Karnataka CM Bommai announces new schemes

Karnataka CM Bommai announces new schemes

The Chief Minister announced also the launch of the Babu Jagjivan Ram Self- Employment Scheme for the youth. It envisages to provide self-employment benefit for 100 youth in each Assembly constituency. Under the ‘Viveka’ scheme, 8,000 new classrooms would be constructed. To save cows from slaughter, the State government has launched ‘Punyakoti’ cow adoption scheme with public participation. Announcing the ‘Vidya Nidhi’ scholarship extended to students from weavers’ community too, Bommai said it would benefit about 10,000-12,000 children. ‘Shtree Samarthya’ Yojane would provide Rs 1.50 lakh as grant for each Women’s Self-Help Group and provide it with latest training in skills and marketing. ‘Swami Vivekananda Yuvashakthi Sanghas’ would be opened in 28,000 villages of the State and the youth would be provided with financial assistance and skills training to get self-employed.
Sakurajima Volcano Eruption in Japan

Sakurajima Volcano Eruption in Japan

Sakurajima volcano, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu, erupted in the wee hours of 31 July, spewing rocks and ash around. While there aren’t any casualties reported so far, the eruption has prompted evacuations in the region.
Indus International School introduces teaching robot – Eagle

Indus International School introduces teaching robot – Eagle

Indus International School has introduced the novel and first Teaching Robot in India, the ‘Eagle Robot’, developed by the school, as part of a collaborative learning model at its schools.21 Eagle Robots have been deployed across three of the Indus Schools, seven each in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. Eagle Robot is highly interactive, makes the experience personalised along with emotion emulation through the digital face.
Chinese rocket falls to Earth

Chinese rocket falls to Earth

A Chinese rocket fell back to Earth on 30 July over the Indian Ocean but the NASA said Beijing had not shared the "specific trajectory information" needed to know where possible debris might fall.US Space Command said the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Indian Ocean on 30 July.NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that all spacefaring nations should follow established best practices and do their part to share this type of information in advance to allow reliable predictions of potential debris impact risk.
Chahabar Day conference held in Mumbai

Chahabar Day conference held in Mumbai

Union Shipping Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Minister of State for Shipping Shripad Naik inaugurated the Chabahar Day conference in Mumbai.Dignitaries from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan were present on the occasion.The Chabahar port is a key pillar of India's Indo-Pacific vision to connect with Eurasia with Indian Ocean Region.
3rd edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army exercise starts

3rd edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army exercise starts

The 3rd Edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” started at Chandimandir. It will continue till 20th August. The theme of Ex VINBAX - 2022 is the employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of the United Nations Contingent for Peace Keeping Operations.
Zimbabwe launches gold coins to control inflation

Zimbabwe launches gold coins to control inflation

Zimbabwe has launched gold coins to be sold to the public, in a bid to curb an inflation spike that has eroded the country’s unstable currency.Called Mosi-oa-Tunya, which in the local Tonga language refers to Victoria Falls, the coins “will have liquid asset status”, meaning they “will be capable of being easily converted to cash and will be tradable locally and internationally”. The coins “may also be used for transactional purposes”.
RIL partners with IOA for first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024

RIL partners with IOA for first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announced a long-term partnership with Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which would involve the setting up of first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024.The partnership aims to "elevate the performances of Indian athletes, support the national sports federations and build the credentials of India as a global sporting nation, with an aspiration to host the Olympic Games in the future".
IIT Madras launches ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ to advance Indian language technology

IIT Madras launches ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ to advance Indian language technology

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) on July 28, launched the ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat”, to advance the state of Indian language technology. The Digital India Bhashini mission has been launched with the goal of all services and information being available to citizens in their own language with 'collaborative AI’ at the core of the design. AI4Bharat will further contribute to and accelerate the Indic language AI work as a public good and is fully aligned with the goals of the Bhashini mission.
Chhattisgarh CM to flag off ‘Mahtari Nyay Rath’ for awareness among women about their rights, laws

