Daily Current Affairs 24 August 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
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PM Modi unveils Asia’s largest pvt hospital in Faridabad
With an aim to boost the availability of modern medical infrastructure in the National Capital Region (NCR) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, Haryana.
- Managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, the super-speciality hospital will be equipped with 2600 beds.
- The hospital, which is being constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs. 6000 crores, will provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the people of Faridabad and the entire NCR region.
HPCL starts work on first cow dung-based compressed biogas project
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) started its first cow dung-to-compressed biogas project in Rajasthan’s Sanchore. Under the GOBAR-Dhan scheme, the plant will utilise 100 tonnes of cow dung per day to produce biogas, which will then be used as automotive fuel.
- The plant is slated to be commissioned in a year. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in Pathmeda.
Chhattisgarh govt plans to set up 300 rural industrial parks in one year
In a move aimed to strengthen the rural economy and make the “gauthan” (cattle shed) a centre of livelihood, the Chhattisgarh government will set up rural industrial parks in the state. In the first year of the project, there will be 300 such parks.
- “The project will be launched on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2,” Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said.
- He said “We are going to start ‘gramin aajeevika parks’, to be known as ‘rural industrial parks’, to develop gauthans as livelihood centres.”
South Korea and U.S. begin their largest military drills in years after North Korea backlash
South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills in years with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness over North Korea’s potential weapons tests.
- The annual summertime exercises, renamed Ulchi Freedom Shield this year and scheduled to end on Sept. 1, came after South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who took office in May, vowed to “normalize” the combined exercises and boost deterrence against the North.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Leading economists see economy clipping 13-15.7% in Q1
Leading economists have pencilled in a high 13-15.7 per cent uptick in the economy in the first quarter of 2022-23 with an upward bias.
- Soumya Kanti Ghosh, the group chief economic adviser at State Bank of India, said he expects the GDP to clip past 15.7 per cent in the first quarter with more chances of the final numbers printing in higher, while Aditi Nayar, the chief economist at the rating agency Icra, said the economy will grow much lower at 13 per cent in the June quarter.
Disney appoints Sajith Sivanandan as head of Hotstar
Disney’s international content and operations group has announced the appointment of Sajith Sivanandan as executive vice-president and head of Disney+ Hotstar, that its video streaming service is known as in India and other Asian markets.
Odia scientist Debasisa Mohanty appointed as Director of NII
Odia scientist, Debasisa Mohanty has been appointed as Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII). Currently, Debasisa is serving as a staff scientist at NII.
- He succeeds Rajesh Verma who is appointed as Secretary to President Droupadi Murmu on August 18th, 2022.
Vikram Doraiswami appointed to UK as India’s High Commissioner
Vikram K. Doraiswami (IFS: 1992), presently High Commissioner of India to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom.
Veteran film producer Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala passes away in Mumbai
Hera Pheri producer and Firoz Nadiadwala’s father Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala has passed away. He died owing to multiple health problems including diabetes and asthma.