Current Affairs 2nd November 2022 Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 2nd November 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

PM Modi  laid foundation stone of projects worth 860 cr in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth ₹860 crores in Jambughoda, Gujarat.
  • He inaugurated the new green administrative block of the Shri Gobind Guru University (GGU) built at the cost of Rs 52.61 cr in Jambughoda.
  • He also inaugurated memorials of tribal freedom fighters, Raja Roop Singh Nayak and Saint Joria Parameshwar.
  • The government is focusing on providing employment to the youths, irrigation to the farmers, and health facilities to the old age people.
  • The new projects will provide new opportunities in education and skill development for the tribal youths.

About Gujarat

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

Recent Inauguration by PM Modi

  • PM Modi inaugurated AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated 4th Vande Bharat Express in Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated Shri Mahakal Lok complex in Ujjain
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of two hydropower projects in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 in New Delhi
  • PM Modi dedicated 75 Digital Banking Units to the nation
  • PM Modi launched new strategic air base in Gujarat’s Deesa
  • PM Modi launched Mission LIFE movement at Kevadiya
  • PM Modi laid foundation stone over Rs 3,400 crore in Chamoli, Uttarakhand
  • PM Modi has laid the foundation stone for a plant in Vadodara that will manufacture the C-295 transport aircraft.
  • PM Modi inaugurated Maze Garden, ‘OYO Ekta Houseboat’ Miyawaki’ forest in Gujarat.

Government approved 42 proposals for telecom products under PLI scheme

  • Union Government has granted approval to 42 companies including Nokia & Samsung, under the Production Linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom and networking products.
  • These 42 companies have committed investments of Rs 4,115 crore. This is expected to generate additional sales of Rs 2.45 lakh crore and create 44,000 more jobs over the scheme period.
  • The existing companies under the PLI scheme for telecom and networking products were allowed to add more products and apply under the design-led PLI scheme. They were also given the benefit of shifting their five-year PLI scheme period by one year.
  • Union Budget 2022-23 announced a design-led PLI scheme for telecom and networking products.
  • Telecom equipment makers who use 50% of Made in India components in their products will be eligible for the incentive.

IT Department launched HARIT Aaykar initiative to create micro forests

  • The Income Tax Department launched the HARIT Aaykar initiative on the occasion of National Unity Day to increase greenery and create micro forests.
  • HARIT is the abbreviation of Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax.
  • Under this initiative, the Department resolves to increase the green cover by planting trees & creating micro-forests in and around Income Tax Dept’s buildings.

UGC proposed ‘Bharatiya Bhasha Diwas’ to be celebrated on Dec 11

  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all higher education institutions to observe ‘Bharatiya Bhasha Diwas’ on December 11 every year.
  • In a notice, the UGC said that the day will be observed to create “language harmony” and develop a conducive environment for learning Indian languages.
  • The central government will also be establishing 22 Bhasha Kendras (language centres) to promote Indian languages.
  • Dec 11 is also the birth anniversary of poet Subramania Bharati, a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.

About University Grants Commission (UGC)

  • Founded- 1956
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairman- M Jagadesh Kumar

Yogi Adityanath inaugurated north India’s first data centre at Greater Noida

  • Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated North India’s first hyper-scale data centre ‘Yotta D1’ in Greater Noida.
  • It has been built by Hiranandani Group at the cost of Rs 5,000 crore and is spread over an area of 3,00,000 square feet at the upcoming Data Centre Park in Greater Noida.
  • MoU worth Rs 39,000 crore were also signed between the Yogi Government and Hiranandani Group to be spent on projects in the next five years on the occasion.
  • This data centre park will have a total of 6 data centres.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital – Lucknow
  • Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Anandiben Patel

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Rail launched QR ticketing service on WhatsApp

  • WhatsApp and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has announced a partnership to launch Namma Metro’s WhatsApp chatbot-based QR ticketing service.
  • The chatbot is integrated with Unified Payments Interface (UPI) powered payments on WhatsApp and will allow ‘Namma Metro’ commuters to purchase tickets and recharge their travel pass right within WhatsApp.
  • It is the first transit service globally to enable end-to-end QR ticketing on WhatsApp.
  • To use the service, commuters need to simply send ‘Hi’ to BMRCL’s official WhatsApp chatbot number 9181055 56677 and choose from the various options such as recharging metro travel pass and purchasing single journey tickets using payments on WhatsApp.

International News

4Ist Sharjah International Book Fall inaugurated

  • The ruler of Sharjah city of UAE Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi has inaugurated the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair.
  • It is being organized by the Sharjah Book Authority & will be held from Nov 2-13, 2022 in Sharjah, UAE.
  • Theme 2022 – Spread the Word
  • Italy is this year’s guest of honour
  • The publications Division of the Ministry of I&B is participating from the Indian side.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Capital – Abu Dhabi
  • Currency – Dirham
  • President – Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Banking and Financial

