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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd July 2022

Published on July 23, 2022
  • Awards
    • 68th National Film Awards
    • Winners were picked from 305 feature films in 28 languages and 148 non-feature films in 28 languages.
    • The winners were selected by a jury of 10 members headed by Hindi filmmaker Vipul Shah. The awards were announced by jury member Dharam Gulati.
      • Best feature film - Soorarai Pottru
      • Best actor - Suriya (Soorarai Pottru), Ajay Devgn (Tanhaji: The unsung warrior)
      • Best actress - Aparna Balamurali (Soorari Pottru)
      • Best popular film providing wholesum entertainment - Tanhaji: The unsung warrior)
      • Best director - K P Sachidanandan known as Sachy (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
      • Best supporting actor - Biju Menon (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
      • Best supporting actress - Laksmi Priyaa Chandramouli (Sivaranjaniyum Innum sila Pengallum)
      • Best screenplay - Shalini Usha Nair, Sudha Kongara (Soorarai Pottru)
      • Best music director (background score) - GV Prakash Kumar(Soorarai Pottru)
      • Best playback singer female - Nanchamma (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
      • Best playback male singer - Rahul Despande (Mi Vasantrao)
      • Best editing - Sreekar Prasad (Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum)
      • Best Hindi film - Toolsidas Junior
      • Best music direction (song) - Thaman S (Ala Vaikunthapurramullo)
      • Best Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir (Saina)
      • Best make-up artist - TV Rambabu (Natyam)
      • Best choreography - Sandhya Raju (Natyam)
      • Indira Gandhi award- Best debut film of a director - Madonne Ashwin (Mandela)
      • Best dialogue is written - Madonne Ashwin (Mandela)
      • Best cinematography - Supratim Bhol (Avijatrik)
      • Most Film friendly states - Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand(special mention), Uttar Pradesh(special mention)
      • Best book on cinema - Kishwar Desai for "The longest Kiss"
    • Malayalam filmmaker KP Kumaran honoured Kerala's highest film award JC Daniel Award 2022. He made his debut with Athithi in 1975. His film 'Rugmini' won the National award for a best feature film in Malayalam and Kerala state film award in 1989.
    • He is known for films like Thenthulli, Laxmivijayam, and Thottam. His last directorial was Gramavrikshathile Kuyil (2020).
  • Appointments
    • Vinayak Pai has been named as the managing director of TATA Projects, the company announced. Vinayak Deshpande, who had been in charge of operations for more than 11 years, had been replaced by Pai.
    • The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), a global ports forum for industry collaboration, has named Ennarasu Karunesan as its India representative.
    • Jaikumar Srinivasan was appointed as Director of Finance at NTPC.
      • Prior to the appointment as director of finance in NTPC, he served as director of finance in NLC India (A fossil fuel mining and thermal power generating company).
    • Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess resigns. He will be succeeded by Oliver Blume.
      • Herbert Diess's departure comes as the company is trying to beat Tesla to become the world's top electric car maker.
    • Akshaya Moondra to be the next CEO of Vodafone Idea. He will replace Ravinder Takkar who will depart next month. Akshaya Moondra will take charge with effect from August 19 for a period of three years.
      • Akshaya Moondra is currently the Chief financial officer of Vodafone Idea. He will be the third CEO of Vodafone Idea after the merger of Vodafone India and Idea in cellular in August 2018.
    • Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He belongs to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) party.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd July 2022
  • National News
    • Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD).
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled Varuna, India’s first passenger drone.
    • NITI Aayog launches two initiatives to boost electric mobility.
      • E-AMRIT (Accelerated e-mobility Revolution for India's Transportation) and a mobile application to raise awareness about electric mobility and a report on Advanced Chemistry cell battery usage and recycling markets in India during the visit of COP 26 president Alok Sharma.
      • The e-AMRIT app offers information like engagement tools that enable the user to assess the benefits of electric vehicles, determine savings, and all information related to developments in the Indian electric vehicle market.
  • Banking and Finance
    • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 96.3 million (about Rs 770 crore) loan to fund safe drinking water and sanitation project in Himachal Pradesh.
      • The loan has been provided under the Himachal Pradesh Rural Drinking Water Improvement and Livelihood Project.
    • NITI Aayog has released a report titled- 'Digital Banks: A Proposal for Licensing & Regulatory Regime for India'. It suggested setting up Digital Banks and a licensing and regulatory framework for such Banks.
  • Important Days:
    • National Broadcasting Day is observed on July 23 in India. The day aims to remind Indian citizens about the impact of radio on our lives.
  • Obituary:
    • Noted scientist and director of the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Dr. Ajay Kumar Parida has passed away at the age of 58. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the field of Science and Engineering.
  • International News:
    • According to a World Health Organisation report, India was the top remittance recipient among low- and middle-income countries with $87 billion as per 2021 estimates way ahead of China and Mexico's 53 billion dollars, the Philippines (36 billion dollars), and Egypt (33 billion dollars).
  • Canara bank launched Super app ' Canara ai1'
  • RBI imposed restrictions on four Co-operative banks
  • Delhi and Punjab tops the report ' Yearly Status of School education in States and UTs'
  • India's foreign exchange reserve fall by $7.541 billion to $572.712 billion

Question:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of TATA Projects?
a. Ennarasu Karunesan
b. Dinesh Gunawardena
c. Akshaya Moondra
d. Vinayak Pai 
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