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Current Affairs 26 October 2022

Current Affairs 26 October 2022

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Current Affairs 26 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. HDFC Securities opens women-only Digital Centre in Bengaluru
  2. Cyclone Sitrang kills 35 in Bangladesh, several homes destroyed
  3. Anna May Wong to be first Asian American featured on US currency
  4. Global Media and Information Literacy Week, 24-31 October
  5. Ukrainian people win European parliament’s Sakharov prize
  6. Disarmament Week 2022 | 24-30 October
  7. Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind
  8. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklists Myanmar, calls for due diligence to transactions in nation
  9. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Madhya Pradesh
  10. Sankarasubramanian named Principal Scientist of ISRO’s Aditya-L1 mission

 News Details 

1. HDFC Securities opens women-only Digital Centre in Bengaluru

  • HDFC Securities, has announced the opening of India’s first Women-Only Digital Center (DC).
  • This cutting-edge, all-female centre will assist both male and female investors.
  • The company plans to hire more than 100 relationship managers for the women only DC.
  • With the DCs, customers will be able to access support as and when they need it.
  • The centre will be based in Bengaluru and cater to customers from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • More information:
    • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, HDFC Securities: Dhiraj Relli.
    • Chief Growth Officer of HDFC Securities: Mufaddal Matcheswala.

2. Cyclone Sitrang kills 35 in Bangladesh, several homes destroyed

  • Cyclone Sitrang made its landfall in a densely-populated low-lying area of Bangladesh on 24th October.
  • The cyclone is said to have moved towards Bangladesh from the north Bay of Bengal at a speed of 56 kmph, causing moderate to heavy rain and squally weather in West Bengal’s coastal districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore.
  • About Bangladesh:
    • Capital: Dhaka.
    • Currency: Bangladeshi taka.
    • Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina.
    • President: Mohammad Abdul Hamid.

3. Anna May Wong to be first Asian American featured on US currency

  • Anna May Wong is set to become the first Asian American to appear on US currency.
  • May was a Chinese-American actress and fashion icon (1905 to 1961).
  • A quarter-dollar coin featuring a close-up image of Wong’s face chin resting on her hand has been circulated from October 24 2022.
  • More information:
    • Anna May Wong died aged 56 in 1961.
    • This year, four other quarters were into production featuring poet and activist Maya Angelou; the first American woman in space, Sally Ride; Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller; and suffragist Nina Otero-Warren.

4. Global Media and Information Literacy Week, 24-31 October

  • Global Media and Information Literacy Week is observed from 24th- 31st of October.
  • In 2021, the UN Assembly decided to commemorate Media and Information Literacy week, citing the need for the dissemination of factual, timely, targeted, clear, accessible, multilingual and science-based information.
  • Theme:
    • The 2020 theme is ‘Nurturing trust – A Media and Information Literacy Imperative’.
  • More information:
    • The 11th Global Media and Information Literacy Week is hosted by Nigeria in Abuja.
  • About Nigeria:
    • Capital: Abuja.
    • Currency: Nigerian naira.
    • Continent: Africa.
    • President: Muhammadu Buhari.

5. Ukrainian people win European parliament’s Sakharov prize

  • The European Parliament has awarded its top human rights prize to the people of Ukraine.
  • The Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought is named after the late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and has been awarded annually since 1988 to individuals and organizations defending human rights and freedoms.
  • The award comes with prize money of €50,000 (£43,560), which will be distributed to representatives of Ukrainian civil society.
  • More information:
    • Other nominees included Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and “Truth Commission”.
    • Other past winners are former South African president Nelson Mandela, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and the democratic opposition of Belarus.
  • About Ukraine:
    • Prime minister: Denys Shmyhal.
    • Capital: Kyiv.
    • President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
    • Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia.

6. Disarmament Week 2022 | 24-30 October

  • On October 24 the day the United Nations was established in 1945 Disarmament Week commences.
  • It was after the United Nations General Assembly had a special session on disarmament in 1978 that Disarmament Week was first observed.
  • The organisation marks October 24 to October 30 as Disarmament Week each year.
  • The United Nations Disarmament Commission was established in 1952.
  • Theme:
    • The 2022 Theme is ‘Disarmament: Securing Humanity’s Future’.
  • More information:
    • Founded: 11 January 1952.
    • Headquarters location: New York, New York, United States.
    • Head: Han Tae-song.

7. Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind

  • The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind to be held in India in December.
  • The participating countries for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • More information:
    • Mahantesh G. K., president of CABI.
    • E John David, chairman of CABI selection committee.

8. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklists Myanmar, calls for due diligence to transactions in nation

  • FATF has put Myanmar on the ‘black list’ and has called on members to apply enhanced due diligence to business relations and transactions in Myanmar.
  • FATF blacklist, officially designated as High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action, identifies nations with weak anti-money laundering counter-terrorist funding regulatory frameworks.
  • About FATF:
    • FATF is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7.
    • Main role of the organisation is – to develop policies to combat money laundering and to maintain certain interests, – to develop policies to combat money laundering and to maintain certain interests.
    • President: T. Raja Kumar.
    • Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • >> Related News of FATF.

9. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Madhya Pradesh

  • Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur said that the 5th edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Madhya Pradesh from 31 January to 11 February 2023.
  • The upcoming edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will feature a total of 27 disciplines; with water sports being included for the first time in the history of the games.
  • More information:
    • The Games will take place across eight cities of Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Mandla, Khargone (Maheshwar) and Balaghat.
  • About Madhya Pradesh.
    • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
    • Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel.

10. Sankarasubramanian named Principal Scientist of ISRO’s Aditya-L1 mission

  • Sankarasubramanian K has been designated Principal Scientist of the Aditya-L1 mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).
  • Aditya-L1 is the first observatory-class space-based solar mission from India.
  • Sankarasubramanian is a senior solar scientist at the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru.
  • About ISRO:
    • Headquarters: Bengaluru.
    • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai.
    • Chairman: Sreedhara Panicker Somanath.
  • >> (1) Related News of ISRO.
  • >> (2) Related News of ISRO.

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