Here we are providing important 25th to 29th August current affairs 2022 updates with National & International news.


National News

Union Minister Anurag Thakur launched ‘Azadi Quest’ online games

  • Union Minister Anurag Thakur has launched “Azadi Quest”, a series of online educational games based on India’s freedom struggle, developed in collaboration with Zynga India.
  • These games are an effort to tap into the huge market of online gamers and to educate them through games. Various arms of the government of India have collected information about unsung freedom fighters from the corners of the country. “Azadi Quest” is an effort to make the learning of this knowledge engaging and interactive.

PM Modi Inaugurates Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Mohali 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 300-bed Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur, Mohali in Chandigarh.
  • The Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre has been built at a cost of over ₹660 crores by the Tata Memorial Centre which is an aided institute under the Union Department of Atomic Energy.
  • Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann was also present during the inaugural ceremony of the Bhabha Cancer Hospital. The hospital is equipped with the finest state-of-the-art facilities which include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Digital Radiography, and Brachytherapy to ensure the treatment of all types of cancer in India.
  • The treatment for cancer available here is surgeries, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplant.

 South Delhi’s Anang Tal site to be Centrally protected

  • Recently, the Anang Tal Lake in South Delhi has been declared a monument of national importance through a gazette notification by the Ministry of Culture. The Anang Tal lake in South Delhi is believed to have been built a thousand years ago.
  • As per the website of the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, Tradition ascribes this tank to a Tomar King, Anang Pal II, the builder of Lal Kot.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India gave a two-month notice for its intention to declare the site to be of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
  • According to the notification, the total area of the site was 10.599 acres which was primarily owned by the Delhi government. Located near the Qutub Minar complex and Sanjay Van, the protected area would be 42,894 square metres.

India’s 1st 3D Printed Post Office to soon come up in Karnataka 

  • India’s first 3D-printed post office is slated to come up in Bengaluru, Karnataka and will cost around one-fourth of the amount spent on a traditional building.
  • The new post office building in Cambridge Layout in Halasuru, Bengaluru will be built using 3D printing and is likely to be completed within the next month.
  • The Post Office building is being constructed by Larsen & Toubro, which is the only company currently in India utilising 3D printing technology for construction.
  • 3D printing can significantly reduce the cost and expedite construction which would otherwise take months to complete.
  • 3D printing of the new post office which will be a three-storied building has been given clearance by the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and IIT-Madras.

EAC-PM to launch the India@100 roadmap

  • The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on the 30th of this month in New Delhi will be unveiling the Competitiveness Roadmap for India@100. The India@100 document by the EAC-PM serves as a roadmap for India’s ascent to its centenary year and will inform and direct the country’s path to higher income status by 2047.
  • The EAC-PM in order to further move India’s economy toward sustainability and resilience, rooted in social progress and shared prosperity, recommends policy goals, concepts, and methodologies in India@100.
  • The EAC-PM document (India@100) will be made public in the presence of Sherpa G-20 Amitabh Kant, Member EAC-PM Sanjeev Sanyal, and Chairman EAC-PM Dr. Bibek Debroy.

Karnataka govt and Isha Foundation inked an MoU to promote agriculture

  • According to its founder Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru), the Isha Foundation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government to enhance soil health, as part of its “Save Soil” campaign.
  • In addition to other ministers, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be visiting the Palace Grounds on Sunday to sign an MoU on “Save Soil.”
  • As part of his 100-day motorbike trip for the “Save Soil” campaign, Sadhguru (Jagadish Vasudev) arrived in Bengaluru, Karnataka for Isha Foundation.
  • Jagadish Vasudev (Sadhguru) claimed that the effort of Isha Foundation, which had its beginnings in London, had now made it to Cauvery. They are now in Karnataka.

 Indian scientist Samir V Kamat appointed as DRDO Chairman

  • According to a Personnel Ministry order, Distinguished scientist Samir V Kamat was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development and Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Kamat, who is Director General, Naval Systems & Materials, at the DRDO will succeed G Satheesh Reddy who has been named as scientific adviser to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

IDFC named Mahendra Shah as MD & CEO effective from October 1 

  • The IDFC Ltd board has approved the appointment of Mahendra N Shah as managing director-designate of the company with effect from October 1, 2022, till September 30, 2023, subject to the approval of the shareholders.
  • The term of Sunil Kakar as managing director & CEO of the company will end on 30 September 2022. Mahendra N Shah was the group company secretary & group chief compliance officer of IDFC First Bank and has been the group head of governance, compliance & secretarial and senior advisor of taxation at IDFC for more than a decade.

Sivakumar Gopalan, Gopal Jain were appointed as non-executive directors of RBL Bank

  • The private sector lender RBL Bank has appointed Gopal Jain and Dr. Sivakumar Gopalan as the non-executive directors. RBL Bank has been working on adding a diverse set of leaders with relevant experience to accelerate its 2.0 strategy.
  • With the new additions, the bank’s board will have 14 members. The board of RBL Bank approved raising up to Rs 3,000 crores through the issue of debt securities on a private placement basis, on a “time-to-time basis”.

