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Weekly factsheet for 20-26th August 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from 20 -26th 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. 

  • ‘Dahi-Handi‘ was recognized as an official sport of Maharashtra.
  • India’s first electric double-decker bus at YB Centre in south Mumbai.
  • The Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Ministry of Jal Shakti, and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised the event “Yamuna Par Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” at the water sports club in New Delhi.
  • The Border Road Organization (BRO) will build Steel Slag Road in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Scotland are now required by law to offer free sanitary products (Period Products) like tampons and pads to anyone
  • The people of all the villages in Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) declared their village to be a “Har Ghar Jal
  • Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal  launched ‘Make India No 1’ campaign.
  • Bengaluru, India will host the FIBA U-18 women’s Asian Basketball Championship and  Iran will host FIBA U-18 Men’s Basketball Championship
  • Bangladeshi architect, researcher, and educator Marina TabassumLisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Shashi Tharoor: France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.
  • Ramadhar Singh becomes the first Indian Social Psychologist on the US Heritage Wall of Fame of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in the United States.
  •  “Vostok-2022 strategic command and staff exercise” which is scheduled  in Russia. Armies of China, India, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Belarus will also take part in the exercise.
  • ‘Air Quality and Health in Cities’ report released by US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI).Delhi :highest average level of fine PM 2.5 among the world’s most populated cities
  • The Central government has awarded Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Mithila Makhana.
  • India has nominated the dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.
  • Asian Development Bank and the Indian Government  signed a 96.3 million dollar loan agreement to provide safe drinking water and improve water supply and sanitation services in Himachal Pradesh
  • Manisha Kalyan became the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women’s Champions League when she made her debut for Apollon Ladies FC.
  • At 14,000 feet in Ladakh, ONGC is getting ready to pump geothermal energy.
  • The Indian Railways conducted a test run of its latest train called Super Vasuki.
  • 75 “Amrit” Grants for Biotech initiatives involving StartUps, industry, academia and research bodies in integrated collaboration:under Ministry of Science and technology
  • Silk Mark by Silk Mark Organization of India: aimed at generic promotion of silk and building brand equity of Indian Silk at home and abroad.
  • Online Market Place feature “Aqua Bazar” in the “MatsyaSetu” mobile app during the 9th general body meeting of the National Fisheries Development Board. The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
  • Israeli President Isaac Herzog unveiled the Hebrew Translation of the book, “Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale” written by the former Ambassador of India, Navtej Sarna on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence
  • Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande released the book “Men of Steel- Military Leadership for India”, a collection of essays, authored by Major General Yash Mor (retd.) and Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh (retd.)
  • Rusty Skies and Golden Winds’ written by 11 years old Sannidhya Sharma, student of class 7th, here at Jammu.
  • Odia scientist, Debasisa Mohanty  Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII).
  • Former Jharkhand Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi has passed away.
  • Former India football team captain, Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee, passed away recently.
  • Veteran film producer Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala passed away on Monday at the age of 91.
  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in collaboration with Seva Bharti Kendra and Yuva Vikas Society, has launched the Phase – 2 of the Grameen Udyami Project,
  • Punjab and Haryana agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh for its collective contribution of both states
  • SEBI joined the Account Aggregator (AA) framework that will give a boost to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)-regulated Financial-Data Sharing System.
  • Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) was launched on February 4, 2004, allows all residents, including minors, to freely remit up to USD 250,000 each fiscal year for any permitted current or capital account transaction, or combination of both
  • IRDAI is set to launch the upgraded version of Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGMS), as ‘Bima Bharosa’, an updated version of the grievance redressal mechanism
  • “Sing, Dance, and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON”
  • India has developed the first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease at the Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ)
  • World Water Week 2022 will take place from August 23 to September 1.theme of the 2022 World Water Week is: “Seeing the unseen: The value of water”, which helps us view water in new and fascinating ways.
  • Assam : project ‘Vidya Rath- School on Wheels’
  • Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and the Government of India (GoI) signed the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) in New Delhi, Delhi, granting CDRI the status of “Independent and International Legal Entity
  • Digantara: India’s first private Space Situational Awareness (SSA) observatory in Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nutrihub, a technology Business Incubator hosted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) )
  • UP: India’s First Education Township with the idea of ‘Single Entry, Multiple Exit’
  • The State Legal Services of Rajasthan and Maharashtra authorities had launched the ‘Digital Lok Adalat’
  • The 2022 Liberty Medal is set to be awarded to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills : ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’.
  • HPCL Compressed Biogas Project: HPCL’s uses first of its kind Waste-to-Energy portfolio,
  • India’s Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar jointly inaugurated the new Indian Embassy in Asuncion in Paraguay with his counterpart.
  • Kerala government has announced to introduce an online monitoring system, to keep track of medicines in government-run medical institutions.
  • Researchers at IIT Guwahati have created a fermentation process that uses ultrasound to safely generate Xylitol from sugarcane bagasse, the byproduct of crushing sugar cane
  • Mack Rutherford became the youngest person to fly solo around the world
  • World Gujarati Language Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 24 August.
  • M Venkaiah Naidu has released a book titled “A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19”, a compilation of selected articles of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley.
  • In order to build 1,000 green energy businesses across the nation, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd (TPRMG), a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Power
  • According to the government of India, transgenders will be brought under the ambit of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).
  • A first-of-its-kind, Composite Indoor Shooting Range (CISR) was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta at INS Karna.
  • Internaut Day is being celebrated around the world to mark the invention of the World Wide Web.
  • Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the Unesco Peace Prize 2022  for “her efforts to welcome refugees”.
  • F/A 18 Super Hornet fighter jet : USA
  • Rafale-M jets. : France
  • Negev Light Machine Guns : Israel

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