Current Affairs in English – 6 July, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

RBI imposes monetary penalty on IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1.05 crore and Rs 1 crore on Kotak Mahindra Bank and IndusInd Bank.

DRDO conducted successfully tests out Autonomous Aircraft’s Maiden Take-Off:

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the Maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator from Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka.
  • DRDO Founded: 1 January 1958;
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • DRDO Chairman: G. Satheesh Reddy;
  • DRDO Motto: Strength’s Origin is in Knowledge.

PM Modi inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Gandhinagar:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The theme of this Digital India Week is ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’ to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital India Week 2022 will also have a three-day long orientation program ‘India Stack Knowledge Exchange- Showcasing India Stack and India’s Digital Products and Service’ from 7th July.

IIT Hyderabad and Greenko inks a pact to establish sustainable sci-tech school:

  • In order to establish a school where students would be trained toward sustainable goals, the renewable energy company Greenko has partnered with IIT-Hyderabad.
  • Union Minister for Education, GoI: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Himachal Pradesh CM launched ‘Nari Ko Naman’ scheme for women:

  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has launched ‘Naari Ko Naman’ scheme to provide 50 % concession on fares in Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses to women commuters.
  • Himachal Pradesh Capital: Shimla (Summer) , Dharamshala (Winter);
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister: Jai Ram Thakur;
  • Himachal Pradesh Governor: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.

PM Modi to Visit Varanasi to Inaugurate Projects Worth Rs 1,800 Crore:

  • Prime minister Modi will visit Varanasi in July to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several development programs worth Rs 1,800.

TAMIL NADU

To establish semiconductor park, IGSS Ventures and Tamil Nadu Govt signs MoU:

  • In the presence of Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Tamil Nadu and the Singapore-based M/s. IGSS Ventures.
  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: Shri M. K. Stalin
  • Industries Minister of Tamil Nadu: Thangam Thennarasu
  • Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu: V. Irai Anbu

Tata Power and Tamil Nadu inks a pact to establish a solar manufacturing facility:

  • Tata Power made a deal with the Tamil Nadu Govt to invest Rs. 3000 crore in construction of a new solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Tirunelveli.
  • Tata Power CEO & MD: Shri Praveer Sinha

AWARDS

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska wins prestigious Fields Medal 2022:

  • Ukrainian maths professor, Maryna Viazovska, who won the top mathematics prize, the Fields Medal 2022.

Michelle Poonawalla received the coveted Shiromani Award:

  • Michelle Poonawalla has received the Shiromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022 in the United Kingdom for her contribution to the field of art.

APPOINTMENTS

Aviva India appoints Asit Rath as new CEO and MD:

  • Aviva India has appointed Asit Rath as chief executive officer and managing director. Rath will succeed Amit Malik who is leaving the business after 10 years.
  • Aviva International has been associated with India since 1834.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Zoonosis Day 2022 observed on 6th July:

  • World Zoonoses Day is marked annually on 6 July to commemorate the first vaccination administered against a zoonotic disease like influenza, ebola and West Nile virus.
  • World Zoonoses Day was instituted on 6 July 1885 to educate and raise awareness about zoonotic diseases that can transmit from animals to humans

PER DAY ONE INFO

Economics:

  • Primary Sector -1. Department of Agriculture
  • Secondary Sector – 2. Industrial Sector
  • Tertiary Sector – 3. Service Sector

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