Current affairs 8th August 2022
If you are looking for your daily dose of current affairs, we bring you today current affairs on the 7th of 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 significant events and news which can help in your exam preparation for UPSC, SSC, Banking, etc.
Jagdeep Dhankar gets elected as the next Vice-President of India
Former Bengal Governor and NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar became the next Vice-President of India. He won 528 votes defeating opposition candidate Margaret Alva. He will take an oath to the office of the Vice-President on 11th August.
Election Commission issues Certification of Election to Jagdeep Dhankar
The Election Commission issued the Certification of Election to Vice-President-elect Jagdeep Dhankar. Chief Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey jointly signed the certificate.
PM Modi encourages modernization and technology during the NITI Aayog meeting
PM Modi chaired the NITI Aayog council meeting held in New Delhi. During the meeting, he urged states to work on modernizing agriculture, animal husbandry, and food processing. He also asked states to focus on 3Ts – Trade, Tourism, and Technology. He also defined national priorities for the next 25 years. He also discussed India G20 Presidency in 2023.
Home Minister Amit Shah greeted the nation on National Handloom Day
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that India handloom sector shows India a rich and diverse cultural heritage while greeting people on National Handloom Day. He said that PM Modi had declared this day to promote Indian goods. He said that we must work towards this initiative to promote and empower India handloom sector.
Maharashtra cabinet expansion to be done before 15th August
Maharashtra cabinet expansion under Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is likely to be concluded before 15th August. 15 members are expected to be inducted into the cabinet. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will most probably handle the home portfolio.
Akasa Air begins operations in India
Akasa Air began its commercial flights from 7th August. The first flight was scheduled between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The flight took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 10.05 a.m. and arrived at Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport at 11.25 a.m.
The US senate passed President Joe Biden climate, tax, and health plan giving a major victory to the President.
Hong Kong to reduce quarantine for international arrival to 3 days from a week.
Amit Panghal bagged another boxing gold in CWG 2022 by defeating Kiaran Macdonald of England in the final match of the 48-51 kg category.
Nitu Ghanghas, a 21-year-old boxer, won gold in CWG 2022. She defeated Demie-Jade of England by 5-0 in the women 48kg boxing category.
Nikhat Zareen won a gold medal after defeating Carly McNaul in the women light flyweight final on Sunday.
Eldhose Paul won a gold medal in the men triple jump category with a record jump of 17.03m.
Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan won silver in Men’s Doubles in Table Tennis at CWG 2022.
Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the Javelin throw final in CWG 2022.
Indian women cricket team won silver at CWG 2022 after losing out by 9 runs to Australia in the finals.
India has won 55 medals including 18 golds, 15 silvers, and 22 bronze during CWG 2022.
India in commonwealth games
Bajrang Punia Scores Hattrick at CWG clinches gold in men freestyle 65kg category
India Bajrang Punia returned back to CWG 2022 to successfully defend his title by bagging a Gold Medal. Defending champion Bajrang Punia clinches gold in men freestyle 65kg category. He beat Canada Lachlan Mcneil with a 9-2 score in the Final.
Sakshi Malik bags gold in women freestyle 62kg category
Adding to India medals tally, Wrestler Sakshi Malik also bagged Gold at CWG 2022. Sakshi won Gold Medal in women freestyle 62kg category by beating Canada Godinez Gonzalez of Canada By Fall. This is Sakshi 3rd consecutive medal at Commonwealth Games; prior to this, she had won Bronze and Silver Medals.
Deepak Punia wins gold in men freestyle 86kg category
Indian wrestler Deepak Punia also won gold in men freestyle 86kg category. Deepak beat his rival Muhammad Inam from Pakistan by 3-0 in the final. He secured the win with two technical superiority wins.