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Weekly factsheet for 12-17 September 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from  12-17 September 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the General Awareness Quiz . Links are provided in the end. 

  • United Nations Day for South-South CooperationSeptember 12
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga organized Himalayan Diwas on September 09,
  • Rajasthan government : to provide 100 days of employment to needy families in urban areas on the lines of the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA.
  • HDFC Bank :Bank on Wheel’ van in Gujarat.
  • Axis Bank-PayNearby collaborate: A top executive of Axis Bank stated that partnerships like the one with branchless banking network
  • According to Fortune India’s list of ‘India’s Richest’ for 2022, Gautam Adani richest
  • UNGA approved Volker Türk of Austria to be the global body’s Human Rights Chief
  • NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), launched India’s first National Electric Freight Platform- E-FAST India (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport-India)
  • Admiral Sunil Lanba has been conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award,
  • Bihar :India’s longest rubber dam ‘Gayaji Dam’ on the Falgu River in Gaya
  • Odisha government : rainwater harvesting scheme named ‘Community Harnessing and Harvesting Rainwater Artificially from Terrace to Aquifer (CHHATA)
  • King Charles III ascends to the throne of the United Kingdom
  • International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022  in Greater Noida.
  • China :first fully solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named : Qimingxing-50
  • An international research team has just announced the discovery of two “super-Earth” planets orbiting LP 890-9, a small, cool star 
  • Indian Navy launched Taragiri, the Third Stealth Frigate of P17A in Mumbai, Maharashtra by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL).
  • Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Justice Mr. Munishwar Nath Bhandari :Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
  • Formula One Italian Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen.
  • 4th Cyber Crime Investigation and Intelligence Summit-2022 organised by the Madhya Pradesh Police.
  •  Union Cabinet had approved a policy on long-term leasing of Railways’ land as well as a proposal to develop 300 Gati Shakti cargo terminals over the next five years.
  • 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Samarkand in Uzbekistan
  • The SETU(Supporting Entrepreneurs in Transformation and Upskilling) initiative : to connect Indian entrepreneurs with investors in the US
  • Dr. Kalubhai: Science behind Surya Namaskar
  • Pavan C Lall, book titled ‘Forging Mettle: Nrupender Rao and the Pennar Story,
  • According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) rules for data protection, PhonePe declared that it had tokenized 14 million credit and debit cards
  • Former director general – Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Braj Basi Lal Passed away
  • Former Chief Justice of India Kamal Narain Singh passed away
  • All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the Ministry of Ayush, has launched the Ayurveda Day 2022 programme.
  • Khadi India organised an Exhibition and a Fashion Show ‘Aheli Khadi’ at NIFT Gandhinagar
  • HPCL and the Indian Army  implementing a CSR project to coach and mentor less privileged girl students : project is known as ‘Kargil Ignited Minds’,
  • Indian Army’s Kharga Corps and the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted a joint exercise ‘Gagan strike’ in Punjab.
  • HSBC committed Rs 125 crore over the next 5 years to support green causes like wetland conservation and energy transition projects in India.
  • Max Life Insurance Company Ltd has launched ‘Smart Flexi Protect Solution’, 
  • The month of September is recognized as International PCOS Awareness Month.
  • US Air Force Global Strike Command successfully test-fired Minuteman III (Minuteman III ICBM) missile
  • Operation London Bridge is the planning of events in the UK following the death of the head of state
  • Norway central bank develops National digital currency using Ethereum
  • City of Los Angeles : September 17 Squid Game Day
  • Uttar Pradesh :first state in India to construct 8,642 Amrit Sarovar (Lakes) in India.
  • The military camp at Kibithu Garrison,  in Arunachal Pradesh, renamed as ‘Gen Bipin Rawat military garrison’.
  • Army Chief General Manoj Pande visited the Ladakh sector to review Exercise Parvat Prahar
  • Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is set to be appointed the 14th Attorney General for India again after KK Venugopal
  • Shahrukh Khan : ambassador of Burjheel Holdings
  • National Defense MSME Conclave and Exhibition in Kota, Rajasthan.
  • World dairy summit : Greater Noida
  • SCO summit : Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • HDFC Bank,  first bank in the country to issue an Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) in partnership with National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
  • The 2021 Global Estimates for Modern Slavery, which was recently released by the International Labour Organization (ILO),
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have jointly published a report titled “Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report”.
  • Andhra Pradesh has ranked one on the list of states in attracting industrial investments i
  • Delhi : ‘country’s first virtual school’ called the ‘Delhi Model Virtual School’,
  • Roger Federer Retirement:  following the Laver Cup in London.
  • Robin Uthappa has announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket
  • Virat Kohli :the first cricketer who have notched up 50 million followers on Twitter.
  • Rahul Sharma, an Indian spinner, has declared his retirement from both local and international cricket.
  • Indore to become the country’s first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’:
  • India has launched Joint Whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’, with Denmark at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Copenhagen.
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) : Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 to protect the child rights and other related matters in the country.
  • P.C. Balasubramanian (PC Bala) authored  book “Rajini’s Mantras: Life lessons from India’s most­loved Superstar”
  • world’s largest museum of Harappan culture is coming up in Rakhigarhi in Haryana
  • Google acquire Mandiant: Google for $5.4 billion acquired Cybersecurity company Mandiant
  • Twitter announced the availability of Twitter Circle
  • ANGAN 2022 organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, in collaboration with Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) under the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)
  • Eight African cheetahs are all set to move from Namibia into their new habitat at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, the five female and three male cheetahs
  • Dr Laurie Marker, who has been an advisor to the Indian government on the cheetah relocation project
  • Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India’s 76th Chess GrandMaster
  • Chainalysis published its global crypto adoption index for 2022 :India ranking fourth in the list, two spots down from last year ,the global index is led by Vietnam for the second consecutive year
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in West Bengal’s Darjeeling
  • World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on 17 September
  • In India, Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year.
  • World Ozone Day or the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on the 16th of September
  • India is going to have its first Forest University:Telangana
  • Jharkhand has become the third state after Bihar and Odisha in eastern India to have Food Security Atlas for its rural areas.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of 100 percent equity of (Billdesk) by PayU Payments.
  • Kantar’s BrandZ report said: IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services became India’s most valuable brand in 2022,
  • CSIR’s popular science magazine “Vigyan Pragati” : National Rajbhasha Kirti Award
  • SEBI chief M. Damodaran to examine and suggest appropriate measures to address regulatory issues to scale up investments by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE).
  • BVR Subrahmanyam (lAS) new Chairman & Managing Director of the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO).
  • Sanjay Kumar Rakesh :managing director of the CSC e-Governance

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