Monthly Current Affairs August 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • Monetary Policy Committee Meeting – hikes repo rate by 50 bps
  • RBI allows invoicing & payments for international trade in Indian Rupee
  • All 12 public sector banks joined the account aggregator network

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI restructures market data advisory committee
  • SEBI announced Ananth Narayan as the 4th Whole-time Member
  • IRDAI eases firm registration process from 8 to 2 months

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • NABARD’S RIDF to fund UAS for setting up R&D millet incubation centre in Raichur
  • Centre hikes sugarcane FRP by Rs 15 per quintal for 2022-23 season
  • India’s agricultural and processed food products exports up by 31 percent in first three months of 2022-23

NATIONAL

  • The Central allocation of ₹66,750 crore for AMRUT 2.0 projects have been distributed
  • Air India brings new policy; allows pilots to fly for 5 yrs after retirement
  • India added some more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 75 sites

INTERNATIONAL

  • Rare pink diamond, likely the largest in 300 years, discovered in Angola
  • Khulna-Mongla railway line to open by December
  • Fuel crisis prompts Bangladesh to cut govt office hours to save energy

STATES

  • Chhattisgarh to flag off ‘Mahtari Nyay Rath’
  • Bihar’s Langat Singh College astronomy lab included in the Unesco heritage list
  • Haryana government developed the Cheerag programme for EWS Students

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Cybercrime against women up 28% since 2019, Karnataka's share highest: NCRB
  • Nature Index Rankings 2022
  • IT, BPM industry to add more 300,000 jobs by FY2023: TeamLease report

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • IIT Madras launches ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ to promote Indian language technology
  • AzaadiSAT: ISRO to launch a satellite built by 750 school girls on 7th August
  • SPARK: New Virtual Space Museum Launched By ISRO

DEFENCE

  • Joint Exercise “EX VINBAX 2022”
  • JIAF to take part in ‘Pitch Black’ in Australia
  • INDIAN AIR FORCE TO PARTICIPATE IN BILATERAL EXERCISE HOSTED BY MALAYSIA

EVENTS

  • Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2022

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • DSF institutes first of its kind Dinesh Shahra Lifetime Award for Excellence in Music
  • Shashi Tharoor honoured with the Highest French Civilian Honour - Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur
  • Puneeth Rajkumar to be conferred Karnataka Ratna posthumously

SPORTS

  • James Anderson becomes most successful pacer in international cricket
  • Serena Williams announces her retirement from tennis
  • Ireland all rounder Kevin o’Brien retires

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