Current Affairs 27th October 2022 Daily GK Update

Current Affairs 27th October 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Windergy 2023 conference to be held in Chennai

  • The 5th edition of India’s only comprehensive International Trade Fair and Conference, Windergy India 2023 will be held in Chennai from 4th October to 6th October 2023.
  • The Windergy India 2023 will be organized by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and PDA Ventures Pvt. Ltd, the three-day trade fairs and conference will provide a vibrant platform.
  • IWTMA was established in 1998.

Telangana Hyderabadi Haleem bagged Most Popular GI award

  • In competition with 17 food items from across India with a Geographical Indication (GI) status — including the Rasogulla, Bikaneri Bhujiya, and Ratlami Sev — the Hyderabadi Haleem beat all of them to bag the ‘Most Popular GI’ award in the food category.
  • Awarded by the ministry of commerce and industry the winner was chosen through a voting system that was conducted by the department for the promotion of industry and internal trade (under the commerce ministry).
  • In 2010 the Hyderabadi Haleem was first accorded GI status. It established that no other city/state could make or market Haleem as Hyderabadi Haleem. While this expired in December 2019.
  • The renewed GI status is now valid for 10 years.
  • Other Telangana items that were accorded GI tag include Nirmal toys and crafts, Nirmal Paintings, Gadwal sari, and Banaganapalle Mangoes.

Recent GI Tag

  • Karuppur Kalamkari Painting – Tamil Nadu
  • Kandangi Saree – Tamil Nadu
  • Narasingapettai Nagaswaram – Tamil Nadu
  • Kanniyakumari Clove – Tamil Nadu
  • Wada Kolam Rice – Maharashtra
  • Alibagh White Onion – Maharashtra
  • Kangra Tea – Himachal Pradesh
  • Sirarakhong Chilly – Manipur
  • Tamenglong Orange – Manipur
  • Gulabi Minakshi – Uttar Pradesh
  • Judima Rice – Assam
  • Superfood Ant Chatney Kai Chutney – Odisha
  • Bardhaman – West Bengal
  • Sojat Mehndi – Rajasthan
  • Naga Cucumber – Nagaland
  • Kashmiri Saffron – Jammu and Kashmir
  • Khola Chili – Goa
  • Mithila Makhana – Bihar

Honesty Shops opened in Kerala’s Ernakulam for school students

  • Schools in Kerala’s Ernakulam district introduced “honesty shops” for students up to Class 12.
  • This initiative was launched by the Student police cadet with the aim of cultivating valuable lessons on trust, truth, and integrity for students.
  • There will be no salesperson in these shops and neither will they have a shopkeeper present.
  • Students can choose items they need and drop the money for each item inside the collection box kept on a table. The price list of every object is displayed next to it.
  • The program has been launched in as many as 15 schools in Kerala’s Ernakulam district. The shops are open mainly for students up to Class 12.

About Kerala

  • Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Delhi LG launched property tax amnesty scheme SAMRIDDHI

  • Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has launched a one-time property tax amnesty scheme “SAMRIDDHI 2022-23”.
  • It will provide a major relief to lakhs of residential and commercial property owners in the city.
  • SAMRIDDHI (Strengthening and Augmentation of Municipal Revenue for Infrastructure Development in Delhi) started on Oct 26 and will end on March 31, 2023.
  • Under the scheme, residential property owners can pay just the principal property tax amount of the current and of the past 5 years.
  • The aim behind the launch of this scheme is to solve pending court cases, which are a source of consternation for citizens as well as the MCD since 2004.
  • This will also make property owners a partner in the revenue generation efforts of the MCD, which will help the civic body build better infrastructure and provide efficient municipal service to the public.

Kerala launched mobile app to prevent cyber crimes against children

  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the ‘Kunjapp’, a mobile application to prevent cyber crimes against children in the state.
  • It has been developed by the Women and Child Development Department of the state government.
  • Urgent action will be taken on cases reported by the public on Kunjapp by forming a rapid response team at the district level.
  • Vijayan also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.
  • The CWC and the JJB members should ensure that the society follows the laws in connection with the children and to make sure that those children who violate law are transformed into model citizens.

