26th August 2022 Current Affairs

26th August 2022 Current Affairs

26th August 2022 Current Affairs

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26th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Sahitya Akademi announces Winners of Tamil Nadu:

S.No. Awards Winners Literature / Work
1. Yuva Puraskar 2022 P. Kalimuthu Thanithirukkum Araligalin Madhiyam
2. Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2022 G. Meenakshi Mallikavin Veedu

About Sahitya Akademi Awards:

  • It is the second-highest literary honour by the Government of India, after the Jnanpith award.
  • The award was established on March 12, 1954.
  • It has recognised 24 languages (22 languages enumerated in the Constitution of India, English and Rajasthani)
  • Also known as India’s National Academy of Letters.
  • Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar is given to an author based on his/her total contribution to children’s literature.
  • Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar relates to books published by an author of the age of 35 and below.

2. Books & Authors:

S.No. Books Author
1. “A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19” Arun Jaitley (Published Posthumously)
2. “Gambling on Development” Stefan Dercon
3. “Lies Our Mothers Told Us” Nilanjana Bhowmick

3. New DRDO Chairman:

  • Samir V Kamat has been appointed.
  • He replaced G Satheesh Reddy who had been named scientific adviser to the Defense Minister.
  • DRDO – Defense Research and Development Organisation.
  • Estb – 1958

4. India’s Clean Air Summit:

  • Begins in Bengaluru.
  • 4th edition
  • With the help of India’s Clean Air Summit, global experts are set to discuss an integrated approach to resolving air pollution and increasing climate change.

5. Women’s Equality Day:

  • Observed on August 26
  • Observed since 1973
  • Theme 2022: “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”
  • On this day, the United States gave women the right to vote.

6. Footwear and Leather Products Policy 2022:

  • Unveiled by the Government of Tamil Nadu
  • It is aimed at attracting Rs. 20,000 crore investment in the leather sector by 2025 and in creating employment opportunities for 2 lakh people.
  • TN CM laid the foundation Stone for the mega footwear manufacturing Park at Panapakkam, Ranipet.
  • Tamil Nadu contributes 26% to the national manufacturing output and 48% of the national exports in the footwear segment.

7. 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference:

  • Held at Halifax in Canada.
  • An Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

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