News for 8th-Aug (Monday)

1. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) recently passed a resolution that recognises the Healthy Environment as Human Right. India has voted in favour of this resolution. As per the resolution, right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment has become human right.
2. Eight ships of Indian Navy will hoist the Tri-colour across six continents as a representation of India's Naval Diplomacy. The designated ships are Satpura in US, Tarkash in Brazil, Tarangini in UK, Trikand in Kenya, Chennai & Betwa in Muscat, Saryu in Singapore & Sumedha in Australia.
3. The DRDO is looking for a development production partner for manufacturing 10 units of Rudram-2 Anti-Radiation missiles for testing and out of the five companies competing for the contract, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has emerged as the lowest bidder.
4. In a recent development, the IMF is expected to begin the process of releasing a tranche worth $1.7 billion to Pakistan soon.
5. In an attempt to be more competitive in the commercial satellite market, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) conducted the maiden launch of its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) or mini-PSLV on Sunday (August 7). The mini launcher is low cost and can be built on-demand in the shortest possible time.
6. India exported around Rs 1,387 crore worth of defence-related exports during the first quarter of the financial year 2022-23 (April-June). The value of defence exports during the financial year 2021-22 was at Rs 12,815 crore.
7. In a first, an all-women navy aircrew created history by completing an independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea, onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft.
8. Indian Navy will be procuring 45 Indigenous Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) from HAL when it enters service in 2031 to replace Russian-supplied Mig-29K deck-based fighter jets by 2035-40.
9. The 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games was held in Birmingham, England. In the 11 days of action, India finished fourth in the medals tally with 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals.
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