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Current Affairs 28 October 2022

Current Affairs 28 October 2022

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Current Affairs 28 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. Gujarat achieves 100 percent household tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission
  2. SS Rajamouli’s RRR wins Best International Film award at Saturn Awards in LA
  3. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) sets up health insurance consultative committee
  4. Indian Army celebrates 76th infantry day on 27th October
  5. Tata Steel’s Dutch arm signs MOU to supply Ford with green steel after 2030
  6. Kerala govt launches mobile app to prevent cyber crimes against children
  7. Union Education Ministry to organise ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ month-long programme from November 16
  8. India suffered income loss of 5.4% of GDP due to heatwave in 2021: Report
  9. Jakson Green to invest Rs 22,400 cr in green hydrogen project in Rajasthan
  10. National Statistical Office released the Employment Outlook of India
  11. Government’s Swachhata Campaign 2.0 earned Rs 254 crores in scrap, e-waste sale
  12. Australia approves commercial release of GM variety of Indian Mustard
  13. IIT-Madras and NASA researchers study microbes on space station
  14. 3-Day Indian Urban Housing Conclave 2022 at Rajkot witnesses more than 5,000 visitors
  15. Japan seeks Geographical Indication tag for nihonshu, an alcoholic beverage

 News Details 

1. Gujarat achieves 100 percent household tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Gujarat was declared as a ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state, meaning all households in rural areas have access to safe drinking water through taps.
  • As per the government data, all 91,73,378 houses in the state now have water connections.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of Government of India which was announced from the ramparts of Red Fort by PM Modi on August 15, 2019.
  • Details about Har Ghar Jal:
    • Har Ghar Jal is a scheme initiated by the Government of India in 2019 with the aim to provide tap water to every rural household by 2024.
  • About Gujarat:
    • Capital: Gandhinagar.
    • Governor: Acharya Devvrat.
    • Chief minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel.

2. SS Rajamouli’s RRR wins Best International Film award at Saturn Awards in LA

  • SS Rajamouli directed blockbuster RRR won the Best International Film award at the 50th Saturn Awards in Los Angeles.
  • This is the 2nd time Rajamouli won the Saturn Award.
  • He had won the award for ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’.
  • RRR won the Best International Film against other movies, including Downton Abbey: A New Era, Eiffel, Riders of Justice, Silent Night, & I’m Your Man.
  • About RRR:
    • RRR is a period drama that features Jr NTR as Komaram Bheem (tribal leader) and Ram Charan as the revolutionary Alluri Sita Rama Raju.
    • The fictional saga deals with their friendship and highlights their fight against oppression.

3. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) sets up health insurance consultative committee

  • IRDAI announced to set up a 15-member Health Insurance Consultative Committee with an aim to achieve the goal of universalization of health insurance in the country.
  • Committee, headed by IRDAI member Rakesh Joshi, has been tasked to identify the challenges in carrying out the health insurance business smoothly & make recommendations to facilitate ease of doing business.
  • About IRDA:
    • Founded: 1999.
    • Headquarters: Hyderabad.
    • Debasish Panda: IRDAI Chairperson.

4. Indian Army celebrates 76th infantry day on 27th October

  • Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27 every year to pay homage to the soldiers who fought for the country and laid down their lives in the line of duty.
  • The Infantry day is celebrated to mark the day when the infantry of the Indian army, led by 1st battalion of the Sikh Regiment, made its way into the Srinagar airfield in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.
  • More information:
    • 27th October 2022 marks the observance of the 76th Infantry Day.

5. Tata Steel’s Dutch arm signs MOU to supply Ford with green steel after 2030

  • Tata Steel has inked an agreement with carmaker Ford to supply “zeremis green steel” from its Netherlands-based Iimuiden plant after the unit shifts to hydrogen-based steel making.
  • In Europe, Tata Steel is working to switch to low-carbon technologies to manufacture steel in the UK and the Netherlands.
  • Zeremis carbon lite steel is described as 100 per cent carbon neutral.
  • About TATA Steel:
    • Chairperson: Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
    • Vice Chairman: Noel Tata.
    • CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd: T. V. Narendran.
    • Founder: Jamsetji Tata & Dorabji Tata.
  • About Ford:
    • Founder: Henry Ford.
    • Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan, United States.
    • CEO: Jim Farley.

