1.Goa First Har Ghar Jal State and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu First Union Territory of the country
Goa has become the first state in the country to have Har Ghar water certified . Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have also become the first Union Territories in the country to become water certified . All the villages in this state and union territory have declared themselves as Har Ghar Jal Gram through a resolution passed by the Gram Sabha. All two lakh 63 thousand rural households of Goa and more than 85 thousand families of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu are now getting clean and safe drinking water through taps. Jal Jeevan Mission is the flagship scheme of the Central Government, in which the target has been kept to supply water through taps to all rural households of the country by 2024.
2.Union Minister Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first E-Double Decker AC Bus
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that ethics, economy, ecology and environment are the four important pillars of the country. Shri Gadkari said this at the inauguration of India’s first E-Double Decker AC Bus in Mumbai . The bus has been manufactured by Switch Mobility Limited , a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland . It is known as Switch Electric Vehicle-22 . The bus is equipped with latest technology, state-of-the-art design, comfortable and high safety equipment.
3.PM Narendra Modi calls for taking ‘Panch Prana’ for a developed nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2022 called upon the people of India to take ” Panch Prana ” (five pledges) for a developed nation and aimed to fulfill the dreams of freedom fighters by the year 2047 , the 100th year of India’s independence. . Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day, the Prime Minister spoke about five pledges that the country needs to focus on for the next 25 years. For the coming 25 years, we have to concentrate our energy on those Panch Pranas. In the year 2047, when there will be 100 years of independence, the responsibility of fulfilling all the dreams of the freedom fighters will have to be taken. first life goal: Developed India has to move forward with great resolve and determination. Second life goal : to eradicate all traces of slavery. Even if we see little things of slavery inside or around us, we have to get rid of it. Third life goal : We should be proud of our heritage. Fourth life goal : unity and solidarity. Unity is the strength for our dreams of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. Fifth life goal : Duty of citizens, in this even the Prime Minister is not out, the President is not out and the Chief Minister is also not out.
4.External Affairs Minister inaugurates ‘Indian Embassy Residential Complex’ in Bangkok
External Affairs Minister of India inaugurated the ‘ Indian Embassy Residential Complex ‘ along with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand in Bangkok on August 17, 2022 . Foreign Minister India-Thailand’s Ninth Joint Commission‘ is on a visit to Thailand to attend the meeting. Earlier, he also met the Prime Minister of Thailand and conveyed his best wishes. External Affairs Minister also visited M.Rald Buddha Temple in Bangkok. The ninth meeting of the India and Thailand Joint Commission also concluded in Bangkok on 17 August. The meeting was jointly chaired by the Foreign Minister of India and the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand. In this meeting, discussions were held to further strengthen all bilateral ties. The two sides also discussed enhancing ties and cooperation in ASEAN and BIMSTEC in areas such as political, economic, security as well as defence, connectivity and health. During this, India and Thailand also shared views on the Indo-Pacific plan.
5.Government will ban import of thermal coal from next year
Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that the government will stop importing thermal coal till next year.Will do it Inaugurating a workshop on Coking Coal Strategy for the Indian Steel Sector in New Delhi, Shri Joshi said that the Coal Ministry has a target of 90 crore tonnes of coal this year and Coal India Limited has been given a target of 700 crore tonnes of coal production. . Shri Joshi said that by 2030, India’s coal requirement will reach one billion and fifty crore tonnes. He said that the Indian economy is growing rapidly and there has been a record generation of coal based power. The Coal Minister said that the production of coal in the country has increased by 22 percent and the production of coking coal has increased by 15 percent. Shri Joshi has said that under Mission Coking Coal production will improve and the country will move towards becoming self-reliant in the production of coking coal.
6.In Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission has issued a notification for the amendment of voter lists.
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir , the Election Commission has issued a notification for the amendment of voter lists on October 1, 2022, taking Aadhaar . J&K Chief Electoral Officer Hirdesh KumarSaid that those who are going to be 18 years old on or before October 1, 2022, there is a better opportunity for them to get their name included in the voter list of Jammu and Kashmir. The final voter lists will be published on 25 November 2022. Shri Hirdesh Kumar informed that at present the process of pre-revision of voter lists and delimitation work is going on. The existing voter lists are being linked with the newly identified assembly seats. Employees, student laborers or non-local people residing in the Union Territory, who are living in the state, can get their names entered in the voter list. Mr. Kumar has said that these people can vote. Those who were not listed as voters in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, Now they can vote. Apart from this, ordinary citizens can also enroll their names in the voter list as per the provisions of the Representation of the People Act. Many residents of J&K, serving in the Armed Forces and Para Military Forces and posted outside the State, have the option of getting themselves registered as Service Voters and can avail the facility of Postal Ballot.
