july month current affairs 2022 by Exam Target HK

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 July Month Person in news 

(1) Eknath Shinde: New Chief Minister of Maharashtra

(2) Ketanji Brown Jackson: 1st Black woman to serve in US Supreme Court

(3) Raja Kumar: President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

(4) Yair Lapid: 14th Prime Minister of Israel

(5) Umang Papneja: New CEO of Julius Baer, the Swiss Wealth Management Group

(6) Rahul Narwekar: Youngest Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

(7) Amitabh Kant Former CEO of NITI Aayog Senior bureaucrat R K 

(8) Gupta Deputy Election Commissioner
Parameswaran Iyer CEO of NITI Aayog

(9) Manoj Kumar Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

(10) The Ganesan Governor of West Bengal

(11) Ranil Wickremesinghe New President of Sri Lanka

(12) Egypt's Seif Ahmed Acting President of International Hockey Federation

(13) Sheikh Mohammed Sabah 
Al Salem Al Sabah Prime Minister of Kuwait

(14) Dinesh Gunawardena 15th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

(15) Akshaya Moondra Next CEO of Vodafone Idea

(16) Droupadi Murmu 15th President of India

(17) Pranay Kumar Verma India’s next High Commissioner to Bangladesh

(18) Sanjay Arora Commissioner of Delhi Police

July Month current affairs by Exam Target HK

      July Month Obituary

(1) Padma Shri Sushovan Banerjee
famous as Bengal’s ‘one rupee 
doctor’ has passed away he was 
conferred with the Padma Shri for 
his contribution in the field of 

(2) Former Northern Irish first minister 
David Trimble, a pro-British 
leader who won the Nobel Peace 
Prize in 1998.

(3)  Veteran Assamese litterateur and 
winner of the Sahitya Akademi 
Award, Atulananda Goswami
has passed away. He was 
awarded the Sahitya Academy 
award in 2006, for his novel 
'Seneh Jorir Ganthi'.

(4) Former President of Angolan, 
Jose Eduardo dos Santos has 
passed away

(5) Padma Shri winning noted 
social worker Avdhash Kaushal 
passed away. He was the 
founder of the NGO named Rural 
Litigation and Entitlement Kendra

(6) Peter Brook : best known for 
his 1985 masterpiece "The 
Mahabharata". Won Padma 
Tony Award in 1970 for the 
production of Shakespeare’s “A 
Midsummer Night’s Dream”

(7) Legendary ghazal singer, 
Bhupinder Singh passed away.

(8) Organization of the Petroleum 
Exporting Countries (OPEC) 
Secretary-General, Mohammad 
Sanusi Barkindo, passed away

(9) Shinzo Abe, Former Japan’s 
Prime Minister, who was shot at 
during an election campaign in 
western Japan’s Nara city, has 
passed away.

(10) Brijendra K Syngal, former 
Chairman of Videsh Sanchar 
Nigam Ltd (VSNL), passed away
acknowledged as the father of the 
Indian Internet.

(11) Former Indian goalkeeper EN 
Sudhir, who played for India in the 
1970s, died in Mapusa, Goa He 
was also part of the national team 
in the 1973 Merdeka Cup and the 
Asian Games squad in 1974

  July Month Awards & Honours

➢ 68th National Film Awards 2022

Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru

Best Director: Sachidanandan KR, Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Tanhaji

Best Actor: Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for 

Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru

➢ CII Quality Ratna Award 2021 :- 

Ashok Soota, founder and Executive 
Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies
(The Annual CII Quality Ratna Award constituted in the year 2019 is in 
recognition of outstanding leadership, contribution, and distinguished 
service to the Quality Movement in India)

➢ Ayurveda Ratna Award (By UK Parliamnet) :-

Tanuja Nesari, Director of 
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) was awarded with the by the UK Parliament.

➢ India-born Gita Gopinath became the first woman and second Indian to 
feature on the ‘WALL OF FORMER CHIEF ECONOMISTS’ of the 
International Monetary Fund (IMF). 
(The first Indian to achieve the honour was Raghuram Rajan who was Chief 
Economist and Director of Research of IMF between 2003 and 2006)

➢ India’s Pallavi Singh has won the Mrs Universe Divine Title at the finals 
held at Yeosu City, South Korea.

➢ Femina Miss India 2022 :- Sini Sadanand Shetty. 

The government of Japan has conferred the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, 
Gold and Silver Star’ award on Sanmar Group Vice Chairman 
Narayanan Kumar in recognition of his contribution toward strengthening 
economic relations between Japan and India.

➢ Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2021 :-
UNEP National Goodwill Ambassador Ms.Dia Mirza, and Environmental Activist MrAfroz Shah were felicitated with the prestigious award is given by the Governor of Maharashtra Hon. Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.

➢ "The Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum" :- 
Japanese government announced its decision to honour former Prime Minister 
Shinzo Abe with the country's highest decoration posthumously.

