1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission worth more than 300 crore rupees in Dharampur, Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission worth over Rs 300 crore at Dharampur , Gujarat . The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Shrimad Rajchandra Center of Excellence for women on the occasion . This center will provide employment to more than 700 tribal women and provide livelihood to thousands of others. Shri Modi inaugurated the 250 bedded Shrimad Rajchandra Multispecialty Hospital at Dharampur in Valsad district . This multispecialty hospital has been built at a cost of Rs 200 crore. He founded the 150-bed Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Hospital .He also laid the foundation stone of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel , BJP state president CR Patil were present on the occasion. Shrimad Rajchandraji was a Jain poet, philosopher, mystic, scholar and reformer. He was born in the village of Vavaniya near Morbi (present-day Gujarat). He wrote many philosophical poems, one of which is Atma Siddhi. He is known for providing spiritual guidance to Mahatma Gandhi.
2.New Ramsar sites recognized in India
According to the Union Environment Ministry , 6 new wetlands from Tamil Nadu, and 1 each from Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have received Ramsar recognition as ” Wetlands of International Importance “. With the addition of 10 sites, the total number of Ramsar sites in the country has gone up to 64 . The newly recognized sites are:
- Kunthankulam Bird Sanctuary – It is a man-made wetland, located in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is the largest reserve for the breeding of migratory water birds and birds living in South India. Paddy is also irrigated in 190 acres of this sanctuary.
- Nanda Lake – Nanda Lake is a fresh water swamp, which is located near a rivulet of the Zuari River in Goa. It helps the local people to store water in the off-monsoon season. The water stored downstream of this lake is used for paddy cultivation. It is home to the black-headed ibis, wire-tailed swallow, common kingfisher, brahmin kite and bronze-winged jacana.
- Satkosia Gorge – It is spread on the banks of Mahanadi river in Odisha. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1976. The Deccan Peninsula and the Eastern Ghats meet at Satkosia. The Satkosia Gorge wetland is known for swampy and evergreen forests.
- Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve (GoMBR) – It is located in the south-eastern coastline and is famous for rich marine environment. The reserve is home to various important and highly threatened species such as whale sharks, dugongs, green sea turtles, seahorses, Balanoglossus, dolphins, hawksbill turtles, etc.
- Vembanur Wetland Complex, Tamil Nadu
- Velode Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
- Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
- Udayamarthapuram Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka
- Sirpur Wetland, Madhya Pradesh
3.NV Ramanna recommends Uday Umesh Lalit as Chief Justice
Chief Justice NV Ramanna has recommended Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, a judge in the Supreme Court , as the Chief Justice in his place. He has sent his recommendation to Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju. Justice Sri Ramanna is retiring this month. Justice U. You. Lalit has been a part of several landmark decisions including outlawing the practice of ‘triple talaq’. If appointed as the next Chief Justice, he will be the second Chief Justice to be elevated directly from the Bar to a bench of the apex court. Before him, Justice S. M. Sikri was the first lawyer to be promoted directly to the bench of the apex court in March 1964. He became the 13th CJI in January 1971.
4.Haryana launched Chirag scheme
Haryana government has recently started Haryana Chirag Yojana . Under this scheme, the government will provide free education to the economically weaker section (EWS) students of government schools in private schools . Chirag Yojana means “ Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant ” (Cheerag). This has replaced a similar scheme launched by Bhupinder Singh Hooda ‘s government in 2007 . This scheme was started as per Rule 134A of Haryana School Education Rules, 2003. Under the Chirag scheme, students of government schools can take admission in private schools from class 2 to 12. However, for this, the annual verified income of the parents will be less than Rs 1.8 lakh.
5.Assam’s ‘Mission Bhumiputra’
On 1 August 2022 , Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled ‘ Mission Bhoomiputra ‘. Under this mission, digital caste certificates will be issued to the students in a simple and digital manner. It will be implemented by the Department of Tribal Affairs and Social Justice Empowerment. ‘Mission Bhumiputra’ will continue the government’s mission of providing easy public service to the people. Under this, two pillars will be made by the government. This mission will do away with the manual system of issuing caste certificates. It will also solve the problem of people in getting such documents without any hassle.
