The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) celebrates World Brain Day on every July 22, focusing on a different theme each year. World Brain Day (WBD) 2022 is dedicated to the theme “Brain Health for all” as our brains continue to be challenged by pandemics, wars, climate change and the myriad of disorders impacting human existence globally.
The Army Motor Bike trip from New Delhi to the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Ladakh was launched off from Pathankot in Punjab to commemorate 23 years of triumph over Pakistan in the Kargil War of 1999 and to celebrate the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Rajarshi Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh. He was recommended for the position by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB).
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Egypt’s Seif Ahmed as its acting president following Indian administrator Narinder Batra’s resignation from the post.
Points to remember:
International Hockey Federation Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
International Hockey Federation CEO: Thierry Weil
International Hockey Federation Founded: 7 January 1924, Paris, France
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has issued a decree to appoint Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al Salem as a new Prime Minister.
E-commerce market, Flipkart said that it had signed an agreement with the Bihar State Skill Development Mission to start the Supply Chain Operations Academy (SCOA) projects in the state. To read more, click here.
The five years of the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana are now complete. 21 July, 2017 marked the official launch of the programme. The programme is a social security programme for the elderly that aims to provide them with a guaranteed minimum pension based on a guaranteed return on the purchase price or subscription fee.
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. To read more, click here.
Points to remember:
Microsoft Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen
Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella
Microsoft Founded: 4 April 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States
Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO Chairman S Somnath along with other senior scientists inaugurated the Human Space Flight Expo at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru to commemorate the Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav. To read more, click here.
Federal Bank and the Central Board of Direct Taxes have teamed to let taxpayers use the e-filing portal’s e-pay tax function.
Three cooperative banks have received harsh limitations from the Reserve Bank of India in the last two days. Along with the Sri Mallikarjuna Pattana Sahakari Bank situated in Karnataka, these banks also include two from Maharashtra: the Nashik Zilla Girna Sahakari Bank Limited and the Raigad Sahakari Bank. To read more, click here.
In order to improve the financial soundness of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs), the RBI has decided to create a straightforward four-tiered regulatory framework. To read more, clickhere.
India’s rankings fell by three spots in the median mobile speeds, according to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index. India has at the number 115th spot in May this year, but it dropped down to 118th in June.
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