COVER STORY: A year in Technicolor

This has been a Technicolor year. This was the year when some of the magnificent old made way for the exciting new; sometimes septuagenarian, yet exciting. And this was a year when we conquered an evil pandemic, waded to shore through a debilitating Covid, through apathy of authorities, yet managed to vaccinate the most people on earth, revaccinate them through boosters.


By Chanakya

This has been a Technicolor year. This was the year when some of the magnificent old made way for the exciting new; sometimes septuagenarian, yet exciting. And this was a year when we conquered an evil pandemic, waded to shore through a debilitating Covid, through apathy of authorities, yet managed to vaccinate the most people on earth, revaccinate them through boosters.

This has been a year of contradictions, of depressions and of adrenaline bursts, of how we saw our sports scenario burst into lively colours, of how we saw the economy falter, of how societal norms crumbled, of how the fabric of civility was cruelly divided with the bloody blade of hatred and of how optimism still remained as burning embers within the ashes of ruins.

We learned and forgot, and re-learned, we realised that the world goes on despite the dead, we understood how the melodies of the past will remain, despite their creators departing, we accepted the illusions of a future that might one day be, and we drank and danced in the joy of faraway victories.

We elected a lady President, we ran roughshod through uneven and often unfair electoral battles, and we were wiser for the losses we took in.

Indians have the ability to laugh in the face of depravity, we have the ability to climb the impossible climb, yet we, the same we, fail to keep our homes and our neighbours safe from divisive forces.

This was also a year of contradictions and untold words of sorrow that melded with our ambitions, slowly crippled in hate.

We will live, through another year, the year of 2023, and hope we would have taken lessons, from 2022. We hope our readers all the best.


Jan 1:
12 devotees were killed and 15 injured in an early-morning stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra.

Jan 2:
New Zealand’s Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

Jan 11:
Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman passes away

Jan 13:
A train derailed between New Maynaguri station and New Domohani Railway Station due to some glitch in locomotive engine, around 5 pm in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. At least nine people were killed.

Jan 14:
ISRO successfully tests cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan rocket

Jan 16:
World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic deported from Australia following a high-profile legal case regarding his COVID-19 vaccination status, preventing his participation in the 2022 Australian Open.

Jan 17:
Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away.

Jan 18:
Virat Kohli quits Test captaincy, leaves leadership vacuum in Indian cricket.

Jan 21:
World’s oldest living man, Saturnino De La Fuente, passes away at 112.

Jan 22:
Jahnavi Dangeti becomes first Indian to complete prestigious NASA programme

Jan 24:

  • PV Sindhu wins title at Syed Modi badminton 2022
  • Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe given Netaji Award 2022
  • Former India footballer Subhas Bhowmick passes away
  • Jan 26:
  • India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022. The celebrations this year are special as India is in the 75th year of Independence – being celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. 
  • Olympian Neeraj Chopra honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal.

Jan 28:
Former Indian hockey team captain Charanjit Singh passes away.


Feb 1:
PR Sreejesh wins World Games Athlete Of The Year Award 2021

Feb 3:
Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is killed in Atme during a counter-terrorism raid by US special forces in north-western Syria.

Feb 4-20:
The 2022 Winter Olympics were held in Beijing, making it the first city ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Feb 5:

  • Veteran Actor And Producer Ramesh Deo passes away.
  • Cyclone Batsirai kills a total of 123 people across Madagascar, Mauritius, and Réunion two weeks after tropical storm Ana killed 115 people in the same region.

Feb 6:
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away at the age of 92 after suffering a multi-organ failure. The Bharat Ratna awardee was admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus disease in January.

Feb 9:

  • NASA decides to retire International Space Station in 2031.
  • Mahabharat’s ‘Bheem’ actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passes away. He had also won a silver medal in hammer throw during the 1966 Commonwealth Games.

Feb 14:
Former Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj passes away, due to pneumonia and a heart problem. He was awarded the third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2001.

Feb 15:

  • ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite, EOS-04
  • Legendary singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri passes away at the age of 69. He was lovingly called Bappi’da in the industry and is known for delivering iconic songs in several films of the late 1970s-80s like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi.

Feb 17:
Bengali singer Sandhya Mukherjee passes away

Feb 19:
Football legend Surajit Sengupta passes away

Feb 21:
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree declaring the Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic as independent from Ukraine and, despite international condemnation and sanctions, begins a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 24:
India decides to set up its first IIT outside the country in the UAE.

Feb 26:
Odisha’s first tribal CM Hemananda Biswal passes away.

Feb 27:
Putin orders Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces to be on “special alert”, their highest level, in response to what he calls “aggressive statements” by NATO. The move is condemned by the US. European nations ban Russian flights in their airspace.

Feb 28:
Football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions.


March 1:

  • World Athletics bans both Russia and Belarus from competing in all of its events.
  • Pooja Jatyan becomes first Indian to win a silver in para archery world championships.
  • Legendary West Indies spinner Sonny Ramadhin passes away.

March 3:
The United Nations reports that over a million refugees have now fled from Ukraine to other countries.

