India ranks 40th in Global Innovation Index of WIPO.

  • As per the 2022 Global Innovation Index of World Intellectual Property Organization, India has climbed to the 40th rank.
  • India was at 46th position in 2021 and at 81st rank in 2015.
  • Switzerland with the score of 64.6, has emerged as the world's most innovative economy for the 12th consecutive year.
  • The second position was secured by the US followed by Sweden, and UK.
  • Other countries: China (11th); Lithuania(39th); Latvia (41st); Bangladesh (102nd); Guinea (132nd, last).

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 13th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2022.

  • Education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated the 13th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2022 in New Delhi.
  • Theme 2022: Education to Employability - Making It Happen.
  • The Summit would look through the NEP lens and focus on how India can become the Skill Capital of the World, using the UN SDG4 as an underlying theme.
  • The two day Summit was conclude with an event VIRASAT The Heritage which honours the exquisite craft of the Indian artisans.

AIFF launches Grassroots Football Development Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The All India Football Federation has launched grassroots football development (GFD) scheme in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Aim: Tap, select and nurture football talents in the age group of 6 to 12 years.
  • GFD committee chairman, Shantanu Pujari has launched this scheme in the presence of CM Pema Khandu and AIFF President, Kalyan Chaubey.
  • The state government would begin this scheme in 100 schools, and physical training teachers of selected schools would be trained by AIFF experts.

Srishti Bakshi wins "Changemaker" award at UN SDG Action Awards.

  • Indian women’s rights activist, Srishti Bakshi was honoured with the ‘Changemaker’ award at UN SDG Action Awards.
  • Reason: For confronting gender-based violence and advocating for safe access to public spaces.
  • This is a flagship of the UN SDG Action Campaign that 'Mobilise, Inspire and Connect' people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet.
  • Other categories awards:
    • Mobilise: SUPvivors say NO MORE
    • Inspire: Masungi Story
    • Connect: CyprusInno

Union cabinet approves 4% hike in DA Under 7th Pay Commission.

  • The Cabinet has increased the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief by 4%, effective July 1, 2022.
  • The additional instalment of DA and dearness relief (DR) is an increase of 4% over the existing rate of 34% of basic pay/pension.
  • The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 12,852.5 crore p.a.
  • The increase in the DA and DR is based on the percentage increase in 12 monthly average of All India CPI for the period ending June, 2022.

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