Current Affairs in English – 13 July 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

PM inaugurated Deoghar Airport and several other development projects:

  • PM Narendra Modi officially inaugurated and set the cornerstone for a number of construction projects totaling more than 16,800 crores of rupees in Deoghar.

India sets world record for building longest double-decker bridge in Nagpur:

  • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Maharashtra Metro achieved the world record for constructing the longest double-decker viaduct with a length of 3.14 km in Nagpur.

In Rurban Mission’s delta rating, Jharkhand ranks first:

  • According to formal announcement, Jharkhand came out on top in Syama Prasad Mookerjee Rurban Mission’s delta ranking for the month of June with 76.19 score.
  • State rural development department secretary: Dr. Manish Ranjan
  • MGNREGA commissioner: Rajeshwari B

Ministry of Mines hosts 6th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals:

  • 6th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals was held as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav legendary week celebrations in New Delhi, according to Ministry of Mines.
  • Union Minister of Housing: Shri Amit Shah
  • Union Minister of Mines, Coal, and Parliamentary Affairs: Shri Pralhad Joshi
  • Minister of State for Mines, Coal, and Railways: Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve
  • Secretary Ministry of Mines: Shri Alok Tandon

Meghalaya to invest 300 crore in Childhood education programmes:

  • Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has announced Government that the government has earmarked Rs 300 crore.
  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong;
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister: Conrad Kongkal Sangma;
  • Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik.

AAI Leh Airport is being built as nation first carbon-neutral airport:

  • The Airports Authority of India, Leh airport is being built as a carbon-neutral airport, a first in India.
  • Airports Authority of India Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Airports Authority of India Founded: 1 April 1995;
  • Airports Authority of India Chairman: Sanjeev Kumar.

India’s 1st elevated urban expressway “Dwarka” to be operational by 2023:

  • The Dwarka Expressway, which is being developed as the first elevated urban expressway in India, will be operational in 2023.

BOOKS

Meenakshi Lekhi launched ‘Swadhinta Sangram Na Surviro’ book:

  • The book, ‘Swadhinata Sangram Na Surviro’, celebrates 75 freedom fighters and shares the stories of the sacrifices made by them for the country.
  • Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi has launched a book in Gujarati commemorating the contributions of freedom fighters at a function

SPORTS

ISSF World Cup, South Korea: India’s Arjun Babuta wins first gold medal

  • Arjun Babuta of India earned his first gold medal in shooting at the Changwon, South Korea, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage.

Bhagwani Devi, 94, won gold medal in 100-meter sprint in Finland:

  • Bhagwani Devi Dagar, a 94-year-old Indian sprinter, won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the Tampere, Finland, World Masters Athletics Championships.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
  • Union Commerce Minister: Piyush Goyal
  • Chief Minister of Haryana: Shri Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor of Haryana: Shri Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Delhi Chief Minister: Arvind Kejriwal

India’s GM D. Gukesh wins Gijon Chess Masters:

  • India’s D. Gukesh won the Gijon Chess Masters, with eight points out of nine rounds. GM Alexandr Fier of Brazil finished second with 6.5 points while International Master Pedro Antonio Gines of Spain.

Jonny Bairstow & Marizanne Kapp named ICC Players of the Month for June:

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Player of the Month awards for June 2022.
  • ICC Founded: 15 June 1909;
  • ICC Chairman: Greg Barclay;
  • ICC CEO: Geoff Allardice;
  • ICC Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

APPOINTMENTS

Sanjai Kumar recommended for post of CMD, Raitel:

  • The public enterprise’s selection board (PESB) has selected Sanjai Kumar for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL).

Pratik Pota hired by Advent International to head Eureka Forbes :

  • Pratik Pota was appointed by PE firm Advent International to run Eureka Forbes, one of its portfolio companies. Pratik will join Eureka Forbes as MD & CEO.
  • Managing Director of Advent: Sahil Dalal

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Paper Bag Day 2022 observed on 12th July:

  • Every year, World Paper Bag Day is observed on July 12 to raise awareness of the importance of using paper bags instead of plastic bags.
  • The theme for Paper Bag Day this year is, “If You’re ‘fantastic’, Do Something ‘dramatic’ To Cut The ‘Plastic’, Use ‘Paper Bags’.”

PER DAY ONE INFO

Indian Standard Time (IST):

  • Totally 29 longitudinal lines passes through India
  • Indian Longitude distribution -68 ◦7 ‘to 97 ◦ 25‘
  • Indian Standard Time -82.5 ◦ – Mirzapur -Alahabad (Prayagraj) -Uttar Pradesh
  • Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh (First sunrise place in India)
  • Gaurmotta in Gujarat (Last sunset place in India)
  • The time difference between Prime meridian and Indian Standard Time is 5.30 hours.

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