March 4–13:

  • The 2022 Winter Paralympics are held in Beijing, China, making it the first city to host both Summer Paralympics and Winter Paralympics.
  • Legendary Australian spinner, Shane Warne passes away at age of 52. Warne, one of the greatest-ever cricketers, picked up 708 wickets in 145 Tests. His career spanned over 15 years from 1992 to 2007. He was also a World Cup winner with Australia in 1999.

March 7:

  • Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to appear at six Cricket World Cups.
  • Former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh passes away
  • COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 6 million.

March 8:
The US and UK announce a ban on Russian oil, while the EU announces a two-thirds reduction in its demand for Russian gas.

March 9:

  • Iran successfully test fires second military satellite Noor-2.
  • India accidentally fires a BrahMos missile originating from Sirsa, Haryana that crashed into Mian Channu, Khanewal District, Punjab, Pakistan.

March 10:

  • India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha being built at Bodh Gaya.
  • Bangladeshi Rizwana Hasan to get US International Women of Courage Award 2022.
  • The legislative assembly elections held in five states – BJP won by beating the incumbency in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur. Where as in Punjab AAP registered a decisive victory over ruling Indian National Congress.

March 15:
Karnataka High Court upholds the Ban on hijabs in schools in the state (following the 2022 Karnataka hijab row) stating that the hijab is not an essential religious practice.

March 17:

  • FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 will be held in Chennai.
  • M V Ram Prasad Bismil becomes longest vessel to sail from Ganga to Brahmaputra

March 18: 

  • ISRO successfully tested solid fuel-based booster stage of SSLV.
  • Pankaj Advani wins Asian billiards title for 8th time.

March 19:

  • Poland’s Karolina Bielawska crowned Miss World 2021.
  • American Astrophysicist Eugene Parker passes away

March 21:

  • Neeraj Chopra wins Sportsman of the Year award.
  • Eight people burned to death in Birbhum district, West Bengal following the murder of a Trinamool Congress politician.
  • China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 crashes in Guangxi, China, killing all 133 people on board.

March 23:
Kuwait becomes hottest place on earth, records 53.2 degree Celsius.

March 24:

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards the Abel Prize for the year 2022 to American mathematician Dennis Parnell Sullivan.
  • Devendra Jhajharia becomes first para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan.

March 26:
Former Chief Justice of India R C Lahoti passes away.

March 28:
PV Sindhu wins Swiss Open Badminton title 2022.


April 1:

  • Mirabai Chanu bags BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year Award 2021
  • Former CM Of Sikkim B.B. Gurung Passes Away

April 4:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the third and final part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, warning that greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025 at the latest and decline 43% by 2030, in order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C (2.7 °F).

April 8:
Indian-American singer Falguni Shah wins Grammy for A Colorful World in the Best Children’s Album category.

April 11:
Under huge pressure Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan decides to tender his resignation as a member of the National Assembly ahead of the election for a new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal win first-ever gold medal at World Doubles Squash championships.
  • Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra Tea will get GI Tag from European Commission.
  • Veteran Bengali Author Amar Mitra Wins Prestigious O. Henry Award

April 12:

  • Shehbaz Sharif elected as 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Actor-screenwriter Shiv Kumar Subramaniam passes away.
  • Assamese poet Nilamani Phookan conferred with 56th Jnanpith Award.

April 13:

  • India’s first indigenous polycentric prosthetic knee made by IIT-Madras.
  • Harsh Vardhan Shringla named India’s G20 chief coordinator.

April 14:
Netherlands win FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022.

April 15:
Australia’s Victoria selected to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

April 16:
Israel successfully tests ‘Iron Beam’ new laser-based air defence system

April 18:
India’s first Internet Radio ‘Radio Aksh’ for the visually challenged launched in Nagpur.

April 19:

  • AIMA honours Shoojit Sircar with Director Of The Year award.
  • Haryana wins 12th senior men’s national hockey championship.
  • Odia singer and musician Prafulla Kar passes away.
  • Lt Gen Manoj Pande named as India’s next Chief of Army Staff

April 20:
It was decided that the world’s highest tunnel, connecting Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, will be construed by BRO.

April 21:
Cyrus S. Poonawalla tops Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022.

April 24:

  • West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard retires.
  • India allocates additional $500 million fuel aid to Sri Lanka.

April 26:

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets the John F. Kennedy Award.
  • Padma Shri writer Binapani Mohanty passes away.

April 27:
Sir David Attenborough Earns UN ‘Champion Of The Earth Lifetime Achievement Award’.

April 28:
N Chandrasekaran takes charge as Tata Digital chairman.

April 29:
Jharkhand’s Jamtara becomes country’s first district with library in every village.

April 30:
Emmanuel Macron is elected as French President for another term.


May 2:

  • PV Sindhu wins bronze at Asian Badminton Championships.
  • Sri Lanka crisis: Eight people killed and more than 200 injured in violent clashes; armed forces issue shoot-at-sight orders to curb riots.

May 5:

  • INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, handed over to the Indian navy.
  • Harshada Sharad Garud becomes first Indian to win a gold at IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championship.

