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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for first time since Pelosi visit 

  • Two U.S. Navy warships sailed through international waters in the Taiwan Strait, the first such operation since a visit to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enraged China which regards the island as its territory. The U.S. Navy, said cruisers Chancellorsville and Antietam were carrying out the ongoing operation. Such operations usually take eight to 12 hours to complete and are closely monitored by China’s military. 
  • For nearly 70 years an imagined line running down the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China has helped keep the peace but the so-called median line is looking increasingly meaningless as China’s modernised navy asserts its strength. China has never officially recognised the line that a U.S. general devised in 1954 at the height of Cold War hostility between Communist China and U.S.-backed Taiwan although the People’s Liberation Army largely respected it. 
  • Taiwan would have to react militarily if Chinese forces entered its 12 nautical miles of territorial waters, the Taiwan official said, but apart from that, there was no immediate plan to give the military or coastguard more authority to respond. President Tsai Ing-wen has repeatedly said Taiwan will neither provoke nor escalate conflict.  The Taiwan Strait is some 180 km (110 miles) wide and at its narrowest, the median line is about 40 km (25 miles) from Taiwan’s waters.

About United States:

  • President: Joe Biden
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Currency: United States Dollar 

About China:

  • Capital: Beijing 
  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Currency: Renminbi
  • Official language: Mandarin 

About Taiwan:

  • Capital: Taipei City
  • President: Tsai Ing-wen
  • Currency: New Taiwan dollar
  • Official language: Mandarin Chinese

‘So much potential’: Jaishankar preps for 3-nation South America tour, meets envoys 

  • Looking forward to augmenting relationships with all nations of the Latin American Region, External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar has embarked on a three-nation visit. During the Minister’s meeting with top leaderships of these three countries as well as his counterpart, focus will be on food and energy security, defence and security, space, IT, and aerospace.
  • This is the minister’s first visit to the South American Region when he travels to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina starting August 22-27. The minister, accompanied by senior officials, will have bilateral engagements with his counterparts and will also call on the top leadership in all the three countries.  During his visits to Brazil and Argentina, the minister will co-chair the Joint Commission Meetings (JCM) with his counterparts.  
  • Since September 2021, Jaishankar visited four important countries in the region. Last year in September he visited Mexico.

Fleet of hydrogen passenger trains begins service in Germany 

  • The world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains was launched by Germany. The first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains has replaced 15 diesel trains that were previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in Lower Saxony, Germany. 
  • The engine of the trains is powered by electricity generated using hydrogen fuel cells.  The use of hydrogen is a clean alternative to fossil fuels as per the German government’s announcement. The state governor Stephan Weil said that Lower Saxony has invested a total of 93 million euros for the first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger train projects. 
  • This invitation is an excellent example and effort to make the economy of Germany greener.  Alstom is a French company that manufactures trains, and these trains are operated by regional rail company LNVG on routes between the Northern towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerda, and Buxtehude.
About Germany: 
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  • Chancellor: Olaf Scholz

UK economy shrank record 11% in 2020, worst since 1709 

  • Britain’s economy shrank by a record-breaking 9.9% in 2020, new figures by the Office of National Statistics show, highlighting the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, employment uncertainty and reduced demand, with limited growth in the final quarter narrowly avoiding a double-dip recession. 
  •  The Office for National Statistics said that the U.K.’s economic output fell by 9.9% in 2020, the largest annual fall on record. Though the economy grew 1% in the last quarter when looser restrictions boosted the services industry, overall output was down 7.8% from the last quarter of 2019, the ONS said.
  • The slump is twice that of the 2009 financial crisis and is possibly the worst in 300 years, with models from the Bank of England suggesting a decline of 13% during the Great Frost of 1709.  
  • Strict public health measures and a resurgent wave of Covid-19 infections driven by a dangerous new variant of the virus have the U.K. economy likely falling again in 2021.

About United Kingdom:

  • Queen: Queen Elizabeth II
  • Capital: London
  • Prime Minister: Boris Johnson
  • Currency: Pound sterling

IAF contingent leaves for Malaysia to participate in military drills 

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent left for Malaysia to participate in a four-day bilateral exercise ‘Udarashakti’ with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The exercise will give an opportunity to the IAF contingent members to share and learn best practices with some of the best professionals from the RMAF, while also discussing mutual combat capabilities. 
  •  The exercise will witness various aerial combat drills between the two Air Forces, the IAF said, adding that it would fortify the long-standing bond of friendship and enhance the avenues of defence cooperation between the two Air Forces, thereby augmenting security in the region. From the Indian Air Force Su-30, MKI and C-17 aircraft will be participating while the RMAF will be flying Su-30 MKM aircraft.