Chhattisgarh CM to flag off ‘Mahtari Nyay Rath’ for awareness among women about their rights, laws

The Chhattisgarh Women Commission will organise ‘Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath Yatra’ to make the women of the state aware of their constitutional rights and laws.Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will flag off the ‘Mukhyamantri Mahtari Nyay Rath’ (chariots) on the occasion of Hareli Tihaar festival.The chariots will travel in all the districts and make people aware about the legal provisions of women and their constitutional rights, through short films, messages and brochures.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2022

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed on July 30 in a bid to raise awareness about the ordeal of human trafficking victims and the ways to safeguard their rights.The theme for 2022 is Use and Abuse of Technology, which primarily focuses on technology being a tool to proliferate human trafficking. With the paradigm majorly shifting to digital, the vulnerability of victims has increased.
Kerala govt to launch online cab service ‘Kerala Savari’ in August

Kerala govt to launch online cab service ‘Kerala Savari’ in August

The Kerala government is all set to come up with an alternative to the popular corporate online cab service by launching its own e-taxi service from August 2022. This is considered to be the first such initiative by any state government in the country.Named 'Kerala Savari', the online taxi hiring service is being rolled out by the state Labour Department linking the existing auto-taxi networks in the state with an aim to ensure safe and dispute-free travel for the public at affordable rates prevailing in the state.
Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022

Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022

The ‘Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022-27’ was unveiled on July 27 and offers a range of subsidies for entrepreneurs and investors in the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector – on land, power, and water tariffs. Gujarat has become the first State to launch a dedicated policy for semiconductors and display manufacturing. 
International Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Theme

International Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Theme

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.Every year the day is celebrated under different themes, and this year the theme for Global Tiger Day is “India launches Project Tiger to revive the tiger population”.
Singapore emerges as top country for FDI equity inflows into India

Singapore emerges as top country for FDI equity inflows into India

Singapore (27.01%) and USA (17.94%) have emerged as top 2 sourcing nations in FDI equity flows into India in FY2021-22 followed by Mauritius (15.98%), Netherland (7.86%) and Switzerland (7.31%).As per the UNCTAD World Investment Report (WIR) 2022, in its analysis of the global trends in FDI inflows, India has improved one position to 7th rank among the top 20 host economies for 2021.
44th Chess Olympiad 2022

44th Chess Olympiad 2022

The 44th Chess Olympiad is being held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from 28 July to 10 August 2022. This is the first Chess Olympiad to take place in India.The event was initially supposed to take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, along with the Chess World Cup 2019, but was moved to Moscow and scheduled for the period from 5 to 17 August 2020.
World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, which causes inflammation of the liver that leads to severe disease and liver cancer. This year’s theme is - “Bringing hepatitis care closer to you”.
Delhi airport emerges 13th busiest globally in 2021

Delhi airport emerges 13th busiest globally in 2021

Delhi Airport bagged the 13th spot on the list of the world’s busiest airports for the full year 2021, published by Airports Council International (ACI) World. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) accommodated 37.14 million passengers in 2021, an increase of 30.3% from 2020 when passenger traffic at the airport dropped to 28.5 million.
India Designates 5 New Ramsar Sites

India Designates 5 New Ramsar Sites

India has designated five (5) new wetlands of International importance, which include three wetlands (Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest & Pichavaram Mangrove) in Tamil Nadu, one (Pala wetland) in Mizoram and one wetland (Sakhya Sagar) in Madhya Pradesh, making a total of 54 Ramsar sites in the country.
Begaj takes oath as new president of Albania

Begaj takes oath as new president of Albania

The newly-elected President of the Republic of Albania, Bajram Begaj, took oath at a swearing-in ceremony in the parliament. Begaj was elected president on June 4. A total of 83 lawmakers participated in the voting that took place in the plenary session in the parliament, where Begaj received 78 votes in favour, while four lawmakers voted against and there was one abstention.
Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur releases three books by DPD

Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur releases three books by DPD