May 8:
Nepal’s legendary climber Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mt Everest for the 26th time.

May 9:
Priyanka Mohite becomes first Indian woman to climb five peaks above 8,000 metres.

May 10:

  • Padma Shri Odia writer Rajat Kumar Kar passes away.
  • Reliance became first Indian company to cross $ 100 billion annual revenue.
  • India’s Avinash Sable breaks 30-year-old 5000 m record.
  • Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away.

May 12:

  • World’s oldest chess Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passes away.
  • 5000-year-old jewellery factory found in Haryana’s Indus Valley Site Rakhi Garhi.
  • Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapaksa resigns after weeks of protest by the citizens.

May 13:
Rajiv Kumar appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner.

May 14:

  • UAE President, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, passes away.
  • Lionel Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for 2022.

May 16:

  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed President of UAE.
  • Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car accident.
  • Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale Duba crowned World’s Best Nurse.
  • Kapil Sibal quits Indian National Congress following differences that he and other G-23 members had with party leadership.
  • The siege of Mariupol ends in a Russian victory as Ukrainian troops evacuate.

May 17:
Manik Saha named as new chief minister of Tripura.

May 18:
Elisabeth Borne appointed France’s new Prime Minister, becomes the second woman to hold the post in the country.

May 20:
Monkeypox outbreak: World Health Organization holds emergency meeting to discuss the spread of monkeypox in nearly a dozen countries, as the number of reported cases reaches 100.

May 21:
Nikhat Zareen wins gold at Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Zareen gave a dazzling performance to beat Thai Olympian Jutamas Jitpong 5-0 and become the fifth Indian woman to win a World title at the Women’s World Championships, Istanbul. Other Indian women to reach such heights were Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC.

May 24:
Thomas Cup Title: Indian men beat star-studded Indonesia 3-0 to clinch the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever.

May 27:

  • Haryana’s Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as a combat aviator after successfully completing her training.
  • Narinder Batra resigns as President of the Indian Olympic Association.

May 28:
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain elected IBA’s Athletes’ Committee chair.

May 29:
Spanish club Real Madrid beat English club Liverpool 1–0 to win the UEFA Champions League final played at the Stade de France in Paris.

May 30:
Punjabi Singer Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead.


June 1:

  • PARAM ANANTA Supercomputer Commissioned At IIT, Gandhinagar.
  • Bollywood singer KK dies after performing at Kolkata concert. The 53-year-old sang in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Assamese.

June 2: 
Israel and the United Arab Emirates sign first Arab free trade deal.

June 3:

  • India win men’s hockey Asia Cup bronze with 1-0 win over Japan.
  • US Frontier overtakes Japan’s Fugaku as world’s most powerful supercomputer.
  • Indian American Harini Logan wins 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

June 4:
Cyclone Yaas causes severe damage to Odisha and also has significant impact on West Bengal.

June 5:
At least 50 people are killed in a dual mass shooting-bomb attack in Owo, Nigeria.

June 6:
Sakshi Malik, Mansi, And Divya Kakran win gold in the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup.

June 8: 

  • India successfully executes nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile from APJ Abdul Kalam island in Odisha.
  • India Beat Poland 6-4 to clinch inaugural FIH Hockey 5s title.

June 9: 
Avani Lekhara sets world record to win gold at the para shooting World Cup.

June 10: 

  • Music Maestro AR Rahman appointed ambassador of The Season of Culture, which marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.
  • Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board makes revelations that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi pressurized Sri Lanka for handing over a 500 MW wind power project in Mannar District to Adani Green Energy.

June 11:

  • ‘Gaganyaan’ India’s first human space mission has been scheduled to be launched in 2023.
  • India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals Anocovax launched.

June 13:

  • India finalises deals for cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia.
  • Asia’s ‘longest-tusked’ elephant Bhogeshwara dies of natural causes.

June 14: 

  • Govt launches Agnipath Scheme for recruitment in Armed forces, says Agniveers to get preference in PSUs and state govt jobs after four-year of service.
  • India’s first private train under the Bharat Gaurav scheme launched at Southern Railway zone between Coimbatore and Shirdi. This train is operated by South Star Rail based in Tamil Nadu.

June 15: 

  • Microsoft announces the retirement of 27-year-old Internet Explorer (IE) as the firm’s oldest browser will be completely phased out from this day.
  • India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra sets a new national record as he throws 89.30 m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.

June 17: 
India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II Ballistic Missile at Chandipur.

June 18:

  • China Becomes The Largest Importer Of Indian Broken Rice.
  • Agnipath Agniveer Protest: Bihar closed on June 18, 72 hours ultimatum to Modi government. Hundreds of protesters block national highways and railway tracks in different parts of Bihar over the Agnipath scheme.

June 20:

  • Fujian, China’s third most advanced domestically built aircraft carrier launched.
  • Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold At Kuortane Games In Finland.

June 21: 

  • Draupadi Murmu named BJP’s candidate to become India’s first tribal and second female president.
  • Indian Coast Guard inducts new Advanced light helicopter squadron 840 CG.
  • Veteran Photojournalist R. Raveendran Passes Away.