Two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, was 
inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

➢ Kamal Haasan, a prominent figure in the Tamil cinema industry, has been 
given the prestigious Golden Visa by the United Arab Emirates.

➢ Global Energy Prize :- 
Indian-origin professor at University of Houston, Kaushik Rajashekara. Rajashekara was given the award in the New Ways of Energy Applications category for his contributions to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing power 
generation emissions

➢ Malayalam filmmaker, KP Kumaran has been honoured with Kerala’s 
highest film award, the JC Daniel Award. 

➢ British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has presented Ukrainian President 
Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award.

➢ Michelle Poonawalla received the Shromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022, United Kingdom in July 2022.

➢ Jeffrey Armstrong receives ‘Distinguished Indologist for 2021’ award. Canadian scholar Jeffrey Armstrong has received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished 
Indologist award for 2021 in Canada. This award has been conferred upon Armstrong “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of India’s history & culture.This award was instituted in 2015.

July Month sports current Affairs

➢ British Grand Prix 2022 :- 
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. (Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory in his 150th race.)

➢ Elorda Cup in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan :- Reigning Youth World Boxing champions Alfiya Pathan and Gitika have won gold medals.

➢ Arjun Babuta of India earned his first gold medal in shooting at the Changwon, South Korea, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage. 

➢ World Masters Athletics Championships, Tampere, Finland :- Bhagwani Devi Dagar, a 94-year-old Indian sprinter, won the gold medal in the 100-
meter. For competitors 35 years of age and older, the World Masters Athletics 
Championships is a competition organised in the sport of track and field.

➢ India’s D. Gukesh won the Gijon Chess Masters, with eight points out of nine rounds. GM AlexandrFier of Brazil finished second with 6.5 points.

➢ Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian bowler toe 150 ODI wickets
in first India vs England ODI at the Kennington Oval. The seamer needed 80 
matches to 150 ODI wickets. Overall, Shami is third joint-fastest to reach 150 
ODI wickets.

➢ Abhishek Verma, archery gold winner from the Asian Games, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam took home bronze at the World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The Indian archery team defeated Mexico’s 
Andrea and Miguel Becerra 157- 156 in the bronze medal competition. Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam took home the gold at the Archery World Cup in Paris.

➢ 41st Villa De Benasque International Chess Open in Spain :- 
Indian Grandmaster has emerged winner.

➢ The Paracin Open ‘A’ chess competition 2022 in Serbia was won by young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa.

➢ 2025 World Athletics Championships :- to be held at Tokyo (Japan).

➢ Veteran Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan made history by becoming the first person to ever win a men’s skeet gold medal at an ISSF World Cup.

➢ 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games :- Host in Los Angeles, United States.

➢ The first Khelo India Fencing Women’s League, which will begin on 25 July, 2022, will be hosted by Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi Neeraj Chopra makes history by winning silver in the World Athletics Championships for the first time ever.
Neeraj Chopra grinned after his 88.13m throw in the fourth round. Grenadian Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a throw of 90.54 meters.

➢ Grammy and Oscar-winning music composer, AR Rahman has come up 
with the ‘Vanakkam Chennai’ (Welcome Anthem) for the upcoming 
International Chess Olympiad, 2022.

➢ Swiss Open Tennis Tournament 2022 :- Norway’s Casper Ruud defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.(The Swiss Open is Ruud’s 3rd title in 2022, the other two titles are Buenos Aires and Geneva Open. Ruud had also won the 2021 Swiss Open title)

➢ International Cricket Council has awarded membership status to 
Cambodia and Uzbekistan from Asia, and Cote D’Ivoire from Africa, taking ICC’s total members to 108 countries, including 96 Associates. 

➢ Asia Cup 2022 will now be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Earlier 
this event was scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka). But the hosting rights of the game will still remain with Sri Lanka. This is the second consecutive time that the tournament will be played in the UAE.

➢ Four-time Formula One champion, Sebastian Vettel (35-year-old German 
driver) who is currently a part of Aston Martin announced his retirement.

➢ England’s Leicester Cricket Ground has been named after India’s 
legendary cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar to acknowledge his immense 
contribution to uplifting Indian Cricket to a certain height.

➢ Shohidul Islam, a fast bowler for Bangladesh was sentenced to a ten-
month suspension after admitting to violating Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-
Doping Code.

➢ The 2022 Malaysia Open (officially known as the Petronas 

Malaysia Open 2022

Men’s singles title
Winner: Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) 
Runnerup: Momota Kento

Women’s singles title 
Winner: Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) 
Runner-up: Chen Yufei

➢ Singapore Open :- 
PV Sindhu won the first Super 500 title of her career defeating reigning Asian champion Wang Zhi Yi of China.

 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia) won the men’s singles title at badminton’s Singapore Open 202 beating Japanese player NaraokaKodai In a closely fought final.

➢ India to host ICC 2025 Women's World Cup.

