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Current Affairs 4 November 2022

Current Affairs 4 November 2022

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Current Affairs 4 November 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. Ghana assumes presidency of the United Nations Security Council
  2. Ministry of Education releases Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for 2020-21
  3. Goa Maritime Symposium 2022
  4. Jamshedpur Steel Plant of Tata Steel becomes India’s first to achieve ResponsibleSteel Certification
  5. Zaggle and NPCI partner to launch multiple credit cards on RuPay network
  6. First woman director ​​Dr G Hemaprabha takes charge at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute
  7. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses the ‘Expansion of Horticulture Value Chain in India’ event in Pune
  8. Indian Exim Bank inks pact with Southern Africa’s leading bank to boost India-Africa trade
  9. BIS observes Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and Vigilance Awareness Week 2022
  10. Bank of Baroda (BoB) launches BoB World Opulence, BoB World Sapphire premium debit cards
  11. Goa hosts Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference
  12. UPI transactions grow 7.7 per cent to 730 crore in October 2022
  13. India donates USD 2.5 million to support education, healthcare of Palestinian refugees

 News Details 

1. Ghana assumes presidency of the United Nations Security Council

  • During the month of November 2022, West African country, Ghana shall preside over the meetings of the Council (adoptions, debates and consultations) and, under its authority, shall represent the Security Council in its capacity as an organ of the United Nations.
  • The Security Council, which is composed of 15 Member States, is the organ of the United Nations.
  • More about Ghana:
    • President of Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo.
    • Capital: Accra.
    • Currency: Ghanaian cedi.

2. Ministry of Education releases Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for 2020-21

  • The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) under the Ministry of Education released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States/UTs for 2020-21.
  • A total of seven States and Union Territories namely Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh have attained Level -2 grading in 2020-21.
  • The prime objective of PGI is to promote evidence-based policy making and highlight course correction to ensure quality education for all.
  • So far, DoSE&L has released a PGI report for the year 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
  • More information:
    • The newly formed UT viz., Ladakh has made significant improvement in PGI from level 8 to level 4 in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20.

3. Goa Maritime Symposium 2022

  • Fourth edition of biennial Goa Maritime Symposium was conducted successfully by the Indian Navy at Goa from 31 October to 01 November 2022.
  • The theme for GMS-22 was ‘Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region: Converting Common Maritime Priorities into Collaborative Mitigation Frameworks’.
  • More information:
    • The Goa Maritime Symposium and the Goa Maritime Conclave, conducted by the Indian Navy in alternating years is a manifestation of such efforts.
    • Guided by the vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Region), the Indian Navy looks forward to hosting the Goa Maritime Conclave in 2023.

4. Jamshedpur Steel Plant of Tata Steel becomes India’s first to achieve ResponsibleSteel Certification

  • The three production facilities of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur received ResponsibleSteel Certification.
  • The Company’s Steel Works, Tubes Division and Cold Rolling Mill (Bara) in Jamshedpur have joined an exclusive group of steel producing sites around the world to receive the ResponsibleSteel Certification, which also includes some of the other renowned steel manufacturers in the world.
  • Since October 2020 Tata Steel has been a member of ResponsibleSteel.
  • ArcelorMittal, US Steel, Thyssenkrupp, Posco, BlueScope, and Voestalpine (Australia) are the names of leading steelmakers who are also the members of ResponsibleSteel.
  • About Tata Steel:
    • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • Chairperson: Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
    • CEO & MD: T. V. Narendran.
  • More information:
    • Annie Heaton, CEO, ResponsibleSteel.

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5. Zaggle and NPCI partner to launch multiple credit cards on RuPay network

  • Zaggle, a SaaS FinTech company, had collaborated with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to issue contactless credit cards on the RuPay network.
  • Zaggle and NPCI, along with partner banks, would use this platform to launch multiple credit cards to address the ever-growing demand of corporates, SMEs, and consumers.
  • The company would focus on enhancing user journey through digital onboarding and instant issuance along with intuitive in-app customer experience, spend insights, credit score, etc.
  • About Zaggle:
    • Avinash Godkhindi is the MD & CEO of Zaggle.
    • Raj N is the founder and chairman of Zaggle.
  • About NPCI:
    • Gaurish Korgaonkar is the Head of NPCI’s Fintech and Corporate Business.
    • Dilip Asbe is the MD & CEO of NPCI.
    • Founded: 2008.

6. First woman director ​​Dr G Hemaprabha takes charge at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute

  • Dr G Hemaprabha was appointed Director of the institute up to 2024 on the recommendations of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, under the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
  • Hemaprabha is the first woman director of the 111-year-old institution.
  • More information:
    • Hemaprabha has more than three decades of experience in sugarcane genetic improvement and she has developed 27 sugarcane varieties.
  • About the Institute:
    • ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, location, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
    • It is a 111-year-old institution.
  • About Tamil Nadu:
    • Governor: R. N. Ravi.
    • Capital: Chennai.
    • Chief minister: M. K. Stalin.

7. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses the ‘Expansion of Horticulture Value Chain in India’ event in Pune

  • The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar addresses the ‘Expansion of Horticulture Value Chain in India’ event in Pune.
  • This programme was organized by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in which people related to the horticulture field including farmers, FPOs, start-ups and bankers were present.
  • India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world after China.
  • More information:
    • Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Mr. Abdul Sattar.
    • Union Agriculture Secretary Mr. Manoj Ahuja.
  • More about Maharashtra:
    • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
    • Capital: Mumbai.
    • Chief minister: Eknath Shinde.

8. Indian Exim Bank inks pact with Southern Africa’s leading bank to boost India-Africa trade

  • Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank) has concluded a Master Risk Participation Agreement for supporting trade transactions with FirstRand Bank (FRB) Limited.
  • The agreement was signed in Johannesburg on the sidelines of the India – Southern Africa Regional Conclave.
  • It has been signed under India Exim Bank’s Trade Assistance Programme.
  • More information:
    • FRB has a presence in Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, besides a representative office in Mumbai.
    • India Exim Bank’s Chief General Manager, Vikramaditya Ugra.

9. BIS observes Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and Vigilance Awareness Week 2022

  • UM Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey on the occasion of celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and Vigilance Awareness Week 2022, addressed BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) through a video message.
  • As per the instructions of Central Vigilance Commission, observing of Vigilance Awareness Week, 2022 has started from 31st October and it will end on 6th November, 2022.
  • The Vigilance Awareness Week would commence with the Integrity Pledge’ on 31st October at 11:00 am at all locations.
  • More information:
    • Ashwini Kumar Choubey is Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    • Shri Ashish Tripathi is the Chief Vigilance Officer.
  • More about BIS:
    • It is the National Standards Body of India under Department of Consumer affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.
    • DG BIS Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwari.

10. Bank of Baroda (BoB) launches BoB World Opulence, BoB World Sapphire premium debit cards

  • BoB announced the launch of two new premium Debit Cards for its customers – BoB World Opulence – a super-premium Visa Infinite Debit Card and BoB World Sapphire – a Visa Signature Debit Card.
  • The two debit card variants come packed with a best-in-class and powerful rewards proposition exclusively designed for the Bank’s High Networth Individual (HNI) customer segment.
  • More information:
    • The bob World Sapphire card will come in two sub-variants
      • (i) BoB World Sapphire (Male).
      • (ii) BoB World Sapphire (Female).
    • More about BoB:
      • MD and CEO: Sanjiv Chadha.
      • Chairman: Hasmukh Adhia.
      • Headquarters: Vadodara, Gujarat.

11. Goa hosts Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference

  • Goa is hosting the three day Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Conference from 1st to 3rd November 2022.
  • The theme of this year’s conference is “Think Global, Collaborate Regional, Accomplish Local”.
  • It will help shape the future of Asia’s aviation industry and turn the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council’s vision for skies of 2045 into reality.
  • About CANSO
    • It is the global voice of the air traffic management (ATM) industry and it shapes future skies.
    • Its members support over 90% of the world’s air traffic and include air navigation service providers, airspace users and operators, manufacturers and aviation industry suppliers.
    • It looks on global Air Traffic Management performance by connecting the industry to share knowledge, expertise and innovation.
  • About AAI:
    • Full form = Airport Authority of India.
    • Chairman: Sanjeev Kumar.
    • Founded: 1 April 1995
    • Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

12. UPI transactions grow 7.7 per cent to 730 crore in October 2022

  • UPI = Unified Payments Interface.
  • UPI transactions in India surged 7.7 per cent to 730 crore and the total value stood at more than Rs 12.11 lakh crore in October from 678 crore worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore in September.
  • The number of instant interbank fund transfers through IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) in October stood at 48.25 crore and the value was at Rs 4.66 lakh crore.
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organisation for all retail payments systems in India.
  • More information:
    • Automatic toll collection at National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI’s) toll booths across the country, registered a 9.3 per cent growth in the number of transactions compared to 28.3 crore in September.

13. India donates USD 2.5 million to support education, healthcare of Palestinian refugees

  • India presented a cheque of USD 2.5 million, the second tranche of the pledged USD 5 million annual support, to a UN agency that will go directly to serve the schools, health centres and other basic services run by the organisation to support Palestinian refugees.
  • India has given USD 22.5 million to the UNRWA since 2018.
  • India has also increased its annual financial contribution fourfold to the UNRWA core budget, from $1.25 million to $5 million.
  • About UNRWA:
    • Full form = United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
    • It is a United Nations agency that provides assistance and protection to some 5.6 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA.
    • Deputy Commissioner-General: Leni Stenseth.
    • Headquarters: Amman, Jordan and Gaza, Palestinian Authority.
    • Founded: 8 December 1949.

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