Current affairs 5th August 2022
If you are looking for your daily dose of current affairs, we bring you today current affairs on 5th August. Whether you are a student preparing for entrance exams or like to keep yourself updated, the following current affairs will help you. The current affairs provide you with daily updates about the economic, national, international, etc., events. They highlight important events and news which can help in your exam preparation for UPSC, SSC, Banking, etc.
CJI NV Ramana recommends the next CJI
Chief justice of India NV Ramana recommended the names of his successor Uday Umesh Lalit for the next CJI. CJI NV Ramana tenure will end on 27th August. He personally handed over the letter to Justice Lalit who is the most senior judge.
Centre holds a meeting of experts on Monkeypox
The Centre has called a meeting of health experts to review and revise guidelines related to Monkeypox in the country. The meeting is being chaired by Dr. L Swasticharan who is the director of Medical Relief.
Irrational Freebies offered during election
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said Parliament may not be able to effectively debate the issue of doing away with “irrational freebies” offered to voters during elections, saying the “reality” is that not a single political party wants to take away freebies.
India Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
The Union Cabinet approved India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
About Nationally Determined Contribution
NDC means national plans and pledges made by a country to meet the goal of maintaining global temperature increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels while aiming for 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of climate change
Central Vigilance Commission
Suresh N. Patel was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) by President.
About Central Vigilance Commission
The Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the Government in February 1964.
Recommended by: Shri K. Santhanam Committee to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance.
CVC is conceived to be the apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing, and reforming their vigilant work.
Bill on energy conservation
Power Minster introduced a Bill on Energy Conservation.
Key provisions of the Bill
Bill makes it mandatory for buildings with a minimum connected load of 100 kilowatts (kW) to meet their energy requirements from renewable sources. It has provisions to establish carbon markets and empower state electricity regulatory commissions to make regulations for a smooth discharge of its functions.
In the endeavor to empower the state electricity regulatory commissions, the bill would allow the state commissions to make regulations in terms of making applications to the commission and the fees payable.
Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) – India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism
The Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by Security Council resolution 1373 adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US.
Function: Monitoring implementation of resolution 1373 which requested countries to implement several measures aimed at enhancing their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities at home and around the world.
Taking steps to criminalize the financing of terrorism
Freezing any funds related to persons involved in acts of terrorism
Deny all forms of financial support for terrorist groups
Suppress the provision of haven, sustenance, or support for terrorists and
Share information with other governments on any groups practicing or planning terrorist acts.
The Committee monitors steps taken to cooperate with other governments in the investigation, detection, arrest, extradition, and prosecution of those involved in terror acts and criminalizes active and passive assistance for terrorism.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court has extended the travel ban on Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa till 11th August.
India and US agree on mutual interest issues
India and the US exchanged their views on various issues such as counter-terrorism and UN Peacekeeping as part of the UNSC agenda. Both countries agreed to continue working on these issues.
Yuang Wang 5
The ‘Yuan Wang 5’, a Chinese research and survey vessel, is en route to Hambantota, a strategically important deep-sea port developed mostly using loans from Beijing.
India Sports News Today
India and Pakistan will clash on 28th August during Asia Cup 2022.
The IOC shortlists cricket and 8 other sports for review for inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.