Hindi Diwas 2022
Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is observed every year on 14 September to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India. The language was adopted under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution. The first Hindi day was celebrated on 14th September 1953. Hindi is one of the major languages used in India as a large portion of the country’s population knows and uses the language. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions celebrate Hindi Diwas by organising various programs.
Hindi Diwas also marks celebrating the birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha who played a crucial role in getting Hindi in the Devanagari script approved as an official language of India.
Nagaland Holds its First Ever Naga Mircha Festival
The first Naga Mircha Festival was hosted and organized by the Seiyhama village Council and Seiyhama Naga Mircha Growers. The first Naga Mircha Festival was sponsored by the Department of Horticulture, and it was held at the Village Council Hall.
Iran May Urge India to Restart Oil Import
India will look to resume buying crude oil from Iran the moment US sanctions are eased, helping it diversify its import basket, a senior government official said. India stopped importing oil from Iran in mid-2019 following sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation by the Trump administration. The US and other world powers are meeting in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal.
President Droupadi Murmu nominated Gulam Ali from J&K to Rajya Sabha
Gulam Ali, a Gurjar Muslim from Jammu and Kashmir, has been nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Droupadi Murmu on the recommendation of the Central government. In the notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (I) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article, the President is pleased to nominate Shri Gulam Ali to the Council of States to fill the vacancy caused due to the retirement of one of the nominated members.”
Kibithu Military Garrison camp named after Bipin Rawat
The military camp at Kibithu Garrison, which is very close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, has been renamed ‘Gen Bipin Rawat military garrison’ in honour of the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who was killed in a chopper crash last December. As a young Colonel, Rawat commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at Kibithu from 1999-2000 and contributed immensely to strengthening the security structure in the area.
Hughes, ISRO Have Launched A Satellite Internet Service
Hughes Communication India (HCI), has collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), to launch its first high throughput satellite (HTS) broadband internet service in the country. Since last year, the company has been testing its operations in northern India.
Through the first high throughput satellite (HTS) broadband internet service, the company has promised to deliver high-speed satellite broadband service to remote locations across India from the desolate part of Leh Ladakh to the northeastern part of India.
Satellite Internet Service by ISRO and HCI
- The company is assisting the Indian Army and Paramilitary forces patrolling the LAC and other remote border outputs with the help of HTS Technology.
- The launch event was facilitated by the ISRO Chairman Dr S Somnath who said that the partnership will improve people’s lives with this collaboration.
- The HCI and ISRO collaboration aims to provide and deliver excellent quality satellite broadband services.
- The major customers of HTS Services are cooperative banks, telecommunications 4G operators, and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
- Today, Hughes has 1 Gbps of capacity on HTS, however, in the future, it aims to expand it up to 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps.
INS Satpura & P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Participate in Exercise Kakadu 2022
INS Satpura and P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia for participating in the multinational Exercise Kakadu 2022, which is hosted by the Australian Navy. The Exercise Kakadu 2022 will be a two-week exercise both in the harbour and at sea.
This two-week-long exercise involves ships and maritime aircraft from 14 Navies. During the harbour phase of the exercise, the ship’s crew will engage in operation planning interactions and sports activities with participating Navies.
BharatPe Appoints Former RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo and Zomato Chairman Kaushik Dutta
Bharatpe has appointed BP Kanungo, former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Kaushik Dutta, current Chairman of Zomato, as the Independent Directors of Fintech Firm Bharatpe. Previously, former Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI), Rajnish Kumar was the director of the company.
The Bhartpe will now have, two executive directors on the board of directors, Shashvat Nakrani and Suhail Sameer (CEO), five non-executive directors, four investor nominees, and two independent directors.
National Defense MSME Conclave and Exhibition begins in Kota, Rajasthan
The two-day National Defense MSME Conclave and Exhibition begins in Kota, Rajasthan. In the exhibition, defence gear including T-90 and BMP-2 tanks, artillery cannons, numerous sniper and machine gun types, and military bridges are on display.
JIMEX 2022: India-Japan joint naval drills in the Bay of Bengal begins
The sixth edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22), hosted by the Indian Navy, began in the Bay of Bengal. The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships are being led by Rear Admiral Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, and Indian naval ships by Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
Vedanta And Foxconn to Invest 1.54 Lakh Crore In Gujarat For Chip Manufacturing
The Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Limited and Foxconn Group will invest more than Rs 1.54 lakh crore to set up a semiconductor ecosystem in Gujarat. The oil-to-metals conglomerate said Vedanta Displays Limited will set up a Display Fab Unit with an investment of Rs 94500 crore and Vedanta Semiconductors Limited will set up an integrated Semiconductor Fab Unit and OSAT (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) facility with an investment of Rs 60000 crore.
