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  • Haryana government launched Cheerag scheme for EWS students
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) signed an MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration
  • Andhra Pradesh govt signed an MoU with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) for an integrated land management system
  • Goa CM announced to implement 100% NEP in higher education from next academic year
  • Indian Army signed an MoU with the Drone Federation of India (DFI) to accelerate drone technology for frontline soldiers
  • LIC enters Fortune 500 list, Reliance jumps 51 places
  • Parliament passed National Anti-Doping Bill 2021
  • World’s largest floating solar power plant to be built in Madhya Pradesh
  • Russia becomes India’s third-largest coal supplier in July month
  • India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites; now a total of 64 sites in the country
  • Ministry of Culture released the third comic book
  • Adani Enterprises partnered with Israel Innovation Authority to cooperate in technological innovations
  • IISc Bengaluru signed an MoU with the Indian Navy for collaborative aviation research
  • Blockchain network fire signed an MoU with Goa Police to implement a smart policing solution
  • Airbus signed an agreement with GMR Group for aircraft maintenance engineering
  • India achieved milestones with over 75,000 start-ups recognized so far
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of a stake in IDFC by Bandhan Fin Holdings
  • Centre launched State University Research Excellence scheme
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated six National Highway projects in Madhya Pradesh
  • Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the 4th ONGC Para Games in New Delhi
  • IOC signed an MoU with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for Cheetah relocation from Africa to India
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed an MoU with Bangladesh for an emergency supply of petroleum goods
  • National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) partnered with Hindustan Unilever Limited to develop entrepreneurial skills
  • Amazon signed an agreement with Indian Railways to boost the delivery of packages
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated the Badi Sadri-Mavli gauge converted rail section
  • Karnataka government announced various welfare programmes on completing one year
  • Odisha signed an MoU with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the upcoming ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave 2022.
  • Reliance Jio top bidder with Rs 88,078 crore bid for 5G
  • TATA steel to invest Rs 3000 cr in developing seating systems for new Vande Bharat Trains
  • West Bengal to get seven new districts, total now 30
  • India observed the Chabahar Day conference with an emphasis on linkage with Central Asia
  • Kerala launched the eggs and milk scheme for Anganwadi children
  • ReNew signed an MoU with the Egypt government to set up a green hydrogen plant in Egypt
  • Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to present Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Awards
  • Mastercard replaced Paytm as BCCI’s title sponsor
  • IIT-M launched ‘Nilekani Centre’ to promote Indian language technology
  • Sports Department of Punjab to hold ‘Khed Mela’ from August 29
  • Tamil Nadu government launched the ‘Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme
  • Savitri Jindal becomes the richest woman in Asia
  • PM Modi inaugurated the first All India District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) Meet
  • Chhattisgarh CM launched ‘Mahtari Nyay Rath’ for women’s rights awareness
  • Reliance, Ola and Rajesh Exports signed an agreement for battery manufacturing
  • Rajasthan signed an MoU with Telangana to set up a women’s bank
  • Singapore emerged as the top country with the highest FDI in India in FY22
  • Gujarat becomes the first state to launch a semiconductor policy
  • PM Modi lays the foundation stone of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • PM Modi launched Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme
  • Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) signed an MoU with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to boost inter-island connectivity
  • Indian and Malaysian bodies signed an MoU to promote palm oil.
  • Union Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the conference on drug trafficking
  • The Union government awarded the Gl tag to Mithila Makhana
  • Castle partnered with Yes Bank for digital escrow services
  • GMR Group launched the Blockchain Centre of Excellence for airports
  • Union Minister Amit Shah chaired the 23rd meeting of the Central Zonal Council in Bhopal
  • S Jaishankar unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Paraguay
  • Jitendra Singh launched India’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus in Pune
  • Chhattisgarh government to set up 300 rural industrial parks in the state
  • Puducherry CM presented Rs 10,696.61 crore tax-free budget
  • India’s 1st space observatory to come up in Uttarakhand
  • India’s first portal on arrested narco offenders NIDAAN (National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco offenders) gets operational
  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) signed an MoU with Chhattisgarh Government to set up a regional testing lab
  • Scotland museum signed an agreement with the Indian government to return seven ancient artefacts to India
  • Assam CM launched the ‘Vidya Rath – School on Wheels’ project.
