August 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev, Former Soviet leader has died on 30th August.

  • Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died died on 30th August at the age of 91 in a Moscow hospital.
  • Hospital authorities in Moscow said in a statement that Mikhail Gorbachev died after a serious and prolonged illness.
  • His health has declined in recent years. In June 2022, he had been admitted after suffering kidney ailment, although his cause of death has not been announced.
  • He won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a historic nuclear weapons deal with US leader Ronald Reagan, and saw his decision to withdraw Soviet forces when the Berlin Wall fell a year earlier as a key to maintaining Cold War peace. After his demise, the world lost a unique preacher of peace.

Uttarakhand CM launched ‘CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’ Scheme.

  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched “Mukhyamantri Udyami Khiladi Unnayan Yojana” on the occasion of National Sports Day.
  • CM Sports Development Fund will be set up to provide financial benefits to the students as per the speedy rules.
  • A sports scholarship of Rs 1500 per month will be given to the budding players in the age group of eight to 14 years.
  • Every year a total of 3900 budding sportspersons will be given scholarships, which will include 1950 boys and 1950 girls.

Qns : Which scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on the occasion of National Sports Day?

Ans : Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched “Mukhyamantri Udyami Khiladi Unnayan Yojana” on the occasion of National Sports Day.

Divita Rai won the title of LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2022.

Divita Rai.
  • The 23-year-old Divita Rai from Karnataka won the prestigious title of LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2022.
  • She was crowned Miss Universe 2021, by Harnaaz Sandhu, in a grand ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the prestigious pageant.
  • Divita Rai will represent India at the 71st Miss Universe pageant, where Harnaz Sandhu was crowned as the winner in year 2021.
  • Divita Rai also participated in the Miss Diva Universe pageant in 2021. Harnaaz Sandhu won the title and she emerged as the 2nd runner-up.

Qns : Who won the title of Miss Diva Universe 2022?

Ans : The 23-year-old Divita Rai from Karnataka won the prestigious title of LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2022.

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket set for launch.

  • NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket, formerly known as Exploration Mission-1, returned to the launch pad on the night of 29th August to take a step closer to a historic lunar mission.
  • On 29 August 2022, NASA intends to launch its brand new Space Launch System (SLS) with the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to host astronauts sitting above the rocket.
  • This will be a significant milestone in the space agency’s initiative to return humans to the surface of the Moon for the 1st time since 1972.
  • Before returning to Earth for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, the SLS giant rocket will propel the crew capsule around the Moon farther than any spacecraft built for humans.

India-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 concluded at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

  • The 13th edition of India-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 concluded at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh on 29th August.
  • The joint military exercise has further strengthened the traditional bond of friendship between the special forces of the 2 countries.
  • This annual exercise is conducted alternately between India & the United States (US).
  • The 21-day joint training provided an opportunity to the special forces of both countries to train in air operations, special operations and counter-terrorism operations in a joint environment under the UN Charter.

Qns : Where was the 13th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 held?

Ans : The 13th edition of India-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 concluded at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh on 29th August.

Linthoi Chanambam wins a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championships 2022.

Linthoi Chanambam the 1st Indian to winning a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championships 2022 in the women’s-57kg category in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

  • Indian judoka Linthoi Chanambam created history by winning a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championships 2022 in the women’s-57kg category in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • The Judo champion from Manipur is the 1st Indian to win a gold at the World Judo Championships in any category.
  • 16-year-old Linthoi Chanambam defeated Brazilian Bianca Reis, Pan-American Junior Champion, in the final with Waza-Ari.
  • Linthoi Chanambam won the national championship in Chandigarh in November 2021 & won a gold medal in 63kg at the Asian Cadet and Junior Championships in Bangkok, Thailand in July.
  • Linthoi Chanambam also won a silver medal at the 2021 Asia-Oceania Junior Championships and a bronze medal at the 2021 Asia-Oceania Cadet Championships.

Qns : Who is the 1st Indian to win a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championship 2022 in the women’s 57kg category?

Ans : Indian judoka Linthoi Chanambam created history by winning a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championships 2022 in the women’s-57kg category in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Supertech Twin Towers in Noida were Demolished

  • Supertech Twin Towers in Noida were Demolished at 2:30 PM on 28 August 2022 (Sunday).
  • The demolition took place in line with the directions of the Supreme Court for violating set rules, building regulations and fire safety norms.
  • The demolition process took less than 10 seconds. Nearly 3,700 kg explosive was used to bring two towers down.

Qns : Why was Noida’s Supertech Twin Towers demolished?

Ans : The twin towers are being demolished due to serious violations of the building code. Noida Authority & Supertech indulged in “nefarious complicity” and ordered the company to demolish the buildings at its own expense under the guidance of the Noida Authority.

National Sports Day : 29 August 2022

India celebrates National Sports Day every year on 29th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.

National Sports day is also dedicated to the nations’ sports heroes and champions, honoring their contribution and dedication towards bringing laurels to the country.

Aim of National Sports Day

The Aim of National Sports day is to raise awareness about the values of sports: discipline, perseverance, sportsman spirit, teamwork, and to encourage public in large to take up sports and make it an integral part of their lives while emphasizing on the importance of being fit and healthy.

National Sports Day 2022

This year, Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry organised – ‘Meet the Champion’ initiative in 26 schools across the country on the occasion of National Sports.

Qns : When is celebrated National Sports Day?

Ans : India is celebrate National Sports Day every year on 29th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.

Women’s Equality Day 2022 : 26th August

Women’s Equality Day 2022 is celebrated on 26th August 2022 all over the world to celebrate women empowerment and equality. Women’s Equality Day 2022 is dedicated to every woman who has dedicated her equal status in this society and to all the women who continue to fight for equality in the society. This day is always celebrated to remember how our society has evolved from not giving equality to men and women to celebrating a day for equality of women.

Theme :

The Day 2022 theme is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

History :

On 26th August 1970, women around the world staged a women’s strike for equality. In 1971, New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug proposed that 26th August be declared Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in honor of the moment when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby made a public announcement guaranteeing American women the right to vote under the nation’s constitution. The 1st formal declaration of Women’s Equality Day was made in the year 1972 on 26th August when former US President Richard Nixon issued Proclamation 4147.

Qns ; When is celebrated Women’s Equality Day?

Ans : Women’s Equality Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 26th August 2022 all over the world to celebrate women empowerment & equality.

Grandmaster Arjun Erigasi wins 28th Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament.

  • In the 28th Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament, Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi defeated Spain’s David Anton Guijarro in the 9th & final round.
  • Grandmaster Arjun Erigasi won the 28th Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament with 7.5 points
  • Grandmaster Arjun Erigasi is ranked 3rd in the live ratings list and has garnered an impressive 35 Elo rating points since the recent Chess Olympiad in India.
  • Arjun Erigasi, Grandmaster of the Masters Chess Tournament in the 28th Dhabi, won 6 matches and 3 other matches were drawn.

Qns : Who wins 28th Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament?

Ans : GM Arjun Erigaisi (India) emerged as the winner of the 28th Abu DDhabi Masters Chess Tournament with 7.5 points. The event took place from 17th to 25th August 2022 in the UAE.

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