Daily Current Affairs and GK | 4 October 2022
- 1. TRAI organized a seminar on “Emerging Trends in Broadcasting Sector”.
- 2. Madhav Hada will be honoured with the 32nd Bihari Puraskar.
- 3. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as Deputy Election Commissioner of India.
- 4. Rohit Sharma has become first Indian cricketer to complete 400 matches in T20s.
- 5. B D Mishra, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has been given an additional charge of Meghalaya.
- 6. President Draupadi Murmu laid the foundation stone for various projects in Ahmedabad.
- 7. Indian-origin Dr. Vivek Lall has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Joe Biden.
- 8. National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) suspended Shivpal Singh for four years due to a doping violation.
- 9. Around 62% of rural households in India have fully functional tap water connections.
- 10. Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins's pro-Western centrist party wins elections in Latvia.
- 11. Svante Paabo wins the Nobel Prize in medicine.
- 12. Indore has been adjudged the cleanest city of India in Swachh Survekshan 2022.
- 13. USA defeated China to win FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022.
- 14. India and Armenia signed a deal for the export of missiles and weapon system.
MAGNIFICENT May OFFER get 25% Off
Use Coupon code MAY23
Topic: Summits/ Conferences/ Meetings
1. TRAI organized a seminar on “Emerging Trends in Broadcasting Sector”.
- At the Indian Mobile Congress 2022, TRAI organized a seminar on “Emerging Trends in Broadcasting Sector”.
- The seminar was inaugurated by Chairman, TRAI, Dr PD Vaghela. The main aim of the seminar was to foster deliberations and discussions for the required changes in the regulatory framework.
- The seminar was divided into two sessions. The first session was focussed on de-regulating linear broadcasting, enabling new age content players and light touch policy and regulatory framework.
- The second session covers the role of broadcasting in education, and issues arising due to convergence in light of recent developments in the media and entertainment sector.
- The seminar has been organized in the spirit of the pro-active role of TRAI to work in collaboration with the industry and other stakeholders.
- The Seminar helped in developing a foundational understanding of the emerging trends of the sector.
- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI):
- It was formed on 20 February 1997.
- The Government of India had established TRAI under Section 3 of the Telecom Regulator of India Act, 1997.
- Its headquarters is in New Delhi.
- Its chairperson is P. D. Vaghela.
Topic: Awards and Prizes
2. Madhav Hada will be honoured with the 32nd Bihari Puraskar.
- He will be honoured for his 2015 literary criticism book ‘Pachrang Chola Pahar Sakhi Ri’.
- KK Birla Foundation made this announcement on 29 September 2022.
- Hada has also been a member of the general council of the Sahitya Akademi and the Hindi Advisory Board.
- He has received the Bhartendu Harishchandra Award for Media Studies and the Devraj Upadhyay Award for Literary Criticism.
- His book ‘Pachrang Chola Pahar Sakhi Ri’ focuses on the life of medieval devotee poet Meera.
- About Bihari Puraskar:
- KK Birla foundation instituted three literary awards in 1991 and Bihari Puraskar is one of them.
- It is named after famous Hindi poet Bihari. It is given every year for an outstanding work published in the last 10 years by a Rajasthani author in Hindi or Rajasthani.
- It consists of a cash prize of ₹2.5 lakh, a plaque and a citation. A selection committee headed by Chairman Hemant Shesh selects the recipient.
Topic: National Appointments
3. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as Deputy Election Commissioner of India.
- Ajay Bhadoo is a 1999-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre.
- He has been appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner, ECI, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years up to 24/07/2024 or until further orders, which is earlier.
- He was earlier appointed as Joint Secretary to former President Ram Nath Kovid in July 2020.
- Deputy Election Commissioners assist Election Commission of India (ECI). They are drawn from the civil service. They are appointed by the election commission with tenure system.
4. Rohit Sharma has become first Indian cricketer to complete 400 matches in T20s.
- He has become first cricketer from India to complete 400 T20 matches.
- He made this record during the 2nd T20I against South Africa in Guwahati.
- He is already having the record for the most number of Twenty20 internationals (T20I) played in men’s cricket. He has played 140 matches.
- Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are the Indian cricketers who have played more than 350 matches in T20s.
- Former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard holds the T20 record for most matches in T20. Dwayne Bravo is at the 2nd spot.
- Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik holds the record for most matches by an Asian player in T20s.
- Rohit Sharma recently broke Martin Guptill's record for most sixes in T20Is.
- He also holds the record for most runs (3712) in T20I cricket. Virat Kohli is at the second spot.
Topic: National Appointments
5. B D Mishra, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has been given an additional charge of Meghalaya.
- The tenure of the Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik has completed on 03 October 2022.
- Governor of India:
- The executive power of the State is vested in the governor.
- According to the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1956, a person can be the governor of two or more states.