6.IFS Shweta Singh appointed as Director in Prime Minister’s Office
Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Shweta Singh has been appointed as Director (Director) in the Prime Minister’s Office . Shweta Singh is a 2008 batch IFS officer. The Personnel Ministry has issued an order regarding this. Accordingly, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his three-year term.
7.Monkeypox infection declared a public health emergency in the US
The United States has declared the monkeypox infection a public health emergency . The United States has a higher number of confirmed monkeypox infections than any other country in the world. During the last two months in the country, this infection has been confirmed in more than six thousand people. This announcement will be in effect for 90 days for the time being and it can be extended further.
8.India and US to conduct extensive military exercises in Auli, Uttarakhand in October
India and the US will conduct a fortnight-long military exercise “Yudh Abhyas” in Uttarakhand ‘s Auli in October this year . This 18th joint exercise of both the countries will run from 14 to 31 October. Its aim is to increase cooperation and interoperability between the armies of the two countries. The last maneuver took place in Alaska, USA in October last year. Defense ties between India and the US have further strengthened over the years. In June 2016, the US declared India as its major defense partner.
9.Freedom from Drugs – National Youth and Student Dialogue Program organized
The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment organized the National Youth and Student Interaction Program under Drug Free India Campaign . The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is running a major campaign named Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. It was launched on 15 August 2020 in 272 districts of India. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar said that substance abuse disorders are a serious problem affecting the social fabric of the country adversely.
10.US Senate approves proposal for Finland and Sweden to join NATO
The US Senate approved the proposal for Finland and Sweden to join NATO . A two-thirds majority was needed for the approval of the proposal of these two countries to join NATO. The proposal got the support of 95 MPs. US President Joe Biden said in a statement that the passing of this historic resolution is a sign of America’s continued commitment to NATO.
11.Rajya Sabha passed the Family Court Amendment Bill 2022
Parliament has passed the Family Court Amendment Bill 2022 . The Rajya Sabha approved the bill amid uproar in the House. The Lok Sabha has already cleared the bill. With this there is a provision for amendment in the Family Court Act, 1984 . The Bill allows state governments to set up family courts. The Central Government is empowered to notify the dates of commencement of the Act in various States. The governments of Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland have established family courts in their states under the Act.
12.Government aims to increase the use of natural gas in primary energy by 15 percent by 2030
The government has set a target to increase the use of natural gas as primary energy to 15 percent by the year 2030 . Rameshwar Teli , Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in Lok Sabha said that at present the use of natural gas is only 6.03 percent . Shri Teli said that initiatives like expansion of National Gas Grid to 33 thousand five kilometer, expansion of City Gas Distribution Network, setting up of Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal have been taken to increase the use of natural gas. He said that by the end of May this year, four thousand five hundred 31 CNG stations have been established.
13.External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh , Cambodiaparticipated in. In a tweet, he thanked Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and foreign ministers of other ASEAN countries for the good discussions in the meeting. Dr Jaishankar said that Indo-Pacific, United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, connectivity, COVID-19, terrorism, cyber security, Ukraine and Myanmar were effectively discussed. He said that digital, health, agricultural education and green development will drive the ASEAN-India partnership. Dr Jaishankar met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabri on the sidelines of the event and congratulated him on his new assignment. They reaffirmed India’s commitment to the well-being and economic recovery of Sri Lanka as a trusted friend and trusted partner of Sri Lanka.
14.Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma requests Chief Ministers of other states to include a chapter on Lachit Borphukone in the curriculum of schools, colleges
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has written to Chief Ministers of other states requesting them to include a chapter on Lachit Borphukone in the curriculum of schools, colleges . This has been done as part of the year-long celebrations in connection with the 400th birth anniversary of this great Ahom general . The Chief Minister expressed hope that the legends of Lachit Borphukon would spread far and wide and every Indian would be proud of him. Lachit Borphukan was born on November 24, 1622. He effectively led his army in the Battle of Saraighat in the year 1671 , which failed the Mughal army ‘s attempt to capture Assam . theyInspired to strengthen Indian naval power , revitalize inland water transport and build naval strategy infrastructure. The Lachit Borphukan Gold Medal is awarded to the best cadet of the National Defense Academy (NDA) . The Battle of Saraighat was fought in the year 1671 in Guwahati on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. It is known as the largest naval battle on a river , in which the Mughal army was defeated and the Ahom army was victorious.