About Royal Malaysian Air Force(RMAF): 

  • Fighter: Su-30MKM, F/A-18 Hornet 
  • Helicopter: EC 725, Sikorsky UH-60, AW139
  • Motto(s): Sentiasa di Angkasa Raya; ("Always in the Sky") 
  • Transport: Airbus A400M, C-130, CASA CN-235, 737
  • Trainer: BAE Hawk, MB-339,Pilatus PC-7 

About Indian Airforce: 

  • Founded: 08th October 1932 
  • Headquarters: New Delhi 
  • Chief of Air Staff: Vivek Ram Chaudhari

Marape returns as Papua New Guinea prime minister after poll 

  • Following elections in the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, the parliament has reinstated Prime Minister James Marape. According to the media and election authorities, Marape was re-sworn in as prime minister after lawmakers in the new parliament elected Marape without opposition. 
  • The general election in Papua New Guinea took place between July 4 and July 22, although voting and vote counting were postponed due to unusual conditions, such as security concerns, attacks on ballot boxes, and logistical difficulties, according to the electoral commission.  
  • Marape and his predecessor, Peter O’Neill, who resigned in 2019, were the front-runners for the position of leader of the next administration.  
  • Due in part to the country’s rough terrain, severe weather, inadequate transportation infrastructure, and linguistic and cultural variety, the election there is among the most difficult in the entire globe.

About Papua New Guinea:

  • Capital: Port Moresby 
  • Currency: Papua New Guinean kina 
  • Continent: Oceania

50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 kicks off in Imphal 

  • The 50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 kicked off at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen at Palace Compound in Imphal. Manipur Governor La Ganesan and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh attended the inaugural function.
  • Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur and the roles of female artists are all played by male actors and male characters are played by female artists in case of female theatre groups. 
  • Shumang Leela Groups of the early stage attempted to preserve and promote humanism, tolerance, confidence, devotion, truth and justice through their performances. 
  •  Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur and the roles of female artists are all played by male actors and male characters are played by female artists in case of female theatre groups. The activities are done in the open air.

About Manipur: 

  • Capital: Imphal (Executive Branch)
  • Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh
  • Governor: La. Ganesan

India’s Telangana Tops Inflation Chart At 8.32% 

  • Telangana, together with West Bengal (8.06%) and Sikkim (8.01%), report charges nicely above the nation’s 6.8%. India’s retail inflation has been a bugbear for the economic system because it surged previous 6% in January, however there are huge disparities within the tempo of worth rise skilled by customers throughout the nation, with a dozen States clocking a median inflation of lower than 6% and one other 12 States averaging over 7% by way of 2022 thus far. Whereas headline inflation measured by the Client Value Index has averaged 6.8% within the first seven months of 2022, nicely above the 6% higher tolerance threshold set by coverage makers. 
  • Retail costs in States like Kerala (4.8%), Tamil Nadu (5.01%), Punjab (5.35%), Delhi (5.56%), and Karnataka (5.84%) have been rising at lower than 6%. Smaller States like Manipur, Goa and Meghalaya have had a median inflation of lower than 4% by way of this era, at 1.07%, 3.66%, and 3.84%, respectively.

About Telangana:

  • Founded: 2 June 2014
  • Capital: Hyderabad
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
  • Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Official bird: Indian roller

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Gujarat's Smriti Van memorial dedicated to earthquake victims

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated India’s first earthquake memorial, named Smruti Van at Bhuj in Gujarat. Smruti Van is a unique memorial carrying the names of more than 12 thousand people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that struck here in January 2001. 
  • The earthquake simulator will provide real like the experience of earthquake tremors to visitors. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and State BJP President C. R. Patil was present on the occasion.  The grand structure, which is the first such memorial in the country according to a Gujarat government official, is spread over 470 acres on Bhujio Hill near Bhuj town. It celebrates the spirit of resilience in the wake of the death of nearly 13,000 people during the earthquake on January 26, 2001, which had its epicentre in Bhuj.

