Daily Current Affairs and GK | 15 July 2022

By Priyanka Chaudhary | Last Modified: 24 Jul 2022 19:23 PM IST

New Year Offer get 20% Off
Use Coupon code PENDULUMEDU

half yearly current affairs 2022 book january july Rs.199/- Read More
current affairs and banking awareness 2022 combined Rs.398/- Read More
half yearly current affairs 2022 book in hindi january july Rs.199/- Read More
half yearly current affairs 2022 in detail january june Rs.219/- Read More


Half Yearly (January- June 2022 , Detailed)
2022 e Book

Current Affairs

Available in English & Hindi(eBook)

Buy Now ( Hindi ) Preview Buy Now (English)

Topic: Infrastructure and Energy

1. Central Government approved a new rail line in Rajasthan and Gujarat with an outlay of Rs 2,798.16 crore.

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of the Taranga Hill-Ambaji- Abu Road new rail line.
  • It will be 116.65 km long and provide connectivity to Ambaji, a famous pilgrimage destination in India. Ambaji attracts tourists from Rajasthan and Gujarat.
  • The Ajitnath Jain temple will also get benefit from this railway line.
    It will also provide an alternative route for the existing Ahmedabad-Abu Road railway line.
  • The Union Cabinet also approved the up-gradation of the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) to Gati Shakti University.
  • It will act as a centre for education, training, skilling, and research in the transportation sector.
  • National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) will be now a Central University. It is India's first transport institute situated in Vadodara, Gujarat.

Topic: Books and Authors

2. Himachal Pradesh Governor released a book titled “The McMahon line: A century of discord”.

  • It has been authored by former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former Chief of Army Staff General JJ Singh (Retd).
  • The book is about the former Army chief’s experiences and research on the India-China border dispute.
  • In this book, he has written about the politics, history, structure and geography of the McMahon line.
  • A short film related to the McMahon line was also screened on the occasion.
  • McMahon Line:
    • McMahon Line is the effective boundary between China and India.
    • Sir Henry McMahon proposed the line at the 1914 Simla Convention to separate Tibet from India in the eastern sector.
    • It is 890 kilometres long and extends from the corner of Bhutan to the Isu Razi Pass on the Burma border.

Topic: Important Days

3. National Plastic Surgery Day 2022: 15 July

  • Every year on July 15, India observes National Plastic Surgery Day.
  • Dr. S. Raja Sabapathy, the then President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, first proposed the concept of National Plastic Surgery Day in 2011.
  • National Plastic Surgery Day has been adopted as World Plastic Surgery Day.
  • 'APSI Sushruta Film Festival' (ASFF 2022) has been organized by the Burn and Plastic Surgery Department of AIIMS, Delhi in collaboration with the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI).
  • It was organized to celebrate the 12th National Plastic Surgery Day on 15th July.
  • The film festival was observed on the theme of ‘Changing lives with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’.
  • The purpose of the film festival is to highlight the best work performed by plastic surgeons across the country.

National Plastic Surgery Day 2022

(Source: News on AIR)

Topic: State News/ Mizoram

4. According to the Govt. survey, Mizoram has the highest proportion of women working as legislators and managers.

  • According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2020-June 2021, Mizoram also has the highest proportion of women working in managerial positions (40.8%), followed by Sikkim (32.5%) and Meghalaya (31%).
  • The data showed that the proportion of female workers in the general positions working in managerial positions at All India levels was 18 percent.
  • Similarly, the proportion of female workers to male workers as legislators, senior officials, and managers was 22.2 percent.
  • According to the data, numerous states/union territories had lower proportions of women working as legislators, senior officials, and managers. These are: Uttarakhand (3.6 percent), Jammu and Kashmir (4.8 percent), Bihar (7.8 percent), Punjab (8.4 percent), etc.
  • Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (1.8%) had the lowest ratio.
  • In April 2017, the National Statistical Office (NSO) launched PLFS.

