level visit to Gabon and Senegal.
    • United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on multilingualism, co-sponsored by India that mentioned the Hindi language for the first time. The resolution also mentions Bangla and Urdu for the first time.
    • As per the semi-annual Report of the United States; Department of the Treasury – “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States”, India is one of the 12 major economies that merit deliberate attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies.
    • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation celebrated its 25th foundation Daye. Silver Jubilee Anniversary on 6th June 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    • Defence Ministers of both India and Vietnam signed a contract the ‘Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defence Partnership towards 2030’ in Hanoi, Vietnam to further expand bilateral defence engagements.
    • Israel signed a Free Trade Agreement with the United Arab Emirates, its first deal with an Arab country.
    • The European Parliament has approved a proposal made by the European Commission in 2021 to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035.
    • Start-up Genome launched the Global Start-up Ecosystem Report 2022 at London Tech Week in which Bengaluru has ranked 22nd as the “strongest startup ecosystem in India” on the global ranking, while Delhi ranked 26th and Mumbai is ranked 36.
    • United States-based Coursera’s latest annual Global Skills Report 2022 reveals that India ranked at the 68th position globally and Asia’s 19th position in overall skills proficiency. Switzerland in the number has remained at no. 1 spot for the second consecutive year which is followed by Denmark, Indonesia, Belgium, and Singapore.
    • The annual Global Trends Report released by the United Nations Refugee Agency, published in June 2022, highlight nearly 5 million people in India were internally displaced due to climate change and disasters in 2021.
    • According to the Renewables 2022 Global Status Report has been published by the global renewable energy community REN21, India placed 3rd in the world.
    • WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland; Co-hosted by Kazakhstan. It was chaired by Timur Suleimenov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan’s President.
    • India hosted the 8th meeting of the Heads of Border Services of the competent authorities of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-SCO
    • Indira Gandhi International airport of Delhi is the Best in India as well as in South Asia for the 4th consecutive year at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France.
    • A session of the Financial Action Task Force was held in Berlin, Pakistan will continue to be on the ‘Grey List’ of countries under increased monitoring of the FATF.
    • Mango Festival” in Brussels, Belgium inaugurated by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has  to raise awareness among Europeans and establish a market for Indian mangoes in Europe.
    • As per the World Gold Council reportGold refining and recycling,’ India got ranked 4th in global gold recycling in 2021 recycling 75 tonnes, 6.5 % of the total gold recycled across the globe.
  • As per ‘The Global Liveability Index 2022’ by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which examined 173 cities worldwide, New Delhi, the capital of India, is ranked 112th on the list of the most liveable cities, Mumbai, (Maharashtra) is ranked 117th. The list is topped by Vienna(Austria)
  • 11 new biosphere reserves in 9 countries newly added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Network of Biosphere Reserves they are
      1. Sunshine Coast Biosphere- Australia
      2. Doumba-Rey- Cameroon
      3. Sena Oura -Chad
      4. Dedoplistskaro and Three Alazani Rivers -Georgia
      5. Markakol Biosphere Reserve and Burabay -Kazakhstan
      6. Khuvsgul Lake -Mongolia
      7. Harrat Uwayrid -Saudi Arabia
      8. Kafue Flats -Zambia
      9. Chimanimani - Zimbabwe
  • China is secretly building a naval facility on the northern portion of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base that would help extend its military’s currently limited reach in foreign waters.
  • Gabon and Togo have been admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations, as its 55th and 56th members, respectively, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting –CHOGM 2022, held in Kigali (Rwanda) under the theme: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

BANKING AND FINANCE
  • The SBI Foundation has launched UpSchool, a digital learning platform for students in classes 1 to 10, in partnership with Khan Academy.
  • CoinSwitch India’s largest crypto trading platform has launched the Crypto Rupee Index, India’s first-of-its-kind benchmark index to measure the performance of the Indian onshore Rupee-based crypto market.
  • Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Corporate Affairs released the fifth edition of Enhanced Access and Service Excellence – ‘EASE 5.0: Enhanced digital experience; data-driven, integrated, and inclusive banking’, which provides the Common Public Sector Banks Reforms Agenda for the fiscal year 2022-23 under the EASENext
  • SMBSaathi Utsav’ initiative to help small businesses use digital media launched by
  • OmniCard has become the first Reserve Bank of India licensed PPI (Prepaid Instrument) to launch a cash withdrawal facility using a RuPay-powered card from any ATM
  • World Investment Report 2022 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development entitled “International tax reforms and sustainable investment”, India ranked 7th and placed among the top 10 global economies.