June 22:

  • Ruchira Kamboj named as next Permanent Representative of India to the UN.
  • Skalzang Rigzin becomes the first Indian mountaineer to ascend Mount Annapurna.

June 24:
Indian Women’s wrestling team wins under-17 Asian championship.

June 25: 
Delhi airport becomes India’s first to run entirely on hydro and solar energy.

June 26:

  • Madhya Pradesh win their maiden Ranji Trophy title, beating tournament heavyweights Mumbai by 6 wickets in the final at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • Anil Khanna named acting president of IOA.

June 27:
Alt News founder Mohammed Zubair arrested by Delhi Police for a post made by him on Twitter in 2018 which allegedly hurts religious sentiments.

June 28:

  • Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, commissions India’s largest floating solar power project in Kayamkulam, Kerala.
  • Navjeet Dhillon wins gold medal in discus throw at Qosanov Memorial 2022.
  •  Khushi Patel from UK crowned Miss India Worldwide 2022.

June 29:

  • Mukesh Ambani resigns, Akash Ambani is new Jio chairman.
  • Business tycoon Pallonji Mistry passes away.
  • Zomato acquires Blinkit for Rs 4,447 crore.
  • Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Maharashtra CM.
  • Neeraj Chopra breaks his own national record with an 89.94m throw at Stockholm Diamond League.

June 30:
Novak Djokovic becomes first player to win 80 matches in all four Grand Slams.


July 1:

  • Successful Flight Testing Of High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target ABHYAS In Odisha.
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes oath As Philippine President.

July 2:

  • UN projects India’s urban population to be 675 million by 2035.
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on US Supreme Court.
  • In The Diamond League Competition, Neeraj Chopra Wins The Silver Medal.

July 4: Yair Lapid takes over as 14th Prime Minister of Israel.

July 5: 

  • Visionary British theatre director Peter Brook passes away.
  • Former India goalkeeper EN Sudhir passes away.

July 6:

  • Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska wins prestigious Fields Medal 2022.
  • DRDO conducted successful tests of autonomous aircraft’s maiden take-off.
  • Veteran Bengali filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passes away.

July 7:
India’s unemployment rate increases to 7.8 %, Haryana, Rajasthan at top.

July 8:

  • Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is assassinated while giving a public speech in the city of Nara, Japan.
  • Sports icon PT Usha, music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, spiritual leader Veerendra Heggade, and screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad were the four picks of the BJP for the Rajya Sabha.
  • Boris Johnson resigns as United Kingdom Prime Minister.

July 9:
Freedom fighter Gandhian P Gopinath Nair passes away.

July 11:

  • Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wins seventh Wimbledon men’s title and 21st Grand Slam crown with a four-set triumph over Nick Kyrgios.
  • Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe announces resignation.

July 12: 
Pallavi Singh wins Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea.

July 13:

  • James Webb Telescope image reveals the earliest galaxies formed after the Big Bang.
  • Former New Zealand Cricket Captain Barry Sinclair Passes Away.

July 14:

  • Mohammed Shami Becomes fastest indian bowler to take 150 ODI wickets.
  • India bags 22 medals in Asian U-20 Wrestling championships in Manama, Bahrain.

July 15:
Ola Introduces India’s first indigenously made lithium ion-cell.

July 16:
India’s first Monkeypox case reported in Kerala.

July 18:
First-Ever ‘Made In India’ Surgical Robotic System Installed At Rajiv Gandhi Institute.

July 19:
India reaches a milestone of 200 crore vaccinations for COVID-19.

July 20:

  • Renowned Artist Achuthan Kudallur Passes Away.
  • Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Former SC judge Vineet Saran appointed as new BCCI ethics officer.

July 21:

  • Daughter of a tribal family coming from a very ordinary house in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu, elected as the 15th President of India.
  • Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe elected As 9th president.

July 23: 

  • Dinesh Gunawardena Sworn In As The 15th Prime Minister Of Sri Lanka.
  • Senior TMC leader and minister in government of West Bengal, Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee arrested by ED from Kolkata in the SSC Scam.

July 25:
RBI data shows that during the week July 15, India’s foreign exchange reserves decreased by $7.5 billion.

July 26:
India’s Indermit Gill named World Bank’s chief economist.

July 27:

  • -Neeraj Chopra wins silver in World Athletics Championship 2022.
  • -India Will Host ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2025.
  • -Mastercard Set To Replace Paytm As BCCI Title Sponsor.
  • -Russia Decides To Leave The International Space Station After 2024.

July 28:
-PV Sindhu Named India’s Flagbearer for 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
-Roshni Nadar stays India’s richest woman for 2nd Year In A Row.

July 29:
-22nd Commonwealth Games kick off at Birmingham, UK.
-England’s Leicester Cricket Ground Named After Sunil Gavaskar.
-Padma Shri Awardee Sushovan Banerjee Passes Away.
-Egypt Signs $8 Billion Agreement With India For Suez Canal Economic Zone.