About Gujarat:

  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • Chief Minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel

PM to inaugurate pedestrian-only 'Atal Bridge' on Sabarmati river on August 27 

  • In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the pedestrian-only “Atal Bridge” over the Sabarmati River.
  •  PM Modi is at his home state for a two-day visit. Later, PM Modi made a spur-of-the-moment trip to the bridge. According to a press release, the Atal Bridge connects the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern end of the riverfront with the flower garden on the western end. Atal Bridge is nearly 300 metres long and 14 metres wide in the middle.  
  • According to a press release, the Atal Bridge is made to be approached from both the lower and higher riverfront walks or promenades.  PM Modi will also lay the cornerstone for more construction projects and dedicate the 470- acre Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj. 
  •  PM Modi will speak at Khadi Utsav on the riverbank while in the state for two days until inauguration day of the Atal Bridge.  The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation constructed the 300-meter Atal Bridge and gave it the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name.

About Gujarat:

  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • Chief Minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel

Village Defence Guards Scheme started in J&K 

  • Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022 (VDGS-2022), is a programme with a defence component that was only recently introduced for the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has already started a number of initiatives, and this programme was also introduced at that time with the primary objective of enhancing security in Jammu’s border regions.  
  • On August 14, a new programme, Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022 in the field of defence was unveiled for the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).  In an effort to improve security in Jammu’s border regions, this project (Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022) was launched concurrently with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.  This initiative, Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022, which had a previous expiration date of September 30, 1995, was once known as the Village Defense Committee Village Defence Guards Scheme 2022 involved both the Indian Army and the Police in training volunteers from local communities.

About Jammu and Kashmir:

  • Lieutenant Governor : Manoj Sinha
  • Capitals: Srinagar (Summer) Jammu (Winter)

India’s 1st Composite Indoor Shooting Range Inaugurated at INS Karna 

  • A first-of-its-kind, Composite Indoor Shooting Range (CISR) was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta at INS Karna. The CISR is a state-of-the-art, self-contained, 25 m, six-lane, live firing range for all primary and secondary weapons in the Navy. 
  • With advanced target systems and associated control software, this range would enable personnel to hone their firing skills, enabling them to challenge and take on adversaries in demanding scenarios.  
  • The range has been set up to contemporary international standards by an Indian firm and is a shining example of Atma Nirbhar Bharat in the year of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.  The entire facility was set up in a record time of 120 days from the award of the contract to the firm.

Ayushman Bharat Scheme Extends Inclusive Healthcare Services To Transgender People 

  • According to the government of India, transgenders will be brought under the ambit of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). 
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide inclusive and composite health package for transgenders under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.  
  • The ministry of social justice & empowerment has taken several initiatives for the transgender community, be it “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019″, Garima Greh, PM Daksh, among others.

PM Modi gives 5 pledges 'Panch Prans' to fulfil dreams of country in next 25 years 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the nation from the Red Fort for the ninth time in a row on August 15, 2022. PM Modi, in his 88-minute speech, outlined his “Panch Pran Targets” (Five Resolves) to make India a developed country by the time it celebrates its 100th Independence Day in 25 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the Panch Pran Goal. 
  • Cleanliness campaigns, vaccinations, electrical connections, the elimination of open defecation, and the usage of solar energy are all examples of established India standards according to the Panch Pran. 
  • PM Modi requested every individual to follow Panch Pran.

The Panch Pran are as follows: 

  1. Advance with greater conviction and the determination of a developed India
  2. Get rid of any signs of slavery
  3. Take pride in India’s history.
  4. the power of unity 
  5. duties of citizens, such as those of the PM and CMs.

 About Prime Minister's Office: 

  • Headquarters: Raisina Hill, New Delhi, India 
  • Formed: 1947; 75 years ago (As Prime Minister's Secretariat); 1977; 45 years ago (As Prime Minister's Office) 
  • Officeholders: C. Sridhar (Joint secretary to the Government of India)

India celebrated 76th Independence Day 

  • This year India is celebrating 76th Independence Day on 15th August 2022 to mark the country’s freedom from nearly two centuries of British colonial rule. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the celebrations from Red Fort in New Delhi and is addressing the nation from Red Fort in New Delhi. This is his ninth address as the prime minister. To celebrate the 75 years of Independence the Government of India has started an initiative called “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
  • On March 12, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence that started a 75- week countdown to our anniversary of independence. This means that India will celebrate its 76th Independence Day on August 15, 2022, and mark the end of its 75 years of freedom.

