1.Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s term extended again for three months
Senior Advocate K.K. Venugopal has agreed to continue as the Attorney General of India for three more months . His current term was to end on June 30. Venugopal (91) was appointed by the President of India to the post of Attorney General of the country in July 2017. He was later re-appointed to this post. He had replaced Mukul Rohatgi. Venugopal, an eminent advocate of the Supreme Court, has served on a large number of matters relating to important issues of constitutional and corporate law. He was also the Additional Solicitor General of India between 1979 and 1980. He has been honored with Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
2.Sandeep Kumar Gupta will be the new chairman of GAIL
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Finance Director Sandeep Kumar Gupta will head India’s largest gas company GAIL (India) Limited . The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected 56-year-old Gupta for the post of Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (GAIL) after interviewing 10 candidates. Gupta will succeed Manoj Jain. Jain is going to retire on August 31. The recommendation of PESB will be approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If approved by the ACC, Gupta’s term will continue till February 2026.
3.Indian Army organizes “Suraksha Manthan” on Border Security and Coastal Security
Indian Army ‘s Desert Corps organized ” Suraksha Manthan 2022 ” on aspects of border and coastal security in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) . The brainstorming was jointly chaired by Director General Border Security Force (BSF) Shri Pankaj Kumar Singh (IPS) , Director General of Indian Coast Guard VS Pathania and Lt Gen Rakesh Kapoor, General Officer Commanding, Desert Corps and in this brainstorming, the Army, Serving officers of BSF and Coast Guard participated. During the discussion, aspects related to interoperability, operational coherence and logistics were discussed to enhance overall security in the International Border (IB) and coastal areas.
4.The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced that the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme will be a part of the DBT scheme.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has announced that the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) will be a part of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) programme , which will provide direct government funding to all trainees. Earlier the companies used to pay the full amount to the trainees and then demanded reimbursement for the same from the government. With the launch of the DBT scheme, the government will directly transfer its contribution to the bank accounts of trainees through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which will pay 25% of the scholarship i.e. up to Rs.1500 per month. August 19, 2016 to promote apprenticeship and training programs in the country and provide financial assistance to training establishmentsNational Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was launched on The program aims to motivate employers to hire apprentices and help them find the right job role while maximizing their capabilities through intensive skill development. Till date, more than 12 lakh apprentices have joined various industries.
5.UN-Habitat World Cities Report 2022 released
United Nations Habitat World Cities Report 2022Published its report titled. The UN-Habitat World Cities Report 2022 highlights that rapid urbanization in India was temporarily delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The urban population in India is projected to reach 675 million in 2035. This will be the second highest figure after China. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is on the rise again. This will increase to 2.2 billion by 2050. India’s urban population is expected to reach 675,456,000 in 2035 as compared to 483,099,000 in 2020. The percentage of population in India’s urban areas will be 43.2 percent by 2035. The urban population in China is projected to reach 1.05 billion in 2035. Urban population in Asia to increase in 2035 to 2. 99 billion. Large economies like China and India account for the bulk of the world’s population. The growth trajectory in these countries has affected global inequality. In the past two decades, India and China experienced rapid urbanization and economic growth. As a result, the number of people living in poverty has decreased.
6.Clean Sea, Safe Sea campaign to celebrate International Seaside Cleanliness Day
Globally, ” International Seaside Cleanup Day ” is observed every year on the third Saturday of September (17 September 2022 this year). Government of India along with other voluntary organizations and local society will conduct cleanliness campaign on ” Clean Sea, Safe Sea ” all over the coast of India. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) , Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) , Indian Coast Guard , National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) are involved in this campaign.as well as other social organizations and educational institutions. The campaign will see massive public participation, both physical and virtual, primarily to spread awareness about reducing marine waste, minimal use of plastic, at-source segregation and waste management. This will be the first and longest running seaside cleanliness drive of its kind in the world, in which maximum number of people will participate. The participation of common man in this will give the message of “Clean Sagar, Safe Sagar” for the prosperity of not only the coastal areas but also other parts of the country. This year’s event also coincides with the celebration of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi in the 75th year of independence of the country; Through this Coastal Cleanup Drive on 75 beaches across the country.will be run. A 75-day long campaign will be launched from July 03, 2022 to raise awareness about “Clean Sea, Safe Sea” ending on “International Coastal Cleanup Day” on September 17, 2022. A mobile app “Eco Mitram” has also been launched for the general public to spread awareness about the campaign and for the purpose of voluntary registration for beach cleaning activities on 17th September, 2022.
7.Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicates to the nation the new manufacturing facility of Bharat Dynamics Limited at Bhanur
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited Bhanur unit of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in Telangana on July 02, 2022 and dedicated to the nation the new manufacturing facility set up by Defense Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) . These include a Warhead Facility at Bhanur Unit and a Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker Facility at Kanchanbagh Unit.Are included. The RF Seeker Facility, which was virtually inaugurated by the Defense Minister, is an integrated center for the production and testing of RF Seeker. Sikar is a critical and technology focused subsystem which will be used in all future missiles for target tracking. This facilitation center has been set up by BDL at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated BDL for joining the elite club of select companies from across the world having the capability to produce Sikar.
