Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable of 16 August 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 16 August 2022 covering the following news headlines: Ramsar sites, All India Football Federation, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 107 Gallantry awards, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India
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- World’s Highest Chenab Railway Bridge Inaugurated
- The golden joint of the world’s highest railway bridge over River Chenab was inaugurated. For the first time ever since independence, Srinagar will be linked to the rest of India after the overarch deck on the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge over River Chenab.
- The bridge will be 35 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower. Chenab Bridge was a famous bridge with intricate engineering that had to overcome several challenges.
- The geology, the harsh terrain, and the hostile environment were just a few of the challenges that the engineers and railway officials had to overcome to get to this point.
- Kolkata To Host 23rd Edition Of India International Seafood Show(IISS)
- Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in association with Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) will organize the 23rd edition of the India International Seafood Show (IISS) in Kolkata, the City of Joy from February 15 to 7 next year.
- During 2021-22, India exported 13,69,264 tonnes of marine products valued at US$ 7.76 billion, registering the highest ever exports by value, while shrimp production crossed one million metric tonnes.
- With a multi-pronged strategy, addressing capture fisheries and aquaculture, the export business is likely to achieve US$15 billion over the next five years.
- Arunachal’s 3rd Airport Named ‘Donyi Polo Airport’
- The third airport in Arunachal Pradesh, which is now under construction in Itanagar, the state capital, has been given the name “Donyi Polo Airport” by the Arunachal Pradesh administration.
- According to a representative of the Chief Minister’s Office, the state cabinet adopted “Donyi Polo Airport” as the name of the airport at its meeting. Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, presided over the gathering.
- The name of the only airport in the capital city, according to the official, would represent the long-standing customs and rich cultural legacy of the tribally dominant state and would also reflect the long-standing indigenous respect for the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo) among the populace.
- Kotak Mahindra Bank launched the “Kotak Crème” lifestyle-focused corporate salary account
- Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a lifestyle-focused salary account named “Kotak Cream”. This account will provide an enhanced experience to its clients working in MNCs, Retail, Law Firms, Unicorns, etc.
- The account will be available to all corporates in India and will come with a host of privileges and rewards across lifestyle, travel, healthcare, food, skills, and learning experiences.
- Account holders can also enjoy complimentary airport lounge access and gift Privy League privileges to their family members. Kotak Crème also offers subscriptions to top lifestyle brands offering health and wellness, lifestyle, entertainment, knowledge/learning, and fitness experiences.
- 107 Gallantry awards announced for Armed Forces and CAPF personnel
- The President of India, Draupadi Murmu has approved 107 Gallantry Awards to the personnel of the Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces on the occasion of Independence Day 2022.
- The awards include three Kirti Chakras, 13 Shaurya Chakras, twice Sena Medal (Gallantry), 81 Sena Medal (Gallantry), one Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry), and seven Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).
- Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2022 Announced
- The 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2022 began on 12 August and will end on 30 August.
- Held annually in Australia, the event celebrates the Indian film industry by screening some of the country’s most prominent and acclaimed films, TV shows, and web series.
- The highlight of the festival is the Awards Night, where select awards are presented to the best actors from Indian cinema and the OTT scene from the previous year.
- FIFA suspends All India Football Federation (AIFF)
- The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect for undue influence of third parties, which is a serious violation of FIFA rules.
- The suspension will be lifted once the order sets up a Committee of Administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee are revoked and the AIFF administration gains full control over the AIFF.
- The suspension means that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022™, to be held in India from 11-30 October 2022, cannot currently be held in India as planned.
- Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away
- Veteran stock market investor, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at the age of 62.
- Often referred to as the ‘Warren Buffett of India’ and the Big Bull of Indian markets, Jhunjhunwala had a net worth of $5.8 billion.
- Jhunjhunwala, an investor with a Midas touch, was the 48th richest person in the country.
- Indian American journalist Uma Pemmaraju passes away
- An Indian American journalist, Uma Pemmaraju passed away at the age of 64. She was a part of various shows like The Fox Report, Fox News Live, Fox News Now, and Fox on Trends. He has been honored with several Emmy Awards in his career for investigative reporting and journalism.
- Pemmaraju paved the way for Indian American journalists in the field of investigative reporting by receiving several Emmy Awards over the span of his career. The Big Sisters Organization of America honored her with The Woman of Achievement Award.
- Ramsar sites: 11 more Indian wetlands have got Ramsar recognition
- India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make a total of 75 such sites covering an area of 13,26,677 hectares in the country. 75 Ramsar sites in the 75th year of India’s independence.
- The 11 new sites designated as Ramsar sites include four sites in Tamil Nadu, three in Odisha, two in Jammu and Kashmir, and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
- Indian Railway Protection Force Launched “Operation Yatri Suraksha”
- Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) has launched a pan-India campaign known as Operation Yatri Suraksha.
- Under this initiative, several steps have been taken to provide round-the-clock security to the passengers. To kickstart Operation Yatri Suraksha, RPF launched a month-long pan-India campaign against criminals who robbed passengers in July 2022.
- During the operation, RPF apprehended 365 suspects, who were handed over to the concerned GRP for legal action.
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