Current affairs 9th August 2022

If you are looking for your daily dose of current affairs, we bring you today current affairs on 9th 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.

National News

Home Minister visits Odisha to attend various programs

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a 1-day visit to Odisha. He visited Lingaraj temple in the morning before starting off his day. He attended the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Odia daily Prajatantra in Cuttack. The event was attended by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He will also be attending a book reading event and meeting with party leaders and workers in the evening.

PM Modi hails Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a farewell speech to outgoing Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu. He said that under his term, the productivity of Rajya Sabha increased by 70%. He also applauded his wit-liners and love for Indian languages. He also said that Naidu held up to several responsibilities and was behind many Yuva Shakti programs.

Army Design Bureau and Drone Federation of India ink pact for Drones

The Army Design Bureau entered into an agreement with the Drone Federation of India to develop high-impact drones for the Indian army. They will together develop drone solutions for the army to help them in the difficult terrains of the Himalayas.

UP govt plans to double farmers income under ‘Panchamrut Yojana’

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched ‘Panchamrut Yojana’ to achieve the goal of doubling farmers income through the introduction of cost-effective technical measures and promotion of the co-cropping method.

India begins cooperation with Combined Maritime Forces

India formally commenced cooperation with the Bahrain-based multilateral partnership, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Established in 2001, it was formed as a coalition of regional and international like-minded partners to counter the threat of international terrorism and uphold the international rules-based order.

International News

Israel has reopened Gaza borders after Egypt brokered a truce between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Japan SoftBank has reported a loss of $23 billion for the April-June quarter.

Under the CAPEX plan, JSW Steel aims for an investment worth Rs 48,000 crores in the upcoming years along with a plan to amalgamate with JSW Ispat Special Products.

The retail prime lending rate on home loans of HDFC has been increased by 25 basis points for the sixth time in a year.

Dentsu, a Japanese advertising firm, has announced to athe cquisition of Extentia, a Pune-based tech firm, for the enhancement of its digital offerings to its clients.

Gustavo Petro was sworn in as Colombia president

Gustavo Petro, a former rebel fighter, has been sworn in as Colombia first left-wing president. Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America with an insular region in North America.

Technology News

Ola Electric to launch a new EV on 15th August in India.


24 candidates scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main 2022 exam.

AP ICET 2022 results have been released on the official website.

Sports News

PV Sindhu bags a gold medal on the last day of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Lakshya Sen wins a gold medal in badminton in men singles at CWG 2022.

Commonwealth Games 2022 closing ceremony to take place tonight. The CWG baton will be passed to Victoria, Australia for hosting the next games in 2026.

India lifted the SAFF U-20 football championship trophy by defeating Bangladesh in the final at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Covid cases in India

India recorded 16,167 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

business news

Reliance Industries has invested Rs. 30,000 crores in the retail sector expanding its stores and warehouses all over the country.

According to a report by DCO India, the smartphone market in India has registered a decline of 5% in its shipments in the second quarter of the current FY due to tapering demand and higher inflation.

Satish Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the RP by Mumbai Tribunal for the Bombay Rayon Fashion.

Indian Oil Corporation will open 50 fuel stations in Sri Lanka to support the country during its economic crisis.

Apollo Hospital has acquired hospital assets in Gurgaon from Nayati Healthcare and Research NCR Pvt Ltd in a hospital zoned land with a potential of 650 beds over 7 lakh feet for Rs 450 crores.

Exxon Mobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd has tied up with Think Gas Distribution Pvt Ltd for the marketing of CNG lubricants for passenger and commercial vehicles.

5G services are expected to be rolled out in a month in the country according to the MoS for Telecom.

Varun Mehta has been elevated to the post of Director of Torrent Power.

As per Ookla, 89% of users of smartphones are planning to upgrade to 5G, of which 48% will switch as soon as the new network is available in their region.

Rs 400 crores of sales value have been reported by Ajmera Realty And Infra India for the quarter ending in June 2022.

Rs 30,000 crores has been invested by Reliance Retail in the current FY for expansion of stores, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.

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