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2nd August 2022


AugusteTanoKouamé appoints World Banks New Country Director for India

The World Bank has appointed AugusteTanoKouamé as the Country Director for India, effective. He replaces Junaid Kamal Ahmad who recently completed a five-year term.


WB to form 7 new districts, making a total of 30 districts

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has chosen to create seven new districts in the state in an effort to streamline administrative procedures. With this, there are currently 30 districts in West Bengal as a whole.


Satyendra Prakash assume charges as new Principal DG, Press Information Bureau

Senior Indian Information Service officer, Satyendra Prakash has been appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB).


Points to remember:

The Press Information Bureau was established in June 1919

In 1941, J. Natrajan became the first Indian to be head the Bureau as Principal Information Officer.


Prime Minister launch the IBU of Deutsche Bank at GIFT-IFSC

The Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City) in Ahmedabad is home to the Deutsche Bank AG’s IFSC Banking Unit (IBU), which was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To read more, click here.


NSE and BSE approve of Zee’s merger with Sony Pictures

The BSE and NSE stock exchanges have given Zee Entertainment their approval for Zee Entertainment’s proposed merger with Sony Pictures Networks India.


Japan, US, and South Korea participate in a missile defence drill

A joint ballistic missile defence exercise between South Korea, the US, and Japan will begin this week in the waters off Hawaii as part of increased security cooperation against North Korea‘s growing military threats, a media outlet claimed. To read more, click here.


Monkeypox virus: Centre creates special task force under VK Paul

The Centre announced that it will set up a task force to keep track of monkeypox cases in India. Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog, will serve as the team’s leader, and members will include the Secretaries of the Union Health Ministry, Pharma, and Biotech.


October 1 set as the card tokenization deadline by RBI

In a circular issued, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), instructed all parties—aside from card networks and card issuers—to delete all previously stored Card-on-File (CoF) data by October 1, 2022. To read more, click here.

Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal

India’s Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022 at Birmingham.


Commonwealth Games 2022: In Judo, Vijay Kumar bagged the bronze medal

Vijay Kumar Yadav handed India second medal in Judo of the Commonwealth Games 2022 as he beat Petros Christodoulides of Cyprus in the men’s 60kg tie to clinch bronze.


Commonwealth Games 2022: In Judo, Shushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal

Shushila Devi Likmabam got a silver in the women’s judo 48kg final, giving India its seventh medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022.


Canadian Jeffrey Armstrong received the ‘Distinguished Indologist for 2021’ award

Canadian scholar, Jeffrey Armstrong has been awarded the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist for 2021.


Nilekani Center established by IIT-M to promote Indian language technology

The Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat was established by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras to advance the state of Indian language technology and make a positive social impact.


Aurangabad: First smart city in India to receive data from Google’s EIE

The Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) data from Google was officially released in Aurangabad, according to the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL).


Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik releases a book titled ‘Lockdown Lyrics’

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has released a book titled Lockdown Lyrics’, a collection of poems written by Sanjukta Dash.