Weekly Beepedia 01st to 08th August 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI allows invoicing & payments for international trade in Indian Rupee
  • Monetary Policy Committee Meeting – hikes repo rate by 50 bps
  • Standalone PDs allowed access to forex markets-RBI

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI restructures market data advisory committee
  • SEBI amends the rules for mutual funds; defines 'associate'
  • SEBI constitutes an expert group of FPIs to boost overseas flows

NABARD & Agriculture

  • Govt to give financial assistance for solar agri pumps up to 15 HP under PM-KUSUM
  • Centre hikes sugarcane FRP by Rs 15 per quintal for 2022-23 season
  • India to manufacture Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) in India

NATIONAL

  • Indian, Malaysian ink pact to promote palm oil
  • The Central allocation of ₹66,750 crore for AMRUT 2.0 projects have been distributed

INTERNATIONAL

  • Rare pink diamond, likely the largest in 300 years, discovered in Angola
  • Khulna-Mongla railway line to open by December
  • IOCL signs MoU with Bangladesh for emergency supply of petroleum goods

STATES

  • Chhattisgarh to flag off ‘Mahtari Nyay Rath’
  • Bihar’s Langat Singh College astronomy lab included in the Unesco heritage list
  • Himachal to ban all ‘non-woven’ plastic carry bags

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • ETFs accounted for a third of record FPI outflows in June,2022- NSDL
  • Credit growth to MSME sector expanded by Rs 52,800 crores in current fiscal: SBI Ecowrap report
  • 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
  • China: Launch of Reusable Spacecraft

DEFENCE

  • Joint Exercise “EX VINBAX 2022”
  • IAF to take part in ‘Pitch Black’ in Australia
  • DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

EVENTS

  • World Breastfeeding Week 2022
  • Ministry of Culture organised “TirangaUtsav”
  • ‘NASHE SE AZADI’ - National Youth and Students Interaction Program

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • DSF institutes first of its kind Dinesh Shahra Lifetime Award for Excellence in Music
  • Canadian scholar receives ICCR’s ‘Distinguished Indologist for 2021’ award

Sports

  • Max Verstappen wins the Hungarian Grand Prix
  • 4th ONGC Para Games 2022

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