Current affairs 12th August 2022

If you are looking for your daily dose of current affairs, we bring you today current affairs on 10th August. Whether you are a student preparing for entrance exams or like to keep yourself updated, the following current affairs will help you. The current affairs provide you with daily updates about the economic, national, international, etc., events. They highlight significant events and news which can help in your exam preparation for UPSC, SSC, Banking, etc.

National News

JP Nadda will be visiting Tripura for 2 days

BJP National President JP Nadda will be visiting Tripura for 2 days from 27th August. He will be overseeing organizational activities and meeting with party workers.

Efforts to make the new Parliament building operational for the winter session

The new parliament building is 70% ready and is expected to be completed by November this year. All efforts are being made to finish the project on time so that the winter session can take place in the new Parliament.

Govt plans to restore the population of extinct Cheetahs in the country

The government has planned to restore the population of cheetahs that have become extinct in the country. It aims at establishing viable cheetah metapopulation in the country that allows the cheetah to perform its functional role as a top predator and contribute to its global conservation efforts.

Union Cabinet approves extension of PMAY-Urban ‘Housing for All Mission’ up to 31st Dec 2024

Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) – Housing for All Mission up to 31st December 2024. Financial assistance is being provided for the completion of already sanctioned over 122 lakh houses till 31st March 2022.

PM Modi says, the country saved nearly Rs 50,000 crore following the introduction of the Ethanol blending process

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation the Second Generation Ethanol Plant at Panipat in Haryana through video conferencing. He said that the country saved at least 50 thousand crore rupees following the introduction of the Ethanol blending process and the amount diverted to the farmers.

National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks organized by the Ministry of Cooperation and the National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB) in New Delhi. The short-term cooperative credit structure in India comprises 34 State Cooperative Banks, 351 District Central Cooperative Banks, and 96 thousand 575 PACS.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of the country

President Draupadi Murmu has appointed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India, CJI. He will take over the charge on the 27th of this month. The present CJI Justice N V Ramana will retire on 26th August.

International News

UK Presidential race finalist Rishi Sunak pledges to provide support for rising energy bills to households.

World Lion Day 2022

Launched in 2013, World Lion Day is annually observed on August 10th with an aim to raise awareness and gather support for lion conservation. The purpose of World Lion Day, as previously indicated, is to increase public awareness of the significance of lion conservation. Lions are designated as a vulnerable species on the Red List.

New zoonotic virus in eastern provinces of China

As the world is recovering from the novel coronavirus pandemic, a zoonotic virus has been discovered in two eastern provinces of China. The new type of Henipavirus is also called Langya Henipaviral or the LayV. As per media reports, it has infected thirty-five persons in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China, so far. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and a cough.

UN to hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine nuclear crisis

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to address the crisis at Ukraine Zaporizhian nuclear complex. Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of having bombed the power plant. Bombings on 9th August night left at least 14 people dead in southeastern Ukraine near the power plant, the largest in Europe.

Latvia and Estonia withdraw from the cooperation group between China and Central and Eastern European countries

Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries. The move comes amid Western criticism of China over escalating military pressure on Taiwan. Relations between Lithuania and China worsened after the former allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy late last year.

Russia successfully launches an Iranian satellite into orbit

A Russian rocket the Soyuz rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. It placed the Iranian satellite called Khayyam into orbit. It’s named after Omar Khayyam, a Persian scientist who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries.

International Day of World Indigenous Peoples 2022

The International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on the 9th of August to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of the indigenous communities around the globe. This year, the theme for the International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples is ‘The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.

Sports News

44th Chess Olympiad: Harika Dronavalli bags medal while being 9 months pregnant

Indian grandmaster Harika Dronavalli won a medal while being nine months pregnant. India ‘A’ women’s team comprising Harika Dronavalli, Vaishali, Koneru Humphy, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni won the bronze medal in the women section.

Manisha Kalyan and Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Footballers of the Year 2021-22

Manisha Kalyan and Sunil Chhetri were named the AIFF Women and Men Footballer of the year respectively. While Manisha had won the Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year last season, this is the seventh time that Sunil won the Award, having last won it in 2018-19.

Union Cabinet approves Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty b/w India & Australia

Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an Audio Visual C0-Production Treaty, between India and Australia with a view to promoting the co-production of films. Such agreements are Umbrella Agreements under which private, and government agencies enter contracts to produce films together.

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