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Current Affairs 17 August 2022

Current Affairs 17 August 2022

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Current Affairs 17 August 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. FIFA suspends India’s AIFF over third party influence, may lose right to host women’s U-17 WC
  2. PM Narendra Modi says India aims to become developed nation in next 25 years
  3. 7500 Sq Ft Tricolour displayed at Dal Lake as part of celebration of 75 years of Independence
  4. First 3D-printed human cornea in India developed by LVPEI, CCMB and IIT Hyderabad
  5. SBI to run Indian Visa Centres in Bangladesh for two more years
  6. ISA Floats Tender for 1150 MW Solar Project in Cuba
  7. Singapore’s tribute to Netaji: Monument status For “Delhi Chalo” call site
  8. Former West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard becomes first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches
  9. Defence Minister unveils renowned Marwari warrior Veer Durgadas Rathore’s statue in Jodhpur
  10. Shareholders of airtel approves re-appointment of Gopal Vittal as managing director for 5 years
  11. World highest railway bridge in Chenab inaugurated
  12. Union Minister Amit Shah addressed National Conference of Rural Co-operative Banks
  13. Russia rocket launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base
  14. Indian Railways launches Operation Yatri Suraksha to improve passenger safety

 News Details 

1. FIFA suspends India’s AIFF over third party influence, may lose right to host women’s U-17 WC

  • “The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF executive committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of the AIFFs daily affairs,”.
  • FIFA said the suspension was effective immediately and that the transgression constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.
  • About FIFA:
    • Full form = Federation Internationale de Football Association.
    • FIFA president: Gianni Infantino.
  • About AIFF:
    • Full form: All India Football Federation.
    • Founded: 23 June 1937.
    • Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi.

2. PM Narendra Modi says India aims to become developed nation in next 25 years

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that for the growth of New India, there is a need to ensure inclusive development across the nation.
  • He said this was a vision held dear by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Addressing the 76th Independence Day Yesterday, from the ramparts of the Red Fort after unfurling the National Flag.

3. 7500 Sq Ft Tricolour displayed at Dal Lake as part of celebration of 75 years of Independence

  • The Ministry of Tourism, Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling in a joint effort displayed a 7500 Sq. Ft Indian Tricolour at the bank of Dal Lake, Srinagar.
  • This was as part of celebrating 75 years of Independence and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha was the Chief Guest.

4. First 3D-printed human cornea in India developed by LVPEI, CCMB and IIT Hyderabad

  • Researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IITH), and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), have collaborated to develop a 3D-printed cornea from the human donor corneal tissue.
  • They have successfully 3D-printed an artificial cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit eye.
  • About CCMB:
    • Director: Vinay K. Nandicoori.
    • Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • About LVPEI:
    • It is a not-for-profit, non-government eye care institution.
    • Aim of LVPEI is to provide equitable and efficient eye care to all sections of society.
    • It was founded by Dr. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao.

5. SBI to run Indian Visa Centres in Bangladesh for two more years

  • SBI will manage the Indian Visa Application Centre in Bangladesh for two more years.
  • The agreement to extend the operations for two more years was signed between the officials of the SBI and the High Commission of India in Dhaka.
  • Currently, SBI runs a total of 15 IVACs across Bangladesh.
  • The IVAC centre at the Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka was opened in 2018.
  • The first IVAC was started by SBI in 2005 in Dhaka.

6. ISA Floats Tender for 1150 MW Solar Project in Cuba

  • In partnership with the Cuban government, the International Solar Alliance (ISA), has launched a tender to establish 1150 MW solar plant.
  • An ISA statement stated that the project management consultant for ISA is state-owned NTPC.
  • Cuba plans to build 2100 MW solar projects.
  • This will reduce the dependence on diesel generators that are polluting and increase its green energy
  • The ISA is headquartered in Gurugram, India.
  • About Cuba:
    • Capital: Havana.
    • President: Miguel Díaz-Canel.
    • Currency: Cuban peso.

7. Singapore’s tribute to Netaji: Monument status For “Delhi Chalo” call site

  • Singapore declared its iconic green site Padang, from where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose gave the slogan of ‘Delhi Chalo’ in July 1943, as its 75th national monument as the city-state celebrates its 57th National Day.
  • Indian sepoys first established their campsites in Padang when the British established their outpost on the island.

8. Former West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard becomes first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches

  • Kieron Pollard became the first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches.
  • The former West Indies all-rounder achieved this feat when his side, London Spirit, faced off against Manchester Originals during The Hundred Tournament at Lord’s.
  • Behind him are players Dwayne Bravo (543 matches), Shoaib Malik (472), Chris Gayle (463) and Ravi Bopara (426).

9. Defence Minister unveils renowned Marwari warrior Veer Durgadas Rathore’s statue in Jodhpur

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh unveiled the statue of renowned Marwari warrior Veer Durgadas Rathore in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • On the occasion, Raksha Mantri paid glowing tributes to veer Durgadas Rathore and described him as a symbol of social harmony, honesty, bravery and devotion.
  • About Veer Durgadas Rathore:
    • Durgadas Rathore was the Rathore Rajput General of the Kingdom of Marwar.
    • He is credited with having preserved the rule of the Rathore dynasty over Marwar, India.

10. Shareholders of airtel approves re-appointment of Gopal Vittal as managing director for 5 years

  • Bharti Airtel’s shareholders have approved the re-appointment of Gopal Vittal as managing director of the company for a period of five years with effect from February 1, 2023.
  • Over 97 per cent of total votes polled were in favour of the resolution, and the same “has been passed with requisite majority”, the telco said in a regulatory filing on the outcome of its AGM.
  • About Airtel:
    • CEO: Gopal Vittal.
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.

11. World highest railway bridge in Chenab inaugurated

  • The golden joint of the world’s highest Chenab railway bridge was inaugurated on 13 august.
  • For the first time ever since independence, Srinagar will be linked to the rest of India after the overarch deck on the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge over Chenab River will be launched.
  • About the bridge:
    • Construction started in August 2004.
    • Total length: 1,315 m.
    • Height: 359 m.

12. Union Minister Amit Shah addressed National Conference of Rural Co-operative Banks

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah addressed the National Conference of Rural Co-operative Banks in New Delhi.
  • He also presented awards to outstanding State Co-operative Banks, District Central Co-operative Banks and Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS).
  • Minister of State for Cooperation, Shri B.L. Verma was also present on the occasion.

13. Russia rocket launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base

  • A high-resolution Iranian-owned satellite has been launched into space from a base in Kazakhstan on board a Russian rocket, amid speculation about its uses.
  • The remote-sensing Khayyam satellite, which Iran has said it wants to use for non-military purposes, was successfully launched on Tuesday, according to footage aired live by Iranian state television.
  • About Russia:
    • Capital: Moscow.
    • President: Vladimir Putin.
    • Currency: Russian ruble.
  • About Iran:
    • Capital: Tehran.
    • Currency: Iranian rial.
    • President: Ebrahim Raisi.

14. Indian Railways launches Operation Yatri Suraksha to improve passenger safety

  • To improve the security of passengers, the Indian Railway along with the Railway Protection Force (RPF), have launched a pan-India operation known as Operation Yatri Suraksha.
  • Under this initiative, several steps are taken to provide round-the-clock security to passengers.
  • Surveillance through CCTV, checking on active criminals, presence of a person at different stations, escorting the train and other facilities will be provided.

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