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Commonwealth Games 2022

10th Aug, 2022


The commonwealth games concluded recently.

Commonwealth Games: History

  • The Commonwealth Games bring nations together in a colourful celebration of sport and human performance. But the Games have evolved dramatically since its beginnings in 1930.
  • Held every four years, with a hiatus during World War II, the Games have grown from featuring 11 countries and 400 athletes, to a global spectacle of 4,600 sports men and women from across 72 nations and territories.
  • The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: through sport, we build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth. 
  • It has been confirmed that the 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the State of Victoria in Australia.


The AVRA Technology Award – 2021 was presented to Dr Krishna M Ella, Chairman, Bharat Biotech, at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. Bharat Biotech (in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology) produced India’s indigenous vaccine, Covaxin.

Grammy Awards

9th Apr, 2022


At the 64th Grammy Awards held on Las Vegas, Falguni Shah and Rickey Kej have won the Award for singing and music.

Nobel Prize

7th Mar, 2022

India’s trade deficit with China fell to $48.66 billion in 2019-20 on account of the decline in imports from the neighbouring country

Global e-waste — discarded electrical and electronic equipment — will increase by 38 per cent in the decade between 2020 and 2030, according to a new United Nations University (UNU) report.

The Uttar Pradesh government is actively considering the proposal to declare the Shivalik forest in the Saharanpur circle into a tiger reserve to reduce the increasing man-animal conflict.

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan has been conferred the P.C. Mahalanobis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to official statistics on the Statistics Day on June 29.

The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to include an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist.


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