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Current Affairs 4 September 2022

Current Affairs 4 September 2022

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Current Affairs 4 September 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. RBI launches pilot project to digitise Kisan Credit Card; aims at transforming rural credit delivery
  2. RBI issues official guidelines for digital lending, effective immediately
  3. NeGD, MeitY organise 30th Batch of CISOs Deep Dive Training Programme under Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative
  4. NASA captures 1st direct image of exoplanet outside our solar system
  5. ACC names Captain B K Tyagi as the new CMD of Shipping Corporation of India
  6. SBI Card launches ‘CASHBACK SBI Card’ with 1% to 5% cashback for customers
  7. AICTE ties up with Adobe to advance digital literacy in India
  8. Canadian city Markham names street after AR Rahman, composer says he is ‘grateful’
  9. PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kochi Metro Phase- II, inaugurates various projects of Kochi Metro and Indian Railways
  10. Govt gives nod to 3 states to set up bulk drug parks to boost pharma production
  11. UPI clocks 657 crore transactions in August, totalling Rs 10.73 lakh crore
  12. Rashtriya Poshan Maah begins across India with key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”
  13. Shri Hardeep S. Puri presents Smart Solutions Challenge & Inclusive Cities Awards 2022
  14. August GST revenue collection up 28% YoY at Rs 1.44 lakh cr
  15. ‘Nua Khai’ festival celebrated in Odisha

 News Details 

1. RBI launches pilot project to digitise Kisan Credit Card; aims at transforming rural credit delivery

  • The pilot will commence in September 2022 in select districts of Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with Union Bank of India and Federal Bank, respectively, as partner banks and with active cooperation of the respective State governments.
  • The proposed digitalisation of the KCC lending process will make it more efficient, reduce costs for borrowers and reduce TAT significantly.
  • Rajesh Bansal: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RBIH.
  • RBIH = Reserve Bank Innovation Hub.

2. RBI issues official guidelines for digital lending, effective immediately

  • According to the guidelines, all loan disbursals/repayments are to be executed only between the bank accounts of the borrower and the regulated entity (RE).
  • REs need to ensure that the disbursal is not made to a third-party account, including the accounts of loan service providers (LSPs) and their digital lending apps (DLAs).

3. NeGD, MeitY organise 30th Batch of CISOs Deep Dive Training Programme under Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative

  • Operating on the principles of awareness, education and enablement, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under its Capacity Building scheme, organised the 30thCISO Deep-Dive training programme from August 22-26, 2022.
  • Held at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.
  • CISOs = Chief Information Security Officers.

4. NASA captures 1st direct image of exoplanet outside our solar system

  • For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.
  • The exoplanet called ‘HIP 65426 b’ is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable.
  • The exoplanet is about 6 to 12 times the mass of Jupiter, and these observations could help narrow that down even further.
  • About NASA:
    • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

5. ACC names Captain B K Tyagi as the new CMD of Shipping Corporation of India

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has signed off on the proposal to appoint Captain Binesh Kumar Tyagi as the new chairman and managing director of Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI).
  • The appointment is for five years from the date of assumption of charge of the post, or till the date of his superannuation, or until further orders.

6. SBI Card launches ‘CASHBACK SBI Card’ with 1% to 5% cashback for customers

  • SBI Card announced the launch of ‘cashback SBI Card’ that enables cardholders to earn 5% cashback on all online spending without any merchant restrictions.
  • As per a press statement, consumers across India, including those in tier 2 and 3 cities, can apply for ‘cashback SBI Card’ from the comfort of their homes through the digital application platform ‘SBI Card SPRINT’.
  • Rama Mohan Rao Amara, MD & CEO, SBI Card.

7. AICTE ties up with Adobe to advance digital literacy in India

  • The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed a partnership agreement with Adobe to accelerate digital creativity skills across the country.
  • Under the agreement, Adobe will offer courses and expertise for upskilling educators, and integrate digital creativity into the curriculum, to prepare students with the essential creative and digital literacy skills.
  • AICTE Chairman: Anil Sahasrabudhe.

8. Canadian city Markham names street after AR Rahman, composer says he is ‘grateful’

  • After Markham, a city in Canada, honoured AR Rahman by naming a street in his honour, the celebrated music composer said he now feels more responsible to keep working hard and inspiring people.
  • Rahman, who completed three decades in the Indian film industry earlier this month, penned a note of gratitude for the authorities of Markham in Ontario, Canada on Twitter.
  • About Canada:
    • Capital: Ottawa.
    • Currency: Canadian dollar.
    • Prime Minister: Justin Pierre James Trudeau (Justin Trudeau).

9. PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kochi Metro Phase- II, inaugurates various projects of Kochi Metro and Indian Railways

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Phase-II stretch of the Kochi Metro rail project and the redevelopment of three railway stations in Kerala – Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Kollam.
  • The phase-II stretch of the Kochi Metro will be from JLN stadium to Infopark, having a length of 11.2 kilometres and covering 11 stations.
  • More about Kerala:
    • Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.
    • Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.
    • Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan.

10. Govt gives nod to 3 states to set up bulk drug parks to boost pharma production

  • The Department of Pharmaceuticals has given ‘in-principle’ approval to the proposals of the three states – Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh – under the Scheme for ‘Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks’, an initiative to support drugs manufacturing in the country.
  • The scheme, notified in 2020 has a financial outlay of Rs 3,000 crores.
  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is the third largest in the world by volume.

11. UPI clocks 657 crore transactions in August, totalling Rs 10.73 lakh crore

  • The value of Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payments in August 2022 crossed Rs 10.73 lakh crore, which is marginally higher than Rs 10.63 lakh crore clocked in July month of the same year, according to the latest data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI).
  • The number of Aadhaar-based ‘AePS’ transactions declined to 10.56 crore in August from 11 crores in July.
  • The term AePS stands for Aadhaar Enabled Payments Systems.

12. Rashtriya Poshan Maah begins across India with key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development will observe 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 across the nation from 1st till 30th Sept.
  • This year, the objective of the Poshan Maah is to trigger Poshan Maah through Gram Panchayats as Poshan Panchayats with key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”.
  • This serves as a platform to bring focus of nutrition and good health.

13. Shri Hardeep S. Puri presents Smart Solutions Challenge & Inclusive Cities Awards 2022

  • Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri presented Smart Solutions Challenge & Inclusive Cities Awards 2022.
  • These awards are an initiative of the National Institute of Urban Affairs and the United Nations in India to address city-level accessibility and inclusion challenges faced by persons with disability, women and girls, and the elderly.

14. August GST revenue collection up 28% YoY at Rs 1.44 lakh cr

  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of August 2022 stood at Rs 1,43,612 crore, up 28% on a year-on-year basis, the Finance Ministry said in a statement With this, the monthly GST revenues have exceeded Rs 1.4 lakh crore for six months in a row.
  • In July, the GST collection was Rs 1.49 lakh crore, the second-highest level since its introduction in July 2017.

15. ‘Nua Khai’ festival celebrated in Odisha

  • In this festival, celebrated particularly in western odisha, the new rice of the season is offered to the deities even before the crop is harvested.
  • People take the ‘new rice’ so offered to the goddess as ‘Prasad’, thereby symbolising their gratitude to the divine for blessing them with ‘Anna’ or food.
  • The festival is being celebrated on 1 September, 2022.
  • About Odisha:
    • Governor: Ganeshi Lal.
    • Capital: Bhubaneswar.
    • Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik.

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