  • MoU between Spices Board, & Flipkart Purpose to enhance market access and support to promote farmers and grassroots organisations working in the spices sector.
  • The partnership between Adani Enterprises Limited & Total Energies of France Purpose is to build the world’s largest green hydrogen ecosystem.
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is set to invest Rs 2200 crore in IIFL Home Finance Limited for twenty per cent of its stake. This will be one of the largest equity investments in the affordable housing finance segment in India by a financial investor.
    • The Securities Exchange Board of India has reorganised its Risk Management Review Committee which has to review the risk management framework for Cash and Derivatives (including Commodity derivatives). This 14 members committee will be headed by Professor Jayanth R Varma.
    • The new health insurance vertical launched by SBI General Insurance Company Limited, focus on new health products and an in-house claim settlement process, to improve customer experience.
    • First global hackathon by RBI, HARBINGER 2021-Innovation for Transformation in Bengaluru, Karnataka. ToneTag has won in two categories: “Innovative, easy-to-use, non-mobile digital payment solutions for converting small-ticket cash transactions to digital mode” & “Context-based retail payments to remove the physical act of payment.”
    • India International Exchange Limited (India INX) and Luxembourg Stock Exchange entered into the Cooperation agreement signed at the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gujarat to enhance the visibility of listed Indian securities to international investors. The Central Public Sector Enterprise i.e. Power Finance Corporation Limited has listed its EUR 300 million green bonds on the Luxembourg Green Exchange
    • India’s 1st Banking Metaverse is ‘Kiyaverse’ which has been launched by ai in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This will allow customers to transact, access banking information, and obtain various banking products virtually from the comfort of their own homes.
    • According to the report by PhonePe in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group India’s Digital Payments may reach from the current $3 trillion to $10 trillion by 2026.
    • As per the data released by the Government of India on Goods and Services Tax registrations during five periods of 2017-2022, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have topped in the GST registration by businesses and dealers followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
    • CASHe, a credit-led, Artificial Intelligence - driven financial platform, recently introduced an industry-first instant credit line service on WhatsApp leveraging its AI-powered chat capability.
    • #PromisesKaPartner - brand campaign by Canara HSBC Life Insurance which signifies 3 phases of life which fulfil the dream of child savings, long-term wealth accumulation and early retirement.
    • The savings account ‘ENJOI’ was launched by Equitas Small Finance Bank as exclusive savings account for kids. Which allows kids of 0-18 years to open savings accounts under the supervision of their parents.
    • The Ministry of Electronics and IT has announced the Information Technology resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and National Payments Corporation of India as ‘Critical Information Infrastructure’.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has formed a Building Advisory Committee of a seven-member committee to advise and assist on-premises-related matters like planning, acquisition and furnishing. It is, headed by B K Katyal.
    • MoU between Open Network for Digital Commerce & National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to activate e-commerce in the agriculture domain.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has established a 20-member Hybrid Securities Advisory Committee, which will provide recommendations for boosting the growth including measures focusing on ease of issuance and attracting domestic & global capital and is headed by KV Kamath.
    • NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) & Lyra Network of France have come to an MoU for the acceptance of the Unified Payments Interface and RuPay Cards in France, giving a boost to the digital payment ecosystem.
    • United States (US) has announced funding of about $ 122 million to the top three Indian medical research institutions i.e., the Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi, the National Institute of Virology Maharashtra and the National Institute of Epidemiology in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    • As per the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Rules 2022 with respect to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021, issued by the Government for the benefit of Surrogate mothers, couples who wish to become parents through surrogacy must buy 3-years (36 months) health insurance plans for surrogate mothers.
    • V-CIP- Video-based Customer Identification Process; facilities unveiled by Karnataka Bank for the online savings bank.
    • LinkedIn has come into a contract with UN Women to Create Employment Opportunities for Women for the LINK Women project with an investment of $ 5 lakh to advance women’s economic empowerment.
    • The Yamuna International Airport Private Limited has selected Tata Projects to undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction for the new greenfield airport, Noida International Airport, at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Bharti Airtel has launched the first multiplex of India in the metaverse on the Partynite Metaverse platform.
