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Important Days in August 2022
|Date||Day with Theme|
|1st August||World Lung Cancer Day
Theme: “close the care gap”
|1st August||Earth Overshoot Day|
|1-7 August||World Breastfeeding Week|
|4th August||Coast Guard Day|
|6th August||Hiroshima Day|
|7th August||National Handloom Day|
|8th August||World Senior Citizen Day|
|8th August||International Cat Day|
|9th August||Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day)|
|9th August||Nagasaki Day|
|9th August|| International Day Indigenous Peoples of the World.
Theme: The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge
|10th August||World Bio fuel Day|
|10th August||World Lion Day|
|12th August||International Youth Day
Theme: Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a world for all ages
|12th August||World Elephant Day|
|13th August||World Organ Donation Day|
|13th August||International Lefthanders Day|
|14th August||Independence Day of Pakistan|
|14th August||“Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”(New)|
|15th August||Independence Day of India|
|17th August||Independence Day of Indonesia|
|17th August||Independence Day of Gabon (Gabonese Republic)|
|19th August||World Humanitarian Day|
|19th August||World Photography Day|
|20th August||National Sadbhavna Divas (Harmony Day)|
|20th August||World Mosquito Day
Theme: ‘Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives’
|21st August||UN International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism|
|21st August||World Senior Citizens Day|
|23th-31st August||World Water Week 2021
Theme: “Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water”
|26th August||Women’s Equality Day|
|19th-25th August||Sanskrit Week|
|26th August||World Sanskrit Day
Women’s Equality Day. Theme: “Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”
|27th August||International Dog Day|
|29th August||National Sports Day|
|29th August||Telugu Language Day (Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam)|
|29th August||International Day Against Nuclear Tests|
|30th August||National Small Industry Day|
List of Appointments in August 2022
|Name of the Person||Designation|
|Alkesh Kumar Sharma||To high-level UN internet panel|
|Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan||SEBI whole-time Member|
|Angira Agrawal||Global SVP of go to market and strategy|
|Anuj Poddar||CEO of Bajaj Electricals|
|Anurag Sharma||International Treasurer of the Parliamentary Association Conference (CPA) at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference|
|Ashish Dhawan||Board of trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Auguste Tano Kouame||Country Director for India of World Bank|
|Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga||Interim Prime Minister of Mali|
|Debasisa Mohanty||Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII)|
|Dr. Ranjit Rath||Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of Oil India Limited (OIL)|
|Gaurav Pandey||MD & CEO of Godrej Properties|
|Gustavo Petro||Colombia’s first ever leftist President|
|IAS officer Piyush Goyal||CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)|
|Inderjit Camotra||MD and CEO of Unity Small Finance Bank (USFB)|
|Jagdeep Dhankhar||14th vice president of India|
|Justice U.U Lalit||49th Chief Justice of India|
|Krishnamurthy Subramanian||Executive Director for India at IMF|
|Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Shrikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty||Brand Ambassador of Mastercard in India|
|Mahendra N Shah||MD of IDBI Board|
|Mohammad Mustafa||Chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)|
|Nalin Negi||New Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Fintech startup BharatPe|
|Nallathamby Kalaiselvi||Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Rajesh Verma||Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu|
|Rajkiran Rai G||MD of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID)|
|Ravinder Takkar||MD & CEO of telecom operator Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi)|
|Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios||Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)|
|Rishabh Pant||‘State Brand Ambassador’ of Uttarakhand Government|
|Ruchira Kamboj||India’s new permanent representative at the United Nations|
|Sajith Sivanandan||Head of Disney+Hotstar|
|Samir V Kamat||Secretary and Chairman of the Department of DRDO|
|Santhosh Iyer||MD & CEO of Mercedes Benz India|
|Satyendra Prakash||Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)|
|Shweta Singh||Director in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)|
|Simon Stiell||New Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)|
|Sourav Ganguly||First Brand Ambassador of Travel Platform DreamSetGo|
|Sujoy Lal Thaosen||DG of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police)|
|Suresh N Patel||Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)|
|Tarun Bajaj||Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs|
|Vijay Shekhar Sharma||MD & CEO of the company Paytm|
|Vikram Doraiswami||Next High Commissioner of India to the UK|
|Viswanathan Anand||Deputy president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)|
|William Ruto||President of Kenya(From 13th September 2022)|
Awards and Honours in August 2022
|‘Distinguished Indologist for 2021’ award||Canadian Jeffrey Armstrong|
|‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award the highest civilian honour of Ladakh||Dalai Lama|
|Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France’s highest civilian award)||Shashi Tharoor(Congress leader)|
|Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist for 2021||Jeffrey Armstrong(Canadian scholar)|
|Kannada Ratna Award||Late Kannada film star Puneet Rajkumar|
|Liberty Medal 2022||Volodymyr Zelenskyy(Ukrainian President)|
|Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Lifetime Achievement Award||Marina Tabassum|
|Miss Diva Universe 2022||Divita Rai(Karnataka’s)|
|Miss India USA in 2022 in New Jersey||Aarya Walvekar|
|Pulitzer Prize 2022||Bangladeshi Fahmida Azim|
|UEFA Men’s best player awards||Karim Benzema(France)|
|UEFA Women’s best player awards||Alexia Putellas|
|UNESCO Peace Prize 2022||Former German chancellor Angela Merkel|
|US Heritage Wall of Fame||Ramadhar Singh(Ahmedabad University Professor) first Indian Social Psychologist|
|“President’s Colours” for the Tamil Nadu Police||M.K. Stalin(CM)|
Gallantry awards 2022:
- President of India, Droupadi Murmu has approved 107 Gallantry awards to Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces personnel on the occasion of Independence Day 2022.
