22nd August 2022 Current Affairs

22nd August 2022 Current Affairs

22nd August 2022 Current Affairs

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22nd August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. India’s 1st space observatory to come up in Uttarakhand:

  • It will be set up in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand by Digantara, a space sector start-up.
  • It will track objects as small as 10 cm orbiting the earth.
  • The space situational awareness observatory will help India track any activity in space including that of space debris and military satellites hovering over the region.

2. India’s first Education Township:

  • The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to build an education township in the state.
  • It will be developed on the idea of ‘Single Entry, Multiple Exit’.
  • It will provide high-quality education to the youth and equip them with a variety of professional skills in a single place.

3. 23rd Central Zonal Council Meeting held in Bhopal:

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah presided over the 23rd Central Zonal Council Meeting in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • He also laid the foundation stone for the Bhopal campus of the National Forensic Sciences University.

4. Gold Medal:

  • 17-year-old wrestler, Antim Panghal
  • Became the first Indian woman wrestler to win the Gold medal at the U-20 World Wrestling Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.

5. Greece exits EU’s ‘enhanced surveillance’ framework:

  • Greece’s economic performance & policies have been closely monitored under the ‘enhanced surveillance’ framework since 2018.
  • The surveillance framework was intended to ensure the continued adoption of measures to support sustainable economic growth.

6. Chennai Celebrates its 383rd birthday:

  • It was on August 22 in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day along with his superior Andrew Cogan struck a deal with the Vijayanagar empire to acquire a stretch of no man’s land, which went on to become Madras.
  • Madras was officially changed to Chennai on July 17, 1996.

7. India’s first Hydrogen fuel Cell bus:

  • Indigenously developed
  • Unveiled in Pune
  • Jointly developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and private firm KPIT limited.
  • The hydrogen fuel cell uses hydrogen and air to generate electricity, producing only heat and water as end products in the process.
  • The bus uses Green Hydrogen as fuel which is an environmentally- friendly fuel.
  • Green hydrogen is defined as hydrogen produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using Renewable Electricity.

8. Digitisation of TN Assembly’s Centenary Proceedings:

  • All legislative assembly proceedings and records are being digitized.
  • Implemented under the e–Vidhan Scheme.
  • Digitization of all records starting from establishing the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council in 1921 to the present is in progress.
  • The complete digitization of the proceedings of the Assembly is of great benefit to the younger Community, Political Science Degree Students, journalists etc.

About NEVA (National e-Vidhan Application)

    1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) under the Digital India Programme.
    2. It aims to bring all the country’s legislatures together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository without having the complexity of multiple applications.
    3. Nagaland became India’s first State Assembly to implement the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) programme to become paperless.
    4. The funding of NeVA is on the pattern of Centrally Sponsored Scheme i.e. 60:40; and 90:10 for North East & hilly States and 100% for UTs.

9. 11th National Seed Congress:

  • Inaugurated at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agricultural University,
  • Eminent seed production experts of the country are participating in this three-day conference.
  • In this event, the new experiments in the field of improved seed production in the country, keeping in view the future requirements and a policy will be framed on the strategy of improved seed production, especially of oilseeds and pulses.

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