Nagaland gets its 2nd railway station in 119 years 

  • North-east state, Nagaland got its second railway station after a gap of more than 119 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi. Dimapur Railway Station, in the heart of the commercial hub of the state, was inaugurated in 1903.
  • Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuvi Railway Station during the day.
  • The Donyi Polo Express ran daily between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh. The train service has now been extended till Shokhuvi, a few kilometers from Dimapur. Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will be directly connected by train service with the extension of Donyi Polo Express till Shokhuvi Railway Station.

Samajik Adhikari Shivir Inaugurated for Senior Citizens and Divyangjan 

  • ‘Samajik Adhikari Shivir’ was organized by the Department of SJ&E in association with ALIMCO, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), and District Administration Nagpur.
  • The ‘Samajik Adhikari Shivir’ was organized for the distribution of aid and assisting devices to Senior Citizens under ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) and ‘Divyangjan‘ under the ADIP scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
  • The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar were the chief guests of the inaugural ceremony. He inaugurated the Campaign and distributed different kinds of aids and assisting devices to Divyangjan and Senior Citizens.

Indian Navy’s AK-630 gun gets first made in India ammunition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India in the defense sector received a major boost as the Indian Navy received the first-ever completely made-in-India 30mm ammunition.
  • The ammunition will be used in AK-630 guns, which are fitted on warships. This is a major achievement for the country that private industry has developed fully indigenous ammunition. It has been done in 12 months, and all components are indigenous.
  • The Indian Navy, in its pursuit of Atmanirbharta by fostering the industry, provided technical support in terms of finalization of drawings, design specifications, inspection tools, and proof and testing of ammunition.

Army Speeds Up Procurement Of Zorawar For LAC

  • With the experience of deploying armor at an altitude of 15,000 ft. to out-maneuver the movement of Chinese forces during the stand-off in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army is prioritizing the procurement of the indigenous Indian light tank, aptly named ‘Zorawar’, for deployment in the mountains.
  • In addition, the armored corps and mechanized forces are inducting swarm drones as well as counter-drone systems as part of the overall modernization process, official sources said.

 PM Narendra Modi dedicates India’s first earthquake memorial

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated India’s first earthquake memorial, named Smruti Van at Bhuj in Gujarat. Smruti Van is a unique memorial carrying the names of more than 12 thousand people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that struck here in January 2001.
  • The earthquake simulator will provide a real experience of earthquake tremors to visitors. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and State BJP President C. R. Patil was present on the occasion.
  • The grand structure, which is the first such memorial in the country according to a Gujarat government official, is spread over 470 acres on Bhujio Hill near Bhuj town. It celebrates the spirit of resilience in the wake of the death of nearly 13,000 people during the earthquake on January 26, 2001, which had its epicenter in Bhuj.

NITI Aayog declared Haridwar as the best aspirational district in India

  • The NITI Aayog has declared the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand as the best aspirational district on five parameters.
  • The letter by NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme director Rakesh Ranjan to Uttarakhand chief secretary SS Sandhu and the district collector of Haridwar underlines that the district has secured the first rank in basic infrastructure theme and has become entitled to receive an additional allocation of Rs 3 crore.
  • The NITI Aayog’s aspirational Districts Programme was launched in 2018.  The program is aimed at identifying potential districts that can develop into model blocks through socio-economic development.
  • Under the program, the central government takes steps to improve the socio-economic condition of identified districts and ensure inclusive and holistic development.

International News

Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga elected as interim PM of Mali

  • In Mali, the military has appointed Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim Prime Minister after the country’s civilian PM Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital.
  • Before this appointment, Colonel Maiga was working as a Government Spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation

World’s first fleet of hydrogen passenger trains by Germany

  • The world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains was launched by Germany. The first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains has replaced 15 diesel trains that were previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in Lower Saxony, Germany. The engine of the trains is powered by electricity generated using hydrogen fuel cells.
  • These trains have ranges of up to 1000 kilometers and a maximum speed of 140 kph. After the introduction of the first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains, the hydrogen produced with renewable energy the trains will save up to 1.6 liters of diesel in a year.
  • For now, hydrogen is produced as a byproduct of chemical processes, however, the German Specialty Gas Company Linde, plans to manufacture hydrogen using only renewable energy in the coming years.

South Korea breaks its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate 

  • South Korea has once again shattered its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate. South Korean women were estimated, based on 2021 data, to have an average of just 0.81 children over their lifetimes, down from 0.84 a year earlier.
  • The number of newborns declined in 2021 to 260,600, which equates to about 0.5% of the population.
  • According to the United Nations’ global population projections and World Bank’s data, the report further stated that Korea is the world’s fastest-aging nation among economies with a per capita GDP of at least $30,000.






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