➢ 2024 Olympics : Paris (France)

“Games Wide Open” has been unveiled as the official slogan for the 2024 Paris 

The Netherlands WON the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 in style by beating 

England all-rounder Ben Stokes (Born In New Zealand) on 18 July 2022 announced 
that he will be retiring from one-day internationals (ODI).

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar has won a gold medal in the Men's 50m Rifle 3 
Positions (3P) event in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea.

U.P. 12th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship in May 2022.

Tokyo has been selected as the host city for the 2025 World Athletics Championships. 
Budapest will host the 2023 edition. World Athletics Championships are a biennial athletics competition organized by World Athletics. The 2022 edition is currently being organised in Oregon, USA, which was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but postponed by one year due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

Defence & Military Exercise

The 9th Army to Army Staff Talks, which were held in Dehradun, between the Australian and Indian armies were centred on developing a roadmap for improved defence cooperation and joint military exercises. The Indian Military Academy (IMA) was the location of the discussions, where both parties went over the road map for initiatives promoting defence cooperation, according to the Army.

➢ Desert Corps of the Indian Army organised the “Suraksha Manthan 
2022”, on aspects of Border & Coastal Security at Jodhpur (Rajasthan). During the course of the discussions, aspects of interoperability, operational cohesion and logistics were ironed out in order to enhance overall security along the International Boundary (IB) and coastal sectors.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the Maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator from Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka. The flight operated in a fully autonomous mode. The aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a smooth touchdown.

➢ Father and daughter pair Flying Officer Ananya Sharma, who was commissioned as a fighter pilot in December 2021, and Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, an experienced fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF), 
made aviation history by flying in the same jet formation. At Air Force Station, Bidar, they flew in the same formation of Hawk-132 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT).

➢ Rashtriya Raksha University at Gandhinagar has signed a Memorandum 
of Understanding with DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Private Limited for setting up a Remote Pilot Training Centre for imparting drone flying skills. This training will be imparted to the Police and security force 
personnel and citizens at RRU Campus near Gandhinagar.

➢ In the presence of Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Naval Air 
Squadron 324 (INAS 324) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Dega in Visakhapatnam. The squadron is the first naval squadron on the eastern seaboard to use helicopters that were designed and 
constructed domestically, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III (MR) (ALH-DHRUV is a twin engine, multi-role, multi-mission new generation helicopter equipped with Shakti Engine)

The Department of Defense Production, Ministry of Defense, will host the first-ever Artificial Intelligence in Defence symposium and exhibition in New Delhi, which will be officially inaugurated by Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. The event will include a  demonstration of the most innovative AI-enabled products that have been  created by services, research organisations, industry, start-ups, and 

➢ Rajnath Singh has launched the fourth P17A stealth frigate ‘Dunagiri’ into 
the Hooghly River in Kolkata. The Project 17A frigate is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited. The P17A class is a follow-on of the P-17 Shivalik Class with improved stealth features & advanced weapons.

INS Sindhudhvaj has decommissioned after 35 years of glorious service to the nation. Vice Adm Biswajit Dasgupta Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command was the Chief Guest for the ceremony. The submarine crest depicts a grey colour nurse shark and the name means flag bearer at sea.

Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is tasked with securing the Line of 
Actual Control with China, has established its first mountain warfare training facility in northeast India and its second overall. The facility was built nearly 50 years after the founding of the first institution of its kind, the Mountaineering and Skiing Institute (M&SI), which opened in Auli, near 
Joshimath, in 1973–74.

➢ Rajnath Singh, Minister of defence, to improve coordination between the 
armed forces, announced the creation of unified theatre commands of three services. India is fast transitioning from being the world’s top importer of defence equipment to an exporter. The defence minister was 
addressing at a ceremony held by the Jammu & Kashmir People’s Forum in this city to honour the Indian Armed Forces martyrs.

A Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) was conducted between Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Indian Navy in the Andaman Sea. INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel and JS Samidare, a Murasame 
class destroyer, undertook various exercises including seamanship activities, aircraft operations and tactical manoeuvres as part of the operational interaction.

Tata Advanced Systems successfully delivered the locally developed Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle to the Indian Army. These armoured vehicles will increase the nation’s protector’s ability to fight in all weather and terrain situations and will offer protection while moving.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), observed its 84th Raising Day on 27 July 2022. The day celebrates the immense and unparalleled V contribution of the force in upholding the unity, integrity, and sovereignty of the nation. CRPF is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, which 
operates under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

➢ Egypt and an Indian company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct a green hydrogen factory in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, according to a cabinet announcement. The MoU states that Indian ReNew Power Private Limited (RENE.BO) will invest $8 billion to construct a facility that will create 20,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually.

At Cochin International Airport, the American Navy delivered two MH-60 R
multipurpose helicopters to the Indian Navy. All 24 MH 60R helicopters will be delivered by the end of 2025. Under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, the US Department of State has authorised the sale of  24 MH-60R multimission helicopters to India.

