Current Affairs 11th July 2022
11th July Current Affairs
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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates India’s first private LNG Facility plant at Nagpur
- The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated India’s first private Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility plant at Nagpur in Maharashtra. The plant has been set up on Kamptee Road near Nagpur Jabalpur Highway, by Baidyanath Ayurvedic Group, the makers of Ayurvedic medicines.
- Once operational, this LNG filling station in Nagpur will be the first such facility to operate on a commercial basis. LNG is a clean, pollution-free and cost-effective liquid fuel, which is also easy to store and reduces logistics co
Abiy Ahmed wins landslide victory in Ethiopian election
- Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party was declared the winner of last month’s national election in a landslide, assuring a second five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
- The National Election Board of Ethiopia said the ruling party won 410 seats out of 436 contested in the federal parliament. Abiy Ahmed came to power in April 2018 after the former prime minister resigned.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Ethiopia Capital: Addis Ababa.
- Ethiopia Currency: Ethiopian birr.
India’s first Cryptogamic Garden Inaugurated in Uttarakhand
- India’s first cryptogamic garden, with around 50 different species grown, has been inaugurated in the Deoban area of Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
- The garden is situated at a height of 9,000 feet and is spread over an area of three acres. Located in the district’s Chakrata town, the garden was inaugurated by social activist Anoop Nautiyal.
- Cryptogamic means “hidden reproduction” referring to the fact that no seed, no flowers are produced. Thus, cryptogams represent the non-seed-bearing plants.
- Algae, bryophytes (moss, liverworts), lichens, ferns and fungi are the best-known groups of cryptogams that require moist conditions to survive.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.
- The chief minister of Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Twitter appoints Vinay Prakash as resident grievance officer for India
- Twitter has named Vinay Prakash as the Resident Grievance Officer (RGO) for India, as per the information updated on its website. Users can contact Vinay Prakash using an email ID listed on the page.
- Earlier the US-based company had announced the appointment of California-based Jeremy Kessel as the new Grievance Officer for India.
- However, as per the new IT rules in India, social media platforms with over 50 lakh users are mandated to appoint three key personnel namely chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer, and all these three personnel have to be residents in India.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Executive Officer of Twitter: Jack Dorsey.
- Twitter formed: 21 March 2006.
- Headquarters of Twitter: San Francisco, California, United States.
Schemes and Committees News
BCCI forms 7-member working group for domestic cricket
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed a seven-member working group, to investigate the compensation package for the domestic players and the other aspects of domestic cricket.
- The focus of the group will be the remuneration of domestic players for the previous season wherein tournaments were cancelled, due to COVID-19.
The group will have the following members:
- Rohan Jaitley (North Zone)
- Yudhvir Singh (Central Zone)
- Jaydev Shah (West Zone)
- Devajit Saikia (North-East Zone)
- Avishek Dalmiya (East Zone)
- Santosh Menon (South Zone)
- Mohammed Azharuddin (South Zone)
Summits and Conferences News
Nirmala Sitharaman attends 3rd G20 finance ministers meeting
- Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman participated virtually in the Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting under the Italian Presidency.
- The two-day meeting saw discussions on a wide range of issues including global economic risks and health challenges, policies for recovery from the CoVID-19 pandemic, international taxation, sustainable finance, and financial sector issues.
- The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors reaffirmed their resolve to use all available policy tools for as long as required to address the adverse consequences of COVID-19.
- Smt. Sitharaman appreciated the Italian G20 Presidency for identifying three catalysts of resilient economic recovery from the pandemic as being Digitalization, Climate Action and Sustainable Infrastructure and shared the Indian experience of integrating technology with inclusive service delivery during the pandemic.
Syed Osman Azhar Maqsusi won Commonwealth Points of Light award
- Hyderabad’s hunger activist Syed Osman Azhar Maqsusi, who has been feeding thousands of people every day as part of his food drive ‘Hunger Has No Religion’ was awarded a top UK award recently.
- To honor Maqsusi’s efforts, he was conferred with the Commonwealth Points of Light award for his drive that helps to feed 1,500 people on a daily basis. The award is for those ‘outstanding individuals who are making a change in their community.
Wimbledon Championships 2021: Complete List of Winners
- In the men category, Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final, 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, to win his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam trophy.
- With this win, he has equaled his total major men’s singles titles record with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with each of them winning 20 titles.
About the Wimbledon:
- Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, which also includes the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
- The tournament is held at the All-England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah announces retirement from Test cricket
- Bangladesh cricketer Mahmudullah Riyad has announced his retirement from Test cricket in the middle of Bangladesh’s one-off Test match against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.
- Mahmudullah made his Test debut in 2009 during Bangladesh’s tour of the West Indies.
- The right-handed batsman in 50 matches and 94 innings has scored 2914 runs at an average of 33.49. The 150 not out in the ongoing Test against Zimbabwe is his career-best figure and has five centuries and 16 half-centuries under his belt.
Samir Banerjee wins Wimbledon Junior Men’s title
- Indian American Samir Banerjee has won the Wimbledon Junior Men`s title at Number 1 Court. He defeated Victor Lilov of America by 7-5, 6-3 in the Junior Men`s finals to lift the trophy at All England Club.
- For the first time since 2014, and only the second time since 1977, there was an all-American conclusion to the boys` singles event. Notably, both 17-year-olds were unseeded for The Championships.
Argentina beats Brazil to Lift Copa America 2021
- Lionel Messi-led Argentina beat Neymar’s Brazil 1-0 to win the Copa America final match, held at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. With this win, Lionel Messi has secured his first major international trophy.
- The 2021 Copa America was the 47th edition of the annual international men’s football championship organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL.
