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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 07 – 10 August 2022
National Handloom Day
- It is observed on 7 August every year to honor the handloom weavers in the country.
- In 2015, the Union government declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Andolan that began in 1905 on the same day.
- The movement was aimed at encouraging Indians to wear clothes that were handwoven by indigenous communities instead of foreign-made apparel.
- PM urges all youngsters from startups world to take part in my handloom my pride challenge.
Quit India Movement Day
- All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay on 8 August 1942, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the ‘Quit India Movement’. It is also known as August Movement or August Kranti.
- After the failure of the Cripps Mission to secure Indian support for the British war effort, Gandhi made a call to Do, or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay on 8 August 1942 at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.
- The All-India Congress Committee launched a mass protest demanding what Gandhi called “An Orderly British Withdrawal” from India.
7th Governing Council Meeting Of NITI Aayog
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
- The meeting paved the way for synergies toward a new era of collaboration and cooperation between the Centre and States and Union Territories.
- The agenda of the meeting includes crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses, and Agri-communities, implementation of the National Education Policy, and urban governance.
- The Governing Council Meeting endeavors to finalize a roadmap and outcome-oriented action plan on each theme.
- As part of preparations for the meeting, the National Conference of Chief Secretaries was held in Dharamshala in June this year which was chaired by the Prime Minister.
- In his closing remarks, the Prime Minister said that each state should focus on promoting its 3Ts, Trade, Tourism, Technology, through every Indian Mission around the world.
- He emphasized that the States must focus on reducing imports, increasing exports, and identifying opportunities for the same in every state.
- He added that we should encourage people to use local goods wherever possible as Vocal for local’ is not the agenda of an individual political party but a common goal, The Prime Minister added that said even though GST collection has improved and increasing GST collection requires collective action by the Centre and States.
- He added that it is crucial for strengthening our economic position and becoming a 5 trillion US dollar economy.
- Speaking on the National Education Policy, Mr. Modi said the NEP has been formulated after considerable deliberations and we should involve all stakeholders in its implementation and develop a clear, timebound roadmap for the same.
‘Badhe Chalo’ Movement Begins
- ‘Badhe Chalo’ Movement under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has begun. To instill a deeper sense of patriotism among the youth, the Ministry of Culture has decided to create a youth-centric activation for greater outreach of Amrit Mahotsav named ‘Badhe Chalo’.
- It is being held across 10 cities every day from today to the 11th of this month. ‘Badhe Chalo’ has begun at the national level.
- To connect and bring the country’s youth and people to one platform, the Badhe Chalo movement will feature Flash Dances across 75 cities, where dancers will perform on a specially created ‘Youth Anthem’.
- Through these Flash Dances, the Ministry of Culture aims at spreading the message and spirit of the Amrit Mahotsav entertainingly and enthusiastically.
- The energetic foot-tapping anthem has been specially written and composed on the theme of ‘Badhe Chalo’ and it encourages everyone to come forward and hoist a Tiranga in their homes.
RBI Proposes To Enable BBPS
- Non-Resident Indians will soon be able to make utility, education, and other bill payments for their families in India by using the Bharat Bill Payment System – BBPS.
- The Reserve bank of India – RBI proposed to enable BBPS to accept cross-border inward payments.
- In its bi-monthly Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies, RBI said that BBPS is currently accessible only to the residents of India.
- To facilitate the Non-Resident Indians – NRIs undertaking utility, education, and other bill payments on behalf of their families in India, it is proposed to enable BBPS to accept cross-border inward payments.
- This will also benefit the payment of bills of any biller onboarded on the BBPS platform in an interoperable manner.
- RBI has also decided to bring Credit Information Companies under the internal Ombudsman framework.
SEBI Committee To Attract Foreign Investment
- The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert group of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to boost overseas flows into the country.
- The FPI Advisory Committee (FAC) will be chaired by former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian and consists of 14 other members representing foreign banks, stock exchanges depositories, and RBI.
- The FAC has been tasked with advising on issues related to investments and operations of FPIs in the financial markets, including measures to facilitate ease of doing business by FPIs in India.
- The committee will review investment avenues available for FPIs and advise on the feasibility of new investment avenues.
- It will also suggest measures required to encourage FPI participation in the bond market.
One District – One Product Gift Catalogue
- Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has unveiled the digital version of the One District-One Product (ODOP) gift catalog during the Export Promotion Councils and Industry Associations meeting at Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi.
- On the occasion, Mr. Goyal highlighted how the ODOP gift catalog is a step towards realizing the potential of all districts in the country and will give global recognition to the country’s diverse indigenous products.
- He urged all the line ministries, Industry Association, and Export Promotion Councils to utilize products from the catalog for encouragement in designs and branding.
- The Minister said that utilizing products from the catalog will promote a brand image for local products in the international market. He said it is boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for World’.
- The ODOP gift catalog includes a wide range of products like Fragrances and Oils, Indian Spirits, Home Decor products, Fabrics, and Silks and Shawls.
EAM Condemns OIC Secretariat Statement On J&K
- Ministry of External Affairs has condemned a statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it reeks of bigotry.
- The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is and will remain an integral and inalienable part of India.
- Regarding the Abrogation Of Article 370, It Said: “as a result of long-awaited changes three years ago, it today reaps the benefits of socio-economic growth and development”.
Jagdeep Dhankhar India’s 14th Vice President
- Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Was On Saturday Elected As India’s New Vice President. He Got 528 Votes Against Opposition Candidate Margaret Alva Who Got 182 Votes.
- The Vice President Of India, Which Is The Second-highest Constitutional Post In The Country, Is Elected Through An Electoral College Consisting Of Members Of The Rajya Sabha And The Lok Sabha. The Vice President Of India Is Also The Chairman Of The Rajya Sabha.
