Silver Medal in Badminton Mixed Team Event at Commonwealth Games


1.Suresh N. Patel takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Suresh N. Patel took oath as the Central Vigilance Commissioner . He took the oath of office in the presence of President Draupadi Murmu at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan . Vice President M. Venkayanadu , Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Law Minister Kiren Rijiju , Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

2.Ruchira Kamboj is the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Ruchira Kamboj has taken over as the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations . She will replace TS Tirumurti . Ruchira has become the first permanent woman ambassador of the Joint Headquarters in New York . Kamboj (58) presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. She is a 1987 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and has served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan and India’s High Commissioner to South Africa. Ruchira has worked as Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO. She was appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters in June.

3.CoWIN to be used for Universal Immunization Program

The COVID-19 vaccination platform Co-WIN will be designed for blood donation along with the Universal Immunization Program This announcement was made by the head of the National Health Authority , Dr. R.S. Sharma did it. This platform will later be used for organ donation . Apart from India, Guyana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India to use this platform for its vaccination programme. CoWIN stands for ” Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network “” Is. This is a web portal for COVID-19 vaccination registration in India. The Indian Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare operates the platform. It displays the booking slots for the COVID-19 vaccine, which are available in nearby areas.

4.US passes ‘chips bill’ to boost semiconductor production

The US House of Representatives passed the Chips and Science Bill . CHIPS Bill stands for “ Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors ”. USD 280 billion to CHIPS billto provide assistance and subsidies. The bill specifically focused on the semiconductor industry in the US. The semiconductor industry in the US is facing competition from China. It will provide USD 52 billion to companies that are involved in making chips in the US. USD 200 billion will be provided for scientific research in the field of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies. Keeping in mind many things, this bill was passed. In 2021, there was a global shortage of semiconductors or chips. This prompted the US to recognize its need for substantial manufacturing. In addition, the increasing use of laptops from 2020 has further fueled the demand for chips. Currently, 75% of the world’s dependence on semiconductors is met by East Asia.

5.China strongly condemns US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China has strongly condemned the visit of US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan , despite strong warnings and its resolve to take targeted military action . This visit of Nancy Pelosi can lead to great tension between China and America. China had threatened that the visit would have dire consequences. Upon Ms Pelosi’s arrival in Taipei, China’s Foreign Ministry has said that this is a serious violation of Chinese doctrine and Sino-US joint official information. This has seriously violated China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China’s official Xinhua news agency released the map and informed that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will conduct important military exercises and training activities from all sides in the vicinity of the island of Taiwan.

6.S Jaishankar arrives in Cambodia to attend India-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Cambodia to attend the India-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting . He visited Siem Reap , where experts from the Archaeological Department of India are doing conservation work. Dr. Jaishankar said that it is a matter of pride for the Ministry of External Affairs to cooperate in this effort. Dr. Jaishankar also visited the 12th century Ta Proham temple . Conservation work is being done here as well. He met with European Union Foreign Affairs and Security Policy representatives at the Conservation Site and Joseph Borrell Fantelis , Vice President of the European Commission . Mr. Fantelis commended India for this effort.

7.Arunachal Pradesh and NITI Aayog signed MoU on School Education

Recently, the Arunachal Pradesh government signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NITI Aayog and an organization to bring about a massive change in school education . This MoU has been signed as a three-year partnership. It will be implemented from 2022 to 2025. It focuses on enhancing the learning outcome of students in over 3,000 government schools in Arunachal Pradesh. It was signed on the occasion of the second anniversary of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The School Education Transformation Project will be implemented under the Development Support Services for States (DSSS) initiative of NITI Aayog.

8.Guidelines issued for ‘Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0’ scheme

Recently, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) issued guidelines for implementing the ‘ Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 ‘ scheme. The central government has approved the scheme for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26. The objective of the scheme is to address the challenges of malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers, children, adolescent girls by bringing strategic changes in nutritional content and distribution. Under this program a convergent ecosystem will be created to develop and promote practices that promote health, wellness and immunity. In order to address the deficiencies in the existing nutrition programme, as well as improve implementation and accelerate the improvement in nutrition and child development outcomes, the components of the existing scheme have been restructured.