July 30:
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first gold at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

July 31:
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian terrorist who became the 2nd Emir of al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011, is killed in an airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan conducted by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency.


Aug 1:
England beat Germany in Women’s Euro 2022.

Aug 2:
Veteran Bengali singer Nirmala Mishra passes away.

Aug 4:

  • Saurav Ghosal wins India’s first-ever singles medal in squash.
  • China conducts its largest ever military exercise around Taiwan in response to a controversial visit by Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since the 1990s.

Aug 5:
World’s largest floating solar power plant to be built in Khandwa, MP.

Aug 6:

  • NASA makes first multispectral maps of mars available.
  • SpaceX launches South Korea’s first moon mission, Danuri.
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar elected as the 14th Vice President of India.

Aug 7:
Commonwealth Games 2022: Priyanka Goswami wins India’s first medal in race walk.

Aug 8:

  • India beat Bangladesh 5-2 after extra time to clinch the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship title, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Indian chess legend GM Viswanathan Anand becomes FIDE deputy president.

Aug 9:

  • Commonwealth Games 2022: Nikhat Zareen wins gold in boxing.
  • – Spiritual leader Dalai Lama honoured with Ladakh’s highest civilian award.
  • – Indian-American Aarya Walvekar Crowned Miss India USA 2022.

Aug 10:

  • Nitish Kumar resigns as NDA Chief Minister in Bihar.
  • Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India.

Aug 11:

  • Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to win 2022 UEFA Super Cup.
  • Former Cricket Umpire Rudi Koertzen dies in car crash.
  • Nitish Kumar sworn in as Chief minister of Bihar with the support of Rashtriya Janata Dal and Indian National Congress.

Aug 12:

  • Virtual space museum launched by ISRO.
  • Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to receive France’s highest civilian award.
  • Indian-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie is stabbed multiple times as he is about to give a public lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, United States.

Aug 13:
-Sunil Chhetri, Manisha Kalyan named men’s and women’s Footballer of the Year.

-Kolkata to host 23rd edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS).

Aug 15:
India completes 75 years of Independence on its 76th Independence day. Celebration all around.

Aug 16:
-Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away at age 62. Often referred to as ‘India’s Warren Buffett’ and the Big Bull of Indian markets, Jhunjhunwala’s net worth was $5.8 billion.

– FIFA suspends All India Football Federation (AIFF).

– World’s highest Chenab Railway Bridge inaugurated.

Aug 17:
Turkey and Israel agree to restore full diplomatic relations after a period of tensions.

Aug 18:
Former BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary passes away

Aug 19:
Country’s first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai.

– BRO to build the first steel slag road in Arunachal Pradesh.

Aug 22:
GoI grants GI tag to Bihar’s Mithila Makhana.

Aug 23:
Punjab & Haryana agree to name Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh.

– Antim Panghal, a 17-year-old wrestler from Haryana, defeats Kazakhstan’s Atlyn Shagayeva 8-0 to win the title of Under-20 world champion. Antim Panghal is the first Indian woman to do so.

Aug 24:
-DRDO and Indian Navy test indigenous VL-SRSAM missile.

– Veteran producer Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala passes away.

-India successfully fight-tests VL-SRSAM in Chandipur.

Aug 25:
-Bangladeshi Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize 2022.

– World’s first fleet of hydrogen passenger trains by Germany.

Aug 26:
-Former German chancellor Angela Merkel wins Unesco Peace Prize 2022.

– Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Indian National Congress after a five decade-long association with the party.

Aug 27:
-James Webb Space Telescope captures beautiful new Jupiter photos.

Aug 28:
-Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League with 89.08m throw.

UEFA Awards: Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas win UEFA best player awards.

– Nagaland gets its 2nd railway station in 119 years.

– Pakistan floods: Pakistan declares a “climate catastrophe” and appeals for international assistance, as the death toll from recent flooding in the country exceeds 1,000, the world’s deadliest flood since 2017. Several nations, alongside the UN, pledge millions in funding for aid.

Aug 30:
Eminent economist Abhijit Sen passes away.

Aug 31:
Death of Paolo Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi, due to prolonged illness in Italy.


Sep 1:
-UN report says Chinese government’s Xinjiang internment camps and treatment of Uyghurs may constitute crimes against humanity.
– World’s largest temple to open at Nadia, West Bengal.

Sep 2:
INS Vikrant, India’s first home-built aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Cochin Shipyard.

Sep 3:
-The Markham City of Canada has named a street after Music composer AR Rahman.
– G-7 countries agree to price cap system for Russian oil.
– Former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey elected as new AIFF chief.
– Former chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident while en route from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Mistry was 54 years old. He was travelling with Jahangir Dinshaw Pandol, Anahita Pandol, and Darius Pandol. Mistry is survived by his wife Rohiqa and their two sons.
– Liz Truss was elected leader of the ruling Conservative Party and UK’s new prime minister. She defeated Rishi Sunak.

Sep 6:
-Former US president Barack Obama wins an Emmy award for his narration in a Netflix documentary.
– Suresh Raina Announces Retirement From Indian Premier League.

