Jun 24, 2022




  • Delhi Airport Becomes India's 1st to Run Entirely on Hydro and Solar Energy. Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power for its consumption needs from 1st June 2022, to run entirely on a combination of these forms of green energy. The majority of the consumption is hydro dependent. This reduces energy emissions by 2 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide per year which would satisfy the airport's goal to achieve the 'Net Zero Carbon Emissions Airport' target by 2030.




  • IAEA Launches ISEMIR for Workers Safety to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new database of the Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR), that targets workers in industrial processes involving naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), which can be termed as ISEMIR-N.




  • RBI reports India's CAD of 1.2% of GDP in FY22 on widening trade deficit; Bars Credit Lines for PPIs. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released data on India's balance of payments (BoP) for the fourth quarter (Q4), i.e., January-March 2021-22/FY22. As per it, India's current account deficit (CAD) decreased to US$ 13.4 billion (1.5% of GDP) in Q4:FY22 from USS 22.2 billion (2.6% of GDP) in Q3:FY22 due to a wider trade deficit.


  • Centre Mandates 3-year Health Insurance Plan for Surrogate Mothers. As per the new surrogacy rules issued by the Government for the benefit of Surrogate mothers, couples who wish to become parents through surrogacy must buy 3-years (36 months) health insurance plans for surrogate mothers. The couple who wants surrogacy should be married for more than 5 years. According to the new surrogacy rules, the 36 months health insurance for surrogate mothers should be availed from an insurance company or an agent recognized by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).


  • Karnataka Bank Introduces Online SB Account Opening Facility Using 'Video Based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)'. Karnataka Bank has launched an online savings bank (SB) account opening facility via the 'Video-based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)'. This V-CIP facility will elevate the customer experience by eliminating the need for a customer's physical presence at the branch to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process.


  • AU Small Finance Bank Introduces Industry First Customizable Credit Card, "AU Bank LIT". AU Small Finance Bank, the largest Small Finance Bank (SFB) in India, has introduced an innovative credit card called "AU Bank LIT" (Live-It-Today), which combines the features of multiple credit cards into a single card, ushering in a new revolution in the credit card landscape. Cardholders can choose the features they want and the time period they choose with the AU Bank LIT Credit Card. With the LIT Credit Card, the bank will be better able to meet the evolving needs of a generation of informed, tech-savvy customers.


  • Liberty General Insurance Partners with Peerless Financial Products Distribution. Liberty General Insurance (LGI) has entered into a corporate agency agreement with Peerless Financial Products Distribution Limited (PFPDL) to enable the distribution of Liberty's retail and commercial line of products through Peerless' network of 42 branches across India.


  • Airtel Payments Bank & Muthoot Finance Partners to Offer Gold Loans on Airtel Thanks App. Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Muthoot Finance to offer gold loans through the Airtel Thanks app. This will add to the Airtel Payments Bank's digital banking products portfolio and will enable easy credit access for its customers. Under this partnership, Muthoot Finance will provide up to 75% of the pledged gold value as a loan and there will be no processing charge on the loan. The customers can also get doorstep disbursals for loan amounts of Rs 50,000 and above. This partnership will provide access to secured and affordable credit to customers looking for quick liquidity against their gold assets.




  • India's Communication Satellite NSIL' GSAT-24 successfully launched by Arianespace from French Guiana. The New Space India Limited's (NSIL), GSAT (Geosynchronous Satellite) -24 satellite was successfully launched through Ariane-5 Rocket/Ariane Flight VA257 by French company Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre, in Kourou, French Guiana in South America. GSAT24 is built by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for NSIL.




  • India Hosts Asian Track Cycling Championships (ATCC) 2022 in New Delhi, Delhi ; Japan Tops Overall Medal Tally. The Asian Track Cycling Championships (ATCC) 2022, the 41st Senior, 28th Junior Asian, and 10th Para Track Cycling Championships. The ATCC, a flagship event of the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has been awarded to India. The event was organized by the Cycling Federation of India at the Indoor Cycling Velodrome of the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi.


  • India Finished with Nine Senior Medals. Ronaldo Singh of India won a historic silver medal in the men's sprint at the Asian Track Cycling Championship (ATCC) 2022. Ronaldo also celebrated his 20th birthday on the same day. It was India's first-ever individual silver medal at the Asian meet and Ronaldo Singh's third medal in the 2022 championships. On the last day, Chayanika Gogoi won bronze in the 10 km women's scratch race, giving India a total of nine medals in the senior category- 1. silver and 8 bronze.


  • Olympic Qualifier Asian Track Cycling Championships (ATCC) 2022. The world cycling governing body, and it also serves as a qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The points scored at this event will count toward the cyclists' qualification for the Olympics in 2024. After the 2013 and 2017 editions, India has hosted the championship for a third time in 2022. This is the first time India to host para track cycling events as part of the Asian event.


  • Gurunaidu Sanapathi Become India's 1st weightlifter to Win Gold Medal - 2022 IWF Youth World Championships. 16-year-old Gurunaidu Sanapathi, from Andhra Pradesh (AP), has won the gold medal at the 55 Kg Men event at the 2022 IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) Youth World Championships, held from 11th to 18th June 2022 in Leon, Mexico. He became the first Indian weightlifter to win a Gold Medal at the IWF Youth World Championships. He won the gold medal with a total effort of 230 kg - 104kg (snatch) and 126kg (Clean & Jerk) in the 55 Kg Men's category.




  • International Olympic Day 2022. International Olympic Day is annually observed across the world on 23rd June as a day to promote the Olympic Movement. The day also celebrates the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Sorbonne, Paris, on 23rd June 1894, where the Olympic games were revived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The theme of 2022 International Olympic Day is "Together, For a Peaceful World" and it is accompanied by Move for Peace and Olympic Day. Together, For a Peaceful World was introduced as a new pillar of the Olympic Day.

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