  • India’s first indigenous monkeypox test kit launched
  • Jharkhand becomes the first state in the country to distribute Seed to Farmers via Blockchain Tech
  • Chandigarh airport to be named after Bhagat Singh
  • Rajasthan government to inaugurate tech centre for graduates
  • Thai Public Broadcasting Service signed an MoU with Prasar Bharati
  • 4th India-Philippines Strategic Dialogue held in Manila
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to open its first overseas marketing office in Malaysia
  • Goa becomes the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State in the country
  • Mandla becomes the country’s first fully ‘functionally literate’ district
  • Shiprocket becomes India’s 106th unicorn
  • UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme completed 5 years successfully
  • Maharashtra declared ‘Dahi Handi’ an official sport
  • 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore in January 2023
  • Defence forces, RBI & PM Office Most Trusted Institutions: a survey by Ipsos India
  • Border Road Organization (BRO) to build the first steel slag road in Arunachal Pradesh
  • ONGC signed an agreement with ExxonMobil for deep-water exploration in India
  • India’s first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Make India No. 1’ mission
  • Kerala launched the lucky bill app to curb GST evasion
  • Amit Shah inaugurated National Security Strategies Conference in New Delhi
  • Centre launched Paalan 1000 campaign and a parenting app to focus on child health
  • Arunachal Pradesh launched drone-based health services
  • Odisha Cabinet approved Rs 2808.39 crore for Millets Mission
  • Kolkata to host India International Seafood Show 2023
  • WPI inflation eases to 13.93% in July 2022
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) invited innovative solutions for the insurance sector
  • Indian Railways launched ‘Operation Yatri Suraksha’
  • Defence forces, RBI & PM Office Most Trusted Institutions: a survey by Ipsos India
  • The world’s highest railway bridge ‘Golden joint’ was inaugurated on Chenab in J&K
  • Agasthyamalai declared as fifth elephant reserve of Tamil Nadu
  • The Centre has revised the Atal Pension Yojana rules
  • India to start supplying petrol with 20% ethanol from April 2023
  • Odisha Government signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for protecting the coastline
  • India added 11 more wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites; now a total of 75 Ramsar sites
  • Bharat Biotech completed trials for India’s first intranasal vaccine
  • J&K Government launched Village Defence Guards Scheme
  • Assam CM launched 1,000 model Anganwadi centres
  • Defence Expo to be held in Gandhinagar from Oct 18 to 22
  • Google launched ‘India Ki Udaan’ to celebrate 75 years of independence
  • Telangana launched the ‘Nethanna Ku Bima’ Scheme for weavers
  • Samudrayaan’s mission was to send humans 6,000 meters deep into the ocean
  • Microsoft becomes the first company to join the ONDC network
  • Maharashtra Governor inaugurated 22nd ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav
  • Amit Shah launched the onboarding of cooperatives on the GeM portal
  • PM Modi dedicated 2nd Generation Ethanol Plant in Panipat
  • PM Modi inaugurated the ‘Smriti Van’ Earthquake Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat
  • Jitendra Singh unveiled a dedicated website to give a further boost to the Coastal Clean-Up Campaign
  • Sports Ministry organized the ‘Meet the Champion’ initiative
  • India and Tanzania decided to set up a task force for defence cooperation
  • Uttarakhand CM launched ‘CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parley for the Oceans to save seas from pollution
  • IIT Madras partnered with Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) to develop boxing analytics software
  • PCIM&H signed an agreement with the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission to promote ‘One Herb, One Standard
  • Telangana Al Mission’s 4 startups to represent India at G20 DIN
  • India & Mauritius 3rd Joint Committee Meeting held in New Delhi
  • TVS Motor acquire a 48% stake in DriveX for 85 crores
  • India & Bangladesh Joint River Commission meeting held in New Delhi
  • India’s first 3D-printed post office to come up in Bengaluru
  • Anang Tal Lake was declared a monument of national importance
  • PM Modi participated in Khadi Utsav in Ahmedabad
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to spend Rs 2 lakh crore for net-zero target by 2046
  • Nagaland gets its 2nd railway station in 119 years
  • AirAsia India becomes the first Airline to use CAE’s AI Training System
  • NITI Aayog to establish 500 Atal Tinkering Labs in Jammu and Kashmir
  • All 23 AIIMS to be named after local heroes, monuments
  • National Conference of Labour Ministers to be held in Andhra Pradesh
  • Anurag Thakur launched ‘Azadi Quest’ online educational mobile games
  • Google announced a programme for 100,000 developers in India
  • Bangladesh signed a contract with India for two railway projects
  • UP government to develop Kannauj as a perfume tourism destination
  • Haridwar declared the best aspirational district in India – NITI Aayog
  • Rail Tel partnered with CloudExtel to launch India’s first shared Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • AAI signed an MoU with Sweden’s LFV Air Navigation Services to explore smart aviation solutions