- The awards include three Kirti Chakra, 13 Shaurya Chakras, two bar to Sena Medals (gallantry), 81 Sena Medals (gallantry), one Nao Sena Medal (gallantry) and seven Vayu Sena Medals (gallantry)
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2022
The 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2022 began on August 12 and will conclude on August 30. The event, held annually in Australia, celebrates the Indian film industry by screening some of the most prominent and acclaimed films, TV shows, and web series from the country.
The event hosted by Rithvik Dhanjiani, the event saw big wins for Kabir Khan’s sports drama 83 .
|Best Director||Shoojit Sircar (Sardar Udham) and Aparna Sen (The Rapist)|
|Best Actor||Ranveer Singh (83)|
|Best Actress||Shefali Shah (Jalsa)|
|Best Series||Mumbai Diaries 26/11|
|Best Actor in a Series||Mohit Raina (Mumbai Diaries 26/11)|
|Best Actress in a Series||Sakshi Tanwar (Mai)|
|Best Indie Film||Jaggi|
|Best Film from the Subcontinent||Joyland|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Kapil Dev|
|Disruptor in Cinema Award||Vaani Kapoor (Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui)|
|Equality in Cinema Award||Jalsa|
|Leadership in Cinema Award||Abhishek Bachchan|
List of Books & Authors in August 2022
|Book Name||Authors Name|
|“A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19”||Released by Former Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu|
|“Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more”||Ellen Prager(Marine biologist)|
|“India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi:: A Brief History”||Pulapre Balakrishnan|
|“Indian Banking in Retrospect – 75 years of Independence”||Dr Ashutosh Raravikar|
|“Lion Of The Skies: Hardit Singh Malik”||Stephen Barker|
|“Lockdown Lyrics”||Sanjukta Dash
Released by CM Naveen Patnaik
|“Rusty Skies and Golden Winds”||Sannidhya Sharma(11 years old,Class 7feom Jammu)
Released by Dr. Jitendra Singh
|“The Hero of Tiger Hill”||Subedar Major Yadav|
|“Free Fall: My Experiments with Living”||Life of Mallika Sarabhai(Classical Dancer)|
List of Summits and Conferences in August 2022
|Name of the Summit||Venue||Aim/Theme|
|65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference||Halifax, Canada||An annual platform for representatives of Commonwealth parliaments and legislatures to discuss advancements in the parliamentary system and global political challenges.|
|8th India International MSME Start-up Expo & Summit 2022||New Delhi||MSMEs’ increased fortitude, adaptability, and global competitiveness will make India a popular location for manufacturing worldwide.|
|Board of Trade meeting||Virtual meeting||To boost the country’s exports. The Board is an advisory body on foreign trade policy.|
|Central Zonal Council meeting||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||The meeting will also discuss in detail the welfare of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, farmers’ welfare, crime against women and children, internal security, and prevention of terrorism and Naxalism.|
|Conference on Drug Trafficking||Virtual meeting||The NCB launched its drug disposal campaign on June 1 and has since disposed of over 51,217 kg of drugs in 11 states.|
|Fourth Edition of India’s Clean Air Summit||Bangalore||The summit aims to examine solutions using the finest technology and science.|
|India’s Clean Air Summit (ICAS)||Bangalore||To resolving air pollution and increasing climate change.|
|IDF World Dairy Summit 2022||New Delhi||To improve its per animal milk productivity by drawing lessons from advanced nations.|
|International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS 2022)||New Delhi||India will look to improve its per animal milk productivity by drawing lessons from advanced nations.|
|India-UAE Strategic Dialogue||Virtual meeting||These meetings provide opportunities for both the ministers to review the strategic partnership between India and UAE and regional and global developments.|
|National Conference of Rural Cooperative banks||Virtual meeting||To facilitate the operations of state and central cooperative banks and the development of short-term cooperative credit structures.|
The 20th edition of BioAsia 2023 will be hosted by the Government of Telangana, the premier event of BioAsia 2023 for the life sciences and health tech, on February 24-26, 2023.
