Weekly Current Affairs 09th to 15th August 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI cancels Rupee Co-operative's licence
  • Govt re-nominated four independent directors on central board of RBI
  • Parliament passes bill to create Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya in Gujarat

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • Infra assets worth over Rs 1.62 trn to be monetised this fiscal: FinMin
  • EPFO agrees to invest in public sector InvITs
  • Centre releases two instalments of Rs 1.16-trn tax devolution to states

NABARD & Agriculture

  • APEDA initiates pilots to boost export of agricultural products under ODOP
  • India resumes mango exports to the US after two years
  • ICAR develops indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle

NATIONAL

  • PM to dedicate 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat
  • India, Australia to sign film treaty
  • Govt. extends PMAY-Urban scheme

INTERNATIONAL

  • Nepal approves India's hydropower board to study, develop West Seti project
  • Papua New Guinea’s new parliament returns James Marape as PM
  • Kenya’s William Ruto declared President-elect

STATES

  • Indo-Israel Center of Excellence for Vegetables
  • Flipkart signs MoU with District Administration of Varanasi
  • Tamil Nadu notifies fifth elephant reserve in Agasthyamalai landscapeHCs

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Indian fintech to have $1 tn in AUM, $200 bn revenue by 2030- Chiratae Ventures - Ernst & Young
  • 7.3% of Indians owned digital currency in 2021; 7th highest in the world: UN
  • Recovery in youth employment continues to lag worldwide: ILO report

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Russia launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base
  • SPARK: New Virtual Space Museum Launched By ISRO
  • India’s first Saline Water Lantern

DEFENCE

  • 12th DefExpo to be held in Gandhinagar
  • JOINT EXERCISE WITH US SPECIAL FORCES COMMENCES AT BAKLOH, HIMACHAL PRADESH
  • INDIAN AIR FORCE TO PARTICIPATE IN BILATERAL EXERCISE HOSTED BY MALAYSIA

EVENTS

  • 22nd Bharat Rang Mahotsav, 2022’
  • PM Modi Chairs NITI Aayog Governing Council Meeting

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Shashi Tharoor honoured with the Highest French Civilian Honour - Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur
  • Puneeth Rajkumar to be conferred Karnataka Ratna posthumously
  • Kerala-based start-up entrepreneur wins international award

Sports

  • Commonwealth Games 2022
  • India Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand Becomes FIDE Deputy President
  • Prabath Jayasuriya and Emma Lamb win ICC Player of the Month Awards for July 2022

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