Current Affairs for 14th July 2022

1) India’s largest floating solar power plant with a total capacity of 100MW has finally been commissioned by state-run power generation giant NTPC at its Ramagundam power plant in Telangana.
▪️Telangana :-
➨CM – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan
➨KBR National Park
➨Amrabad Tiger Reserve
➨Kawal Tiger Reserve
➨ Pakhal Lake And Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Pocharam Dam And Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park

2) Four Indian cities have made it to the list of top-20 sustainable cities in the Asia Pacific region.
➨ Bengaluru has been ranked 14th, the only Indian city to achieve the ‘Gold Standard’ category, followed by Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai at 17th, 18th and 20th ranks in the Asia Pacific region, according to a report by international property consultant Knight Frank.

3) Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved Google’s proposed acquisition of a minority stake in telecom major Bharti Airtel.
➨The deal has been cleared on the basis of modifications offered by the acquirer.

4) Renewable energy company Greenko has joined hands with IIT-Hyderabad to set up an institution where students will be educated towards sustainable goals like climate change mitigation, circular economy, energy transition among others.

5) Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka.
➨The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru, a premier research laboratory of DRDO.
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-
➠ Founded – 1958
➠ HeadQuarter – New Delhi
➠ Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy

6) Novak Djokovic became the first player in history to win 80 matches in all four Grand Slams when he defeated Kwon Soon-woo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court for his 80th win in Wimbledon.

7) The Bengaluru Electricity Company BESCOM has developed EV Mitra mobile app to provide information about EV charging stations in Bengaluru.
CM :- Basavaraj Bommai
Governor :- Thawarchand Gehlot
Nagarhole National Park
Bandipur National Park
Kudremukh National Park
Language – Kannada
Formation – 1 November 1956
Port :- New Mangalore Port
Anshi National Park
Bannerghata National Park

8) Model Sini Shetty was declared the winner of the Femina Miss India 2022 title at the grand finale of the beauty pageant.
➨The 21-year-old Miss India 2022 winner originally hails from the city of Bengaluru.

9) An investment platform PYSE has launched India’s first fractionally-owned solar power plant in Karnataka.

10) The prominent global player in semiconductor industry, IGSS Ventures, has signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu Government for establishing a semiconductor park.
▪️Tamil Nadu :-
➨ CM – M K Stalin
➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (STR)
➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR

11) NASA successfully launched a CAPSTONE spacecraft to pave the way for astronauts heading back to the moon.
▪️NASA :-
➨Headquarters – Washington, D.C.
➨Formed – July 29, 1958
➨Preceding agency – National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

12) Indian origin T Raja Kumar has taken over as President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-terrorism financing agency.
➨FATF is a global watchdog tasked with combatting money laundering and terrorist financing.
▪️Financial Action Task Force (FATF) :-
Headquarters: Paris, France
President: T Raja Kumar
Founded: 1989
Founder: Group of Seven

13) Acclaimed film director Tarun Majumdar, who is known for making movies based on compelling tales highlighting the life of middle-class families, passed away. He was 91.

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