15.State Police Integrated Command and Control Center inaugurated in Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurated the State Police Integrated Command and Control Center in Hyderabad . This state-of-the-art control center has been built at a cost of Rs.600 crores . The first such center of its kind in the country will help the state in crime control. It will also act as a control room during natural calamities. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Chandrashekhar Rao said that facilitation of international standards will help in crime control. He said that this center will also help during natural calamities.
16.A team of women officers of the Navy completes the first independent maritime surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea on a Dornier 228 aircraft
A team of women officers of the Indian Navy has created history by completing the first independent maritime surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea aboard a Dornier 228 aircraft . The mission was accomplished by five women officers of Naval Air Squadron-INAS-314 at Naval Air Enclave at Porbandar , Gujarat . The mission was captained by Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma . His team consisted of Pilot Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Apoorva Geete . Lieutenant Pooja Panda as Tactical and Censor Officers and Sub Lieutenant Pooja Shekhawatassisted in the mission. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the women officers underwent several months of training for this mission and were given detailed information about the mission before this historic visit. INAS-314 is the flagship squadron of the Navy based at Porbandar, Gujarat. After this historic flight mission of its kind, now the possibilities have increased for women officers also for bigger responsibility and challenging roles.
17.RBI hikes repo rate by half a percentage
The Reserve Bank of India has announced a half-percent increase in the repo rate in the bi-monthly monetary policy . This was announced by the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in a press conference in Mumbai . The repo rate has now gone up to 5.4% . Earlier, the Reserve Bank has increased the repo rate by 9.9% in the last four months. Repo rate is the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the Reserve Bank. The bank has projected the economic growth rate for the year 2022-23 to be 7.02 percent.
18.Demand for applications for AIC and AICC: NITI Aayog
Recently, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog launched their two flagship programs Atal Incubation Center (AIC) and Atal Community Innovation Center (ACIC).Applications are invited for. This is a step taken to expand the existing ecosystem of on-demand incubators for applications and provide them access to global benchmarks and best practices. Both the AIC and ACIC programs envision to build and support the innovative ecosystem in the country by establishing world-class institutions that will support the budding entrepreneurs of the country. AIC and ACIC will play a vital role in enriching India’s start-up program and entrepreneurship ecosystem and strengthen the efforts of a self-reliant India. AIC is an initiative of AIM and NITI Aayog to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship while creating a supportive ecosystem for start-ups and entrepreneurs in India. Keeping in view the start-up and innovative eco-system in the vision of ACIC, all those in the country
19.Around one crore micro, small and medium enterprises registered on the Udyam portal within 25 months
According to the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, around one crore Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have registered on the Udyam portal within 25 months . Udyam Portal on 1st July, 2020was launched. It is an online system set up for registration of MSMEs, launched by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In addition, it is linked to the databases of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). GSTN is a unique and complex IT enterprise that establishes a network for communication and interaction between taxpayers, Central and various State Governments and other stakeholders. It is completely online, does not require any kind of written proof and it is a step towards ease of doing business for MSMEs.
20.National Education Society, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and CBSE launched Experiential Learning Program
National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS) , Ministry of Tribal Affairs and CBSE on 3rd August, 2022 launched Experiential Learning Program for Principals and Teachers of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) under 21st Century Programs.launched. The first phase of the program was started on November 20, 2021 in which 350 teachers from CBSE and EMRS located in 6 states, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh participated. In the second phase, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, A target has been set to cover 300 teachers of EMRS from Telangana and Uttarakhand. The Experiential Learning Program for the 21st Century is envisioned as an online program for teachers and headmasters to help them adapt classroom teaching to real-life experiences. EMRS is a scheme to build Model Residential Schools for Indian Tribes (STs) across India. It was started in the year 1997-98. Eklavya Model Residential School at Shinde (Nashik) has been planned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote quality education in the adjoining tribal areas. CBSE syllabus is followed in EMRS.