About Kerala

  • Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Gujarati New Year ‘Bestu Varsh’ celebrated on 26 October 2022

  • Gujarati New Year or Bestu Varsh was celebrated on 26th October 2022. The Gujarati New Year is also called Varsha-Pratipada or Padwa.
  • The Gujarati New Year is also known as Vikram Sanvat 2079.
  • On this auspicious day, businessmen and traders start their new account books after closing the old one.
  • In Gujarati culture, it is called Chopda.

About Gujarat

  • Capital- Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel
  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

International News

FATF added Myanmar to list of high-risk countries

  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added Myanmar to the list of high-risk countries, also known as the ‘Black List’.
  • Myanmar has been added to the list because of its ‘strategic deficiencies to counter money laundering & terrorist financing.
  • Myanmar is the third country to be added in this list along with North Korea and Iran.

About Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

  • Founded – 1989
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Membership – 39
  • President – T Raja Kumar (Singapore)

Banking and Financial

BSE launched Electronic Gold Receipts

  • BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) has launched Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.
  • These Electronic Gold Receipts will cater to all market participants as well as commercial participants along the value chain.
  • EGR allows efficient price discovery and standardization of gold, transparency in gold transactions, promotion of India Good Delivery Standard, and settlement guarantee to the Investors.
  • The government of India has authorized the introduction of a gold exchange where the metal will be traded in Electronic Gold Receipts (EGR) form on Indian exchanges (BSE, NSE, etc.)

About Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

  • Founded – 1875
  • Headquarters – Mumbai Maharashtra
  • Chairman – Subhash Sheoratan Mundra
  • MD & CEO – Ashish kumar Chauhan

Appointment and Resignation

AK Goel reappointed as Chairman of PNB

  • Indian Banks’ Association has re-elected the MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank, A K Goel as its new chairman.
  • He will serve the association for FY 2022-23.
  • IBA has also appointed Dinesh Khara (Chairman of SBI), A S Rajeev (MD & CEO of Bank of Maharashtra), and Madhav Nair (CEO of Mashreq Bank) as deputy chairman.
  • Honorary secretary- N Kamakodi (CEO of City Union Bank)
  • IBA was set up in 1946 to look after the interests of the banking industry.

About Punjab National Bank (PNB)

  • Founded – 12 April 1894
  • Founder – Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Lajpat Rai
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • MD & CEO – Atul Kumar Goel
  • Tagline – The Name You can Bank Upon
  • Punjab National Bank Merge – (Oriental Bank of Commerce & United Bank of India)

Recent Appointment in Banking Sector

  • Additional and Independent Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank – C S Rajan
  • MD and CEO of ICICI bank – Sandeep Bakhshi (reappointment)
  • Interim CEO of Paytm Payments Bank – Deependra Singh Rathore
  • Chairman of Yubi – Atanu Chakraborty
  • Whole-time member at SEBI – Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan

Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind

  • The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has announced former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind.
  • The 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind will be held in India from 5 to 17 Dec 2022.
  • The Participating countries are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Ajay Kumar Reddy B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will lead the Indian team while Venkateswara Rao Dunna – B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will be the vice-captain.
  • It was first organized in 2012.

Recent Brand Ambassador

  • Sourav Ganguly – Bandhan Bank
  • Smriti Mandhana – Gulf Oil Lubricants.
  • Rohit Sharma & his wife Ritika Sajdeh – Max Life Insurance
  • Kiccha Sudeep – Punyakoti Dattu Yojana (Karnataka)
  • Vaani Kapoor – Noise X-Fit 2 smartwatch
  • Ravi Shastri – FanCode
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Garuda Aerospace
  • Robin Uthappa – Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI)
  • Shubman Gill & Ruturaj Gaikwad – My11Circle
  • Rishabh Pant – Dish TV India
  • Jhulan Goswami -All Women Match Official Team
  • Rishabh Pant – Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador
  • Jasprit Bumrah- Unix
  • Ravindra Jadeja – Kinara Capital
  • Smriti Mandhana – IIT Madras incubated startup, GUVI
  • Saurav Ganguly – Century LED
  • Rahul Dravid – PLAETO


Karnataka Bank won digital transformation awards

  • Karnataka Bank has bagged National Digital Transformation Awards (DX 2022 Awards) instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry for best practice in digital transformation under BFSI segment.
  • The bank is focusing on digitization under verticals such as customer experience, operations, human resources, technology, cyber security, digital marketing, and partnerships, among others.

