India emerges as Sri Lanka’s largest bilateral lender.

  • India has overtaken China to emerge as the largest bilateral lender for Sri Lanka.
  • India has provided a total of 968 million US dollars in loans to Sri Lanka in four months of 2022.
  • In the past five years from 2017-2021, China has been the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been the largest multilateral lender in the past five years and disbursed funds amounting to 610 million dollars in 2021.

Saudi becomes India's second-largest oil supplier in August 2022.

  • Saudi Arabia emerged as the second-biggest oil supplier to India after a three-month gap.
  • Saudi Arabia has overtaken the Russia by a thin margin, while Iraq retained the top spot in August 2022.
  • India is the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer, shipped in 863,950 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from Saudi Arabia (up 4.8% from the previous month).
  • UAE has ranked four, while Kazakhstan replaced Kuwait to become fifth oil supplier to India, followed by US.

UP tops chart among states in trials pending in fast-track courts.

  • UP accounts for more than 70% of the 13.81 lakh pending trials in fast-track courts in cases of heinous crimes against women, children and senior citizens.
  • More than 9.33 lakh cases are pending in the fast-track courts of Uttar Pradesh, followed by over 1.4 lakh cases in Maharashtra, 1.06 lakh cases in Tamil Nadu, 71,260 cases in West Bengal and 12,538 cases in Telangana.
  • As many as 3,28,556 cases are pending in the FTSCs across 28 states and Union territories.

Jitendra Singh led Indian delegation at Global Clean Energy Action Forum.

  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will lead the Joint Indian Ministerial official delegation in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
  • The coveted joint convening of the Clean Energy Ministerial CEM13 and Mission Innovation MI-7 will take place from 21st to 23rd of September at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Aim: To bring together thousands of clean energy leaders from across the world to accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment.

Bengaluru FC lifts maiden Durand Cup by defeating Mumbai City FC.

  • Bengaluru FC has defeated Indian Super League (ISL) giants Mumbai City FC by 2-1 to clinch the 131st edition of the Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
  • The goal by Alan Costa in 61st minute gave Bengaluru FC the winning lead against Mumbai.
  • The first edition of the competition was played in 1888.
  • The club is owned and operated by the Mumbai-based company JSW Group and its managing director Sajjan Jindal.

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