Current Affairs in English – 14 July 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

Ahmedabad & Kerala features in TIME Magazine’s The World’s Greatest Places of 2022:

  • The southern state of Kerala and Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat were the two Indian entries into the list of the world’s greatest places of 2022.

India’s first locally created HPV vaccine receives DCGI approval:

  • The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the market authorization of India’s first quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine against cervical cancer.
  • Serum Institute of India’s CEO: Adar Poonawalla

Nomura cuts India’s GDP forecast for 2023 to 4.7%:

  • Nomura has revised downwards, the GDP growth forecast for India in 2023 to 4.7%. Earlier this rate was 5.4%.

Delhi Government tie-up with UNICEF for employment opportunities for students:

  • Students of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) will now have access to job opportunities thanks to a new pilot project the Delhi government announced with UNICEF.
  • UNICEF Founded: 1946;
  • UNICEF Headquarters: New York City, USA;
  • UNICEF Director General: Catherine M. Russell;
  • UNICEF Membership: 192.

WEF’s Gender Gap Report 2022: India ranks low at 135th globally:

  • India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

India’s Retail inflation at 7.01% in June:

  • Retail inflation, based on the consumer price index (CPI), eased to 7.01 per cent in June.
  • 2022 CPI
  1. January 01%
  2. February 04%
  3. March 95%
  4. April 79%
  5. May       04%
  6. June 01%

75th Independence Day: Govt to start nationwide campaign ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’

  • To encourage citizens to raise national flag at their residences in observance of the nation’s 75th Independence Day, Central govtt will launch Har Ghar Tiranga campaign.
  • Union Home Minister: Shri Amit Shah
  • Minister of Culture: Shri G.Kishan Reddy

Delhi Lt Gov launches scheme to reward RWAs for property tax compliance:

  • Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena has announced significant changes in the property tax policy of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) after its unification.
  • The L-G also launched a SAH-BHAGITA scheme to increase the involvement of the Residential Welfare Association (RWAs) in optimal tax collection and waste management systems.

I&B Ministry unveils New Logo of Prasar Bharati on its Silver Jubilee:

  • India’s public broadcaster Prasar Bharati unveiled its new logo on July 11, 2022, in its silver jubilee year.
  • Prasar Bharati CEO: Shashi Shekhar Vempati (2017–);
  • Prasar Bharati Founded: 23 November 1997;
  • Prasar Bharati Headquarters: New Delhi.

Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award conferred to Narayanan Kumar:

  • The government of Japan has conferred the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ award on Sanmar Group Vice Chairman Narayanan Kumar.

BOOKS

Himachal Governor Rajendra Vishwanath unveils book ‘The McMahon line’:

  • The Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, recently released a book titled “The McMahon line: A century of discord”.

SPORTS

Indian women’s cricket team for upcoming Commonwealth Games announced:

  • The Indian women’s cricket team has been announced by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
  • The 15-person team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur. The team included Sneh Rana, Harleen Deol, and Taniya Bhatiya as the wicketkeeper.
  • Yastika Bhatia will be the team’s top pick for a wicket keeper.

Mohammed Shami becomes fastest Indian bowler to take 150 ODI wickets:

  • Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian bowler to 150 ODI wickets in first India vs England ODI at the Kennington Oval.
  • Mohammed Shami: 80 games
  • Ajit Agarkar: 97 games
  • Zaheer Khan: 103 games.

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