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Current Affairs 29 October 2022

Current Affairs 29 October 2022

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Current Affairs 29 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. International Internet Day 29 October 2022
  2. President Droupadi Murmu presents Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to President’s Bodyguard
  3. Tata and Airbus to make C-295MW transport aircraft for IAF in Vadodara
  4. Indian Railways to observe a month long Mega Safety Drive from 28th October
  5. FM Nirmala Sitharaman attends 7th Annual Meeting of Board-of-Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  6. Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Shri Amit Shah presides over the ‘Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers of the States’
  7. Foreign reinsurers can repatriate up to 20% of assigned capital: IRDAI
  8. Centre approves Terai Elephant Reserve in Uttar Pradesh
  9. MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan attends Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa
  10. Dabur to acquire 51% stake in Badshah Masala for Rs 587.52 crore
  11. Two more Indian beaches added to the list of world’s cleanest beaches, total tally reaches 12
  12. 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held on Agro-Forestry under co-chairmanship of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
  13. WHO releases first-ever list of fungal infection, flags global health threat
  14. Mata Amritanandamayi appointed as Chair of C20
  15. BSE India Launches Trading in Electronic Gold Receipts
  16. Delhi L-G launches one-time property tax amnesty scheme ‘SAMRIDDHI 2022-23’

 News Details 

1. International Internet Day 29 October 2022

  • International Internet Day is celebrated every year on 29th October to celebrate the usage of the Internet for the first time.
  • The day is celebrated by organising conferences, online celebrations and events.
  • International Internet Day was started in 2005.
  • History:
    • A student programmer from the University of California in Los Angeles, Charley Kline, who transmitted the first-ever electronic message in 1969.
    • At that point, the internet was called Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or ARPANET.

2. President Droupadi Murmu presents Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to President’s Bodyguard

  • President Droupadi Murmu presented the Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to the President’s Bodyguard at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The President’s Bodyguard is celebrating 250 years of its raising which is coinciding with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • The President’s Bodyguard is the oldest regiment in the Indian Army.
  • More information:
    • The President’s Bodyguard, as it is known today, was raised in Banaras by the then Governor-General, Warren Hastings.
    • It had an initial strength of 50 cavalry troopers, later augmented by another 50 horsemen.
    • Today, it is a select body of hand-picked men with special physical attributes, chosen after a rigorous and physically gruelling process.

3. Tata and Airbus to make C-295MW transport aircraft for IAF in Vadodara

  • India’s Tata group and Airbus will make the C-295 transport aircraft in the country, the government said, the first such production by a local private company amid a push for an expansion of defence manufacturing.
  • It will be able to carry 5 to 10 tonnes of loads (aircrafts and other defence equipment) and will deliver 16 aircraft in fly away condition between September next year and August 2025, while the rest will be made by Tata group.
  • More information:
    • Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Guillaume Faury.
    • Headquarters: Leiden, Netherlands.
  • About TATA group:
    • Founder: Jamsetji Tata.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.
    • Chairman: Ratan Tata.
    • Chairman & MD: Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

4. Indian Railways to observe a month long Mega Safety Drive from 28th October

  • The Ministry of Railways has directed Zonal Railways to launch a month-long safety drive beginning on 28.10.2022 to remove any gaps in maintenance of fixed assets, locomotives and rolling stock maintenance and to strengthen safety in Indian Railways.
  • During the drive, it will be ensured that extant procedures are being conformed and monitoring of Human Factors shall be done.

5. FM Nirmala Sitharaman attends 7th Annual Meeting of Board-of-Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

  • Addressing the theme ‘Financing Infrastructure in a Crisis-Prone World’, Mrs. Sitharaman appreciated AIIB for its continued commitment and dedication to assist members and for providing high-quality development finance.
  • India has the largest project portfolio within AIIB.
  • The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Toward a Connected World’.
  • India is a Founding Member and the second-largest shareholder in AIIB.
  • About AIIB:
    • President: Jin Liqun.
    • Formation: 16 January 2016.
    • Headquarters: Beijing, China.
    • Region served: Asia and Oceania.

6. Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Shri Amit Shah presides over the ‘Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers of the States’

  • The Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah presided over the ‘Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers’ of States at Surajkund, Haryana on October 27 and 28, 2022.
  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed the Chintan Shivir through video conferencing.
  • The objectives of the two-day Chintan Shivir is to prepare an Action Plan for the implementation of “Vision 2047” and “Panch Pran” – announced by PM Modi on the Independence Day.
  • Various topics including Home Guards, Civil Defense, Fire Protection and Enemy Property, will be discussed in the six sessions in the ‘Chintan Shivir’.