Assam govt to construct 1,000 model Anganwadi centres, plans 15,000 units by 2026 

  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday remotely inaugurated nearly 1,000 Model Anganwadi Centres located across the state and said that he aims to have a total of 15,000 Anganwadis in the state.
  • Addressing an event held at the RB Higher Secondary School playground under the Palasbari assembly constituency, the Chief Minister said, "These model Anganwadis would fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the parents from the remotest parts of the state. By 2026, he aims to have a total of 15,000 Anganwadis in the state." 
  • "Anganwadis are centres where the physical and mental foundations of a child is built. It prepares the child for their journey towards the higher education system," the Chief Minister said

About Assam:

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
  • Governor: Prof Jagdish Mukhi

Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 Introduced In Lok Sabha, Referred To Standing Committee 

  • A Bill to amend the Electricity Act to allow non-discriminatory open access to distribution networks of power suppliers was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests by the Opposition, which claimed that it seeks to take away certain rights of state governments. Introducing the Bill, power minister RK Singh urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to refer it to a parliamentary standing committee for wider consultations to address Opposition concerns
  • The Bill is aimed at allowing privatisation of electricity on the lines of communication. As per the Central Govt, if the Bill is passed in both the Houses, customers will have the option to choose the supplier of electricity just like one can choose for telephone, mobile and internet services. The Bill seeks to amend section 42 of the Electricity Act to facilitate nondiscriminatory open access to the distribution network of a distribution licensee. 
  • Further, the bill seeks to amend section 14 of the Act to facilitate the use of distribution networks by all licensees under provisions of non-discriminatory open access with the objective of enabling competition, enhancing efficiency of distribution licensees for improving services and ensuring sustainability of the power sector. 
  • The bill also seeks to amend section 62 of the Act so as to make provisions regarding graded revision in tariff over a year and for mandatory fixing of the maximum ceiling as well as minimum tariff by the Appropriate (electricity regulatory) Commission.

About Lok Sabha:

  • Seats: 543
  • Speaker: Om Birla, BJP; since 19 June 2019
  • Secretary General: Utpal Kumar Singh, IAS (Retd.) (Uttarakhand:1986); since 30 November 2020
  • Term limits: 5 years
  • Voting system: First past the post

Verstappen cruises to Belgian Grand Prix victory from P14 as Perez completes Red Bull 1-2 

  • Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen has won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez & Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished at second and third positions respectively. Verstappen has now won 9 of this season’s 14 races. It was his 71st podium finish & he collected 26 points from this race. Verstappen won the Belgian GP in 2021 as well.

About Red Bull Racing:

  • Engine: Honda in Formula One
  • Headquarters location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Founder: Dietrich Mateschitz
  • Founded: 2004, United Kingdom
  • Base: Milton Keynes, England, UK
  • Chassis: RB18
  • Technical director: Pierre Waché

Adille Sumariwalla takes over as President of Indian Olympic Association  

  • The Indian Olympic Association has co-opted Adille Sumariwalla as the President of the association till fresh elections are held. The erstwhile President of the IOA, Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, resigned from the post of President, IOA on July 18 due to personal reasons. Thereafter, 18 executive members out of 31 in accordance with clause 11.1.5 of the IOA Constitution co-opted the undersigned to fill the vacancy.
  • Adille Sumariwalla (born 1 January 1958) is an Indian athlete and entrepreneur, popular for representing India at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Sumariwalla competed as a 100m runner in several international competitions and at the Olympics.

About Indian Olympic Association:

  • Founded: 1927
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Secretary General: Rajeev Mehta

Virat Kohli becomes first-ever Indian to play 100 matches in all 3 international formats 

  • Cricket Legend Virat Kohli has become the first Indian and just the second player overall in international cricket history to have played 100 matches each in all three formats of the game. He added another milestone to his name when he was named in India’s playing XI for the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2022 match with Pakistan.
  • Kohli has now 100 T20Is to his name in addition to 102 Tests and 262 ODIs since making his international debut in August 2008. His best individual score for India in this format is 94 and he has scored 30 half-centuries in this format. Kohli has an incredible record in T20I cricket for Team India having scored 3308 runs at an incredible average of 50.1. 
  • The first man to do so was New Zealand batter Ross Taylor who retired from international cricket in April this year. The 38-year-old represented his country in 112 Tests, 236 ODIs and 102 T20Is between 2006 and 2022. Rohit Sharma and Shoaib Malik have played more than 100 games in T20Is and ODIs, but they are nowhere close to the tally of 100 test matches yet. Malik, in fact, has already announced his retirement from test cricket.

