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23rd August 2022


 World Water Week 2022: 23 August to 1 September

World Water Week 2022 takes place from 23 August to 1 September. The World Water Week is an annual event organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) since 1991 to address the global water issues and related concerns of international development.


Govt Grants Permission To Defence Forces To Buy Emergency Weapons Through Make in India

The Centre has allowed them to purchase critical weapon systems for their operational requirements through an emergency procurement route.

The approval was given in a meeting of the Defence Ministry which was headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. It is pertinent to note that the defence forces have extensively used the emergency procurement powers in the past and further strengthened their preparedness through these acquisitions.


65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to be host by Canada

The 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) will be led by Amos Masondo, the chair of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), along with a distinguished team of MPs.


India’s First Observatory To Monitor Space Activity To Come Up In Uttarakhand

India’s first commercial space situational awareness observatory, to track objects as small as 10 cm in size orbiting the earth, will be set up in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand by Digantara, a space sector start-up.


International Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad: India ranks 3rd

 Indian team secured the third rank in the medal tally at the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). India held the third position jointly with Singapore with students winning three gold and two silver medals.


“All things EV”: HDFC Launches India’s First EV Ecosystem

HDFC has launched India’s first one-stop solution portal for Electric Vehicles Ecosystem, “All things EV”. HDFC EGRO, General Insurance Company, which is a leading private sector general insurance company has claimed that the “All things EV”, fulfills the needs of the existing and potential Electric Vehicles or EV users.


Indians Remitted $6 Billion Q1 Of FY23 Under LRS Scheme

Outward remittances under the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) liberalised remittance scheme (LRS) made a strong comeback in the first quarter of FY23 as Indians increased spending on international travel, maintenance of close relatives, and gifts.


Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma launched ‘Vidya Rath – School on Wheels’ project

Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched the ‘Vidya Rath -School on Wheels’ project.

This project aims at providing economically challenged underprivileged children to access elementary education for a period of 10 months.


Punjab & Haryana agree to be name Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh

The Punjab and Haryana governments have agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The decision was taken during a meeting between Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann & Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala.


S. Jaishankar Unveils Bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Paraguay

External affairs minister S Jaishankar unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Paraguay and visited the historic Casa de la Independencia, from where the South American country’s independence movement started more than two centuries ago.


Rashtriya Puruskar Portal Launched by Union Government

Union Government has launched Rashtriya Puruskar Portal to bring together all the awards of the various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Government of India.

The Rashtriya Puruskar Portal will make sure that all the awards are under one platform to ensure transparency and public partnership or Jan Bhagidari.