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GK Current Affairs of 6 August 2022

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Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable for 6 August 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 6 August 2022 covering the following news headlines: Hiroshima Day, Commonwealth Games 2022, Bharat Bill Payment System, LinkedIn, Uttarakhand.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • States News
  • Bankings News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days

International News

  1. Sweden and Finland were approved to join NATO by US Senate
  • With 95 senators voting in favor of the measure, the US Senate conclusively approved Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri cast the only dissenting vote, arguing that the threat posed by China should focus significantly more on European security.
  • Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO has strong support from US President Joe Biden, who in July referred the issue to the Senate for consideration.

States News

  1. Haryana government developed the Cheerag program for EWS Students 
  • The “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)” program was recently introduced by the administration of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  • It was put in lieu of a comparable program started by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda administration in 2007 under Rule 134 A of the 2003 Haryana School Education Rules.
  • According to the plan, government students from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) who attend private schools will receive a free education.
  • Under the Cheerag program, government school children in grades 2 through 12 may enroll in private schools.
  • To qualify, parents’ verifiable annual income must be less than Rs. 1.8 lakh.
  • The state of Haryana will pay back: -Rs 700 for each student in grades two through five, Rs 900 per student in grades six through eight, and Rs 1,100 for each student in grades nine through twelve.
  1. Uttarakhand govt decides to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each district 
  • The Uttarakhand government has decided to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each of the 13 districts of the state. Uttarakhand’s Sanskrit Education Minister, the citizens of these villages will be trained by experts to use the ancient Indian language as a medium of daily communication.
  • Sanskrit teachers will be sent to selected villages to teach the local people how to communicate in the language. Vedas and Puranas will also be taught to help them acquire proficiency in Sanskrit. To be called a “Sanskrit village”, each of these villages would be the center of ancient Indian culture.

Bankings News

  1. New Payment System For NRIs: The BBPS 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposed to allow non-resident Indians (NRIs) to make utility, education, and other bill payments on behalf of their family members residing in India.
  • The payment will be processed through the cross-border inward bill payment facility of the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS).
  • BBPS is a payment system conceptualized by the Reserve Bank of India and operated by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) that helps customers make bill payments digitally and physically through bank branches and business correspondents.

Sports News

  1. Bajrang Punia Wins Gold in Men’s 65kg Category 
  • Bajrang Punia has won his third Commonwealth Games medal and second successive gold medal in the men’s 65kg category.
  • The Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist defeated Canada’s Lachlan McNeil in the final (9-2). He won a silver medal at his first Commonwealth Games in 2014 and then improved his complexion by winning gold at the Gold Coast four years ago.
  1. Wrestler Mohit Grewal Bags Bronze In Men’s Freestyle 
  • Indian wrestler, Mohit Grewal won a bronze medal in men’s freestyle 125kg at Commonwealth Games 2022 by defeating Aaron Johnson of Jamaica. Grewal defeated Johnson 5-0 in the bronze medal match.
  • He won the medal in just three minutes and 30 seconds. Mohit started his campaign with a win against Cyprus’ Alexios Kausalidis in the quarterfinal bout but lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Amarveer Dhesi of Canada.
  1. Indian Grappler Divya Kakran won a Bronze medal 
  • Indian wrestler Divya Kakran won the bronze medal in the women’s 68kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022. In the bronze medal match, Kakran defeated Tiger Lily Cocker Lemali of Tonga via victory by fall in 26 seconds. Kakran won the medal via victory by fall in just 26 seconds.
  • Divya Kakran (born 1998) is a freestyle wrestler from India. Divya has won 60 medals including 17 gold medals in the Delhi State Championship and has won the title of Bharat Kesari eight times.
  1. India’s Deepak Punia won a gold medal in Wrestling 
  • India’s wrestler Deepak Punia won gold in the Commonwealth Games 2022 by defeating Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam 3-0 in the men’s 86kg category in the final.
  • Earlier in the semi-final, Deepak had defeated Alexander Moore of Canada 3-1 and scored the opening points. This is India’s third gold medal in wrestling.
  1. Sakshi Malik Wins Gold in Women’s Wrestling 
  • Star Indian wrestler, Sakshi Malik has won the gold medal in the women’s wrestling freestyle 62kg at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. She defeated Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the final.
  • The 29-year-old defeated England’s Kelsey Barnes 10–0 via technical superiority in the quarterfinals and then 10–0 via technical superiority over Berthe Emilion Etienne Ngole of Cameroon in the semifinals.
  1. Anshu Malik Clinches Silver In Women’s Freestyle 
  • Indian wrestler or wrestler Anshu Malik won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 57kg category in Commonwealth Games 2022.
  • She suffered a 3-7 loss against Adekuoroe of Nigeria in the gold medal match. Malik won the first medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022 wrestling.

Important Days

  1. Hiroshima Day is observed globally on 6th August
  • Hiroshima Day is celebrated on 6 August to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 at the end of World War II.
  • This horrific incident took place on 6 August 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.
  • The day, celebrated at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan, highlights the effects of nuclear wars, honors those killed, discourages nuclear proliferation, and promotes world peace.

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