Current affairs 13th August 2022
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Tejashwi Yadav to meet Sonia Gandhi ahead of floor test in Bihar
RJD Tejashwi Yadav will be meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi today. Tejashwi was sworn in as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister after forming Mahagathbandhan with Nitish Kumar JDU earlier this week. The alliance will be facing an assembly floor test on the 24th of August.
Pawan K Varma resigns from TMC
Pawan K Varma, a senior leader has resigned from Mamata Banerjee Trinamool Congress. He was earlier a part of Nitish Kumar JDU but was expelled from the party in 2020 for opposing NDA Citizenship Amendment Act. His resignation comes amid JDU breaking up its alliance with NDA.
Centre asks states to avoid large gatherings on Independence Day amid COVID-19 cases
With a record of more than 15,000 cases every day, the Centre has asked states to avoid large gatherings during Independence Day celebrations. The center has urged them to follow COVID-19 protocols.
Kerala govt to launch the app to keep a check on GST evasion
The Kerala government has decided to launch a mobile app to curb the rising cases of GST evasion. The state government expects the ‘Lucky Bill App’ to help in increasing tax collections as people will be encouraged to ask for bills while purchasing goods and availing services.
Microsoft, govt plan to train 2.5 mn civil servants in computer skills
Microsoft and the Indian government will collaborate on a program to train nearly 2.5 million civil servants in using the company suite of digital tools. The partnership between the tech giant, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and the Capacity Building Commission (CBC) aims to help civil servants in helping the underprivileged. It will help them in delivering last-mile social welfare services, said a statement from Microsoft.
Rishabh Pant appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the UK instead of in Ukraine. The UK has announced 7 locations outside of London for the contest.
7.3% of Indians owned digital currency in 2021, 7th highest in the world: UN
The UN trade and development body UNCTAD said that in 2021, developing countries accounted for 15 of the top 20 economies when it comes to the share of the population that owns cryptocurrencies. Ukraine topped the list with 12.7 percent, followed by Russia (11.9 percent), Venezuela (10.3 percent), Singapore (9.4 percent), Kenya (8.5 percent), and the US (8.3 percent). In India, 7.3 percent of the population owned digital currency in 2021, ranking seventh in the list of top 20 global economies for digital currency ownership as a share of the population.
International Youth Day 2022
Every year, International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 to mark the contribution of today youth to the development of society. This year theme for International Youth Day 2022 is “Intergenerational solidarity: creating a world for all ages.”
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.
India Sports News Today
Zimbabwe has announced Regis Chakabva as the team captain for Zimbabwe in upcoming India vs Zimbabwe ODI series.
India Bhavani Devi wins gold medal at Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the women senior individual Sabre category at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 in London.
Bata India has recorded a 72% rise in profits in the last quarter recording it at Rs. 119.37 crores.
According to UNCTAD, 7.3% of Indians own digital currency making India the 7th highest country to hold cryptocurrency in the world.
The dispatch of passenger vehicles to dealers increased by 11% in July with an improvement in semiconductor supplies.
The GoM will be submitting its reports on the taxation of casinos and online games to the finance minister by end of this week.