  • India nominated Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s list
  • India signed an agreement with ADB to improve the water supply in Himachal Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu government signed with five companies in the leather and footwear sector
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) commenced its first Cow dung based Compressed Biogas Project
  • Karnataka government signed an MoU with Isha Outreach to boost agriculture
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to attend SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting
  • IIT Guwahati developed a new method to produce sugar substitute Xylitol
  • Royal Enfield partnered with UNESCO to promote the cultural heritage of India
  • Union Government launched ‘Rashtriya Puruskar Portal
  • Union MoS Darshana Jardosh inaugurated Silk Mark Expo in New Delhi
  • India signed an MoU with Iran for the smooth movement of seafarers
  • SIDBI partnered with Tata Power’s TPRMG (TP Renewable Microgrid) to foster green entrepreneurs
  • PM Modi to dedicate health facilities to the nation
  • IREDA signed an MoU with Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Ltd (MAHAPREIT) to provide loans for green energy projects
  • Rajkiran Rai was appointed as MD of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID)
  • The government extended the tenure of Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) chief VG Somani by three months
  • Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) recommended Mohammad Mustafa as a Chairman of NABARD
  • Anuj Poddar appointed as MD & CEO of Bajaj Electricals elevates
  • The government re-appointed Ajay Bhalla as Union Home Secretary for one year
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma reappointed as MD and CEO of Paytm
  • Rajesh Verma appointed as Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu
  • Debashish Mohanty was appointed as Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII)
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurated National Seminar on ‘Introspection: Armed Forces Tribunal’ in New Delhi
  • India and China participate in Vostok-2022 held in Russia
  • Vietnam & India bilateral army exercise VINBAX-2022 concluded at Chandimandir, Haryana
  • IAF to participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2022
  • HAL delivered Crew Module Fairing to ISRO for Gaganyaan
  • Netanyahu’s autobiography ‘Bibi: My Story’ is to be out in November 2022
  • Satyendra Prakash was appointed as Principal DG of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)
  • Sujoy Lal Thaosen took over the additional charge of DG of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Noise appointed Vaani Kapoor as brand ambassador for its new smartwatch
  • IFS officer Shweta Singh appointed as Director of PMO
  • Justice Uday U Lalit to be the 49th Chief Justice of India
  • Auguste Tano Kouam was appointed as World Bank’s Country Director for India
  • Suresh N Patel appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner
  • Ravinder Takkar appointed as Chairman of Vodafone Idea
  • Ranjit Rath appointed as CMD of Oil India Limited
  • Nalin Negi appointed as CFO of BharatPe
  • Centre approved cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba’s one-year extension
  • Jagdeep Dhankar elected as the vice president of India
  • Inderjit Camotra appointed as MD & CEO of Unity SF Bank
  • Kalaiselvi was appointed as the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Gopal Vittal was re-appointed as managing director of Airtel
  • Rishabh Pant appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand
  • Argentina’s Guillermo Pablo Rios was appointed as head of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
  • The government re-appointed 4 independent directors; Satish Kashinath Marathe, Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Revathy Iyer, and Sachin Chaturvedi on the central board of RBI
  • The government appointed 11 new High Court Judges in Punjab & Haryana
  • Indian Army launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme
  • India and USA commenced joint exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2022
  • India conducted a bilateral exercise ‘Udarashakti’ with Malaysia
  • ISRO launched India’s 1st virtual space museum named SPARK
  • Dalai Lama honoured with Ladakh’s highest civilian award
  • Prof Ramadhar becomes first Indian psychologist on US Heritage Wall of Fame
  • Aarya Walvekar crowned Miss India USA 2022
  • Marina Tabassum won Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Shashi Tharoor received France’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
  • 1082 Police personnel were awarded Police Medals in 2022
  • Samir V. Kamat appointed as Chirman of DRDO
  • First-of-its-kind naval shooting range inaugurated at INS Karna
  • DRDO & Indian Navy successfully test fire indigenous VL-SRSAM from Chandipur
  • India’s 1st IAC Vikrant is to be commissioned on September 2
  • India and USA joint exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ concluded in Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajnath Singh approved the third Positive Indigenization List
  • Former VP M Venkaiah Naidu launched the book ‘New India: Selected Writings 2014-19’
  • ‘India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi – A Brief History‘ written by Pulapre Balakrishnan to be launched.

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