➢ HAL signs $100 mn contract with Honeywell for HTT-40 engines • Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 27 July 2022 signed a contract worth over $100 million 
with US-based Honeywell.

➢ PM Narendra Modi on 20 July 2022 unveiled 'Varuna', India’s first passenger drone in New Delhi. Varuna has been developed by a startup 'Sagar Defence Engineering' specifically for the Indian Navy Varuna can carry a 130 kg human payload & has a range of 25 km.

➢ Indian Navy's indigenous Frigate INS Satpura & P8I aircraft are taking part in the 28th edition of the biennial Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC-22), the world's largest international maritime exercise. They are taking part in the harbour phase of the exercise at Pearl Harbour in the US. INS Satpura reached Hawaii on 27 Jun '22 while P8I aircraft arrived on 02 Jul '22 to take 
part in the exercise.

➢ As part of their deployment to South East Asia, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kadmatt, visited Singapore from 1-3 Jul'22. INS Sahyadri is an indigenously built multirole stealth Frigate and INS Kadmatt is an indigenously built ASW Corvette. The IN crew participated in professional interactions with the Singapore Navy (RSN) towards enhancing mutual cooperation and interoperability.

➢ Astra Mark-1 : Beyond visual range (BVR), air-to-air missile (AAM). Made by Bharat 
Dynamics Limited.

➢ S-400 is a mobile long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) system. S-400 Triumf has 
the capability to protect against almost all sorts of aerial attacks, including drones, missiles, rockets and even fighter jets.

 July Month Science & Space

➢ The renewable energy company Greenko has partnered with IITHyderabad in order to establish The Greenko School of Sustainable 
Science and Technology (GSSST) where students would be trained toward sustainable goals like climate change mitigation, circular economy, 
energy transition, among others.

➢ India’s first Autonomous Navigation facility, TiHAN inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh at the IIT Hyderabad campus. TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on 
Autonomous Navigation) is a multidisciplinary initiative that will make 
India a global player in the futuristic and next generation ‘smart mobility’ technology.

➢ Nokia has partnered IISC Bangalore to set up the Nokia Center of Excellence in networked robotics. The Center of Excellence (CoE) will promote inter-disciplinary research involving robotics and advanced 
communication technologies in 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will 
also develop use cases across industrial automation, agriculture and disaster management.

➢ IIT Madras researchers have developed a revolutionary method that can identify a person’s cancer-causing genes. Based on patient DNA profiles, the “Pivot,” an AI-based tool, will help clinicians create individualised treatment programmes for patients. The tool is built on a machine learning model that classifies genes into cancer-preventing tumour suppressors, 
oncogenes that cause cancer, and neutral genes.

➢ US President Joe Biden has released one of the James Webb Space Telescope’s first images in a preview event at the White House in Washington. This first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope 
is the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. Thousands of galaxies including the 
faintest objects ever observed in the infrared have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time.

➢ The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the market authorization of India’s first quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer. The Serum Institute of India (SII) will produce this vaccine.

➢ 19-year-old Jahnavi Dangeti has scripted history by becoming the youngest to complete the Analog Astronaut programme from the Analog Astronaut Training Centre (AATC) at Krakow in South Poland.
She has completed the two-week training programme (June 14 to 25) at the AATC, a private agency set up by European Space professionals to carry out spaceflight scientific studies.

➢ The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has initiated a global title assortment for the nation’s newest solar observatory, which will probably be launched right into a sun-synchronous orbit in October. The 888-
kilogram observatory has a halftonne precursor, named after the solar goddess in historical Chinese mythology and launched final October to review the violent and sudden bodily processes behind solar flares.

➢ Space tech startup, Agnikul Cosmos has inaugurated India’s first-ever factory to manufacture 3D-printed rocket engines in Chennai. The facility will use additive manufacturing technology to build 3D printed rocket engines and will be used to produce engines for its own in-house rockets. 

➢ Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi (RGCI) 
have installed the firstever Made-in-India Surgical Robotic System, “SSIMantra”, devised by the new-age Indian med-tech start-up SS Innovations. The ingenious SSI Mantra, a brainchild of World-renowned 
robotic cardiac surgeon Dr Sudhir P Srivastava, will be signifying the 
beginning of a new era of surgical procedures in India, 

➢ A unique biodiversity sensor project is launched by Syngenta, a global agri-business major in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Punjab (IIT-R). This project will help in studying the 
behavior of insects around farms, particularly bees and butterflies.

➢ The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully launched 342 foreign satellites from 34 countries since 1999 on a 
commercial basis and will generate roughly 132 Million Euros.

➢ Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur has launched “NIRMAN” Accelerator Programme, supported by the department of science and technology, the government of India. The programme will 
focus on the manufacturing startups engaged in healthcare and agriculture 
domains to help them overcome the challenges from their prototype-to-
market journey.

