Important Current Affairs for 27 August 2022 for all Upcoming Exams – English

Important Current Affairs for 27 August 2022 for all Upcoming Exams – English

Important Current Affairs for 27 August 2022 for all Upcoming Exams – English

1) Former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian has been appointed as the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
➽International Monetary Fund :-
Formation – 27 December 1945
Headquarters – Washington, D.C.
Managing Director – Kristalina Georgieva
Chief Economist – Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

2) 17-year-old Haryana wrestler Antim Panghal has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold medal at Under-20 World Wrestling Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.

3) Union Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh inaugurated the Silk Mark Expo in New Delhi.

4) Diversified agri-business firm Godrej Agrovet has inked MoUs with Assam, Manipur and Tripura governments for development and promotion of oil palm cultivation under a central scheme.

5) India secured the third rank in medal tally at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA).
➨ India held the third position jointly with Singapore with students winning three gold and two silver medals.

6) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a new ultrasound-assisted fermentation method to produce a safe sugar substitute called ‘Xylitol’ from bagasse, the residue left after crushing of sugarcane.

7) GMR Group launched a Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE) for airports.
➨This centre will work in association with blockchain technology partners.

8) The Indian men’s volleyball team won bronze medal by defeating Korea 3-2 in the in the Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran.

9) Senior scientist Debasisa Mohanty was appointed as the director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII).
➨ He is currently working as the staff scientist with the institute.
➨ National Institute of Immunology (NII) is an autonomous research institute located in New Delhi, under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for research in immunology. It was established on 24 June 1981.

10) Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim working for the Insider online magazine of the US has been selected for the Pulitzer Prize 2022. She will be awarded under the category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.

11) India has nominated the Indian dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.

12) Indian para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam claimed the gold after beating Indonesia’s Dwiyoko Dwiyoko and Fredy Setiawan in the men’s doubles final of the Thailand Para Badminton International tournament in Pattaya.

13) The central government launched the Rashtriya Puruskar Portal to bring together all the awards of various ministries, departments, agencies of the Government of India under one platform to ensure transparency and public partnership.

14) Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched India’s first indigenously developed Hydrogen fuel cell bus developed by KPIT-CSIR in Pune, Maharashtra.
▪️ Maharashtra :-
CM – Eknath Shinde
Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari
➨ Sanjay Gandhi (Borivali) National Park
➨ Tadoba National Park
➨Nawegaon National Park
➨Gugamal National Park
➨Chandoli National Park

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