    • Campus Power’ launched by ICICI Bank first-of-its-kind to address the needs of the students aspiring to pursue higher education in India and abroad.
    • Dhan Sanchay Savings scheme, launched by Life Insurance Corporation of India, is an insurance plan providing guaranteed Income Benefits and Terminal Benefits (Life protection) payable at the time of maturity of the scheme.
    • The State Bank of India the largest bank in India, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India for the establishment of an operations support subsidiary i.e., support services for agriculture, MSMEs, other microloans, data entry operations, and other activities.
    • World Bank (WB) has approved the financing of $ 250 million to support the “India State Support Program for Road Safety”, a project of the Indian government to improve road safety.
    • “Global Health Care” was launched by “Bajaj Allianz” to offer policyholders a seamless claim experience.
    • Cashfree Payments India Private Limited & EasyTransfer, China’s largest online financial service platform has To offer a faster, easier, and cheaper platform for Indian students to make fee payments to universities and educational institutions abroad.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  • The 2nd edition of the Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning was organised at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. Rajkot in Gujarat has topped the ranking followed by Cachar in Assam and Satara in Maharashtra.
  • Harini Logan(13-year-old) an Indian origin person from the United States of America (USA) won the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition- 2022 held in Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA
  • An Indian Filmmaker from Delhi, Shaunak Sen’sAll That Breathes’ won the prestigious – 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival held in
  • An Indian-born British novelist Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, the author of the 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel “Midnight’s Children”, leads the list Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2022. He is named the Companion of Honour for services to literature.
  • Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan a noted vocalist was selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi Awards 2020, Mridhangam Maestro Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam for 2021, and violinists Lalgudi Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi has been named the winners of 2022.
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has been awarded by World Health Organization for Tobacco Control efforts.
  • Shreyas G. Hosur became the first officer from the Indian Railways to complete the gruelling ‘Ironman’ Triathlon, which is considered to be the toughest single-day sports event in the world. This event includes 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running. He completed the event in 13 hours and 26 minutes in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Ramkrishna Mukkavilli has become the first Indian to be considered as the Global Sustainable Development Goal Pioneer for water stewardship by the United Nations Global Compact. It is for the first time that an Indian has been recognised for this position.
  • UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize- awarded to the Ministry of Education for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education for the year 2021 T during the COVID-19 pandemic under PM eVIDYA
  • The 22nd Edition of the NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Award) for 2022 was held at Abu Dhabi.
    • Vicky Kaushal won the Best Actor award for his role in Sardar Udham and Kriti Sanon won the Best Actress Award for her performance in Mimi
    • Shershaah the biopic of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra, won the Best Picture Award and its director Vishnu Vardhan won the award for best Directions
  • “Turn Your Body to the Sun”, a Dutch documentary has won the Golden Conch award for Best Documentary Film at the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2022.
  • Shreya Lenka 18 years old from Odisha, India has become the first-ever k-pop artiste from India. She is one of the two new members to join the South Korean girl group called “Black Swan” formed by DR Music.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS
  • Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty has been given the additional charge of Lokpal chairperson by the President of India.
  • Natarajan Sundar has been nominated Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Assets Reconstruction Company Ltd.
  • Rajesh Gera was appointed the new Director General, of the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
  • Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar continues as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) working towards the welfare of underprivileged children, for a record 20th year.
  • General Major Bajram Begaj is elected as the new president of
  • MS Dhoni becomes Brand Ambassador  of Garuda Aerospace
  • State Bank of India Appoints Alok Kumar Choudhary as New MD
  • SEBI Restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds which is now headed by Former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat.
  • AR Rahman Appointed as Ambassador of ‘India-United Kingdom Together Season of Culture’
  • Kristalina Georgieva, MD of the International Monetary Fund, has appointed Krishna Srinivasan, as the director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department.
  • Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh was appointed as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of R Subramaniakumar as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of RBL Bank.
  • Ruth Ozeki, an American-Canadian author has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 for her novel titled “The Book of Form & Emptiness”
  • New-York based India Festival Committee (IFC), Khushi Patel, a biomedical student from the United Kingdom (UK), has been declared the winner of the Miss India Worldwide 2022.
