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Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th August 2022

Published on August 26, 2022
  • State News
    • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath flagged 42 electric buses which will be deployed in the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur. Out of the 42 buses, 34 will be deployed in Lucknow while eight in Kanpur.
    • Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh and Union Minister of State of Railways Darshana Jardosh co-chaired a meeting to review the progress of Jiribam-Imphal's new railway line project at Imphal. The meeting decided to keep the momentum of work at full pace to meet the already set timeline in coordination with the state government.
  • Appointments
    • IDBI board approved the appointment of Mahendra N Shah as the Managing Director (MD) designate with immediate effect. He will assume the position with effect from October 1, 2022, till September 30, 2023. The term of Sunil Kakar as MD and CEO of the company will end on September 30, 2022.
    • The government of India appoints Former Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the Executive Director (India) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He is currently a professor (Finance) at the Indian School of Business. He is appointed for a period of three years with effect from November 1, 2022. The tenure of Dr. Surjit S Bhalla as ED (India), IMF will end on October 31, 2022.
    • Scientist Samir V Kamat was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation. Samir V Kamat is currently the Director General, Naval Systems & Materials at DRDO. He will succeed G. Satheesh Reddy who has been named as the scientific adviser to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th August 2022
  • National News
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two days-long National Conference of Labour Ministers of all States and Union Territories at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The conference is organized by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment on August 25 and 26.
    • The ancient mount at Mehrauli in South Delhi including Anang Tal Lake will become a centrally protected site with the Archaeological Survey of India this week calling for objections and suggestions to its plan to declare it a site of national importance.
  • Obituaries
    • Filmmaker Saawan Kumar Tak known for films like Sanam Bewafa and Souten died at the age of 86. He was been treated for a lung infection and breathing issues. Saawan Kumar Tak began his career as a producer on the 1967 film Naunihal.
  • International News
    • SpaceX and T-Mobile partners to provide mobile connectivity in remote areas with satellites. Under this plan, T-Mobile's wireless network will be routed through SpaceX Starlink satellites that are in low earth orbits.
  • Important Days
    • August 26 - International Dog Day
    • International Dog day recognizes the unbreakable link between a human and his dog and the importance of adopting dogs rather than purchasing them from breeders.
    • August 26 - Women's Equality Day
    • Women's Equality day is celebrated every year on August 26th in the United States to honour the women of America for gaining the constitutional right to vote.
    • Theme - Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow
  • Assam government to set up mini rice mills
  • Haryana government launches programme to help defaulting power consumers
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Smriti Van in Bhuj
  • Government to offer loan to help complete houses under PMAY-G


Q.1 PM Modi will address the National Conference of Labour Ministers of all States and Union Territories in which state?
a. Tamil Nadu
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Uttarakhand
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