21.Azadi Sat: ISRO’s smallest rocket in space
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch its smallest commercial rocket ‘ Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) ‘ carrying ‘ Azadi Sat ‘ on August 7, 2022 . It will be launched to hoist the tricolor in space . It will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota . To mark the celebration of India’s ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘, SSLV will be carrying a co-passenger satellite named ‘Azadi Sat’. It is specially designed for the celebration of 75th Independence Day . It will encourage scientific temper and create opportunities for young girls to choose ‘space research’ as their career. 75 payloads in Azadi SATAre included. These payloads have been created by 750 young girl students from 75 rural government schools in India . It is an 8 kg CubeSat. Each of the 75 payloads weighs about 50 grams. This mission will conduct femto-experiments. The ‘Azadi SAT’ also includes a solid-state PIN diode-based radiation counter that will measure ionizing radiation in its orbit, as well as a long-range transponder. ISRO will use the ground system developed by Space Kidz India for telemetry and in-orbit communication with AzadiSat.
22.South Korea’s first spacecraft launched to the Moon
South Korea launched its first spacecraft to the Moon on August 4, 2022, joining the race with other nations . The South Korean Lunar Orbiter will inspect a future landing spot. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter or Danuri which means enjoying the moon in Korean was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. It will reach its destination in December 2022. If this mission is successful, it will be for China, India and America.will join the spacecraft that are already operating on the Moon. India, Russia and Japan will also launch new missions in 2022-2023. NASA is scheduled to launch its Mega Moon rocket under the Artemis program in August 2022. As a part of this mission, an empty crew capsule will be sent to the Moon. The Danuri mission is carrying six science instruments, including a camera for NASA. It will take pictures of the permanently shadowy, ice-filled craters at the Moon’s poles.
23.Indigenously manufactured ATGM successfully tested in Maharashtra
The indigenously built Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile-ATGM was developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Army in collaboration with Armored Corps Center and School at Ahmed Nagar in Maharashtra, K.K. The range was successfully test fired from the main battle tank MBT Arjun . The missile struck with precision and successfully destroyed targets at two different ranges. The telemetry system has recorded satisfactory flight performance of the missiles. The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials with 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
24.Murali Sreeshankar first Indian male athlete to win silver medal in long jump
India’s long jumper Murali Sreeshankar has won India’s second medal in track and field . Sreeshankar won the silver medal in the final of Men’s Long Jump with a best jump of 8.08m . With this, Sreeshankar has become the first male athlete from India to win a silver medal for India in the long jump event in the history of the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, women’s former athletes Anju Bobby George and Prajusha Malaikhal had won medals. Anju Bobby won bronze in long jump in 2002 Commonwealth Games and Prajusha won silver in 2010 Commonwealth Games. Whereas, Suresh Babu in menwon the bronze medal in the 1978 Commonwealth Games. This is the second silver medal for India after Prajusha in the long jump.
25.Sudhir won India’s first gold medal in Para Powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games
India’s impressive performance continued on the seventh day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games . Paralifter Sudhir won the gold medal by lifting 212 kg in the men’s heavyweight finals in weightlifting . This is the first gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games Paralifting.
26.44th Chess Olympiad: Tania Sachdev leads India women’s team to victory
Tania Sachdev worked hard to earn a valuable point as India A registered a sensational 2.5-1.5 win over Hungary in the women’s fourth round match at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram . After Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika and R Vaishali finished with draws in their respective matches, Sachdev made a stellar performance on the occasion. She defeated Jasoka Gaal to earn the deciding points as well as win the match for the team. Tania Sachdeva is an Indian chess player who has won the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Women’s Grandmaster (WGM). Tania was born on 20 August 1986 in Delhi. She became the eighth Indian player to be awarded the Women’s Grandmaster title in 2005.