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Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th July 2022

Published on July 19, 2022
  • Appointments and Resignation
    • Narinder Dhruv Batra resigned from the position of FIH (International Hockey Federation) and IOA (Indian Olympic Association) president and IOC (International Olympic Committee) member citing personal reasons.
      • Narinder Batra was inducted as a member of the IOC in 2019 and later became a member of its Olympics Channel Commission. He was elected as FIH president for the second time in May 2021.
    • Manipur Governor La Ganesan takes additional charge as Governor of West Bengal following the resignation of Jagdeep Dhamkar, who has been nominated by NDA(National Democratic Alliance) as its vice presidential candidate.
      • La Ganesan was administered oath by Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court in the presence of Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Chief secretary H K Dwivedi, and state assembly speaker Biman Banerjee, Senior MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Trinamool minister Sashi Panja at Raj Bhawan.
    • Brijesh Gupta was appointed as the Managing Director of RattanIndia power.
      • RattanIndia power is a private power generation company with an installed capacity of a 2,700 MW thermal power plant at Amravati and Nasik(1,350 MW at each location) in Maharashtra.
      • Brijesh Gupta in his earlier stints had held leadership positions at Adani enterprises, Essar group, Welspun, and Atha group.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th July 2022
  • Obituaries
    • Renowned Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh passed away at the age of 82, due to suspected colon cancer and Covid-19 related complications.
      • Bhupinder Singh is known for songs like 'Naam Gum Jayega', 'Dhoondta Hai', 'Do Diwane Shehar Mein', 'Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman', 'Ek Akela is Shehar Mein' among others.
  • National news
    • National Legal Services Authority Chairman Uday Umesh Lalit launched the country’s first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat during the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities’ meet.
    • Indian Railway commences week-long celebrations of the iconic week of ' Azadi Ki Rail Gadi our Stations'.
      • As part of a nationwide celebration of 75 years of independence Indian railways started the week-long Iconic celebration called 'Azadi Ki Rail Gadi our Stations' which will continue till July 23 at 75 selected railway stations associated with the freedom struggle.
      • Chairman and CEO of Railway board Vinay Kumar Tripathi inaugurated the iconic week celebrations of the ' Azadi Ki Rail Gadi our Stations' in Rail Bhawan on July 18,2022.
  • Banking and Finance
    • The World Bank has approved a loan of USD one billion to provide support to India’s flagship PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM).
    • Morgan Stanley cuts the forecast for India's GDP growth estimate by 0.4 percent to 7.2 for the FY23 due to slower global growth.
      • It further said the growth will slow down to 6.4 percent in the FY24, which is 0.3 percent lower than the earlier forecast.
      • According to other major estimates including RBI (Reserve Bank of India) the GDP growth rate in the FY23 is likely to be over 7 percent.
  • Defence:
    • The “SPRINT Challenges” were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled for the Indian Navy, on July 18, 2022. This Challenge was launched during the Swavlamban seminar in New Delhi. The seminar was organized by “Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)”.
    • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created its first mountain-warfare training center in northeast India, its second overall, to skill its troops in high-altitude combat and survival tactics as part of their mandate to guard the Line of Actual Control with China.
  • Sports:
    • Veteran Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan made history by becoming the first person to ever win a men’s skeet gold medal at an ISSF World Cup.
  • NTPC ties up with IndianOil to form JV company
  • RBI imposes restrictions on Mumbai-based Raigad Sahakari Bank
  • Uttar Pradesh to organise its 1st ever 'Global Investors Summit'
  • Hindalco, Phinergy and IOP partnered to develop aluminium-air batteries for EVs

Question:

Q.1 Who was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal? 
a. La Ganesan
b. Brijesh Gupta
c. Narinder Dhruv Batra
d. H K Dwivedi

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