Topic: India and Its Neighbours

5. Gotabaya Rajapaksa sent his resignation letter to Sri Lanka Speaker.

  • Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sent his resignation via an email to Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abhayavardhan.
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe will take over as the acting President after Rajapaksa's resignation.
  • According to the Sri Lankan Constitution, the Speaker of Parliament will act as President for a maximum of 30 days if both the President and Prime Minister resign.
  • Within 30 days, the Parliament will choose a new President from among its members. Then, that person will serve as President for the remaining two years of the current term.

Topic: Government Schemes and Initiatives

6. A new mobile app for Aadhaar face authentication has been launched.

  • A new mobile app called "AadhaarFaceRd" has been launched by UIDAI for face authentication through a mobile app from anywhere and at any time.
  • According to UIDAI, Aadhaar holders' identities like their Aadhaar numbers and biometric data can be stored in the Central Identity Data Repository by using face authentication.
  • Aadhaar Face Authentication technology has been developed in-house by UIDAI.
  • An Aadhaar holder's actual identity, which was collected at the time of Aadhaar enrolment, is validated and recorded in the databases of UIDAI through this verification.
  • Aadhaar holders can use "AadhaarFaceRd" app for various initiatives such as Ration Distribution, Farmer welfare schemes, Scholarship schemes, etc.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI):
    • It was established as a statutory authority under the Aadhaar Act 2016.
    • It works under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
    • It has so far issued Aadhaar numbers to more than 132 crore residents.
    • Dr. Saurabh Garg is the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India.
 
Monthly Current Affairs eBooks
June Monthly Current Affairs May Monthly Current Affairs
April Monthly Current Affairs March Monthly Current Affairs

Topic: Government Schemes and Initiatives

7. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched Platform of Platforms (POP) under the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM).

  • He launched the POP under e-NAM on the sidelines of the State Agriculture and Horticulture Ministers' Conference in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Equity grant of more than Rs 37 crore was also released to 1,018 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
  • With the introduction of POP, farmers will be able to sell crops outside the state borders.
  • 41 service providers from different platforms are covered under POP. The POP can be accessed through e-NAM mobile app.
  • E-NAM mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
  • Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India is organizing National Conference of State Agriculture & Horticulture Ministers in Bengaluru on 14-15th July, 2022.

POP under e-NAM

(Source: PIB)

Topic: National News

8. Ahmedabad and Kerala have been included by TIME magazine in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022.

  • These places have been included by TIME magazine among the 50 extraordinary destinations in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022.
  • Seoul, Buahan in Bali, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Madeira in Spain are other places in list.
  • TIME described Kerala as ‘one of India’s most beautiful states.’ Kerala is known as “God’s own country”.
  • TIME said Kerala’s first caravan park, Karavan Meadows, has been opened in Vagamon.
  • Ahmedabad is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.
  • TIME said that Ahmedabad’s Gujarat Science City added three attractions last year.
  • They include a 20-acre natural park, a new robot gallery and a new aquarium. Science City’s new aquarium is now India’s largest.  

Topic: Indian Economy

9. Central government relaxed norms for adjusting states' off-budget borrowings.

  • As per the new norms, liabilities of the last fiscal year can be adjusted against their borrowing ceilings for the next four years till March 2026.
  • In order to bring transparency to the finances of the states, the Center had informed them in March that the off-budget debt has to be equated with the states' own borrowing.
  • Any such funds raised by the governments in the financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22 will need to be adjusted outside the debt limit.
  • Off-budget borrowings are the loans taken by state government entities, special purpose vehicles, etc, in which principal and interest are repaid from the budget of the state government.
  • The off-budget borrowings of states have increased mainly due to the reduction in revenue growth and increased revenue expenditure.
  • As per norms, state governments have to take approval from the central government for fresh borrowing after the limit of a financial year.
  • The Centre has fixed the net borrowing ceiling of states at Rs 8,57,849 crore or 3.5 per cent of GSDP.

