Current Affairs 10th August 2022 Daily GK Update

Current Affairs 10th August 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Telangana launched ‘Nethanna Ku Bima’ Scheme for weavers

  • Telangana Government has launched ‘Nethanna Ku Bima’ Scheme, an insurance scheme, which covers handloom and power loom weavers in the State.
  • This scheme was launched by Telangana Handlooms Minister, KT Rama Rao virtually on the occasion of National Handloom Day.
  • The insurance coverage scheme will be implemented in association with LIC.
  • In case of natural or accidental death of a weaver Rs. 5 lakh would be deposited into the nominees’ account within 10 days.

About Telangana

  • Capital – Hyderabad
  • Chief Minister – K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan

Recent Telangana govt schemes and portals

  • Urban Forest Park’ Mobile App
  • Mana Ooru Mana Badi programme
  • Nethanna Bima scheme
  • ‘Nethanna Ku Bima

Samudrayaan mission to send humans 6,000 meters deep in ocean

  • The Indian government will soon start its mega ocean mission called ‘Samudrayaan’ to unlock the mysteries in the heart government of deep water.
  • With this mission, India will be joining the elite club of nations such as the US, Russia, Japan, France, and China to have niche technology and vehicles to carry out subsea activities.
  • Samudrayaan Mission is aimed to develop a self-propelled manned submersible to carry three human beings to a water depth of 6,000 m in the ocean with a suite of scientific sensors and tools for deep ocean exploration.
  • Developed indigenously, MATSYA 6000 is a manned submersible vehicle.
  • It will facilitate the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in conducting deep ocean exploration. It has an endurance of 12 hours of operational period and 96 hours in case of emergency.

Microsoft becomes first company to join ONDC network

  • Microsoft has become the first multinational technology firm to join the government’s open network for digital commerce (ONDC) platform.
  • The US-based technology behemoth intends to introduce social e-commerce or a group buying experience in the Indian market through the entry.
  • Through ONDC it intends to introduce social e-commerce in the Indian market.
  • It will also launch a shopping app in India which will be available on the ONDC network.

About Microsoft

  • Founded – 1975
  • Founders – Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Headquarters – Washington DC
  • Chairman – Satya Nadella
  • CEO – Satya Nadella
  • President – Brad Smith

Maharashtra Governor inaugurated 22nd ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’

  • Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has inaugurated the 22nd ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ at Rabindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai.
  • It is a 5-day theatre festival which is being organized by the National School of Drama under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign.
  • The festival will showcase plays of renowned theatre directors based on the life and sacrifices of our freedom fighters.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital – Mumbai
  • Chief Minister – Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Amit Shah launched onboarding of cooperatives on GeM portal

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah has launched the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal.
  • The move will allow cooperatives to procure through the GeM portal like other government buyers—Central and state ministries, departments, public sector enterprises, autonomous institutions and local bodies.
  • Over 300 cooperatives have been onboarded as buyers on the GeM portal to enable them to purchase goods and services at competitive prices.

Banking and Financial 

Indian Bank signed an MoU with SRM University-AP for starts up

  • Indian Bank has signed an MoU with Hatchlab Research Centre, TBI of SRM University-AP to launch ‘IND Spring Board’.
  • It is an initiative for financing start-ups and MSMEs.
  • The bank will extend financial aid of up to Rs 50 crore to start-ups incubated at SRM Hatchlab for their working capital requirements.
  • This collaboration is one of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

About Indian Bank

  • Founded – 1907
  • Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • MD & CEO – Shanti Lal Jain

Recent Agreements

  • Indian Army signed an MoU with DFI to accelerate drone technology for frontline soldiers
  • Andhra Pradesh govt signed an MoU with NISG for integrated land management system
  • National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) partnered with Hindustan Unilever Limited to develop entrepreneurial skills
  • IOC signed an MoU with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for Cheetah relocation from Africa to India
  • SVC Bank signed an agreement with SIDBI for empowering MSMEs

American Express launched Global Pay, cross border payments platform

  • American Express has launched its cross-border payments platform for small to medium-sized businesses named Global Pay.
  • It will work as a digital solution that will let S. businesses make secure domestic and international B2B payments.
  • In addition to this, the eligible customers can earn rewards points on foreign exchange payments.
  • Global Pay is available to all eligible American Express Small Business Card Members in the U.S.

About American Express

  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • CEO – Stephen Squeri

Appointment and Resignation 

Pramod Kumar appointed as CFO of Power Grid Corporation

  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has appointed Pramod Kumar as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.
  • Before his appointment to the new position, Kumar served as Executive Director (Finance) of Power Grid Corporation.
  • Pramod Kumar is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), having experience of 35 years in the power sector involving almost all areas of finance and accounting function.
  • Power Grid was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Gurgaon.
  • It is engaged mainly in the transmission of bulk power across different states of India.

