Current Affairs for 7th August 2022 – English

1) Bajrang Punia defeated Lachlan McNeil of Canada to win gold in men’s freestyle 65kg category wrestling at Commonwealth Games 2022.
➨With gold in CWG 2022, Bajrang completed a hat-trick of CWG medals as he also won gold in 2018 Gold Coast and silver in 2014 Glasgow.

2) The Union environment ministry announced that India has added 10 more wetlands, taking the total Ramsar sites to 64.
➨The new sites include six wetlands from Tamil Nadu and one each from Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
➨The new Indian wetlands are Tamil Nadu’s Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary, Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Vembannur Wetland Complex, Madhya Pradesh’s Sirpur wetland, Karnataka’s Ranganathituu BS , Nanda Lake of Goa and Satkosia Gorge of Odisha.

3) Wrestler Anshu Malik won silver in the Women’s Freestyle 57kg category final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
➨In 2021, Anshu became the first India woman to win a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships. The 20-year-old is also a three-time medallist at the Asian Wrestling Championships.

4) Wrestler Divya Kakran beat Tonga Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalie in the women’s 68 kg freestyle category, while Mohit Grewal bettered Jamaica’s Aaron Johnson in men’s 125 kg category to win a bronze medals in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

5) Indian Oil signed an MoU with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for the “transcontinental relocation of ‘Cheetah’ in its historical range in India”

6) Murali Sreeshankar created history after winning the silver medal in the men’s long jump event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
➨Before Sreeshankar silver, Suresh Babu had won a bronze in the 1978 edition of the games in the men’s long jump event.

7) Ministry of Culture has released the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters at Tiranga Utsav celebration in New Delhi.

8) Russia became India’s third-largest coal supplier in July, with imports rising by over a fifth compared with June to a record 2.06 million tonnes.

9) Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the fourth ONGC Para Games in Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi .

10) India’s Tulika Maan won a silver medal in judo at the Commonwealth Games 2022 after she went down in the women’s +78kg final in Birmingham.

11) Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission worth more than 300 crore rupees at Dharampur 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

12) Sakshi Malik defeated Ana Godinez Gonzales of Canada to win gold in the women’s 62kg freestyle wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

13) The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a new scheme titled “State University Research Excellence(SERB-SURE)” to augment the research capabilities in a structured way and create a robust R&D ecosystem in state and private universities and colleges.

14) Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N. Patel was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

15) Deepak Punia defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam to win gold in the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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