Topic: Personality in News

10. Jahnavi Dangeti becomes the youngest astronaut to complete the Analog Astronaut programme from AATC.

  • Jahnavi Dangeti completed the two-week training programme at the Analog Astronaut Training Centre (AATC) in South Poland at the age of 19.
  • AATC has been established by the European Space professionals to carry out spaceflight scientific studies.
  • Six persons from across the world were selected for this programme based on achievements and association with the space programmes.
  • Jahnavi Dangeti completed NASA’s International Air and Space Programme (IASP) at the Kennedy Space Centre in 2021.
  • Under the Analog Astronaut programme, AATC has so far trained 45 batches.
Related Study Material
Evolution and History of the Indian Constitution Preamble of the Indian Constitution
Major sources of Indian Constitution President of India
Ramsar sites of India 2022 Classification of Rocks
Interior of the Earth Tax system in India

Topic: Agriculture and allied sectors

11. Government created a roadmap to promote North-Eastern (NE) states as Agriculture export hub.

  • For promoting the export of horticulture products grown in North-Eastern (NE) states, the government has created a strategy.
  • APEDA signed an MoU with Assam Agriculture University to conduct training programmes on pre-harvest and post-harvest management and other research activities.
  • Recently, APEDA also organized a conference on the Export Potential of Natural, Organic and Geographical Indications (GI) Agro Products
  • APEDA organised a training programme to promote the export of organic pork from Sikkim.
  • For the first time, Tripura’s Jack fruit, and Nagaland’s King Chilli were exported to London.
  • The APEDA promoted GI products like Bhut Jolokia, Assam Lemon, etc. from NER.
  • In the last six years, the export of agricultural products has increased from USD 2.52 million in 2016-17 to USD 17.2 million in 2021-22.

Topic: Government Schemes and Initiatives

12. Government extended RoSCTL scheme till March 2024.

  • The government has approved the continuation of the Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) to boost exports and job creation in the textile sector.
  • In 2019, the RoSL (Rebate of State Levies) scheme was converted into a new scheme Rebate of State and Central Taxes Levies (RoSCTL).
  • The scheme has supported the incubation of start-ups and entrepreneurs. It helped in improving cost efficiency and export competitiveness.
  • This scheme has provided a stable and predictable policy regime and helped in generating employment in the textile sector.
  • Textile Ministry has a fixed maximum rate of rebate for the scheme at 6.05% for apparel and 8.2% for made-ups.

RoSCTL scheme till March 2024

(Source: News on AIR)

Topic: State News/ New Delhi

13. Delhi government launched the ‘SAH-BHAGITA’ scheme for resident welfare associations.

  • Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena launched the ‘SAH-BHAGITA’ scheme to increase the involvement of the Residential Welfare Association (RWAs) in tax collection and waste management systems.
  • Under this scheme, RWAs will get incentives for their efforts to improve efficiency and compliance in tax collection.
  • RWAs will get incentives for achieving 90 per cent tax collection from the total number of properties in their societies or colonies.
  • After achieving this feat, RWAs can recommend development works worth 10% of the tax collection but it should not be more than Rs 1 Lakh.
  • In addition to this, an extra 5% incentive will be given if the colony implements 100% waste segregation at the source.

Topic: Sports

14. Mohammed Shami becomes fastest Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in ODI.

  • He achieved this feat in first India vs England ODI at the Kennington Oval. He has taken 150 wickets in 80 matches.
  • Mohammed Shami broke the record of Ajit Agarkar to take the fastest 150 ODI wickets.
  • Shami is the third fastest in the world to take 150 wickets in ODI. Mitchell Starc of Australia holds the record for the fastest 150 wickets.
  • Note:
    • Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in ODIs.
    • Anil Kumble has taken most wickets for India in ODIs.
 
 

 

 

0
COMMENTS

Comments


Share Blog


Half Yearly (Jan - June 2022)
2022 Book

Banking Awareness

For IBPS, SBI, SEBI, RBI, State PCS, UPSC Exams

Preview Buy Now
Current Affairs

Attempt Daily Current
Affairs Quiz

Attempt Quiz