  • Sujoy Lal Thaosen has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal
  • Hamza Abdi Barre as the New Prime  Minister of  Somalia,
  • Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Director General of Doordarshan has been given additional charge as CEO of Prasar Bharati till further orders or regular appointment to the post
  • Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
  • Justice Vipin Sanghi, Judge, Delhi High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.
  • Justice Sambhaji Shivaji Shinde, Judge, Bombay High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
  • Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya, Judge, Gujarat High Court, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • India successfully tests fires Nuclear Capable Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Agni-IV from Odisha
  • The US and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea that is matching the North Korean missile display.
  • China successfully placed the 3 astronauts on a six-month mission to complete the construction of China’s Tiangong Space Station. China will become the only country to own a space station.
  • India set to launch 1st Human Space Mission Gaganyaan & 1st Human Ocean Mission in 2023 announced by the Ministry of Earth Science at an event organised as a part of World Ocean Day 2022
  • China has released a new comprehensive geologic map of the moon. This is the world's “most detailed to date” map of the moon. The new map of scale 1:2,500,000 was published by Science Bulletin.
  • Venus Mission of NASA, Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) mission is scheduled to launch in June 2029 and enter the atmosphere of Venus in June 2031.
  • “CiSS application” launched by The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights under the Baal Swaraj portal to help in the rehabilitation process of Children in Street Situations it is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to help children in street situations
    • PARAM ANANTA, a state-of-the-art Supercomputer has been commissioned at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Gujarat under the National Supercomputing Mission.
    • The 59th edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was announced at the International Supercomputing Conference 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. Frontier of US Overtakes Japan’s Fugaku to Become the World’s Fastest Supercomputer.
    • India has commissioned its first and Asia’s largest International Liquid-Mirror Telescope at Devasthal hill, in Uttarakhand.
    • INS Nishank & INS Akshay Decommissioned in Mumbai after Rendering Around 32 years of glorious service.
    • The world’s 1st population estimation of Fishing Cats was undertaken outside the protected area network of Chilika lake in Odisha.
    • ‘HomoSEP’ - a robot to eliminate manual scavenging in India developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and set for field deployment in Tamil Nadu.
    • Short-Range Ballistic Missile Prithvi-II has successfully launched from Chandipur, Odisha. Missiles have a maximum warhead capability of 500 kg, along with a 250 km extended range and they can be launched from a mobile launcher. It is developed by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
    • New Spacecraft Manufacturing Facility e., ‘Ananth Technologies’ new state-of-the-art spacecraft manufacturing facility Inaugurates in Bengaluru (Karnataka)by ISRO Chairman Dr S Somanath. This is India’s first such facility in the private sector.
    • China launched its first fully domestically-built catapult aircraft carrier, ‘Fujian’ which is its most advanced naval vessel. The Catapult system is called Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System which is more energy efficient and reduces maintenance.
    • South Korea launched its first indigenously built space rocket – Korea Satellite Launch Vehicle (KSLV) II, called “Nuri”. In Korean, the word Nuri means the
    • Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions & State Bank of India. Aim to develop an integrated pensioners’ portal, to provide seamless services and enhance the quality of life for pensioners
    • Indigenously developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully launched it is tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Navy from a warship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
    • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket from the Arnhem Space Center in Australia that will focus on Alpha Centauri A and B, the nearest double-star systems to the Earth, at a distance of 4.3 light-years. It was the first occasion that NASA had launched a rocket from the Northern Territory of Australia in 27 years.
    • An indigenously-developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile was successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation
    • NASA’s CAPSTONE, 12-unit CubeSat lunar orbiter was successfully launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket, in New Zealand, which marks the first of its kind for both Rocket Lab and NASA

SPORTS
  • The Filipino-American chess Grandmaster Wesley Barbossa So won the 10th edition of the 2022 Norway Chess Blitz tournament.
  • International Hockey Federation’s World Rankings 2022 has released the ranking of the team. The Indian Women’s Hockey team, was in the 6th position, for the first time.
  • Indian Para Canoeist Prachi Yadav has won the bronze medal in the women’s VL2 200m event at the 2022 ICF Paracanoe World Cup in Poland. Becomes 1st Indian to win World Cup Medal.
