Current Affairs in English – 8 June, 2022

INETRNATIONAL NEWS

Indian Army Contingent participates in the “Khaan Quest 2022” exercise:

  • Indian Army participates in a multinational exercise “Ex Khaan Quest 2022” where 16 other countries also took part in Mongolia.
  • Indian Army Founded: 1 April 1895;
  • Indian Army Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Indian Army Chief of the Army Staff: Manoj Pande;
  • Indian Army Motto: Service Before Self.

NATIONAL NEWS

RBI Monetary Policy: RBI raises repo rate by 50 bps to 4.90%:

  • The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) led by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das voted unanimously to raise repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.90 percent.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Chairman: Shri Shaktikanta Das

India ranked worst in the world in terms of environmental performance in 2022:

  • In the 2022 Environment Performance Index (EPI), an analysis by Yale and Columbia University researchers that gives a data-driven evaluation of the situation of sustainability around the world, India came in last out of 180 countries.
  • Climate change, environmental public health, and biodiversity are among the 40 performance factors used by the EPI to rank 180 nations.
  • According to the EPI, four nations, China, India, the United States, and Russia, would account for more than half of global residual greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 if current trends continue

Blue Duke declared as the State Butterfly of Sikkim:

  • Chief Minister P.S. Golay, during the World Environment Day celebrations, declared Blue Duke as the State Butterfly of Sikkim.
  • The announcement was made at Saramsa Garden near Ranipool during the event organized by the Forest department.
  • Sikkim Capital: Gangtok;
  • Sikkim Governor: Ganga Prasad;
  • Sikkim Chief minister: PS Golay.

India successfully tested nuclear- capable Agni-4 ballistic missile in Odisha:

  • India has successfully executed a nuclear- capable Agni-4 ballistic missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
  • The missile has the range of around 4,000 kilometres. Earlier, India successfully test-fired an extended range version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet.
  • It was the first launch of the extended range version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30MKI aircraft.

Maruti Suzuki installed Asia’s largest 20 MWp solar plant at Manesar:

  • Maruti Suzuki India has installed a 20 MW solar carport at its Manesar site. The project is projected to provide the organisation with 28k MWh of electricity per year.

National Air sports Policy 2022 launched by Civil Aviation Minister:

  • National Air sports Policy 2022 Launched in 2022, with the aim of making India the leading country in Air sports.

Union Defence Minister and DAC approves to buy Military Equipment worth Rs 76,390 crores:

  • Military Equipments woth Rs 76,390 crores has been approved by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Andhra Pradesh launched ‘14400 app’ to report corrupt officials:

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the ‘14400’ app. This app has been developed by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
  • This app also aims to ensure fool-proof evidence to present before the court. A complaint can be filed through a toll-free number 14400.
  • Andhra Pradesh Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan;
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

India’s foreign exchange reserves have surpassed USD 600 billion:

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 3.854 billion to USD 601.363 billion, owing to a substantial growth in the country’s foreign currency assets.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Chairman: Shri Shaktikanta Das

TAMIL NADU

Tamil Nadu launched Nalaya Thiran skilling programme for college students:

  • Tamil Nadu government has now launched Nalaya Thiran (Tomorrow’s ability).
  • The Tamil Nadu government recently launched Naan Mudhalvan (I am the first).
  • Under this programme, Tamil Nadu government has now launched Nalaya Thiran (Tomorrow’s ability).
  • In this programme, 50,000 college students will train with the knowledge in computer science, electronics and IT domains, skilling them on problem solving using technologies
  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai;
  • Tamil Nadu Chief minister: K. Stalin;
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: N. Ravi.

APPOINTMENTS

Satish Pai named as the new chairman of International Aluminium Institute:

  • The International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the only body representing the global primary aluminium industry, has announced the appointment of Satish Pai as its new Chair.

SPORTS

India Beat Poland 6-4 to Clinch Inaugural FIH Hockey 5s Title:

  • India beat Poland 6-4 in final to clinch the inaugural FIH Hockey 5s championship in Lausanne in Switzerland.
  • Earlier, India first outplayed Malaysia 7-3, pumping in four goals in the second half in a stunning show before beating Poland 6-2 in the second match of the day. India, who had topped the five-team league standings with three wins and one draw en route final, ended their campaign with an unbeaten record.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Oceans Day observed on 8th June:

  • The World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 every year across the globe.
  • “Revitalization: collective action for the ocean” is the theme for World Oceans Day 2022, a year framed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the celebration of the United Nations Ocean Conference, two years after being cancelled because of the pandemic.
  • The concept of World Oceans Day was first proposed by the UN in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Geography:

  • Maharashtra ranks first in India’s website usage
  • Thoothukudi is the number one producer of chemicals
  • India has 8 place in manganese production.

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