Current Affairs 14th July 2022

14th July Current Affairs

​Reading Daily Current Affairs is very important if you are preparing for government competitive examinations such as UPSC, UPPCS, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, CDS, AFCAT, NDA, Airforce, Railways, ESIC, EPFO, SIDBI, NABARAD, RBI, etc. If you read current affairs daily, then you can easily score good marks in the current affairs section. Commonly, current affairs are asked in almost all the exams. If you try to mug up the current affairs on the last day of the exam, then you will ruin your whole exam. So, the best way to score marks in the current affairs section is that you should read current affairs on daily basis. 

Read the Daily current affairs July 14, 2022, provided here topic-wise covering all the important news updates. Here we have analyzed and classified the topics in Daily current affairs.


National News

India launches BHIM-UPI services in Bhutan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched BHIM-UPI QR-based payments in Bhutan will further strengthen the cooperation between the two neighboring nations.

With the launch in Bhutan, the payment infrastructures of the two countries are seamlessly connected and will benefit tourists and business people from India who travel to Bhutan. This will enhance the ease of living and traveling through cashless transactions.

The services have started in Bhutan under India’s Neighborhood First policy. She described BHIM UPI as one of the brightest in facilitating digital transactions in India during the pandemic.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Bhutan Capital: Thimphu.

Bhutan Prime minister: Lotay Tshering.

Bhutan Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum.

 Amit Shah inaugurates center of excellence at National Forensic Science University  

Home Minister Amit Shah has inaugurated a research-based center of excellence at the National Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The research-based center of excellence at the National Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar will help our youths to become free from addiction to drugs and narcotics.

This center will help in the research and analysis of drugs and narcotics seized in the different parts of the country and their routes. Home Minister Amit Shah also inaugurated the virtual training model for the Investigation of Crime against women for the Indian Police.

 EAM Jaishankar unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia at a prominent Tbilisi Park.

During his two-day visit to Georgia, a strategically important country situated at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Jaishankar held talks with the country’s top leadership and also handed over the relics of 17th century St Queen Keteva.

St Queen Keteva was a 17th-century Georgian Queen who attained martyrdom. Her relics were found in 2005 at the St. Augustine Convent in Old Goa, India, based on medieval Portuguese records.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Prime Minister of Georgia: Irakli Garibashvili

Georgia Capital: Tbilisi.

Georgia Currency: Georgian lari.

PM Modi chairs first in-person Union Cabinet meeting after a year

• The Prime Minister chaired the first in-person meeting of the Union Cabinet at his official residence on July 14, 2021. The meeting comes just ahead of the Monsoon session of the Parliament. 

• The cabinet meeting held its first physical meeting in over a year today. Before that, PM Modi had held the first meeting with the Council of Ministers virtually after the Union Cabinet reshuffle on July 7.

• During the meeting, the Prime Minister had reportedly cautioned Ministers against any complacency in the fight against COVID-19. He spoke about the pictures and videos circulating of crowded places and people roaming about without masks or social distancing and said that it should instill a sense of fear in us.

• The Prime Minister noted that people not following COVID-19 protocols was not a pleasant sight.

Single-dose Sputnik Light COVID vaccine to be launched in India soon

Russian envoy Nikolay Kudashev informed on July 14, 2021, that the single-dose Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be launched in India soon. 

• The Russian envoy said that they are committed to continuing the discussion on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates. 

• The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is expected to release the results of the Sputnik V and AstraZeneca mix and match vaccine by the end of July.

• RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev informed that high efficacy is expected from the trials.

International News

Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal’s Prime Minister for 5th time  

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on 13th July became the country’s Prime Minister for the fifth time.

His appointment is in line with the ruling issued by the Supreme Court on 12th July to make way for his claim to the premiership, replacing incumbent K P Sharma Oli.

Previously, Deuba served as Nepal’s Prime Minister four times from June 2017 to February 2018, June 2004 to February 2005, July 2001 to October 2002, and from September 1995 to March 1997.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Nepal Capital: Kathmandu.

Nepal Currency: Nepalese rupee.

Nepal President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Nepal Inks USD 1.3 billion mega-deal with India to develop a Hydropower project

Nepal has signed a USD 1.3 billion deal with India, to develop a 679-megawatt Lower Arun Hydropower project, located between Sankhuwasabha and Bhojpur districts in eastern Nepal.

As per the deal, India’s state-owned Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), will develop the 679-megawatt hydropower project in the neighboring Himalayan nation.