  • Gujarat Titans won the 15th edition of TATA-sponsored Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and lifted their maiden IPL trophy in their first IPL season, by defeating Rajasthan Royals at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • India won Bronze Medal at Asia Cup Hockey (Men)- 2022 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. South Korea lift gold medal at Asia Cup Hockey. India will host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup.
  • Rafael Nadal (Spanish) professional tennis player lifted his 22nd Grand Slam title (Men’s singles category) in ROLAND GARROS (French Open) 2022
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched the official logo and mascot named ‘Thambi’ (which means younger brother in Tamil) for the 44th International Chess Federation (FIDE-Fédération Internationale des Échecs) Chess Olympiad.
  • The International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup 2022 has held in Baku, Azerbaijan. India won a total of five medals, with 2 gold, and 3 silver, and holds 5th position in the overall championship. Swapnil Kusale and Ashi Chouksey won gold 50m rifle
  • Max Verstappen (Belgium) won the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix 2022 held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • The 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games - 2021 was hosted by Haryana at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula
    • Haryana topped the list with 52 gold medals, followed by Maharashtra with 45 and Karnataka with 22
  • The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be jointly hosted for the first time by the United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • Formula One Max Verstappen of the Netherlands has won his 6th Formula One(F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2022.
  • Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri becomes 5th highest Goal in international football after his 84th International goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation and he has equalled the record of Real Madrid and Hungarian Football Legend Ferenc Puskás.
  • The 19-year-old Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy.
  • Indian player Anahat Singh, fourteen years old, lifted the gold medal in the Girl's Under-15 category at the 29th Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships
  • Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal by winning the Javelin throw event at the Kuortane Games 2022 in Finland
  • India hosted the Asian Track Cycling Championships (ATCC) 2022. The championships were organised by the Cycling Federation of India New Delhi. India ranked 5th in the tally with 23 medals (including 2 Gold medals). Japan Top Tally with 27 Medals (with 18 gold medals).
  • Gurunaidu Sanapathi from Andhra Pradesh won the gold medal at the 55 Kg Men event and became the first Indian weightlifter to win a Gold Medal at the International Weightlifting Federation-2022 Youth World Championships held in
  • Indonesia Open 2022- Viktor Axelsen from Denmark and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei won the respective men’s and women’s singles titles.
  • Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022 - Indian Men’s Hockey Team won the Inaugural Men’s Champion defeating Poland in the finals
    • Women's Hockey Team of Uruguay defeated the Switzerland team and became the inaugural women’s champion.
  • Aman Sehrawat lift the gold medal in the freestyle Men’s 57 Kg category at the United World Wrestling (UWW)’s Bolat Turlykhanov Cup 2022 held in Kazakhstan.

IMPORTANT DAYS
  • Global Day of Parents 2022 – June 1.
  • World Bicycle Day 2022 – June 3rd. The first UN-designated World Bicycle Day was observed on 3rd June 2018.
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is annually observed across the globe on 4th
  • World Environment Day 2022 – June 5
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2022 recognised by the United Nations on 5th
  • World Pest Day 2022 – June 6
    • World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7. The theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 is “Safer food, better health”
    • World Oceans Day 2022 – June 8. The theme of World Oceans Day 2022 is “Revitalisation: collective action for the ocean”.
    • World Brain Tumour Day 2022 – June 8. The theme for World Brain Tumour Day 2022 is “Together We Are Stronger”.
    • World Accreditation Day 2022 – June 9. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2022(WAD 2022) is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”.
    • International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2022 – June 9. The motto is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”
    • International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 – June 13. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 is “United in making our voice heard”
    • World Blood Donor Day 2022 – June 14. The theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
    • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 – June 15. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 focus on “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
    • Global Wind Day 2022 was observed on June 15. The day is annually organised by Wind Europe.
    • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022 is celebrated on 17th The theme is “Rising up from drought together”.
    • World Sea Turtle Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 16th June. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr Archie Carr, the founding scientific director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. Dr Archie Carr is known as the “ Father of sea turtle biology.”
    • Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated across the world on June 18. Focus on gastronomy’s role in sustainable development, Sustainable Gastronomy refers to cuisine that considers where the ingredients come from, how the food is cultivated, and how it gets to our markets and, ultimately, our plates.
