Current Affairs for 7th July 2022
Parameswaran Iyer, the former secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has been appointed as the new CEO of Niti Aayog.
▪️NITI Aayog :- National Institution for Transforming India
➨Formed – 1 January 2015
➨Preceding – Planning Commission
➨Headquarters -New Delhi
➨Chairperson:- Narendra Modi,
➨Vice Chairperson – Suman Bery
P Udayakumar, Director (Plng and Mktg), NSIC, has assumed the charge of an additional responsibility as CMD NSIC.
➨He is a Mechanical engineer from College of Engg, Guindy with post-graduation from IIM Bangalore with 12 years of Board experience. He is an expert in the MSME domain.
Union Minister of State for M/o Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the National Conference on Millets on the theme ‘The Future Super Food for India’ in New Delhi.
Assam has become the 36th and final state to implement the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme.
➨The ONORC scheme has played a pivotal role in ensuring subsidized food grains to National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, especially migrant beneficiaries, during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CM – Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor – Prof Jagdish Mukhi
National Parks in Assam
➨Dibru Saikhowa National Park
➨Kaziranga National Park
➨Nameri National Park
➨Manas National Park
Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations (UN).
➨ Currently, she is serving as India’s ambassador to Bhutan.
South Indian Bank has launched a new portal called ‘SIB TF Online’ for its corporate EXIM customers.
➨The portal facilitates a platform for trade-related payments to foreign entities remotely.
New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has appointed former bureaucrat Dr D J Pandian as the Director-General of its India Regional Office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
➨ BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
▪️New Development Bank :-
Founder – BRICS
Founded – 15 July 2014
Headquarters – Shanghai, China
President – Marcos Prado Troyjo
Veteran photojournalist, R. Raveendran passed away at the age of 69.
➨He was the recipient of numerous photography awards and is known for his iconic photo of Rajiv Goswami setting himself on fire during the Mandal agitation in the Capital.
Entrepreneur Ranjit Bajaj has been named chairman of advisory committee to assist the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) which is running the day-to-day affairs of All India Football Federation (AIFF)
▪️All India Football Federation:-
President: Praful Patel
Founded: 23 June 1937
FIFA affiliation: 1948
AFC affiliation: 1954
Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi
Indian football team reaped a good harvest of its impressive Asian Cup qualification campaign as it gained two places to jump to 104th in the latest FIFA world rankings.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Venkat Nageswar Chalasani as a member in the advisory committee of Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd. (SIFL) and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd. (SEFL).
◾️Reserve Bank of India:-
➨Headquarters:- Mumbai, Maharashtra,
➨Established:- 1 April 1935, 1934 Act.
➨Hilton Young Commission
➨ First Governor – Sir Osborne Smith
➨ First Indian Governor – Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh
➨Present Governor:- Shaktikanta Das
➨Present Deputy Governors –
1) Mahesh Kumar Jain
2) Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra
3) M. Rajeshwar Rao
4) T. Rabi Sankar
➨ Longest time Governor :- Benegal Ram Rao
➨ Shortest time Governor :- Amitav Ghosh