8.NASA launches CAPSTONE mission to the Moon
NASA has recently launched a satellite ‘ CAPSTONE ‘ ( Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment ) weighing 25 kg . This satellite is designed to test a unique and elliptical lunar orbit. CAPSTONE is a microwave oven-sized spacecraft intended to study a specific type of Moon orbit that would be suitable for the Lunar Gateway space station that NASA aims to launch later this decade. The Lunar Gateway space station will be a small space station for astronauts in orbit where they can stop before and after they visit the surface of the Moon.
9.India pledges to protect 30% of land and water from the international community
India assured the world community that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , it is committed to protect at least 30% of our land, water and oceans thus adhering to its commitment of 30X30 by 2030 . Speaking on behalf of India at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, India’s Minister of Earth Sciences Dr. Jitendra Singh said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all efforts are being made to achieve the 30×30 target in mission mode as per the COP resolutions. are continuing. He said that he has come here on the United Nations platform to present to the world Shri Modi’s vision for conservation and nurturing of ocean and marine resources.
10.Karnataka government launched ‘Kashi Yatra’ scheme
The Government of Karnataka has started the Kashi Yatra scheme. The Kashi Yatra project provides cash assistance of Rs 5,000 each to 30,000 pilgrims wishing to undertake a pilgrimage to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh . For this scheme, the government will use funds up to Rs 7 crore from the account head of ‘Assistance to Manasa Sarovar Pilgrims’, which was announced in the Chief Minister’s budget speech for the financial year. Endowments, Haj and Waqf Minister Sasikala Jole said, any pilgrim attending the government-sponsored ‘Kashi Yatra’ will get the benefit only once in a lifetime.
11.For public issues of REIT and InvIT, SEBI will now offer UPI payment option
According to capital markets regulator SEBI , retail investors can use the UPI, or Unified Payments Interface mechanism, to apply in the public offering of REITs and InvITs for application values up to Rs 5 lakh . The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in two separate circulars, said the new framework, aimed at further streamlining the process, on public issue of units of Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). will apply.
12.Protein and PayNearbuy partnered for e-PAN services
Protein eGov Technologies Limited (earlier NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited ) to provide PAN related services through Aadhaar and biometric or SMS-based OTP authentication to its customers for PayNearby retail partners) and PayNearby has created the organization. For millions of citizens, the organization seeks to improve service delivery. This will make it easier and faster for local businesses to provide affordable online PAN services, eliminating the need to submit paper applications and supporting documents. A digital copy of ePAN will be generated immediately after submission of online application form, and physical copy will be delivered to the customers at their given address in 4-5 working days. For the Income Tax Department of the Government of India, Proteus accepts and manages PAN applications. PayNearBuy will act as Protein’s PAN Service Agency (PSA) as part of the agreement.
13.Bajaj Allianz Launches Industry’s First “Global Health Care” Program
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance , one of India’s top private general insurance companies, announced the launch of its unique global healthcare health insurance programme . A complete health indemnity insurance program called Global Health Care, provides the policyholder seamless coverage for both domestic and international (outside India) medical providers for both planning and emergency treatment (within India).
14.SEBI fines NSE and two former chiefs
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed hefty fines in a 2015 ‘ dark fiber ‘ case, in which some brokers took advantage of the Internet infrastructure of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) for faster connectivity to their Colocation (COLO) facilities . have received. The market regulator has imposed a fine of Rs 7 crore on NSE and Rs 5 crore on former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chitra Ramakrishna . In this case, a total of 18 entities were fined. It has also imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore each on former operating officer of the group Anand Subramaniam and current chief business development officer Ravi Varanasi . Internet Service Provider ContactInfotainment has been asked to pay Rs 3 crore. Online trading firms Way2Wealth and GKN Securities have also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 6 crore and Rs 5 crore, respectively.
15.4th Synergy Conference between Indian Army and Defense Accounts Department held in New Delhi
The 4th Synergy Conference between the Indian Army and the Defense Accounts Department (DAD) was held in New Delhi . The day-long conference was co-chaired by Deputy Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lt Gen BS Raju and Controller General of Defense Accounts (CGDA) Shri Rajnish Kumar and was also attended by senior officers of the Indian Army and Defense Accounts Department. The primary agenda of the conference included deliberating on the Agneepath scheme and timely implementation of a well-planned arrangement of salaries and allowances for Agniveers. The other agenda of the Synergy conference included improving the functioning of Pay and Accounts Offices (PAOs) for better service delivery of Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks of the Indian Army.
16.Released a collection of various AYUSH based initiatives and methods adopted by States and Union Territories
NITI Aayog released a collection of various AYUSH based initiatives and methods adopted by States and Union Territories to contain and manage the spread of COVID pandemic . The collection was released by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Suman Beri and Minister of State for AYUSH, Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai. Dr. VK Paul , Member of Health Affairs in NITI Aayog and concerned officials were also present in the program.