Recent Appointment

  • Deputy President of FIDE – Viswanathan Anand a
  • First woman Director General of CSIR – Nallathamby Kalaiselvi
  • MD& CEO of Unity SF Bank – Inderjit Camotra
  • CFO of BharatPe – Nalin Negi
  • Central Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N Patel

Awards 

Prof Ramadhar becomes first Indian psychologist on US Heritage Wall of Fame

  • An Indian professor, Ramadhar Singh has been marked on the ‘Heritage Wall of Fame’ of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in the USA.
  • Currently, he is a professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management of Ahmedabad University.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus had nominated Ramadhar Singh for induction to the ‘Heritage Wall of Fame’.
  • SPSP established in 1974, is the world’s largest organization of personality and social psychologists.

Recent Awards

  • ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award (the highest civilian honour of Ladakh) – Dalai Lama
  • Vice-President presents the ‘President’s Colours’ to Tamil Nadu Police
  • Global Energy Prize 2022 – Indian-Origin Professor Kaushik Rajashekara
  • UAE honoured Kamal Haasan by granting him Golden Visa
  • Mother Teresa Memorial Award by the Maharashtra govt. – Dia Mirza & Afroz Shah

Aarya Walvekar crowned Miss India USA 2022

  • Indian origin teenager Aarya Walvekar (Virginia) has been crowned with the title of Miss India USA 2022 in New Jersey.
  • She is an advocate for Mental Health and Body Positivity Heath at Every Size Movement and created various awareness campaigns.
  • She is also the founder of Euphoria Dance Studio which provides affordable dance lessons to local children.
  • Akshi Jain of Washington has crowned Mrs. India USA.
  • Tanvi Grover of New York was crowned Miss Teen India USA.

Recent Awards

  • Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea – Pallavi Singh (India)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star award by Japan Govt. – Narayanan Kumar VC of Sanmar Group
  • CII Quality Ratna Awards 2021 – Ashok Soota
  • Shiromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022 – Michelle Poonawalla
  • Best Film award at the IIFA Awards – Shershaah
  • Assam’s highest civilian award Asom Bhaibav – Ratan Tata

Sports

Tennis legend Serena Williams announced retirement

  • American legend Serena Williams winner of 23 Grand Slam titles has announced her retirement from tennis.
  • Serena will play her last match at the US Open, which is starting on August 29.
  • Serena is the only woman to have recorded more than 65 wins across all four Grand Slams.
  • She last won a Grand Slam title in 2017 at the Australian Open.
  • She has been ranked singles world number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks.

Recent Retirement

  • Ben Stokes – One Day International Cricket – England
  • Sebastian Vettel – Formula One (at the end of the 2022 season)
  • Mithali Raj – All forms of International Cricket
  • Rumeli Dhar – All Forms of Cricket
  • Dinesh Ramdin – International Cricket – West Indies

44th Chess Olympiad concluded; India’s men & women team won bronze medal

  • The 44th Chess Olympiad, which was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Chennai on 28 July.
  • India competed in the tournament with three teams in the Men’s Section and three teams in the Women’s section.
  • India ‘B’ team comprising D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Raunak Sadhwaniand and Adhiban won the bronze medal beating Germany.
  • India ‘B’ team settled for a bronze medal in the Open section while India ‘A’ women’s team finished third.
  • The Uzbekistan team won the gold medal in the men’s section.
  • The next edition of the Chess Olympiad will be held in Budapest in Hungary in 2024.

About Uzbekistan

  • Capital – Tashkent
  • Currency – Uzbekistani som
  • President – Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Sunil Chhetri and Manisha Kalyan named AIFF Footballer of Year

  • Sunil Chhetri and Manisha Kalyan have been named the AIFF Men’s and Women’s Footballer of the year respectively for the 2021-22 season.
  • Chhetri has been honoured for the seventh time with this award. While Kalyan was first Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
  • Chhetri, the third highest goal scorer among active international players, was first named for the award in 2007. He then went on to win it in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018-19 seasons.

AIFF Awards (2021-22)

  • Women’s Footballer of the Year- Manisha Kalyan
  • Men’s Footballer of the Year- Sunil Chhetri
  • Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year- Martina Thokchom
  • Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year- Vikram Partap Singh
  • Best Referee of the Year- Crystal John
  • Best Assistant Referee of the Year- Ujjal Halder.

About All India Football Federation (AIFF)

  • Founded- 1937
  • Headquarters- Delhi

Important day

8 August – Quit India Movement Day

  • The Bharat Chhodo Andolan or Quit India movement was started on August 8, 1942.
  • The All-India Congress Committee under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi decided to launch this movement at the Bombay session.
  • It was during this time that the famous slogan ‘Do or die’ was given by MK Gandhi.
  • The movement was however suppressed in 1944.

10 August – World Biofuel Day

  • World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10 August
  • Objective – To create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
  • This day also honors the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year 1893.
  • World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.

Obituary

Marathi actor Pradeep Patwardhan passed away

  • Veteran Marathi actor Pradeep Patwardhan passed away recently.
  • He was known for his performance in films such as “Chashme Bahaddar”, “Ek Shodh” and “Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy”
  • The actor also starred in Bollywood films including Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet.
  • Pradeep Patwardhan was well-known for his work in theatre, with Moruchi Mavashi being his most popular play.

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