VP Venkaiah Naidu presents President’s Colours to Tamil Nadu police.

  • Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu has presented the prestigious President’s Colours to the Tamil Nadu police for their commendable service and many achievements.
  • The President’s Colours is a recognition of services rendered by police personnel during the past 160 years.
  • The Police Department was established in 1856 in Chennai, then known as Madras and in 1859 a police Act for the city was enacted.
  • DG of Tamil Nadu Police: C. Sylendra Babu

UPI records 6 billion transactions in July 2022.

  • Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction has reached 6 billion in July 2022, the highest ever since its inception in 2016.
  • According to data released by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the UPI has reported 6.28 billion transactions amounting to Rs 10.62 trillion.
  • Month-on-month, the volume of transactions was up 7.16% and value increased 4.76%.
  • Year-on-year (YoY), the volume of transactions nearly doubled while value of transactions was up 75%.

West Bengal to carve out seven new districts, number rises to 30.

  • West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee has announced that the state will soon carve out seven new districts.
  • Earlier there were 23 districts in Bengal, after this, West Bengal will have 30 district.
  • Seven new districts: Sunderban, Ichhemati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, and Behrampur.
  • One more district will be named from the Basirhat region.
  • Aim: Smaller units would make governance easier and benefit the people by bringing the administration closer to them.

Government forms task force to monitor monkeypox situation in India.

  • The government has constituted a task force on monkeypox to closely monitor the emerging situation in the country.
  • The task force will provide guidance to the government on expansion of diagnostic facilities in the country and explore emerging trends related to vaccination for the disease.
  • The task force will be headed by Dr V K Paul, NITI Aayog member (health).
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency.

Tata Steel roll out "First in India" seating system for Vande Bharat Expres.

  • The joint military Exercise AL NAJAH -IV between contingents of Indian Army and the Royal Army of Oman has been started at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
  • The contingent of Royal Army of Oman is comprising 60 personnel from the Sultan of Oman Parachute Regiment and the Indian Army is represented by troops from the 18 Mechanised Infantry Battalion.
  • Focus: Counter Terrorism Operations, Regional Security Operations and Peace Keeping Operations.

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