Current Affairs for 14th August 2022 – English
1) Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI) after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.
➨Justice Lalit will assume charge on August 27, a day after Justice N.V. Ramana demits office as the CJI.
2) Eminent exponent of Assam’s classical Sattriya dance and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Garima Hazarika died due to old age ailments. She was 83.
3) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) celebrated August 7 as National Javelin Day across the country to commemorate one of the greatest moments in the country’s sporting history, Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold medal.
4) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has appointed Pramod Kumar as chief financial officer (CFO) of the company.
5) Chess prodigy V Pranav became India’s 75th Grandmaster by winning a tournament in Romania.
➨The Chennai-based Pranav won the Limpedea Open in Baia Mare, Romania to secure his third and final GM norm and attain the Grandmaster title
6) Veteran Marathi actor Pradeep Patwardhan, passed away.
➨He was known for his performance in films such as “Chashme Bahaddar”, “Ek Shodh” and “Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy”
7) The Indian Army in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India has launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme.
8) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award — the highest civilian honour of Ladakh — for his immense contribution to humanity, especially towards the union territory.
9) Google has launched an online project named ‘India Ki Udaan’, to celebrate India’s 75-years journey of independence.
➨Under this project, Google will put up an online exhibition of informative content to showcase India’s contribution and journey in the last 75 years.
10) Grandmaster and five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been elected as the deputy president of FIDE, the international chess body.
➨ Russian and incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was successfully re-elected as FIDE President.
11) The 13th edition of Ex Vajra Prahar 2022 exercise between the special forces of India and the US began in Himachal Pradesh’s Bakloh to improve inter-operability between these special forces of both the countries.
12) Maharashtra Governor Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated the 22nd ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ at Rabindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai.
▪️ Maharashtra :-
CM – Eknath Shinde
Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari
➨ Sanjay Gandhi (Borivali) National Park
➨ Tadoba National Park
➨Nawegaon National Park
➨Gugamal National Park
➨Chandoli National Pal