Current Affairs 31th October 2022 Daily GK Update

Current Affairs 31th October 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Maharashtra government to set up Cyber Intelligence Unit

  • Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that a dedicated Cyber Intelligence Unit will be set up in the state to curb cyber and financial crime.
  • The Cyber Intelligence Unit will be created using advanced technology and with a view that cybercrime may pose an increasing challenge in the coming times.
  • This single platform will ensure a speedy response to any cyber or financial crime as it will unite banks, financial institutions, social media organizations, regulated institutions, cyber police and experts.

About Maharashtra

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

Union Minister Faggan Singh inaugurated Saras Food Festival 2022

  • Union MoS for Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulaste has inaugurated the ‘Saras Food Festival – 2022’ in New Delhi.
  • On this occasion, Kulaste also launched the e-commerce portal esaras.in for better and more effective marketing of Saras products prepared by women of self-help groups.
  • The Saras Food Festival-2022 has been organized in the national capital by the Union Ministry of Rural Development at Handicraft Bhawan, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  • The Saras Food Festival is a unique example of women’s empowerment. Women from self-help groups, formed under the flagship program ‘National Rural Livelihoods Mission’ of the Rural Development Ministry are participating in this festival.
  • About 150 women entrepreneurs and members of self-help groups from 18 states are participating in this event.

Chenab White Water Rafting Festival starts at Shibnote, J&K

  • To promote adventure tourism round the year in Doda district, district administration started Chenab White Water Rafting Festival under ‘Back to Village Phase-4’.
  • The festival was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan and SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom at Shibnote, J&K.
  • More than 1,000 people attended the event and about 200 participated in the Rafting trip and ATB Ride.

Malabar becomes first Indian jeweller to import gold to UAE under CEPA

  • Retail jewellery major Malabar Gold and Diamonds has become the first jeweller in India to import 25 kg gold under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and the UAE.
  • The gold has been imported through ICICI Bank with one percent duty rebate under the agreement.
  • The CEPA between India and the UAE came into effect on May 1, 2022.
  • Besides UAE, India has signed CEPAs with South Korea and Japan.

PM Modi inaugurated maze garden, houseboat service, and Miyawaki forest in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated three attractions, including a Maze Garden, in Gujarat’s Ekta Nagar near the 182-meter-high Statue of Unity.
  • PM also inaugurated a ‘Miyawaki’ forest and a houseboat.
  • The newly added Maze (labyrinth) Garden, spread across three acres with a pathway of 2,100 metres, is the largest maze garden in the country and has been developed in a short span of just eight months.
  • It has been built in the shape of a ‘yantra’ that emanates positive energy.
  • As many as 1,80,000 saplings have been planted as part of a ‘Miyawaki’ forest near this Maze Garden, which had been created at a location originally used as a dumping site.
  • PM also inaugurated ‘OYO Ekta Houseboat’, Gujarat’s first houseboat service in the vicinity of the Statue of Unity.

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.

World’s tallest Shiva statue inaugurated in Rajasthan

  • World’s tallest Shiva statue `Vishwas Swarpoopam` (Statue of Belief) has been inaugurated in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan.
  • It will take at least four hours to watch the 369-feet tall statue built on Ganesh Tekri of Nathdwara.
  • Built on a hill of 51 bighas, the statue took 10 years to complete and has been constructed by Sant Kripa Sanatan.
  • As per plan in 2012, its height was to be kept till 251 feet. But later during construction, its height reached 351 feet.
  • Around 3,000 tonnes of steel and iron, 2.5 lakh cubic tonnes of concrete and sand have been used during construction. The statue can withstand wind speed up to 250 km.
  • The beauty of the statue is that 10,000 people can come at a time in the hall built inside it.

Five tallest Shiva statues in the world are-

  • Vishwas Swaroopam, Rajasthan – 369 feet
  • Kailashnath Mahadev Temple, Nepal – 143 meters
  • Marudeshwara Temple, Karnataka – 123 metres
  • Adiyoga Temple, Tamil Nadu – 112 metres
  • Mangal Mahadev, Mauritius – 108 metres

About Rajasthan

  • Capital – Jaipur
  • Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor – Kalraj Mishra

International News.

Xiaomi shuts financial services business in India

  • Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has shut down its financial services business in India, four years after its launch.
  • The company’s Mi Pay app, which allowed users to make bill payments and money transfers, is no longer listed among the recognized third-party Unified Payments Interface (UPI) apps on the National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) website.
  • In India, Xiaomi has been subject to government probes for allegedly dodging tax regulators.

About China

  • Capital – Beijing
  • Currency – Yuan
  • President – Xi Jinping

1st ASEAN-India Start-up Festival 2022 inaugurated in Indonesia

  • First ASEAN-India Start-Up Festival has been inaugurated in Indonesia to mark the 30th anniversary of ASEAN and India’s relationship.
  • Objective – To strengthen cooperation and collaboration in science, technology, and innovation between ASEAN Member States and India.
  • It was hosted by the ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI), in collaboration with the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), via the Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the IIT Kanpur Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC).
  • This festival provides an opportunity for participating delegates from ASEAN and India to connect with businesses and investors from around the world, as well as further strengthen cross-border ties with ASEAN countries in the field of science and technology.