List of MoUs in August 2022
|AAI with Sweden||To expand technical cooperation in airports, support the development of safe, secure, sustainable, and efficient aviation sector, positive collaboration in promoting bilateral and international trade.|
|BSF with IRCTC||To ensure the safety and security of booking data under its air e-ticket service for the troops of India’s border guarding force.|
|Godrej Agrovet with Assam, Manipur and Tripura||To promote oil palm cultivation in the region under National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme.|
|Government of Arunachal Pradesh with the NITI Aayog||It focuses on the enhancement of the learning outcomes of students in over 3,000 government schools in Arunachal Pradesh.|
|HDFC banks Parivartan with IISc Bengaluru||Pledging Rs 107.76 cr for the construction of Bagchi-Parthasarathy hospital at IISc.|
|IIM Shillong with Mizoram Youth Commission||To help the government of Mizoram and MYC in identifying skill gaps, offer capacity-building programs for government employees, and support Mizoram’s economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in promising industries.|
|IISc Bengaluru and Indian Navy||To cooperate on aviation research and development and to intensify self-reliance efforts for the Indian Navy.|
|India and Iran||It recognizing certificates of competency in unlimited voyages of seafarers from both nations.|
|India with Maldives||To strengthen ties on transnational crimes and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region.|
|Indian Army with DFI||To jointly promote research, development, joint R&D, testing, and manufacturing of drones, counter-drones and associated technologies to be used in the force’s operations.|
|IOCL and Bangladesh(Roads and Highways department in Dhaka.)||For the emergency delivery of petroleum products via Bangladeshi territory to India.|
|IREDA and MAHAPREIT||For the renewable energy projects that will be developed for public utilities, local governments, and the infrastructure of renewable energy parks.|
|K_DISC with LinkedIn||To boost employability skills with this partnership among the youth of Kerala to get relevant jobs using LinkedIn.|
|NHPC Ltd. with PTC India Ltd.||Help in the upcoming West Seti & Seti River-6 hydropower projects in Nepal.|
|NPCI and IIT Kanpur||Help in the augmentation of cybersecurity controls for NPCI and its subsidiary’s products and services.|
List of Sports Events & Winners August
- Hungarian Grand Prix 2022:-Max Verstappen (Red Bull , Netherlands) has won the Formula One (F1) 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix 2022. This is his overall 28th race win and the 10th win of the 2022 season.
- The European Championship final saw England defeat Germany 2-1 to claim its first significant women’s soccer championship.
- The four new members were appointed by International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach. Olympians Allyson Felix, Alistair Brownlee, Oluseyi Smith and Masomah Ali Zada have joined the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics unveiled “Games Wide Open” as their official slogan. The 2024 Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
- ONGC Para Games :-The fourth edition of the ONGC Para Games was officially launched in New Delhi’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex by Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Housing, and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri. It being held by ONGC from August 2-4, 2022, and feature 275 Persons with Disabilities (PwD) who work for eight central oil and gas public Organisations.
UEFA best player awards
- UEFA Men’s best player awards-Karim Benzema(France)
- UEFA Women’s best player awards -Alexia Putellas
44th Chess Olympiad :
In Open section Men’s
- The team Uzbekistan has won the gold medal in the Open section of the 44th Chess Olympiad.
- Team Armenia won silver .
- India 2 team settled for bronze.
In Open section Women’s
- Ukraine won the gold medal.
- Team Georgia won the silver
- India-1 team won the bronze medal.
Tania Sachdev won for India against Hungary in the fourth-round match of women section at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, Chennai
SAFF U20 Championship 2022:-
India beat Bangladesh 5-2 after extra time to clinch the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship title, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Sibajit Singh Leimapokpam was the captain of the Indian team and Som Kumar was the goalkeeper.
75th Grandmaster:-The Chennai-based chess prodigy V Pranav became India’s 75th Grandmaster by winning a tournament in Romania
- Indian chess legend, Viswanathan Anand was elected deputy president of the International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation (FIDE). While incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term.
- UEFA Super Cup 2022: Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt, 2-0 in the finals to win the 2022 UEFA Super Cup .
- Khelo India Women’s Hockey League Under16: The first Khelo India Women’s Hockey League under16 is scheduled to be held at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi from August 16 to 23, 2022. Total 16 team across the Country are Participating.
- The 1st Edition of Women Indian Premier League will be starting from March 2023 to be held in a onemonth window and in all likelihood with five teams, a senior BCCI official confirmed.
