Current affairs 15th August 2022

Independence Day of India 2022 

Every year 15th of August is observed as the Independence Day of India. The Independence Day of 2022 is notable as India will complete its75 years of Independence. To celebrate the 75 years of Independence the Government of India has started an initiative called“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. On 15 August 1947, India gained its independence from British Rule and became a free and democratic nation. Independence Day is theNational Festival of India when we remember the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters of India to attain Independence. In this article, we have covered the important facts related to Independence Day of India.

History

The British People entered Surat and Gujarat in 1619 for trading purposes. After the victory of the English East India Company at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 the Britishers made their control over India. The British Government dominated the people of India for almost 200 years starting from 1757. Indian history comprises many riots, retaliation, uprisings, and downfall. The Indians united, ultimately forcing the Britishers out of the nation, and India got its Independence on August 15, 1947.

Independence Day is also remembered for the divide and rule policy. The main motive of the Britishers was fulfilled on the eve of 14 August as British-ruled India was parted into two countries, India and Pakistan. This partition led to riots between Hindus and Muslims.

National News  

Tamil Nadu’s 5th elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said the state got its fifth elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai in Tirunelveli district. 1,197.48 sq km area of land has been notified as an elephant reserve.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to receive France highest civilian honor  

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is set to be conferred with France highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. The French government is honoring him for his writings and speeches.

India unveils first Saline Water Lantern using seawater to power specially designed LED lamps

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh unveiled India first Saline Water Lantern which uses seawater to power the specially designed LED lamps. The saline Water Lantern will bring “Ease of Living” to the fishing community living along the 7500 Kilometers long coastal line of India. Saline water-powered Roshini LED lamps will also boost and supplement Prime Minister Narendra Modi UJALA scheme.

The government launched the ‘SMILE’ initiative to make cities, towns, and municipal areas begging-free

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launched the ‘SMILE: Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise’ initiative in New Delhi. The Initiative aims to make cities, towns, and municipal areas begging-free and make a strategy for comprehensive rehabilitation of the persons engaged in the act of begging through the coordinated action of various stakeholders. The Ministry has allocated a total budget of a hundred crore rupees for the project till 2025-26.

India adds 11 more wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites

India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make a total of 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13 lakh 26 thousand 677 Hectare in the country in the 75th year of Independence. 11 new sites include four in Tamil Nadu, three in Odisha, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

International News 

Kuwait names first ambassador to Iran since 2016

Kuwait has appointed an ambassador to Iran. It comes after more than six years after Kuwait recalled its top envoy to Tehran in solidarity with Saudi Arabia after severed ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016. 

WHO announces new names for variants of monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. Experts will now refer to the former Congo Basin clade (group of variants) in Central Africa as Clade I, and the former West African clade as Clade II. The latter consists of two sub-clades, Clade IIa and Clade IIb, of which Clade IIb was the leading group of variants circulating during the 2022 outbreak. 

Bangladeshi architect Marina wins Lisbon Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award

Renowned Bangladeshi architect, researcher, and educator Marina Tabassum became the first person from the global south and the first south Asian to win the prestigious Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award.

















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