Current Affairs 6th and 7th July 2022 Daily GK Update

Current Affairs 6th and 7th July 2022 Daily GK Update

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National

Jitendra Singh Launched India’s First Autonomous Navigation Facility – TiHAN

  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh has inaugurated first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art ‘Autonomous Navigation’ facility to develop unmanned ground and aerial vehicles in the IIT Hyderabad campus.
  • Developed at a budget of Rs. 130 crores by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation) is a multidisciplinary initiative that will make India a global player in the futuristic and next-generation ‘smart mobility’ technology.

International

India signed an MoU with Armenia on High Impact Community Development Projects

  • The eight-session of the India-Armenia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation has held in Yerevan.
  • Both sides discussed and reviewed the current state of cooperation in diverse fields such as trade, investments, health, tourism, infrastructure, culture, connectivity, information technology, agriculture, fintech, and education.
  • India and Armenia also signed an MoU on High Impact Community Development Projects in Armenia with financial and technical assistance from India.

Note: About Armenia

  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Currency: Armenian dram

 

Banking & Financial

SBI Life Insurance signed pact with Paschim Banga Gramin Bank for bancassurance

  • The Paschim Banga Gramin Bank has joined hands with SBI Life Insurance for a bancassurance pact to offer wide product range of SBI life.
  • The partnership will see all the branches of Paschim Banga Gramin Bank across West Bengal offer SBI Life’s range of protection, wealth creation, credit life, annuity and savings products, thereby increasing accessibility of life insurance solutions in the region.
  • Bancassurance is an arrangement between a bank and an insurance company, as a part of which the latter can sell its products to the lender’s customers.

GST collections increased to Rs 1.44 lakh crore in June 2022

  • Collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in June 2022 has jumped to 56% year-on-year to touch Rs 1,44,616 crore.
  • The mob-up in June 2021 had stood at Rs 92,800 crore.
  • This is the second highest collection ever, after the April 2022 mob-up of Rs 1,67,540 crore.

CGST- Rs 25,306 crore

SGST – Rs 32,406 crore

IGST – Rs 75,887 crore

Cess – Rs 11,018 crore

GST COLLECTION OF PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • JANUARY – 1,40,986 crore
  • FEBRUARY – 1,33,026 crore
  • MARCH – 1,42,095 crore
  • APRIL – 1,67,540 crore
  • MAY – 1,40,885 crore
  • JUNE – 1,44,616 crore

Muthoot Finance gets approval from RBI to open 150 new branches across India

  • Gold loan Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) Muthoot Finance has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to open up 150 new branches across the nation.
  • The non-bank lender plans to open these branches across southern and northern parts of the country.

Edelweiss General Insurance launched SWITCH, comprehensive motor insurance

  • Edelweiss General Insurance has launched SWITCH, a comprehensive motor insurance product under Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority’s (IRDAI) Sandbox initiative.
  • Switch is a fully digital, mobile telematics-based motor policy that detects motion and automatically activates insurance when the vehicle is driven, making it convenient and hassle-free for customers.
  • Under the policy, the app detects motion and automatically activates insurance when the vehicle is driven, making it convenient for customers. Moreover, it rewards policyholders if they are driving well, as it measures both the quantity and quality of driving and calculates premiums accordingly.

Appointment

Asit Rath appointed as new MD & CEO of Aviva Life Insurance Company

  • Private life insurer Aviva Life Insurance Company India has appointed Asit Rath as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
  • He will succeed Amit Malik who is leaving the business after 10 years.
  • Rath is currently the CEO of Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance.

V P Nandkumar re-appointed as MD and CEO of Manappuram Finance

  • The NBFC announced that its board has approved reappointment of V P Nandakumar as the managing director (MD) & chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.
  • Manappuram Finance is one of India’s leading gold loan NBFCs.
  • The company reported a 44.2% fall in consolidated net profit to Rs 261.10 crore on an 8.5% decline in total income to Rs 1,491.31 crore in Q4 FY22 over Q4 FY21.

India’s Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian appointed as Force Commander of UNMISS

  • India’s ​Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • Subramanian succeeds Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India.
  • Almost 20,000 peacekeepers serve with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to protect civilians and build durable peace in the conflict-affected country.
  • The civilian, police and military personnel from 73 countries carry out many duties under the mandate provided by the United Nations Security Council.

Suranjan Das appointed as the new president of AIU

  • The Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das has appointed as the president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Das, an eminent historian, was appointed the vice-president of AIU a year ago.

Award

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska won the prestigious Fields Medal 2022

  • Ukrainian Mathematician Maryna Viazovska has become the second woman ever to win the Fields medal 2022 often referred to as the Nobel Prize for mathematics.
  • She is the second woman to win the Fields Medal after Maryam Mizakhani (Iranian), who received the prize in 2014.
  • The other winners were French mathematician Hugo Duminil-Copin, Korean-American mathematician June Huh, and British mathematician James Maynard.
  • The International Mathematical Union said Ms. Viazovska, who holds the chair in number theory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, was being honored for her work on the densest packing of identical spheres in eight dimensions.
  • Cash Prize – 15,000 Canadian Dollars

Important Day

 

7 July – World Kishwahili Language  Day

  • World Kiswahili Day is celebrated on the 7th of July every year following a declaration by UNESCO member states in this regard.
  • Kiswahili is one of the most widely spoken languages in Africa and the most widely spoken in sub-Saharan Africa. Kiswahili is also the only African language that is an official language of the African Union.

Obituary

Freedom fighter  Gandhian P Gopinath Nair passed away

  • Freedom fighter P. Gopinathan Nair passed away at the age of 100.
  • P Gopinathan Nair was known for following Gandhian ideology in his life and was honoured with the Padma award. He had participated in the freedom struggle.
  • Gopinathan Nair had taken part in the Quit India Movement of 1942 and had worked alongside Vinoba Bhave to promote Bhoodan and Gramdan movements.
  • The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2016 for his contributions to society.

 

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