RBI launched pilot project of Digital Rupee in wholesale segment

  • The Reserve Bank of India launched the pilot project of Digital Rupee in the wholesale segment.
  • Digital Rupee will be used for the settlement of secondary market transactions in government securities.
  • RBI has identified nine banks for participation in the Digital Rupee’s wholesale pilot project which are the State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank, IDFC First Bank, and HSBC.
  • Digital Rupee in the retail segment will be commenced in closed user groups comprising customers and merchants.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Founded – 1 April 1935
  • RBI Nationalized – 1 January 1949
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • RBI set up – Hilton Young Commission
  • 1st Governor – Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)
  • 1st Indian Governor – CD Deshmukh
  • 25th Governor – Shaktikanta Das
  • RBI Deputy Governor (4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar
  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao
  • Five Subsidiaries of RBI
    1. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC)
    2. Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL)
    3. Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT)
    4. Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS)
    5. Reserve Bank Innovation Hub
  • Four currencies note printing presses
  1. Nashik in Maharashtra owned by govt of India
  2. Dewas in Madhya Pradesh owned by govt of India
  3. Mysuru in Karnataka owned by RBI
  4. Salboni in West Bengal owned by RBI
  • Four mints owned by the Government of India

Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Noida

Appointment and Resignation

Giridhar Aramane assumed charge as Defence Secretary

  • A 1988-batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre Giridhar Aramane has assumed charge as the Defence Secretary.
  • He was earlier Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.
  • The Defence Secretary is the administrative head of the Ministry of Defence.
  • Also, Amrit Lal Meena, a 1989-Bihar Cadre IAS officer, took over the charge of Secretary in Coal Ministry.

Other appointment

  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) – G. C. Murmu
  • Controller General of Accounts (CGA) – Bharati Das
  • National Security Advisor of India – Ajit Doval
  • Central Vigilance Commission of India (CVC) – Suresh N. Patel
  • Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) – Ashok Kumar Gupta

Awards

Edward Kennedy conferred ‘Friends of Liberation War’ honour

  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has conferred the prestigious ‘Friends of Liberation War’ honour on former US Senator Edward M Kennedy posthumously in Dhaka.
  • He has been conferred for his contribution to the liberation of Bangladesh.
  • Kennedy Senior took a bold stand against the genocide committed by Pakistan on innocent Bengali people despite the US government role during the 1971 liberation war.
  • Kennedy took several steps to stop US military and economic aid to Pakistan till the end of the war.

Recent Awards

  • Best International Film at Saturn Awards 2022 – RRR
  • National Digital Transformation Awards (DX 2022 Awards) – Karnataka Bank
  • 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

Book and Author 

French author Rene Naba released book ‘Nuclearization of Asia’

  • French author Rene Naba released his latest book ‘Nuclearization of Asia’ in Geneva.
  • Previously, he authored a book titled ‘Pakistan, facing the challenge of the post-Western world’.
  • The book discusses the nuclear emergency and threat posed by the nexus of Pakistan and China to South Asia.
  • Naba is the vice president of the International Center for the Fight against Terrorism.

Recent Book

  • Pandemic Disruptions and Odisha’s Lessons in Governance – Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik (Released – Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik)
  • The Last Heroes – P Sainath
  • Lata: Sur-Gatha (English) – Ira Pande
  • Lata: A Life in Music (Hindi) – Yatindra Mishra
  • ‘Muskurate Chand Lamhe aur Kuchh Khamoshiyan’ – Jiwesh Nandan
  • Ambedkar and Modi – Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’ – lauched by Ram Nath Kovind
  • Forging Mettle: Nrupender Rao and the Pennar Story – Pavan C. Lall
  • The Hero of Tiger Hill – Subedar Major Yogendra Yadav (Autobiography)

Important day

1- 5 November 2022 – India Water Week

  • The Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India is organizing the 7th India Water Week – 2022 (IWW-2022) during 1-5 November 2022 at India Expo Center, Greater Noida.
  • Objective – To invigorate the discussions and exchange of ideas amongst the participants for optimally managing water resources.
  • The first event was organized in New Delhi in 2012 for which the theme was “Water, Energy and Food Security: Call for solutions”.
  • Theme 2022 – Water Security for Sustainable Development with Equity

7 Indian states & 2 UTs celebrated their formation day on November 1

  • In India, 7 states (Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab & Madhya Pradesh) and 2 Union Territories (Lakshadweep & Puducherry) celebrate their Foundation Day on November 1 every year.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep came into being in 1956.
  • While Punjab and Haryana were formed in 1966 while Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.
  • Earlier, Tamil Nadu also used to celebrate its foundation day on November 1 but the state government in 2021 announced that ‘Tamil Nadu Formation Day’ will be celebrated on July 18 onwards.

31 Oct to 6 Nov – Vigilance Awareness Week

  • The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has observed vigilance awareness week every year during the week in which the October 31 birth anniversary of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • It is observed with the aim of promoting probity in public life.
  • In 2022, it is being observed from Oct 31 to Nov 6.
  • Theme 2022 – Corruption free India for a developed Nation

31 October 2022 – 4th Foundation Day of UT Ladakh

  • Ladakh’s Foundation Day was observed on 31 October 2022 both at the district headquarters in Leh and Kargil of UT Ladakh.
  • Ladakh was established as a union territory of India on 31 October 2019, following the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act.
  • Prior to that, it was part of the Jammu and Kashmir state.
  • It is the largest and the 2nd least populous union territory of India.

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