11th August 2022 Current Affairs

11th August 2022 Current Affairs

11th August 2022 Current Affairs

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11th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Books & Authors:

S.No Book Author
1. ‘Bravo Yadav’ (Biography of Kargil Hero Yogendra Yadav) Deepak Singh
2. ‘Fauna of Thattekad Bird Sanctuary’ Zoological Survey of India
3. ‘Heartfelt – The Legacy of Faith’ National Institute of Design
4. [email protected]: Dreams Meet Delivery’ Dr Bharat Barai
  • Thattekad Bird Sanctuary – Ernakulam District, Kerala
  • ‘Heartfelt – The Legacy of Faith’: documents Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s belief in the Sikh Guru and their teachings.

2. India’s Former International Athlete P V Kamaraj Passed away:

  • Born in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu
  • He won several medals in national meets including Gold, silver and bronze in 400 hurdles between 1977 and 1980.
  • He was also a trained coach in the National Institute of Sports and coached the Tamilnadu state team for many years.

3. ‘SPARK’:

  • 3D virtual space tech park
  • Launched by ISRO
  • The platform hosts several documents, images, and videos related to ISRO launch vehicles, satellites, and scientific missions.
  • SPARK also features the ‘Space on Wheels’ initiative taken by ISRO.

4. Taxpayers – Not eligible for Atal Pension Scheme:

  • Income-tax payers enrolled before October 1 will continue in the scheme.
  • Atal Pension Scheme – launched on May 09, 2015
  • Formerly known as Swavalamban Yojana
  • To create a universal social security system for all Indians, especially the poor, the underprivileged and the workers in the unorganised sector.
  • It is administered by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)
  • It is open to the age group of 18 to 40 years.

5. Extension of PMAY–Urban till December 2024:

  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban
  • To provide pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries in the urban areas of the country.
  • Launched in 2015

6. ‘Khayyam’:

  • Iranian satellite
  • Launched by Russia into orbit from Kazakhstan
  • It will be used for environmental monitoring and will remain fully under its control.

7. ‘Lucky Bill App’:

  • Launched by the Government of Kerala
  • To curb GST evasion
  • It will increase tax collection as people will be encouraged to ask for bills while purchasing goods and availing services.

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