Current Affairs in English – 15 July 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Chinese Academy of Sciences launched global naming event for its newest solar observatory:

  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has initiated a global title assortment for the nation’s newest solar observatory, which will probably be launched right into a sun-synchronous orbit in October.
  • The 888-kilogram observatory has a half-tonne precursor, “Xihe,” a Chinese H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE), named after the solar goddess in historical Chinese mythology and launched final October to review the violent and sudden bodily processes behind solar flares.

NATIONAL NEWS

PM Narendra Modi attends first virtual I2U2 summit:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the first virtual I2U2 Summit.
  • The I2U2 is a four-nation grouping, where “I” stands for India and Israel, and “U” for the US and the UAE. PM Modi was joined by United States President Joe Biden, Israeli PM Yair Lapid and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Tripura government launched ‘Earn with Learn’ Scheme:

  • The Tripura government has launched a new scheme named ‘Earn with Learn’ to bring back those who had dropped out of schools following the outbreak of Covid-19. This scheme is a part of the ‘Vidyalaya
  • Tripura Capital: Agartala;
  • Tripura Chief Minister: Manik Saha;
  • Tripura Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya;
  • Tripura Tribes: Tripura/Tripuri, Riang, Jamatia.

Samsung created fastest graphics DRAM chip in the world

  • Samsung announced the creation of a new graphics dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chip with increased speed and power efficiency, according to manufacturer.
  • Samsung Founder: Lee Byung-chul
  • Samsung Chairman: Lee Kun-hee

Infosys purchases a Danish-based life science company:

  • Infosys bought BASE Life Science for around 110 million euros (Rs. 875 crore). The acquisition will expand Infosys’ knowledge in the life sciences industry.
  • Infosys Founder: Narayan Murthy
  • Infosys CEO: Salil Parekh

National Rail and Transportation Institute upgraded as Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya:

  • National Rail and Transportation Institute upgraded as Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, the deemed to be university will be upgraded to a central university. The university has been renamed as Gati Shakti
  • The Union Cabinet gave its approval to introduce a Bill in Parliament, namely, the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV).

Wholesale inflation declines marginally to 15.18% for June:

  • The annual rate of inflation based on the all-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is 15.18 per cent for the month of June.
  • 2022 CPI
  1. January 12.96%
  2. February 13.11%
  3. March 14.55%
  4. April 15.08%
  5. May 15.88%
  6. June 15.18%

Uttarakhand becomes first state in India to implement NEP at pre-primary level:

  • Uttarakhand has become the first state in the country to initiate the process of implementing the Centre’s New Education Policy.
  • Uttarakhand Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer);
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami;
  • Uttarakhand Governor: Gurmit Singh.

Dr S Jaishankar launches ‘Connecting through Culture’ at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in Delhi:

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar launched ‘Connecting through Culture’, an anthology of essays on various aspects of India’s.
  • The anthology in many ways is a very notable contribution to understanding India, appreciating India, and in many ways valuing India.

Agnikul Cosmos opened India’s first rocket engine factory in Chennai:

  • Space tech startup, Agnikul Cosmos has inaugurated India’s first-ever factory to manufacture 3D-printed rocket engines in Chennai.
  • It was unveiled by Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and ISRO chairman S Somanath in the presence of Pawan Goenka, the chairman of IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre).

Indian researchers developed novel method to render SARS-CoV-2 inactive:

  • New synthetic peptides that can both prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells and clump the virus particles together to lessen their capacity to infect living cells.

SPORTS

India bagged 22 medals in Asian U-20 Wrestling Championships in Manama, Bahrain:

  • Indian grapplers had a fantastic outing at the U20 Asian Wrestling Championships in Manama, Bahrain where they won as many as 22 medals that concluded.
  • Winning 4 gold medals, 9 silver and 9 bronze, the talented bunch of grapplers put up a good show and gave a stiff fight to worthy competitors from Iran and Kazakhstan, among other strong nations.

Birmingham World Games 2022: Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam win bronze in archery:

  • Abhishek Verma, archery gold winner from the Asian Games, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam took home bronze at the World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
  • Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam took home the gold at the Archery World Cup in Paris.

APPOINTMENTS

Mustafizur Rahman named as Bangladesh High Commissioner to India:

  • The Bangladesh Government has appointed Mustafizur Rahman as the next High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India.
  • He is currently serving as Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and the Ambassador to Switzerland. He will succeed Muhammad Imran as the new High Commissioner.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Lattitude:

  • Imaginary Lines
  • Horizontal Lines
  • Totally 180 lines — (90◦ N and 90◦ S )
  • Mainly Used to calculate :
  • Weather & Temperature of the Earth
  • Gradually decrease in size from Equator to pole
  • Length of 60 ◦ is half of Equator

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