PV Sindhu clinches Singapore Open title [17 Jul 2022]
P V Sindhu lifted the Singapore Open Super 500 trophy after outwitting China’s Wang Zhi Yi in an intense women’s singles final. The title run will be a big boost for Sindhu, who will be leading the Indian charge at the Commonwealth Games, starting July 28 in Birmingham. This was her third title of the season – having won two Super 300 crowns in Syed Modi International and Swiss Open – and an addition to her brimming cabinet which has a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals from the World Championships besides two Olympic medals.
Kerala, Ahmedabad make it to TIME magazine’s list of World’s Greatest Places of 2022 [14 Jul 2022]
The TIME magazine has named Kerala and Ahmedabad among the 50 extraordinary destinations to explore in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022. Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states. With spectacular beaches and lush backwaters, temples, and palaces, it’s known as ‘God’s own country’ for good reason. India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad boasts both ancient landmarks and contemporary innovations that make it a mecca for cultural tourism.
EU formally accepts Croatia as 20th euro zone member [13 Jul 2022]
European Union finance ministers formally approved Croatia becoming the 20th member of the euro common currency at the start of 2023. The European Council, the grouping of 27 EU governments, adopted three legal acts required to allow Croatia – an EU member since 2013 – to introduce the euro on January 1. One of those acts set the conversion rate for entry at one euro to 7.53450 Croatian kunas, with Croatia now having a few months to prepare the practicalities for the currency switch. To adopt the euro, Croatia had to fulfill the criteria of price and exchange rate stability, sound public finances, and moderate long-term interest rates, all measured against EU benchmarks.
PM unveils National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament Building [11 Jul 2022]
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the National Emblem cast on the roof of the New Parliament Building. The National Emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9500 Kg and is 6.5 m in height. It has been cast at the top of the Central Foyer of the New Parliament Building. A supporting structure of steel weighing around 6500 Kg has been constructed to support the Emblem. The concept sketch and process of casting the National Emblem on the roof of the New Parliament Building has gone through eight different stages of preparation from clay modeling/computer graphic to bronze casting and polishing.
22nd National Fish Farmers Day celebrated [10 Jul 2022]
National Fisheries Development Board, Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, celebrated the 22nd National Fish Farmers Day today in a hybrid mode at NFDB Hyderabad.
Elena Rybakina clinch the women’s singles in Wimbledon Tennis Championship [09 Jul 2022]
Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina beats Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur to win the final of the women’s singles of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. She became Kazakhstan’s first player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
ALH Squadron INAS 324 Commissioned at Visakhapatnam [04 Jul 2022]
Indian Naval Air Squadron 324 was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Vice-Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at an impressive Commissioning Ceremony held at INS Dega, Visakhapatnam. The unit is the first Naval Squadron on the Eastern Seaboard operating the indigenously designed and built Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III (MR) helicopters. INAS 324 has been named “KESTRELS” which are birds of prey and have good sensory capabilities symbolizing the envisaged role of the Aircraft and the Air Squadron. The Insignia of the Squadron depicts a ‘KESTREL’ searching over vast blue and white sea waves, which signifies the integral Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) role of the Squadron.
Jasprit Bumrah breaks world record [02 Jul 2022]
Indian tail-ender Jasprit Bumrah registered a world record, as he scored the highest amount of runs of an over in Test cricket during the team’s bout against England at the Edgbaston stadium in the UK’s Birmingham. Bumrah, a number-10 batter on the strike, England’s top pacer Stuart Broad ended up conceding 35 runs of his over.
DRDO conducts successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing [01 Jul 2022]
Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka. Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, waypoint navigation, and a smooth touchdown. This flight marks a major milestone in terms of proving critical technologies for the development of future unmanned aircraft and is a significant step towards self-reliance in such strategic defense technologies. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru, a premier research laboratory of DRDO. It is powered by a small turbofan engine. The airframe, undercarriage, and entire flight control and avionics systems used for the aircraft were developed indigenously.
India’s largest floating solar power project commissioned [01 Jul 2022]
India’s largest floating Solar Power Project is now fully operational. NTPC declared Commercial Operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, Telangana. With the operationalization of the 100 MW Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, the total commercial operation of Floating Solar Capacity in the Southern Region rose to 217 MW. Earlier, NTPC declared Commercial operation of 92 MW Floating Solar at Kayamkulam (Kerala) and 25 MW Floating Solar at Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh).
The 2022 International Booker Prize [01 Jul 2022]
The 2022 International Booker Prize has been won by Tomb of Sand, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell. It is the first book originally written in any Indian language to win the prize, and the first novel translated from Hindi to be recognized by the award.