20th & 21st August 2022 Current Affairs

20th & 21st August 2022 Current Affairs

20th & 21st August 2022 Current Affairs

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20th & 21st August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. ‘Jharkhand’ becomes the 1st state in India to distribute seed to farmers via Blockchain Technology.

2. Books & Authors:

S.No. Books Author
1. “Madam Sir: The Story of Bihar’s First Lady IPS Officer” Autobiography of ‘Manjari Jaruhar’
2. “Men of Steel Military Leadership for India” Yash Mor and Ajay Kumar Singh
3. “Indians at Herod’s Gate” Navtej Sarna
4. NETAJI: Subash Chandra Bose’s Life, Politics and Struggle Krishna Bose

3. Renewable Energy Day:

  • Also known as Akshay Urja Diwas
  • Observed on 20th August
  • It aims to support renewable energy development programs and promote their usage instead of using traditional sources of energy.

4. World Mosquito Day:

  • Observed on 20th August
  • Theme 2022: “Harness Innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives”
  • The day is observed to mark the historic discovery by British doctor Ronald Ross in 1897 that malaria is transmitted between humans by female Anopheline mosquitoes.

5. World Senior Citizen Day:

  • Observed on 21st August
  • The day is observed with the intent to highlight the contributions of elderly people in human society and honour them.
  • Theme 2022: “Digital Equity for all Ages”

6. GI Tag to Mithila Makhana of Bihar:

  • It is a special variety of aquatic fox nuts cultivated in the Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal.

7. Super Vasuki:

  • Indian Railways Longest Freight Train
  • Operated by the South East Central Railway zone
  • The freight train is 3.5km long.

8. National Security Strategies Conference 2022:

  • Held in New Delhi
  • Inaugurated by Union Home Minister
  • Also inaugurated National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) developed by National Crime Records Bureau.
  • Madhya Pradesh – 1st state in the country to identify a deceased person through NAFIS in April 2022
  • The Conference has brought a unique mix of top leadership by addressing National Security.

9. Exercise Pitch Black 2022:

  • Hosted by Royal Australian Air Force
  • Biennial multinational exercise
  • An Indian Air Force contingent of over 100 air warriors has arrived in Australia to participate in the exercise.

10. UN Internet Panel:

  • India’s Electronics and Information Technology Secretary, Alkesh Kumar Sharma has been added to a UN panel of eminent experts on internet governance.
  • Internet pioneer Vint Cerf and Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Reesa were also appointed to the 10-member Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel.
  • They will serve for a two-year term.

11. Emergency Credit Guarantee Scheme:

  • Launched in 2020
  • As a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package
  • Launched to help businesses in meeting their operational liabilities
  • 100% guarantee is provided to banks against any losses incurred to them due to non-repayment of loans by borrowers.
  • Now the limit is increased to 5 trillion.

12. Davidar Committee:

  • It has submitted a report about the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission Projects in Tamil Nadu.
  • One Man Committee
  • Smart Cities Mission:
    1. Centrally Sponsored Scheme
    2. Launched on June 25, 2015
    3. To transform 100 cities across India into smart cities
    4. In Tamil Nadu, 11 cities have been selected. They are Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Erode, Thanjavur, Tirupur, Vellore, Salem, Madurai and Thoothukudi.

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