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Current Affairs 30 July 2022

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Current Affairs 30 July 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. India’s First indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant handed over to Indian Navy
  2. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season
  3. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launches the 11th Agriculture Census in the country
  4. Asia Cup 2022 shifted from Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates
  5. Cabinet approves additional investment by Bharat PetroResources Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of BPCL
  6. EAM Jaishankar to pay 2-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend SCO meet
  7. Egypt and India sign MoU to build a green hydrogen factory worth $8 bln
  8. RBI’s Digital Payments Index at 349.30 in March 2022
  9. HCL’s Roshni Nadar Malhotra is richest woman in India
  10. 2022 Commonwealth Games | Sindhu and Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag-bearers in opening ceremony
  11. Govt launches Coking Coal Mission to meet demand of domestic coking coal
  12. Cabinet approves signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR)
  13. Cabinet approves a project for saturation of 4G mobile services in uncovered villages at a total cost of Rs. 26,316 Cr
  14. Rashtriya Khanij Puraskar- National Award to promote mining across the Country
  15. The ‘Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme’ at 1,545 government primary schools in Tamil Nadu

 News Details 

1. India’s First indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant handed over to Indian Navy

  • Maritime history was created with the Indian Navy taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant, built by the Cochin Shipyard.
  • The Commanding Officer Designate of Vikrant, Commodore Vidyadhar Harke and the Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Madhu S Nair signed the documents relating to the delivery of the vessel.
  • About Indian Navy:
    • Headquarters: Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
    • Commander-in-Chief: President Droupadi Murmu.

2. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season

  • Sebestian Vettel won all four of his championships with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013 and is third on the all-time list of Grand Prix winners with 53 victories.
  • Only Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have more titles than him.
  • He is set to retire at the end of the 2022 F1 season with Aston Martin.
  • About Sebastian Vettel:
    • He is a German racing driver.

3. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launches the 11th Agriculture Census in the country

  • The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched the country’s 11th Agri Census.
  • The Agricultural Census is the primary source of information on a wide range of agricultural parameters at the most granular level, including the number and area of operational holdings, their size, class-wise distribution, land use, tenancy, and cropping pattern, among others.
  • The agriculture Census is conducted every five years.
  • Sh Narendra Singh Tomar: Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

4. Asia Cup 2022 shifted from Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates

  • The United Arab Emirates will replace Sri Lanka as the venue for the Asia Cup, starting next month, due to the ongoing political and economic crisis in the island nation, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) said.
  • About Asian Cricket Council:
    • President: Jay Shah.
    • Headquarters: Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    • Founded: 19 September 1983.

5. Cabinet approves additional investment by Bharat PetroResources Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of BPCL

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved additional investment of USD 1,600 million (about Rs. 12,000 crore) by Bharat PetroResources Ltd. (BPRL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for development of BM-SEAL-11 Concession Project in Brazil.

6. EAM Jaishankar to pay 2-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend SCO meet

  • External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar will travel to the Uzbek capital Tashkent on a two-day (July 28-29) visit to attend a foreign ministerial conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and their Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto are also expected to attend the SCO meet.
  • About Uzbekistan:
    • Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm.
    • President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

7. Egypt and India sign MoU to build a green hydrogen factory worth $8 bln

  • India and Egypt have signed an MoU to set up a green hydrogen plant with investments of $8 billion and a capacity of 220,000 tonnes annually in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
  • ReNew will set up a plant in Egypt with a capacity to produce 20,000 tonne green hydrogen a year, which will later be raised to 220,000 tonne, by relying on renewable energy sources.
  • Egypt:
    • Capital: Cairo.
    • President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

8. RBI’s Digital Payments Index at 349.30 in March 2022

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s composite Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) has risen to 349.30 in March 2022 against 270.59 in March 2021, indicating rapid adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country.
  • It was constructed with March 2018 as the base period–DPI score for March 2018 is set at 100.

9. HCL’s Roshni Nadar Malhotra is richest woman in India

  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chairperson of Indian tech giant HCL Technologies Limited, is the richest woman in the country for the second year in a row with a wealth of ₹84,330 crore, according to the ‘Leading Wealthy Women 2021’ report published by Hurun India and Kotak Bank.
  • The position of the second richest woman in India is secured by Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar.

10. 2022 Commonwealth Games | Sindhu and Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag-bearers in opening ceremony

  • India’s flag bearers for the Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony, which will take place on July 28 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, will be PV Sindhu, India’s badminton star, and Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian men’s hockey team.
  • PV Sindhu, who led the delegation at the 2018 Gold Coast CWG, will carry India’s flag for the second time.

11. Govt launches Coking Coal Mission to meet demand of domestic coking coal

  • The government has launched the Coking Coal Mission to meet the demand for domestic coking coal.
  • The government has taken steps to explore new coking coal blocks, auction of new coking coal mines, enhance raw coking coal production, and enhance coking coal washing capacity.
  • Coal India Limited has undertaken constant efforts to enhance coking coal production.
  • What is coking coal?
    • Coking coal is a grade of coal that can be used to produce good-quality coke.
    • It is an essential input for production of iron and steel.
    • The largest single use of coal in the steel industry is as a fuel for the blast furnace and for the production of metallurgical coke for reduction of iron ore or for injection with the hot blast.

12. Cabinet approves signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR)

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and University of Reading (UoR), United Kingdom (UK) for collaboration in the field of agriculture and rural development in developing countries.
  • The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj is in Hyderabad.

13. Cabinet approves a project for saturation of 4G mobile services in uncovered villages at a total cost of Rs. 26,316 Cr

  • Digital inclusion and connectivity for all is an integral part of ‘antyodaya’ vision of the Government.
  • Last year the Government approved a project for providing 4G mobile services in 7,287 uncovered villages in 44 aspirational districts across 5 states.
  • In the Independence Day address in 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave a call for saturation of government schemes.

14. Rashtriya Khanij Puraskar- National Award to promote mining across the Country

  • In order to incentivize the States who take initiative in exploration, auction and operationalisation of mineral blocks, Ministry of Mines has instituted a National level award scheme viz., Rashtriya Khanij Puraskar in three categories of minerals.

15. The ‘Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme’ at 1,545 government primary schools in Tamil Nadu

  • The Tamil Nadu government has issued an order to implement the first phase of the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme at 1,545 government primary schools for the benefit of over 1.14 lakh children in Classes I-V during 2022-23.
  • The cost would be Rs. 33.56 crore.
  • About Tamil Nadu:
    • Capital: Chennai.
    • Governor: R. N. Ravi.
    • Chief minister: M. K. Stalin.

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