1) In a major boost to India’s capability to tackle aerial threats from both China and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has started deploying its S-400 air defence missile system in the Punjab sector.
▪️Indian Air Force:-
➨Founded – 8 October 1932
➨Headquarters – New Delhi
➨Commander-in-Chief – President Ram Nath Kovind
➨Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

2) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2021 in the Steel Sector by the Institute of Directors. SAIL has been the winner of this award for successive three years.
➽ Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) :-
Chairman – Soma Mondal
Headquarters – New Delhi,
Founded – 19 January 1954

3) The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the ‘Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ with a voice vote to rectify a drafting “anomaly” created by a 2014 amendment to the parent legislation.

4) Haryana government had started ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports in the state, under which sports nurseries would be started in government, private educational institutions and private sports institutions.
➨Governor :- Bandaru Dattatraya
➨CM – Manohar Lal Khattar
➨Haryana Government has decided to develop Pipli in Kurukshetra as a world-class tourist hub.

5) Defence Research and Development Organisation’s R&D lab conducted a flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity (CADS-500).
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-
➠ Founded – 1958
➠ HeadQuarter – New Delhi
➠ Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy

6) Indian shooter Avani Lekhara won the “Best Female Debut” honour at the 2021 Paralympic Awards for her record-breaking gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
➨ The 20-year-old from Jaipur, who sustained spinal cord injury in a car accident in 2012, won the gold in the women’s 10m Air Rife Standing SH1 event earlier this year.

7) The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) under the Central ministry of commerce has accepted the plea to rename Bihar Makhana as Mithila Makhana and also suggested further amendments in the brand logo to better reflect its origins apart from identifying and protecting the product’s Geographical Indications (GI) rights.

8) Odisha has launched the Mission Shakti Living Lab project with an aim to empower women economically and drive gender equality.
➨ The Department of Mission Shakti and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), signed an agreement in this regard.
▪️Odisha :-
➨ Governor – Ganeshi Lal
➨ Similipal Tiger Reserve
➨ Satkosia Tiger Reserve
➨ Bhitarkanika Mangroves
➨ Nalabana Bird Sanctuary

9) A new laboratory to study viruses dangerous to humans will be set up at the Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE) in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
▪️Madhya Pradesh
➨Governor – Mangubhai Chhaganbhai
➨Bhimbetka Caves
➨Buddhist Monument at Sanchi
➨Khajuraho Temple

10) Mohit Jain of The Economic Times was elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society, an apex body of Publishers of Newspapers, Magazines & Periodicals in the country, for the year 2021-22.
➨He succeeds L Adimoolam of Health & The Antiseptic.
➽Indian Newspaper Society:-
Headquarters – Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Formation – 27 February 1939

11) International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitive Centre published its “World Talent Ranking Report”.
➨ Switzerland has retained its top spot. India has been ranked at 56th position.

12) Tamil Nadu government announced ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu,’ an invocation sung in praise of Mother Tamil, as the state anthem and directed that all present during its rendition should remain standing.
▪️Tamil Nadu :-
➨ CM – M K Stalin
➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (STR)
➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)

Which state has launched “SAHAY” scheme with the aim of nurturing young sports talent in Maoist affected districts?
Ans. Jharkhand

The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme of how many crores to promote Semiconductor?
Ans. Rs 76,000 crore

Kidambi Srikanth has become which Indian male shuttler to reach the finals of BWF World Championship in badminton?
Ans. First