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21st July 2022


15th President of India: Draupadi Murmu

Daughter of a tribal family coming from a very ordinary house in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu has been elected as the 15th President of India. To read more, click here.


Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as 9th President

Veteran Sri Lankan politician and six-time Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the 9th President of the Island nation by the Parliament. He secured 134 votes in the presidential election by the 225-member parliament.


Jayanti Prasad named as Whole Time Member of IBBI

The Central Government has appointed, Jayanti Prasad as a Whole-time Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) for five years. To read more, click here.


Points to remember:

IBBI Founded: 1 October 2016

IBBI Headquarters: New Delhi

IBBI Parent department: Ministry of Corporate Affairs

IBBI Chairperson: Ravi Mittal


Brijesh Gupta appointed as MD of RattanIndia Power

RattanIndia Power announced hiring Brijesh Gupta as its new managing director. He has experience working across the renewable, steel, mining and commodities sector in India and abroad.


In 272 of the most needy districts, Govt starts “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan”

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment began implementing Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan in the 272 most susceptible districts in August 2020. To read more, click here.


Points to remember:

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India: Dr. Virendra Kumar

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment: A. Narayanaswamy


Digit Insurance launched ‘pay as you drive’ for motor insurance

Go Digit General Insurance is the first insurer to offer a ‘pay as you drive’ (PAYD) add-on feature for motor insurance own damage (OD) policies. To read more, click here.


India sign an agreement with Namibia to reintroduce cheetah

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Namibia aims to bring back cheetahs to the country after nearly seven decades. To read more, click here.


Govt and RBI policies aid banks to recover bad loans of Rs. 8.6 lakh crore in 8 fiscal years

The administration informed Parliament that concrete actions taken by the RBI and government-assisted banks in recovering bad loans of more than Rs 8.6 lakh crore over the course of the previous eight fiscal years. To read more, click here.


IndusInd Bank board approves raising Rs 20,000 crore through debt

The board of private lender IndusInd Bank has authorised a plan to raise Rs 20,000 crore in debt to finance company expansion. To read more, click here.


Jawaharlal Nehru Port becomes first 100% Landlord Major Port of India

Jawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first 100 per cent Landlord Major Port of India having all berths being operated on the PPP model. To read more, click here.


Tamil Nadu tops in Smart City Fund utilization

Tamil Nadu tops the list of states so far as utilisation of funds under the government’s flagship Smart City Mission is concerned. To read more, click here.


Henley Passport Index 2022: India ranks 87th

India is ranked 87th on the list of the world’s most powerful passports in 2022, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy. To read more, clickhere.


$1 billion loan from the World Bank approved for the PM ABHIM

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the Rajya Sabha that the World Bank had granted a loan of USD $1 billion to fund India’s flagship PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). To read more, click here.


India Innovation Index 2021: Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped

Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped the third edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index, which ranks the states and the union territories on their innovation performance. To read more, clickhere.





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