Current Affairs for 13th July 2022

1) Union Home Minister Amit Shah presented the President’s Colours to the Assam Police for their exemplary services in Guwahati.
CM – Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor – Prof Jagdish Mukhi
➨Dibru Saikhowa National Park
➨Kaziranga National Park
➨Nameri National Park
➨Manas National Park

2) Noted architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, 94, has been conferred with prestigious Royal Gold Medal 2022, which is considered as the world’s highest honours for architecture.

3) Red Bull’s reigning champion Max Verstappen won the first-ever Miami Grand Prix after defeating Charles Leclerc.

4) Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh emerged champion in the 1st Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2022 chess tournament.
➨It was a hat-trick of titles for him after he had previously won the La Roda tournament and the Menorca Open.

5) RailTel, a mini Ratna PSU, launched Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme based access to its Public WiFi services across 100 railway stations having 2,384 WiFi hotspots in 22 states.
▪️Ministry of Railways :-
➨Formed :- March 1905
➨Headquarters :- New Delhi
➨Minister :- Ashwini Vaishnaw
➨Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Vinay Kumar Tripathi

6) Cyclone Asani developed in the Bay of Bengal. Asani, a name given by Sri Lanka, means ‘wrath’ in Sinhalese.
➨ The last cyclone that made landfall in India was named Jawad by Saudi Arabia.

7) The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with APAC News Network virtually organised the 6th Edition of the monthly ‘Webinar with Universities’ series on ‘Igniting Young Minds, Rejuvenating Rivers’.
➨ The theme for the webinar was ‘Waste Water Management.’

8) Congress leader and former Union minister Pandit Sukh Ram passed away at 94.
➨Sukh Ram was the Union Minister of State, Communications (Independent Charge) from 1993 to 1996. He was a member of Lok Sabha from the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh.
▪️ Himachal Pradesh :-
CM :- Jai Ram Thakur
Governor :- Rajendra Vishwanath
➠Kinnaura tribe , Lahaule Tribe, Gaddi Tribe and Gujjar Tribe
➠Sankat Mochan Temple.
➠Tara Devi Temple
➠Great Himalayan National Park
➠Pin Valley National Park
➠Simbalbara National Park
➠Inderkilla National Park

9) Poumai tribe, one of the major Naga tribes living in Manipur’s hill district, Senapati have recently declared their villages a no-drugs zone.
➨CM :- Nongthombam Biren Singh
➨Governor :- La. Ganesan
➨Khonghampat Orchidarium
➨Loktak Lake
➨Keibul-Lamjao National Park

10) Ashoka University has entered into a MoU with Max Healthcare Institute to initiate long-term, high-quality research collaborations.
➨ The collaboration aims to build a joint research program on genome analysis and data analysis that will include AI, ML and deep learning of various genetic and life-style diseases.

11) The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled “Modi @ 20 : Dreams Meet Delivery” , a compilation of 21 articles by 22 domain experts bringing out various aspects of the thinking and performance of PM Modi in various domains as Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Minister for 20 years since 2021.

12) South Korea’s National Intelligence Service became a member of a cyberdefense center for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO).
➨With Korea’s membership, Cyberdefense Centre for the NATO now has 32 countries as its official members — 27 NATO member countries, which are categorized as sponsoring nations, and five contributing participants which are non-NATO countries.
▪️North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) :-
Formation – 4 April 1949
Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium

13) Aditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Maharashtra, inaugurated India’s first-ever biogas-powered fast electric-vehicle charging station at Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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