7. Foreign reinsurers can repatriate up to 20% of assigned capital: IRDAI

  • Insurance sector regulator IRDAI has allowed foreign reinsurance branches, including Lloyd’s India, to repatriate up to 20% of the excess assigned capital to attract more players and allow free movement of capital.
  • As per IRDAI norms, the registration of branch offices of foreign reinsurers other than Lloyd’s have ‘assigned capital’ and net owned funds (NOFs) which will be the amount of Rs. 500 crore as the capital.
  • More information:
    • There are 10 Foreign Reinsurance Branches(FRBs) operating in India.
    • Four branches reported a profit in 2020-21 while the remaining reported loss.
  • About IRDAI:
    • Full form = Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
    • Founded: 1999.
    • Headquarters: Hyderabad.
    • Chairperson: Debasish Panda.

8. Centre approves Terai Elephant Reserve in Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh is all set to get a new elephant reserve soon, as the Union ministry of forest, environment and climate change (MoFECC) has given its nod to the Terai Elephant Reserve (TER), which will be spread in a 3,049 sq km area, including Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR).
  • It will be the second elephant reserve in UP and India’s 33rd.
  • More information:
    • TER will be developed in the joint forest areas of Dudhwa and Piliphit tiger reserves, covering conservation of four wild species such as tiger, Asian elephant, swamp deer and one-horned rhinoceros in the entire landscape.
    • It also includes Kishanpur and Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuaries,
    • Director of ‘project elephant’ in MoEFCC, Ramesh Pandey.
    • Bhupender Yadav is the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • About Uttar Pradesh:
    • Governor: Anandiben Patel.
    • Capital: Lucknow.
    • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.

9. MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan attends Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa

  • Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan attended the 8th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.
  • The Dakar Forum has become a key event for policy discussions on Africa.
  • This is the first time that India participated at the Ministerial level in the event.
  • Muraleedharan interacted with the Indian community in Dakar.

10. Dabur to acquire 51% stake in Badshah Masala for Rs 587.52 crore

  • Dabur announced the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Badshah Masala for a cash consideration of Rs 587.5 crore.
  • The acquisition is expected to be completed before March 31, 2023.
  • This will mark Dabur’s entry into the over Rs 25,000 crore branded spices and seasoning market in India.
  • More information:
    • Managing Director at Badshah Masala: Hemant Jhaveri.
  • About Dabur:
    • Founder: S.K. Burman.
    • CEO: Mohit Malhotra.
    • Headquarters: Ghaziabad.

11. Two more Indian beaches added to the list of world’s cleanest beaches, total tally reaches 12

  • Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said that two more Indian beaches were added to the list of the cleanest beaches in the world and received the prestigious Blue Flag certification.
  • The Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat beach, both in Lakshadweep, have received the Blue Flag certification.
  • This has taken India’s tally of Blue Beaches to 12.
  • More information:
    • The other Indian beaches in the blue list:
    • Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden (Odisha), Radhanagar (Andaman and Nicobar), Kovalam (Tamil Nadu) and Eden (Puducherry).

12. 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held on Agro-Forestry under co-chairmanship of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today virtually co-chaired the 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry.
  • The Agriculture Ministers from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the meeting.
  • In the meeting, the progress in implementation of various programs and activities under the Medium Term Action Plan of ASEAN-India Cooperation (Year 2021-2025) was reviewed.
  • The meeting also welcomed the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations.

13. WHO releases first-ever list of fungal infection, flags global health threat

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a report highlighting the first-ever list of fungal “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of the 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health.
  • The WHO fungal priority pathogens list is the first global effort to systematically prioritize fungal pathogens.
  • The WHO has similar lists for viruses and bacteria.
  • About WHO:
    • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Founded: 7 April 1948.
    • Director General: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
  • >> Related News of WHO.

14. Mata Amritanandamayi appointed as Chair of C20

  • The Government of India has appointed Mata Amritanandamayi as the Chair of Civil 20 (C20), an official engagement group of the G20.
  • The G20 members consist of 19 countries plus the European Union and C20 is its platform for civil-society organisations (CSOs) to bring forth non-government and non-business voices to the G20 leaders.
  • More information:
    • India will assume the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023 and the G20 Leaders’ Summit will take place in New Delhi.

15. BSE India Launches Trading in Electronic Gold Receipts

  • The Bombay Stock Exchange has launched Electronic Gold Receipt on its platform, a move that will help in efficient and transparent price discovery of the metal.
  • It introduced two new products of 995 and 999 purity during the Muhurat trading on Diwali, and trading will be in multiples of 1 gram and deliveries in multiples of 10 gram and 100 gram.
  • About BSE:
    • CBO at BSE: Sameer Patil.
    • Chairman: Just. SS Mundra.
    • MD & CEO: Ashish Chauhan.

16. Delhi L-G launches one-time property tax amnesty scheme ‘SAMRIDDHI 2022-23’

  • Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena launched a one-time property tax amnesty scheme “SAMRIDDHI 2022-23”, saying it will provide a major relief to lakhs of residential and commercial property owners in the city.
  • SAMRIDDHI, is an acronym for Strengthening and Augmentation of Municipal Revenue for Infrastructure Development in Delhi.
  • About Delhi:
    • Chief Minister: Arvind Kejriwal.
    • Deputy Chief Minister: Manish Sisodia.

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