PV Sindhu named India's flag bearer at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

  • Olympic medallist, PV Sindhu (badminton player) and Manpreet Singh (Indian men's hockey team captain) were named as the India's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • The Indian men's hockey team has bagged bronze medal under the leadership of Manpreet Singh at the Tokyo Olympics (2021).
  • The Sports Authority of India has also launched a new campaign Create for India to cheer for Team India.

Cambodia, Uzbekistan, and Cote D'Ivoire receive ICC membership status.

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the membership status to three countries, Cambodia and Uzbekistan (Asia), and Cote D'Ivoire (Africa), during the ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham.
  • With this addition, the total number of ICC members take to 108 countries which includes 96 Associates.
  • The total count of Asian countries reached to 25 while Cote D'Ivoire is the 21st country from Africa.

HCL Tech' Roshni Nadar Malhotra becomes the Richest Woman in India.

  • As per the Kotak Private Banking-Hurun list, the chairperson of HCL Technologies, Roshni Nadar Malhotra has been crowned as the wealthiest woman in India with a fortune of Rs 84,330 cr in 2021.
  • Falguni Nayar (founder and CEO of Nykaa) has ranked second richest women in India with a net worth of ₹57,520 cr.
  • Falguni Nayar has also emerged as the richest self-made woman.
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (founder and CEO of Biocon) placed on third with the net worth of ₹29,030 cr.

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy received Churchill Leadership Award.

  • United Kingdom PM, Boris Johnson has presented Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award to Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his efforts at the time of crises.
  • He accepted the award by video link during a ceremony held at London office of Johnson.
  • Churchill leadership award:
    • It was first presented in 2006.
    • Past recipients: Prince Charles, former British PM Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Frauds reported by PSBs reduced to Rs 3,204 crore in FY22.

  • As per the RBI report, the amount involved in fraud cases reported by PSBs has been reduced to Rs 3,204 crore in the last fiscal from Rs 28,884 crore in 2017-18.
  • In 2018-19, a total of 9,092 cases were reported amounting to Rs 26,720 crore
  • In 2019-20, the number of frauds rose to 11,074, involving a monetary value of Rs 21,170 crore.
  • The gross NPAs (non-performing assets) of these banks also reduced to Rs 5,41,750 crore from Rs 6,16,616 crore in 2020-21.

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