➢ European Commission has given permission for the Imvanex vaccine to 
be marketed as protection against Monkeypox, as recommended by the 
European Medicines Agency (EMA). Globally, over 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 75 countries. This vaccine is 
developed by Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic.

➢ Monkeypox: NIV successfully isolates virus strain. Monkeypox virus has been for the first time isolated in India by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. NIV works under Indian Council for Medical Research- ICMR.Genomic sequence of the Indian strains has 99.85 percent match with the West African Strains circulating globally. Monkeypox is an acute viral disease and its symptoms are fever, Lymph node enlargement, etc.

  Environment & Climate

➢ Five new wetlands of International importance have been designated in India. With this, the total number of Ramsar sites in the country have been increased from 49 to 54 Ramsar sites.

➢ Assam government gives approval to Second wildlife sanctuary.Assam's Barak Valley will soon get a second wildlife sanctuary with Governor Jagdish Mukhi approving a proposal for the creation of Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary. The Barak Valley also houses the Borail Wildlife Sanctuary.

➢ Forest officials in Odisha’s Bonai forest division have named a small patch of a forest after a daily-wager changemaker woman, Sarojini Mohanta. She created the forest from scratch in just two years. Mohanta was hired to look after the saplings planted as a part of the reforestation of the area under the District Mineral Foundation programme.

➢ A Volcanic eruption took place on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu.

         National News

➢ NTPC Ltd has declared the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the last part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project in Telangana. Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project is India’s largest Floating Solar Plant 
commissioned by NTPC.

➢ PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The theme of this Digital India Week is ‘Catalyzing New India’s 
Techade’ to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge 

➢ PM Narendra Modi unveiled a 30-feet bronze statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju at 
Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on the 125th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter.

➢ The CBSE Board has launched a portal called ‘Pariksha Sangam’ to streamline board examination results, sample papers, and other details in one single window.

➢ Union home minister, Amit Shah virtually unveiled the ‘Statue of Peace’ of Swamy 
Ramanujacharya in Srinagar, located in a temple in the Sonwar region.

➢ India has joined Interpol’s international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database which will allow it to draw links between victims, abusers, and crime scenes using audio-visual data.

The Dwarka Expressway, which is being developed as the first elevated urban expressway in India, will be operational in 2023, said Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. Dwarka Expressway will reduce pressure on the DelhiGurgaon Expressway (part of the Delhi-JaipurAhmedabad-Mumbai arm of the Golden Quadrilateral)

PM Narendra Modi has launched the ‘India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX)’, at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. IIBX is India’s first international bullion exchange. The exchange, which was announced in Budget 2020, will sell physical gold and silver. The exchange will be open for jewellers with a net worth of Rs 25 crore and above to participate.

➢ Kharchi festival, offering prayer to 14 gods and goddess, began with thousands of devotees converging at Khayerpur on the eastern outskirts of the Tripura. Kharchi Puja is predominantly a tribal festival but it owes its origins to Hindu religion.

PM Narendra Modi has unveiled the National Emblem cast on the roof of the New Parliament Building. He also interacted with the Shramjeevis involved in the construction work of the new Parliament.

The National Emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9500 kilograms and is 6.5 meters in height.

The Union govt has formulated a 'National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation 
Ecosystem - NAMASTE' scheme for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.It aims to achieve 
outcomes like zero fatalities in sanitation work in India & providing all Sewer and Septic tank sanitation workers alternative livelihoods.This scheme will be rolled out from 16 August 2022 across the 500 cities in India.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs clarified on Sunday single packages of food items like cereals, pulses and flour weighing up to 25 kg will be considered as 'prepackaged and labelled', liable to 5% GST from July 18. If a retail shopkeeper supplies in loose quantity national newsthe item bought from a manufacturer or distributor in a 25 kg pack, such sale to consumers will 
not attract GST.

Olympic Sprinter P.T. Usha, music composer Ilaiyaraaja, philanthropist Veerendra Heggade, 
and screenwriter V. Vijayendra Prasad were nominated to the Rajya Sabha on 6 July 2022. All four nominees are from the four southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, & Andhra Pradesh, respectively.They have been nominated in the category of eminent persons nominated by the President of India.

             State News

The Ladakh Festival Kargil 2022 was inaugurated in Ladakh by CEC LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan at Khree Sultan Chow Stadium in Bemathang Kargil. 

➢ Karnataka government has launched the ‘Kashi Yatra’ scheme. The Kashi Yatra project, which offers a cash assistance of Rs 5,000 to each of the 30,000 pilgrims willing to conduct a pilgrimage to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

➢ Mumbai lawyer and first-time legislator, Rahul Narwekar has been elected as the youngest Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly .

➢ Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has launched ‘Naari Ko Naman’
scheme to provide 50 % concession on fares in Himachal Road Transport Corporation 
(HRTC) buses to women commuters within the state boundaries. Seema Thakur, the first woman bus driver in the state, drove him in a state transport bus to the event venue. 
The chief minister had announced the 50 per cent concession on bus fares to women on April 15, Himachal Day.