Asian U-18 Volleyball Championship; India won Bronze medal 

  • Indian men’s volleyball team has won the bronze medal by defeating Korea 3-2 in the 14th Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran, Iran. In the preliminary league match too, India defeated Korea but lost to Iran in the semifinal. The Indian U-18 team has qualified for the FIVB World U-19 Men’s Volleyball Championship. Japan clinched the gold after beating Iran in the final match. China finished fifth and Chinese Taipei was placed sixth at the end of the competition.
  • However, this is not the first time, India has won a medal in this event. In 2003, India won its first medal after defeating Iran to secure gold. Ever since, India has always come close to gold but has never it. From 2005-2008, India has won two bronze and one silver medal, while coming a close fourth in 2010.

About Iran:

  • Capital: Tehran
  • Currency: Iranian rial
  • President: Ebrahim Raisi
  • Supreme leader: Ali Khamenei
  • Official language: Persian

Antim panghal wins gold medal at u-20 world wrestling championships 

  • 17-year-old Haryana wrestler Antim Panghal has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold medal at Under-20 World Wrestling Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. She scored an 8-0 win over Atlyn Shagayeva of Kazakhstan in 53kg category to achieve this feat.
  • This gold medal is historic in its own ways as India has never won any gold medal in women’s wrestling at U20 World Championships. Antim Panghal belongs to Haryana’s Bhagana village in the Hisar district. 
  • Sonam Malik and Priyanka won silver medals in 62 kg and 65 kg respectively after losing the gold medal bouts.

About Haryana:

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

Delhi HC appoints Committee of Administrators to take over affairs of IOA 

  • The Indian Olympic Association has been directed by the Delhi High Court to set up a threemember Committee of Administrators(CoA) to take over its affairs. According to PTI, the court took the decision after the IOA’s “persistent recalcitrance” to comply with the Sports Code. 
  • A bench of Justices Manmohan and Najmi Waziri said the CoA to run IOA’s day-to-day affairs will comprise former Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner Dr S.Y Quraishi, and former Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup. Additionally, Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, world championship medallist Anju Bobby George and Olympian Bombayla Devi will be the consultant sportspersons.

FIFA Suspends All India Football Federation Due To "Undue Influence From Third Parties"  

  • The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes. The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of the AIFFs.
  • The suspension means that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022™, scheduled to take place in India on 11-30 October 2022, cannot currently be held in India as planned.
  • FIFA is assessing the next steps with regard to the tournament and will refer the matter to the Bureau of the Council if and when necessary. 
  • FIFA is in constant constructive contact with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India and is hopeful that a positive outcome to the case may still be achieved.

About All India Football Federation (AIFF):

  • President: Gianni Infantino
  • Founded: 21 May 1904
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, veteran stock investor, dies in Mumbai aged 62 

  • Veteran stock market investor, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at the age of 62. Often referred to as ‘India’s Warren Buffett’ and the Big Bull of Indian markets, Jhunjhunwala’s net worth was $5.8 billion. An investor with a Midas touch, Jhunjhunwala was the 48th richest man in the country.
  • He was Born on July 5, 1960 in a Rajasthani family, Jhunjhunwala grew up in Bombay, where his father worked as a commissioner of Income Tax. He graduated from Sydenham College and thereafter enrolled at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 
  • By September 2018, that capital had inflated to Rs 11,000 crore. His portfolio includes companies like Star Health, Titan, Rallis India, Escorts, Canara Bank, Indian Hotels Company, Agro Tech Foods, Nazara Technologies, Tata Motors.

AIADMK’s first MP Maya Thevar passes away at the age of 87 

  • Former Member of Parliament (MP) and senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) politician K. Maya Thevar has passed away due to an age-related illness. He was 87. The was the first MP of the AIADMK. He led the party to enter the world of politics by registering the party’s first victory by contesting a by-election to the Dindigul Lok Sabha constituency in 1973. Also, it was Mr. Maya Thevar who chose the iconic ‘two-leaves’ symbol of the AIADMK party. Later, he left AIADMK and joined the DMK.

About All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK):

  • Leader: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Headquarters: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Founder: M. G. Ramachandran
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