Weekly Current Affairs 16th to 22nd August 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI gives Easebuzz in-principle approval for payment aggregator licence
  • Uni Cards suspends services after RBI tightens digital lending norms
  • RBI stipulates four-tier regulatory structure for urban co-op banks

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI tightens overseas norms for alternative investment and VC funds
  • SEBI moves to safeguard demat accounts through block mechanism
  • IRDAI organises hackathon; invites innovative solutions for insurance sector

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
  • Grameen Udyami Project launched in Ranchi

INTERNATIONAL

  • US, South Korea's Joint Military Drills

STATES

  • Asia's largest compressed biogas plant launched in Sangrur
  • Sikkim: Welfare schemes for women launched by CM on 75th Independence Day
  • MP’s tribal-dominated Mandla has become fully functionally literate district

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
  • RBI report projects retail inflation within tolerance band by Q1FY24 – RBI’s State of the Economy Report

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • U.K. authorises Moderna’s Omicron-specific booster
  • Hyderabad researchers develop India’s first 3D-printed artificial cornea
  • Arunachal gets drone-based healthcare services

DEFENCE

  • India gifts Dornier aircraft to Sri Lanka
  • HAL to set up office in Kualalampur to promote its products and services in South East Asia
  • IAF Participation in Exercise PITCH BLACK 2022 at Darwin,Australia

EVENTS

  • 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meet
  • 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Dadabhai Naoroji’s London home to get Blue Plaque: A look at the history of this honour
  • Bangladeshi architect Marina becomes first South Asian to win Lisbon Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award

Sports

  • Duleep Trophy to be held in Tamil Nadu
  • FIFA Suspends All India Football Federation
  • Ireland all rounder Kevin o’Brien retires

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