7.Supreme Court orders status quo to be maintained by giving interim relief to Indian Olympic Association
The Supreme Court has ordered the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to maintain status quo while giving interim relief. The court said that the three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Delhi High Court will not take over the affairs of the country’s apex sports body . Chief Justice NV RamanaA bench headed by Mr. And this order can have a negative impact on the country. Thereafter, the court granted interim relief to maintain status quo in the cases of IOA. The Delhi High Court had on August 16 ordered the formation of a three-member CoA to conduct the affairs of the IOA.
8.Vietnam and India bilateral military exercise Vinbax 2022 concluded at Chandimandir
The bilateral military exercise WinBAX 2022 between Vietnam and India concluded at Chandimandir with an impressive display of Multi Agency Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Relief (HADR) and equipment display showcasing the Make in India and Self-reliant India initiative. The exercise began on August 01 and focused on the deployment of Army engineer and medical teams to UN peacekeeping operations. What made this exercise special and unique was that it was the first time that the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) was conducting a field training exercise with a foreign army. This thing highlights the importance of mutual relations between the two countries. The next edition of WinBacks will be held in Vietnam in 2023.
9.Civil Aviation Ministry’s UDAN scheme completes 5 years of success
Regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) , a flagship program of the Ministry of Civil Aviation , has completed 5 years of its success. Its first flight was launched by the Prime Minister on 27 April 2017 . The scheme “ Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik ” was launched with improved aviation infrastructure and air connectivity in Tier II and Tier III cities.It was conceived on 21st October, 2016 with the aim of fulfilling the aspirations of the common citizens. UDAN has significantly increased regional air connectivity in the country in the last five years. The number of operational airports in 2014 was 74. Due to the UDAN scheme, this number has increased to 141 so far. Under the UDAN scheme, 68 underserved destinations including 58 airports, 8 heliports and 2 water aerodromes have been connected. UDAN has provided air connectivity to more than 29 States/UTs across the country with 425 new routes launched under the scheme. More than one crore passengers have availed this scheme till 4th August 2022. The scheme has provided the much needed platform to the regional carriers to scale up their operations.
10.Visit of Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy to India
Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza bin Mohamed Sani , Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy at the invitation of Admiral R Hari Kumar , Chief of the Indian NavyHe is on an official visit to India from 16 to 19 August 2022. Admiral Mohamed Reza met Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and discussed the progress of bilateral relations in the maritime domain. He was also briefed about the wide range of foreign cooperation activities being pursued by the Indian Navy. The two military leaders identified a number of new avenues to further strengthen bilateral naval cooperation and also expressed their commitment to their support for upholding the principle of collective responsibility for maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. Admiral Mohammad Reza is a proud alumnus of INS Dronacharya, the premier Gunnery Training Establishment of the Indian Navy in Kochi, From where he graduated in 1990 as an artillery specialist. The two navies have recently concluded the bilateral exercise Samudra Laxman on 22 May and Navy to Naval Staff Talks in June 22. Malaysian Navy Ship KD Lekiu and a high level delegation had earlier participated in ‘Milan’ organized by the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam on 22 February.
11.India handed over Dornier maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Sri Lankan Navy
India gifted Sri Lanka a Dornier maritime reconnaissance aircraft that will enable the island nation to tackle a range of challenges such as human and drug trafficking and other organized crimes in its waters. Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe was also present at the ceremony. The celebrations took place at a time when India is celebrating its 76th Independence Day. Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, Vice Chief of the Indian Navy, along with Indian High Commissioner to Colombo Gopal Baglay handed over a maritime reconnaissance aircraft to the Sri Lankan Navy at a base of Sri Lanka Air Force at Katunayake near Colombo International Airport.
12.Former Grenada minister Simon Steel appointed as UN climate chief
Grenada ‘s former climate resilience minister Simon Steele will become the new UN climate chief , UN Secretary -General Antonio Guterres announced recently. The appointment has been approved by the Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
13.First 3-D printed human cornea developed in Hyderabad
For the first time in India, researchers from the city of Hyderabad have successfully 3D printed an artificial cornea and implanted it in a rabbit ‘s eye. LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) , Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IITH) , and Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)Researchers from the U.S. have collaborated to develop a 3D-printed cornea from human donor corneal tissue. Scientists from LVPEI, IITH and CCMB created a biomimetic hydrogel by extracting decellularized corneal tissue and stem cells from the human eye. 3D printed cornea was made from this hydrogel. Scientists say that this 3D printed cornea is made from the corneal tissue of the human eye, so it is completely biocompatible and natural.
14.SBI opens first branch dedicated to startups in Bengaluru
State Bank of India (SBI) has opened its first branch exclusively dedicated for startups in Bengaluru . According to SBI, the branch at Koramangala, Bengaluru will provide financial support to entrepreneurs in the initial stage of setting up startup companies till they are listed on the stock exchanges. Inaugurating the ‘SBI Startup Branch’, the bank said that this facility is under an agreement between the Karnataka government and SBI to further boost the startup ecosystem of the state. The bank said that Karnataka is considered a very favorable state for startup companies. It is the first bank branch to get funding to support startup development in the country. It will provide all facilities to the entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true.
