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Current Affairs 7 October 2022

Current Affairs 7 October 2022

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Current Affairs 7 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 Cotton Day 7 October 2022
  2. Sh. Amit Shah laid foundation stone of 240 projects worth Rs 2,000 crore in Srinagar
  3. Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri to co-chair US-India strategic clean energy partnership dialogue
  4. SBI General Insurance announces Shri Kishore Kumar Poludasu as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
  5. Captain Ibrahim Traore declared Burkina Faso president
  6. Carolyn R Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K Barry Sharpless awarded 2022 Nobel prize in chemistry for development of ‘click chemistry’
  7. Sanjeev Kishore takes over as director general ordnance
  8. Pune IITM scientist Roxy Koll receives 2022 Devendra Lal Memorial Medal
  9. Uttar Pradesh government forms state’s first all-woman PAC battalions
  10. Sandeep Kumar Gupta takes charge as CMD of GAIL
  11. Adani Green commissions world’s largest wind-solar hybrid plant in India
  12. Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award
  13. Actor Pankaj Tripathi declared ‘National Icon’ by Election Commission of India
  14. President launches ‘herSTART’ platform for women entrepreneurs in Gujarat
  15. SIDBI–D&B SPeX, India’s 1st Sustainability Index dedicated to MSMEs launched
  16. Govt approves ₹26,000 crore to install 25,000 mobile towers on 3-day Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers
  17. Trade and Development Report 2022: UNCTAD

 News Details 

1. World Cotton Day 7 October 2022

  • The Day is celebrated across the globe through events that disseminate knowledge and give assistance to cotton farmers, processors, researchers and all other stakeholders about production and marketing.
  • Events also provide impetus for economic development of farmers as well as developing nations.

2. Sh. Amit Shah laid foundation stone of 240 projects worth Rs 2,000 crore in Srinagar

  • Amit Shah said that the expressway from Nangal to Baramulla & from Baramulla to Uri has been built at a cost of Rs. 850 cr.
  • A 43-km road has been built connecting Baramulla to Gulmarg at a cost of Rs. 85 cr to help tourists travelling from Gulmarg to Baramulla.
  • He said that over one lakh families are being brought under the ambit of education through a scheme of Rs. 847 cr.
  • More information:
    • Amit Shah is Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Government of India.
  • About Baramulla:
    • Baramulla, also known as Varmul in Kashmiri, is a town and a municipality in the Baramulla district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • About Gulmarg:
    • Gulmarg is a town, hill station, and a popular skiing destination in Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri to co-chair US-India strategic clean energy partnership dialogue

  • Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs, will lead an official and business delegation to Washington DC and Houston, USA, from 6-11 October 2022.
  • In Washington DC, the Hon’ble Minister will co-chair the Ministerial dialogue of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP) with Jennifer Granholm.
  • More information:
    • Jennifer Granholm is the Secretary of Energy, USA.

4. SBI General Insurance announces Shri Kishore Kumar Poludasu as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • SBI General Insurance has announced the appointment of Kishore Kumar Poludasu as its new managing director & chief executive officer.
  • He was nominated by the parent company, State Bank of India, for the position and has been appointed w.e.f 4 October 2022.
  • More information:
    • SBI General Insurance was established on 24 February 2009.

5. Captain Ibrahim Traore declared Burkina Faso president

  • Captain Ibrahim Traore has been appointed as Head of State, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces.
  • In the west African country’s second coup in nine months, President Paul-Henri Damiba was deposed by Traore and a group of soldiers on September 30.
  • More about Burkina Faso:
    • Capital: Ouagadougou.
    • Currency: West African CFA franc.
    • Prime Minister, Albert Ouedraogo.

6. Carolyn R Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K Barry Sharpless awarded 2022 Nobel prize in chemistry for development of ‘click chemistry’

  • American chemist Karl Barry Sharpless, who shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, also from the US, and Denmark’s Morten Meldal, is a two-time winner.
  • They won this year’s Nobel for laying the basis of “click chemistry”.
  • Click chemistry is a functional form of chemistry used in mapping DNA and developing pharmaceuticals.

