Daily Current Affairs August 25, 2022

Daily Current Affairs August 25, 2022
Daily Current Affairs August 25, 2022

Daily Current Affairs August 25, 2022

Germany unveils World’s First Hydrogen Train

  • Germany has stepped forward for the green train transport.
  • Germany has unveils world’s First Hydrogen Train line in 2022, which is powered entirely by the hydrogen.
  • Hydrogen train transport is a way to decarbonize the rail sector, to replace the global warming.
  • It is replaces 15 diesel trains.
  • By using hydrogen produced with renewable energy the trains will save 1.6 million litres (more than 422,000 gallons) of diesel fuel a year.
  • Expert says that only “green hydrogen”, produced using renewable energy is carbon-free.

Ameca Robot

  • Ameca is a hardware development based on Engineered Arts, Created by British company
  • Ameca is the world most advanced human shaped robot.
  • Ameca is the world’s most realistic humanoid robot, representing the cutting-edge technology of humanoid robotics.
  • Ameca has a camera in each of its eyes, so it can detect people, track their faces, detect objects such as when a finger is held in front of its face, and therefore react when a hand is held in front of its face.
  • Ameca’s movements are more lifelike than any other robot – its shoulder movements are just like human movements – it can move its hand all the way to the side of its head.

Features of Ameca :

  • Ameca is a combination of limbs and ligaments.
  • It is a actuators and sensor arrays uses cutting-edge technology.
  • Ameca can give fantastic smile and it has the ability to blink eyes as like human do.It can gasp in surprise, scratch its nose, and even have a staring contest with its owner for fun among other high-tech functions.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur launched ‘Azadi Quest’ online educational games

  • Anurag Thakur has launched Azadi Quest is a series of educational online game.
  • Anurag Thakur said that it is an effort by the government of India to acknowledge the contribution of our freedom fighter and unsung heros and the freedom struggle.
  • In past few years India has risen to stand among the top five countries in games.
  • The game sector has grown by 8% in 2020 to 2021. By 2023 it is expected to reach 45 Cores.
  • To entertain, engage and educate this game would be most useful.
  • In ‘Azadi Quest’ the first two series it tells about India’s freedom struggle with fun game.
  • This game was launched in two languages- English and Hindi.
  • This game will be available globally in September 2022.

Vikram Doraiswami has appointed as a UK as India’s High Commissioner in 2022

  • Vikram Doraiswami has appointed as a UK as India’s High Commissioner, which is seen as a significant position given the two nations’ expanding strategic alliance.
  • He also a India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
  • He also served as the Indian Foreign Service officer from the 1992 batch.
  • At May 1994, Vikram K. Doraiswami was appointed Third Secretary in the Indian High Commission in Hong Kong.
  • Vikram K. Doraiswami served as the MEA’s Joint Secretary for the Americas Division from October 2012 to October 2014. In October 2014, he was appointed Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan.
  • Vikram K. Doraiswami was appointed Additional Secretary with responsibility for International Organizations and Summits after being promoted in December 2019.
  • Now he is appointed as a UK as India’s High Commissioner.

Rajesh Verma named as Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu

  • Odisha cadre 1987-batch IAS officer, Rajesh Verma has appointed as the Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu in 2022.
  • He also served as a Principal Secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Principal Secretary of Energy Department, Government of Odisha.
  • He was also appointed as the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Secretary in 2020.
  • Murmu received 6,76,803 votes whereas Sinha secured 3,80,177 votes.
  • Now Droupadi Murmu is the 15th President of India and to her Rajesh Verma was appointed as the Secretary.

Odia scientist Debasisa Mohanty appointed as Director of National Institute of Immunology (NII)

  • NII was established on 24 June 1981, with Prof. M. G. K. Menon as Chairman of its governing body.
  • The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is an autonomous research institute located in New Delhi, under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for research in immunology.
  • It has its origins in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)–World Health Organization (WHO) Research & Training Centre in Immunology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, which was merged with NII in 1982.
  • Odia scientist Debasisa Mohanty appointed as Director of National Institute of Immunology (NII) in 2022.
  • Debasisa Mohanty was born on 30 November 1966. He is an Indian computational biologist, bioinformatician and a staff scientists at the National Institute of Immunology, India.

Awards and Achivement of Debasisa Mohanty:

  • Mohanty received the Samanta Chandrashekhar Award of the Orissa Bigyan Academy in 2005
  • The Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Prize in Life Sciences of Kurukshetra University in 2007.
  • The Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian science awards in 2009.

Former Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi passes away

  • Syed Sibtey Razi was born in 7 March 1939.
  • Syed Sibtey Razi was an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress.
  • On1969 he joined in Uttar Pradesh Youth Indian National Congress.
  • Then he became the leader of Youth Indian National Congress in 1971.
  • He was a member of Rajya Sabah in 1980-1985.then in second term on 1988-1992 and third term on 1992-1998.
  • He also served as a Governor of Assam and Jharkhand.
  • He became the 4th Governor of Jharkhand on 10th December 2004 to till 25th July 2009.
  • He was passed away at the age of 83 on August 2022.

M Venkaiah Naidu Launches A Book ‘New India’ On Death Anniversary Of Arun Jaitley

  • Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu released a book “New India ” on the death anniversary of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley.
  • On the occasion Mr Naidu said, Mr Jaitley dreamt of a new India, strong, stable, prosperous, and peaceful and a forward-looking India.
  • Arun Jaitley was an Indian politician. He served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from 2014 to 2019.
  • In 1989-90 he is a Additional Solicitor General in Government of India
  • 1991 onward is a Member, National Executive in Bharatiya Janata Party
  • In 13 Oct. 1999-30 Sept. 2000 is a Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • On June-Nov. 2012 is a Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011
  • On 26th May 2014 onwards is a Union Cabinet Minister, Finance.
  • He passed away on 24th August 2019

VVS Laxman named as a as India’s interim head coach for Asia Cup

  • The availability of the head coach Rahul Dravid for the Asia Cup was doubt because of coronavirus positive.
  • Due to this VVS Laxman named as a as India’s interim head coach for Asia Cup.
  • Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman is a former Indian international cricketer, and in 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award.
  • Laxman is in charge of National cricket academy in Bengaluru, and he is a familiar most among cricket player.
  • VVS Laxman will be the head coach to the Indian Squad
  • India Squad to play in Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.

Women Equality Day

  • The Fight for women’s suffrage in US was started before the Civil War.
  • Congress has designated August 26, the date the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, as Women’s Equality Day.
  • The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
  • Women’s Equality Day as a day of celebration throughout the country emphasizes the importance of women’s work for democracy

Women’s Equality Day 2022 Theme

  • The theme for Women Equality Day in this year 2022 is “Celebrating Women rights to the vote”.
  • The theme for Women Equality Day in 2021 is Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID -19 worlds.

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