GK July 2022

 

Persons

The former director of the Duke Center for International Development who has been appointed as Chief Economist of the World Bank Group – Indermit Gill

The former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and member of United National Party who has been sworn in as its 9th President – Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe

The leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) party of Sri Lanka who has been sworn in as its new Prime Minister – Shri Dinesh Gunawardena

The Governor of Manipur who has been assigned the additional charge as the Governor of West Bengal, following the resignation of Shri Jagdeep Dhankar – Shri La. Ganesan

The Indian ghazal singer, playback singer and a guitarist who passed away on 18 July 2022 – Bhupinder Singh

The former Chairman of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd, also known as the father of Indian Internet and Data Services, who passed away on 09 July 2022 – Shri B.K. Syngal

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development who has taken over additionally as Union Minister of Minority Affairs following the resignation of Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Smt Smriti Irani

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation who has taken over additionally as Union Minister of Steel following the resignation of Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh on completion of his Rajya Sabha term – Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia

The new President of Philippines who has taken over from outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte on 30 June 2022 – Ferdinand Marcos Jr

The contestant from Karnataka who has been crowned Femina Miss India 2022 at the beauty pageant held at Jio Convention center in Mumbai – Ms. Sini Shetty

The new and 14th Prime Minister of Israel who has taken over from the outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on 01 July 2022 – Mr. Yair Lapid

 

Defence

The indigenously built (76%) aircraft carrier which has been delivered to the Indian Navy by its manufacturer Cochin Shipyards Ltd – INS Vikrant

The Sindhughosh class of submarine of the Indian Navy, which was decommissioned after 35 years of her service to the nation on 16 July – INS Sindhudhvaj

 

Places

The state in which India's first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat was launched during the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities meet – Rajasthan

The district of Madhya Pradesh which has been declared India's first Certified 'Har Ghar Jal' district – Burhanpur

The African country which has reported the first case of Marburg virus in the world in recent times – Ghana

The places in India which have figured in TIME magazine's 50 extraordinary destinations to explore in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022 – Ahmedabad and Kerala

The Indian state which has reported the first case of Monkey Pox in India – Kerala

The Indian state in which the week-long annual Kharchi Festival is being held from 07 July 2022 – Tripura

The place in Andhra Pradesh where a 30-ft statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Bhimavaram

The place at which India’s largest floating Solar Power Project has become operational with the commercial operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW capacity – Ramagundam, Telangana

 

Sports

The Indian shooter who has become the first Indian to win a gold medal in the men’s skeet event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea – Mairaj Ahmad Khan

The Indian badminton player who has won the Singapore Open 2022 Women's Singles title defeating Wang Zhiyi of China in the finals – P.V. Sindhu

The Indian cricketer who has broken Brian Lara’s record for scoring the most runs in an over in tests by scoring 35 runs in a single over against England bowler Stuart Broad – Jasprit Bumrah

The Indian Olympian who has won the Silver medal at Stockholm Diamond League, Sweden and also broken his own national record of 89.30 meters with a throw of 89.94 meters – Neeraj Chopra

 

Miscellaneous

India's first passenger-drone with payload of 130 kg and range of 25 km, unveiled by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is named – Varuna

The mascot launched by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) for empowering consumers and generating awareness of their rights is named – Jagriti


Smt Droupadi Murmu

15th President of India

• Assumed office: 25 July 2022

• Born: 20 June 1958

• Place of birth: Uparbeda (Mayurbhanj dist, Odisha)

• Two times MLA in Odisha

• 9th Governor of Jharkhand from 1915 to 1921

 

68th National Film Awards 2020

#

Name of the Award

Name of the Film/ Awardees

1.

Best Feature Film

Soorarai Pottru (Tamil) directed by Sudha Kongara

2.

Award for Best Debut Film of a Director

Mandela (Tamil) directed by Madonne Ashwin

3.

Best Popular Film

Tanhaji :The Unsung Warrior (Hindi) directed by Om Raut

4.

Most Film Friendly State

Madhya Pradesh

5.

Best Film on Social Issues

Funeral (Marathi) directed by Vivek Dubey

6.

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation

Taledanda (Beheading a Life) (Kannada) directed by Praveen Krupakar

7.

Best Children’s Film

Sumi (Marathi) directed by Amol Vasant Gole

8.

Best Hindi Film

Tulsidas Junior directed by Mridul Toolsidas

9.

Best Direction

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam) directed by Sachidanandan KR

10.

Best Actor

Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgan for Tanhaji

11.

Best Actress

Aparna Balamurali for Soorarai Pottru

14.

Best Male Playback Singer

Rahul Deshpande for Mi Vasantrao

15.

Best Female Playback Singer

Nanchamma for Ayyappanum Koshiyum

16.

Best Book on Cinema

The Longest Kiss written by Kishwar Desai

 

Fields Medal 2022

Awarded to Mathematicians by the International Mathematical Union.

