Current Affairs 27th April 2022, Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 27th April 2022, Daily GK Update

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National News

Jharkhand’s Jamtara became country’s 1st district with library in every village

Jharkhand’s Jamtara became country’s 1st district with library in every village

  • Jamtara in Jharkhand has become the only district in the country where all gram panchayats have community libraries.
  • This district with a population of about eight lakh has a total of 118 gram panchayats under six blocks and each panchayat has a well-equipped library that is open for students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Career counselling sessions and motivational classes are also held free of cost here. Sometimes, IAS and IPS officers also visit these libraries to guide students. Everyone is welcome to visit these innovative sites.

About Jharkhand:

  • Capital: Ranchi
  • Chief Minister: Hemant Soren
  • Governor: Ramesh Bais

India’s 1st Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 concluded in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

  • Government of India & Ministry of AYUSH organised its first Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit (GAIIS) 2022 held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 20 April 2022 to 22 April 2022.
  • The summit witnessed Letter of Intents (LoIs) worth more than Rs 9000 crore. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The event witnessed participation of industry leaders, academicians, and scholars to promote traditional medicines, and systems. Ministry of Ayush has received LoI from 28 companies to invest Rs. 6000 crores
  • More than 30 FMCG companies participated in GAIIS and is expected to create around 5.5 lakhs jobs and that will positively impact the lives of more than 76 lakh people.

About Gujarat:

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

Flipkart signed MoU with West Bengal to support local artisans, weavers and handicraft makers

  • Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding with the West Bengal government to train and support local artisans, weavers, and handicraft makers to leverage its e-commerce platform to scale up their businesses nationally.
  • The agreement was signed with the state’s micro, small, and medium enterprises and textiles department. Under this partnership, it will provide time-bound incubation support and training benefits to underserved communities.

About Flipkart:

  • Founded: October 2007
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy

International News

SIPRI’s “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2021” report: India’s military spends 3rd highest in the world; US topped

SIPRI’s “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2021” report: India’s military spends 3rd highest in the world; US topped

  • According to the Sweden-based think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report, titled ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2021‘, India’s military expenditure is the third highest in the world behind the US and China.
  • Military spending in India is amounting to $76.6 billion in 2021which grew by 0.9% from 2020. Russia has also increased its military expenditure for the third consecutive year.
  • The report’s data is based upon the updated SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, which provides military spending data by country for the years 1949–2021.
  • The five largest spenders in 2021 were the US, China, India, the UK (United Kingdom) and Russia, together accounting for 62% of expenditure.

List of India’s Rank in Different Index 2021-22

  • V-Dem’s Democracy Report 2022: 93rd; Sweden topped
  • London & Partners & Dealroom.co Global Investment in Digital Shopping in 2021 report: 2nd, US topped
  • Bloomberg’s recent data on Market capitalization: 5th; US topped
  • World Happiness Report 2022: 136th; Finland topped
  • Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index Q4 2021: 51st; Turkey topped

Forbes’ Real-time Billionaires List: Gautam Adani became the fifth richest person in the world

Forbes’ Real-time Billionaires List: Gautam Adani became the fifth richest person in the world

  • Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani surpassed Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett to become the fifth richest person in the world, according to the ‘Forbes’ real-time billionaires list’, as of 25 April 2022.
  • The net worth of Gautam Adani is estimated to be USD 122.3 billion, whereas Buffett stands at USD 121.7 billion.
  • The group has seven listed companies such as Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, Adani Power, Adani Total Gas, Adani Green Energy, Adani Transmission, and Adani Wilmar. 

World Bank provided USD 600 million in financial assistance to Sri Lanka to make payments for essential imports

World Bank provided USD 600 million in financial assistance to Sri Lanka to make payments for essential imports

  • World Bank will provide financial assistance to Sri Lanka of USD 600 dollars to meet the payment requirements for essential imports.
  • Sri Lanka has also talked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance, but the country needs 3 to 4 billion dollars in bridge financing to help meet its essential expenses.
  • India has helped Sri Lanka by assisting with USD 1.9 billion.

List of Loan approved by World Bank 2021-22

  • $135 million: to improve efficiency, reliability of electricity supply in West Bengal
  • USD 125 million: to West Bengal for social protection services
  • $115 million (INR 869 crore): to GoI, Karnataka and Odisha for implementation of REWARD Project
  • $125 million: for social protection services in West Bengal
  • USD 150 million: Partial Guarantee Facility Agreement (PGFA) with Axis Bank for a partial guarantee programme

Banking and Financial

Airtel Payments Bank partnered with IndusInd Bank to offer FD Facility

  • Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with IndusInd Bank to offer fixed deposit (FD) facilities to its customers.
  • A customer can open FD of Rs 500 up to Rs 190,000 on the Airtel Thanks app. With this partnership, customers of Airtel Payments Bank savings account will get an interest rate of up to 6.5 %p.a. and senior citizens will get an additional 0.5% on all fixed deposits.
  • Customers of the Airtel Payments Bank will be able to book several FDs for a fixed term of one, two, or three years.
  • Customers can dissolve an FD before its maturity date via the Airtel Thanks app without incurring any penalties or processing fees for early withdrawals. Within minutes, the invested amount will be paid back to the associated account.

About IndusInd Bank:

  • Founded: 1994
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD & CEO: Sumant Kathpalia
  • Tagline: We Make You Feel Richer

SBI Cards partnered with TCS to boost digital transformation

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has expanded its strategic partnership with SBI Cards and Payments Services Ltd to power SBI Card’s digital transformation.
  • TCS had helped the SBI cards to transform its core cards sourcing platform and digitized a significant portion of the process.
  • TCS will continue to digitalize and change online onboarding processes in order to provide a faster and more frictionless experience for customers, resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
  • TCS has been providing services to SBI Card for over a decade since 2008, and the new deal represents an extension of that relationship.