SSLV-D1-EOS 02 Launch From ISRO Failed
- ISRO Launched Its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle SSLV-D1 Carried The Earth Observation Satellite EOS-02 And Another Small Satellite Azaadisat, Developed By The Student Team Of Space Kidz India.
- Azaadisat’ Comprising 75 Payloads Has Been Built By 750 Young Girl Students From 75 Rural Government Schools Across India.
- This Project Has Been Specially Conceptualised For The 75th Independence Day Year Celebrations To Encourage Scientific Temper And Create Opportunities For Young Girls To Choose Space Research As Their Career.
- The Maiden Launch Of The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, SSLV Failed To Place The Satellites In The Intended Orbit Due To Sensor Anomaly.
- SSLV-D1-EOS 02 Launched From Sriharikota Launch Pad Had Placed The Satellites Into 356kmx76 Kms Elliptical Orbit Instead Of 356 Km Circular Orbit.
Central Universities (Amendment) Bill 2022
- Parliament has passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill 2022 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today with a voice vote.
- The Lok Sabha had already passed the Bill. The Bill seeks to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009, which provides for establishing central universities in various states.
- It also seeks to convert the National Rail and Transportation Institute at Vadodara into the Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya which will be a central university.
- The National Rail and Transportation Institute were declared a deemed university.
- The Bill provides that Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya will take measures to provide quality teaching, research, and skill development in disciplines related to transportation, technology, and management.
- the jurisdiction of the University is not only confined to Gujarat as it will cover the entire country.
- Mr. Vaishnaw said Railways has made provision of 166 crore rupees for this University along with additional funds for infrastructure development.
44th Chess Olympiad Ends
- The 44th Chess Olympiad has ended at Mahabalipuram, a city near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. India ‘B’ team comprising D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Raunak Sadhwaniand, and Adhiban won the bronze medal beating Germany.
- In the women’s section, India ‘A’ team won the bronze medal. The team comprising Vaishali, and Koneru Humphy, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkari were headed for a gold medal on the final day but a defeat to USA by 1-3 dented their chances as they eventually finished third.
- The Uzbekistan team, which was seeded 14th in the tournament, won the gold medal in the men’s section. Armenia clinched the silver medal.
- It was the first time that the Chess Olympiad was held in India, the place where the game began.
- The 2022 edition was historic as the tournament was contested between 188 teams from about 187 nations. India competed in the tournament with three teams in the Men’s Section and three teams in the Women’s section.
Viswanathan Anand Elected As WCF Vice President
- Indian Grandmaster and five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand expressed happiness at being elected as the Vice President of the World Chess Federation.
- Speaking to media at the venue of the World Chess Olympiad this evening, Anand said he would take efforts to include differently abled players in the next Olympiad.
Curtains Come Down On 22nd Commonwealth Games
- The Commonwealth Games 2022 came to an end with a glittering closing ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
- The action-packed edition Games concluded following eleven days of sporting activities in which more than 5,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories competed.
- The Indian contingent was led by Boxer Nikhat Zareen and Table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal with the Indian flag at the closing ceremony.
- The curtains were drawn on the Birmingham Games with the lowering of the flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation which was handed over to the state of Victoria in Australia which will be hosting the next edition of the Games in 2026.
- At Commonwealth Games 2022, India finished fourth in the overall medals tally with a total of 61 medals including 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze.
- Indian contingent gave a commendable performance at the games, winning unexpected medals in sports like lawn bowls, judo, and athletics.
- Which movement is also called “August Kranti”
- Non-Cooperation Movement
- Civil Disobedience Movement
- Quit India Movement
- Swadeshi Movement
- The “Do or Die” slogan was first given at
- The Congress Working Committee authorized Gandhiji to take charge of the non-violent mass movement at _____ in 1942
- Wardha meeting
- Kanpur meeting
- Faizpur meeting
- Lahore meeting
- The Resolution of Quit India was ratified at the Congress meeting at Gowalia Tank, Bombay, on ______.
- August 8, 1942
- August 12, 1942
- July 8, 1942
- July 12, 1942
- He was not a member of the cabinet mission (1946)
- Stafford Cripps
- A.V. Alexander
- Sir Stafford Cripps belonged to which political party in Britain.
- Scottish National Party
- Liberal Democrats
- After the _____ mutiny, the British realized that it could no longer hold on to India under them.
- Meerut Mutiny (Revolt 1857)
- Non-Cooperation Movement (1920-22)
- Quit India (1942)
- Royal Indian Navy Mutiny (1946)
- ______ is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan, Bombay during a Quit India Movement in 1942.
- J P Narayan
- Aruna Asaf Ali
- Sarojini Naidu
- Madam Bhikaiji Cama
- Who was the British Prime minister at the time of Cripps’s mission?
- Clement Atlee
- Winston Churchill
- Anthony Eden
- Neville Chamberlin
- Who was the British Prime minister at the time of Indian Independence?
- Clement Atlee
- Winston Churchill
- Anthony Eden
- Neville Chamberlin
- ___ Known As The Collective Voice Of The Muslim World
- Organisation Of Islamic Republics
- Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation
- Organisation For Cooperation Of Ummah
- International Muslims Organization
- Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation Was Established In
- HQ Of Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation
- OIC Charter Was Adapted In
- Current Members Of OIC
- Not A Member Of OIC
- Saudi Arabia
- 1st Islamic Summit In 1969 Was Held At
- 1st Islamic Conference Of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) Was Held In
- 1st Islamic Conference Of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) Was Held At
- Current Secretary-General Of OIC
- Hissein Brahim Taha
- Yousef Ahmed Al Othaimeen
- T Abdul Rehman
- Hassan Al Touhami
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