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Current Affairs 30 October 2022

Current Affairs 30 October 2022

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Current Affairs 30 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. World Thrift Day 30 October 2022
  2. Malabar becomes 1st Indian jeweller to import 25 kg gold from UAE under CEPA
  3. Book authored by Union Minister Hardeep Puri released to celebrate 100 years of Delhi University
  4. Tata Power board approves appointment of ex-home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as independent director
  5. Shefali Juneja elected as chairperson of UN’s Air Transport Committee
  6. 24-member IRDAI panel to develop insurance cover for rural population
  7. Reliance becomes first Indian firm to post earnings call on metaverse
  8. ‘Pather Panchali’ declared best Indian movie by FIPRESCI
  9. First conference on Akash Tatva – Akash for Life to be held from November in Dehradun
  10. Shiprocket becomes first inter-city logistics provider to join ONDC network
  11. Northern Arc Capital raises $50 million through NCDs from Dutch bank FMO
  12. Indian Navy, Drone Federation to jointly develop advanced maritime UAVs
  13. 97% phones used in country are made in India: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  14. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addresses Second G20 Health Ministers Meet
  15. Indian scientists develop first indigenous Overhauser Magnetometer
  16. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is now world’s 10th busiest airport: Study

 News Details 

1. World Thrift Day 30 October 2022

  • World Thrift Day is celebrated annually on 31st October worldwide, but in India, the day is celebrated annually on 30th October.
  • Due to the death of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the same day in 1984, this day is celebrated on 30th October in India.
  • This year it will mark the 98th celebration of World Thrift Day on 30th October 2022.
  • It is an important day to be remembered for individuals and the country’s economy.
  • Savings are necessary for every depositor who contributes to economic development.
  • More information:
    • The first National Thrift Day was celebrated in 1921 in Spain.
  • Theme:
    • The theme for this year (2022) is “Saving prepares you for the future.”

2. Malabar becomes 1st Indian jeweller to import 25 kg gold from UAE under CEPA

  • Retail jewellery major Malabar Gold and Diamonds has become the first jeweller in India to import 25 kg gold under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and the UAE.
  • The gold has been imported through ICICI Bank with one percent duty rebate under the agreement.
  • The CEPA between India and the UAE came into effect on May 1, 2022.
  • More information:
    • Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.
    • MP Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group.
    • Malabar Gold and Diamonds currently has over 290 showrooms and 14 Manufacturing units across 10 countries.

3. Book authored by Union Minister Hardeep Puri released to celebrate 100 years of Delhi University

  • As Delhi university celebrates its centenary, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri launched an anthology of writings by its well-known alumni titled — ‘Delhi University: Celebrating 100 Glorious Years’—and reminisced the time he spent in DU’s Hindu College and noted that a good institution is defined by its student body.
  • The book is edited by Puri himself.
  • The book begins with a foreword by Amitabh Bachchan.
  • About Delhi University:
    • Chancellor: Vice President of India.
    • Vice-Chancellor: Yogesh Singh.
    • Established: 1922.

4. Tata Power board approves appointment of ex-home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as independent director

  • The board “unanimously approved” Mehrishi’s appointment as an “additional director (non-executive, independent), not liable to retire by rotation, for a term of five years with effect from October 28, 2022.
  • Mehrishi is a retired 1978-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, who served as the Union home secretary between 2015 and 2017.
  • He is currently an independent director on the boards of the following companies: Piramal Enterprises, Dabur India, Infomerics Analytics and Research, Leap Insights Foundation and Tata Power Renewable Energy.
  • The ex-bureaucrat “fulfils the criteria of independence” as required under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

5. Shefali Juneja elected as chairperson of UN’s Air Transport Committee

  • Shefali Juneja, India’s representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has been elected as the chairperson of United Nations’ specialized aviation agency’s Air Transport Committee (ATC).
  • She is a 1992 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre).
  • Before joining the ICAO she was serving as a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India.
  • India secured this position in ICAO after 28 years when Juneja was unanimously elected to the post.
  • She is the first woman to represent India in the ICAO.
  • More information:
    • Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya.
    • India is set to emerge as the third largest aviation market globally by 2025.

6. 24-member IRDAI panel to develop insurance cover for rural population

  • IRDAI has set up a 24-member committee headed by Thomas M Devasia to develop and suggest an affordable and comprehensive cover for the rural population.
  • The committee will explore and recommend on how to bring about synergies in the working and operations of ‘Bima Vahak’, ‘Bima Vistaar’ and the digital platform – Bima Sugam.
  • About IRDAI:
    • Full form = Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
    • Founded: 1999.
    • Headquarters: Hyderabad.
    • Chairperson: Debasish Panda.

7. Reliance becomes first Indian firm to post earnings call on metaverse

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) posted the proceedings of its second quarter earnings call on the metaverse, becoming the first Indian firm to use the medium to engage with its stakeholders.
  • The earning call, which can be accessed through any device (even a smartphone) was produced in partnership with GMetri — a no-code metaverse creation platform, sources said.
  • What is metaverse?
    • It is a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets.
    • In colloquial use, a metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection.
  • About RIL:
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.
    • Founder: Dhirubhai Ambani.
    • Chairman & Managing Director: Mukesh Ambani.