Sep 7:
-Rahul Gandhi commences his 3751 km long ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari.
– IAD technology successfully used by ISRO to land payloads on Mars and Venus.

Sep 8:
-West Bengal bags International Travel Award 2023 For ‘Best Destination for Culture’.
– Liz Truss, the new British prime minister, named Suella Braverman, a lawyer of Indian descent, as the country’s new home secretary.

Sep 9:
-Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned over the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96. After worries about her health grew early, her family gathered at her Scottish estate. Queen Elizabeth II saw significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952.
– Padma Shri Awardee Artist Ram Chandra Manjhi passes away.

Sep 11:
King Charles III nominated to the throne of the United Kingdom, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Sep 12:
-Dwarka-Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passes away at Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.
– King Charles ordains William and Kate as the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Sep 15:
-Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away.
– World’s largest museum of Harappan culture to come up in Rakhigarhi, Haryana.

Sep 16:
-Roger Federer announces retirement from professional tennis.
-India beat Nepal 4-0 in the SAFF U-17 final.

Sep 17:
Former tennis legend captain Naresh Kumar passes away.

Sep 19:
Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the final of the Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

Sep 20:
-Swati Piramal conferred with top French civilian honour Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).
– Queen Elizabeth II buried at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
– India’s 1st lithium-ion cell factory inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh.

Sep 21:
-Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ becomes India’s official entry for Oscars 2023.
-Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58.

Sep 22:
-Bangladesh win a historic victory at the SAFF Women’s Championship to lift the maiden title at the Dashrath Rangshala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.
-ISRO tests hybrid motors successfully, plans to develop new rocket propulsion technology.
-Veteran swimmer Elvis Ali becomes the oldest Indian to cross the North Channel.

Sep 23:
NASA’s DART Mission to collide with an asteroid: In order to test a crucial technology that might be used to divert asteroids heading towards Earth, NASA’s DART mission will fall on an asteroid.

Sep 24:
-Chinese Scientists create world’s first cloned wild Arctic wolf ‘Maya’.
– Indian author & poet Meena Kandasamy wins the German PEN award.

Sept 25:
The legendary Women’s Cricketer, Jhulan Goswami announced her retirement from all forms of the game in a touching farewell statement.

Sep 26:
India’s first avalanche-monitoring radar installed in Sikkim.

Sep 27:
-Veteran actress Asha Parekh has been declared the recipient of the 2020 Dadasaheb Phalke award.
– Russian occupation authorities in Ukraine claim that their annexation referendums show an overwhelming support for the annexation by Russia of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Luhansk People’s Republic, and parts of Kherson Oblast and Zaporizhzhia Oblast. However, the voting is widely dismissed as a sham referendum.

Sep 28:
Giorgia Meloni elected as First woman PM of Italy.

Sep 29:
-Lt General Anil Chauhan appointed as new Chief of Defence Staff.
– Senior Advocate R Venkataramani appointed as the 16th Attorney General of India.
– Vladimir Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Edward Snowden.

Sep 30:
Reliance Jio Chairman Akash Ambani listed on Time’s 100 Emerging Leaders’.


Oct 1:
A fatal human crush occurs during an association football match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java, Indonesia, killing 131 people and injuring more than 500.

– Kazakhstan changes the capital’s name from Nur-Sultan back to Astana.

– World’s largest safari park to be developed in Gurugram.

– Indian women’s rights activist Srishti Bakshi wins ‘Changemaker’ award.

Oct 2:
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on  October 2,  the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

– India Celebrates 118th birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Oct 3:
-Nicole Aunapu Mann will lead NASA’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. Nicole Aunapu Mann is set to become the first Native American woman to venture into space.

– ISRO scientist Anil Kumar elected Vice President of International Astronautical Federation.

Oct 3:
Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine for advancing the understanding of human evolution.

Oct 4:
-Suzlon Energy chairman Tulsi Tanti passes away.

– Avalanche in Uttarkashi kills nearly 30 mountaineers, from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

– The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 is awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their work on quantum mechanics.

Oct 5:
Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal & Barry Sharpless get Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Oct 6:
-The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 is awarded to Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

– India’s first indigenously-built passenger drone ‘Varuna’ launched.

Oct 7:
-Ales Bialiatski, who is incarcerated, Memorial, a Russian human rights organisation, and Center for Civil Liberties have all been jointly given the Nobel Peace Prize 2022.

-PR Sreejesh, Savita Punia voted FIH Men’s and Women’s Goalkeepers of the Year.

– The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize For 2022 Will Be Awarded To Yunqing Tang.

Oct 9:
Pankaj Advani wins his record 25th world billiards title in Kuala Lumpur.

Oct 10:

-Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party founder and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, passes away at a Gurugram private hospital. Mulayam, 82, was receiving treatment for multiple medical conditions.

– Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond, and Philip H. Dybvig get the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022.

– ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 spectrometer maps the abundance of sodium on the moon for the first time.

– Harmanpreet Singh and Felice Albers named FIH Player of the Year.

Oct 11:
-Goa to host 37th National Games in October 2023.

