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The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from 16- 22 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 (16th – 22nd July) in Hindi


  • A two-day meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Groupon Cyber Security Cooperation is being organised in New Delhi
  • India introduced the certification of authenticity for jute products manufactured in India. logo “Jute Mark India”.
  • Ola Electric has unveiled the country’s first indigenously developed lithium-ion cell.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI):mobile app called “AadhaarFaceRd
  • First E-Waste Eco Park in India to be built in Delhi.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) penalty of Rs 1.67 crore on Ola Financial Services Private Limited
  • Space tech startup, Agnikul Cosmos India’s first-ever factory :3D-printed rocket engines in Chennai.
  • Nasscom Foundation and Google + Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP= “DigiVaani Call Center” project
  • Department of Consumer Affairs has launched “Jagriti”, a mascot : consumer Awareness
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras best educational institution | Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru is best university in India Rankings-2022
  • Margaret Alva : opposition’s candidate for Vice Presidential Election
  • SPRINT Challenges’, aimed at giving a boost to usage of indigeneous technology in the Indian Navy.
  • TIME Magazine :World’s Greatest Places of 2022 named India’s Ahmedabad (Gujarat), and Kerala among the 50
  • e-FIR serviceand the Uttarakhand police app by Uttrakhand Government.
  • In order to implement safety incident detection, metal and oil and gas companyVedanta +  Detect Technologies, a startup established at IIT Madras, deployed T-Pulse HSSE Monitoring System
  • 94th Foundation day of ICAR on 16 July
  • Mission Shakti : two sub-schemes ‘Sambal’ and ‘Samarthya’.: Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • In a National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) website is ranked first
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) : Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) with the same rates extended until March 31, 2024.
  • Kerala : first and the only state in India to have its own internet services through the Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON) Limited’s KFON project,
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi (RGCI)installed “SSI-Mantra”,  making robotic surgery accessible and affordable
  • The Paracin Open ‘A’ chess competition 2022 in Serbia won by young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa,
  • Indian GrandmasterAravindh Chithambaram has emerged winner in the 41st Villa De Benasque International Chess Open in Spain
  • BSF guards bangladesh border.
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation : Digiyatra Scheme
  • Digi Yatra Foundation (DYF) with initial shareholding of Airport Authority of India (AAI), Cochin International Airport (CIAL), Bangalore International Airport (BIAL), Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) & Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (HIAL).
  • Outreach program of export Potential for Agri Crops, Fruits & Vegetables” in Amravati, Maharashtra by APEDA
  • The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM)
  • NITI Aayog and the World Food Programme, India will launch the Mapping and Exchange of Good Practices initiative for mainstreaming millets in Asia and Africa.
  • 28 crore unorganised workers have been registered on e-Shram Portal( National Database of Unorganised Workers)
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs formulated a National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem- NAMASTE  scheme for cleaning of sewers and septic tank.
  • The third edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) with 66 unique indicators launched by NITI Aayog
  • Dr Kalam’s autobiography name ‘Wings of Fire’.
  • Ministry of Ayush, Government of India had implemented the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the National Ayush Mission (NAM) from the financial year 2015-16 to 2020-21 to promote the cultivation of Medicinal Plants throughout the country.
  • production of coarse cereals has increased from 276.5 lakh tonne in 2016-17 to 7 lakh tonne in 2021-22 (3rdAdvance Estimates)
  • Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), a subsidiary under Ministry of Skill Development
  • National Stock Exchange (NSE) Ashish Kumar Chauhan as its new managing director and CEO.
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation [National Statistical Office (NSO)] conducted a Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural Households
  • National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil palm (NMOOP) for Oilseeds & Oil palm development programme in this country was started in 2014-15
  • Veteran Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan : first person win a men’s skeet gold medal at an ISSF World Cup.
  • First mountain warfare training school established in NE by ITBP
  • Tamil Nadu tops the list of states so far as utilisation of funds of Smart City Mission |Uttar Pradesh is in the second position.
  • six-time Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe :9th President of Srilanka by the Parliament till 2024.
  • Henley Passport Index 2022: Three Asian nations Japan, Singapore and South Korea bagged the top three positions : India is ranked 87th
  •  Andhra Pradesh State Wildlife Department :first-ever study of blackbucks along Godavari
  • “BEYOND THE MISTY VEIL”, Temple Tales of Uttarakhand written by Ms Aradhana Johri
  •  New “payments in chat” feature on Instagram.
  •  RBI imposed a number of limitations on Mumbai-based Raigad Sahakari Bank, including a withdrawal cap of Rs 15,000 per customer.
  • DBS Bank has been recognized as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney
  • National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021
  • Vineet Saran :BCCI ethics officer and ombudsman.
  • Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped the third edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index,
  • IBBI Chairperson : Ravi Mittal
  • Jayanti Prasadas a Whole-time Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  • Freedom fighter and the only last witness of Dandi Kutch Narsinhbhai Patel has passed away
  • RattanIndia Power announced hiring Brijesh Gupta as its new managing director.
  • ISRO is in the process of developing indigenous capabilities towards space tourism through the demonstration of human space flight capability to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
  • Emergency Response Support System (ERSS): (GoI) initiative to integrate an emergency response system with a single emergency number 112. Himachal Pradesh first state to connect 100% of vehicle to EMRSS.
  • Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council’s report titled, India BioEconomy Report 2022,
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prescribed the following four-tier regulatory structure with differentiated regulatory prescriptions for urban cooperative banks (UCBs)
    • Tier-I: All unit UCBs and salary earners’ UCBs, irrespective of deposit size, and all other UCBs with deposits of up to Rs100 crore
    • Tier-II: UCBs with deposits of more than Rs 100 crore and up to Rs 1,000 crore
    • Tier III: UCBs with deposits of over Rs 1,000 crore and up to Rs 10,000 crore
    • Tier-IV: UCBs with deposits of over Rs 10,000 crore
    • The differentiated regulatory approach was mainly recommended for key parameters such as net worth, Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR), branch expansion and exposure limits.

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