Current Affairs - Miscellaneous
The Indian Army and the Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) have jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar, first of its kind in India, at an altitude of 15,000 feet in north Sikkim.
- Besides being used for detection of avalanches, this radar can also be employed to detect landslides.
The Union Cabinet has approved the addition of some new tribes to the list of Scheduled Tribes, from Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
- Himachal Pradesh: Hatti tribe -from the Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district.
HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, became the first bank in the country to issue an Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) in partnership with National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
- e-BG has been developed in consultation with NeSL, CVC-CBI committee and IBA to simplify the process and eliminate the possibility of fraud and manipulation.
India and Bangladesh recently finalized the text of MoU on Interim Water Sharing of Kushiyara River at the 38th ministerial level meeting of Joint Rivers Commission.
In West Bengal, the 119-year-old Curzon Gate in Bardhaman is currently in news after the ruling govt. of the state decided to erect statues of Maharaja Bijay Chand Mahatab and his wife Radharani in front of the Curzon Gate, one of the city’s major landmarks.
The south London home where Dadabhai Naoroji - the “grand old man of India” lived has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.
- The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity, honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London.
On 17th August, 2022 the Union Cabinet was apprised of the signing of Contract between the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, France on behalf of the International Transport Forum and the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), India to support the International Transport Forum (ITF) activities on the Indian Transport Sector.
On 12th August 2022, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the ‘SMILE-75’ initiative for comprehensive rehabilitation of persons engaged in begging in 75 identified municipalities as a part of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence.
During its 57th national Day celebration, Singapore has declared Padang (meaning field in Malay), a site of countless events in the country's history and from where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose gave his 'Delhi Chalo' slogan in 1943, as its 75th national monument.