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Current Affairs of September 2022

The country which has granted citizenship to the former US computer intelligence consultant, Edward SnowdenRussia
The senior advocate of the Supreme Court who has been appointed the 15th Attorney General of IndiaShri R. Venkataramani
The retired General Officer who has been appointed as the next Chief of Defence Staff (a vacancy created by the death of General Bipin Rawat in Dec 2021)Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM
The well-known woman cricketer who has announced her retirement from all forms of cricketJhulan Goswami
The veteran Bollywood actress who has been chosen to be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2020Asha Parekh
The international airport in Chandigarh has been renamed after the well-known freedom fighterBhagat Singh
The former Indian hockey player who has been chosen to be the President of sports federation Hockey IndiaDr. Dilip Tirkey
The Solapur based private sector bank whose license has been cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India thus prohibiting it from acceptance and repayment of deposits Laxmi Co-operative Bank
The Indian author who has been awarded Hermann Kesten Prize by the PEN Centre in Germany’s DarmstadtMs. Meena Kandaswamy
The state which has notified establishment of India's first Dugong Conservation Reserve to be created in Palk Bay, Indian OceanTamil Nadu
The initiative launched by Israeli embassy in Ghaziabad, in collaboration with NGO Khushii, and aimed at spreading awareness about menstrual health and hygiene is namedProject Saaras
The venue of National Conference of Ministers of Environment, Forest and Climate Change held from 23 to 24.09.2022 inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiEkta Nagar, Gujarat
The Gujarati language film directed by Pan Nalin which has been chosen to be official Indian entry for Best International Feature Film at 95th Academy Awards 2023Chhello Show
The Indian scientist, industrialist and chairperson of Piramal Enterprises who has been conferred the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by the French GovernmentMs. Swati Piramal
The well-known comedian, actor and politician who passed away on 21.09.2022 Raju Srivastav
The team which has won the Durand Cup 2022 football tournament defeating Mumbai City in the finalsBengaluru
The chess player from Bengaluru who has become the 76th Grandmaster from IndiaPranav Anand
The Sri Lankan cricketer who has announced retirement from all forms of cricketRobin Uthappa
The city in Uttar Pradesh which has been nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital for 2022-2023 at the 22nd Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Samarkand, UzbekistanVaranasi
The sixth edition bilateral maritime exercise between Indian and Japanese Navy on 11 Sept 2022 was namedJIMEX-2022
The biennial multilateral (more than 20 countries including India) maritime exercise hosted by Royal Australian Navy from 12 to 24 Sep 2022 is named Kakadu 2022
The well-known actor of Telugu cinema and former Union Minister from 2000 to 2004, who passed away on 11 September 2022U.V. Krishnam Raju
The river over which India's longest rubber dam, Gayaji Dam, was inaugurated by the Bihar CM Shri Nitish KumarFalgu river
The former Chief Justice of India with the shortest tenure as CJI for 17 days, who passed awayon 08 September 2022Justice Kamal Narain Singh
The Bhojpuri folk dance 'Naach' artist and recipient of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, who passed away on 07 Sep 2022Ramchandra Manjhi
The boat from Pallathuruthy Boat Club, Alappuzha which has won the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022 (not held in 2020 and 2021)Mahadevikaad Kaatil Thekkethil
The Indian writer, archaeologist and the former Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who passed away on 10 Sep 2022Shri Braj Basi Lal
The new centrally sponsored scheme for upgradation and development of more than 14500 Schools across the country launched by the Central Government is namedPM Shri
The route from Rashtrapathi Bhavan to National Stadium through India Gate known as Rajpath has been renamed as Kartavya Path
The leader of the Conservative Party who has assumed the office of the Prime Minister of United Kingdom on 06 September 2022Mary Elizabeth Truss
The former President of the United States who has been awarded the Emmy Award for his narration in Netflix documentary Our Great National Parks Barack Obama
The key focus of Rashtriya Poshan Maah being observed from 01 to 30 Sep 2022Mahila aur Swasthya and Baccha aur Shiksha
The businessman and former Chairman of Tata Group who passed away in a road accident on 04 Sep 2022Cyrus Mistry
The port at which India's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was commissioned on 02 September 2022Kochi
India's first indigenous vaccine against cervical cancer developed by Serum Institute of India IN coordination with Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is namedCERVAVAC
The multilateral strategic and command exercise (with participation of India and several other countries) held at the training grounds of the Eastern Military District of Russia from 01 to 07 September 2022 was namedExercise Vostok 2022

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

21.04.1926 - 08.09.2022

Queen of U.K. from 06 February 1952 to 08 September 2022

Predecessor: King George VI (father)

Successor: King Charles III (eldest son)

Longest serving British monarch with 70 years and 214 days on throne.


