17th August 2022 Current Affairs
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17th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
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’:
|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:
|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:
- Vijaya Kumar
- Mohamad Ashick
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:
|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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