Tuesday, August 9, 2022



1.      Point 5140 at Dras sector named as Gun Hill to mark victory of Operation Vijay

·           Point 5140 at Dras, in Kargil sector was christened as “Gun Hill” to commemorate the victory of Indian Armed Forces (IAF) and pay tribute to the sacrifice of the war heroes in “Operation Vijay”.

·           The task of capturing Point 5140, a strategically important mountain peak in the Dras sector, was assigned to 13 JAK Rif(Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Yogesh Kumar Joshi on 17 June 1999.

·           Operation Vijay in 1999 :- The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict was an armed conflict fought between India and Pakistan from May to July 1999 in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LoC). In India, the operation which carried by Indian military to clear out the Kargil sector is called as Operation Vijay.

·           Operation Vijay in 1961 :- The Liberation Day of Goa is celebrated on Dec 19 every year after the Indian Armed Forces liberated it from the Portuguese rule in 1961 and called it ‘Operation Vijay.’ 


2.      Book Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Economy by Sanjaya Baru 

·           A new book titled ‘’The Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Economy: Re-emerge, Reinvest, Re-engage’’ authored by Sanjaya Baru and published by Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd.

·           SanjayaBaru’s 75 Years of Indian Economy is part of a series that looks back at the past 75 years of independent India.



·           The New Book titled “The Light We Carry” authored by Michelle Obama, Former first lady to be released.

·           Other book by Michelle Obama-  ‘Becoming’ was released in 2018.


4.      4th India-Oman Joint Military Ex AL NAJAH-IV

·           The 4th edition of India-Oman joint military exercise AL NAJAH -IV will be held at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan.

·           The previous edition of Ex AL NAJAH was organised at Muscat in 2019.


5.      UNGA Declares Access to Clean & Healthy Environment a Universal Human Right

·           The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/76/L.75 titled “The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment” and declared the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.

·           The resolution was adopted with 161 votes in favour, and 8 abstentions.

·           India voted in favour of the resolution but dissociated itself from an operative paragraph of the text.

·           India pointed out that UNGA resolutions do not create binding obligations.

·           China, Russian Federation, Belarus, Cambodia, Iran, Syria, Kyrgyzstan and Ethiopia are the states that abstained from voting.

·           The resolution has been five decades in the making, with its origins dating back to the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, according to the U.N. Environment Programme.

·           The resolution was prepared by five member states: Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland.

·           One of the major results of the Stockholm conference was the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme.

·           Similarly, on 28th July 2010, the UNGA recognised the right to water and sanitation through its resolution.


6.      SEBI postpones new MF Nomination Rules to Oct 1; Imposes Rs 3 Lakh penalty on BSE

·           The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has postponed the implementation of new rules on nomination for mutual fund investors till October 1, 2022 which were supposed to come into force from August 1, 2022.

·           SEBI also imposed a penalty of Rs 3 Lakh on BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) Ltd for indirectly engaging in works that were unrelated to its activities as a stock exchange without the approval of SEBI.

·           SEBI SEBI was constituted as a non-statutory body on 12th April 1988 and later it was established as a statutory body in 1992.Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra


7.      Savitri Jindal become Asia’s richest woman 

·           According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Savitri Jindal (India) became Asia’s richest woman by surpassing Yang Huiyan (China) due to the property crisis in China.

·           Savitri Jindal has a USD 11.3 billion fortune in the Jindal Group. She is India’s richest woman and the 10th-richest person in India of about 1.4 billion. 

8.      Hungarian Grand Prix 2022

·           The world championship leader Max Verstappen (team Red Bull) won the Hungarian Formula one (F1) Grand Prix 2022.

·           The 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydíj 2022) was a Formula One motor race held in July 2022 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary over a distance of 70 laps.

·           Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (team Mercedes) finished second in the race.


9.      World Champion Sebastian Vettel announces retirement from F1

·           Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver who competes in F1 for team Aston Martin.

·           His Last F1 victory was the Singapore Grand Prix in 2019.

·           He became the youngest to win an F1 race in 2007 at the Italian Grand Prix.

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