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Current Affairs – 30 August 2022

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International Whale Shark Day 2022: Aug 30

 International Whale Shark Day is observed on August 30, and to commemorate this occasion in (International Whale Shark Day 2022), try to understand the purpose. It is to raise awareness of the value of whale sharks and the need for their conservation. People can learn about the magnificent species on this day and take action to protect them on International Whale Shark Day 2022

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

PMJDY – National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes eight years of successful implementation. PMJDY is ensure access to financial services, namely, Banking/ Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, and Pension in an affordable manner.

Development of Enterprises and Services Hub (DESH) Bill 2022

A Workshop on Development of Enterprises and Services Hub (DESH) Bill, 2022 was organized by the Department of Commerce

National Small Industry Day: 30th August(MSME Sector)

In India, the National Small Industry Day is celebrated on 30 August every year, to support and promote small Industries for their overall growth potential and opportunities received for their development in the year. The day recognises the contribution of small industries to the country’s growth. The day is also an opportunity for the central and state governments to encourage and support small industries. These small businesses offer employment to a large number of people in India.

South Korea breaks its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate

South Korea has once again shattered its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate. South Korean women were estimated, based on 2021 data, to have an average of just 0.81 children over their lifetimes, down from 0.84 a year earlier. The number of newborns declined in 2021 to 260,600, which equates to about 0.5% of the population.

About South Korea:

  • South Korea Capital: Seoul;
  • South Korea Currency: South Korean Won;
  • South Korea Prime Minister: Han Duck-soo;
  • South Korea President: Yoon Seok-youl.

World’s first fleet of hydrogen passenger trains by Germany

The world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains was launched by Germany. The first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains has replaced 15 diesel trains that were previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in Lower Saxony, Germany. The engine of the trains is powered by electricity generated using hydrogen fuel cells.

India’s first time refers to the ‘militarisation’ of the Taiwan Strait by China

India has for the first time referred to what it called “the militarization of the Taiwan Strait”, marking a rare instance of New Delhi appearing to comment on China’s actions towards Taiwan. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka released a statement in which India accused China of “militarizing the Taiwan Strait.”The Taiwan Strait is a 180-kilometre wide strait separating the island of Taiwan and continental China (and Asia of course). The strait is part of the South China Sea and connects to the East China Sea to the north. 

NITI Aayog declared Haridwar as the best aspirational district in India

The NITI Aayog has declared the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand as the best aspirational district on five parameters. The letter by NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme director Rakesh Ranjan to Uttarakhand chief secretary SS Sandhu and the district collector of Haridwar underlines that the district has secured the first rank in basic infrastructure theme and has become entitled to receive an additional allocation of Rs 3 crore

That 5 parameters

  • Health & Nutrition (30%)
  • Education (30%)
  • Agriculture & Water Resources (20%)
  • Financial Inclusion & Skill Development (10%)
  • Infrastructure (10%)

PM Modi to inaugurate pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ on Sabarmati river

In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the pedestrian-only “Atal Bridge” over the Sabarmati River. PM Modi is at his home state for a two-day visit. Later, PM Modi made a spur-of-the-moment trip to the bridge. According to a press release, the Atal Bridge connects the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern end of the riverfront with the flower garden on the western end. Atal Bridge is nearly 300 metres long and 14 metres wide in the middle.

PM Modi Inaugurates Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Mohali

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 300-bed Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur, Mohali in Chandigarh. The Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre has been built at a cost of over ₹660 crores by the Tata Memorial Centre which is an aided institute under the Union Department of Atomic Energy. Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann was also present during the inaugural ceremony of the Bhabha Cancer Hospital.

India overtakes China and UK to become the world’s 10th largest life insurer

The most recent report tracking the performance of the industry by Benori Knowledge, a cutting-edge provider of custom research and analytics solutions, highlighted the life insurance sector’s growth at a CAGR of 11% from 2017-2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9% in the following five years. The COVID-19 pandemic’s unpredictability made it more important than ever for customers to spend money on items that would strengthen their financial security, one of which is life insurance.

World’s largest religious monument to open in West Bengal

The largest religious monument in the world, the Temple of Vedic Planetarium in West Bengal, which will serve as the headquarters of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), will also have the world’s biggest dome. The Vedic Planetarium will offer guests a tour of the various parts of the cosmic creation. The Temple of Vedic Planetarium is ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada’s vision and is apparently inspired by the design of the Capitol building in the United States.

Uttarakhand CM launched ‘CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the “Mukhyamantri Udyaman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana” on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Chief Minister Sports Development Fund will be established to be given financial benefits to the students according to accelerated rules

Under the scheme:

  • A sports scholarship of Rs 1500 per month will be given to budding sportspersons between the age group of eight to 14 years.
  • Every year a total of 3900 budding sportspersons will be given scholarships, which will include 1950 boys and 1950 girls.
  • After this, players of 14 to 23 years will also be given scholarships.
  • Malchang game will also be included in the game policy. Efforts will be made again to implement a 4 per cent reservation for sportspersons in government jobs as before.
  • The State Sports Award is being provided as well as the Himalayan Gems Sports Awards as well as Devbhoomi Uttarakhand Sports Ratna, and Devbhoomi Uttarakhand Dronacharya Awards.

About Uttarakhand:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami;
  • Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer);
  • Uttarakhand Governor:  Lt Gen Gurmit Singh.

Beijing Tops, Bengaluru 2nd In Asia-Pacific In Tech Hubs

Bengaluru ranks second in the Asia Pacific region in the top tech hubs list and is only behind China’s Beijing, according to a report by Cushman and Wakefield. The report, called ‘Tech Cities: The Global Intersection of Talent and Real Estate, studied as many as 115 different ‘tech cities across the globe. After Beijing and Bengaluru, the list has three other Indian cities, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Mumbai and Pune also made it to the top-10 list with the eighth and ninth positions in a list of 14 cities from the APAC



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