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Current Affairs 8 August 2022

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Current Affairs 8 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. Indian team wins silver in men’s fours lawn bowls at Commonwealth Games 2022
  2. Centre to hold exhibitions on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
  3. Indian athletes Avinash Sable and Priyanka Goswami clinch silver medals in their respective events at CWG 22
  4. IIT Madras collaborates with National Institute of Siddha
  5. UP government signed a memorandum of understanding with Deloitte India, appointing it as a consultant
  6. Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)
  7. SEBI constitutes 15-member committee to attract foreign investment
  8. ASEAN bars Myanmar from its meetings till peace plan shows progress
  9. Partnership between ICRISAT and ICAR for Water Management
  10. ‘Whole of Govt’ approach to boost exports
  11. MOU between Indian Navy and Space applications centre (ISRO)
  12. Convergence of leprosy screening under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)
  13. PM Modi assures India’s full support to the plans and projects for the development in Philippines
  14. Projected population of country is 137 crore 55 lakh in current year

 News Details 

1. Indian team wins silver in men’s fours lawn bowls at Commonwealth Games 2022

  • India bagged its second medal in Lawn Bowls competition at the Commonwealth Games 2022 after the men’s fours team, comprising Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip), clinched the silver medal in Birmingham.
  • The Indian team lost to Northern Ireland in the finals and bagged second place.

2. Centre to hold exhibitions on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all Universities and Colleges to observe August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
  • They have been asked to organize programmes and seminars to commemorate the sufferings and sacrifices of millions of Indians during the partition in 1947.
  • About Partition Horrors Remembrance Day:
    • It is a national memorial day in India on 14 August that commemorates the victims and sufferings of people during the Partition of India.

3. Indian athletes Avinash Sable and Priyanka Goswami clinch silver medals in their respective events at CWG 22

  • In the 3000 meter Steeplechase run, Avinash Sable won silver, clocking a new National Record of 8 min 11 point two seconds.
  • The second medal was won by Priyanka Goswami in Women’s 10,000 meter Race Walk.

4. IIT Madras collaborates with National Institute of Siddha

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) has partnered with National Institute of Siddha (NIS), a Centre of Excellence for Research and Higher Education in Siddha system of medicine in Chennai, on training, research and clinical studies.

5. UP government signed a memorandum of understanding with Deloitte India, appointing it as a consultant

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Deloitte India, appointing it as a consultant for achieving the target of lifting the state’s economy to USD 1 trillion.
  • Within the next 90 days, Deloitte India is likely to present a future action plan with a thorough deliberation after conducting a sector-wise study.
  • About Deloitte:
    • Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services.

6. Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)

  • The Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • It was the first time the protected areas congress of IUCN was organised in Africa.
  • IUCN NL organised several sessions with local partners, among which is a workshop on the increased threats caused by mining of minerals needed for the energy transition.
  • Objective of the IUCN APAC:
    • To position Africa’s protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well-being.
    • To increase the understanding of the vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods.
  • IUCN = International Union for Conservation of Nature.

7. SEBI constitutes 15-member committee to attract foreign investment

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert group of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to boost overseas flows into the country.
  • The FPI Advisory Committee (FAC) will be chaired by former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian and consists of 14 other members representing foreign banks, stock exchanges, depositories and RBI.
  • About SEBI:
    • Founded: 12 April 1992.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.

8. ASEAN bars Myanmar from its meetings till peace plan shows progress

  • The ASEAN regional grouping has said that Myanmar will not be allowed to participate in any of its meetings till it shows progress on the peace plan.
  • The regional grouping expressed its concern over the prolonged political crisis in Myanmar and execution of four opposition activists.
  • What is ASEAN?
    • See it from another article.
    • Link:

9. Partnership between ICRISAT and ICAR for Water Management

  • The ICAR-ICRISAT collaborative work plan (2019-2023) includes three research projects. Major focus of one of these projects is the genetic improvement of grain legumes (Gram, Arhar and Groundnut) and dryland cereals (Jowar, Bajra and Ragi) for enhancing their productivity potential, adaptation and quality traits.

10. ‘Whole of Govt’ approach to boost exports

  • Union Minister Goyal emphasized on a ‘Whole of Govt’ approach to boost exports.
  • The Minister said this would require exporters, EPCs, Govt Agencies & Indian Missions abroad to work together.
  • Recognizing the crucial role played by EPCs and Industry, Shri Goyal remarked that EPCs & Industry Associations are key to realise “Local goes Global: India makes for the World”.

11. MOU between Indian Navy and Space applications centre (ISRO)

  • Indian Navy signed a MoU with the Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad on data sharing and cooperation on Satellite based Naval Applications in Oceanology and Meteorology.
  • About ISRO:
    • Headquarters: Bengaluru.
    • Founded: 15 August 1969.
    • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai.

12. Convergence of leprosy screening under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)

  • The Government is implementing the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) with the goal of making India leprosy free.
  • NLEP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the umbrella of National Health Mission (NHM).
  • This programme is implemented in all the States/UTs.
  • The major focus of the Programme is to detect the cases of leprosy at an early stage and to provide complete treatment, free of cost, in order to prevent the occurrence of disability.

13. PM Modi assures India’s full support to the plans and projects for the development in Philippines

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for his victory in the presidential election.
  • He will be the 17th President of the Philippines.
  • Both the leaders reviewed various areas of bilateral engagement, and expressed satisfaction at the rapid growth of co-operation between the two countries in recent years.
  • About Philippines:
    • Capital: Manila.
    • Currency: Philippine peso.

14. Projected population of country is 137 crore 55 lakh in current year

  • The projected population of the country is one hundred thirty seven crore fifty five lakh in the current year.
  • This projection is based on the report of the Technical Group on Population Projection July 2020, chaired by the Registrar General of India.

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