Current Affairs in English – 8 July, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Gita Gopinath becomes 1st woman to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’:

  • India-born Gita Gopinath became the first woman and second Indian to feature on the ‘wall of former chief economists’ of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

NATIONAL NEWS

India’s unemployment rate increase to 7.80 percent, Haryana and Rajasthan at top:

  • The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy released a report according to the figures, the nation’s jobless rate increased to 7.83% in April from 7.60% in March.
  • Managing Director of CMIE: Mahesh Vyas
  • Minister of Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal

Delhi to host India’s biggest shopping festival in 2023:

  • Delhi will host its first ever government-backed shopping festival from January 28 to February 26 next year, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced.

India’s undernourished population drops to 224.3 million as per UN report:

  • India’s population of 224.3 million undernourished people has decreased over the past 15 years. However, number of obese adults and anaemic women has increased.

“HariyaliMahotsav” to be organized by Ministry of Environment:

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change will be organizing “Hariyali Mahotsav” on 8th July, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.

India’s first mobile telematics-based auto insurance introduced by Edelweiss:

  • In accordance with the Insurance Regulatory and the Development Authority’s (Irdai) Sandbox programme, Edelweiss General Insurance has introduced SWITCH.
  • Executive director & CEO, Edelweiss General Insurance: Shanai Ghosh

Parshottam Rupala inaugurates India’s first ever Animal Health Summit:

  • Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala inaugurating First India Animal Health Summit 2022.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Memorial Award inception announced by Dr. Jitendra Singh:

  • In honour of India’s first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Memorial Award in Public Administration has been established, according to Science and Tech Minister. Minister of Defence: Rajnath Singh
  • Minister of Science and Technology: Jitendra Singh

BOOKS

A new book titled ‘Getting the Bread: The Gen-Z Way to Success’ by Prarthna Batra:

  • Young YouTuber Prarthna Batra’s debut book ‘Getting the Bread: The Gen-Z Way to Success’ launched by sporting icon Sakshi Malik.

APPOINTMENTS

Suranjan Das named as the new president of AIU:

  • The Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor, Suranjan Das was appointed as the president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Association of Indian Universities Secretary General: Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal;
  • Association of Indian Universities Formation: 1925 as Inter-University Board.

R Dinesh named the Confederation of Indian Industry’s new president:

  • R Dinesh, Executive Vice-Chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, has been chosen Confederation of Indian Industry’s President Designate for the years 2022-23.
  • Chairman and Managing Director of ITC: Sanjiv Puri
  • Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv Ltd.: Sanjiv Bajaj

Amitabh Kant, former CEO of NITI Aayog, to serve as new G-20 Sherpa:

  • Amitabh Kant, will take on the role of G-20 Sherpa. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister, would be replaced by Kant because he is expected to resign owing to workload.
  • CEO of Niti Aayog: Parameswaran Iyer
  • Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Shri Piyush Goyal

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Kishwahili Language Day: 07 July

  • World Kiswahili Day is celebrated on the 7th of July every year following a declaration by UNESCO member states in this regard.
  • This first celebration of the World Kiswahili language day will be held under the theme ‘Kiswahili for peace and prosperity’.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Origin of constitutional concept

  • In 1934, first time the idea of constitution assembly for India was put forwarded by M.N.Roy.
  • Indian National Congress First time officially demanded constituent assembly in 1935.
  • In 1938, J.L. Nehru demanded constituent assembly for free India which was elected based on adult franchise

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