Current Affairs - August, 2022

WHO new names for Monkeypox Variants

Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rechristened the variants of monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. It was done to avoid any cultural or social offence. Monkeypox variant has been renamed as “Clades I, IIa and IIb”. Key Points: Phylogeny and nomenclature of known and new monkeypox virus variants or clades was reviewed by ..

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1082 Personnel received President’s Police Medals

On the occasion of Independence Day 2022, 1082 police personnel received the “Police Medals”. Among them, 347 personnel received the Police Medal for Gallantry, 87 received Police Medal for Distinguished Service while, 648 personnel received Police Medal for Meritorious Service. This year, 109 CRPF personnel and 108 Police personnel from Jammu and Kashmir have received ..

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August 14: Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

India commemorated “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” on August 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to observe this day in 2021.  August 14 also marks Independence Day in Pakistan. India was partitioned into India and Pakistan on August 14, 1947. This event had led to violence, communal riots and loss of property. It is considered ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 16, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 16, 2022 GALLANTRY AWARDS – 107 gallantry awards approved for personnel of armed forces & CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) – 3 Kirti Chakras: Naik Devendra Pratap Singh (Army), Constable Sudip Sarkar (BSF)-posthumous, Sub-inspector Paotinsat Guite (BSF)-posthumous – 13 Shaurya Chakras – 2 Bar to ..

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Nature Index 2022- Highlights

The Nature Index 2022 was recently released. Survey for the index was conducted based on research articles published in chemistry, life sciences, physical sciences and earth & environment. Rankings were provided on the basis of information secured during April 1, 2021, to march 31, 2022. Highlights of Nature Index 2022: In the index, University of ..

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Ayush Grid Project: MoU between Ayush Ministry & MeitY

Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Ayush Grid Project. As a part of MoU, MeitY will provide technical support to Ministry of Ayush to digitise Ayush Sector, for a period of 3 years. Highlights of the MoU include; This MoU is continuation of ..

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