8. ‘Pather Panchali’ declared best Indian movie by FIPRESCI

  • The feature film Pather Panchali(1955) by renowned director Satyajit Ray has been named the best Indian movie of all time by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
  • Others on the list include:
    • ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ by Ritwik Ghatak,
    • ‘Bhuvan Shome’ by Mrinal Sen,
    • ‘Elippathayam’ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan,
    • ‘Ghatashraddha’ by Girish Kasaravalli,
    • ‘Garm Hava’ by MS Sathyu,
    • ‘Charulata’ by Ray,
    • ‘Ankur’, ‘Pyaasa’ and Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster ‘Sholay’.
  • The list by FIPRESCI consists of top 10 films in Indian cinematic history.
  • More about FIPRESCI:
    • It is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for “the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests.”
    • President: Alin Tasciyan.
    • Headquarters: Munich, Germany.
    • Founded: 6 June 1930.

9. First conference on Akash Tatva – Akash for Life to be held from November in Dehradun

  • The first conference on Akash Tatva – Akash for Life, will be held from November 5th to 7th in Dehradun.
  • The three-day conference will showcase blending of traditional and modern knowledge through an extended integration of all schools of thought.
  • 35 eminent speakers will share their thoughts on various dimensions of Akash Tattva during the Dehradun Conclave.
  • The main aim of the conclave is to expose the youth of India to the wisdoms of ancient science along with modern scientific advancements.
  • More information:
    • The campaign ‘Sumangalam’ is being organised across the country for finding the solutions to the environmental problems.
    • The environmental problems like – global warming and climate With an Indian perspective.
    • Jitendra Singh is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.

10. Shiprocket becomes first inter-city logistics provider to join ONDC network

  • Shiprocket, a shipping and logistics solutions provider, has gone live on the government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce and made its first successful transaction.
  • Shiprocket said it is the first inter-city logistics provider to plug into the ONDC network, enabling sellers from all segments to ship products to cities and towns across India.
  • More information:
    • Mission of Shiprocket is to reach every independent retailer in the country and enable them with state-of-the-art technology that can help them better manage their delivery and customer experience.
    • ONDC’s aim is to enable an inclusive eCommerce ecosystem across India.
  • About Shiprocket:
    • Saahil Goel, CEO and co-founder, Shiprocket.

11. Northern Arc Capital raises $50 million through NCDs from Dutch bank FMO

  • Northern Arc Capital (NBFC) has raised $50 million through non-convertible debentures from the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO.
  • Northern Arc will use half the proceeds to serve MSMEs and women entrepreneurs with three critical UN Sustainable Development Goals – (i) SDG 8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth), (ii) SDG 5 (Gender Equality) & (iii) SDG 10 (Reduced Inequality).
  • More information:
    • Ashish Mehrotra, MD & CEO of Northern Arc Capital.

12. Indian Navy, Drone Federation to jointly develop advanced maritime UAVs

  • The Technology Development and Acceleration Cell (TDAC) of the Naval Innovation Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) under the Indian Navy and Drone Federation of India (DFI) have joined hands to collaboratively work towards promoting indigenous development, manufacturing and testing of a drone, counter-drone, and associated technologies for the Navy.
  • More information:
    • In August 2022, the Army Design Bureau of Indian Army and DFI inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaboratively work towards research, development, testing and manufacturing of drones.
    • President of Drone Federation of India, Smit Shah.

13. 97% phones used in country are made in India: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

  • In 2014, over 92 percent of mobile phones used in India were imported, today over 97 percent of mobile phones used in India are made in India.
  • Today we export electronic devices worth $12 billion (roughly Rs. 98,800 crore) and the new data protection bill will be “very simple and modern”, MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.
  • A large number of startups focused on the next generation of device and technology design.
  • About Make in India:
    • Make in India was launched on 25 September 2014 by the Government of India to make and encourage companies to develop, manufacture and assemble products made in India and incentivize dedicated investments into manufacturing.

14. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addresses Second G20 Health Ministers Meet

  • Dr Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the 2nd G20 Health Ministers Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
  • Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress & way forward on priorities in the healthcare sector.
  • He also encouraged all G20 members to contribute their public keys to the proposed Global Federated Public Trust Directory for ensuring seamless worldwide mobility of people & goods.
  • More information:
    • Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare.
  • About G20:
    • The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union.
    • It works to address major issues related to the global economy.
    • Chairman: Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia.
    • Founded: 26 September 1999.

15. Indian scientists develop first indigenous Overhauser Magnetometer

  • Indian scientists at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) have developed an indigenous Overhauser Magnetometer, one of the most accurate magnetometers extensively used by all magnetic observatories around the world, making way for reducing the cost of sampling and sensing experiments essential for geomagnetic sampling.
  • The sensor installed at Alibag Magnetic Observatory (MO) can reduce India’s dependence on commercial OVH magnetometers for performing geomagnetic field measurements.
  • OVH magnetometers are best, because of their higher accuracy, higher sensitivity, and efficient power consumption.
  • About IIG:
    • location: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • Director: Professor A P Dimri.

16. Delhi’s  Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is now world’s 10th busiest airport: Study

  • The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is the 10th busiest airport in the world in terms of seat capacity and frequency of domestic and international flights as of October 2022, reported Official Airline Guide (OAG).
  • The busiest airport in the world as of October 2022 is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport having serviced 47,47,367 seats.
  • Dubai International is second with 41,27,704 seats.
  • The third is Tokyo International Airport with 38,77,164 seats.

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