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Current Affairs 24 October 2022

Current Affairs 24 October 2022

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Current Affairs 24 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. Aman Sherawat becomes first-ever Indian wrestler to win gold at U-23 World Championships
  2. ISRO launches 36 OneWeb satellites in 1st commercial launch for LVM-3
  3. 7th Ayurveda Day | 23rd October
  4. Xi Jinping secures historic third term in power as China leader
  5. Gautam Adani beats Mukesh Ambani to secure top spot in Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest
  6. To enhance credit access Mahindra Finance partners India Post Payments Bank
  7. Big push for One Health: FAO, UNEP, WHO, Animal health body lay out plan
  8. Ashwini K.P. Becomes first Indian to be appointed Independent Expert on racism by UNHRC
  9. India successfully testfires new-gen nuclear-capable ‘Agni Prime’ ballistic missile off Odisha Coast
  10. Shri Jaxay Shah nominated as the new Chairman of Quality Council of India
  11. Hardayal Prasad quits as PNB Housing Finance MD, Girish Kousgi to replace him
  12. NIRDPR collaborates with NHSRC to promote healthcare in rural areas
  13. IndusInd Bank to loan $150 million from US DFC to support women entrepreneurs
  14. UCO Bank opens special rupee account with Russia’s Gazprombank
  15. IIT Madras wins national intellectual property award

 News Details 

1. Aman Sherawat becomes first-ever Indian wrestler to win gold at U-23 World Championships

  • 18-year-old Aman Sehrawat created history as he became the first-ever Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the U-23 World Wrestling Championships.
  • Aman defeated Ahmet Duman of Turkey by 12-4 in the 57 Kg category final.
  • Earlier in the tournament, Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers created history by bagging three medals at the championships.
  • More information:
    • Aman was the only Indian men’s freestyle wrestler to compete in the World event.
    • Due to visa issues, other selected wrestlers could not reach spain.
  • About Spain:
    • Capital: Madrid.
    • Currency: Euro.

2. ISRO launches 36 OneWeb satellites in 1st commercial launch for LVM-3

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a constellation of 36 broadband satellites developed by OneWeb to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday.
  • The ISRO confirmed that LVM3-M2/OneWeb India-1 Mission successfully placed 36 satellites into intended orbits.
  • This is the first commercial launch for LVM-3 and the mission is being conducted under an agreement.
  • Agreement was between OneWeb and New Space India Limited (NSIL).
  • More information:
    • OneWeb Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal.
  • About ISRO:
    • Headquarters: Bengaluru.
    • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai.
    • Chairman: Sreedhara Panicker Somanath.
  • >> Related News of ISRO.

3. 7th Ayurveda Day | 23rd October

  • The 7th Ayurveda Day is celebrated worldwide on 23rd October.
  • Dhanawantari Jayanti is being celebrated as Ayurveda Day since 2016 to promote the country’s most ancient and well-documented system of medicine.
  • This year’s Ayurveda Day is being celebrated with the theme – ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’, to propagate benefits of Ayurveda to larger and grass root communities.

4. Xi Jinping secures historic third term in power as China leader

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping began his unprecedented third five-year term on October 23, 2022 in even firmer control of the ruling Communist Party after filling the newly announced Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) with all of his allies.
  • Xi, 69, has emerged as the most powerful leader since party founder Mao Zedong.

5. Gautam Adani beats Mukesh Ambani to secure top spot in Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest

  • According to the 2022 Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest, Gautam Adani topped the chart with a net worth of $150 billion.
  • Adani overtook Mukesh Ambani, whose net worth is reportedly $88 billion.
  • Radhakrishna Damani, Cyrus Poonawalla, Shiv Nadar, Savitri Jindal, Dilip Shangavi, the Hinduja brothers, Kumar Mangalam Birla and the Bajaj family fill the top 10.
  • >> Related News of Adani.

6. To enhance credit access Mahindra Finance partners India Post Payments Bank

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited announced a strategic alliance with India Post Payments Bank to provide loan access to a bigger consumer base.
  • As part of this agreement, IPPB will offer Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd (MMFSL) with lead referral services for Passenger Vehicles, 3-Wheeler, Tractor, and Commercial Vehicle Loan categories, as well as cash EMI deposit facilities at Post Offices.
  • More information:
    • Vice Chairman & President: Ramesh Iyer.

