current affairs 26th August 2022
- Bharti Telcom to buy 3.33% Airtel stake from Singtel.
- Private Security guards will also be posted at Indian airports soon.
- The IPO for DreamFolks has been subscribed almost twice on the first day.
- TVS Motor Company will be investing in F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan DriveX.
- Cybernetic has set up a plant in Raigad, Maharashtra.
DRDO appoints Samir V Kamat as the Chief
The Personnel Ministry has announced the appointment of scientist Samir V Kamat as the Secretary and Chairman of the Department of Defense Research and Development Organization. He is currently the Director General of Naval Systems and Materials at the DRDO.
PM Modi will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur in September
Himachal Pradesh BJP President Suresh Kashyap has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the state next month and will inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur.
Bhupendra Chaudhary appointed as the UP BJP Chief
Bhupendra Chaudhary has been appointed as the new state BJP Chief in Uttar Pradesh. He is also the Minister for Panchayati Raj in the Yogi-led government. He will be replacing Swatantar Dev Singh.
Prime Minister to virtually attend the Smart India Hackathon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be virtually attending the Smart India Hackathon starting on 25th August. The Hackathon will continue for 36 hours.
NITI Aayog declares Haridwar as the best aspirational district in India
The NITI Aayog has declared Haridwar, the holy city in Uttarakhand as the best aspirational district in India. Haridwar has been awarded additional Rs. 3 crores for development based on 5 parameters under the aspirational district program.
Cheruthoni Dam in Kerala
PM Modi inaugurates cancer hospital in Punjab Mohali
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 24 said holistic health care has been a priority in the country for the past eight years and more work has been done in this field than in the last seven decades. He inaugurated 300-bed Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mohali Mullanpur. The facility has been built at a cost of over ₹660 crores by Tata Memorial Centre, an aided institute under the Union Department of Atomic Energy.
Uttarakhand to have India first observatory to monitor space activity
India first commercial space situational awareness observatory, to track objects as small as 10 cm in size orbiting the earth, will be set up in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand by Digantara, a space sector start-up.
Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launches a book ‘New India’
Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today released a book titled New India – a compilation of selected articles of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley on his death anniversary in New Delhi.
The world first Hydrogen powered train starts passenger services in Germany Lower Saxony.
India vote to allow Zelensky speech was not against Russia, says MEA
India has denied that it had voted “against Russia”, at the U.N. Security Council during a procedural vote on whether to allow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the Council virtually during a debate on the Ukrainian situation on August 24.
Liberty Medal to be awarded to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
The 2022 Liberty Medal will be awarded this fall to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The National Constitution Center announced that Zelenskyy will be honored in a ceremony in October for what it called “his heroic defense of liberty in the face of Russian tyranny.”
HS Prannoy defeats Lakshaya Sen to enter World Championships Quarterfinals.
Baichung Bhutia filed the nomination for the post of President of the AIFF.