- Malaysia’s premier men’s hockey tournament, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022 will be held from November 16 to 25 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
- 14th Asian U-18 Championship (volleyball):-Indian men’s volleyball team has won the bronze medal by defeating Korea 3-2 in the 14th Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran, Iran.
- Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from international cricket.
- Bengaluru will host the FIBA U-18 women’s Asian Basketball Championship beginning on September 5 to 11.
- 28th Abu Dhabi, Masters Chess Tournament Grandmaster:- Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi won the 28th Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament with 7.5 points.
- Olympic champion and javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a Lausanne Diamond League. In his first attempt, he hurled the spear 89.08m to seal his victory in his own style.
- Cricket Legend Virat Kohli has become the first Indian and just the second player overall in international cricket history to have played 100 matches each in all three formats of the game.
- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian pair to win a medal in the men’s doubles competition at the World Championships.
- Belgian Grand Prix 2022 :-Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen has won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022.
- Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won the BWF World Championships men’s singles title in Tokyo, Japan.
August 2022 Scheme, App & Campaign
- “SMILE-75 Initiative”:– The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, has identified 75 Municipal Corporations to implement comprehensive rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of begging under “SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”
- The Indian Olympic Association has been directed by the Delhi High Court to set up a three-member Committee of Administrators(CoA) to take over its affairs. Former Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner Dr S.Y Quraishi, and former Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup.
- Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh has launched India’s first saline water lantern, ‘Roshini’, which uses seawater to power Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps.
- Paalan 1000 National campaign and Parenting App were launched by the Union Minister of State for Health, Bharti Pravin Pawar in Mumbai. Aims to reduce the child mortality rate and take care of the first 1000 days a child after birth.
- National Action for Mechanism Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE) Scheme is a joint initiative of The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs aims to work in Urban India for the safety and dignity of sanitation workers.
- Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022 (VDGS-2022) introduced for the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) primary objective of enhancing security in Jammu’s border regions.
- The 75-day “Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar” campaign is an effort led by citizens with the goal of enhancing coastal and ocean health through collective activity in Puducherry.
- Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog will be establishing more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in Jammu and Kashmir to nurture an innovative mindset among high school students.
- The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a 15-member committee to increase foreign investment.
- Uttar Pradesh government announced that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Panchamrut Yojana’ will help to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income through the introduction of cost-effective technical measures and the promotion of the co-cropping method.
- ‘Vidya Rath -School on Wheels’ project launched by Assam CM aims at providing economically challenged underprivileged children to access elementary education for a period of 10 months.
- Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the “Mukhyamantri Udyaman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana” on the National Sports Day and Sports Development Fund will be established to be given financial benefits to the students according to accelerated rules.
- On National Sports Day, the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry will host the “Meet the Champion project” in 26 schools across the nation.
- Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Shri Parshottam Rupala introduced the “Aqua Bazar” online market place feature in the “MatsyaSetu” mobile app for Fisheries Development.
- Union Minister Anurag Thakur has launched “Azadi Quest”, a series of online educational games based on India’s freedom struggle, developed in collaboration with Zynga India. These games are an effort to tap into the huge market of online gamers and to educate them through games.
- 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.
- HDFC has launched India’s first one-stop solution portal “All things EV” for Electric Vehicles Ecosystem.
- HDFC Bank launched a new campaign called “Vigil Aunty”. Vigil Aunty Campaign attempts to motivate citizens all around the nation to adopt secure banking practices.
- Karnataka Bank has introduced a new Term Deposit Scheme, KBL Amrit Samriddhi under Abhyudaya Cash Certificate (ACC) and Fixed Deposit for a tenure of 75 weeks (525 days). The interest rate for this Deposit Scheme is 6.10% per annum
List of Obituaries in August 2022
|Name of the Personality||Field|
|Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala||Veteran Filmmaker|
|Abhijit Sen||Economist and former Planning Commission member|
|Amitabh Choudhary||Veteran Cricket Administrator Former Secretary of BCCI|
|Fidel Valdez Ramos||Former Philippine President|
|Fidel Valdez Ramos||Former Philippine President|
|Johnny Famechon||Former boxing World Champion|
|K. Maya Thevar||Former Member of Parliament and senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) politician|
|Nirmala Mishra||Renowned Bengali Singer|
|Rakesh Jhunjhunwala||Veteran Stock Market Investor|
|Ralph Eggleston||Oscar winning Pixar animator|
|Rudi Koertzen||Former International Cricket Umpire|
|Saawan Kumar Tak||Filmmaker|
|Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee||Former Indian football team captain|
|Syed Sibte Razi||Senior Congress leader and former Jharkhand and Assam governor|
|T Mohandas M Pai||Founder of Kannada Daily ‘Udayavani’|
|Uma Pemmaraju||Indian American Journalist|
|Wolfgang Petersen||Noted Hollywood Director|