– Indian Army celebrates 73rd Raising Day Of Territorial Army.

Oct 12:
-EU Parliament approves adoption of world’s first single charger rule.

-Padma Shri Dr Temsula Ao passes away.

Oct 13:
Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur banned for 3 years.

Oct 15:
Robbie Coltrane, the veteran comic and actor known for his star turns in the British crime series Cracker and the Harry Potter movie franchise, passes away at the age 72.

Oct 18:
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins the Booker Prize.

Oct 19:
Veteran Karnataka Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge defeats rival Shashi Tharoor to become the first non-Gandhi Congress president in 24 years.

Oct 21:
Liz Truss to resign as PM of UK, after only six weeks in office.

Oct 23:
Heaviest rocket of ISRO, LVM3 successfully places 36 satellites in orbit.

Oct 24:
Chinese President Xi Jinping creates history by becoming the first leader of the ruling Communist Party after party founder Mao Zedong to get re-elected for an unprecedented third term.

Oct 25:
Rishi Sunak named as the PM of the UK, the first British Prime Minister of Indian descent.

Oct 26:
National film award recipient Bengali film director Pinaki Chaudhuri passes away.

Oct 28:
Elon Musk completes his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.

Oct 29:
At least 158 people are killed and another 197 injured in a crowd crush during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea.

Oct 30:
About 141 people have died, while more than a 100 others were admitted to hospital after a colonial-era cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi town, plunging over 350 people into the river.

Oct 31:
Spain, defending champions, won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup against the first-time finalists Colombia. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was played between Spain and Colombia in the Patil Sports Stadium.


Nov 1:

  • -Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro to return as Brazil’s President for the third time.
  • – West Bengal’s Lakshmir Bhandar Scheme Bags The SKOCH Award.
  • Nov 2:
  • -‘Steel Man of India’ Jamshed Irani passes away at 86.
  • – Supreme Court bans two-finger test.
  • – Arunachal Pradesh to get Northeast’s first fish museum.
  • – Tata Steel Jamshedpur India’s first to achieve Responsible Steel certification.
  • Nov 3:
  • -SpaceX Launches First Falcon heavy mission, after 3 years.
  • – Permacrisis has been chosen as the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year.
  • Nov 5:
  • -Singer Aruna Sairam honoured with Chevalier Award by the French govt.
  • -Independent India’s first voter Master Shyam Saran Negi passed away, three days after casting his vote for the 34th time. India’s oldest voter Shyam Saran Negi died at 105 at his home in Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh.
  • – Noted Malayalam fiction writer, A. Sethumadhavan has been selected for the Kerala government’s prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram.
  • – Former Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta appointed to the Order of Australia for promoting India-Australia bilateral relations.

Nov 6:
Asian Hockey Federation CEO Tayyab Ikram elected as new FIH president.

Nov 6-8:
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) on climate change mitigation takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Nov 9:
D. Y. Chandrachud takes oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India, succeeding UU Lalit.

Nov 10:
Arfa Khanum Sherwani receives Kuldip Nayar Patrakarita Samman Award For 2022.

Nov 11:

  • -UNESCO says glaciers at many UNESCO World Heritage sites including Yellowstone and Kilimanjaro National Park will likely vanish by 2050.
  • – Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score 4,000 runs in T20Is.
  • – All 6 assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi released from prison, as per the orders of the Supreme Court of India.

Nov 12:

  • -Father of modern election science, Sir David Butler, passes away at 98.
  • – Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections, underway for 68 seats of the state.

Nov 13:
T20 World Cup 2022 Final: England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.

Nov 14:

  • -India to build its first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel.
  • – 85-year-old renowned mathematician RL Kashyap passes away.

Nov 15:
World population reaches 8 billion.

Nov 16:
NASA launches Artemis 1, the first un-crewed launch of its Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever launched into orbit. The onboard Orion capsule orbited the Moon before returning to Earth, as a demonstration of planned human missions.

Nov 17:
India becomes the world’s second largest producer of steel.

Nov 18:

  • -Star Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes first player from India to get elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
  • – Indian basketball legend Abbas Moontasir passes away at 80.

Nov 19:

  • -Vikram-S Rocket launched by ISRO; India’s first privately developed rocket.
  • – Cambridge Dictionary announces ‘Homer’ as Word of the Year 2022.

Nov 20:

  • -22nd FIFA World Cup starts in Al Khor stadium, Doha, Qatar.
  • – Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest world No. 1 ATP Player.
  • – India’s first elephant death audit framework introduced by Tamil Nadu.

Nov 21:

  • -BCCI dissolves 4-member national selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma.
  • – Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama honoured with Gandhi Mandela award.

Nov 22:

  • -Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history to beat Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener with goals by Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari stunning the favourites.
  • – Rasna founder Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta passes away.

Nov 23:

  • -Japan beat Germany 2-1 in World Cup shock.
  • – Spain demolish Costa Rica 7-0 in its biggest ever WC win, at Qatar 2022.
  • – Sebastian Vettel retires from Formula One racing.
  • – Russia replaces China to become the biggest supplier of fertilizers to India.
  • – Manika Batra, the Indian table tennis player, becomes  the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Cup table tennis tournament.

