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Current Affairs 21 October 2022

Current Affairs 21 October 2022

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Current Affairs 21 October 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. Police Commemoration Day 21 October 2022
  2. ISSF World Championship: Ramita Jindal crowned world champion in 10 meter Air Rifle Women Junior event in Cairo
  3. Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
  4. Aramane Giridhar named defence secretary, Sanjay Malhotra new revenue secretary
  5. V-Mart acquires e-commerce startup LimeRoad for Rs 31 crore
  6. Total balance in PM Jan Dhan accounts crosses ₹1.75-lakh crore mark
  7. Reliance Jio overtakes BSNL to become largest landline service provider in August
  8. Ranbheer Singh Dhariwal appointed CEO of Max Life Pension Fund
  9. Bharati Das appointed as the new Controller General of Accounts
  10. Karim Benzema wins Ballon d’Or as Alexia Putellas retains women’s prize
  11. 90th Interpol General Assembly is being held in India from 18 to 21 October
  12. Govt approves increase in Minimum Support Price for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24
  13. Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank appoints neutral expert, chairman of Court of Arbitration for two hydroelectric projects
  14. ‘SARANG – The Festival of India in Republic of Korea’ enthralls art, music lovers in South Korea
  15. Adani Group appoints Arun Bansal as CEO Adani Airport Holdings Ltd
  16. Swedish Parliament elects Ulf Kristersson as Prime Minister

 News Details 

1. Police Commemoration Day 21 October 2022

  • Every year, India celebrates Police Commemoration Day on October 21 to honour the police personnel who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties.
  • The day remembers the sacrifices made by the 10 policemen who were martyred fighting for the country during a Chinese firing in 1959.
  • The Police Commemoration Day Parade is held every year since 2012 at the Police Memorial in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

2. ISSF World Championship: Ramita Jindal crowned world champion in 10 meter Air Rifle Women Junior event in Cairo

  • India’s Ramita Jindal was crowned world champion in the 10-meter Air Rifle Women Junior event at the International Shooting Sport Federation, ISSF World Championship Rifle/Pistol in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Tilottama Sen won a second medal for India at the event, a bronze, after she shot 261.0 in the ranking round to finish third.
  • About Egypt:
    • Capital: Cairo.
    • Currency: Egyptian pound.
    • Continent: Africa, Asia.

3. Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Kharola as Chairman & Managing Director, ITPO in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India on a contract basis for a period of two years.
  • Kharola will continue to hold the charge of the post of Chairman, National Recruitment Agency till appointment of a regular incumbent in his place.
  • More about ITPO:
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • Founded: 1 April 1977.

4. Aramane Giridhar named defence secretary, Sanjay Malhotra new revenue secretary

  • Road Transport and Highways Secretary Aramane Giridhar will be the new defence secretary, after the retirement of Ajay Kumar on October 31.
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chairperson Alka Upadhyaya will be the new road and transport secretary replacing Giridhar.
  • Sanjay Malhotra will be the new revenue secretary after Tarun Bajaj completes his term on November 30.

5. V-Mart acquires e-commerce startup LimeRoad for Rs 31 crore

  • Fashion retailer V-Mart Retail (V-Mart) has acquired e-commerce platform LimeRoad for a lump sum cash of around Rs 31.12 crore.
  • The Gurgaon-based startup LimeRoad was founded in 2012 by Suchi Mukherjee, Ankush Mehra and Prashant Malik.
  • More information:
    • V-Mart Retail managing director: Lalit Agarwal.
    • Limeroad is an Indian online marketplace, owned by A. M. Marketplaces Pvt Ltd.

6. Total balance in PM Jan Dhan accounts crosses ₹1.75-lakh crore mark

  • As per the latest Government data, the total balance stood at ₹1,75,225 crore as on October 5, 2022, as the total number of beneficiaries touched 47 crore.
  • Women beneficiaries own a larger chunk in the scheme at 26.16 crore accounts of which the bulk (31.42 crore accounts) are in rural and semi-urban areas.
  • Launched in August 2014, PM JMDJY has recently completed 8 years.
  • About Jan Dhan Yojana:
    • It is a financial inclusion program of the Government of India.
    • It was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014.

