20 Important Current Affairs 28 August | Weekly Current Affairs

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20 Important Current Affairs 28 August

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1. Who has recently become the first Indian psychologist to be inducted into the US Heritage Wall of Fame?

Answer : Currently Professor Ramadhar Singh of Amrit Modi School of Management, Ahmedabad University has been recognized on the 'Heritage Wall of Fame' of the United Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for his outstanding contributions to social psychology and management. He is the only psychologist or to be precise social psychologist from India who is honoured with this.

2. Where did PM Modi inaugurate '2G Ethanol Plant' recently?

Answer : On Wednesday, honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has inaugurated 2nd generation or 2G ethanol plant on the occasion of World Biofuel Day at the Panipat refinery of  the Indian Oil Corporation in Haryana. During the inauguration, the Prime Minister said that "the plant will not only help reduce air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, but also generate additional income and green energy".

3. James Marape recently became the new Prime Minister of which country?

Answer : James Marape has been re-elected as 11th prime minister of Papua New Guinea after a violent election period that lasted nearly six weeks. Papua New Guinea is located in Oceania and it is an independent state although the country has a monarch and that is Elizabeth-II because it was under British colony. The capital of this country is Port Moresby and currency is Kina.

4. Recently which former Indian cricketer has been appointed as the head coach of 'Nepal Cricket Team'?

Answer : Manoj Prabhakar who is a former cricketer of  India, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Nepal Men's National Team by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). He also served as the head coach of three teams of Ranji Trophy. He has also served as bowling coach of Afghanistan. 

5. Who recently organized and hosted the virtual meeting of the 'Asian Regional Forum'?

Answer : Recently The Election Commission of India hosted and organized the meeting of the Asian Regional Forum through virtual platform in New Delhi. And the theme of this forum is "Making Our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative". 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) was formed in January 25th, 1950 by the article 324 of Indian constitution. It is a independent as well as permanent body of constitution and it comes under the Ministry of Law and Justice of Indian government. Currently Rajiv Kumar (IAS) is the Chief Election Commissioner of India and Anup Chandra Pandey is the Election Commissioner of India. Sukumar Sen who was the first Election commissioner of India.

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6. Who recently launched the 'Him Drone-a-thon' program to develop drone based solutions?

Answer : On 8th August Indian Army launched the program of 'Him Drone-a-thon' with help of the Drone Federation of India. The Indian Army said on the occasion that the initiative or program will encourage Make in India in defense manufacturing and will provide an ecosystem for drone manufacturing and capabilities to meet the needs of frontline troops.

Drone Federation of India (DFI) is a non-profit, non-government and industry led organization which promotes and tries to build a safe as well as scalable unmanned aircraft (UAV) industry in India. It is formed recently in 02 December 2019 and Smit Shah is the recent chairman of it. 

7. Chandigarh International Airport has recently been named after whom?

Answer : Punjab and Haryana have jointly announced that Chandigarh International Airport will be renamed Bhagat Singh International Airport. Chandigarh International Airport is located in Chandigarh and Mohali, Punjab, India and it became operational from 2015, 19 October. 

8. Indian Air Force will participate in the bilateral exercise ‘Udarashakti’ organized by which country?

Answer : Recently a cohort of the Indian Air Force has visited for Malaysia to take part in the bilateral exercise of "Udarashakti" which is organised by Malaysia . The motive behind this exercise is strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries and enhance defense cooperation. 

Malaysia is a south-east Asian country and the capital of this country is Kuala Lumpur which is also a largest city of Malaysia. The currency of this country is Ringgit. Currently Ismail Sabri Yaakob is the prime minister of Malaysia.

9. Who recently won the final match of 'UEFA Super Cup 2022'?

Answer : Real Madrid became UEFA Super Cup 2022 champions by defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0. By winning this tournament, they became fifth time champions. 

Union of European Football Association (UEFA) was formed in 15 June 1954, Switzerland, it is a parent organization of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and current the headquarter of Union of European Football Association (UEFA) is in Nyon, Switzerland.

10. Who is hosting Asia Cup 2022?

Answer : Sri Lanka is hosting Asia Cup 2022 in UAE. From 27 August 2022 Asia Cup has been started by a cricket match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Although Sri Lanka is the host country but they can not organised it in their country because of their recent economic crisis and condition, so Asia Cup shifted from Sri Lanka to United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2022 Asia, one of the most interesting matches is going to held between India vs Pakistan (Ind vs Pak). India and Pakistan's first match is going to start in 28 August 2022. 