1. Hugo Duminil-Copin (France)

2. June Huh (USA)

3. James Maynard (UK)

4. Maryna Viazovska (Ukraine)

 

States Ranking Index for NFSA

Implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under the National Food Security Act (NFSA)

General Category States

 

General Category States

Special Category (NE States, Himalayan States etc.)

Rank

State

Rank

State

1.

Odisha

1.

Tripura

2.

Uttar Pradesh

2.

Himachal Pradesh

3.

Andhra Pradesh

3.

Sikkim

 

Wimbledon 2022

Title

Winner

Runner-up

Gentlemen’s Singles

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

Ladies’ Singles

Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)

Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)

Gentlemen’s Doubles

Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell (Australia)

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic (Croatia)

Ladies’ Doubles

Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)

Elise Mertens (Belgium) and Zhang Shuai (China)

Mixed Doubles

Neal Skupski (UK) and Desirae Krawczyk (USA)

Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur (Australia)

 

World Athletics Championships 2022

Held from July 15 to 24, 2022

Venue: Eugene, Oregon (USA)

 

MEDALS TALLY

Rank

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

USA

13

9

11

33

2.

Ethiopia

4

4

2

10

3.

Jamaica

2

7

1

10

33.

India

0

1

0

1

 

•The silver medal for India was won by Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw.

• The gold in men's 100 m race was won by Fred Kerley of USA with a timing of 9.86 secs

• The gold in women's 100 m race was won by Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica with a timing of 10.67 secs

• The next edition of the championships will be held at Budapest in 2023

 

India Innovation Index 2021

Released by NITI Aayog

Major States

NE states and Hill states

UT and City states

Rank

State

Rank

State

Rank

State

1.

Karnataka

1.

Manipur

1.

Chandigarh

2.

Telangana

2.

Uttarakhand

2.

Delhi

3.

Haryana

3.

Meghalaya

3.

A & N Islands

 

Henley Passport Rankings 2022

Rank

Country

Rank

Country

1.

Japan

69.

China

2.

Singapore

87.

India

3.

South Korea

109.

Pakistan

 

States Startup Ranking Results 2021

Category A – States

Category

State

Best Performer

Gujarat, Karnataka

Top Performer

Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana

 

Category B - UTs & NE States

Category

State

Best Performer

Meghalaya

Top Performer

Jammu and Kashmir

 

India Rankings 2022

All India rankings for Educational Institutions

Released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education

Overall

Universities

1.

IIT, Madras

1.

IISc, Bengaluru

2.

IISc, Bengaluru

2.

JNU, New Delhi

3.

IIT, Bombay

3.

Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi

 

World Masters Athletics Championships 2022

Venue: Tampere, Finland

Held from 29 June to 10 July 2022

Medals Tally

#

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

Finland

128

131

118

377

2.

Germany

76

58

41

175

3.

Great Britain

75

46

42

163

36.

India

1

1

4

6

 

94-year old Bhagwani Devi Dagar won gold in 100 metres sprint, 1 bronze medal in shot put and 1 bronze in discus throw.

• Former Piravom MLA and CPM veteran MJ Jacob has won two bronze medals for India in 200m hurdles and 80m hurdles competitions in the men’s M80 category (aged between 80-84)

Nominated members of Rajya Sabha

1. V. Vijayendra Prasad – Film Director, Screenwriter

2. Veerendra Heggade – Jain philanthropist and Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple

3. Ilaiyaraaja – Music composer, singer and lyricist

4. PT Usha – Former Indian athlete

 

Shinzo Abe

• 21 September 1954 – 8 July 2022

• Prime Minister of Japan from 26 September 2006 to 26 September 2007 and again from 26 December 2012 to 16 September 2020

• Longest serving Prime Minister of Japan

• Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party

• Cause of death: Assassination

• He has been posthumously awarded Japan's highest decoration The Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum

 

Important Days of July

International Day of Co-operatives: 02 July 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1993

Theme: Cooperatives Build a Better World

World Population Day: 11 July 2022

Designated by: United Nations Development Programme

First observed: 1989

World Youth Skills Day: 15 July 2022

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 2015

Theme: Transforming youth skills for the future

Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 July 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2010

Theme: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

International Moon Day: 20 July 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2022

World Chess Day: 20 July 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2020

World Drowning Prevention Day: 25 July 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2021

World Hepatitis Day: 28 July 2022

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First observed: 2008

Theme: Hepatitis Can't Wait

International Tiger Day: 29 July 2022

Designated by: St Petersburg Tiger Summit

First observed: 2010

World Day against Trafficking in Persons: 30 July 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2014

Theme: Use and abuse of technology


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September 22 : 24, 23, 22, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 22 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

July 22 : 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

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March 22 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

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January 22 : 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 18, 18, 01

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November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

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April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13