Current Affairs for 19th July 2022

1) Shreya Lenka has become the first-ever Indian to become a professional K-pop artiste.
➨ The 18-year-old from Odisha is now a part of popular South Korean girl group Blackswan along with a Brazilian girl called Gabriela Dalcin.
▪️Odisha CM – Naveen Patnaik
➨ Governor – Ganeshi Lal
➨ Similipal Tiger Reserve
➨ Satkosia Tiger Reserve
➨ Bhitarkanika Mangroves
➨ Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
➨ Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary
➨ Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Puri
➨ Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary

2) Swedish scientists have identified a new coronavirus commonly found in red-backed voles — small, stocky rodents similar to field mice.
➨ The study of approximately 260 bank voles caught around Grimso, in Orebro County in Sweden shows that the virus is well established in the red-backed voles.

3) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty of ₹27.50 lakh on a public sector bank, Punjab & Sind Bank for non-compliance with certain directions of the central bank.
◾️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

4) Minister of State for Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in an event organised by National Monuments Authority(NMA) released “Banda Singh Bahadur Martyrdom Monument Poster”.

5) PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s first nano urea liquid plant by Indian Farmers’ Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) at Kalol in Gujarat.
➨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

6) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has inaugurated the Kangra Valley Summer Festival-2022 at Dharamshala Police Ground.
▪️ 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

7) Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik won her first international gold medal in almost five years at the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup wrestling tournament- a UWW Ranking Series event – at Almaty in Kazakhstan.

8) An MoU has been signed between UT of Chandigarh and the Indian Air Force for setting up the IAF Heritage Centre at Chandigarh.
▪️Indian Air Force:-
➨Founded – 8 October 1932
➨Headquarters – New Delhi
➨Commander-in-Chief – President Ram Nath Kovind
➨Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

9) SBI General Insurance, announced the launch of its new health insurance division.
➨The launch of the new health insurance vertical will enable us to meet the rising demand of health insurance, and to provide best-in-class customer service.

10) Radio Jockey Umar Nisar (RJ Umar) from South Kashmir, has been awarded the ’01 Best Content Award’ and the Immunization Champion award by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

11) The Delhi government has decided to replace the word ‘Harijan’ from names of colonies and streets and rename them after Babasaheb Ambedkar instead.
➨ A proposal to this effect has been tabled by Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.

12) Senior IPS officers Zulfiquar Hasan and S L Thaosen have been appointed as the new directors general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively.

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