Current affairs 24th August 2022

Headlines 

  1. Credit platform Yubi has appointed Venkat Ramana Sonnathi as the Group Chief Architect.
  2. According to Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, India is expected to see 400 million air travelers in the next 7-10 years. Hence, the country plans to increase its current fleet of 700 aircraft to 1200 aircraft in the next 5 years.
  3. The new mandatory standards for electric vehicles and batteries may be released by the government in 2-3 months.

Congress releases logo and tagline for Bharat Jodo Yatra 

Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jairam Ramesh launched the logo, tagline, and pamphlet of the party Bharat Jodo Yatra at the party headquarters. The event was also live-streamed on the party YouTube channel. The tagline released for the campaign is: ‘Mile Kadam – Jude Watan’.

Revenue Secretary gets appointed as Corporate Affairs Secretary

Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj has been additionally appointed as Corporate Affairs Secretary by the Ministry. Former Corporate Affairs Secretary Rajesh Verma has been appointed as President Draupadi Murm Secretary.

India aircraft fleet to double in the next 5 years

Indian aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said during his address at the Assocham CEOs roundtable that India’s aircraft fleet is expected to double in the next 5 years. The current fleet size is 700 aircraft and the aim is to have 1,200 aircraft in 5 years.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi calls on the President 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi called on President Draupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate several projects in Mangaluru on 2nd September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Mangaluru on 2nd September. He will be inaugurating 6 projects and lay the foundation stone of the Sagarmala project. He will also address a convention later. He will also be inaugurating INS Vikrant during this trip.

India wins 5 medals at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

India came 3rd after winning 3 gold and 2 silver medals at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Uttar Pradesh govt to build India first education township

In first, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to build an education township in the state. As per the Yogi Adityanath government, the education township will be developed on the idea of ‘Single Entry, Multiple Exit’.

Chandigarh Airport To Be Named After Shaheed Bhagat Singh

The Punjab and Haryana governments have agreed to rename Chandigarh international airport after freedom struggle icon Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

International News

  1. UNHCR will start a project to build 2,300 earthquake-resilient houses in Afghanistan. The project will cost USD 14 million.
  2. Polish President Andrzej Duda is on a visit to Ukraine to discuss more aid for the war-torn country.

India nominates GARBA to be inscribed on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

India has nominated the dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list. UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Director Eric Falt said that after the inclusion of ‘Durga Puja’ on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage representative last year, India has now nominated ‘Garba’ for 2022.

India Sports News Today 

  1. Rahul Dravid to not travel to Dubai for the upcoming Asia Cup after testing COVID positive.
  2. Saina Nehwal has advanced to the pre-quarterfinals at the BWF World Championship.
  3. AIFF is to hold elections on 2nd September and nominations will start on 25th August.
  4. Sania Mirza has withdrawn from the US Open due to a tendon injury.
  5. Indian men volleyball team won a bronze medal by defeating Korea in the 14th Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran.

















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