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur released three books published by Directorate of Publications Division. The three books are: Moods, Moments and Memories - Former Presidents of India (1950-2017) A Visual History, First Citizen - Pictorial Record of President Ram Nath Kovind's Term and Interpreting Geometries - Flooring of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

The European Union’s executive arm has approved a smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared its spread a global health emergency.The European Commission has extended the marketing authorisation for the company’s smallpox vaccine, Imvanex, to include protection from monkeypox” in line with a recommendation by the EU’s medicines watchdog.
India’s Indermit Gill appointed Chief Economist of World Bank

India’s Indermit Gill appointed Chief Economist of World Bank

World Bank has appointed Indian national Indermit Gill as its Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics.Mr Gill will succeed American economist Carmen Reinhart in the role and his appointment will be effective September 1, 2022. Mr Gill is currently Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, where he led work on macroeconomics, debt, trade, poverty, and governance.
Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022

Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 26 July in India, to observe India's victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War for ousting Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999.
Orang National Park & Tiger Reserve wins 2nd Annual IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award 2022

Orang National Park & Tiger Reserve wins 2nd Annual IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award 2022

The Orang National Park & Tiger Reserve, located in Assam, received the prestigious 2nd Annual IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award 2022.The award, presented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), recognizes the efforts of those that go beyond the call of duty to protect the earth’s wild places and wildlife and to support local communities.
Amit Shah launched e-FIR system in Gujarat

Amit Shah launched e-FIR system in Gujarat

Union Minister Home Minister Amit Shah launched the e-FIR system in Gandhinagar which will enable the citizens to file an FIR online, without visiting the police stations.Under the guidance of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, important services of Gujarat Police will be made available online.
Indian-American engineering professor wins Global Energy Prize

Indian-American engineering professor wins Global Energy Prize

Kaushik Rajashekara, an Indian-origin professor of engineering at the University of Houston, has won the prestigious Global Energy Prize for outstanding contributions to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing power generation emissions.Only three people in the world were selected this year for the honour, bestowed by the Global Energy Association, out of a record 119 nominations from 43 countries.
India’s R&D expenditure is one of the lowest in the world: NITI Aayog

India’s R&D expenditure is one of the lowest in the world: NITI Aayog

India's gross expenditure on research and development (R&D) is one of the lowest in the world, with just $43 per capita, according to NITI Aayog's India Innovation Index 2021.This shows that India needs to boost this expenditure and at least be on a par with its BRICS or ASEAN counterparts like Russia ($285), Brazil ($173), and Malaysia ($293), the government think tank says.
With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021

With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021

Despite the pandemic which posed a serious threat to remittances to India from countries like the US, UAE and Saudi Arabia, the country received $87 billion in remittances in 2021, becoming the top remittance recipient, according to a World Health Organisation report.
UP CM launches scheme for cashless medical benefit for state employees, pensioners

UP CM launches scheme for cashless medical benefit for state employees, pensioners

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a scheme to provide cashless medical facility to more than 75 lakh people including 22 lakh state government employees, pensioners and their dependents.Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya State Employees Cashless Medical Scheme, the eligible people will get cashless medical facilities at government-run institutions, medical colleges and hospitals without any financial limit.
Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as new Sri Lankan PM

Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as new Sri Lankan PM

Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the prime minister of Sri Lanka by President Ranil Wickremesinghe along with 17 other cabinet ministers. Along with Prime Ministership, Gunawardena has additional charge of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Council, and Local Government.
68th National Film Awards winners list

68th National Film Awards winners list

The winners of the 68th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi. Established in 1954, the prestigious awards are administered by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals. Best Feature Film award has been given to Soorarai Pottru.
India – Maldives signs MoU for judicial cooperation

India – Maldives signs MoU for judicial cooperation

India and Maldives on Wednesday signed MoU for judicial cooperation to accelerate court digitization and boost prospects for IT companies & start-ups in both countries. India was among the first to recognise the Maldives after its independence in 1965 and to establish diplomatic relations with the country.
Himachal Pradesh becomes first state in country to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with VLTD with ERSS

