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Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable of 1 August 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 1 August 2022 covering the following news headlines: World Breastfeeding Week, Hungarian Grand Prix, International Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games 2022, Paris Olympics 2024.

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  • International News
  • State News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days

International News

  1. Zimbabwe launched gold coins as legal tender to tackle inflation 
  • Zimbabwe has launched gold coins to be sold to the public to reduce runaway inflation further destroying the country’s volatile currency.
  • The unprecedented move was announced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the country’s central bank, to boost confidence in the local currency.
  • The coin is called ‘Mosi-o-Tunya’ which refers to Victoria Falls in the local Tonga language.
  • The coins will have a liquid asset status so that they can be easily converted into cash and traded both locally and internationally. The price of one coin at launch was $1,824.

State News

  1. Kerala leads in hosting legislative sessions in 2021 
  • Kerala, which dropped to eighth place in terms of convening Assembly sessions during the initial COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, regained first place in 2021 with the nation’s longest House session at 61 days.
  • The PRS Legislative Research, a think tank with its headquarters in New Delhi, published the research on the operation of State Assemblies for 2021.
  • Karnataka came in second with 40 sitting days, followed by Tamil Nadu with 34, and Odisha with 43.
  • The guidelines for how legislatures should operate were set forth by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (2000–2002), which was presided over by former Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah.
  • The Houses of State/UT legislatures should convene for at least 50 days a year for those with fewer than 70 members, like Puducherry, and at least 90 days for those with more members.

Awards News

  1. Tamil Nadu Police received President’s color from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
  • Chief Minister M.K. Stalin received the famous “President’s Colours” for the Tamil Nadu Police from M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.
  • The Tamil Nadu Police is one of the very few law enforcement agencies in the country to be awarded the coveted “President’s Colours”. In commemoration of the achievement, Mr. Stalin announced that every police officer in service would receive a medal.

Sports News

  1. Commonwealth Games 2022: Bindiyarani Devi wins silver medal 
  • Another Indian weightlifter, Bindyarani Devi (55kg), has won a silver medal in the women’s 55kg as India continues its medal race at the Commonwealth Games. She lifted a total of 202 kg (86 kg + 116 kg).
  • Nigeria’s Adijat Adenike Olarinoy also erased the Games record in snatch and total effort with a total of 203 kg (92 kg + 111 kg) to win the gold medal. Local favorite Friar Moro finished third with a total weight of 198 kg (86 kg + 109 kg).
  1. Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinch gold medal
  • India’s weightlifter, Achinta Sheuli (73 Kg representative) bagged the gold medal in The Commonwealth Games 2022. The 20-year-old claimed the yellow metal with a combined effort of 313 Kilograms (143kg in snatch and 170kg in clean & jerk).
  • India has been performing exceptionally well in weightlifting as the contingent has already bagged 6 medals in this edition.
  • Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who gave Sheuli a tough competition, ended up as the second-best lifter in the event. He had the best effort of 303kg (138kg 165kg). Canada’s Shad Darsigny was third with a total lift of 298kg (135kg 163kg).
  1. Commonwealth Games 2022: Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first gold medal 
  • India’s daughter, lifter Mirabai Chanu has won Indias first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the women’s 49kg weightlifting category.
  • She put on a total of 201 kg (88 kg + 113 kg) to seal her right to the competition and achieve a Commonwealth Games record in the process.
  • The silver went to Mauritius’s Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranivosoa (172kg) and the bronze to Canada’s Hannah Kaminski (171kg).
  1. Commonwealth Games 2022: Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins Gold in men’s 67 kg weightlifting
  • India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga has won the gold medal in men’s 67 kg weightlifting at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 19-year-old Youth Olympic champion lifted a total of 300 kg (140 kg + 160 kg) to finish first.
  • This is the second gold and fifth medal overall for the country. Samoan weightlifter Waipawa New Ione won the silver medal with a lift of 293 (127 kg + 166 kg) and Nigeria’s Edidiyong Joseph Umofia won the bronze, 290 kg (130 kg + 160 kg).
  1.  ‘Games Wide Open’ unveiled as Paris Olympics 2024 official slogan 
  • The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics unveiled “Games Wide Open” as their official slogan. The 2024 Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
  • The slogan was released with a video promising the Olympics and Paralympics would be “faster”, “higher” and “stronger” – as well as “more inclusive, more brothers, more beautiful.”
  1. England beats Germany in Women’s Euro 2022
  • England claimed their first significant womens football championship by defeating Germany 2–1 in the European Championship final.
  • After failing to successfully clear a corner from Germany, Chloe Kelly scored the game-winning goal on a rebound in the second period of extra time.
  • At Wembley Stadium, goals from Germany’s Lena Magel and England’s Ella Toon tied the score 1–1 after 90 minutes. The result was decided in extra time.
  1. Max Verstappen wins F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the Formula One (F1) 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix 2022.
  • This is his 28th overall race win and 10th win of the 2022 season. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) finished second and George Russell (Mercedes-UK) third.
  1. IOC Commission Athletes’ adds four new members
  • The four new members were appointed by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach. The appointments were made in consultation with Emma Terho, the chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
  • While the focus of the four new members will soon shift to elected positions as the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games approach.

Important Days

  1. World Breastfeeding Week 2022: 1-7 August 
  • World Breastfeeding Week is observed every year to emphasize regular breastfeeding for babies. This year breastfeeding week commences on August 1 while it concludes on August 7.
  • Breastfeeding is extremely crucial for the healthy growth and development of an infant. Breastmilk is the best food for newborn babies. It contains antibodies that aid in preventing several prevalent pediatric ailments.
  • This year’s World Breastfeeding Week, under its theme ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.’ is a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of this year by prioritizing breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies.

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