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General Awareness : Weekly Factsheet 6-12 August 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from 6- 12 August 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the General Awareness 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 6-12 August 2022 in Hindi

 

  • United Kingdom (175) and Mexico (142) have the maximum Ramsar sites whereas Bolivia spans the largest area with 148,000 sq km under the Convention protection.
  •  Ravinder Takkar, (MD) and CEO of telecom operator Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi)
  • UNFOLD 2022 will be hosted in Bangalore by CoinDCX.
  • Web 3.0, is based on the concept of creating a totally decentralized ecosystem.
  •  Indian Army and the US Army : 18th edition military exercise “Yudh Abhyas”
  • Goa Police declared that it had inked an agreement (MoU) with Level-1 blockchain network 5ire.
  • Ministry of Culture, for greater outreach of Amrit Mahotsav named ‘Badhe Chalo’.
  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H), as a subordinate office under Ministry of Ayush
  • World’s largest floating solar plant is set to be built on Omkareshwar Dam in Narmada River at Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh (MP)
  • August Revolution/ August Kranti/ Quit India Movement : 8 August 1942
  • National Handloom Day is observed annually on the 7th of August  theme 2022 is ”Handloom, an Indian legacy”.
  • Women officers in the Indian Navy made history when they flew a Dornier 228 on the first-ever all-female autonomous maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea
  • A tiny satellite launch vehicle will be sent from Sriharikota by the Indian Space Research Organization on called “Azaadi SAT.”
  • Uttarakhand government has decided to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each of the 13 districts in the state.
  • Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)” programme :Haryana
  • NASA made the first multispectral maps of Mars available
  • Arunachal Pradesh has given the name of ‘Donyi Polo Airport’ to its third airport
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar has won India’s Vice Presidential election 2022, defeating Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.
    Union Government of India has set the target to eliminate Kala-azar from country by 2023. India’s target is way ahead than World Health Organisation (WHO)’s target of eliminating the disease by 2030.
  • Kala Azar is also called as Leishmaniasis.. The disease is caused due to parasite called Leishmania. This parasite is transmitted via bite of sand flies.
  • Indian American from Virginia, Aarya Walvekar has crowned Miss India USA in 2022 in New Jersey.
  • FPI: Foreign Portfolio Investment
  • SEBI has constituted a 15-member committee to increase foreign investment. The advisory committee constituted by SEBI is called the ‘FPI Advisory Committee’
  • Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama was honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award, the highest civilian honour of Ladakh.
  • Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Uttar Pradesh government :‘Panchamrut Yojana’ will help to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income.
  • The 12th edition of DefExpo – India’s flagship exhibition on Land, Naval and Homeland Security systems – will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022.
  • Indian Army in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India has launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme
  • Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change  : central sector scheme “Creation of Management Structures for Hazardous Substances”
  • South Korea’s first-ever lunar mission, The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter(KPLO) (nicknamed Danuri), was launched
  • Japan commemorates the 9th of August every year as Nagasaki day.
  • World Biofuel Day:10 August World Lion Day : 10th August.
  • Google has launched ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of Independence.  “themed on the unwavering and undying spirit of India over these past 75 years”
  • Indian Army has conducted a pan-India satellite communication exercise named ‘Ex Skylight’
  • Mastercard is set to replace Paytm as the title sponsor for all international and domestic cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Government of Telangana has introduced the “Nethanna Ku Bima” Scheme,
  • Published by Rupa Publications India, ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’ is written by intellectuals and eminent citizens including Sudha Murty, Sadhguru, Nandan Nilekani, Amish Tripathi, among others.
  • 13th  Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “Ex Vajra Prahar 2022” at Bakloh of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Maharashtra 22nd ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ at Rabindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai.
  • The Chenab Bridge is the world’s highest railway bridge, which is located in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) completed 3 years of its operation on August 9, 2019. Assam being the last state (36th) to join the initiative in June 2022.
  • Famous content creator Deepak Singh has authored a new book titled “BRAVO YADAV – Journey of Honorary Captain Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav India’s Youngest Param Vir Chakra Recipient”,
  • India’s Former International Athlete PV Kamaraj, who was a part of the 4x400m Indian men’s relay team that won bronze at the 1979 Asian Championships in Tokyo, Japan, has passed
  • Tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement
  • Birmingham 2022 CWG was the first carbon neutral CWG.
  • The official motto of Birmingham 2022 was ‘Games for Everyone
  • The Emblem was a blue and yellow ‘B’ which is meant to link the venues of the sporting events to be held as part of the games.
  • The mascot for the 2022 Birmingham CWG was ‘Perry’, a multi-coloured jazzy bull with an athletic build.
  • Kerala’s based entrepreneur Sangeetha Abhayan, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of eweworld.com(Shakthiewe Pvt. Ltd), has won the World Women Entrepreneurs’ Award
  • Indian Men’s Football Team(The Blue Tigers) captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2021-2022 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men’s Footballer of the Year In the Women’s Category, Manisha Kalyan bagged her maiden award for the 2021-22 season
  • RBI set norms for the Small Finance Banks (SFBs) to become Authorized Dealer (AD) Category-I in Foreign Exchange (forex) Business. As per the RBI’s norms, SFBs who have completed two years of operations in Authorized Dealer (AD) Category-II and have a minimum net worth of Rs 500 crore can deal in foreign exchange.
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved additional investment of USD 1,600 million (about Rs. 12,000 crore) by Bharat PetroResources Ltd. (BPRL) for development of BM-SEAL-11 Concession Project in Brazil.

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