12th August 2022 Current Affairs
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12th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. 49th CJI:
- Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India.
- He was the 2nd CJI directly elevated to the apex court bench from the bar.
- In 1971 – Justice SM Sikri was the 1st lawyer to be elevated directly to the top court.
- 124 – the president appoints the CJI.
2. SSI MANTRA:
- Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute in New Delhi gets 1st ever ‘Made in India’ Surgical Robotic System.
- It is aimed at providing the best oncological care.
3. 44th Chess Olympiad Winners:
|S.No.||Results – Women||Results – Open|
|1.||Gold – Ukraine||Gold – Uzbekistan|
|2.||Silver – Georgia||Silver – Armenia|
|3.||Bronze – India A||Bronze – India B|
- The India A team consisted of Koneru Humpy, Harika, Rameshbabu Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni.
- The India B team – Praggnanandhaa, Gukesh, Nihal, Raunak and Adhiban Baskaran.
- Manuel Aaron, the 86-year-old Grandmaster from Chennai who was India’s first International Master is complimented by the Tamil Nadu government.
- The 45th Chess Olympiad will be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2024.
4. Digital Currency:
- According to the UN, the use of cryptocurrency rose globally at an unprecedented rate during the Covid 19 Pandemic
- 3% of the Indian population owned digital currency in 2021 ranking 7th in the list of 20 global economies for digital currency ownership.
- Ukraine topped the list with 12.7%
5. World Elephant Day:
- Observed on 12th August.
- Observed since 2012
- To create awareness of elephant conservation and to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better protection and management of wild and captive elephants.
- More than 60% of wild Asian elephants are in India.
- India has 31 elephant reserves.
- Project elephant – 1992
6. International Youth Day:
- Observed on 12th August
- Theme 2022 – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a world for all ages”
7. Udara Shakti:
- Bilateral Air force between India and Malaysia.
- Hosted by Malaysia.
- The four days of exercise will witness the conduct of various aerial combat drills between the two Air Forces.
8. Center of Excellence for Vegetables:
- Laid the foundation stone of the Indo–Israel Center of Excellence for Vegetables in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh.
- Israeli experts are providing the centre’s technology as part of the India – Israel Action Plan.
- The mission of Integrated Development of Horticulture is to fund the construction of the Center’s infrastructure for demonstration purposes.
9. Thagaisai Thamizhar Award:
- Given to Veteran Communist Leader R Nallakannu.
- Given by the government of Tamil Nadu
- CPM leader N Sankaraiah was the first recipient of this award.
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