Current Affairs for 31th July 2022 – English
1) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) unveiled its patented indigenous solar cook top “Surya Nutan”
➨It is developed by the oil refiner’s Faridabad R&D centre.
➨Indian Oil Corporation Limited is an Indian government owned oil and gas explorer and producer.
2) India’s largest software firm TCS has bagged a deal to drive business process transformation at Aadhar Housing Finance for an undisclosed sum.
➨The partnership with TCS is for an end-to-end business process transformation using the integrated and collaborative blockchain-based cloud platform.
3) Legendary Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has become the first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA).
➨ The 42-year-old former Australia captain was confirmed in the role at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held in Nyon, Switzerland.
4) Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited is all set to launch a savings account called ENJOI for kids.
➨ENJOI will allow kids of 0-18 years to open savings accounts under the supervision of their parents.
5) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated NCERT’s three-days National Yoga Olympiad 2022.
6) US-based technology major Oracle’s cloud services platform, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has launched ‘OCI dedicated region’ for the India market to offer public cloud services to customers on their premises.
7) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the NIRYAT (National Import-Export Record for Yearly Analysis of Trade) portal, which will dedicatedly deal with the import and export analysis of India.
8) Women soldiers of the Indian Army participated in the four-day ‘Women Peace and Security’ Seminar at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
➨This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first deployment of Mongolian peacekeepers to UN peacekeeping operations.
9) A landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Navy and the Directorate General of Shipping to facilitate transition of Indian Navy personnel, both serving and retired, into the Merchant Navy.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-
➨Headquarters – New Delhi
➨Founded – 15 August 1947
➨ Minister of Defence – Rajnath Singh
➨ Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari
➨Chief of the Navy Staff – Admiral R. Hari Kumar
➨Defence Secretary – Dr. Ajay KumarB
10) India added around 15.4 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity in 2021, the third highest after China (136 GW) and the United States (43 GW), according to a global status report released recently.
11) The prestigious literary prize was awarded Wednesday to Canadian-American author Ruth Ozeki for her novel “The Book of Form and Emptiness.”
➨ Ozeki’s philisophical story is about a 14-year-old boy and his relationship to the objects in his house, which talk to him after the death of his father.
12) Mongolia’s Khuvsgul Lake National Park has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
➨Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul near the Russian border, holding nearly 70 per cent of Mongolia’s fresh water, or 0.4 per cent of the world’s total.