Current Affairs 2nd September 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

AFI partnered with HSBC India to support young women athletes

  • Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has partnered with HSBC India to support women athletes of the country, especially the youngsters.
  • Under the partnership, promising girls will be picked from the National Inter District Championships for Under-14 and Under-16 categories and would be nurtured to perform on the global stage.
  • Special coaching camps would be set up for the selected athletes and all their needs would be taken care of.

Recent Agreements

  • Rail Tel partnered with CloudExtel to launch India’s first shared RAN
  • Universal Sompo partnered with Repco Home Finance to insure loans
  • HDFC Bank partnered with Tata Neu to launch two new credit cards
  • KreditBee partnered with Cashfree to offer EMI solutions
  • Royal Enfield partnered with UNESCO to promote cultural heritage of India

NPPA launched apps for enhancing ease of business

  • Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has addressed the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  • At the inaugural session of the event, the Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0) and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app were launched.
  • IPDMS 2.0 is an integrated, responsive, cloud-based application developed by NPPA with technical support from Centre for Advance Computing (C-DAC).
  • Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app will have updated features like speech recognition, availability in Hindi and English, share button and medicine bookmarking. This version of Pharma Sahi Daam also has a facility for launching complaints by consumers through the consumer complaint-handling module.

POSCO signed an MoU with Greenko to make green hydrogen

  • Global steelmaker POSCO has signed an MoU with ZeroC, a subsidiary of renewable energy company Greenko to make green hydrogen in India.
  • This partnership will also explore opportunities in the production of renewable energy in India.
  • Green hydrogen refers to hydrogen generated by renewable energy or from low-carbon power.

Recent MoUs

  • KreditBee partnered with Cashfree to offer EMI solutions
  • Royal Enfield partnered with UNESCO to promote cultural heritage of India
  • Mastercard partnered with BASIX to create an agri-tech platform for farmers
  • India signed an agreement with ADB to improve water supply in Himachal Pradesh
  • India signed an MoU with Iran for smooth movement of seafarers

International News

First Homoeopathy International Health Summit held in Dubai

  • The first edition of the “World Health Summit for Pride of Homoeopathicas held in Dubai.
  • The summit aimed to educate and promote a homoeopathic system of medicine, drugs, and practices.
  • Theme of summit – Diseases caused by climate change and global warming
  • It was organised by Burnett Homoeopath
  • Pvt Ltd & was addressed by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS, Environment Forest & Climate change.
  • Homoeopathy can be called as brahmastra against the diseases caused by climate change and global warming.

Banking and Financial

Mahindra Finance partnered with CRIF Solutions for quicker loan approvals

  • Mahindra Finance has partnered with CRIF Solutions Private (CRIF) to offer a seamless onboarding experience for customers seeking loans.
  • Mahindra Finance would now leverage an automated decisioning platform StrategyOne – A Forrester-rated Enterprise Business Rules Engine provided by CRIF, to integrate its customer acquisition channels across multiple retail asset product lines.
  • Mahindra Finance focused on the rural and semi-urban sector has over 8.1 million customers and has an AUM of over $11 Billion.
  • The Company has 1,384 offices and reaches out to customers spread over 3,80,000 villages and 7,000 towns across the country.

Recent Agreements

  • AICTE signed an agreement with Adobe to enhance digital literacy in India
  • NHPC signed an MoU with PTC India Limited for sale of power
  • Tata Steel signed an MoU with Punjab government to set up steel plant in Ludhiana
  • PCIM&H signed an agreement with Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission to promote ‘One Herb, One Standard’
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parley for the Oceans to save seas from pollution

All-India house price index increased by 3.5% in Q1 of 2022-23

  • According to RBI data, tshe all India house price index (HPI) rose by 3.5 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022-23.
  • The growth in the HPI was 1.8 percent during January-March and 2 percent in the April-June quarter of 2021-22.
  • The year-on-year movements in HPI varied widely across the cities – ranging from a growth of 16 per cent in Kolkata to a contraction of 4 per cent in Bengaluru.
  • The central bank releases its quarterly house price index (HPI) based on transaction-level data received from the housing registration authorities in 10 major cities.
  • The cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai.

Appointment and Resignation

Yamuna Kumar Chaubey appointed as CMD of NHPC

 

  • Yamuna Kumar Chaubey has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC.
  • He succeeded Abhay Kumar Singh.
  • Chaubey is currently Director (Technical) in NHPC & has been given additional charge of the post of CMD for a period of 3 months till a regular incumbent joins the post.

Recent Appointment

  • Chirman of DRDO – Samir V. Kamat
  • Non-executive directors of RBL Bank – Gopal Jain & Sivakumar Gopalan
  • NDDB Chairman – Meenesh Shah (extend 6 months)
  • CFO of Credit Suisse – Dixit Joshi
  • Director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII) – Debasisa Mohanty

Defence

CERT-In conducted exercise Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy”

  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has collaborated with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to design and conduct the Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy” for 13 Countries.
  • It was a part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group.
  • The Group is being led by India under the leadership of National Security Council Secretariat.
  • Theme – Building Network Resiliency to counter Ransomware Attacks
  • The specific objective of the exercise was to assess, share and improve strategies and practices among member-states to build network resiliency against ransomware and cyber extortion attacks.

Sports 

Rohit Sharma becomes first player to score 3500 runs in T201 matches

  • Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has become the first batter in T20ls to register 3,500 runs.
  • Rohit achieved this feat during a match against Hong Kong in the ongoing Asia Cup in Dubai.
  • New Zealand’s Martin Guptill with 3497 runs and Virat Kohli with 3,343 runs are placed in second and third positions respectively.

Apeksha Fernandes becomes 1st Indian woman to reach WJS Championships final

  • Apeksha Fernandes has become the first Indian woman to reach the final of the World Junior Swimming Championships.
  • She finished 8th in the 200m women’s category event.
  • Fernandes clocked her ‘Best Indian Time’ of 2:18.18 to qualify for the final.
  • The 8th World Junior Swimming Championships is held in Lima, Peru.

Book and Author 

Dr Munjpara Kalubhai unveild “Science Behind Suryanamaskar” book

  • Minister of State for AYUSH Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai has unveiled a book titled “Science behind Suryanamaskar”.
  • It is a collection of evidence-based research on ‘Suryanamaskar’, one of the most well-known Yoga asanas.
  • This book has been compiled by the All India Institute of Ayurveda’s (AllA) Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga.

Recent Book

  • The Hero of Tiger Hill – Subedar Major Yogendra Yadav (Autobiography)
  • India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi : A Brief History – Pulapre Balakrishnan
  • New India: Selected Writings 2014-19 – Launched by Former VP M Venkaiah Naidu
  • Bibi: My Story – Benjamin Netanyahu’s Autobiography
  • Field Guide, Birds of India’ – published by ZSI

Important day

‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’ begins across India on September 1

  • Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 across the nation from 1st till 30th September 2022.
  • Every year the Poshan Maah is celebrated under POSHAN Abhiyaan (PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment), which was launched in 2018 in Rajasthan.
  • In 2022, the key focus of the Poshan Maah is on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”.

2 September – World Coconut Day

  • World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on September 2.
  • Objective – To emphasize and spread knowledge of the value and advantages of coconuts
  • It was celebrated for the first time on 2 September 2009 by the Asian & Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
  • Theme 2022 – Growing Coconut for a Better Future and Life
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