China’s First Fully Solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV)
China has successfully tested its first fully solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which can fly for months and can function even as a satellite if required. The maiden flight of Qimingxing-50 has been achieved, making it the first large-sized UAV powered only by solar energy.
IBM and IIT Madras collaborate to promote quantum computing in India
IBM and IIT Madras collaborate: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) and International Business Machines (IBM) have cooperated to improve quantum computing research and talent development in India. IIT Madras joins the IBM Quantum Network’s global membership of over 180 organisations through this agreement.
Los Angeles named September 17 as ‘Squid Game’ Day
The City of Los Angeles has officially designated September 17 Squid Game Day, in recognition of the South Korean Netflix series’ achievements. “Squid Game” was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards in July and is the first non-English language series to earn a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. It was also the first Korean and first non-English language series to win a Screen Actors Guild Award.
74th Primetime Emmy Awards 2022
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards were held, to mark some remarkable American television performances until mid-2022.
List of winners
|Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series||Jean Smart- Hacks|
|Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series||Jason Sudeikis- Ted Lasso|
|Outstanding comedy series||Ted Lasso|
|Outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series or a movie||Michael Keaton- Dopesick|
|Outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or a movie||Amanda Seyfried- The Dropout|
|Outstanding limited or anthology series||The White Lotus|
|Outstanding lead actress in a drama series||Zendaya- Euphoria|
|Outstanding lead actor in a drama series||Lee Jung-Jae- Squid Game|
|Outstanding drama series||Succession|
|Supporting actor in a comedy series||Brett Goldstein- Ted Lasso|
|Supporting actress in a comedy series||Sheryl Lee Ralph- Abbott Elementary|
|Guest actor in a drama series||Colman Domingo- Euphoria|
|Guest actress in a drama series||Lee You-mi- Squid Game|
|Supporting actor in a drama series||Matthew Macfadyen- Succession|
|Supporting actress in a drama series||Julia Garner- Ozark|
|Supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie||Murray Bartlett- The White Lotus|
|Supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie||Jennifer Coolidge- The White Lotus|
|Television movie||Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers|
|Guest actor in a comedy series||Nathan Lane- Only Murders in the Building|
|Guest actress in a comedy series||Laurie Metcalf- Hacks|
|Outstanding writing for a comedy series||Abbott Elementary- Quinta Brunson|
|Outstanding writing for a drama series||Succession- Jesse Armstrong|
|Outstanding writing for a limited or anthology series or movie||The White Lotus- Mike White|
|Outstanding writing for a variety series||Last Week Tonight With John Oliver|
|Outstanding writing for a variety special||Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel|
|Outstanding writing for a nonfiction program||Lucy And Desi|
|Outstanding competition program||Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls|
|Structured reality program||Queer Eye|
|Unstructured reality program||Love on the Spectrum|
|Host for a reality or competition program||RuPaul- RuPaul’s Drag Race|
|Variety sketch show||Saturday Night Live|
|Variety special (live)||The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre- Snoop Dogg- Mary J. Blige- Eminem- Kendrick Lamar And 50 Cent|
|Variety special (pre-recorded)||Adele: One Night Only|
|Short form comedy, drama or variety series||Carpool Karaoke: The Series|
|Short form nonfiction or reality series||Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Once Upon A Time In Late Night|
|Documentary or nonfiction special||George Carlin’s American Dream|
|Documentary or nonfiction series||The Beatles: Get Back|
|Exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking||When Claude Got Shot|
|Actor in a short form comedy or drama series||Tim Robinson- I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson|
|Actress in a short form comedy or drama series||Patricia Clarkson- State of the Union|
|Short-form animated program||Love- Death + Robots|
|Character voice-over performance||Chadwick Boseman- What If…?|
|Narrator||Barack Obama- Our Great National Parks|
|Hosted nonfiction series or special||Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy|
|Outstanding directing for a comedy series||Ted Lasso- MJ Delaney|
|Outstanding directing for a drama series||Squid Game- Hwang Dong-hyuk|
|Outstanding directing for a limited or anthology series or movie||The White Lotus- Mike White|
|Outstanding directing for a variety series||A Black Lady Sketch Show- Bridget Stokes|
|Outstanding directing for a variety of special||Adele: One Night Only- Paul Dugdale|
|Outstanding Directing for a documentary/nonfiction program||The Beatles: Get Back- Peter Jackson|
|Outstanding Directing for a reality program||Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls- Nneka Onuorah|