TNPSC Important Current Affairs Today: Dated 27.07.2022

 Defence ministry approves arms procurement proposals worth Rs 28,732 cr
The Defence Acquisition Council DAC headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today approved Arms procurement proposals worth 28 thousand 732 crore rupees under Buy Indian Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured IDDM category giving a further boost to AtmaNirbharta in Defence. Considering the demand for enhanced protection against the threat of enemy snippers to our troops deployed along the Line of Control and in close combat operations in counter-terrorism scenarios, DAC accorded Acceptance of Necessity AoN for Bullet Proof Jackets with Indian Standard BIS VI level of protection.

Govt amends FCRA rules to reduce compliance burden on citizens
The Central Government has amended the Foreign Contribution (Regulation)  Rules, 2022 aiming to reduce the compliance burden on citizens. The Minister of State for Home Affairs in a press release today said, as per the amended rule any person receiving Foreign contributions of more than 10 Lakh rupees in a financial year from relatives has to intimate to Central Government within three months of receipt. Earlier such monetary threshold limit was one Lakh rupees and intimation to Central Govt. was required within thirty days

Kargil Vijay Diwas being celebrated across the country
Kargil Vijay Diwas will be celebrated across the country today. The Nation will remember its war heroes and pay tributes to the Martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas. The day marks the victory of the Indian armed forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 when they evicted the infiltrators backed by the Pakistani army from high outposts in the Kargil sector. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days and ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory. The victory of Tiger Hill was one of the crucial achievements in the 60- day long conflict. Indian soldiers fought the Kargil War under the toughest conditions, on difficult terrain, at an altitude of 18 thousand feet.

Over 3.26 crore Kisan Credit Cards issued to farmers since February 2020
FILE PICOver three crore 26 lakh farmers have been issued Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) since February 2020 till this month with a sanctioned limit of three crore 70 lakh rupees. Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary informed this during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha today. Replying to supplementaries, the Minister said, the government has taken a special saturation drive to issue Kisan Credit Card aiming to cover about 2.5 crore farmers to provide concessional credit to PM-KISAN beneficiaries.

Lok Sabha passes Family Courts’ Amendment Bill, 2022
The Lok Sabha today passed the Family Courts’ Amendment Bill, 2022 by voice vote. It validates the existence of the three family courts in Himachal Pradesh and Two in Nagaland with retrospective effect. The bill also seeks validation of the decisions taken by the two states and the family courts.

PM to visit Gujarat and Tamil Nadu on July 28 & 29; to inaugurate multiple projects and declare 44th Chess Olympiad Open
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Tamil Nadu on 28th and 29th of July. At around 12 Noon on Thursday, Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects of Sabar Dairy at Gadhoda Chowki, Sabarkantha in Gujarat.

23rd Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to conclude today at Drass War Memorial
The 23rd Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ will conclude today at Drass War Memorial. The celebration started from 29th June which comprised a series of events and activities undertaken by Army, Air Force and civil individuals and organization as a mark of honour and commemoration of the saga of bravery exhibited during the War. AIR correspondent reports after a short while the Chief Guest of the event will arrive and will Flag in the Kargil Vijay Diwas Motor Cycle Rally and will receive the Kargil Victory Flame. The event will conclude with the wreath laying ceremony at the Kargil War Memorial.

44th Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai from Thursday
The 44th Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai from Thursday. It will be held till 10th of next month. The prestigious competition, which is being organised since 1927, is being hosted in India for the first time and after 30 years in Asia. With 189 countries participating, this will be the largest participation in any Chess Olympiad. Meanwhile, teams of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago and Aruba arrived in Delhi today.

36th All India Postal Weight Lifting and Power Lifting Competition to be organized from July 26 to July 29
The 36th All India Postal Weight Lifting and Power Lifting Competition will be organized by Rajasthan Postal Circle Jaipur from today to July 29.  Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra to inaugurate the competition at Indoor Stadium of Sawai man Singh Stadium Jaipur today. About 160 players of Indian Postal Department from Rajasthan and other circles will participate in the competition.

Russia decides to quit International Space Station after 2024
Russia has decided to quit the International Space Station after 2024. Moscow's space agency Roscosmos's newly-appointed chief  Yury Borisov today announced the decision. President Vladimir Putin was also briefed about it. The announcement comes as tensions rage between the Kremlin and West over Moscow's military operation in Ukraine and several rounds of unprecedented sanctions against Russia. Russia and the United States have worked side by side on the space station which has been in orbit since 1998. Yury Borisov also told Putin that in spite of this decision, space programme will continue to get top priority and Russia will start putting together a Russian orbital station before 2024.

Chinese Astronauts enter Wentian lab module after its docking with the under-construction space station Tiangong
Three Chinese astronauts aboard the country’s under construction space station Tiangong, successfully entered the Wentian lab module in orbit for the first time on Monday, according to the China Manned Space Agency. China launched its space laboratory called Wentian on Sunday, sending the country's largest-ever spacecraft into Earth's orbit to become part of the under-construction space station. The Wentian module consists of a work cabin, an airlock cabin, and a resource cabin.

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