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Limited:

  • Founded: 1 April 1968
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Rajesh Gopinathan

Suryoday Small Finance Bank joined hands with Kyndryl for Digital & IT transformation

Suryoday Small Finance Bank joined hands with Kyndryl for Digital & IT transformation

  • Suryoday Small Finance Bank partnered with New York, US-based Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider for a period of 5 years.
  • Under this partnership, Kyndryl will drive bank’s Information technology (IT)/Digital transformation program, improve operational efficiency, and increase digital banking adoption among bank’s customers.
  • Overall, Kyndryl will modernize the bank’s technology and network connectivity. The bank will utilize Kyndryl’s advisory and implementation services to deploy and support a new core banking system.

About Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB):

  • Headquarters: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD & CEO: Baskar Babu Ramachandran
    Tagline: A Bank of Smiles

Sports

Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be held in Haryana

  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, in a virtual interaction with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, have announced that the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be organized from 4th to 13th June 2022.
  • The mascot and logo of the Khelo India Youth Games will be launched on the 8th of May in Panchkula, Haryana.
  • The games will be held in Shahbad, Ambala, Chandigarh and Delhi apart from Panchkula.

India won 2 gold medals in Archery World Cup Stage-1 in Turkey

  • India has defeated France by 232-231 in the compound men’s team final to win the gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage-1 at Antalya, Turkey.
  • The Indian trio of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, and Aman Saini has defeated has French team of Jean Philippe Boulch, Quentin Baraer and Adrien Gontier.
  • The Indian duo of Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi has defeated Alex Wise and Bryony Pitman of Great Britain to win recurve mixed team gold medal.

About Turkey:

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • President: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

India finished with 17 medals in Asian Wrestling Championships 2022

  • The 30-member Indian contingent participated at the 35th Edition of Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 19 April 2022 to 24 April 2022. In which Indian wrestlers secured a total of 17 medals, that includes (1-Gold, 5-Silver, 11-Bronze medals). 
  • Gold Medalist: Ravi Kumar Dahiyais the only Gold medalist representing India, in the men’s 57kg freestyle category, beating Kazakhstan’s Rakhat Kalzhan on technical superiority.
  • Ravi Kumar became the first Indian to win 3 Gold medals in Asian Wrestling Championships which includes 2020 in New Delhi, India, 2021 in Almaty, Kazakhstan and 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia respectively.

2022 Asian Wrestling Championships Medals Table:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Japan 10 2 9 21
2 Iran 10 2 3 15
3 Kazakhstan 5 8 8 21
5 India 1 5 11 17

Indian medallists at Asian Wrestling Championships 2022:

Category Name Medals
Men’s Greco Roman Sunil Kumar (87kg) bronze
Arjun Halakurki (55kg) bronze
Neeraj (63kg) bronze
Harpreet Singh (82kg) bronze
Sachin Sahrawat (67kg) bronze
Women’s freestyle Anshu Malik (57kg) silver
Radhika (65kg) silver
Sushma Shokeen (55kg) bronze
Sarita Mor (59kg) bronze
Manisha (62kg) bronze
Men’s freestyle Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) gold
Bajrang Punia (65kg) silver
Gourav Baliyan (79kg) silver
Deepak Punia (86kg) silver
Naveen (70kg) bronze
Satywart Kadian (97kg) bronze
Viky (92kg) bronze

Book and Author

A book titled ‘Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping’ authored by Roger Faligot

A book titled ‘Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping’ authored by Roger Faligot

  • HarperCollins India has published a new book titled “Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping” authored by French journalist Roger Faligot and translated by writer, editor and translator, Natasha Lehrer. 
  • The foreword of the book is written by Vikram Sood, the former head of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s foreign intelligence agency.
  • The book ‘Chinese Spies’ was originally published in French in 2008 and later translated into English from the updated 4th edition by Natasha Lehrer.

Important day

25 April: World Penguin Day

  • World Penguin Day is annually celebrated on 25th April to celebrate penguins, the unique, aquatic, flightless birds living in the southern hemisphere.
  • The day also aims to create awareness about the threats and challenges faced by the Penguins. 
  • According to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), 25th April coincides with the annual northern migration of Adélie penguins, a species of penguin that is native to Antarctica.

Obituary

Former CM of Meghalaya J D Rymbai passed away

  • The former Chief Minister of MeghalayaJames Dringwell Rymbai, died at the age of 88 on April 21, 2022.
  • He was born in Meghalaya on October 26th, 1934. The Meghalaya Government had declared three days of state mourning from April 21st to April 23, 2022, as a mark of respect for his sad and sudden demise.
  • He had entered into electoral politics in 1982 and contested elections to the legislative assembly from the Jirang constituency successfully.
  • On June 15, 2006, the veteran politician was elected Chief Minister of Meghalaya and served until March 2007.

About Meghalaya:

  • Capital: Shillong
  • Governor: Satya Pal Malik
  • Chief minister: Conrad Sangma

Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Elvera Britto passed away

  • Former Indian women’s hockey team captainElvera Britto has passed away at 81 due to old-age-related problems.
  • Elvera led Karnataka’s domestic team to win seven national titles. She ruled the domestic circuit from 1960 to 1967.
  • She also represented India against Japan, Sri Lanka, and Australia. She is the second women hockey player to be conferred with the Arjuna Award (1965) after Anne Lumsden.

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