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Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th August 2022

Published on August 12, 2022
  • Appointments
    • Nitish Kumar resigned from the position of chief minister of Bihar, where he had been in an alliance with the BJP.
    • Uttarakhand government has appointed wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant as the ‘State Brand Ambassador’.
  • Defence
    • India's first indigenous Hydrogen-fueled electric vessel is to be delivered by Cochin Shipyard Ltd by March-April next year. This indigenous Hydrogen-fueled electric vessel is a pilot project. The fuel cell for this project will be produced by a Pune-based organization relying on Indian technology.
  • Banking and Finance
    • The Reserve Bank of India has canceled the licence of Pune-based Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd as the lender does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
    • Aditya Birla Capital Ltd and Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Ltd. (ABHI) approved a capital infusion of Rs 665 cr in ABHI for a 10% stake by a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) re-nominated Satish Kashinath Marathe, Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Revathy Iyer, and Sachin Chaturvedi as part-time non-official directors on the central board of RBI.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th August 2022
  • Appointments and Resignation
    • Dabur India Ltd Chairman Amit Burman resigns with effect from August 10, 2022. He will continue as the Non-executive director of Dabur. The board has approved the appointment of Mohit Burman who is currently the Non-Executive Vice Chairman as the Non-Executive Chairman. Saket Burman is appointed as the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the company for a period of 5 years.
  • National News
    • Under ' StartUps for Railways' which was launched in June this year, Indian railways received 297 proposals from startups for solving 11 problems. The maximum number of proposals was received for the broken rail detection system (43 proposals), least was received for Headway Improvement System for suburban sections interoperable with the Indian Railways National ATP system which received four proposals.
  • International News
    • BRICS Games 2022 will be held online from September 1 to 30. The games will consist of breakdancing, Chess, and Wushu as medal events. Yoga, dragon dance, lion dance, dragon boat racing, Brazil jiu-jitsu, sambo, and dibeke as demonstration events.
  • Sports
    • Real Madrid defeats Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to win the fifth UEFA Super Cup. David Alaba and Karim Benzema scored goals for Real Madrid.
  • Important Days
    • August 12 - International Youth Day
    • Every year International Youth Day is celebrated to mark the contribution of today's youth to the development of society. International Youth day was first celebrated on August 12, 2000.
    • Theme - Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a world for all ages
  • Odisha government to distribute national flags free of cost to people
  • 10 villages in Chhattisgarh get community forest resource rights
  • National Conference of Rural Cooperative banks to be inaugurated by Amit Shah
  • Microsoft and government of India to train 2.5 million civil servants


Q.1 Who is appointed as the 'State Brand Ambassador' of the Uttarakhand Government?
a. Rishabh Pant
b. Amit Burman
c. Satish Kashinath Marathe
d. Nitish Kumar
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