    • World Refugee Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 20. The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 is “The Right to Seek Safety”. This focuses on “ Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”
    • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2022 observed onJune 19
    • National Reading Day 2022 was observed across India on June 19. also marks the death anniversary of PN Panicker, who is considered as the Father of Kerala’s Library and Literacy Movement.
    • World Sickle Cell Day 2022 observed on June 19 to create awareness of sickle cell disease and the challenges experienced by people with sickle cell disease.
    • World Music Day 2022 is celebrated across the globe on June 21. The theme of World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”
    • International Day of Yoga 2022 – June 21. The theme of International Day of Yoga 2022 is “Yoga for Humanity”
    • World Hydrography Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 21. Theme: “Hydrography – contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”.
    • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2022 is annually celebrated across the globe on June 21. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations.
    • The UN observed the first-ever International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18th June 2022. Aim to highlight the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech across the globe.
    • International Olympic Day 2022 is observed across the world on 23rd June.
    • International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 23. It is recognized by the United Nations.
    • United Nations Public Service Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 23rd June. United Nations Public Service Award won by Mo Bus, a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Day of the Seafarer 2022 was observed across the globe on June 25. The theme is “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey.
  • World Vitiligo Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 25. The theme for World Vitiligo Day 2022 is ‘Learning to Live with Vitiligo’.
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 was observed across the globe on June 26. The theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises

On this occasion, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister launched the ‘Nasha Nahin, Zindagi Chunne’ initiative in Himachal Pradesh

  • Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 27 under the theme “Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development at the forefront of building back better and stronger from the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Climate crisis and Conflicts”
  • National Statistics Day was observed across India on June 29
  • International Day of the Tropics 2022 is observed across the globe on June 29. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations. James Cook University (JCU), Australia launched the State of the Tropics (SOTT)-2022 report: “COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report”.

BOOKS & AUTHORS
  • Global Day of Parents 2022 – June 1.
  • World Bicycle Day 2022 – June 3rd. The first UN-designated World Bicycle Day was observed on 3rd June 2018.
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is annually observed across the globe on 4th
  • World Environment Day 2022 – June 5
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2022 recognised by the United Nations on 5th
  • World Pest Day 2022 – June 6
    • World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7. The theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 is “Safer food, better health”
    • World Oceans Day 2022 – June 8. The theme of World Oceans Day 2022 is “Revitalisation: collective action for the ocean”.
    • World Brain Tumour Day 2022 – June 8. The theme for World Brain Tumour Day 2022 is “Together We Are Stronger”.
    • World Accreditation Day 2022 – June 9. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2022(WAD 2022) is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”.
    • International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2022 – June 9. The motto is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”
    • International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 – June 13. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 is “United in making our voice heard”
    • World Blood Donor Day 2022 – June 14. The theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
    • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 – June 15. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 focus on “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
    • Global Wind Day 2022 was observed on June 15. The day is annually organised by Wind Europe.
    • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022 is celebrated on 17th The theme is “Rising up from drought together”.
    • World Sea Turtle Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 16th June. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr Archie Carr, the founding scientific director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. Dr Archie Carr is known as the “ Father of sea turtle biology.”
    • Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated across the world on June 18. Focus on gastronomy’s role in sustainable development, Sustainable Gastronomy refers to cuisine that considers where the ingredients come from, how the food is cultivated, and how it gets to our markets and, ultimately, our plates.
    • World Refugee Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 20. The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 is “The Right to Seek Safety”. This focuses on “ Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”
    • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2022 observed onJune 19
    • National Reading Day 2022 was observed across India on June 19. also marks the death anniversary of PN Panicker, who is considered as the Father of Kerala’s Library and Literacy Movement.
    • World Sickle Cell Day 2022 observed on June 19 to create awareness of sickle cell disease and the challenges experienced by people with sickle cell disease.
    • World Music Day 2022 is celebrated across the globe on June 21. The theme of World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”
    • International Day of Yoga 2022 – June 21. The theme of International Day of Yoga 2022 is “Yoga for Humanity”
    • World Hydrography Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 21. Theme: “Hydrography – contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”.
    • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2022 is annually celebrated across the globe on June 21. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations.
    • The UN observed the first-ever International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18th June 2022. Aim to highlight the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech across the globe.
    • International Olympic Day 2022 is observed across the world on 23rd June.
    • International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 23. It is recognized by the United Nations.
