TNPSC Important Current Affairs Today: Dated - 25.07.2022

Government amends Flag Code of India to allow tri-colour to be flown day and night

The government has amended the Flag Code of India to allow the tricolour to be displayed in the open and on individual houses or buildings through day and night. The provision earlier allowed the flag, when displayed in the open, to be flown from sunrise to sunset as far as possible. Now, a member of the public, a private organisation or an educational institution is allowed to hoist the flag on all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise, consistent with dignity and honour of the national flag. The move comes ahead of 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.The Flag Code of India was earlier amended on December 30, 2021, allowing the use of polyester, apart from cotton, wool, silk and khadi for making hand-spun, hand-woven and machine-made flags. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon people to hoist the Tricolour or display it in their homes between 13th and 15th August.

Prime Minister pays tributes to Lokmanya Tilak And Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today bow to two great sons of Maa Bharti, Lokmanya Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said, these two stalwarts epitomize courage and patriotism. The Prime Minister also shared what he had spoken about Lokmanya Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad during Mann Ki Baat a few years ago.

India will play a lead role in new world order, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that India is going to play a lead role in the new world order. The Minister today attended the celebration of Iconic Week of 'Aazadi Ki Railgaadi aur Station under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' in New Delhi. Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh was also present at this juncture. 

163rd anniversary of Income Tax Day observed by CBDT

The 163rd anniversary of Income Tax Day was observed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and all its field offices across the country on Sunday. In her message to the Income Tax Department, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman observed that the reforms introduced by the Government in recent years have ensured a trust-based tax system. 

Droupadi Murmu to take oath as President of India in Central Hall of Parliament on Monday

President-elect Droupadi Murmu will be sworn-in as President of India in the Central Hall of Parliament at 10:15 AM tomorrow. The outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and the President-elect Droupadi Murmu will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession. The President-elect Droupadi Murmu will take the Oath of Office in the presence of the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana followed by a 21-Gun Salute. The President will then deliver an address. 

Rajnath Singh announces setting up of joint theatre commands of tri-services

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced the setting up of joint theatre commands of the tri-services to enhance coordination among the armed forces keeping in view of joint operations as seen in Operation Vijay in Kargil.  Later, before flying back to Delhi Singh hold a special meeting with a select gathering of BJP leaders at the party office in Trikuta Nagar to take stock of the party’s preparations for the assembly elections 

Tamil Nadu: CM M.K. Stalin chairs meet to take stock of 44th World Chess Championship

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin today held a meeting regarding preparation for the 44th World Chess Championship to be held at Chennai from 28th July to 10th August at Mamallapuram. The tourism Department has made arrangements for hip-hop off-bus facilities in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet, and Tiruvallur districts.

A website and an app was also prepared for the use of participants, sportspersons, and others Special arrangements have been made for sports enthusiasts who would like to watch the games through large display television sets. The local holiday is likely to be declared on account of the games in Mamallapuram and Chennai. 

Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh becomes first certified Har Ghar Jal district of the country

Burhanpur is the only district in the country where all people from each of 254 villages have access to safe drinking water through taps. Only 36.54 percent of over one lakh households in Burhanpur had potable drinking water through tap connections at the time of the launch of Jal Jeevan Mission on 15th August 2019. Despite various disruptions and challenges in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consistent efforts by Panchayat representatives, Pani Samitis and district officials of Burhanpur have led to the provision of functional tap water connections to all its 1 lakh 1 thousand 905 rural households within a span of 34 months.

WHO declares Monkeypox as global health emergency amid rising cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared outbreak of Monkeypox as a global health emergency. It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on the virus. The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases. 

Foundation stone laid for the 8th Hi-Tech park in Natore under the Indian Line of Credit to Bangladesh

The foundation stone for the 8th IT/Hi-Tech park built under the Indian Line of Credit was laid at Singra, Natore on Sunday. The foundation stone was laid jointly by the Bangladesh State ICT Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak and High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami. This is the 8th park out of 12 IT/Hi-Tech parks under the Indian Line of Credit (LOC) extended to Bangladesh. 

Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka removes the distorted Bangladeshi flag from its Facebook page

The Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka removed the distorted Bangladeshi flag from its official Facebook page after widespread condemnation and protests in Bangladesh.The Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka had put a merged flag of both the countries on its official Facebook page. Responding to the barrage of comments on its Facebook page, the Pakistan High Commission later closed the comment option on its page. 

Emergency declared in parts of California as wildfire rages near Yosemite National Park

In USA, over 11,900 acres of land burnt and 3000 people evacuated due to wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California. A state of emergency has been declared in Mariposa County of California as a wildfire continues to rapidly spread. Firefighters are struggling to control it. The flames are being driven by hot, dry weather and drought conditions   California's Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement. 

Neeraj Chopra creates history by becoming the first Indian to win Silver medal at World Athletics Championships

Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra created history by winning  Silver medal in men's javelin throw event at World Athletics Championships. In the prestigious competition held at Eugene in Oregon, United States, the champ grabbed second position with his best throw of 88.13 metres this morning. Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a throw of 90.54 meters. 

Chess Olympiad Torch Relay leaves Andaman

The Chess Olympiad Relay Torch which reached Port Blair was handed over to the Chief Secretary of the Isalnd Administration Jitendra Narain by Grand Master Nilotpal Das at a function held at CellularJail in Andaman. The Chief Secretary in turn handed over the Torch back to Grand Master Nilotpal Das and eminent chess player R Kasthuri Bhai. The Torch Relay has finally concluded at Andaman Club after doing rounds at prominent places of the city. The Relay shortly departed from Port Blair to mainland to further proceed on it's journey. 

1st Khelo India Fencing Women’s League to start from Monday in New Delhi

The 1st Khelo India Fencing Women’s League will start from Monday at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry said, the first-of-its-kind national fencing competition for women will take place until 29th of this month. It will be held in over three phases. A total of one crore 54 lakh has been sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India over the conduct of the league. The prize money for each phase has been earmarked at over 17 Lakh rupees.

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