7. Big push for One Health: FAO, UNEP, WHO, Animal health body lay out plan

  • FAO, together with the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the World Health Organization launched the One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022–2026).
  • Four international organizations have formulated an action plan to sustainably balance and optimize the health of humans, animals, plants and ecosystems.
  • Six key areas were focused on in the plan:
    • One Health capacity for health systems.
    • Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic epidemics.
    • Endemic zoonotic.
    • Neglected tropical and vector-borne diseases.
    • Antimicrobial resistance and the environment.
    • Food safety risks.

8. Ashwini K.P. Becomes first Indian to be appointed Independent Expert on racism by UNHRC

  • The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed the first Asian and first Indian as an independent expert on racism and related intolerance.
  • The 47-member UN human rights body, based in Geneva, endorsed the appointment of activist and professor of political science, Ashwini K.P as Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
  • More information:
    • Ashwini will be the sixth SR to hold this mandate. All her predecessors have been from Africa.
  • What is UNHRC:
    • It is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world.

9. India successfully testfires new-gen nuclear-capable ‘Agni Prime’ ballistic missile off Odisha Coast

  • India successfully test-fired a made-in-India new-generation medium-range ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’ from the Odisha coast, Defence Research and Development Organisation or DRDO sources said.
  • The sleek missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
  • The missile’s strike range is between 1,000 km and 2,000 km.
  • This was the third consecutive successful flight test of the Agni Prime missile.
  • About DRDO:
    • Chairman: Dr Sameer V Kamath.

10. Shri Jaxay Shah nominated as the new Chairman of Quality Council of India

  • Jaxay Shah, former Chairman of CREDAI and founder Chairman of Savvy Group has been appointed as the Chairman of Quality Council of India.
  • He has been appointed for a period of three years effective from 21st October 2022.
  • The incumbent chairman succeeds the former McKinsey India Chief Adil Zainulbhai.
  • Zainulbhai served as the Chairman of QCI through three terms for a period of eight years from 2014-2022.

11. Hardayal Prasad quits as PNB Housing Finance MD, Girish Kousgi to replace him

  • PNB Housing Finance’s managing director Hardayal Prasad has resigned from his role, citing personal reasons.
  • He is being replaced by Girish Kousgi, who has been the managing director and chief executive officer of Can Fin Homes.
  • The company has asked deputy managing director Amitabh Chatterjee to manage the affairs of Can Fin Homes in the interim period.
  • More about PNB Housing Finance:
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • Founded: 11 November 1988.

12. NIRDPR collaborates with NHSRC to promote healthcare in rural areas

  • The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad and the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to collaborate in developing capacity-building and skills under Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) on healthcare issues.
  • The MoU will initially be for five years.
  • About NIRDPR:
    • Director General: G Narendra Kumar.
  • About NHSRC:
    • Atul Kotwal, Executive Director, NHSRC .

13. IndusInd Bank to loan $150 million from US DFC to support women entrepreneurs

  • IndusInd Bank has executed an agreement with the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for a $150 million loan to expand its microfinance portfolio.
  • The private sector lender will use the proceeds to lend to women borrowers in rural communities of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
  • About Indusind Bank:
    • IndusInd Bank MD and CEO: Sumant Kathpalia.
    • Founded: April 1994.
    • Founder: S. P. Hinduja.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

14. UCO Bank opens special rupee account with Russia’s Gazprombank

  • Russia’s Gazprombank opened a special rupee account with state-owned UCO Bank, paving the way for bilateral trades between Moscow and New Delhi.
  • The move would help increase imports of cheaper oil from Russia.
  • Earlier, the Reserve Bank of India came out with a bespoke special rupee account for bilateral trades between rupee and any other currencies besides the US dollar.
  • About UCO Bank:
    • Headquarters: Kolkata.
    • CEO: Shri Soma Sankara Prasad.

15. IIT Madras wins national intellectual property award

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has won the ‘National Intellectual Property Awards 2021 and 2022’.
  • This award is given out by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
  • The officials decide the winner on the basis of the patent applications, grants and commercialisation.
  • More information:
    • Director of IIT Madras: V. Kamakoti.

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