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05 Aug, 2022

Current Affairs August 2022: Read below the most important current affairs for 5 August 2022. Current affairs for all competitive exams, see here.

UU Lalit To Be Next Chief Justice of India

The Union Law Minister has received a formal recommendation for Justice Uday Umesh Lalit to succeed NV Ramana as Chief Justice of India (CJI). On August 26, Justice Ramana is scheduled to retire, and Justice UU Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India. Before retiring on November 8 at the age of 65, he would have served in the position for just 74 days.
After replacing SA Bobde in April of last year, Justice Ramana held the position for more than 16 months.

LIC Becomes Top-Ranked Indian Firm On Fortune Global 500 List

The Life Insurance Corporation is ranked first among Indian businesses in Fortune's most recent Global 500 rating of the top 500 corporations for the year 2022. Only one other Indian firm, LIC, is ranked above Reliance Industries Limited. Reliance Industries Limited has been included in Fortune's Global 500 list for 19 years straight, which is a significantly longer period of time than the other Indian private sector businesses.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is now a Ramsar site

An internationally significant wetland, the famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna, has been recognised as a Ramsar site. Although India has 64 such sites, this is also the first and only Ramsar site in Karnataka. Bhupendra Yadav, the Union Minister for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, announced on Twitter that 10 additional Indian sites, including Ranganathittu, have been recognised.

World's largest floating solar power plant to be built in this Indian state

In Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, a floating solar power plant is set to be constructed. By 2022–2023, it will produce 600 Megawatts of electricity, making it the largest floating solar plant in the world. Over 3000 crores is thought to be the anticipated cost of the project.

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