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state in country to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with VLTD with ERSS

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). Now these vehicles can be tracked anywhere in the country through VLTD. More than 9,423 vehicles have been registered and linked with ERSS. Now it will be monitored by both the police and the transport department.
COP 26 President and NITI Aayog launch E-AMRIT app to boost electric mobility

COP 26 President and NITI Aayog launch E-AMRIT app to boost electric mobility

During the visit of COP 26, NITI Aayog launched two significant initiatives — E-AMRIT (Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India's Transportation) mobile application to raise awareness on electric mobility and the Report on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India.The e-AMRIT app offers users key information like engagement tools that enable them to assess benefits of electric vehicles, determine savings and get all the information on developments in the Indian electric vehicle market and industry at their fingertips.
India and the UK sign MoU on Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualification

India and the UK sign MoU on Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualification

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications was signed between India and UK.In May 2021, during the Virtual Summit between Prime Ministers of India and UK, a comprehensive Roadmap to 2030 was adopted for an enhanced bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Both sides also agreed to a new Enhanced Trade Partnership. Education forms an important pillar of this roadmap. In light of India’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), the two sides agreed to expand educational by agreeing to a mutual recognition of academic qualifications.
World Brain Day 2022 – Theme, History

World Brain Day 2022 – Theme, History

World Brain Day is observed on July 22 every year to create awareness on brain health. This year's theme for the World Brain Day is brain health for all. The World Federation of Neurology which was established on the same day in 1957 had proposed to observe the day as World Brain Day in the year 2014.
Tamil Nadu, UP top in Smart City Fund utilisation

Tamil Nadu, UP top in Smart City Fund utilisation

Tamil Nadu tops the list of states so far as utilisation of funds under the government’s flagship Smart City Mission is concerned. While Tamil Nadu has spent over Rs 3932 crore out of the Rs 4333 crore released by the Centre, Uttar Pradesh is at second position with utilisation of Rs 2699 cr out of the Central share release of Rs 3142 crore.
IndusInd Bank approves raising Rs 20,000 crore

IndusInd Bank approves raising Rs 20,000 crore

IndusInd Bank said its board has approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore in debt on a private placement basis to fund its business growth. The capital adequacy ratio of the bank stood at 18.42% as on March 31, with tier-I capital being at 16.80% and tier-II capital at 1.62% as percentage of its risk-weighted assets.
RBI hikes capital adequacy ratio for urban cooperative banks to 12%

RBI hikes capital adequacy ratio for urban cooperative banks to 12%

The Reserve Bank of India has hiked the minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR) for Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) with deposits above Rs 100 crore to 12 per cent from the earlier floor of 9.0 per cent.It has provided a glide path till March 2026 to meet revised CAR norm in phases for UCBs that don't meet it currently.
Microsoft announces ‘Viva Engage’ app in Teams to help build community

Microsoft announces ‘Viva Engage’ app in Teams to help build community

Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it is introducing Viva Engage, a new app in Teams that helps build community and connection, along with providing tools for personal expression.Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organisation to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique story, and find belonging at work.
India and Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetahs to India

India and Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetahs to India

The Modi government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia to bring back cheetahs to India. The Asiatic cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.The plan to bring African cheetahs to India has been decades in the making. India had approached Namibia and South Africa to source cheetahs for the introduction plan.
Government declares zero-coupon, zero-principal instruments as securities

Government declares zero-coupon, zero-principal instruments as securities

The government on July 16 declared the so-called zero-coupon, zero-principal instruments as securities that can be listed on particular exchanges.According to the gazette notification, “zero coupon zero principal instrument” is an instrument issued by a not-for-profit organisation that will be registered with the social stock exchange segment of a recognised stock exchange in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) regulations.
Centre forms Committee on MSP of agri produce for more effective and transparent system

Centre forms Committee on MSP of agri produce for more effective and transparent system

