Appointment / Resignation

BharatPe Appoints Former RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo and Zomato Chairman Kaushik Dutta

Bharatpe has appointed BP Kanungo, former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Kaushik Dutta, current Chairman of Zomato, as the Independent Directors of Fintech Firm Bharatpe. 

Previously, former Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI), Rajnish Kumar was the director of the company.

The Bhartpe will now have, two executive directors on the board of directors, Shashvat Nakrani and Suhail Sameer (CEO), five non-executive directors, four investor nominees, and two independent directors.


A new book titled “Will Power” authored by former coach Sjoerd Marijne

Former Dutch field hockey player and former Indian Women’s Hockey Coach, Sjoerd Marijne, authored a new book titled “Will Power : The Inside Story of the Incredible Turnaround in Indian Women’s Hockey”. 

Army / Security

JIMEX 2022: India-Japan joint naval drills in the Bay of Bengal begins

The sixth edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22), hosted by the Indian Navy, began in the Bay of Bengal. 

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships are being led by Rear Admiral Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, and Indian naval ships by Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.

The Indian Navy is represented by three indigenously designed and built warships, Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti. 

Additionally, Guided Missile Destroyer Ranvijay, Fleet Tanker Jyoti, Offshore Patrol Vessel Sukanya, submarines, MIG 29K fighter aircraft, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and ship-borne helicopters are also participating in the exercise. The Indian Naval ships welcomed JMSDF ships Izumo, a Helicopter Carrier, and Takanami, a Guided Missile Destroyer, on their arrival in the Bay of Bengal.

The book published by HarperCollins Publishers India will be launched in September 2022.

Important Days / Weeks

National Engineer’s Day 2022 celebrated on 15 September

In India, Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year. 

The day is celebrated to recognise the contribution of engineers in the development of the nation. 

This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the greatest engineers of India. Joining India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrate Engineers Day on September 15, 2022, in honour of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya.

National News

National Defense MSME Conclave and Exhibition begins in Kota, Rajasthan

The two-day National Defense MSME Conclave and Exhibition begins in Kota, Rajasthan. 

In the exhibition, defence gear including T-90 and BMP-2 tanks, artillery cannons, numerous sniper and machine gun types, and military bridges are on display.

Important Days / Weeks

International Day of Democracy 2022 observed on 15 September

This year, September 15 marks the 15th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy. 

The day is celebrated annually around the world to strengthen democracies and highlight its values and principles. 

This year, Democracy Day will focus on the importance of media freedom to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.


74th Primetime Emmy Awards 2022: Check the complete list of winners

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards were held, to mark some remarkable American television performances until mid-2022. Overall, there are 40-plus categories, where writers, actors, directors and editors were awarded for their remarkable work from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. 

The 74th annual Emmy Awards hosted by Kenan Thompson at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

National News

M. Damodaran To Lead Panel on Venture Capital And Private Equity Investments

The government has constituted an expert committee to suggest ways for scaling up of VC/PE investments, as per a circular issued by Finance Ministry on September 13. 

The six-member panel will be headed by former SEBI chairman M Damodaran. 

The expert committee will examine and suggest appropriate measures to address regulatory and other issues to enable scaling up investments by Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment, the ministry said.

Science and Technology

Vedanta And Foxconn to Invest 1.54 Lakh Crore In Gujrat For Chip Manufacturing

The Anil Agarwal-led-Vedanta Limited and Foxconn Group will invest more than Rs 1.54 lakh crore to set up an semiconductor ecosystem in Gujarat. 

The oil-to-metals conglomerate said Vedanta Displays Limited will set up a Display Fab Unit with an investment of Rs 94500 crore and Vedanta Semiconductors Limited will set up an integrated Semiconductor Fab Unit and OSAT (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) facility with investment of Rs 60000 crore.


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