Culture Ministry launches ‘Badhe Chalo Abhiyan’


1.NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting held

On August 7, 2022, the 7th Governing Council meeting was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi . It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modidid it. This was the first personal meeting of the council after July 2019. To achieve self-sufficiency in pulses, oilseeds and other agricultural communities. Apart from urban governance, issues of crop diversification and national education policy were also discussed. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a presentation on India’s G20 Presidency from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. Several states raised concerns over Minimum Support Price for farmers, review of GST, shortage of IAS officers etc. They discussed reducing the dependence on imported edible oils from 50% to 25% in the coming years. During this meeting, PM Modi said that every state played an important role in the fight against COVID-19. India’s federal structure and cooperative federalism has become a model for the world during the COVID pandemic.

2.International Telecommunication Union’s Regional Standardization Forum for Asia and Oceania region to begin in New Delhi

The meeting of the International Telecommunication Union ‘s Regional Standardization Forum for the Asia and Oceania region will begin in New Delhi . The Telecom Ministry will host the meeting. The theme of the meeting is Regulatory and Policy aspects of the Telecom Sector. Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chouhan will inaugurate the event. The Ministry of Communications said that 250 delegates from 20 countries will attend the meeting. The purpose of the discussions is to share the experiences of the Asia-Oceania region in a policy and regulatory perspective through various perspectives.

3.Culture Ministry launches ‘Badhe Chalo Abhiyan’

The Ministry of Culture has launched ‘ Bahe Chalo Abhiyan ‘ with the aim of connecting with the youth of India and inculcating in them a deep sense of patriotism.’ has started. By encouraging the youth of India to come forward to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, this campaign is designed to engage the youth of India. The objective of this campaign is to bring and connect youth and people from all parts of India on one platform. The ‘Badhe Chalo’ campaign will feature flash dance, where dancers will perform on the “Youth Anthem”. The anthem has been written and composed on the theme of ‘Badhe Chalo’. This song encourages people to come forward and hoist the tricolor in their homes. The aim of the ministry is to spread the message and spirit of Amrit Mahotsav through these flash dances. The ‘Badhe Chalo’ campaign is being run daily in 10 cities from August 5 to August 10, 2022. The grand finale of this campaign will take place on 12 August 2022 at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

4.India aims to eliminate Kala Azar by 2023

The Government of India has set a target to eliminate Kala Azar from the country by 2023 . According to Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare), out of 633 Kala-azar endemic blocks, 625 blocks have successfully eliminated Kala-Azar in 2021. India’s target is well ahead of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) target of eliminating the disease by 2030. Kala Azar is also known as Leishmaniasis. It is a neglected tropical disease, affecting more than 100 countries including India. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of several communicable diseases that are prevalent in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries. This disease is caused by a parasite called Leishmania.

5.Nallathambi Kalaiseelvi became the first woman Director General of CSIR

Senior scientist Nallathambi Kalaiseelvi has become the first woman Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) . CSIR is a consortium of 38 research institutes across the country. According to the Personnel Ministry, she will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April. After Mande’s retirement, Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, was given additional charge of CSIR.

6.Gustave Petro was sworn in as the first leftist president in Colombia

The first leftist president was sworn in in Colombia . Mr. Gustav Petro is a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group . He defeated the Conservative party’s candidate in the presidential election in June. His victory helped stop a long-running war between the government and guerrilla groups. It is considered to be a turning point in the history of the country. The new president has announced that Colombia will stop granting new licenses for oil exploration and ban controversial projects.

7.Uttarakhand government decided to develop one Sanskrit speaking village in each district

Uttarakhand government has announced one ‘ Sanskrit-gram ‘ in all the 13 districts of the state.Decided to develop That is, in every district there will be a village where people will converse in Sanskrit language only. Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhansingh Rawat said that the residents of these villages would be given training by experts to use the ancient Indian language in daily conversation. Sanskrit is the second official language of the state. Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to take such an initiative to promote Sanskrit on such a large scale. There is a village in Karnataka where only Sanskrit is spoken. Rawat said that Sanskrit teachers would be sent to the selected villages who would teach the local people to speak in this language. He said that the Vedas and Puranas would also be taught to the people so that they could learn to speak Sanskrit fluently. The Minister said that each such village, which is called ‘Sanskrit Gram’, will also have an ancient Indian Culture Center.

