Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st & 22nd August 2022

Published on August 22, 2022
  • Government Schemes:
    • National Skill Development Corporation, NSDC in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society launched the second phase of the Grameen Udyami Project to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth. Under the initiative, the endeavor is to multiskill India’s youth and impart functional skills for enabling livelihoods.
  • National News
    • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled a 12-feet bronze statue of former Chief Minister and Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh at the Cancer Institute in Lucknow on the occasion of the death anniversary of Kalyan Singh.
  • Appointments
    • Paytm re-appointed Vijay Shekhar Sharma as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. 99.7 percent of votes were in favor of Vijay Shekhar Sharma and 0.33 percent voted against the resolution.
    • Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj gets additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Earlier this year he was given the additional charge of Economic Affairs Secretary till August 12 as the incumbent EAS Ajay Seth was on leave.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st & 22nd August 2022
  • State News
    • Uttar Pradesh government forms high-level committee to probe Mathura temple stampede. The two-member committee consists of a retired IPS officer and former DGP of UP Sulkhan Singh who will lead the committee and the divisional commissioner of Aligarh division Gaurav Dayal.
    • Punjab and Haryana governments decided to name the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
  • Banking and Finance
    • The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) will make payments to the eligible depositors of 17 co-operative banks including eight in Maharashtra in October. DICGC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI that provides an insurance cover of up to Rs.5 lakh on bank deposits.
    • To enhance gender diversity in the banking sector, HDFC has opened its first all-women branch with four women bankers in the north Kerala region in Kozhikode. The branch is located in Cherootty Road, the hub of traders in the district.
    • NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the organization behind the world’s largest real-time payment solution, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and the RuPay card Scheme, has signed an MoU confirming a partnership with the payments solutions provider PayXpert to internationalize the acceptance of its payment solutions in the UK.
  • Obituaries
    • Former Indian football team captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee passed away at the age of 92 after a prolonged illness. He led the country to a historic fourth-place finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was fondly known as ‘Badru Da’.
    • Senior Congress leader and former Jharkhand and Assam governor Syed Sibte Razi (83) passed away in Lucknow.
  • Science
    • After discovering thick-thumbed bat species in Meghalaya, an international team of researchers has found new species of long-fingered bats in India and Sri Lanka. The new species of long-fingered bats were named Miniopterus Phillips.
    • Delhi’s IBS hospital launched a “brain mapping device” and claimed it was the first-of-its-kind gadget in the country. With the advent of brain mapping devices treatment of brain tumors and other brain, surgeries have become much safer.
  • Important Days
    • August 21 – World Senior Citizen’s Day
    • World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on August 21 every year to recognize the achievements of more mature representatives of the world. On August 19, 1988, then US President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring August 21 as Senior Citizen’s Day in the country. Since then the same has been observed globally as well.
    • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, observed on August 22. On this day, the international community honours the survivors and victims of religious-based violence. The day aims to remember the victims and survivors of evil acts on the basis of or in the name of religion or belief.
  • Assam government's poverty alleviation scheme to include another 6 lakh beneficiaries
  • India, Australia conclude the Maritime Partnership Exercise
  • Government to name all 23 AIIMS after local heroes, monuments or historical events
  • India’s first indigenously built Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus launched in Pune
  • India and UAE collaborates to launch projects in Africa

Question: 

Q.1 Which airport is to be named after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh?
a. Chandigarh International Airport
b. Chennai International Airport
c. Goa International Airport
d. Cochin International Airport

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