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4th July, 2022 Current Affairs

4th July, 2022 Current Affairs
4th July, 2022 Current Affairs

NATIONAL
PM Modi to launch 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter AlluriSitaramaRaju in Andhra Pradesh on July 4

  • Prime Minister NarendraModi will launch the year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter AlluriSitaramaRaju at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow. Prime Minister will also unveil a 30-feet tall bronze statue of AlluriSitaramaRaju.
  • As part of AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, Government is committed to giving due recognition to the contribution of freedom fighters and making people across the country aware of them.
  • Born on 4th July 1897, AlluriSitaramaRaju is remembered for his fight against the British, in order to safeguard the interests of the tribal communities in the Eastern Ghats region. He had led the Rampa rebellion, which was launched in 1922.
  • The government has planned a series of initiatives as part of the year-long celebration. The birthplace of AlluriSitaramaRaju at Pandrangi in Vizianagaram district and Chintapalli Police Station will be restored.
  • The government has also approved the construction of AlluriDhyanaMandir at Mogallu with a statue of AlluriSitaramaRaju in Dhyana Mudra, depicting the life story of the freedom fighter through mural paintings and AI-enabled interactive system.

Centre amends FCRA allowing Indians to receive up to Rs ten lakh without informing Authorities

  • Union Home Ministry has amended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) giving certain relaxations such as allowing relatives to send more money to India freely.
  • The amended rule now allows relatives to send 10 lakh rupees without informing the government. If the amount exceeds, the individuals will now have three months to inform the government against 30-days earlier.
  • The amended rule also gives more time to the organisations to inform the government about opening of bank accounts for utilization of funds received under ‘registration’ or ‘prior permission’ category.
  • A provision where an organisation/individual receiving foreign funds had to declare such contributions every quarter on its official website has also been done away with.

UN projected India’s urban population to be 675 million in 2035

  • According to a UN report, India‘s urban population is expected to reach 675 million in 2035, ranking second only to China‘s urban population of one billion people. The report also noted that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s urban population is once again on track to increase by another 2.2 billion people by the year 2050.
  • According to the World Cities Report 2022 by UN-Habitat, the pandemic only momentarily slowed down urbanization’s rapid pace.
  • According to the report, India’s urban population is expected to reach 675,456,000 in 2035, up from 483,099,000 in 2020, 542,743,000 in 2025, and 607,342,000 in 2030. 43.2 percent of India’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of the year in 2035.
  • The report underlined the need to address urban inequality and climate change, citing “heatwaves in Delhi” and Mumbai’s “overcrowded slums.”

INTERNATIONAL
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on US Supreme Court

  • The United States made history as Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The 51-year-old’s appointment by Democratic President Joe Biden means white men are not in the majority on the nation’s highest court for the first time in 233 years.
  • Four of the justices on the nine-member court are now women, making it the most diverse bench in history — although they all attended the elite law schools of Harvard or Yale.

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2022: 03 July

  • The International Plastic Bag Free Day is held on July 3 around the world to spread awareness that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available. 2022 is the 13th edition of the celebrations.
  • The day is an initiative by Bag Free World for the purpose of getting rid of the single-use of plastic bags around the world and promoting environmental conservation by encouraging us all to stay away from the use of plastic bags and instead look for more eco-friendly alternatives.

ECONOMY
Defence Minister dedicates new manufacturing facilities to nation at BDL in Telangana

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has dedicated to the nation a number of new manufacturing facilities set up at the Bhanur Unit of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in Telangana yesterday. They include a Warhead facility at the Bhanur Unit, a Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker facility at Kanchanbagh Unit.
  • Mr Singh termed the inauguration of the manufacturing facilities as a testament to the commitment of the Defence Public Sector Undertaking towards strengthening the defence sector and realising Prime Minister NarendraModi’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

India sends 15th consignment of 2,500 MT of wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance

  • India has sent the 15th consignment of 2,500 Metric Tonnes(MT) of wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance via the Attari-Wagah border. BalbirMangat, Joint Commissioner, Customs, said that a total of 36,000 MTs of wheat has been sent so far.
  • Out of 50,000 Metric Tonnes which was promised by India, only 14,000 MT is left to be dispatched.

SPORTS
In The Diamond League competition, Neeraj Chopra wins the silver medal

  • At the renowned Diamond League competition in Stockholm , Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won his first-ever medal after breaking his own national mark twice in a month.Chopra had a tremendous throw of 89.94 metres and placed second at the Stockholm Diamond League.
  • Anderson Peters, the current world champion, won the competition with a best throw of 90.31 metres.
  • Chopra beat his own national record of 89.30m, which he had established earlier this month at the PaavoNurmi Games in Turku.
  • Chopra’s greatest competition before the World Championships in Eugene, USA, next month is the prestigious one-day meet in the Swedish capital.
  • Chopra is the first Indian to take home an Olympic gold medal in athletics.
Published date : 06 Jul 2022 06:36PM

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