7. Sanjeev Kishore takes over as director general ordnance

  • Sanjeev Kishore, a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Ordnance Factory Service, has taken over as the director general ordnance (C&S), Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
  • Kishore assumed charge of the new role on 1 October, 2022.
  • He replaced M K Garg.
  • Before taking over the charge of DGO, Kishore was the additional director general ordnance at the Directorate of Ordnance

8. Pune IITM scientist Roxy Koll receives 2022 Devendra Lal Memorial Medal

  • Roxy Mathew Koll, a scientist at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), received the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Devendra Lal Memorial Medal.
  • Koll was selected for his outstanding research in Earth and space sciences.
  • He will also be conferred as a Fellow of the AGU.
  • The medal is named in honour of professor Devendra Lal, a distinguished geophysicist.
  • More information:
    • Pune IITM Director: R Krishnan.

9. Uttar Pradesh government forms state’s first all-woman PAC battalions

  • The Uttar Pradesh government announced the formation of the state’s first three all-woman battalions of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).
  • Also, women’s help desks were set up at all 1,584 police stations of the state by appointing women beat constables.
  • The battalion has been named after Veer Naris.
  • About Uttar Pradesh:
    • Governor: Anandiben Patel.
    • Capital: Lucknow.
    • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.

10. Sandeep Kumar Gupta takes charge as CMD of GAIL

  • State-run GAIL said that Sandeep Kumar Gupta has assumed the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of the country’s largest gas utility.
  • Before joining GAIL, he held the position of Director (Finance), from August 2019, on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation.
  • Gail owns and operates a diversified business portfolio including over 14,500 km of natural gas pipeline network.
  • About GAIL:
    • Full form = Gas Authority of India Limited.
    • It is a central public sector undertaking under the ownership of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

11. Adani Green commissions world’s largest wind-solar hybrid plant in India

  • Adani Green Energy Ltd said it has commissioned the world’s largest wind-solar power plant of 600 MW capacity in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
  • The plant has a power purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at Rs 2.69/kwh for 25 years, a company statement said.
  • The project consists of 600 MW solar and 150 MW wind plants.
  • About Adani:
    • Adani Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate, headquartered in Ahmedabad.
    • Founder and CEO: Gautam Adani.

12. Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

  • Former German chancellor Angela Merkel won the United Nations refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen award for her “leadership, courage and compassion” in ensuring the protection of hundreds of thousands of desperate people at the height of the Syria crisis.
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Filippo Grandi.
  • UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • More information:
    • UNHCR also honoured four organizations and individuals from around the world who have gone above and beyond to protect refugees and other people forced to flee.

13. Actor Pankaj Tripathi declared ‘National Icon’ by Election Commission of India

  • For his association with the Election Commission of India (ECI) in creating awareness amongst voters, Actor Pankaj Tripathi has been declared as the ‘National Icon’ of ECI.
  • The actor was chosen for the honour by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar for keeping in view his commitment to the cause and wide appeal across the country.
  • About ECI:
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • First executive: Sukumar Sen.
    • Formed: 25 January 1950.

14. President launches ‘herSTART’ platform for women entrepreneurs in Gujarat

  • President Droupadi Murmu launched ‘herSTART’, an initiative of the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) aimed at supporting women-led startups.
  • The ‘herSTART’ platform will boost innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs and also help them connect with various government and private enterprises.
  • About Gujarat:
    • Capital: Gandhinagar.
    • Governor: Acharya Devvrat.
    • Chief minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel.

15. SIDBI–D&B SPeX, India’s 1st Sustainability Index dedicated to MSMEs launched

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Dun & Bradstreet signed an MoU to create the SIDBI – D&B Sustainability Perception Index (SIDBI – D&B SPeX).
  • The index will be presented as a quantitative measurement for policy makers and enablers to nudge businesses towards adopting an ESG framework in their business strategy over the coming years.
  • About SIDBI:
    • Sivasubramanian Ramann is CMD of SIDBI.

16. Govt approves ₹26,000 crore to install 25,000 mobile towers on 3-day Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers

  • The government has approved ₹26,000 crore for installation of 25,000 mobile towers in 500 days.
  • The financial support for the project will be provided by Universal Services Obligation Fund and will be implemented by Bharat Broadband Network.
  • It was announced at the recently concluded ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’ in New Delhi.

17. Trade and Development Report 2022: UNCTAD

  • UNCTAD projects that world economic growth will slow to 2.5% in 2022 and drop to 2.2% in 2023.
  • The global slowdown would leave real GDP still below its pre-pandemic trend, costing the world more than $17 trillion – close to 20% of the world’s income.
  • The average growth rate for developing economies is projected to drop below 3%.
  • About UNCTAD:
    • Full form = United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
    • Head: Secretary-General; Rebeca Grynspan.
    • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Founded: 30 December 1964.

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