17th August 2022 Current Affairs

17th August 2022 Current Affairs

17th August 2022 Current Affairs

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17th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. TamilNadu announced awards on Independence Day:

  • A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award – S. Ignacimuthu
  • Kalpana Chawla Award – B. Ezhilarasi, who rescued two children from drowning in a pond
  • Ungal Thoguthiyil Mudhalvar Award – Deputy Collector S. Lakshmipriya
  • Other Awards:
    • Under the category ‘Awards for Exemplary service for the welfare of the Differently Abled Persons’:
S.No. Awards Winners
1. Best Doctor Award B. Jeyaganesh Murthy
2. Best Institution Award Renaissance Trust in Pudukkottai and

Vanavil Trust of Nagapattinam

3. Best Social Worker Award S. Amutha Shanthi
4. Best Private Employer Award TAFE J Rehab Centre
5. Best Social Worker Award (Towards the welfare of women) Dr. G. Pankajam of Gandhigram Rural Institute of Dindigul
  • Under the Chief Minister’s Award for Best Performing Local Bodies:
S.No. Category Local Body
1. Best Municipal Corporation Salem
2. Best Municipalities Srivilliputhur – 1st

Gudiyatham – 2nd

Tenkasi – 3rd

3. Best Town Panchayats 1st – Karunguzhi (Chengalpattu district)

2nd – Kanyakumari Panchayat (Kanyakumari District)

3rd – Sholavandan (Madurai District)

  • Chief Minister’s State Youth Award Recipients:
  1. Vijaya Kumar
  2. Mohamad Ashick
  3. Srikanth
  4. Sivaranjani

2. Prof. K. Sivamani Passes away:

  • One of the pioneers in the field of law in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
  • Served as the translator for the Tamil Nadu Legal Language Commission
  • Author of the official Tamil Translation of the Constitution of India.

3. Saroj Narayanaswamy:

  • She was the Tamil Newsreader of All India Radio.
  • The distinction of being the first Tamil newsreader of All India Radio.
  • 2008 – Kalaimamani Award

4. International Awards in Groundbreaking Policing:

  • SP Santhosh Kumar Singh and SP Amit Kumar, IPS officers from India have won the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)s 2021 under 40 awards.
  • They are awarded for “exemplifying leadership, dedication, and service to their communities and the law enforcement profession”

5. International Entrepreneurs’ award:

  • Sangeetha Abhayan has won the award
  • Awarded for her handloom and handicrafts start-ups performance in tune with the UN SDGs.

6. Rakesh Jhunjhuwala – Passed away:

  • Billionaire Business and veteran investor
  • Also known as ‘India’s Warren Buffet’
  • He co-founded the Indian airline Akasa Air.

7. Books & Authors:

S.No. Book Author
1. “Putin – His Life and Times” (Biography of Vladimir Putin) Philip Short
2. “Fish and Seafood – a collection of 75 gourmet recipes” Parshottam Rupala

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