9.Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu flags off tricolor bike rally of Members of Parliament from Red Fort

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the ‘Har Ghar’ tricolor bike rally of MPs from the historic Red Fort to the Parliament House in Delhi. The bike rally was taken out on the occasion of the launch of the Tricolor campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Har Ghar. Union Ministers Prahlad Joshi and Piyush Goyal also participated in this rally.

10.The country made a significant achievement by recognizing more than 75 thousand startups

The number of recognized start-ups in the country has exceeded 75,000. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has recognized more than 75 thousand startups since the 75th year of independence, which is a huge achievement. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a tweet message that the Indian startup ecosystem is driven by innovation, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had envisioned New India in his Independence Day speech in 2015 and declared January 16, 2016 as National Startups Day. The program was launched on the same day to prepare an action plan to create a strong ecosystem for promoting innovation and startups. six years later, Transformed India into the third largest start up ecosystem by successfully implementing the action plan. The commerce ministry said that more than 80 startups are getting recognition every day.

11.Government launches State University Research Excellence Scheme

The Government launched the State University Research Excellence Scheme with the objective of creating a conducive environment for research and development in colleges as well as state level and private universities . Dr. Srivari Chandrashekhar , Secretary, Department of Science and Technology said that the new scheme will help in mainstreaming research of the university system and enable young faculty to take up cutting edge research. Professor M Jagadesh Kumar , Chairman, University Grants CommissionSaid that this scheme would provide necessary opportunities for research to the State Universities. 45 percent of these universities are in rural areas. He also stressed on the need to train the teachers of the universities to write and submit the content related to the proposals, procurement and management of the projects.

12.Union Cabinet approves India’s updated committed contribution to the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention

The Union Cabinet has approved the updated committed contribution of India as promised at the national level to the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention . Updated Committed Contributions Targeted to Combat the Threat of Climate ChangeTo increase India’s contribution in strengthening global action. This step will help India move on the path of low emissions. This will protect the interests of the country and help the country to meet its future development needs based on the principles and provisions of UNFCC. India had promised intensive climate action in Glasgow, UK at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Agreement. It had offered the Panchamrut program as India’s climate action. The announcement of the updated contribution is part of India’s plan to implement the Panchamrit announced in COP-26.

13.Indian Air Force to participate in ‘Pitch Black’ aerial warfare exercise for the first time

The Indian Air Force will visit Australia for the first time to participate in the Royal Australian Air Force ‘s biennial ‘ Pitch Black ‘ air combat exercise. About 4,000 military personnel and 140 aircraft will be involved in the multinational air exercise between 17 countries in Darwin and Tyndall, Australia’s northern region from August 19 to September 6. The Air Force’s participation in the ‘Pitch Black’ air combat drill is diplomatically significant, as Quad group members India and Australia have signed a guidance document to streamline dialogue between the two armies.

14.IAF to phase out MiG-21 Bison aircraft by 2025

MiG-21 aircraft have been serving in the Indian Air Force for a long time . With this, now the IAF has planned to retire all the squadrons of MiG-21 Bison aircraft by 2025 . The Air Force is preparing to replace them with light and indigenous aircraft. However , this aircraft thwarted Pakistan’s retaliatory strike after the Balakot air strike . Captain Abhinandan had shot down an American -16 fighter plane on the strength of this aircraft . MiG-21 was supposed to be discontinued long back, but LCA TejasThe delay in induction of the aircraft has forced the Indian Air Force to continue flying these aircraft. This aircraft was manufactured by Russia’s Mikoyan Company around the year 1955. Inducted into the Indian Air Force in the year 1963. India had inducted a total of 874 MiG-21 aircraft into its fleet. At present, the Air Force uses its upgraded version MiG-21 Bison. India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) upgrades this aircraft under license.

15.AlphaFold: Tool capable of predicting protein structures developed

DeepMind Technologies , an AI research company owned by Alphabet , has developed an artificial intelligence tool called “ AlphaFold ”. This tool predicts and publishes the structures of all proteins , which are the building blocks of life. Thus, this tool unlocks the most influential database for biological research. AlphaFold has developed over 200 million protein structures in collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).structures have been released. It includes approximate structures for plants, animals, bacteria and organisms. This release opens up many new opportunities for researchers to use AlphaFold to promote their work on important issues such as food insecurity, sustainability and neglected diseases. In December 2020, AlphaFold had crossed the threshold for predicting protein folding or structure. Since then, it is being used to create the now released database.

