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22nd July 2022


World Brain Day celebrates globally on July 22

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.


Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma launched ‘Swanirbhar Naari’ scheme

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched ‘Swanirbhar Naari’, a scheme to empower indigenous weavers in Assam’s Guwahati. To read more, click here.


To commemorate victory in the Kargil War, motorcycle expedition launched by Indian Army

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 named as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh

Rajarshi Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh. He was recommended for the position by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB).


Egypt’s Seif Ahmed named as FIH acting president

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


Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al Salem named as new Kuwait’s Prime Minister

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.


MoU signed between Flipkart and Bihar State Skill Development Mission

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.


Five years of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana completed

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.

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. 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


ISRO ‘Human Spaceflight Expo’ inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

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.


Zero coupons, zero principal bonds declared by Govt as securities

In the run up to setting up a social stock exchange, the government has declared "zero coupon zero principal instruments" as securities. To read more, click here.


Federal Bank and CBDT collaborate to offer online tax payment services

Federal Bank and the Central Board of Direct Taxes have teamed to let taxpayers use the e-filing portal’s e-pay tax function. 


3 cooperative banks restricted from undertaking banking business by RBI

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.


Urban Cooperative Banks 4-tier regulatory structure adopted by RBI

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.


Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index June 2022: India ranks 118

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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