15.Karnataka Bank unveils new fixed deposit scheme
Mangaluru- based Karnataka Bank has launched a new fixed deposit scheme in the form of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi on the occasion of 75 years of Independence . The new scheme will be called KBL Amrit Samridhi under ACC and Fixed Deposit category . The bank is offering an interest rate of 6.10 per cent per annum on the deposit scheme with a tenure of 75 weeks (525 days) . Depicting rich patriotic tradition and values, Karnataka Bank has always been ready to fulfill the aspirations and dreams of its valued patrons.
16.India now preparing to mix 20 percent ethanol in petrol
Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that from April next year, 20 percent ethanol blending at select petrol pumps in the country.With this the supply of petrol will start. Its supply will be further increased to reduce dependence on imports and address environmental issues. He said that by the year 2025, there will be 20 percent ethanol in petrol. Hardeep Singh Puri said that E-20 petrol (20 percent ethanol mixture in petrol) will be available in some places from April 2023. Rest of the places will be covered by 2025. The government has set a target of 20 percent ethanol blending by 2025-26 under the revised target under the National Bio-fuel Policy. The target of 10 per cent ethanol blending in petrol has been achieved well in advance. This target was to be completed by November 2022, but it has been completed five months back in June. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the second generation ethanol plant to the nation on the occasion of World Bio-fuel Day.
17.Kotak Mahindra Bank launches lifestyle-focused Corporate Salary Account
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited announced the launch of Kotak Cream , a lifestyle-focused corporate salary account, which provides an enhanced banking experience to new age professionals working with reputed corporates. At the core of the design of Privy League, Kotak Bank’s flagship premium banking programme, the Kotak Creme Account will come with a host of privileges and rewards across lifestyle, travel, healthcare, food, skills and learning experiences. This account will provide premium rewards and banking experience to every employee of partner corporates which includes MNCs, Consulting Firms, Law Firms, Non Retail Financial Institutions and Unicorn Companies. Due to the diverse talent and corporates of the city, Kotak Cream is being launched in Bengaluru.
18.India can become 5 trillion dollar economy by 2029
India can become a five trillion dollar economy by 2028-29 , provided GDP grows at the rate of nine percent continuously over the next five years . Former RBI Governor D Subbarao expressed this view. On the theme ‘Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce and Industry on India at the rate of 75- Marching 5 trillion economy’ on the occasion of 75 years of Indian independence, he said that for India to achieve the dream of 5 trillion economy. There are eight major challenges.
19.Government bans 8 YouTube news channels spreading misinformation about the country
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked eight YouTube news channels, one Facebook account and two Facebook posts . All this is wrong information about the country’s national security, relations with foreign countries and public arrangements.involved in broadcasting. The blocked channels include seven Indian and one Pakistani news channel. Democracy TV, U-and-V TV, AM Channels named Razvi, Government Updates and Pakistan’s News Ki Duniya have been shut down. These channels are blocked under information technology rules. The government has blocked 102 YouTube channels and many other social media accounts since December 2021. The ministry said that the government is committed to ensuring an authentic, reliable and secure online news media environment and to thwart any attempt to undermine India’s sovereignty and integrity.
20.Rahul Jakhar won gold, Avani Lekhara won silver and Pooja Aggarwal won bronze in the Shooting World Cup in South Korea.
Rahul Jakhar has won gold , Avani Lekhara silver and Pooja Agarwal bronze medal in the ongoing Shooting World Cup in Changwong , South Korea . In men’s section Rahul Jakhar won gold medal in 25m pistol event, while Pooja Agarwal got bronze medal in women’s section of the same category. Avani, a two-time Paralympic medalist, won a silver medal in the 10m air rifle event.
21.Ireland’s star all-rounder Kevin O’Brien retires from international cricket
Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien announced his retirement from international cricket . Debuting for Ireland in 2006, O’Brien proved to be a key player in his career spanning nearly two decades as a key member of Ireland’s rise from associate member to Test status. O’Brien was Ireland’s leading wicket-taker in the ODI format with several batting records. He took 114 wickets at an average of 32.68 and an economy rate of 5.20.
22.Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in November
The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup International Men’s Hockey Tournament will be held after two years in Ipoh, Malaysia from 16 to 25 November . The prestigious tournament could not be organized for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was last held in the year 2019 when South Korea won the title by defeating India in the final. An official of the Asian Hockey Federation told PTI that we are ready to organize the Azlan Shah Cup in November this year. We have invited six teams including India and Australia and we are hopeful that they will accept our invitation. The best player of the tournament was Surendra Kumar. Australia has won the most Azlan Shah tournament (10 times) then India comes with 5 titles. Pakistan, South Korea have won 3 titles.