Lead the Competition Latest Video


US Open 2022

Edition: 142nd

TitleWinnerRunner-up
Men's SinglesCarlos Alcaraz (Spain)Casper Rudd (Norway)
Women's SinglesIga Swiatek (Poland)Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
Men's DoublesRajeev Ram (USA) and Joe Salisbury (United Kingdom)Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands) and Neal Skupski (UK)
Women's DoublesBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Rep.)Caty Mcnally and Taylor Townsend (USA)
Mixed DoublesStorm Sanders and John Peers (Australia)Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France)


Important Days of September 2022

International Day of Charity: 05 September 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2013

Note: 05 September is the death anniversary of Mother Teresa.

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: 07 September 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: The Air We Share

International Literacy Day: 08 September 2022

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 1966

Theme: Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2022

Designated by: International Association for Suicide Prevention

First observed: 2003

Theme: Creating Hope through Action

International Day of Democracy: 15 September 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2008

Theme: Protecting Press Freedom for Democracy

International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer: 16 September 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1995

World Patient Safety Day: 17 September 2022

Designated by: WHO

First observed: 2019

Theme: Medication Safety

Slogan: Medication without Harm

International Day of Peace: 21 September 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1982

Theme: End Racism, Build Peace

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: Sign Languages Unite Us

International Day for total elimination of Nuclear Weapons: 26 September 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2014

World Tourism Day: 27 September 2022

Designated by: UNWTO General Assembly

First observed: 1980

Theme: Rethinking Tourism

World Rabies Day: 28 September 2022

Designated by: Global Alliance for Rabies Control

First observed: 1980

Theme: One Health, Zero Death

International Day for Universal Access to Information: 28 September 2022

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 2016

Theme: Artificial intelligence, e-governance and access to information

World Maritime Day: 30 September 2022

Designated by: International Maritime Organisation

First observed: 1978

Theme: New technologies for greener shipping

International Translation Day: 30 September 2022

Designated by: Federation of International Translators and UN General Assembly

First observed: 1953 (By FIT) and 2020 (by UN)


Right Livelihood Awards 2022

Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman for promoting peace, demilitarisation and human rights in Somalia in the face of terrorism and gender-based violence.

Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) for building sustainable democratic institutions in Ukraine and modelling a path to international accountability for war crimes.

Cecosesola (network of community organisations) of Venezuela for establishing an equitable and cooperative economic model as a robust alternative to profit-driven economies.

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) for their courageous work for climate justice and community rights violated by extractivist energy projects in Uganda.


Global Innovation Index 2022

Released by: World Intellectual Property Organisation

#Country#Country
1.Switzerland11.China
2.United States40.India
3.Sweden85.Sri Lanka
4.United Kingdom87.Pakistan
5.Netherlands102.Bangladesh

National Tourism Awards 2018-19

Best State/U.T. Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

1. Uttarakhand 2. Maharashtra 3. Telangana

Best Tourist Friendly Airport in Class X Cities: Kolkata

Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station: Secunderabad

Best Heritage City: Ahmedabad


Introduction of Cheetah in India

Released on: 17 Sep 2022

Number of cheetahs brought: 08 (5 female and 3 male)

Country from which they were brought: Namibia

National Park in which introduced: Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district

Cheetah was declared extinct from India in: 1952

Scientific name of cheetah introduced in India: Acinonyx jubatus jubatus

Scientific name of cheetah extinct from India: Acinonyx jubatus venaticus

Names of cheetahs: Aasha, Sasha, Siyaya, Tbilisi and Savannah (females), Freddie, Elton and Oban (males)


Human Development Index 2022

Released by: UNDP

Total number of countries ranked: 191

RankCountryRankCountry
1.Switzerland79.China
2.Norway127.Bhutan
3.Iceland129.Bangladesh
4.Hong Kong132.India
5.Australia161.Pakistan


Asia Cup 2022

Hosts: UAE

Dates: From 28 August 2022 to 11 September 2022

Teams: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Winners: Sri Lanka (6th title)

Runners-up: Pakistan

Player of the series: Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most runs: Mohammad Rizwan (281) (Pakistan)

Most wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (11) (India)



Abbreviations in News

PM SHRI: PM ScHools for Rising India

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