Current Affairs for Competitive Exam by Gkseries –22 July 2022

Current Affairs is the most important area in all competitive exams. But the difficulty level is very high. That’s why; many aspirants get confused, how to select Current Affairs for Preparation of Competitive Examination? In this Post, Daily Current Affairs 22 July 2022, we have tried to cover each and every point and also included all important facts from National/ International news that are useful for upcoming competitive examinations such as UPSC, SSC, Railway, State Govt. etc.

Current Affairs for Competitive Exam – 22 July 2022

World Brain Day celebrates globally on July 22

World Brain Day celebrates globally on July 22

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) celebrates World Brain Day on every July 22, focusing on a different theme each year. This is one of the most important annual celebrations in the world, as it helps raise awareness on an increasingly significant health issue, especially in our modern age. Brain health can refer to many prevention methods designed to help preserve both mental health and brain neurological health. As people have become increasingly more vulnerable to neurological issues, raising awareness of the issue is as important.

What is the theme of World Brain Day 2022?

World Brain Day (WBD) 2022 is dedicated to the theme “Brain Health for all” as our brains continue to be challenged by pandemics, wars, climate change and the myriad of disorders impacting human existence globally.

WBD 2022 campaign will be focusing on these five key messages globally:

  • Awareness: Brain health is vital for mental, social, and physical wellbeing
  • Prevention: Many brain diseases are preventable
  • Advocacy: Global efforts are required for optimal brain health
  • Education: Education for all is key for brain health
  • Access: Equitable access to resources, treatment, and rehabilitation is essential for brain health

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday, triggering a snap election following the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi earlier in the day. The national election will take place on September 25. However, Draghi’s government will continue to function under a caretaker capacity till a new leader is elected. He was elected as Prime Minister of Italy in February 2021.

Draghi’s exit will also be a setback to the western alliance against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Italian leader has taken an uncompromising stand towards Moscow and was a key architect of the tough sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Italy’s inflation rate hit 8 per cent in June, its highest level since 1986, according to the statistical agency. Faltering on a tight schedule of promised reforms would also jeopardise Rome’s ability to receive €200bn from the EU recovery fund.

Draupadi Murmu Biography: About, Career and All Other details

Draupadi Murmu Biography: About, Career and All Other details

Draupadi Murmu is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the leading NDA presidential candidate in the presidential election. She contested against Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition’s nominee for the top constitutional job. Draupadi Murmu is a tribal leader from Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Draupadi Murmu is a soft-spoken leader who made her way into the politics of Odisha with her sheer hard work. Draupadi Murmu after winning the Presidential elections 2022, has become the first tribal and the second woman to hold the highest office.

Draupadi Murmu: Biography

Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santali tribal family to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Bother her father and grandfather were village heads under the Panchayati Raj Systems. She married Shyam Charan Murmu and had two sons and a daughter. However, in 4 years, she lost her husband and both her sons.

Teaching Career

Draupadi Murmu started school teaching before entering politics. She works as an assistant professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur. She was appointed as a Junior Assistant at the Irrigation Department of the Government of Orissa.

Political Career

In 1997, Draupadi Murmu join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was elected as the councilor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. In 2000, she became the chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She served as the National vice president of BJP schedule Tribes Morcha.

From 6th March 2000 to 6th August 2000, when the BJP and Biju Janata Dal allied, she was the minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transportation, and she was also the in-charge for Fisheries and Animal Resource Development from 6th August 2002 to 16th May 2004. From 2000 to 2004 she served as the former Odisha minister and MLA from the Rairangpur assembly constituency.

Draupadi Murmu: Personal Life at a Glance

NameDraupadi Murmu
Date of Birth20 June 1958
Father’s NameBiranchi Narayan Tudu
Husband’s NameLate Shyam Charan Murmu
ChildrenItishri Murmu
HometownMayurbhanj, Odisha
Education QualificationB.A.
CollegeRama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneshwar
EthnicitySanthal Tribe
AwardNilkantha Award fro Best MLA in 2007

Draupadi Murmu Awards & Honours:

In 2017, she was awarded the Nilkantha award for the best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly.

Draupadi Murmu: Governor of Jharkhand

On 9th May 2015, Draupadi Murmu put the oath as the Governor of Jharkhand and became the first woman governor of Jharkhand. She was also the first female tribal leader from Orissa to be appointed as the governor of an Indian state.

