Daily Current Affairs 18th August 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI gives Easebuzz in-principle approval for payment aggregator licence
  • At $4.3 bn, imports from Russia jump nearly 7 times in June: Govt data
  • Govt agrees to enhance ECLGS limit to Rs 5 trn for hospitality & allied sectors

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • Cabinet provides approval on providing Interest Subvention on Short term Agri Loans
  • 4th Advance Estimate of major agricultural crops for 2021-22

NATIONAL

  • Cabinet approves signing of Contract between India and France to support ITF activities
  • Union minister launches Paalan 1000 campaign

STATES

  • MP’s tribal-dominated Mandla has become fully functionally literate district
  • Kerala launches app to curb GST evasion by offering attractive prizes to users
  • Tamil Nadu Government to provide financial aid to Covid-19 battered MSMEs under CARE scheme

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • India home to 18 of 20 cities with severe rise in PM2.5 – Health Effects Institute
  • Factory count rose to 2.46 L, with 1.3 cr workers in FY20 – Annual Survey of Industries

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Centre unveils platform for better industry and R&D collaboration
  • Arunachal gets drone-based healthcare services
  • WHO new names for Monkeypox Variants

SPORTS

  • Ireland all rounder Kevin o’Brien retires
  • Azlan Shah hockey tournament to return

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