8.Kerala government makes wearing of masks and use of sanitizers mandatory for next six months following rise in Covid cases

The Kerala government has made wearing of masks in public places and use of sanitizers mandatory for the next six months following a rise in the number of COVID cases . The state health department said in a notification that wearing of masks is mandatory in public places, gatherings, work places and during transport. Institutions, shops, theaters and organizers of public functions have been asked to make sanitizers readily available for use. Meanwhile, infection was confirmed in one thousand 364 people in Kerala on Friday. In which the rate of recovery was recorded at 10.41 percent. In Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts, more than 10 per cent people have recovered.

9.Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles celebrates 8th National Handloom Day in Manipur

Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles in Manipur celebrated the 8th National Handloom Day at the City Convention Center in Imphal . On this occasion, the State Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Nemcha Kipgen, launched the Cluster Development Program in Manipur. The Minister of State also distributed awards to the outstanding handloom weavers and handicraft artisans for their contribution. Two lakh to four lakh forty thousand rupees were provided to the state and national award winners. Three Padma Shri awardees were also felicitated and presented with a cash prize of Rs one lakh each and a shawl.

10.Sri Lankan government asked China to postpone the visit of its search vessel Yuan Wang-5 to Hambantota port

The Sri Lankan government has asked China to postpone the visit of its exploratory vessel Yuan Wang-5 to Hambantota port . He said that further consultation is needed in this regard. China’s spacecraft trekking ship Yuvan Wang-5 departed from Jiangyin in China on 13th of last month and was expected to reach Sri Lanka port between August 11-17. This search vessel has been deployed for space and satellite exploration. Its goal is to take control of satellites and conduct exploration in the Indian Ocean region during August and September. India has said that it is taking note of any activity that is likely to affect its security and economic interests.

11.China launches reusable spacecraft

China launched a reusable spacecraft into orbit . Long March 2F rocketIt was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. This spacecraft will be placed in low earth orbit. A similar secret mission was launched by China in 2020. The spacecraft will operate in orbit for some time and then return to the designated landing site in China. Technical verification of reusable and in-orbit services to provide technical support for peaceful uses of space will be carried out as planned. No images related to the launch have been released by Chinese space officials. China’s Long March 2F Launch Vehicle usually launches China’s Shenzhou Crew Mission. It has a payload capacity of about 8 metric tons in low Earth orbit. The spacecraft launched could be of the same size and function as the X-37B space plane of the US Air Force.

12.Indian-origin Arya Walvekar won the title of ‘Miss India USA’

Indian American Arya Walvekar from Virginia has won the title of ‘ Miss India USA 2022 ‘ this year . 18-year-old Arya was crowned ‘Miss India USA 2022’ at the annual pageant held in New Jersey. University of Virginia student Soumya Sharma came second and New Jersey’s Sanjana Chekuri stood third.

13.Viswanathan Anand appointed as new Vice President of FIDE, President Arkady Vorkovich gets second term

India’s great chess player Viswanathan Anand has been appointed as the Vice President of FIDE, the global governing body of the game . Outgoing president Arkady Vorkovich has been re-elected president for a second term. The five-time world champion was part of Anand Vorkovich’s team.

14.V Pranav becomes India’s 75th Chess Grandmaster

Chess player V Pranav became the 75th Grandmaster of India by winning a tournament in Romania . Pranav, 15, from Chennai achieved his third and last Grandmaster norm by winning the Lympedia Open in Bia Mare, Romania. He achieved Grandmaster Norm by scoring seven points in nine rounds.

15.National Javelin Day

National Javelin Day was celebrated by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on 7 August . The second ‘Javelin Throw Day’ was celebrated on August 7, 2022. The day is celebrated in honor of Neeraj Chopra , the athlete who won India a gold medal in the javelin throw event at the Tokyo Olympics . The initiative to celebrate Javelin Throw Day was taken in Khandara, the village of javelin throw champion and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. The day was celebrated to encourage the youth to take up the sport of Javelin Throw. For this, the day of August 7 was chosen because on August 7, Neeraj Chopra had received a gold medal in the javelin throw competition.

16.7 August: National Handloom Day

National Handloom Day on 7 August every year to honor the handloom weavers in the country and encourage the handloom industry of celebrated. It seeks to highlight the contribution of handloom in the socio-economic development of the country and promote handlooms to increase the income and pride of weavers. With an aim to create awareness about the importance of India’s handloom industry, the Central Government in July 2015 had declared August 7 as National Handloom Day. The date of 7 August was chosen to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement launched in 1905 at the Calcutta Town Hall in protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government. The movement aimed to revive domestic products and production processes. The first National Handloom Day was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 August 2015 at the Centenary Hall of Madras University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He also unveiled the ‘India Handloom’ brand.