- Earlier the tournament was scheduled to be held in July 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the first time since 1991 that no guest nation took part in the tournament
Books and Authors News
PM Modi receives 1st copy of ‘The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh’
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the first copy of “The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji” which is written by the late Baljit Kaur Tulsi—the mother of noted lawyer KTS Tulsi.
- The book is published by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. Apart from this, the Prime Minister also shared the audio of the Gurbani Shabad recital by KTS Tulsi, the sitting Rajya Sabha MP of Congress from Chhattisgarh.
World Population Day celebrated on 11th July
- World Population Day is observed globally on 11th July every year. This day is observed to raise awareness among people about the impact of a growing population and issues including gender equality, the importance of family planning, poverty, maternal health, human rights, etc.
- This year theme of World Population Day 2021: “the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility”.
- In 1989, World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of the United National Development Program as an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
· United Nations Population Fund Headquarters: New York, United States
· United Nations Population Fund Executive Director: Natalia Kanem.
· United Nations Population Fund Founded: 1969.
World Malala Day: 12 July
- The United Nations has declared 12th July as World Malala Day to honor the young activist, Malala Yousafzai.
- Malala Day is commemorated, the birthday of Malala Yousafzai to honor women and children’s rights around the world.
- On October 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen after she publicly advocated for the education of girls.
- Despite the attack, Malala soon returned to the public eye, fiercer in her views than earlier and continued her advocacy for gender rights.
- She founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization to help young girls go to school and co-authored a book titled “I Am Malala”, an international bestseller.
Ayurveda Medicine Doyen, Dr P K Warier passes away
- Veteran Indian Ayurveda practitioner, Dr P.K. Warier, who was the most respected name in Ayurveda across the world, has passed away. He was 100.
- He was the chief Physician and Managing trustee of Arya Vaidya Sala, a healthcare center located in Kottakkal, Kerala, and known for its heritage and expertise in Ayurveda.
- The doyen of Ayurveda, Dr Warier, was honored with the Padma Shree in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2010. His autobiography titled Smrithiparvam won the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 2009.
India’s Defense Exports
India’s defense exports for 2021-22 were estimated at Rs 13,000 crore, the highest ever.
- The U.S. was a major buyer, as also nations in Southeast Asia, West Asia and Africa.
- The private sector accounted for 70% of the exports, while public sector firms accounted for the rest.
- Earlier, the private sector used to account for 90% but now the share of defense public sector units had gone up.
- While India’s defense imports from the U.S. have gone up significantly in recent years, Indian companies have been increasingly becoming part of the supply chains of U.S. defense companies.
Astrome has signed a contract with the Department of Telecommunication to start the pilot project called “GigaMesh Network Solution with 15 villages in India.
- GigaMesh, developed by Astrome, will address congestion issues in rural 4G infrastructure and provide high-tech and affordable internet connectivity.
- The solution has been developed by Astrome.
- The startup is supported by AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK), the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
- It’s a network solution which will wirelessly provide fiber-like backhaul capacity and paves the road for 5G.
- It is the world’s first multi-beam E-band Radio that can communicate from one tower to multiple towers simultaneously while delivering multi GBPS throughput to each of these towers.
- A single GigaMesh device can provide up to forty links with 2+ Gbps capacity, communicating up to a range of ten kilometers.
- Gigamesh features multiple point-to-point communication in E-Band, lowering cost and is driven by software to make it easy to deploy, maintain and repair remotely.
- ARTPARK is a not-for-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to promote technology innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) & Robotics.
- AI researchers at ARTPARK, in collaboration with HealthTech startup Niramai Health Analytics and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), have also developed XraySetu.
- XraySetu is a platform that can interpret chest X-rays with 98.86 % sensitivity toward Covid-19 within few seconds.
- ARTPARK also organized the ARTPARK Innovation Summit that brought industry, academia, and the government under one roof to discuss important topics such as:
- how to create next-generation connectivity in rural areas, health AI for Bharat, connecting Bharat with Drones, inclusive learning for the future and building AI and research ecosystem.
- Apart from this, they participated in an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experiment of the Indian Army and showcased India’s only Legged Robotic Dog.
Union Minister for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched revised schemes of Cash Awards, National Welfare and Pension to sportspersons, Web Portal for Schemes of Department of Sports, and National Sports Development Fund website.
- Applicants can apply directly: Now any individual sports person can directly apply for all three schemes as per his/her eligibility.
- Reducing time limit: Applicants now need to apply online for a cash award scheme within six months from the last date of closing of the event.
- Ease in the verification process: The verification process in all three schemes has been eased to a great extent to reduce the processing time.
- Pension benefits to Deaflympics: Deaflympics means deaf sports for deaf athletes who compete at an elite international level.
- Website for NSDF: Development of a dedicated interactive website yas.gov.in for ‘National Sports Development Fund’ (NSDF).
- This Fund is based on CSR contributions from Central & State Governments, PSUs, private companies, individuals etc. for the promotion and development of sports in the country.
The Singalila National Park in West Bengal will soon get new red pandas.
- A zoo in the picturesque Darjeeling Hills has started an ambitious program to augment the wild red panda population.
- In the first rewilding program of red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) in India, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park will release 20 of these furry endangered mammals in about five years to the forests.
- The number of red pandas has been declining in the wild, even in the Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks, the two protected areas where the mammal is found in the wild in West Bengal.
- Recent studies estimate that there are 38 of them in Singalila and 32 in Neora.
- The Padmaja Naidu park, at a height of about 2,000 meters above the sea level, is one of the high-altitude zoos in the country and has been quite successful in captive breeding of the furry mammals.