Nov 24:
Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysia’s new prime-minister.

Nov 25:
India wins vice presidency of International Electrotechnical Commission.

Nov 27:

  • -Another big upset in the World Cup of upsets in Qatar as Morocco shock the World No 2 Belgium 2-0 in their second Group F  match at the Al Thumama stadium.
  • – Veteran Bollywood actor Vikram Gokhale passes away.

Nov 28:

  • PT Usha Becomes first woman president of Indian Olympic Association.
  • Egypt’s President invited as chief guest for Republic Day 2023.
  • Canada win first Davis Cup title, defeating Australia.

Nov 29:

  • -Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa retires.
  • – Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram S Kirloskar passes away.

Nov 30:

  • -Lt General Asim Munir Appointed as New Army Chief of Pakistan.
  • -Vistara to Merge With Air India by 2024.
  • -Paralympic medallist Lekhara receives Para Sports Person of Year award.


Dec 1:

  • Senior journalist Ravish Kumar resigns from NDTV following Adani’s acquisition of the only independent television media house in the country.
  • ‘World’s 1st hydrogen-run’ aircraft engine tested by EasyJet, says Rolls-Royce.
  • FIFA World Cup 2022: Stephanie Frappart becomes first woman referee at a World Cup.
  • Former president of China Jiang Zemin passes away.
  • Phase 1 of 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly Elections held with 63.14% polling.

Dec 2:

  • South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi crowned Miss Earth 2022 during the pageant’s coronation night on December 2 at Cove Manila.
  • The G7 and Australia join the EU in imposing a cap of $60 a barrel on Russian crude oil, designed to “prevent Russia from profiting from its war of aggression against Ukraine.”

Dec 5:

  • India The first country in the world to receive $100 billion in foreign remittances.
  • Over 58 per cent voter turnout in 2nd phase Gujarat’s election.

Dec 6:

  • ‘City of Joy’ author Dominique Lapierre passes away at the age 91.
  • Reports say Cristiano Ronaldo signs a 200-million euro contract with Saudi club Al-Nassr.
  • Hyderabad-based startup installs India’s first real-time gold ATM.

Dec 8:

  • BJP wins a seventh consecutive term in Gujarat with a record majority (156 out of total 182 seats) and Indian National Congress topples incumbent BJP government in Himachal Pradesh by bagging 40 out of 68 seats.
  • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins silver at weightlifting World Championship in Colombia.

Dec 9:

  • Croatia stun tournament favourites Brazil to reach the World Cup semi-finals, winning 4-2 on penalties after ending 1-1 in extra time.
  • Indian soldiers clash with Chinese soldiers at the Tawang border of Arunachal Pradesh. No casualties, several injured.

Dec 10:
Morocco  beat Portugal 1-0 to become first African team to reach WC semi-final.

Dec 12:

  • Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu sworn in as the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Padma Shri Awardee & veteran lavani singer Sulochana Chavan passes away at 92.

Dec 13:

  • UAE successfully launches first ever Arab-built lunar spacecraft.
  • BJP’s Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as Gujarat CM for 2nd consecutive term.

Dec 14:

  • Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to enter the World Cup final.
  • ISRO successfully completes hypersonic vehicle test run.

Dec 15:

  • France beat Morocco 2-0 to reach the finals of the FIFA World Cup.
  • New Zealand govt passes world’s first tobacco law to ban smoking.

Dec 16:
United States announces a nuclear fusion breakthrough, a historic step towards the promise of ‘near-limitless’ clean energy and may help the fight to curb climate change.

Dec 17:

  • Iran removed from UN Commission on the Status of Women.
  • India receives Rafale’s 36th and last aircraft from France.

Dec 18:
Argentina win the FIFA World Cup, beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time.

Dec 19:

  • India’s Sargam Koushal creates history as she wins the Mrs World 2022 title after 21 years.
  • Indian-origin Leo Varadkar is the new Prime Minister of Ireland.
  • India hockey team win’s Women’s FIH Nations Cup 2022.
Indian-origin Leo Varadkar,Prime Minister of Ireland

Dec 20:

  • Sonakshi Sinha named as PETA Person of the Year.
  • France’s Karim Benzema announces retirement from international football.

Dec 21:

  • Fifth Scorpene submarine ‘Vagir’ delivered to Indian Navy.
  • Sri Lanka and Russia in talks to use the Rupee in foreign trade.

Dec 22:
Indore gets country’s first infantry museum.

Dec 24:
Sam Curran breaks all records to become the most expensive cricketer ever to be bought by any franchise of the IPL. English cricketer Curran was bought by Punjab Kings on the first day of the IPL auction for Rs18.5 crore.

Dec 29:

  • Uzbekistan says 18 child deaths linked to India-made cough syrup.
  • IIT Madras win Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Award 2022.

Dec 30:

  • Modi’s mother Heeraben passes away.
  • Brazilian football legend Pele dies at 82.