    • United Nations Public Service Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 23rd June. United Nations Public Service Award won by Mo Bus, a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Day of the Seafarer 2022 was observed across the globe on June 25. The theme is “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey.
  • World Vitiligo Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 25. The theme for World Vitiligo Day 2022 is ‘Learning to Live with Vitiligo’.
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 was observed across the globe on June 26. The theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises

On this occasion, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister launched the ‘Nasha Nahin, Zindagi Chunne’ initiative in Himachal Pradesh

  • Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 27 under the theme “Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development at the forefront of building back better and stronger from the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Climate crisis and Conflicts”
  • National Statistics Day was observed across India on June 29
  • International Day of the Tropics 2022 is observed across the globe on June 29. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations. James Cook University (JCU), Australia launched the State of the Tropics (SOTT)-2022 report: “COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report”.

OBITUARIES
  • Global Day of Parents 2022 – June 1.
  • World Bicycle Day 2022 – June 3rd. The first UN-designated World Bicycle Day was observed on 3rd June 2018.
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is annually observed across the globe on 4th
  • World Environment Day 2022 – June 5
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2022 recognised by the United Nations on 5th
  • World Pest Day 2022 – June 6
    • World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7. The theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 is “Safer food, better health”
    • World Oceans Day 2022 – June 8. The theme of World Oceans Day 2022 is “Revitalisation: collective action for the ocean”.
    • World Brain Tumour Day 2022 – June 8. The theme for World Brain Tumour Day 2022 is “Together We Are Stronger”.
    • World Accreditation Day 2022 – June 9. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2022(WAD 2022) is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”.
    • International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2022 – June 9. The motto is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”
    • International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 – June 13. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 is “United in making our voice heard”
    • World Blood Donor Day 2022 – June 14. The theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
    • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 – June 15. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 focus on “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
    • Global Wind Day 2022 was observed on June 15. The day is annually organised by Wind Europe.
    • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022 is celebrated on 17th The theme is “Rising up from drought together”.
    • World Sea Turtle Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 16th June. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr Archie Carr, the founding scientific director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. Dr Archie Carr is known as the “ Father of sea turtle biology.”
    • Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated across the world on June 18. Focus on gastronomy’s role in sustainable development, Sustainable Gastronomy refers to cuisine that considers where the ingredients come from, how the food is cultivated, and how it gets to our markets and, ultimately, our plates.
    • World Refugee Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 20. The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 is “The Right to Seek Safety”. This focuses on “ Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”
    • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2022 observed onJune 19
    • National Reading Day 2022 was observed across India on June 19. also marks the death anniversary of PN Panicker, who is considered as the Father of Kerala’s Library and Literacy Movement.
    • World Sickle Cell Day 2022 observed on June 19 to create awareness of sickle cell disease and the challenges experienced by people with sickle cell disease.
    • World Music Day 2022 is celebrated across the globe on June 21. The theme of World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”
    • International Day of Yoga 2022 – June 21. The theme of International Day of Yoga 2022 is “Yoga for Humanity”
    • World Hydrography Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 21. Theme: “Hydrography – contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”.
    • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2022 is annually celebrated across the globe on June 21. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations.
    • The UN observed the first-ever International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18th June 2022. Aim to highlight the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech across the globe.
    • International Olympic Day 2022 is observed across the world on 23rd June.
    • International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 23. It is recognized by the United Nations.
    • United Nations Public Service Day 2022 is observed across the globe on 23rd June. United Nations Public Service Award won by Mo Bus, a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Day of the Seafarer 2022 was observed across the globe on June 25. The theme is “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey.
  • World Vitiligo Day 2022 is observed across the globe on June 25. The theme for World Vitiligo Day 2022 is ‘Learning to Live with Vitiligo’.
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 was observed across the globe on June 26. The theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises

On this occasion, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister launched the ‘Nasha Nahin, Zindagi Chunne’ initiative in Himachal Pradesh

  • Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022 was observed across the globe on June 27 under the theme “Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development at the forefront of building back better and stronger from the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Climate crisis and Conflicts”
  • National Statistics Day was observed across India on June 29
  • International Day of the Tropics 2022 is observed across the globe on June 29. It is an International Day recognised by the United Nations. James Cook University (JCU), Australia launched the State of the Tropics (SOTT)-2022 report: “COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report”.