Current Affairs for 9th July 2022
1) India has launched the second of four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Nirdeshak (Yard 3026) at Kattupalli, Chennai.
➨ The ship was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and L&T Shipbuilding for the Indian Navy.
▪️Tamil Nadu :-
➨ CM – M K Stalin
➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (STR)
➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR
2) 27-year-old Punjabi singer and Congress leader Shubdeep Singh Sidhu Moose wala was shot dead near Mansa, three days after his security was downgraded by the Punjab government.
3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the biggest Drone Festival in India – Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
4) Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has won the prestigious VASVIK (Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra) Industrial Research Award for the year 2020 in the category of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
5) Coinbase has become the first crypto firm to enter the prestigious Fortune 500 list. After posting revenue of over $7.8 billion ( ₹60,728 cr) in fiscal 2021 it has grabbed the 437th position in the recently released list.
6) Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed a record-breaking true random number generator (TRNG) which can improve data encryption and provide improved security for sensitive digital data such as credit card details, passwords and other personal information.
▪️Indian Institute of Science :-
Established – 1909
Director – Govindan Rangarajan
Founders – Jamsetji Tata, Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV
7) India’s premier long jumper Murali Sreeshankar won the gold medal at the 12th International Jumping Meeting in Kallithea, Greece with an effort of 8.31m.
8) The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the National Women Legislators’ Conference-2022 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
➠Idukki Dam on Periyar River
➠Kumarakom National Park
➠Anamudi Shola National Park
➠Eravikulam National Park
➠Silent Valley National Park
9) Indian-origin politician Mohinder K Midha from UK’s Opposition Labour Party has become the first woman mayor of a local London council from the Dalit community.
10) India’s Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has been appointed as the Chairperson of Committee B at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA).
▪️World Health Assembly :-
Founded – 1948
Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
Chairperson- Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Parent organization – World Health Organization
11) Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the country’s first ‘Lavendar festival’ at Jammu’s Bhaderwah where the cultivation of lavender has transformed the economy of the mountainous area.
▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
➨L. Governor of J&K – Manoj Sinha
➨Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Hirapora Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Dachigam National Park
➨Salim Ali National Park
12) Renowned Punjabi writer Sultana Begum died in Mohali district after a brief illness at the age of 72.
➨Her autobiography ‘Katra Katra Zindagi’ is one of her most well-read and critically acclaimed book, besides ‘Shugufe’.
13) Ministry of Coal organised National Mineral Congress and field visit of Coal Gasification Plant of JSPL at Angul, Bhubaneshwar in Odisha.
▪️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