Page-2 of Current Affairs - August, 2022

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi: First Woman Chief of CSIR

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has been appointed as the “first woman director general of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). She is the senior electrochemical scientist and has been appointed for two years. Key facts: Kalaiselvi will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April 2022. On Shekar Mande’s retirement, Rajesh Gokhale, secretary to Department of Biotechnology ..

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What are Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)?

Recently, member of NITI Aayog V K Saraswat suggested the government to focus on setting up small modular reactors (SMRs). This move will help in meeting India’s energy needs and replace the thermal power plants. Highlights of the suggestion: V K Saraswat also suggested to accelerate nuclear power plant projects, set up under fleet mode production, in order ..

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August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated on August 9, every year worldwide. It highlights the role of indigenous people and significance of preserving their rights. UNESCO celebrates this day by sharing information on projects and activities in line with the annual theme of the day. Theme of the Day: In year 2022, the ..

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August 9: Nagasaki Day

On August 9, Japan is commemorating the Nagasaki Day. On this day in 1945, the United States had dropped “Fat Man- atomic bomb” on Japanese city, Nagasaki. The atomic bomb was named so, due to wide, round shape of the bomb. Fat man was dropped from US B-29 bomber. It took the life of over ..

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RBI proposes for Cross-border inward payments through BBPS

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India proposed to allow Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to process cross-border inbound bill payments. This will help the Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who face challenges in paying utility bills in India. If proposal is accepted, it will benefit the NRIs. Other significance of the move include; Cross-border inward payments through ..

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Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was put in the Lok Sabha on August 3, 2022 and was passed on August 8. It seeks to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. It promotes energy efficiency and conservation. Important Provisions of the bill include; The Bill seeks to regulate the energy consumption by equipment, buildings, appliances, and ..

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