6. Kerala govt launches mobile app to prevent cyber crimes against children

  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the ‘Kunjapp’, a mobile application to prevent cyber crimes (physical, mental or sexual exploitation) against children in the state.
  • Vijayan also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.
  • Child exploitation can be reported through the application.
  • More about Kerala:
    • Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.
    • Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.

7. Union Education Ministry to organise ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ month-long programme from November 16

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras along with the Banaras Hindu University will serve as knowledge partners for Kashi Tamil Sangamam, an initiative to bring to light the academic, economic, social and cultural relations between Varanasi and the State.
  • The entire tour is free of cost and those interested may register at https://kashitamil.iitm.ac.in.

8. India suffered income loss of 5.4% of GDP due to heatwave in 2021: Report

  • India suffered an income loss of 5.4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the highest among the G20 nations in 2021, according to the new report of Climate Transparency.
  • The report highlighted that India witnessed a record heatwave that greatly affected workers, labour migrants, low-income households, and the homeless, and reduced the yields of wheat crops.
  • Higher temperature resulted in the reduction of working hours, which further led to substantial income losses in services, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction.
  • More information:
    • According to the report of global emissions – USA ranked first, as America contributes 25% of it, followed by the European Union with 22%.

9. Jakson Green to invest Rs 22,400 cr in green hydrogen project in Rajasthan

  • Jakson Green has inked a pact to invest Rs 22,400 crore to set up a green hydrogen and green ammonia project, in phases, in Rajasthan.
  • The company has signed a MoU with the government of Rajasthan to this effect.
  • Jakson Green will set up a 3,65,000 tons per annum Green Hydrogen & Green Ammonia plant along with an integrated hybrid renewable power complex.
  • More Information:
    • Vish Iyer, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Jakson Green.
    • Bhaskar S Sawant, Principal Secretary of Energy to the government of Rajasthan.

10. National Statistical Office released the Employment Outlook of India

  • The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the press note on Employment Outlook of the country covering the period September, 2017 to August, 2022 based on the administrative records available with selected government agencies to assess the progress in certain dimensions.

11. Government’s Swachhata Campaign 2.0 earned Rs 254 crores in scrap, e-waste sale

  • The government had earned Rs 254.21 crore from scrap disposal under the ongoing Special Cleanliness Campaign 2.0, being implemented in all government offices across India, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
  • The Special Campaign 2.0, which started on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2 and will go on till October 31.

12. Australia approves commercial release of GM variety of Indian Mustard

  • Even as India awaits clearance of genetically modified mustard, the regulatory authority in Australia approved the commercial cultivation of the genetically modified Indian mustard species called ‘Brassica juncea’ for herbicide tolerance.
  • Scientists said this is the first time a genetically modified variety of Indian mustard received commercial approval anywhere in the world.
  • More information:
    • At present, Indian mustard varieties are commercially cultivated in a very small part of Australia, mainly in Central New South Wales and western Victoria.
  • About Australia:
    • Capital: Canberra.
    • Currency: Australian dollar.
    • Prime minister: Anthony Albanese.

13. IIT-Madras and NASA researchers study microbes on space station

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers have studied the interactions between microbes in the International Space Station.
  • This will help devise strategies for the disinfection of space stations to minimise any potential impact of microbes on the health of astronauts.
  • More information:
    • The present study was inspired by the earlier observations of the dominance of Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacteria, on the surfaces of the ISS.
  • About NASA
    • Full form = National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
    • Founder: Dwight D. Eisenhower.

14. 3-Day Indian Urban Housing Conclave 2022 at Rajkot witnesses more than 5,000 visitors

  • Indian Urban Housing Conclave (IUHC) 2022, the 3-day Expo-cum-Conference at Rajkot, Gujarat, ended.
  • The conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 19th October 2022 at a mega event, wherein he also inaugurated Light House Project (LHP) Rajkot under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) and handed over the house keys to the beneficiaries.
  • More information:
    • Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel.
    • Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs; and Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.
    • Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore.

15. Japan seeks Geographical Indication tag for nihonshu, an alcoholic beverage

  • The Embassy of Japan in New Delhi is seeking a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for nihonshu.
  • It is also the first time a product from Japan has filed for a GI tag at the Geographical Indication Registry.
  • Nihonshu is an alcoholic beverage also known as Japanese sake, made from fermenting rice.
  • Nihonshu is an integral part of the lifestyle and culture in Japan.
  • What is GI tag?
    • ‘GI tag’ is a label that is applied to products that have a specific geographical origin and have characteristics that are related to that particular location.

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