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Weekly factsheet for 13- 19 August 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from 13-19th 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.

  • Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios : Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
  • UMEED Market Place as part of the AVSAR Scheme of the Airport Authority of India launched
  • Microsoft andMinistry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will work together on a programme to teach its digital toolkit to almost 2.5 million civil servants.
  • Kerala Government is set to launch a mobile app called ‘Lucky Bill App’ to curb GST Evasion.
  • ISRO launches virtual museum ‘SPARK’ making a digital platform for people to interact with missions related to ISRO.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the licence of Pune-based Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd as the lender does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  • M1xchange (TReDs platform), a marketplace for discounting trade receivables, and HDFC Bank have partnered to provide small businesses’ access to financing at competitive interest rates.
  • Rishabh Pant was appointed as the State Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand.
  • Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan. named Khayyam into orbit by the Soyuz rocket
  • London home of Dadabhai Naoroji will get a ‘Blue Plaque’, an honour that is reserved for notable personalities who have lived and worked in London.
  • An Indian American journalist, Uma Pemmaraju has passed away at the age of 64.
  • Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) + Seafood Exporters’ Association of India (SEAI) : 23rd edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) in Kolkata
  • Piyush Goyal : new CEO of NATGRID (National Intelligence Grid).
  • India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make a total of 75 such sites covering an area of 13,26,677 hectares in the country.
  • Tamil Nadu notified Agasthyamalai Elephant Reserve as its 5th Elephant Reserve
  • Muthoot Finance Limited won ‘Best Growth Performance Award’ at Dun & Bradstreet’s 22nd edition of ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’ corporate awards under the category of Financial Institutions (FIs) / Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) / Financial Services.
  • Madhya Pradesh (MP) para athlete Pooja Ojha won the silver medal in VL1 Women’s 200m Race at the 2022 ICF(International Canoe Federation) Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships
  • World Organ Donation Day : 13th of August to raise awareness of the need for donating organs and to thank donors for their life-saving contributions.
  • International Lefthanders Day :13 August to mark the uniqueness of the left-handed people around the world.
  • Meghalaya :2nd edition of the North East Olympics 2022 in Shillong
  • India’s first saline water lantern, ‘Roshini’
  • India has contributed four lakh US dollars to four Voluntary Trust Funds as part of its commitment to global promotion and protection of human rights and support for United Nations Human Rights.
  • Indian Oil Corporation will contribute Rs 50 crore as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to Project Cheetah, which aims to introduce the African cheetah in India.
  • Launched in 2018, the Aspirational Districts programme aims to quickly and effectively transform 112 most under-developed districts across the country.
  • Malaysia’s men’s hockey tournament, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022  in Ipoh.
  • Satish Kashinath Marathe, Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Revathy Iyer, and Sachin Chaturvedi have all been renominated non-official directors on the RBI’s central board or central board of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Indian Olympic Association has been directed by the Delhi High Court to set up a three-member Committee of Administrators(CoA) to take over its affairs. It will comprise former Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner Dr S.Y Quraishi, and former Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup.
  • Researchers in Hyderabad have successfully 3D-printed an artificial cornea (3D-printed Human Cornea) by researchers from the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H), and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
  • Simon Stiell as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) disease is caused by a virus called the Capripoxvirus


Weekly factsheet for 13- 19 August 2022 in Hindi


    • World Humanitarian Day is commemorated every year on 19 August.
    • World Photography Day is observed on August 19 each year.
    • World Sanskrit Day or World Sanskrit Diwas 2022 celebrated on 12th August 2022.
    • World Organ Donation Day is observed globally on the 13th of August.
    • World Elephant Day is celebrated on 12 August every year
    • Kevin O’Brien, an all-rounder for Ireland, has declared his retirement from international cricket
    • Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Mandla region has become the first fully “functionally literate” district in India.
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Mr. Shaktikanta Das announced Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to facilitate inward gross payments for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to pay bills in India.
    • Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) has recommended Mohammad Mustafa for the post of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Chairman. 
    •  government of India unveiled the “Manthan” platform to drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes to implement technology-based social impact innovations and solutions in the country.
    • The National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) has completed the target of reaching 1 million students before the deadline 15 august 2022.
    • PM Modi requested every individual to follow Panch Pran. The Panch Pran are as follows:
      • Advance with greater conviction and the determination of a developed India
      • Get rid of any signs of slavery
      • Take pride in India’s history
      • The power of unity
      • Duties of citizens including PM and CMs.

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