1st August 2022 Current Affairs
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1st August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Open in Chennai, Tamil Nadu:
- Held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Tamil Nadu
- Held from July 28 to August 9, 2022, in Mamallapuram.
- The Chess Olympiad which has been held annually since 1927
- Held in India for the First time.
- The First Chess Olympiad was held in London, United Kingdom.
- FIDE Headquarters – Switzerland
2. Gun Hill:
- Point 5140 at Dras, in the Kargil sector, was renamed “Gun Hill” to commemorate the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in “Operation Vijay 1999”.
- Point 5140 is a strategically important mountain peak in the Dras sector, Jammu and Kashmir.
- Kargil Vijay Diwas – Observed on 26 July every year.
- Operation Vijay in 1961: IAF liberated Goa from Portuguese rule in 1961.
- December 19 – The Liberation Day of Goa.
3. Books & Authors:
|1||The Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Economy||Sanjaya Baru|
|2||The Light We Carry||Michelle Obama|
|3||Riding the De(Mon)||Murali Raghavan|
|4||World Economy: A Millennial Perspective||Angus Maddison|
4. Zimbabwe launched gold coins as legal tender to tackle Inflation.
5. Kerala Leads in Hosting Legislative Sessions in 2021:
- Karnataka – 2nd Place
- Tamil Nadu – 3rd Place
6. Conference on Drug Trafficking:
- Inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
- At Chandigarh.
7. Ex VINBAX 2022:
- 3rd India – Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise.
- Begins in Haryana.
8. Ex AL NAJAH – IV:
- 4th India – Oman Joint Military Exercise
- Begins in Rajasthan
9. Savitri Jindal – Asia’s Richest Woman:
- As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index
- She surpassed China’s Yang Huiyan
10. Commonwealth Games 2022:
- Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won India’s first Gold Medal in the Women’s 49 Kg weightlifting category.
- Bindiyarani Devi – Silver Medal – 55kg
- Jeremy Lalrinnunga – Gold Medal in Men’s 67 Kg
- Achinta Sheuli – Gold Medal in Men’s 73 Kg
- Commonwealth Games 2022 is being held in Birmingham, England.
11. World Breastfeeding Week:
- Observed from August 1 to August 7
- Theme 2022 – “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”
- Observed since 1992
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