Page-9 of Current Affairs - August, 2022

Bharat Brand: One Nation One Fertiliser

One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme is going to be implemented in the country from 2nd October 2022. Under this scheme all types of fertilizers will be sold in India under the same brand name ‘Bharat’. Also, the government renamed the fertilizer subsidy scheme as Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna (PMBJP). After the implementation of this scheme, ..

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‘Xylitol’: New sugar substitute

Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed an ultrasound-assisted fermentation method to produce a safe sugar replacement called “Xylitol” from bagasse, which is the residue left after crushing sugarcane. Key Points Xylitol, recently developed by researchers at IIT Guwahati, has reduced the fermentation time to 15 hours as against about ..

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Government to launch e-Passports in next 6 months

Recently, Foreign Secretary Dr Ausaf Sayeed informed that the new age e-chip passport is likely to be launched by the end of the year 2022 or by the first week of January 2023. In this passport the details of the applicant will be kept digitally in the chip which will be embedded in the passport ..

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Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize 2022

Bangladesh-born painter and story writer Fahmida Azim has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize. Currently, she is working for Insider, an American online magazine. Fahmida is honored for an illustrated report entitled “How I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp” along with her winning team members Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Insider’s Walt Hickey ..

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‘Azadi Quest’: Mobile games based on freedom struggle

To bring to the fore the story of the heroes of the Indian freedom struggle, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur recently launched ‘Azadi Quest’, a series of online educational mobile games developed in association with Zynga India. Key Points In Azadi Quest game information about anonymous freedom fighters from ..

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Angela Merkel: 2022 UNESCO Peace Prize awardee

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the 2022 UNESCO Peace Prize for her efforts to welcome refugees. Key Points All jury members, including jury chairman and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege, were impressed by Merkel’s courageous decision to welcome more than 1.2 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea in ..

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