23rd August 2022 Current Affairs

23rd August 2022 Current Affairs

23rd August 2022 Current Affairs

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23rd August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Books & Authors:

  • “Sing, Dance and Pray”
  • Authored by historian Hindol Sengupta

2. Government targets to eliminate Kala-azar from the country by 2023:

  • Kala Azar is also known as Visceral Leishmaniasis
  • It is a neglected tropical disease
  • Transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine sandflies
  • Deadliest parasitic killer after malaria.

3. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition:

  • Observed on August 23 by UNESCO
  • Theme 2022: Decolonisation
  • To memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.

4. World water week:

  • Observed from 23 August to 1 September
  • Organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) since 1991
  • To address the global water issues and related concerns of international development.
  • The theme of the 2022 World Water Week is: “Seeing the unseen: The value of water”

5. FTX Crypto Cup:

  • International Chess Championship
  • Held in Miami
  • Indian chess master Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen.

6. 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference:

  • Host by Canada
  • It provides delegates of Commonwealth parliaments and legislatures with an annual forum to discuss parliamentary system improvements and international political issues.

7. International Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad: India ranks 3rd:

  • Raghav Goyal, Sahil Akhtar, Mehul Borad – Gold Medal
  • Malay Kedia, Atharva Nilesh Mahajan – Silver Medal
  • Held in Kutaisi, Georgia.

8. Vidya Rath – School on Wheels’ project:

  • Launched by the Government of Assam
  • This project aims at providing economically challenged underprivileged children to access elementary education for a period of 10 months.
  • After 10 months, the children will be integrated into the conventional system of education.

9. Rashtriya Puraskar Portal:

  • It is the first of its kind in the history of India to provide information about all awards to the public on a single digital platform.
  • The information includes criteria, selection procedure, and details of past awardees.
  • The portal allows every citizen and organization to nominate individuals and organizations for various categories of Awards instituted by the Government of India.

10. Pulitzer Prize 2022:

  • Won by Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim.
  • She will be awarded under the category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.
  • She is among the four journalists of Insider, selected for their work on the Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs.
  • The work ‘I escaped a Chinese internment Camp’ has illustrations by her.

11. SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting:

  • Held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic and security organization.
  • SCO Headquarters: Beijing, China.

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