16.Government selects 31 companies under production-linked incentive scheme for 5G services

To create a strong ecosystem for 5G services , the government has selected 31 companies under the Production Linked Incentive Scheme, PLI . Responding to questions on issues related to auction of 5G spectrum and services, Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chouhan said that an indigenous 5G trial facility has been set up at a cost of Rs.224 crore to facilitate 5G products, applications and demonstration. .

17.Government withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill 2021

The government has withdrawn the Personal Data Protection Bill 2021 . The bill was to be introduced in the Lok Sabha. Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav said that the Joint Parliamentary Committee, JCP held detailed discussions on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. The committee made 81 amendments and 12 recommendations with a view to creating a comprehensive legal framework for the digital ecosystem. Considering the JCP report, efforts are to be made to create a comprehensive legal framework. In these circumstances, the government decided to withdraw the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 and bring a new bill in its place.

18.Lok Sabha passed the Central Universities Amendment Bill, 2022

Lok Sabha passed the Central Universities Amendment Bill, 2022 . In this , provision has been made to establish Central Universities in different states by amending the Central Universities Act, 2009 . Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan introduced this bill in the Lok Sabha. A provision has been made in the bill to convert the Deemed University of Vadodara , National Institute of Rail and Transport, into Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya . this central university Will happen. It will be sponsored and funded by the Central Government through the Ministry of Railways. Gati Shakti University will take measures to provide excellent teaching, research and skill development in areas related to transport, technology and management. This will meet the requirement of trained talent in the transport sector.

19.Parliament passed the National Anti-Doping Bill-2021

Parliament has passed the National Anti-Doping Bill, 2021 . Rajya Sabha approved it without any opposition. Lok Sabha has already passed it. Provision has been made in this bill to prevent sportspersons, support personnel and other persons from abusing drugs . Presently, the National Anti-Doping Agency-NADA is implementing regulations to prevent drug abuse. NADA has been established as an institute. The Anti-Doping Bill provides for the constitution of NADA as a statutory body . Director General appointed by the Central Governmentshall be the chairman of this body. The Bill also proposes the creation of a National Anti-Doping Board in Sports to ensure compliance with international commitments regarding drug abuse and to make recommendations regarding anti-doping regulations. This board will constitute a National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee to determine the modalities of punishment for violation of anti-doping rules.

20.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released a book titled ‘Lockdown Lyrics’

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released a book titled ‘ Lockdown Lyrics ‘, which is a collection of poems written on experiences and difficulties during the corona virus global pandemic. Poet Sanyukta Das has tried to depict the hopes, aspirations, sorrows and sufferings of humanity during this most important journey of society through these poems.

21.SIDBI joins hands with SVC Bank to empower MSMEs

SVC Co-operative Bank Limited (SVC Bank) , one of India’s leading co-operative banks, and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) , the country’s apex financial institution for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India, have entered into an MoU. Announcement of participation by executing SVC Bank MD Ashish Singhal and SIDBI GM Sanjeev Gupta signed the deal. For more than 115 years, SVC Bank has acted as a trusted partner for MSMEs.

22.Silver Medal in Badminton Mixed Team Event at Commonwealth Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also welcomed Kidambi Srikanth , Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy , Lakshyasen, Chirag Shetty, Treesa Jolly, Akarshi Kashyap, Ashwini Ponnappa, Gayatri Gopichand and P.V. Congratulations to Sindhu ‘s Indian team on winning the silver medal . In a tweet, Shri Modi said that he is proud of the achievements of these players. He said that getting Rajak medal in Commonwealth Games would make badminton more popular in the country and more people would adopt this sport in the coming times.

23.India won five medals on the sixth day at the Commonwealth Games

In the 22nd Commonwealth Games , Tejaswin Shankar won the bronze medal in the men’s high jump by jumping two decimals 2-2 meters . This is India’s first medal in high jump in Commonwealth Games history . Lifters continue to perform well in lifting. Gurdeep Singh won the bronze medal in the above 109 kg category . Lovepreet Singh won the bronze medal in the 109 kg weight category . Saurav Ghoshal creating history in squash , won a bronze medalmanaged to win. This is India’s first medal in the history of Commonwealth Games in the singles event of squash . Saurav described this victory as historic. Tulika Mann won silver medal in women’s 79 kg weight category in Judo.