➢ The Rajasthan government is soon likely to introduce in the Assembly the Right to Health Bill, “the first of its kind in India”, which aims to commit to quality and affordable health care services through government and private health care providers.

➢ The Western Railway’s (WR) longest skywalk from the Khar Road railway station to the nearby Bandra Terminus has been opened for the passengers to reach the platforms to board trains easily. The skywalk spans 314 meters long and is 4.4 meters wide. Western Railway’s noted that the skywalk will allow passengers to reach Bandra (T) directly by deboarding at Khar station & taking south Foot Over Bridge.

➢ The Tripura government has launched a new scheme named ‘Earn with Learn’ to bring back those who had dropped out of schools following the outbreak of Covid-19. This scheme is a part of the ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ (Let’s go to school).

➢ Uttarakhand has become the first state in the country to initiate the process of implementing the Centre’s New Education Policy. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has initiated this process by inaugurating ‘Bal Vatikas’ at Anganwadi Kendra across the state to strengthen the pre-primary education system.

➢ The first case of monkeypox was confirmed in India after a person who had returned to Kerala from UAE developed symptoms of the disease. His samples were sent to National Virology Institute in Pune which confirmed the disease. It was first found in monkeys in 1958.

➢ WHO declares “Monkeypox” a global health emergency. It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on the virus.

• The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide 
upsurge in cases. 

• More than 16,000 cases have now been reported from 75 countries. 

➢ The e-FIR service and the Uttarakhand police app were introduced by chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. 

➢ Kerala is now the first and only state in the country to have its own internet service, 
according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The announcement followed the Department of Telecommunications’ granting of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence to the IT infrastructure project of the Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd (K-Fon), which aims to provide everyone in the state access to the internet.

➢ According to the chief ministers of both states, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have 
taken a step toward settling their seven-decade-old boundary dispute by signing the Namsai Declaration. Following their third round of discussions on the matter, the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and his Assam colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma signed the declaration in Namsai.

➢ La. Ganesan took the oath of office as the new governor of West Bengal. In the presence of the speaker, Mamata Banerjee, various state ministers, and Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Prakash Shrivastava, he was sworn into office.

➢ In order to create a conservation strategy to safeguard the endangered species, the 
Andhra Pradesh State Wildlife Department has begun the first-ever study of blackbucks
along a length of islands in the Godavari between Dowleswaram and Yanam.

➢ Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched ‘SwanirbharNaari’, a scheme to empower indigenous weavers in Assam’s Guwahati. The state government will procure handloom items directly from indigenous weavers via a web portal under the scheme. The scheme will help in preserving the heritage of handlooms and textiles in the state.

➢ Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to connect all registered 
commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). Now, these vehicles can be tracked anywhere in the country through VLTD.

➢ Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, popularly known as the ‘Darwaza of Dakhin’,
became the first Certified ‘Har Ghar Jal’ district in the Country. Only district in the country, people from each of 254 villages in Burhanpur have declared their villages as ‘Har Ghar Jal’ through a resolution passed by Gram Sabhas. Accordingly, it certifies that all people in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps, ensuring that ‘No One is Left Out’.

➢ Kerala government has made the decision to start initiatives to promote full digital literacy in the State. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while addressing a school programme in Thiruvananthapuram explained that the campaign aims to educate people, particularly youngsters, about the dangers and traps online.

➢ Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar has launched an app-based ‘Smart E-Beat’ system for police attendance and real-time monitoring of patrolling by personnel in Gurugram. 

➢ The Kerala government is all set to come up with an alternative to the popular corporate online cab service by launching its own e-taxi service next month, considered to be the first such initiative by any state government in the country. The service named ‘Kerala Savari’, the online taxi hiring service is being rolled out by the state. This is for the first time that a state government is launching an online taxi service in the country.

➢ 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.

➢ Pranay Kumar Verma, an experienced diplomat and IFS official from the 1994 batch, has been chosen to serve as India’s next High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He is currently the ambassador of India to Vietnam. The Delhi-based Ministry of External Affairs made this announcement. Vikram Doraiswami, the current High Commissioner of India to the UK, is rumoured to be taking over, thus he is expected to start the job soon in his stead.

➢ The Gujarat government has announced a dedicated ‘Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 
2022-27’ with a view to generating at least 2,00,000 new employment opportunities during a period of five years. The Gujarat government has also decided to develop a “semicon city” which would be a part of the Dholera Special Investment Region.

➢ The Chhattisgarh Women Commission will host the Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath Yatra. On the occasion of the Hareli Tihaar festival, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will set off the “Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath“. Through short films, messages, and booklets, the chariots will visit all of the districts to educate people about the legal protections for women and their constitutional rights.