About Karnataka Bank

  • Founded- 18 February 1924
  • Headquarters– Mangalore, Karnataka
  • MD & CEO- Mahabaleshwara M S

Recent Awards

  • European parliament’s Sakharov prize 2022 – Ukrainian people
  • National Intellectual Property award for 2021 & 2022 – IIT Madras
  • Karnataka Ratna award – Puneeth Rajkumar (posthumously)
  • Men’s nBallon d’Or 2022 – Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema
  • Women’s Ballon d’Or 2022 – Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas
  • Sir Syed Excellence Award 2022 – American historian Barbara Metcalf

Ukrainian people won European parliament’s Sakharov prize 2022

  • The European Parliament has awarded the people of Ukraine its annual Sakharov prize for freedom of thought to honour their fight against Russia’s invasion.
  • The prize money of €50,000 (£43,560), which will be distributed to representatives of Ukrainian civil society.
  • The prize was named after the late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov.
  • This awarded annually since 1988 to individuals and organizations defending human rights and freedoms.
  • The award marked the second time in as many years that EU lawmakers used the Sakharov prize to send a message to the Kremlin. Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny won it last year.
  • Other past winners include former South African president Nelson Mandela, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and the democratic opposition of Belarus.

Recent Awards

  • Men’s nBallon d’Or 2022 – Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema
  • Women’s Ballon d’Or 2022 – Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas
  • Sir Syed Excellence Award 2022 – American historian Barbara Metcalf
  • Booker Prize 2022 – Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka (Seven Moons of Maali Almeida)
  • SASTRA Ramanujan Prize 2022 – Yunqing Tang


Indian & US militaries conducted ‘Tiger Triumph’ exercise

  • The Indian and US militaries carried out a three-day joint humanitarian assistance exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ in
  • This exercise was the second collaboration between the Indian and US militaries to coordinate disaster relief in the region.
  • The first exercise, also in Visakhapatnam, took place over the course of nine days in November 2019.

List of Exercise Between India and US

  • Red Flag: India and US
  • Yudh Abhyas: India and US
  • Vajra Prahar: India and US


Tazuni unveiled as mascot for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

  • Penguin Tazuni has been unveiled as the official mascot of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, will be held in Australia and New Zealand.
  • The design is based on the Eudyptula minor species that found in both host countries.
  • “Tazuni” is the combination of Tasman Sea and the word unity.
  • The 9th edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup is due to be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023.

About International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

  • Founded – 21 May 1904
  • Founded – Paris, France
  • Headquarters – Zürich, Switzerland
  • Membership – 211
  • Languages – English, French, German, Spanish & Italian
  • First President – Robert Guérin
  • Current President – Gianni Infantino (Switzerland)
  • Secretary General – Fatma Samoura (Senegal)

FIFA Upcoming Event

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar (32 Teams)
  • FIFA World Cup 2026 – Canada, Mexico, USA (48 teams)
  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 – Costa Rica
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 – India
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2023 – Australia and New Zealand

Max Verstappen won US Grand Prix 2022

  • Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen has won the United States Formula1 Grand Prix 2022.
  • Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc came at the second and third positions respectively.
  • It was Verstappen’s 75th podium finish & 33rd race win of his career.
  • Verstappen has won 13 races in the 2022 season.
  • He also won the Japanese Grand Prix 2022.

Recent Grand Prix 2022 Winner

  • Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Miami Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • French Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Spanish Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Belgian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Dutch Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Italian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Japanese Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2022 -Sergio Pérez (Mexico)
  • Singapore Grand Prix 2022 – Sergio Pérez (Mexico)
  • Australian Grand Prix. 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Austrian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • British Grand Prix 2022 – Carlos Saniz (Spanish)

Important day

24 October – World Polio Day

  • World Polio Day is observed every year on 24 October.
  • Objective – To raise awareness about the polio vaccination & eradication of polio from every corner of the world.
  • Theme 2022 – A healthier future for mothers & children
  • World Polio Day was established in 1985 by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who was the lead medical researcher of the team that developed a vaccine against polio.

24 – 30 October – Disarmament Week


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