Current Affairs in English – 19 July 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Facebook-owner Meta released first annual human rights report:

  • Facebook owner Meta released its first annual human rights report, following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India.
  • Facebook Founded: February 2004;
  • Facebook CEO: Mark Zuckerberg;
  • Facebook Headquarters: California, United States

British govt launched ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights:

  • The British government has launched an “Aviation Passenger Charter” to help passengers know their rights.

NATIONAL NEWS

Successful testing of India’s first 5G private network announced by Bharti Airtel:

  • The nation’s first 5G private network was successfully tested by Bharti Airtel at Bosch Automotive Electronics’ plant in Bengaluru. The trial occurs in advance of a 5G spectrum auction.
  • Director and CEO of Airtel Business: Ajay Chitkara
  • Head of technical functions at Bosch Automotive Electronics India: Subhash P

Telangana government and UNDP collaborate on the DiCRA:

  • Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture, the newest entry in the Digital Public Goods Registry, was announced by the State government in collaboration with UNDP.
  • IT Minister, GoI: Shri KT Rama Rao

Kerala becomes first state to have own internet service:

  • Kerala is now the first and only state in the country to have its own internet service, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who made the announcement.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan;
  • Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram;
  • Kerala Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan.

Expat Insider Rankings for 2022: India ranks 36th

  • Mexico has topped the Expat Insider Rankings for 2022, which was released by the InterNations.
  • while India has been ranked on 36th position out of the 52 countries on the list, with a high affordability score.
  • Kuwait is the worst country for expats in the ranking.

First-Ever ‘Made In India’ surgical robotic system installed at Rajiv Gandhi Institute:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi (RGCI) have installed the first-ever Made-in-India Surgical Robotic System, “SSI-Mantra”.

INS Sindhudhvaj decommissioned after 35 years of service:

  • INS Sindhudhvaj has decommissioned after 35 years of glorious service to the nation.

Syngenta India Launched Biodiversity Sensor Project with IIT Ropar to Monitor Farm Insects:

  • In this article, we have included the Biodiversity sensor project launched by Syngenta India and the Drone Yatra.
  • Syngenta has launched this project in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Punjab (IIT-R).

SPORTS

2025 World Athletics Championships: Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium to host event:

  • The World Athletics Council has selected Tokyo (Japan) to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships.
  • The 18th edition of the World Athletics Championships begins in Oregon USA while Budapest in Hungary will host the 2023 event.
  • The 2022 edition is currently being organized in Oregon, USA, which was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

R. Praggnanandhaa triumphs at the Paracin Open:

  • The Paracin Open ‘A’ chess competition 2022 in Serbia was won by young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa, who finished with 8 points after nine rounds.

Indian GM Aravindh Chithambaram won tournament in Spain:

  • Indian Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram has emerged winner in the 41st Villa De Benasque International Chess Open in Spain.

APPOINTMENTS

Ashish Kumar Chauhan named as the next MD & CEO of NSE:

  • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the appointment of Ashish Kumar Chauhan as its new managing director and CEO.
  • National Stock Exchange Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • National Stock Exchange Founded: 1992;
  • Chairperson of National Stock Exchange: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi.

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