Asia Cup was started or established in 1983 by Asian Cricket Council to promote goodwill and cricket environment between Asian countries. Current India team won most of the Asia cup. India is 7th time campion of Asia Cup and Sri Lanka is the second most successful team. 

11. When has World Organ Donation Day been celebrated recently?

Answer : Recently 13 August 2022, World Organ Donation Day has been celebrated to promote awareness about organ donation. The theme of 2022's World Organ Donation Day was "let’s pledge to donate organs and save lives"

In 1990, Dr. Joseph Murray was awarded a prestigious award (a noble prize) for physiology and medicine for his contribution to organ transplantation. The world's first organ donor was Ronald Lee Herrick, he donated his one kidney to his twin brother. 

12. Who launched the SMILE-75 initiative recently?

Answer :  The SMILE-75 initiative has been launched by Dr. Virendra Kumar on 12 August, 2022 in New Delhi. Currently Dr. Virendra Kumar is a Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment and he has launched this initiative at Rain Basera which is a shelter home, located in near Nizammudin Metro Station. 

Under the SMILE-75 initiative,  municipal corporations (exact seventy five municipal corporations), several NGOs and others will cover several welfare measures such as provision of medical facilities, Education, skill development, rehabilitation, economic linkages with other government schemes, etc. 

13. India's first underwater metro will be inaugurated in which city?

Answer : India's first underwater metro will be inaugurated in Kolkata city by building 33 meters metro lines below the Hooghly River and it includes twin tunnels which will cross the Hooghly River for approximately 500 metres. It is being build to extend Kolkata's East-West corridor by , Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC). 

14. Recently who will receive the highest civilian award in France?

Answer : Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor will be conferred with France's highest civilian award 'Chevalier de la L├ęgion d'honneur'. The French government will honor him for his writings and speeches. This award was instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. 

15. Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia, has recently started where?

Answer : Asia's oldest football tournament Durand Cup begins its 131st edition in Kolkata. This tournament has started from 16 August 2022. Rajnath Singh, the Union Defense Minister of India and Army Chief General Manoj Pandey has attended the inaugural match at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal.

Durand Cup was first held in 1888 in Shimla and it is a competition of annual domestic football in India. It is one of the oldest football tournaments in the world, exactly 3rd oldest tournament in the world, and Asia's oldest tournament. 

16. Which city will host the second edition of the North East Olympics 2022 Games?

Answer : Shillong which is a city as well as the capital of Meghalaya will host the second edition of the North East Olympics 2022 Games and it will be held from 30 October to 6 November, 2022. The 1st edition was held in 2018 in Manipur. In 2020 edition, there will be total 18 disciplines such as , Boxing, Football, Judo, Karate, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Taekwondo, Tennis, Wushu, Cycling, Golf, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. 

17.  FIFA recently suspended which country's football federation?

Answer :  Recently FIFA has suspended India or to be precise its football organization, the All-India Football Federation for "undue influence from third parties". The Bureau of the FIFA council which has recently passed a judgement over this issue and stripped All-India Football Federation of its rights to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 which will be held in India from 11 October to 30 October. 

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was formed in 1904 and it was founded at Paris, France. It is a international body of football association. The headquarter of it is in Zurich, Switzerland and current its president is Gianni Infantino and its Secretary General is Fatma Samoura.

18. Who recently launched India's first friendship start-up for senior citizens?

Answer : Recently Industrialist Ratan Tata has launched a start-up called 'Goodfellows' for for senior citizens of India with an aim to encourage inter-generational friendship. Shantanu Naidu, a 28 years old MBA student from from Cornell University, was founded the start-up Goodfellows. Currently he is a general manager at the office of Mr. Tata. 

Tata group, formed in 1868 and its founding father was Jamsedji Tata, is a multinational private company and currently Ratan Tata is the owner of this company and its chainman is  N. Chandrasekaran and its headquarter is in Mumbai. 

19. Who is the new climate chief of the United Nations recently?

Answer : On 15 August, 2022, Antonio Guterres who currently is the Secretary General of the United Nations has announced Simon Steele as the new climate chief of the United Nations. Simon Steele is from Grenada which is county of Caribbean island. Antonio Guterres on the occasion called him a true champion of creative approaches to the global climate crisis".

20. Which state government has recently announced Dahi Handi as a sport?

Answer : Maharashtra or the government of Maharashtra on the occasion of Janmashtami, by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, announced that Dahi Handi will be consider as a sport. Pro-Dahi Handi will be introduced during the time of Pro-Kabaddi.

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