➢ According to Niti Aayog and Institute for Competitiveness’s Report India’s spending on research and development (R&D) is among the lowest in the world. R&D investment in India, in fact, has declined from 0.8% of the GDP in 2008–09 to 0.7% in 2017-18. Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa spend around 1.2%, 1.1%, above 2% and 0.8% respectively. The world average is around 1.8%

➢ Jawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first major port of the country to become 100% Landlord Port.It will be working on PPP (Public Private Partnersip). (There are 13 MAJOR PORTS IN INDIA)

➢ The Centre has formed a Committee on Minimum Support Price under the chairmanship of Former Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal. The panel will comprise Member (Agriculture) in NITI Aayog Ramesh Chand, Agricultural Economist CSC Shekhar, etc.

➢ The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched “Jagriti”, a mascot for empowering 
consumers & generating awareness towards their rights.

➢ Researchers from Bengaluru's Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific 
Research (JNCASR) have discovered a new material that is able to convert infrared (IR) 
light into renewable energy (RE). This new material is called "single-crystalline scandium nitride (ScN)". ScN is able to emit, detect, and modulate infrared light, making it useful for "solar and thermal energy harvesting.''

➢ 'Swadhinata Sangram Na Surviro' book released, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi launched a book in Gujarati 'Swadhinata Sangram Na Surviro'on 9 July 2022. The book celebrates 75 freedom fighters and shares the stories of the sacrifices made by them for the country.The book is a part of the ''Swadhinta Ka Amrit 
Mahotsav'' to mark the 75th year of the country's Independence.


     International News

➢ Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, won the elections and was swore as the 17th President of the Philippines. 

(Capital : Manila : : Currency : Peso)

➢ Leader of Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid has been officially became the 14th prime minister of Israel, after replacing the Naftali Benett.

(Capital : Jerusalem : : Currency : Israeli New Shekel )

➢ The Bangladesh Government has appointed Mustafizur Rahman as the next High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India. He is currently serving as Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and the Ambassador to Switzerland. He will succeed Muhammad Imran as the new High Commissioner.

(Capital : Dhaka : : Currency : Bangladeshi Rupee)

➢ According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine’s economy could shrink by up to 35% in 2022 due to the effects of the war with Russia.

➢ United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as 
Conservative Party leader.

(Capital : London : : Currency : Pound Sterling )

➢ Deutsche Bahn (DB) will be the world’s first Intermodal Partner of Star Alliance. Under the new cooperation, DB customers and passengers of Star Alliance member airlines will be able to start or end their long-distance journey comfortably on the climate-friendly train.

➢ Twitter has hired top law firm to charge legal action against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on his decision to terminate the $44 billion takeover deal. Musk decided to suspend the deal due to multiple breaches of the purchase agreement.

➢ IMP FACT About Musk’s Space X : “Falcon 9” Falcon 9 is a partially re-useable, medium lift launch vehicle that can carry cargo and humans into Earth orbit, even reaching the 
International Space Station (ISS) . It is produced by American aerospace company SpaceX.

➢ The British government has launched an “Aviation Passenger Charter” to help passengers know their rights if they are faced with problems at airports after the widespread disruption seen this year. 

➢ As temperatures have continued to soar, the UK Meteorological (Met) Office issued the first- ever red extreme heat warning for areas of England, including London. Temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius, and a red warning, the maximum level used by the Met Office under its alert system, indicates a risk to life is possible. The unusual warning, which is categorised as a national emergency, signifies that life is in danger for people of all ages. 

➢ Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi submitted his resignation to President 
Sergio Mattarella.

(Capital : Rome : : Currency : Italian Lira )

➢ Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah has issued a decree to appoint Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al Salem as a new Prime Minister. The appointment of a new 
PM comes three months after former Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah AlKhaled Hamad Al-
Sabah submitted his resignation.

(Capital : Kuwait City : : Currency : Kuwaiti Dinar )

➢ Senior politician, Dinesh Gunawardena has been appointed as the new and 15th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

➢ China launched the second of the three modules needed to complete its new space station. This was the most recent development in Beijing’s ambitious space programme. A Long March 5B rocket launched the unmanned spaceship with the call sign Wentian from the Wenchang launch facility on China’s tropical island of Hainan. A representative from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) confirmed the launch’s “success.”

➢ Mountaineer Wasifa Nazreen became the first person from Bangladesh to ascend 
Pakistan’s administered K2, the second-highest mountain peak. She scaled the K2 
mountain peak, which is 8611 metres (28,251 ft) high, and then descended to the base camp. When a climber descends from the mountain and returns to base camp, the summit is said to have been reached.

➢ President Vladimir Putin was informed by the newly appointed head of Moscow’s space agency that Russia has made the decision to leave the International Space Station after

➢ Zimbabwe's central bank has launched Gold Coins in an effort to help curb soaring inflation amid a slump in the country's currency.

➢ Singapore emerged as the top country with highest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into India in FY2021-22.

➢ Lulo Rose: Largest pink diamond in 300 years found in Angola. A rare pure pink diamond, believed to be the largest found in 300 years, has been unearthed in Angola, a country in Central Africa.

