Current Affairs for 12th August 2022 – English

1) Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launched the Indian Farmers’ Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) Nano Urea Spraying Scheme statewide from Isanpur Mota village of Gandhinagar district through drone technology.
➨CM – Bhupendra Patel
➨Governor – Acharya Devvrat
➨Nageshwar Temple
➨Somnath Temple
➠ Marine( Gulf of Kachchh) WLS
➠Nal Sarovar Bird Santuary
➠ Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant
➠ Narayan Sarovar wildlife sanctuary
➠ Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Power Plant
➠Porbandar Lake wildlife sanctuary

2) South Korea launched its first lunar orbiter which is expected to reach the Moon by mid-December.

3) India’s badminton men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the gold medal after defeating England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy.

4) Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar will be conferred with the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award posthumously, on November 1, which happens to be Kannada Rajyotsava, the state’s formation day. He will be the 10th recipient of the state’s highest civilian honour.

5) Unity Small Finance Bank (SFB) appointed Inderjit Camotra as its managing director and chief executive officer.

6) The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with the Quality Council of India (QCI) for six months to accredit and rate the Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Laboratory Information Management System (LMIS) solutions that have been integrated with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
▪️Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Founded :- 1976
HeadQuarter – New Delhi
Minister of Health and Family Welfare – Mansukh Mandaviya

7) India’s first-ever end-to-end Digital Lok Adalat will be held on August 13 by the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA) and Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA).
▪️ Rajasthan:-
Governor – Kalraj Mishra
➭Amber Palace
➭Hawa Mahal
➭Ranthambore National Park
➭City Palace
➭Keoladeo Ghana National Park
➭Sariska National Park.
➭ Kumbhalgarh Fort

8) Kerala-based Federal Bank has become country’s first bank to list its Payment Gateway platform on the TIN 2.0 platform of the Income Tax Department.
▪️Kerala :-
➠Cherai Beach
➠Idukki Dam on Periyar River
➠Pamba River
➠Kumarakom National Park
➠Anamudi Shola National Park
➠Eravikulam National Park
➠Silent Valley National Park

9) India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal won gold medal in men’s single finals in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
➨Veteran Sharath has taken his overall medal tally to 13 at the Commonwealth Games, since making his CWG debut back in 2006.

10) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert group of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to boost overseas flows into the country.
➨The FPI Advisory Committee (FAC) will be chaired by former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian and consists of 14 other members representing foreign banks, stock exchanges depositories and RBI.

11) The indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles ATGM were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank MBT Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army.
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-
➠ Founded – 1958
➠ HeadQuarter – New Delhi
➠ Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy

12) Rupal Chaudhary has become the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the World U20 Athletics Championship.

13) The Indian Men’s Hockey Team won silver at the ongoing Commonwealth Games as Australia won 7-0 grabbing 7th CEG Gold medal.

14) Lakshya Sen beat Malaysia’s Tze Young NG 19-21 21-9 21-16 to win the gold medal in badminton men’s singles at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

15) Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu defeated Michelle Li of Canada to bag the gold medal for India in the final badminton match of women’s singles at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

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