This will be the second mega project undertaken by India in Nepal, after the USD 1.04 billion 900-MW Arun-3 hydroelectric projects.

The project will be developed under the build, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) model.

This 679 MW Hydropower project is the single largest foreign investment project in the country, based on the 2017 cost estimates.

Defense News

Indian Navy receives 10th Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft ‘P-8I’

Indian Navy received the 10th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from the US-based aerospace company Boeing.

The Defense Ministry had signed a contract for eight P-8I aircraft in 2009. However, in 2016, it signed a contract for four additional P-8I aircraft. The remaining two aircraft are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021.

P-8I is a long-range maritime reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft, and a variant of the P-8A Poseidon used by the US Navy.

India was the first international customer of Boeing for this aircraft.

The Indian Navy inducted the first P-8I aircraft in 2013, while the ninth P-8I aircraft was received in November 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Headquarters of Boeing: Chicago, United States.

Boeing Founded: 15 July 1916.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing: David L. Calhoun.

Science and Technology News

ISRO plans to launch geo imaging satellite in August

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is getting back into launch activity fully at Sriharikota spaceport with the planned orbiting of geo imaging satellite GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10 rocket on August 12.

GISAT-1 will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10 and, subsequently, it will be positioned in the final geostationary orbit, about 36,000 km above earth’s equator, using its onboard propulsion system.

The 2,268-kg GISAT-1 was originally slated to be launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about 100 km north of Chennai, on March 5 last year but was postponed a day before the blast-off due to technical reasons.

According to ISRO, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent, under cloud-free conditions, at frequent intervals.

The earth observation satellite will provide the country with real-time images of its borders and enable quick monitoring of natural disasters.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

ISRO Chairman: K. Sivan.

ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

ISRO was established: on 15 August 1969.

Sports News

Deepak Kabra becomes first Indian gymnastics judge at Olympics

Deepak Kabra has become the first Indian to be selected for judging the gymnastics competition of the Olympic Games, a life goal achieved for the man who knew he wouldn’t have made it there as an active gymnast because of his not-so-strong fundamentals.

He will be seen officiating the men’s artistic gymnasts at the Tokyo Games, which gets underway on July 23.

India to host 2026 World Badminton Championships

The Badminton World Federation has allotted the BWF World Championships to India for 2026.

This will be the second time that India will host the premier tournament, which is held every year except for the Olympic year. India had hosted the BWF World Championships in Hyderabad in 2009.

Since then, India has played host to various major badminton tournaments including the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, the Asian Championships apart from the annual BWF Super 500 event, the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen.

Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.

A book titled “The Great Big Lion” written by child prodigy Knigh

A book titled “The Great Big Lion” was drawn and written by child prodigy Chryseis Knight.  This book is a story about a lion and two children. It talks about friendship, inclusivity, wildlife conservation, and the world of imagination.

The book was published by Penguin Random House India’s Puffin imprint. Knight, who is currently residing in Canada, learned how to read at the age of one, and started writing the story of “The Great Big Lion” in her notebook when she was three years old.

She then shared it with her family and became determined to do the artwork with the motivation of getting the book published.

Obituaries News

1983 World Cup winning former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma passes away

Former Indian cricketer, Yashpal Sharma, who was a member of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, has passed away.

He represented India in 37 Tests and 42 ODIs. He was a middle-order batsman, who played during the 1970s and 80s. The Punjab-born cricketer had represented three teams in Ranji including Punjab, Haryana, and Railways.

Former WWE Wrestler Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff passes away

The renowned American professional wrestler, Paul Orndorff, who is best known by his nickname Mr. Wonderful, has passed away.

He was one of professional wrestling’s biggest stars of the 1980s and was famous for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He retired in 2000. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 200

Miscellaneous News

India’s first national dolphin research center to come up in Patna

India’s and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will come upon the bank of the Ganges on the premises of Patna University.

Around 1,455 dolphins were sighted during a survey conducted in 2018-19 in the river Ganga by teams of experts.

The Gangetic dolphin is India’s national aquatic animal but frequently falls prey to illegal poaching. The presence of dolphins in the Ganga gives a sign of a healthy ecosystem because dolphins live at least in 5 ft to 8 ft deep water.

The Gangetic dolphin has been declared an endangered aquatic animal and is one of the four freshwater dolphin species in the world as another three species are said to be found in the Yangtze River, the Indus River in Pakistan, and the Amazon River globally.

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