Today Top Current Affairs 14 July 2022

Today Top Current Affairs 14 July 2022 – Current Affairs for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

National

PM Modi inaugurates Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand on July 12, 2022. Chief Minister Hemant Soren was also present during the event. PM Modi also laid the foundation and inaugurated projects worth ₹ 16,800 crores, including a 657-acre airport built at a cost of ₹ 401 crores.

  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the Deoghar airport on May 25, 2018, as a key step towards providing direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham.
  • He inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for multiple roads, energy and other infrastructure projects including the widening of the Palamu-Gumla road, Rehla-Garhwa bypass and the Mirza Chowki-Farakka road, besides the elevated corridor from Kutchery Chowk to Piska More and Itki RoB in Ranchi.

Union minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates new NIFT campus in Panchkula

Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the new campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Panchkula. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present during the event.

  • The NIFT Panchkula is the 17th campus in the country which will be developed as a world-class NIFT Campus.
  • The 10.45-acre campus has been developed at a cost of Rs 133.16 crore in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Textiles and NIFT, Delhi.
  • The NIFT campus in Panchkula will help in giving a major boost to the textile, handloom and cottage industries in the state and help in the overall development of the state.

Kerala And Ahmedabad Feature In TIME Magazine’s The World’s Greatest Places Of 2022

TIME magazine has listed Ahmedabad city and the state of Kerala among the “50 extraordinary destinations to explore” in its list of the world’s greatest places of 2022. The list includes 50 extraordinary destinations to explore around the world.

  • The list includes global destinations such as Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Park City, Utah; Seoul; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; The Arctic; Valencia, Spain; Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan; International Space Station; Bogota; Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia; Istanbul and Kigali, Rwanda.

Himachal Governor Rajendra Vishwanath unveils book ‘The McMahon line’ by former Army Chief General JJ Singh

The Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has released a book titled “The McMahon line: A century of discord” which has been authored by General JJ Singh (Retd), the former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS).

  • The book highlights the experiences and research of General JJ Singh on the India-China border dispute.

Appointment

RBI approves appointment of Meena Hemchandra as part-time chairman of Karur Vysya Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its approval to the appointment of former RBI executive Meena Hemchandra as non-executive independent (part-time) Chairman of the private sector lender Karur Vysya Bank for a period of three years.

  • The 64-year-old Hemchandra also served as the Executive Director of RBI from June 2015 to November 2017.

Ranking

WEF’s Gender Gap Index 2022: India ranks 135th

As per the annual Gender Gap Report 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF)India has been ranked at 135th place in terms of gender parity. in the last year 2021, India’s rank was 140 among 156 nations. World Economic Forum (WEF) published its 16th edition of Global Gender Gap Report 2022 report.

  • Iceland has maintained its top position as the world’s most gender-equal country, among 146 nations on the index.
  • Followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden are at 2nd. 3rd, 4th and 5th place in the list respectively. 
  • Afghanistan has been the worst-performing country in the report.
  • The Global Gender Gap Report 2022 includes four dimensions: economic opportunities, education, health and political leadership.

Sports

Arjun Babuta won gold in 10m air rifle final at ISSF World Cup Changwon

Young Indian shooter Arjun Babuta has won a gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event and opened the country’s account in the ongoing ISSF World Cup. Arjun Babuta defeated USA’s Kozeniesky 17-9 in a rather one-sided contest.

  • This was Arjun’s maiden gold for the senior side.
  • He also won the yellow metal at the 2016 Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
  • Indian pair of Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane won the 2nd gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team final and defeated the Hungarian pair of Eszter Meszaros and Istvan Pen 17-13.
  • The duo of Palak and Shiva Narwal clinched a bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol mixed event, defeating Kazakhstan’s Irina Loktionova and Valeriy Rakhimzhan 16-0.

Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam won bronze in archery at The Birmingham World Games 2022

Indian archery pair of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma won the bronze medal in the compound mixed team event after defeating Mexico’s Miguel Becerra and Andrea Becerra 157-156 at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, USA.

  • This was the 1st-ever World Games archery medal for India and is an overall 50th international medal for Verma, who also won at the World Championship, World Cup, Asian Games, and Asian Championship.
  • The 11th edition of The World Games is being held in Birmingham, Alabama, the USA between July 7th, 2022 and July 17th, 2022.

Obituary

Padma Shri awardee noted social worker Avdhash Kaushal died at 87

Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal died at the age of 84 at a private hospital in Dehradun due to a prolonged illness. Kaushal founded the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) in the late 1970s for development work amongst tribal hill communities in the areas of Jaunsar-Bawar, a tribal belt of Dehradun district.

  • In 2003, Avdhash Kaushal chaired the panel of a discussion on the importance of local content within Information and Communication Technology and was specially invited by the United Nations to the World Summit in Geneva.
  • Kaushal was nominated as a member of the International Committee to probe into war crimes and disappearances in Sri Lanka.

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