Current Affires

Current Affairs

  • Namasthe Initiative of GoI is for the safety and dignity of sanitation workers in Urban areas - NAMASTE – National action for mechanised sanitation ecosystem - Joint initiative of Ministry of social justice & empowerment and Ministry of finance
  • SMILE 75 – rehabilitation program for persons engaged in act of begging
    • SMILE – support for marginalized individuals for livelihood and enterprise
    • By union ministry of social justice & empowerment
  • Public system lab – launched by IIT Delhi in partnership with UN world food program
    • To bring civic solutions – in food, health, transportation & good governance domains
  • “Nipun anti personnel mines” – designed indigenously
    • Designed & developed indigenously
    • 1st line of defence against advancing enemy  
  • F-INSAS
    • Conceptualized by DRDO
    • In line with infantry modernization program
  • Dolutegravir – anti retroviral medicine used to treat HIV
  • New Delhi has highest average level of PM2.5 as per HEI (Health effects institute)
  • IIT Madras – launched centre for Indian knowledge system
  • International Gemini observatory is in Hawaii
    • Gemini North telescope (one of twin telescopes) – observed galaxies NGC 4568 & NGC 4567 merging with each other 
  • Ramsar convention – to conserve wet lands
    • India is one of the contracting parties to it – India signed in it in 1982
    • In 2022, 28 sites in India were declared as Ramsar sites
  • Wet land Yashwant sagar is in MP – declared as Ramsar site
  • Tampara lake, Ansupa lake – Odisha - declared as Ramsar site
  • Hirakud reservoir – Odish – declared as Ramsar site
  • Langya Virus – spread from shrew in china
  • Military exercise between India – Oman : Exercise Al Najaf IV
  • NIPAM
    • National intellectual property awareness mission
    • Launched as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
  • IMD partnered with Japan Govt & UNDP to accelerate climate action & climate resilient development in 10 states
  • CISO – chief information officers connect – organized by MEIT & NIC
  • Tiger range countries summit scheduled to be held at Vladivostok Russia
  • India’s initiative for tiger conservation
    • Project Tiger
    • Bringing all tiger habitats under “tiger reserve network”
  • Lumpy skin disease – caused to livestock
    • Vaccine – Lumpi pro vac Ind
  • Global summit for democracy 2022 – hosted by National electoral institute of Mexico
  • EC hosted meet of Asian regional forum – Theme “making our elections inclusive, accessible & participative
  • President of India – Droupadi Murmu
  • International day of world’s indigenous people – Aug 9
  • BSI develop “Indian virtual herbarium” – biggest data base of country’s flora
  • Parvaz market linkage scheme launched by J & K
  • Lalit – 49th CJI (after Ramana)
  • IOC set up 2nd generation ethanol plant in Panipat (Haryana) – to tackle stubble burning
  • Inflation reduction act introduced by US
    • Tax incentive to encourage adoption of clean energy tech (Biggest US investment on climate)
  • National commission for women launched training for women entrepreneurs to scale up their business
  • Him drone a thon – launched by Indian army – to promote drone capability
  • Exercise Vajra Prahar 22 – between India & Indonesia held in Himachal Pradesh
  • Mitali express – international train between India & Bangladesh (Jalpaighuri to Dacca)
  • Jagdeep Dhankar – Vice president of India
  • Common wealth games 22 held in Birmingham (Britain)
  • Jagat Mandir / Dwarakadhish temple – on the bank of Gomati river
  • Nageswara Jyotirlinga is in Dwaraka
  • Somnadh temple – one of 12 jyotirlingas, situated in Saurashtra (Gujarat)
  • Indian institute of heritage is set up at – Noida, UP
  • NE Space application centre is in Shillong
  • IRNSS
    • NAVIC satellites are placed in geo stationary orbit & Geo synchronous orbit
    • GPS satellites are placed in MEO
  • Shrimad Rajchandra – Jain poet, mystic, Philosopher and scholar
  • Ramsar sites
    • Ranganathittu bird sanctuary - in Karnataka
    • Koonthankulam Ramsar site - TN
  • Central universities amendment bill 2022 – seeks to establish Gati Sakthi university changing the form of National rail & transportation university in Vadodara
  • India host UNSC meeting on counter terrorism
    • Focus on threats posed by misuse of new & emerging tech for terrorism financing, cyber threats and drones
  • Sirpur Ramsar wetland is in – MP
  • “Champion service sector scheme for medical value travel” – by Ministry of Ayush – to promote Ayush entrepreneurship at Pan India level
  • ISRO’s SSLV – small satellite launch vehicle / mini PSLV – has low turnaround time, flexibility to accommodate multiple satellites and minimal launch infra
  • One sun one world one Grid declaration
    • Announced at COP26 held at Glasgow
    • Aim to develop worldwide grid through which clean energy can be transmitted anywhere, anytime
  • India Maldives
    • India will provide additional $100 m line of credit to complete committed project
    • India deliver 24 vehicles & naval boat
  • Yuan wang 5
    • Chinese vessel involved in space & satellite tracking
  • Paul task force set up to monitor Monkey pox
  • Subject Minerals fall in state list – Kerala opposed amendment to Mines & Mineral development and regulation act
  • Pingali venkayya – follower of Gandhi, freedom fighter, gave design of Indian tricolor flag
  • India innovation index 2022 – published by NITI
  • Kaleswaram project in Telangana – on Godavari – Centre rejected to give it National project status (central water commission has to approve project)
  • Bhaktavatsala commission – recommended 33% quota to OBCs including minorities in urban local body elections in Karnataka