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Current Affairs 6 October 2022

Current Affairs 6 October 2022

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Current Affairs 6 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. Agriculture ministry, NAFED sign MoU to boost international year of millets 2023
  2. PayU calls off $4.7 bn acquisition of BillDesk; Prosus terminates deal after 13 months
  3. Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 awarded to 3 Scientists for Work Exploring Quantum Weirdness
  4. India’s Rupay debit card to be launched in Oman, a historic MoU signed between two countries
  5. Aditya Birla Health Insurance launches Activ Fit health insurance policy
  6. Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to complete 400 T20 appearances during 2nd India-South Africa T20I
  7. India signs deal with Armenia for export of missiles, weapon systems
  8. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti becomes first female European ISS commander
  9. GatiShakti’s network planning group recommends three road connectivity projects
  10. Railways releases new all India time-table ‘Trains At A Glance’, 500 mail express trains speeded up
  11. T Rajkumar re-elected as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry
  12. SBI launches ‘Gram Seva Program’ across six states of India
  13. India’s Mars orbiter craft, Mangalyaan, completes eight years in orbit
  14. NABARD holds Stall-in-Mall exhibition at Esplanade Mall in Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar

 News Details 

1. Agriculture ministry, NAFED sign MoU to boost international year of millets 2023

  • The department of agriculture, farmers welfare and the national agricultural cooperative marketing federation of India signed an MoU to boost the initiative to promote millets towards the celebration of the international year of millets 2023.
  • Both organisations will work together for the promotion and marketing of millet-based products.
  • In 2018, the government decided to mark the national year of millets.
  • About NAFED:
    • Full form = National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.
    • Chairman: Dr. Bijender Singh.
    • Managing Director: Rajbir Singh Panwar.
    • Location: New Delhi.

2. PayU calls off $4.7 bn acquisition of BillDesk; Prosus terminates deal after 13 months

  • Prosus NV, which owns PayU, has terminated a USD 4.7 billion (about Rs 38,400 crore) deal to acquire Indian payments firm BillDesk, saying certain conditions precedent were not met.
  • Prosus, the global investment arm of South African multinational Nasper, on August 31 last year announced the acquisition of BillDesk in an all-cash deal.
  • About Billdesk:
    • Founder(s): M.N. Srinivasu; Ajay Kaushal; Karthik Ganapathy.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.
    • Founded: 2000.
  • About PayU:
    • PayU is a Netherlands-based payment service provider to online merchants.
    • CEO: Laurent le Moal.
    • Founded: 2002.

3. Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 awarded to 3 Scientists for Work Exploring Quantum Weirdness

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to – Alain Aspect (France) – John F. Clauser (USA) – Anton Zeilinger (Australia) – for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.
  • Their results have cleared the way for new technology based upon quantum information.
  • More information:
    • John Bardeen was an American physicist and engineer, was the only laureate who has been awarded the physics prize twice.

4. India’s Rupay debit card to be launched in Oman, a historic MoU signed between two countries

  • National Payments Corporation of India and Central Bank Of Oman signed a historic MoU to launch the Rupay debit card in Oman, paving the way for a new era of financial connectivity.
  • UAE was the first country in the gulf where RuPay was launched during PM Modi’s August 2019 visit.
  • RuPay was launched in Singapore in May 2018, followed by Bhutan and the Maldives.
  • More About RuPay:
    • RuPay is an Indian multinational financial services and payment service system, conceived and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on 26 March 2012.
    • Tagline: ONE LIFE. ONE RuPay.
  • About Oman:
    • Capital: Muscat.
    • Currency: Omani rial.

5. Aditya Birla Health Insurance launches Activ Fit health insurance policy

  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co Ltd has announced the launch of Active Fit, a comprehensive health insurance plan for young and healthy adults.
  • Targeted at consumers who are health aware and active, this new product by ABHICL is a first-of-its-kind in the industry and looks at rewarding them for their good health behaviour.
  • About Aditya Birla Health Insurance:
    • Mayank Bathwal – Chief Executive Officer.

6. Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to complete 400 T20 appearances during 2nd India-South Africa T20I

  • Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer to complete 400 appearances in the Twenty20 format during the second T20I against South Africa in Guwahati.
  • Ex-West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard (614) holds the record for most appearances in the format and is currently the only cricketer with over 600 T20 appearances.
  • More information:
    • The largest Stadium in South-Africa is FNB Stadium or First National Bank Stadium (Football and Rugby).

7. India signs deal with Armenia for export of missiles, weapon systems

  • In a significant move to boost India’s defence export, the country has signed an export order for missiles, rockets, and ammunition to Armenia because of its conflict with Azerbaijan.
  • In a first, India will also export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers.
  • Armenia is also set to get anti-tank rockets as well as a range of ammunition from India under the deal.
  • About Armenia:
    • Capital: Yerevan.
    • President: Vahagn Khachaturyan.
    • Currency: Dram.

8. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti becomes first female European ISS commander

  • Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has officially become the first European woman to command the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Cristoforetti, 45, took over from Oleg Artemyev, becoming the fifth European commander of the ISS after Frank De Winne, Alexander Gerst, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet.
  • About Italy:
    • Capital: Rome.
    • Currency: Euro.
    • Prime minister: Mario Draghi.

9. GatiShakti’s network planning group recommends three road connectivity projects

  • Network Planning Group constituted under PM GatiShakti National Master Plan has examined and recommended the following projects: construction of a 4-lane highway from Gazipur – Ballia – Uttar Pradesh/Bihar state border, improvement and up-gradation of existing road from two-lane to four-lane in Uttar Pradesh and Moradabad & Kashipur bypasses in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
  • What is PM GatiShakti National Master Plan?
    • Centre has launched the Gati Shakti Yojana or ‘National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity Plan’ in the year 2021 for execution of integrated and infrastructure projects to reduce logistics costs.
  • About Uttar Pradesh:
    • Governor: Anandiben Patel.
    • Capital: Lucknow.

10. Railways releases new all India time-table ‘Trains At A Glance’, 500 mail express trains speeded up

  • In an update that concerns all Indian Railways passengers, the national transporter has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as Trains At A Glance or TAG.
  • This new time-table is effective from 1st October 2022.
  • Indian Railways has made the new Trains At A Glance available on its official website www.indianrailways.gov.in.
  • More information:
    • There are 19 railway zones in India including the Metro railway and Kolkata.

11. T Rajkumar re-elected as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry

  • Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has unanimously re-elected T Rajkumar as Chairman during its 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • The newly reconstituted Committee elected the top team with Rakesh Mehra as Deputy Chairman, CITI and Ashwin Chandran as Vice Chairman of CITI.

12. SBI launches ‘Gram Seva Program’ across six states of India

  • On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the State Bank of India announced that it will adopt 30 remote villages across India under the 4th phase of the ‘SBI Gram Seva’ program.
  • Under the flagship scheme of the SBI Foundation, the bank will adopt remote villages across Aspirational Districts in Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.
  • More information:
    • MD & CEO, SBI Foundation MD and CEO: Sanjay Prakash.
    • SBI Bank chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara.

13. India’s Mars orbiter craft, Mangalyaan, completes eight years in orbit

  • India’s Mars orbiter craft has completed eight years in its orbit, well beyond its designed mission life of six months.
  • The Mars Orbiter Mission, a technology demonstration venture, is the maiden interplanetary mission of the national space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • It launched on November 5, 2013, the probe was successfully inserted on 24 Sept 2014.
  • About ISRO:
    • Headquarters: Bengaluru.
    • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai.
    • Chairman: Sreedhara Panicker Somanath.

14. NABARD holds Stall-in-Mall exhibition at Esplanade Mall in Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar

  • Handlooms and Handicrafts occupy a major share in supporting a large number of livelihoods in the rural economy.
  • To upkeep the tradition, integrate the weavers and artisans, and provide training, design development, credit, etc, NABARD has been supporting for setting up of Off-Farm Producer Organisations (OFPOs) across the country.
  • About NABARD:
    • Full form = National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development.
    • It provides and regulates credit and other facilities for the promotion and development of agriculture, small scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other rural crafts and other allied economic activities.
    • Formation: 12 July 1982.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.

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