➢ Microsoft introduces Workplace social app 'Viva Engage'. CEO of Microsoft : Satya Nadella 

➢ Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to admit Iran as a full member. (SCO) will admit Iran as its 9th member at the upcoming summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September 2022.This summit will be held under the Presidency of Uzbekistan.This is the first expansion of the SCO after India and Pakistan were admitted to the grouping in 2017. Belarus has also applied for SCO membership. 

SCO Headquarters - Beijing, China

➢ Every year, July 3 is observed as the 'International Plastic Bag Free Day.' It is observed to encourage people to use natural and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and other items. The first International Plastic Bag Free Day was observed on July 3, 2008, when Rezero, a member of Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), initiated it. Zero Waste Europe Headquarters - Brussels, Belgium

➢ Frontier (Fastest Supercomputer), the new number 1, is built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA.

        Banking & Finance

➢ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1.05 crore and Rs 1 crore on Kotak Mahindra Bank and IndusInd Bank, respectively, for deficiencies in regulatory compliance. RBI’s these penalties are based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and are not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

➢ India gave the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the 
Near East USD 2.5 million. In a signing ceremony at UNRWA headquarters in East 
Jerusalem, Sunil Kumar, director of the West Asia and North Africa Division of the Indian 
Ministry of External Affairs, handed Karim Amer, director of partnerships for the Department of External Relations, a check for USD 2.5 million.

➢ RBI has launched a national campaign for unclaimed deposits. Balances in savings/current accounts not operated for 10 years, or term deposits not claimed within 10 years from the date of maturity, are classified as "unclaimed deposits". RBI has sought an explanation from Russia’s Sberbank for violation of domestic banking 

➢ The 13th Petersberg Climate Dialogue began on 18 July 2022 in Berlin. The two-day 
informal ministerial meet is being chaired by Germany and Egypt, hosts of 2022's annual climate meet (COP-27)

➢ Rating agency Crisil has lowered India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast to 7.3% from 7.8% for FY23. According to the agency, inflation is pegged to average at 6.8% in FY23 as against 5.5% in FY22.

       July  Report & Indices 

➢ Start-up ranking 2021: Gujarat and Karnataka emerged the “best performers”
The rankings are based on the initiatives taken to develop the startup ecosystem for promoting entrepreneurs.

Top performers among the larger states include Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha
Top performers among the larger states include Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha
States and UTs in the aspiring leaders’ category include Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Puducherry and Nagaland

➢ WEF’s Gender Gap Report 2022 :
India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Global Gender Gap Index by WEF benchmarks gender parity across four key 
dimensions or sub-indices — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

Top 5 :- Iceland,Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden Afghanistan is the worst-performing country in the report.
India ranks 146 in health and survival, 143 in economic participation and opportunity, 107 in educational attainment and 48th in political empowerment.

➢ NIRF Rankings 2022 IIT Madras is the overall best institution for higher education in India, followed by the IISc Bangalore.

➢ Expat Insider Rankings for 2022 released by the InterNations Mexico has topped followed by Mexico, Indonesia, Taiwan, Portugal, Spain. India has been ranked on 36th position out of the 52 countries. Kuwait is the worst country for expats in the ranking.

Henley Passport Index 2022 Japan, Singapore and South Korea bagged the top three positions .

 India is ranked 87th

➢ India Innovation Index 2021 Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped the 3rd edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index.

The innovation index is based on 7 pillars: 1. Human capital 2. Investment 3. Knowledge 
workers 4. Business environment 5. Safety and legal environment 6. Knowledge output 7. Knowledge diffusion.

            Important Days

1st July:

        National Doctor’s Day
        National Postal Worker Day
        Chartered Accountants Day

Theme: in memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a legendary physician

2nd July:

              World UFO Day
        World Sports Journalists Day

11th July: 

        World Population Day

Theme: “A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all – Harnessing opportunities and ensuring  rights and choices for all”

17th July: 

         World Day for International Justice

18th July:

 International Nelson Mandela Day 

Theme: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

22nd July:
           World Brain Day

Theme:  “Brain Health for all

28th July: 
          World Hepatitis Day 

Theme: ‘Bringing hepatitis care closer to you.’

29th July: 
            International Tiger Day

Theme: “India launches Project Tiger to revive the tiger population”

30th July: 

       International Friendship Day 

Theme: World Friendship Crusade

30th July: 

     World Day Against Trafficking

Theme: “Use and abuse of technology

31th July:

       World Ranger Day

           Books & Author

(1) “Mind Master: Winning 
Lessons from a Champion’s 
Life” It is written by Anand with 
author-journalist Susan Ninan.

(2) Young YouTuber Prarthna 
Batra’s debut book ‘Getting the 
Bread: The Gen-Z Way to 

Temple Tales of Uttarakhand 
written by Ms Aradhana Johri 
(Senior IAS)

(4) “The McMahon line: A century 
of discord” authored by 
General JJ Singh (Retd)

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