17.Ashok Soota honored with CII Quality Ratna Award 2021
Ashok Soota , Founder and Executive Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies has been conferred with the CII Quality Ratna Award 2021 . The annual CII Quality Ratna Award, instituted in the year 2019, is presented for outstanding leadership, contribution and distinguished service to the quality campaign. The CII Awards Committee unanimously agreed to award Mr. Soota for 2021 considering his significant contribution in building the competitiveness of the Indian industry through quality initiatives.
18.Airtel Payments Bank partners with Axis Bank to digitize last mile cash collection
Airtel Payments Bank has partnered Axis Bank , India’s third largest private sector bank, to digitize cash collection systems in India’s Tier-III cities and semi-urban areas .partnered with. Airtel Payments Bank will leverage the wide reach of its digitally powered neighborhood banking model to support Axis Bank with the digitization of last mile cash collections. Through this partnership, Axis Bank and its customers will benefit immensely by improving the operational efficiencies of the cash management process. This will also accelerate the payment cycle and help release bandwidth to field agents operating across the country. These agents will no longer need to go back to the branch to deposit the EMI amount collected from the field. They can now easily deposit the amount at any Airtel Payments Bank outlet in the neighborhood and it will be transferred to Axis Bank accounts instantly. This process will reduce the risk of collecting cash by agents traveling long distances.
19.Electric two wheelers estimated to have 100% penetration in the Indian market by the financial year 2026-27
NITI Aayog and TIFAC presented a report titled ‘ Forecasting the penetration of electric two wheelers in India ‘. Eight scenarios have been developed or predicted to analyze the future penetration of electric two wheelers in the country using a tool or tool developed by NITI Aayog and TIFAC. The report has projected 100% penetration of electric two wheelers in the Indian market by FY 2026-27 in an ‘optimistic scenario’. According to this report in another scenario, which is technology based and under which the existing incentives are withdrawn by the year 2024, the electric two wheeler penetration is estimated to be 72% by the year 2031.
20.Adani Sportsline is the main sponsor of the Indian Olympic Association
Adani Sportsline, the sports arm of the Adani Group, has entered into a long-term major sponsorship agreement with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He will be the official participant of the Indian contingent during the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and Paris Olympic Games 2024. Earlier this group was associated with the Indian contingent during the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
21.Novak Djokovic became the first player to win 80 matches in all four Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic became the first player in history to win 80 matches in all four Grand Slams , defeating Kwon Soon-woo 6-3, 3-6, 6 on center court for his 80th win at Wimbledon -3, beat 6-4. On the back of his victory, the former world No. 1 tennis player has created history by winning his 80th match at Wimbledon. The six-time champion has become the first male player to win 80 or more matches in all four Grand Slams in the Open Era.
22.one hundredth international cooperative day
This day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of the month of July . This year this (one hundredth) day was celebrated on 2nd July . International Cooperative Day was celebrated for the first time in the year 1923 . At the same time, in the year 1995, the member countries of the United Nations unanimously decided to celebrate the first Saturday of July as International Day of Cooperation. Actually, the purpose behind celebrating International Cooperative Day is to make people aware of cooperatives. There are many cooperative organizations in the world that work in many sectors including health, agriculture, production, retail, education, employment and social. Co-operative organizations employ about 280 million people worldwide, which is 10 percent of the world’s population.
23.world sports journalist day
World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated every year on 2 July to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. Sports journalism is a form of reporting that focuses on matters relating to any subject or topic related to sports. It is a mandatory program of every media organization. Sports journalists work on a variety of media platforms including print, broadcast and the Internet. There are many local and national journalism organizations active in sports reporting. The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) established World Sports Journalists Day in 1994. In addition, the day commemorates the formation of the AIPS organization, which took place on July 2, 1924, during the Summer Olympics in Paris.
24.World UFO Day: 02 July
World UFO Day is held globally on 2 July every year . It is a day dedicated by the World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO) to the undoubted existence of Unknown Flying Objects (UFOs). The purpose of WUD is to raise awareness of the existence of UFOs and to encourage people to think about the possibility of not being alone in the universe. World UFO Day provides an opportunity for these explorers and enthusiasts to discuss, decode and decipher the many theories related to UFOs.
25.Chartered Accountants Day
Chartered Accountants Day or CA Day is organized in India on 01 July every year . It is also known as ICAI Foundation Day. The day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on July 1, 1949 . ICAI is one of the oldest professional institutions in the country and also the second largest professional accounting and finance body in the world in terms of members.
26.Olympic medalist and Hockey World Cup winner Varinder Singh passes away
Indian hockey legend and member of the 1975 gold medal winning World Cup team Varinder Singh has passed away. He was 75 years old. Singh was part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 1975. Singh was also part of the bronze medal winning team at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the silver medal winning team at the 1973 World Cup in Amsterdam. In 2007 , Varinder was honored with the prestigious Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award .