Current Affairs in Short: 22 July 2019
Acharya Devvrat took the oath as a new Governor of the Gujarat. Present Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court administered the oath.
Acharya Devvrat takes oath as new Governor of Gujarat
• Acharya Devvrat took the oath as a new Governor of the Gujarat.
• Present Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court administered the oath in presence of outgoing Governor O.P. Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, and Speaker of the state Assembly Rajendra Trivedi along with other dignitaries.
• Oath taking ceremony was held at Rajbhavan campus in Gandhinagar. Acharya Devvrat took the oath in the Sanskrit language.
Ravinder Malik wins Mr South Asia title
• Ravinder Kumar Malik, an Indian bodybuilder, has clinched Mr. South Asia title. He has crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu.
• Ravinder Malik, the winner of 80 kg category, was adjudged best bodybuilder among the winners of nine senior men's weight categories.
• Afghanistan won team championship by securing a top position with 535 points. Host Nepal finished second with 445 points, while India remained third with 380 points.
Chief of IAEA, Yukiya Amano, dies
• Director General of UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has passed away at the age of 72.
• Amano, a Japanese diplomat, was reappointed in 2017 to a third four-year term.
• Amano's health had declined since the IAEA announced last September that he had undergone an unspecified medical procedure.
NASA prepares to send first woman on Moon in 2024
• NASA marked the 50th anniversary of the historic first Moon landing. NASA is preparing to send “first woman and the next man” walk on the lunar surface.
• Mission’s name is Artemis. It is named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt.
• With the mission, NASA plans to explore regions of the Moon never visited before, unlock mysteries of the universe and test the technology that will extend the bounds of humanity.
Iran passes death sentences to 17 CIA spies
• Iranian media reported that Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death.
• Iranian state television published images that claimed the CIA officers who were in touch with the suspected spies.
• Iran announced in June that it had broken up an alleged CIA spy ring but it was unclear whether recent announcement was linked to the same case or not.