National Current Affairs – August 2022
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 t hird 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. You may also like