As the governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu, 2017 refused to give assent to a bill approved by the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly seeking amendments to Chota Nagpur Tenancy Act 1908, and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act 1949.  The bill would have granted the rights to tribals to make commercial use of their land while ensuring that the ownership of the land does not change. However, Draupadi Murmu sought an explanation from the Raghuvar Das-led BJP government about the changes it would bring to the well-being of tribals.

FICCI downgrades India’s GDP growth forecast for 2022-23 to 7%

FICCI downgrades India’s GDP growth forecast for 2022-23 to 7%

Industry body FICCI on Thursday said India’s economy is estimated to grow 7 per cent in the current fiscal, lower than the earlier projection of 7.4 per cent, mainly due to the ongoing geopolitical uncertainties. Owing to geopolitical uncertainties and their impact on Asia’s third largest economy.

However, in its latest round of Economic Outlook Survey (July 2022), it revised the growth projection on account of geopolitical uncertainty and its repercussions for the Indian economy. The present round of surveys that drew responses from leading economists representing the industry, banking, and financial services sector, was conducted in the month of June 2022.

Why does this downgrade happen?

The industry body listed rising commodity prices, supply-side disruptions, and bleak global growth prospects with the conflict prolonging in Europe as major risk factors to India’s economic recovery. FICCI estimated India’s retail inflation rate at 6.7% for 2022-23, with a minimum and maximum range of 5.4% and 7.0% respectively, which is in line with RBI’s projections. It further expected the inflation levels to slow down starting September 2022 and fall back into the 4% range only by June 2023.

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as President of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as President of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as the eighth president of Sri Lanka at the parliament premises before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. Wickremesinghe has secured 134 votes in the 225-member House while his rival Dullas Alahapperuma got 82.

He had took over as the Acting President after ex-President Gotabaya Rajapksa fled the country. Wickremesinghe will complete the tenure of Rajapaksa’s term, which ends in November 2024.

Sri Lanka currency: Sri Lankan rupee

SBI launches WhatsApp Banking Services for its customers

SBI launches WhatsApp Banking Services for its customers

State Bank of India has launched its WhatsApp Banking services to make banking easier for its customers. Customers of the SBI can access their Account Balance and view Mini Statement on WhatsApp.

This WhatsApp Banking services can available to customers when they send a message saying ‘Hi’ on the number 919022690226. Bank is working to offer WhatsApp-based services to its credit card holders through the platform under the name of SBI Card WhatsApp connect. 

Indian Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team bags silver medal at ISSF World Cup

Indian Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team bags silver medal at ISSF World Cup

The Indian men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team of Anish Bhanwala, Vijayveer Sidhu and Sameer clinched the silver medal at ISSF World Cup Changwon 2022 in South Korea.

With this medal, India retained the top spot on the medals table with five gold, six silver and four bronze. South Korea has finished with four golds, five silver and three bronze medals. This is the second time, when Indian shooters had topped the ISSF World Cup medals tally.

IndusInd Bank approves raising Rs 20,000 crore

IndusInd Bank approves raising Rs 20,000 crore

IndusInd Bank board has approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore in debt on a private placement basis to fund its business growth.

As on March 31, the capital adequacy ratio of the bank stood at 18.42% (tier-I capital being at 16.80% and tier-II capital at 1.62%) as percentage of its risk-weighted assets.

The fund-raising plan is subject to the approval of its shareholders.

  • IndusInd Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • CEO: Sumant Kathpalia

Standard Chartered Bank, EaseMyTrip launch co-branded credit card

Standard Chartered Bank, EaseMyTrip launch co-branded credit card

Standard Chartered Bank has launched a co-branded credit card with EaseMyTrip to offer exclusive travel benefits with instant discounts and reward points to cardmembers.

This credit card offers flat 20% instant discount on domestic & international hotel bookings, flat 10% on domestic & international flight bookings on EaseMyTrip.

  • Standard Chartered Bank CEO: Bill Winters;
  • Headquarters: London
  • EaseMyTrip Headquarters: New Delhi

India, Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetah to India

India, Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetah to India

India and Namibia have signed an MoU on wildlife conservation and sustainable biodiversity utilization for reintroducing the cheetah in India. The MoU was signed between Bhupender Yadav (Union Environment Minister) and Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah (Namibia Deputy PM and Foreign Minister). Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh will receive the first tranche of eight cheetahs by August 15, 2022. The species of cheetahs in India was officially declared extinct in 1952.

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