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The Indian politician and former Union Minister and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations who has been chosen to be awarded France's highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'HonneurDr. Shashi Tharoor
The 13th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise which commenced at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) in Himchal Pradesh's Bakloh on August 8Ex Vajra Prahar 2022
The city from which the first flight of Akasa Air to Ahmedabad was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia virtuallyMumbai
The new Chief Vigilance Commissioner who has been sworn on 04 August 2022Shri Suresh N Patel
The freedom fighter and designer of national flag of India to mark whose birth anniversary, the Govt of India has released a commemorative postal stampShri Pingali Venkayya
The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2022 observed from 01 to 07 August 2022Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and Support
The bilateral field training exercise by the armies of India and Vietnam in Chandimandir, Haryana from 01 Aug to 20 Aug 2022VINBAX 2022
The National Rail and Transportation Institute, Vadodara has been converted into a central university with the new nameGati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya
The multinational maritime exercise conducted from July 12 to August 4, around Hawai and Southern California with participation of 26 countries (INS Satpura from India)RIMPAC-22
The 4th Edition of India-Oman Joint Military Exercise held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan from August 01 to 13, 2022AL NAJAH-IV
The team which has won the 2022 UEFA Women's Euro by defeating Germany in the finals in Wembley Stadium, LondonEngland

44th Chess Olympiad

Venue: Chennai (Four Points by Sheraton)

Opening and Closing Ceremony: Jawaharlal Nehru (Chennai)

Dates: From 28 July 2022 to 09 August 2022

Mascot: Thambi (Chess Knight dressed in white)

Open Rankings

RankingCountry
1.Uzbekistan
2.Armenia
3.India-2

Women's Rankings

RankingCountry
1.Ukraine
2.Georgia
3.India

Best Players

  1. David Howell (England)
  2. Oliwia Kiolbasa (Poland)

Gaprindashvili Trophy: India

Next Olympiad: Budapest in 2024

Note: The Indian team in open category were: D. Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, R. Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban Baskaran and Raunak Sadhwani.

Note: The Indian team in Women's category were: Koneru Humpy, D. Harika, R. Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni.


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XXII Commonwealth Games 2022

Venue: Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Motto: Sports is just the beginning

Dates: From 28 July 2022 to 08 August 2022

Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Alexander Stadium

Teams: 72

Mascot: Perry (Bull in reference to Bull Ring market of Birmingham)

Indian Flag bearers at the opening ceremony: Manpreet Singh and P. V. Sindhu

Indian Flag bearers at the closing ceremony: Nikhat Zareen and Sharath Achanta

Medals Tally

#CountryGSBTotal
1.Australia675754178
2.England576653176
3.Canada26323492
4.India22162361
5.New Zealand20121749

India won 6 gold in wrestling, 4 golds in table tennis and 3 each in badminton, boxing and weightlifting.

Next Games: Victoria (Australia) in 2026

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Important Days of August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: 09 August 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1995

Theme: The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge

International Youth Day: 12 August 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2000

Theme: Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages

World Elephant Day: 12 August 2022

Designated by: Patricia Sims and Elephant Reintroduction Programme of Thailand

First observed: 2012

World Humanitarian Day: 19 August 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2009

Theme: #TheHumanRace: A global challenge for climate action in solidarity with the people who need it most

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism: 21 August 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2018


AIFF Player of the Year Award - 2021-22

  • AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year: Sunil Chhetri
  • AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year: Manisha Kalyan
  • AIFF Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year: Vikram Partap Singh
  • AIFF Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year: Martina Thokchom


Shri Jagdeep Dhankar

14th Vice-President of India

Born: 18 May 1951

Birth place: Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan)

Positions held

  • Governor of West Bengal (2019 to 2022)
  • Minstry of State for Parliamentary Affairs (1990-91)


Fortune Global 500 List 2022

Indian Companies in the list

PositionCompany
98Life Insurance Corporation
104Reliance Industries Corporation
142Indian Oil Corporation
190Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
236State Bank of India