10 Topic of Weekly Current Affairs
India’s first bio village facility in Daspura Tripura
The Tripura government has established India’s first bio village in the state’s Daspura village. Daspura Bio-Village has developed as a village where 64 families completely dependent on agriculture and fishing. The village has been transformed with all residents following a nature-based lifestyle and livelihood.
National Games 2022
Union Home Minister Amit Shan unveiled the mascot and anthem for the 36th National Games in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Saavaj is a Gujarati word used for lion or lion cub. Saavaj has been chosen as the mascot for the 36th National Games to be held in Gujarat.
The government renamed the lawns of Rajpath and Central Vista
The central government has decided to rename the historic Rajpath and Central Vista Lawn as Kartavya Path before they open after redevelopment as part of Central Vista Avenue. After being under renovation for nearly 20 months, Central Vista Avenue will open on September 8, 2022. The avenue is part of the larger Central Vista project, including a new parliament building.
Liz Truss is the new British Prime Minister
Liz Truss was elected as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain, defeating Rishi Sunak. Truss sacked Boris Johnson and the third UK woman to take office as prime minister. Liz Truss’s victory comes after a tough race for the prime ministerial seat amid a leadership crisis in the Conservative Party.
India’s first intranasal COVID vaccine
Bharat Biotech has received emergency use authorization for India’s first needle-free intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. The approval of the first intranasal vaccine by DCGI marks a significant milestone in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II of England dies
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s oldest monarch and Britain’s longest reigning monarch died today, September 8, 2022, at 96. Buckingham Palace confirmed news of her passing in a formal statement that read: “The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral.”
UNDP Human Development Index 2021
India continued its decline in the UNDP Human Development Index 2021, ranking 132nd out of 191 countries. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released a detailed report ranking countries worldwide based on factors that measure human development.
Indian Air Force Base in Ladakh
The Indian Air Force plans to develop a new air base in Ladakh amid the ongoing confrontation with China in the eastern sector of Ladakh. The Indian Air Force had approached the National Wildlife Board for approval to establish a new air base. The proposal to develop a new IAF air base in the Ladakh region was first raised in December 2022 following a clash with Chinese PLA troops in Galwan.
Neeraj Chopra won gold in the Diamond League final
The Olympic champion from India continued her golden run by adding another feather to her cap on Thursday. Neeraj won the coveted Diamond League final in Zurich by securing a gold medal with a throw of 88.44m. In screenplay history, she beat out Jakob Wadlesch from the Czech Republic and Julian Weber from Germany.
Maitree Super Thermal Power Project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have jointly unveiled the Maitree super thermal power project. Maitri Super Thermal Power Project is a 1,320 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Rampal, Khulna.