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GA Topper Series : Weekly Factsheet

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from 23- 29 July 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the GA Topper Series Quiz. Links are provided in the end. Please let us know if you want these kinds of articles for revision in the comment section.

 

Weekly Factsheet in Hindi 

 

  • Kuwait’s Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al Salem as a new Prime Minister.
  • Flipkart agreement with the Bihar State Skill Development Mission to start the Supply Chain Operations Academy (SCOA) projects.
  • Rajarshi Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh.
  • World Brain Day on every July 22 theme “Brain Health for all”
  • Go Digit General Insurance is the first insurer to offer a ‘pay as you drive’ (PAYD) add-on feature for motor insurance own damage (OD) policies.
  • India and Namibia Sign Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Biodiversity Utilization Agreement: Cheetahs reintroduction, into the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh (MP)
  • NITI Aayog releases its report on digital banks, titled ‘Digital Banks: A proposal for Licensing and Regulatory Regime for India’
  • Government of India USD 200 million (around Rs. 1600 Crore) through the World Bank (WB) for the Himachal Pradesh (HP) Power Sector Development Program.
  • Airports Authority of India(AAI) Leh Airport in Ladakh, is being built as India’s first carbon-neutral airport.
  • European Investment Bank (EIB), joined the India-led Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  • The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved 5 new projects, worth USD 875 million, for water, sanitation, eco-tourism and transport.
  • NASSCOM +Google+ Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) :DigiVaani Call Center
  • Rajkiran Rai G, MD at the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID).
  • “Varuna” -India’s first indigenous human passenger drone
  • International Moon Day : 20 July to commemorate the anniversary of the first landing of the lunar surface by humans on July 20, 1969, with the United States’ Apollo 11 mission
  • 163rd anniversary of Income Tax Day was observed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT): 24 July 2022
  • The World Fragile X Awareness Dayis marked on 22 July every year
  • Dinesh Gunawardena 15th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • Neeraj Chopra on winning Silver Medal at World Championships in Men’s Javelin. Anderson Peters of Greneda won gold.
  • Kamal Haasan, Golden Visa by the United Arab Emirates.
  • “In the Shadow of a Legend: Dilip Kumar” by author Faisal Farooqui
  • CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram, will host an International Conference on CASM 2022.
  • Max Verstappen of Red Bull :first place at French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard.
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) : report  ‘Youth in India 2022’
  • India’s first-of-its-kind Brain Health Clinic(BHC) was inaugurated  at Jayanagar General Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • The motto of AIR is ‘Bahujan Hitaya: Bahujan Sukhaya’ and has the purpose of educating, informing and entertaining the masses.
  • Adani Sportsline,  official partner with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 in England, Hangzhou
  • National Broadcasting Day is annually celebrated on July 23 in India
  • Vodafone Idea:Akshay Moondra, CEO
  • Vinayak Pai : managing director of TATA Projects
  • Sports Authority of India (SAI) :new initiative to cheer for Team India, :campaign “Create for India”
  • India gave the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees  USD 2.5 million in a signing ceremony at UNRWA headquarters in East Jerusalem.
  • US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) : General Manoj Mukund & General Jim Mattis : gave prizes for public service and global leadership to those who had a significant impact on advancing connections between the US and India
  • Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur has launched “NIRMAN” Accelerator Programme,
  • One97 Communications is parent company of Paytm: Nakul Jain as the CEO of Paytm Payments Services Ltd (PPSL).
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced a new A+ category for its umpires and Nitin Menon,
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI), has amended the Flag Code of India 2002, to allow the tricolour to be displayed in open and on individual houses or buildings throughout the day and night
  • Bal Raksha mobile app: creating awareness of pediatric preventive healthcare through Ayurveda intervention amongst parents.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 96.3 million(~Rs.770 crores) loan to provide safe drinking water, sanitation services and improve water supply in Himachal Pradesh
  • World In-Vitro Fertilization ( IVF ) Day :25th July to commemorate the birth of Louise Joy Brown, the World’s first IVF baby
  • Burhanpur district in Madhya Pradesh becomes the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified district also called the ‘Darwaza of Dakhin’
  • The World Health Organisation has declared the global monkeypox outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ (PHEIC).
    Supreme Court has accepted the report of the Banthia Commission :for political reservation for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes in the Local Bodies’ Elections in the state.
  • 36th National Games, Gujarat 2022 in six cities of Gujarat. The six cities include Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
  • 36th National Games, Gujarat 2022:A logo depicts the Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the Gir Asiatic Lion. The tagline of the event is “Celebrating Unity Through Sports”.
  • 68th National Film Awards were announced at the National Media Centre in New Delhi :organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
  • The Best Actor award shared by Suriya and Ajay Devgn.
  • The Best Actress award bagged by Actress Aparna Balamurali.
  • National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi is organizing a festival “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – 22nd Bharat Rang Mahotsav, 2022.
  • Jerusalem Declaration also refers to the Israeli-Palestinian relations:A joint declaration on US-Israeli strategic cooperation has been signed by President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
  • The city of Varanasi will be declared the first Cultural and Tourism Capital of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • first all-women-run financial institution in the cooperative sector : Rajasthan
  • Kerala government has made the decision to start initiatives to promote full digital literacy in the State.
  • Former Northern Irish first minister David Trimble :Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.passed away
  • Oscar-nominated director Bob Rafelson passes away
  • Assamese litterateur and winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Atulananda Goswami, passed away.
  • Marathi writer Anant Yashwant Khare, better known as Nanda Khare, has passed away
  • 329 tigers in India perished in the past three years as a result of poaching, natural disasters
  • iDEX inked its 100th contract with Pacify Medical Technologies Pvt Ltd in New Delhi.
  • World Athletics Championships held in America for the 1stTeam USA : 33 medals | India came up at number 33 overall and fourth in Asia
  • Moods, Moments and Memories…’ has a collection of rarely seen images of the former presidents of India from 1950-2017.
  • The First Citizen’ has pictorial records of President Kovind’s term.
  • ‘Interpreting Geometries – Flooring of Rashtrapati Bhavan’
  • Haryana :‘Smart E-Beat’ system for police attendance and real-time monitoring of patrolling
  • RBI permitted bidders for IDBI Bank to own more than 40%.
  • HCL Technologies’ Chairperson, Roshni Nadar Malhotra:richest woman in India, third edition of ‘Kotak Private Banking Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women List’. 2nd  Nykaa-owner Falguni Nayar, 3rd  Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon

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