Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India.

  • President, Droupadi Murmu has approved the appointment of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India for three months.
  • He will replace CJI Justice N V Ramana, who will retire on 26th August 2022.
  • He was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court (SC) in August 2014.
  • He will be the second CJI to be directly elevated to SC from the Bar, after Justice S.M. Sikri (13th CJI).
  • He was enrolled as an Advocate by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1983.

Russia successfully launches Iran's satellite into orbit.

  • A Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite named Khayyam, into orbit by the Soyuz rocket from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.
  • The name of satellite was named after Omar Khayyam, a Persian scientist who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries.
  • The satellite fitted with high-resolution camera will be used for environmental monitoring and will remain fully under its control.

IDFC FIRST Bank joins hands with LetsVenture to support startups.

  • IDFC FIRST Bank and LetsVenture have partnered to support the startup ecosystem by providing curated products and solutions to startups (founders and investors).
  • IDFC FIRST Bank provides customised solutions to start-ups under its FIRST WINGS programme.
  • With this, it makes IDFC FIRST Bank a preferred banker to all startups on LetsVenture's Scalix.
  • LetsVenture's Scalix is a newly launched platform that supports the startUp ecosystem.
  • IDFC FIRST CEO: V. Vaidyanathan

RBI issues Digital lending norms to curb malpractices.

  • RBI has issued the regulatory framework to make digital lending safe for customers.
  • The RBI has mandated that digital loans must be credited directly in the bank accounts of borrowers and not through any third party.
  • Any fees, charges, payable to Lending Service Providers in the credit intermediation process shall be paid directly by Regulated Entities and not by the borrower.
  • Automatic increase in credit limit without explicit consent of borrower is prohibited.

Manisha Kalyan, Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Footballers of the Year 2021-22.

  • National captain Sunil Chhetri has been named the AIFF Men's Footballer of the Year for the seventh time, while Manisha Kalyan named the AIFF women's footballer for the 2021-22 season.
  • Chhetri and Kalyan were nominated as the winners by their respective national team coaches Igor Stimac and Thomas Dennerby.
  • He is the third highest goal scorer among active international players.
  • Emerging Footballer of the Year:
    • Women: Martina Thokchom
    • Men: Vikram Partap Singh

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