Important Current Affairs for 26 August 2022 for all Upcoming Exams – English
1) Uttarakhand Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the Uttarakhand police app and e-FIR service.
➨ The police app is an integrated version of five online services provided by the State police.
▪️Uttarakhand CM :- Pushkar Singh Dhami
Governor :- Gurmit Singh
➠Asan Conservation Reserve
➠Country’s first moss garden
➠Country’s first Pollinator Park
➠Integrated Model Agriculture Village Scheme
➠Rajaji Tiger Reserve 🐅
➠Jim Corbett National Park
➠Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary
➠Valley of Flowers National
➠Nanda Devi National Park
➠Mussoorie wildlife sanctuary
➠Govind Pashu Vihar wildlife sanctuary
2) Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was felicitated by the British Parliament.
▪️Board of Control for Cricket in India:-
President – Sourav Ganguly
Secretary – Jay Shah
Headquarters – Mumbai
Founded – December 1928
3) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new mobile app called “AadhaarFaceRd” which features a face authentication through the app.
▪️Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) :-
Founded – 28 January 2009
Headquarters – New Delhi
Ministry – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
4) The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to rejoin the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
➨The Pradhan Mantri fasal bima yojana was launched on 18 February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
▪️Andhra Pradesh :-
➨CM – Jaganmohan Reddy
➨Governor – Biswabhusan Harichandan
➨ Venkateswara Temple
➨Sri Bhramramma Mallikarjuna Temple
5) Diversified Raymond group appointed Atul Singh, former head of Coca-Cola India, as the Executive Vice Chairman.
6) India’s first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer gets Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) approval for market authorisation.
➨This vaccine will be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
7) Space tech startup Agnikul Cosmos inaugurated India’s first-ever facility to manufacture 3D-printed rocket engines in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
▪️Tamil Nadu :-
➨ CM – M K Stalin
➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (STR)
➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR
8) India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 and is the worst performer in the world in the “health and survival” sub-index where it is ranked 146.
9) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Road new rail line to provide connectivity and improve mobility.
➨The total length of the new rail line will be 116.65 km and will be constructed by the Ministry of Railways.
10) Jharkhand has topped in the delta ranking of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Rurban Mission with a composite score of 76.19 .
Parasnath wildlife sanctuary
Dalma wildlife sanctuary Palamau wildlife sanctuary
Koderma wildlife sanctuary
Udhwa Lake Bird sanctuary
Palkot wildlife sanctuary
Mahuadanr wildlife sanctuary
11) India’s Grandmaster (GM) D. Gukesh won the Gijon Chess Masters held in Spain.
➨Gukesh won with eight points out of nine rounds.
12) Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal passed away. He was 87.
➨ Kaushal who founded an NGO named Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra fought for human rights and the conservation of the environment.
13) The TIME magazine has named Kerala and Ahmedabad among the 50 extraordinary destinations to explore in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022.
➠Idukki Dam on Periyar River
➠Kumarakom National Park
➠Anamudi Shola National Park
➠Eravikulam National Park
➠Silent Valley National Park