Important Current Affairs 8th August 2022
In this article, we will discuss all the Current Affairs of 8th August about national, international, banking, finance, sports, awards, and many others. So if you are interested to know about the latest 8th August 2022 current affairs then read this article till the end.
Current Affairs of 8th August – National News
1. Under the “Panchamrut Yojana,” the UP government intends to double farmers’ income.
◉ According to a statement from the government of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Panchamrut Yojana” will support the promotion of co-cropping and the implementation of cost-effective technical methods in order to double farmers’ incomes.
◉ The government will also give out “Uttam Sugarcane Farmer” awards to farmers who follow the Panchamrut plan and are successful in increasing both the production of their land and their revenue. To lower the cost of farming and increase income, the Uttar Pradesh government encourages farmers to embrace modern farming methods.
2. The Goa CM declared that starting with the following academic year, higher education would use 100% NEP.
◉ According to the National Education Policy, 100% of the curriculum in higher education institutions will be implemented, according to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
◉ From the college to the university level, NEP implementation has already begun. 100% of the curricula in higher education institutions will align with the NEP starting in the following academic year.
3. 7th NITI Aayog Governing Council Meeting is presided over by PM Modi.
◉ The seventh NITI Aayog governing council meeting was held on Sunday in the nation’s capital at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s cultural centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was there. Crop diversification, urban growth, and the implementation of the National Education Policy were among the topics discussed by the council (NEP).
◉ Evolving a shared vision of national priorities and strategies with the active participation of states and union territories is one of the conference’s agenda items. The NITI Aayog Governing Council is a crucial forum for discussion.
4. An MoU for an integrated land management system was inked by the Andhra Pradesh government and NISG.
◉ The National Institute for Smart Government and the government of Andhra Pradesh has inked an agreement (NISG)
◉ According to the deal, NISG will work with the Andhra Pradesh government to establish an integrated land management system that uses cutting-edge technology to set the boundaries.
5. Indian Bank received an Rs. 32 lakh fine from the RBI.
◉ Indian Bank was fined Rs 32 lakh by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for failing to follow guidelines on the classification and reporting of frauds.
◉ Additionally, Jupiter Capital Private Ltd, situated in Bengaluru, was fined Rs 82 lakh by the RBI for violating the rules on the filing of credit information.
6. Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is named as the FIDE’s deputy president
◉ Viswanathan Anand, a five-time world champion and renowned Indian chess player has been chosen to serve as the ICF’s deputy president (FIDE).
◉ While the current Russian president, Arkady Dvorkovich, won reelection for a second term.
◉ As a member of his team, Anand was proposed by the current president Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich.
7. Kalaiselvi is appointed as the CSIR’s first female director general.
◉ Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, a senior electrochemical scientist, was appointed as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s first female director general (CSIR).
◉ She took over after Shekhar Mande, who retired in April 2022.
◉ She has this rank as the first female scientist ever. She currently serves as the director of the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR) (CSIR-CECRI).
8. Indian-American crowned Aarya Walvekar as Miss India USA 2022
◉ Aarya Walvekar, an Indian American from Virginia, was named Miss India USA in 2022 in New Jersey. The first, runner-up was University of Virginia second-year premedical student Saumya Sharma, and the second runner-up was Sanjana Chekuri of New Jersey.
◉ The longest-running Indian pageant outside of India celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Dharmatma and Neelam Saran, two Indian-Americans residing in New York, founded it under the name Worldwide Pageants.
◉ The Miss India USA, Mrs. India USA, and Miss Teen India USA pageants each had 74 competitors from 30 different states.
9. V Pranav, a young chess prodigy, becomes India’s 75th Grandmaster.
◉ By winning a competition in Romania, the chess prodigy from Chennai, V Pranav, became the 75th Grandmaster of India.
◉ Pranav, who resides in Chennai, won the Limpedea Open in Baia Mare, Romania, earning his third and final GM norm and becoming a Grandmaster.
◉ In addition to the famous Viswanathan Anand and teenage sensations D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa, Pranav is the 27th Grandmaster from Tamil Nadu.
10. Women’s singles badminton gold medalist PV Sindhu represented the CWG 2022.
◉ P V Sindhu, a shuttler from India, won the women’s singles gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 final.
◉ The Canadian Michelle Li was defeated by the double Olympic medallist to take home gold.
◉ With a silver and a bronze from the 2018 and 2014 competitions, Sindhu, a former world champion, was unquestionably the better player on a show as she maintained a tight hold on the match.
11. Annu Rani won a historical bronze medal in the women’s javelin throw at CWG 2022.
◉ In order to become the first Indian woman to win the javelin medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022, Annu Rani of India finished third in the women’s javelin throw finals.
◉ Rani finished third in the final, which saw Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber win the coveted gold medal and her compatriot Mackenzie Litte take second place with a throw of 60 meters on her fourth attempt.
12. The second “Javelin Throw Day” is observed in India on August 7, 2022.
◉ On August 7, 2022, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will commemorate the second “Javelin Throw Day.” Neeraj Chopra, an Indian javelin thrower who won India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics in Tokyo in 2021, is remembered on this day.
◉ Javelin Throw Day is being observed in an effort to raise awareness of the sport among young people and to prepare future champions for a promising career in athletics.
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