Today’s Top Current Affairs: 04 August 2022

Suresh N Patel appointed as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Vigilance Commissioner, Suresh N. Patel has now been appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

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  • Vigilance Commissioner, Suresh N. Patel has now been appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

  • Since June this year, he is serving as the Acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).

  • President Draupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with Suresh N. Patel was sworn in as the head of the Central Vigilance Commission. The ceremony was attended by PM Narendra Modi and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Indian weightlifter Gurdeep Singh won bronze medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

India’s Gurdeep Singh won the bronze medal in the men’s 109+ kg weightlifting event. He lifted a total of 390 kg (167 kg + 223 kg) in the final.

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  • India’s Gurdeep Singh won the bronze medal in the men’s 109+ kg weightlifting event. She lifted a total of 390 kg (167 kg + 223 kg) in the final as she won India’s tenth weightlifting medal in the ongoing edition of the Games.

  • Gurdeep Singh joined Gururaja Pujari and Lovepreet Singh to add a third bronze medal for India in weightlifting.

  • Pakistan’s Mohammad Noah Butt won the gold for his Games record-breaking lift of 405kg (173kg+232kg).

  • David Andrew Litti of New Zealand took silver for his effort of 394 kg (170 kg + 224 kg).

Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first high jump medal at Commonwealth Games 2022

Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a bronze medal in the men’s high jump final.

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  • Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a bronze medal in the men’s high jump final.

  • Tejaswin, competing for India for the first time in 4 years, covered a distance of 2.22 meters to claim the medal.

  • Tejaswin Shankar had no problem covering 2.5 meters and 2.10 meters in the first two jumps. Later 2.19m and 2.22m easily in the first attempt.

  • He failed to score 2.25 but won the bronze medal after jumping 2.22m against the fourth-placed athlete. He tried 2.28m in his last jump but failed.

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