Appointment and Resignation

Rajesh Ranjan appointed as next Ambassador of India to Cote d’Ivoire

  • An IFS Officer of the 2001 batch Rajesh Ranjan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.
  • He will replace Y. K. Sailas Thangal.
  • Ranjan is presently the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Botswana.
  • Cote d’Ivoire is a country on the southern coast of West Africa.

About Cote d’Ivoire

  • Capital- Yamoussoukro
  • Currency – Franc
  • PM- Patrick Achi
  • Official language- French

Recent Appointment

  • India’s Ambassador to Slovak Republic – Apoorva Srivastava
  • Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina – Partha Satpathy
  • India’s Ambassadors to Kuwait – Adarsh Swaika
  • India’s Ambassadors to Guinea – Avtar Singh
  • India’s Ambassador to Madagascar – Bandaru Wilsonbabu
  • India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh – Pranay Verma
  • India’s High Commissioner to UK – Vikram Doraiswami
  • India’s ambassador to Thailand – Nagesh Singh
  • High commissioner of India to Canada – Sanjay Verma
  • India’s ambassador to the Republic of Korea – Amit Kumar
  • High commissioner of India to Canada – Sanjay Verma
  • India’s next ambassador to Japan – Sibi George
  • India’s ambassador to Eritrea – Prakash Chand

Defence

French and India Air Forces hold joint exercise Garuda in Jodhpur

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) are participating in a bilateral exercise named ‘Garuda’ from 26th Oct to 12th Nov 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur.
  • This is the 7th edition of the ‘Garuda’ air exercise jointly carried out by India and France.
  • The IAF is participating with Su-30 MKI, Rafale, LCA Tejas and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Mi-17 helicopters.
  • The first, third and fifth editions were conducted in India in 2003, 2006 and 2014 at Air Force Stations Gwalior, Kalaikunda and Jodhpur, respectively.
  • The second, fourth and sixth editions were conducted in France in 2005, 2010 and 2019.

Recent Exercise

  • The Indian Navy hosted the 29th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) at Visakhapatnam.
  • The Indian and US militaries carried out a three-day joint humanitarian assistance exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ in Visakhapatnam.
  • NATO has begun its long-planned annual nuclear exercise “Steadfast Noon” in northwestern Europe.
  • The Indian Navy has conducted a security exercise, called “Prasthan”, in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • INS Tarkash has participated in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies.

Defence Exercise between India and France

  • Varuna
  • Exercise SHAKTI
  • Ex Desert Knight-21

 

Sports 

Spain won FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022

  • Spain has clinched the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 after defeating Colombia by 1-0 victory in the finals held at the D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Vicky Lopez from Spain was adjudged as the player of the tournament.
  • While Spain goalkeeper Sofia Fuente has won the award for best goalkeeping.
  • Earlier, Nigeria beat Germany by 3-2 in a shootout and remained at third-placed in the match.
  • In 2018, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was also won by Spain.

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

French Open 2022 Badminton- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag won men’s doubles title

  • In Badminton, the Indian duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have won the men’s doubles final of the French Open 2022 in Paris.
  • The Indian duo has defeated Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the finals.
  • Satwik and Chirag, who were the runners-up in the 2019 edition.

Other winners of French Open (Badminton) 2022

  • Men’s singles- Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
  • Women’s singles- He Bingjiao (China)
  • Women’s doubles- Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia)
  • Mixed doubles- Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (China )

Important day

24 – 31 October 2022 – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022

  • Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2022 is observed every year on October 24 to October 31.
  • Objective – To ensure and assess progress toward Media and Information Literacy around the world.
  • Theme 2022 – Nurturing trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative
  • This year Nigeria is the host country.
  • The first Global Media and Information Literacy Week was held in 2011 in Fez, Morocco.

31 October – National Unity Day

  • National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated every year on October 31 since 2014.
  • Objective – To ponder upon ways to maintain the nation’s unity.
  • The day is observed with patriotic events to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – the man who played an important role in the unification of India. He is popularly known as the “Iron Man of India”.
  • In Independent India, he became the first Deputy Prime Minister of the country.
  • To honour his contribution to India’s independence and unity, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in 2014 declared that National Unity Day will be celebrated on Patel’s birth anniversary, every year.
  • On Patel’s birth anniversary in 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182m-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel called ‘Statue of Unity’.
  • Tallest statue in the world, it is located on the banks of the Narmada River in Kevadia, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam near the city of Vadodara, Gujarat.

Obituary

Assam’s eminent artist Neel Pawan Baruah passed away

  • Renowned artist from Assam Neel Pawan Baruah passed away at the age of 84 in Guwahati.
  • Baruah was known for using unusual mediums to portray his paintings.
  • He founded the Assam Fine Arts & Craft Society at Guwahati in 1971 to revive the art of Brindabanivastra.
  • In 2021, he was awarded the ‘Assam Sourabh’ award by the Government of Assam.

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