The Centre has formed a Committee on Minimum Support Price under the chairmanship of Former Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal. The panel will comprise Member (Agriculture) in NITI Aayog Ramesh Chand, Agricultural Economists CSC Shekhar from Indian Institute of Economic Development and Sukhpal Singh from IIM- Ahmedabad and Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices senior member Naveen P. Singh.
PM Modi unveils ‘SPRINT challenges’ for Indian Navy

PM Modi unveils ‘SPRINT challenges’ for Indian Navy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled ‘SPRINT challenges’, an initiative aimed at boosting the usage of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy. The NIIO, in cooperation with the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO), aims to induct at least 75 new indigenous technologies/ products into the Indian Navy in sync with ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ commemorating 75 years of the country’s Independence.This collaborative project is named SPRINT — Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence), NIIO and TDAC (Technology Development Acceleration Cell).
Gautam Adani now world’s 4th richest

Gautam Adani now world’s 4th richest

Adani Group chief Gautam Adani has become the world’s 4th richest person with a net worth of $115.5 billion, surpassing Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, according to Forbes' Real-Time Billionaires List. As per Forbes data, Adani's fortune surged by $2.9 billion, thanks to sharp run-up in Adani Group stocks.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port becomes first 100 per cent Landlord Major Port of India having all berths being operated on PPP model

Jawaharlal Nehru Port becomes first 100 per cent Landlord Major Port of India having all berths being operated on PPP model

Jawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first 100 per cent Landlord Major Port of India having all berths being operated on PPP model.Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, this project will improve the utilization in crane and berth productivity of the terminal. He said, the total handling of JNPT will increase to 1.8 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) from the present handling capacity of 1.5 million TEUs in 2020-21.
ITBP creates 1st mountain-warfare training school

ITBP creates 1st mountain-warfare training school

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created its first mountain-warfare training centre in northeast India, its second overall, to skill its troops in high-altitude combat and survival tactics as part of their mandate to guard the Line of Actual Control with China.
Rajasthan Gets AI-Powered Chatbot For Fast Disposal Of Cases In Lok Adalat

Rajasthan Gets AI-Powered Chatbot For Fast Disposal Of Cases In Lok Adalat

National Legal Services Authority Chairman Uday Umesh Lalit launched the country’s first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat during the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities’ meet held in Jaipur on July 17.The digital Lok Adalat by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA) was designed and developed by its technology partner Jupitice Justice Technologies.
Farmers’ average income grew 1.3-1.7x between FY18 and FY22, says SBI study

Farmers’ average income grew 1.3-1.7x between FY18 and FY22, says SBI study

As the government grapples to meet its stated goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022-23, a study by India’s largest bank, SBI, shows that between financial year 2017-18 and 2021-22, the average income of farmers rose by 1.3 -1.7 times across India, while in some crops like soybean in Maharashtra and cotton in Karnataka, incomes have in fact doubled during the same time.
DBS named ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney for second time

DBS named ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney for second time

DBS has been recognised as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ yet again, entrenching the bank’s position as a global industry leader in partnering SMEs to grow and expand their businesses across borders and digitally.DBS’ latest global best SME bank accolade comes from leading UK-based financial publication Euromoney, which has honoured DBS with the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ title for the second time since 2018.
Defence ministry sets up committee to conduct performance & efficiency audit

Defence ministry sets up committee to conduct performance & efficiency audit

The defence ministry has set up an apex committee to conduct "performance and efficiency" audit of capital procurements, logistics, inventory and maintenance of assets of the armed forces.The committee, headed by the defence secretary, will advise Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on measures for overall improvement in strengthening of internal oversight and risk management framework in various aspects of functioning of the ministry.
NAARM gets ICAR Sardar Patel Award

NAARM gets ICAR Sardar Patel Award

The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), has bagged the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021 (in the Large Institute Category) for its overall performance.
Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

Nelson Mandela day is observed on July 18 every year. The United Nations (UN) had in 2009 declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela Day to honour Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first President from 1994 to 1999.Mandela was the first black head of state and was the first elected President in a fully democratic election in South Africa.