7. Reliance Jio overtakes BSNL to become largest landline service provider in August

  • Reliance Jio became the largest landline service provider in the country for the first time, in August.
  • With 7.35 million landline connections as on August 31, Reliance Jio beat state-owned telecom operator and hitherto market leader BSNL’s 7.13 million connections, according to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
  • Third-placed MTNL provided 2.6 million connections.
  • About TRAI:
    • Founded: 20 February 1997.
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • Chairperson: Ram Sewak Sharma.
    • Secretary: Sunil K. Gupta.

8. Ranbheer Singh Dhariwal appointed CEO of Max Life Pension Fund

  • Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. has appointed Ranbheer Singh Dhariwal as chief executive officer (CEO) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Max Life Pension Fund Management Ltd., effective 15 October.
  • Dhariwal will be responsible for managing and expanding Max Life Pension Fund and lead end-to-end business operations.

9. Bharati Das appointed as the new Controller General of Accounts

  • The Centre has appointed Bharati Das, as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  • She is the 27th Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance.
  • What is CGA?
    • The Controller General of Accounts is the principal advisor on accounting matters of the Union Government.
    • The CGA is responsible for establishing and managing a technically sound Management Accounting System and preparation and submission of the accounts of the Union Government.
  • More information:
    • The first Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India: C.S. Swaminathan.

10. Karim Benzema wins Ballon d’Or as Alexia Putellas retains women’s prize

  • Karim Benzema was awarded the 2022 Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Paris after a stellar 2021-22 season saw him lead Real Madrid to a Champions League and LaLiga double.
  • Barcelona’s midfielder Gavi won the Kopa Trophy, the award presented to the best player under age 21.
  • Spain’s Alexia Putellas retained the women’s prize of the most prestigious individual award in football.
  • Benzema & Putellas recently bagged Europe’s Footballer of the Year award too.

11. 90th Interpol General Assembly is being held in India from 18 to 21 October

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the INTERPOL General Assembly, the supreme governing body of the world’s largest international police organization.
  • The 90th Annual General Assembly of Interpol is taking place between October, 18-21 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) special director Praveen Sinha is Interpol’s delegate for Asia.
  • About INTERPOL:
    • Full form = International Criminal Police Organization.
    • President: Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi.
    • Secretary: General Jürgen Stock.

12. Govt approves increase in Minimum Support Price for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24

  • The Government has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices for all mandated Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24.Government has increased the MSP to ensure remunerative prices to the growers for their produce.
  • The absolute highest increase in MSP has been approved for lentil (Masur) at Rs.500 per quintal followed by rapeseed and mustard at Rs. 400 per quintal.
  • What is MSP?
    • Minimum Support Prices (MSP) is the rate at which the government buys grain from farmers.

13. Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank appoints neutral expert, chairman of Court of Arbitration  for two hydroelectric projects

  • The World Bank has appointed a neutral expert and a chairman of the Court of Arbitration regarding the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants, in view of disagreements between India and Pakistan over the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.
  • Michel Lino has been appointed as the Neutral Expert and Sean Murphy has been appointed as Chairman of the Court of Arbitration.
  • About World Bank:
    • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
    • President: David Malpass.

14. ‘SARANG – The Festival of India in Republic of Korea’ enthralls art, music lovers in South Korea

  • Indian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea organized its much sought-after annual flagship cultural program ‘SARANG – the Festival of India in Republic of Korea’ which enthralled the South Korean art and music lovers with a fusion of Indian and Korean dance and music in a grand spectacle running over two weeks.
  • The celebrations were organised as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
  • About South Korea:
    • Currency: South Korean won.
    • President: Yoon Suk-yeol.
    • Prime minister: Han Duck-soo.

15. Adani Group appoints Arun Bansal as CEO Adani Airport Holdings Ltd

  • Adani Airport Holdings has again rejigged its top management, naming Ericsson veteran Arun Bansal its chief executive, said several people close to the matter.
  • Bansal, who spent 25 years at the Swedish telecom network company, was most recently its president for Europe and Latin America.
  • More about Adani Group:
    • Headquarters: Ahmedabad.
    • Founder: Gautam Adani.

16. Swedish Parliament elects Ulf Kristersson as Prime Minister

  • The Swedish parliament elected Ulf Kristersson — the conservative Moderate Party leader — as the Prime Minister at the head of a coalition that is being supported by a once radical far-right party.
  • Kristersson, 59, was elected by 176-173 votes.
  • Kristersson will be replacing Magdalena Andersson, who heads Sweden’s largest party, the Social Democrats.
  • More about Sweden:
    • Capital: Stockholm.
    • Currency: Swedish krona.

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