- Under Article 155, the Governor of a state is appointed by the President.
- Under Article 156, the Governor can continue in his office for 5 years.
Topic: State News/ Gujarat
6. President Draupadi Murmu laid the foundation stone for various projects in Ahmedabad.
- On October 4, President Draupadi Murmu laid the foundation stone for various projects related to education and tribal development at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad.
- The President also launched the Gujarat University's start-up platform "HerSTART" for women entrepreneurs in Ahmedabad during her two-day visit to Gujarat.
- HerSTART is one of the flagship programs of the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), which aims to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of women.
- On October 3, the President also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for different projects totalling Rs 1,330 crores at the GMERS campus in Gandhinagar.
- The President laid the foundation stone for Super Specialty Hospital, Critical Care Centre at Gandhinagar Civil hospital, GMERS hospital, and a hostel at Narmada.
Topic: Awards and Prizes
7. Indian-origin Dr. Vivek Lall has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Joe Biden.
- Dr. Lall has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award with the citation of 'With Grateful Recognition'.
- AmeriCorps gave the citation to Dr. Lall. AmeriCorps is a part of the US Government.
- AmeriCorps aims to foster activities that bring Americans closer together to "serve communities."
- Dr. Lall is Chief Executive Officer of General Atomics. It is a company which has developed state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) like the Predator, Reaper, and Guardian drones.
Topic: Personality in News
8. National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) suspended Shivpal Singh for four years due to a doping violation.
- Shivpal Singh is an Indian javelin thrower. He has been suspended from competing till October 2025.
- The ban comes into effect from October 21, 2021. He tested positive for the banned substance methandienone.
- He is an Uttar Pradesh-based athlete. He was a silver-medalist at the 2019 Asian Championships.
- He also won the 2019 World Military Games. Tokyo Olympian Kamalpreet Kaur also failed a dope test earlier.
- Earlier, discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, sprinter Dhanalakshmi Sekar and quarter-miler MR Poovamma have been banned from competitions due to doping violations.
Topic: Reports and Indices/Ranking
9. Around 62% of rural households in India have fully functional tap water connections.
- Around 62% of rural households in India have fully functional tap water connections within their premises.
- More than 80% of households in Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, and Puducherry have fully functional water connections.
- Around 50% of the households in Rajasthan, Kerala, Manipur, Tripura, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim have fully functional connections.
- As per the report, three-fourths of households received water all seven days a week. On average 80% of their requirements for water are being met by the tap connections.
- Around 90% of the village-level institutions, such as schools and Anganwadi centres receive potable water.
- As per the survey, only 3% of the households use reverse osmosis for water purification for drinking water.
- Goa, Telangana and Haryana have achieved 100% tap connectivity to all households.
- Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu have also achieved the target of providing tap water connection to 100% households.
- The government is aiming to provide safe and adequate drinking water to the household through tap by 2024. The Jal Jeevan scheme has a financial outlay of ₹3.60 lakh crore.
Topic: International News
10. Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins's pro-Western centrist party wins elections in Latvia.
- Prime Minister Karins's New Unity party received 18.94% while the opposition Greens and Farmers Union party received 12.5% vote.
- Harmony party received a mere 4.8% of votes in comparison to the 2018 election.
- Only eight parties or electoral alliances passed the 5% mark.
- Latvia joined the European Union and NATO in 2004.
- It is a country in Northern Europe's Baltic region.
- It is bounded by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west.
- Its President is Egils Levits.
- Its currency is Euro. Its capital is Riga.
Topic: Awards and Prizes
11. Svante Paabo wins the Nobel Prize in medicine.
- Svante Paabo received the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries related to the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.
- He discovered an earlier unknown human species called the Denisovans. His discovery created an entirely new scientific discipline, paleogenomics.
- The Nobel Prize in medicine is given by the Nobel Assembly of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. 10 million Swedish crowns ($900,357) is given as an award.
- He has been credited for transforming the study of human origins after developing new approaches to examine DNA sequences from archaeological and paleontological remains.
- His key achievements include sequencing of the entire Neanderthal genome to create a link between extinct people and modern humans.
- Svante Paabo’s most famous research paper was published in 1989 with 4077 citations.
- Last year, David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of receptors in the human skin.
Topic: National News
12. Indore has been adjudged the cleanest city of India in Swachh Survekshan 2022.
- Surat is the second cleanest city while Navi Mumbai is the third cleanest in the category of cities with a population of more than a lakh.
- In the Swachh Survekshan 2022, Madhya Pradesh has been declared as the cleanest state in India. Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra are the second and third cleanest states.
- In the population category of less than one lakh, Panchgani and Karad from Maharashtra bagged the first and third positions. Patan from Chhattisgarh bagged the second position.
- Tripura got the cleanest State award in the “less than 100 urban local bodies category”. Jharkhand and Uttarakhand got the second and third spots respectively.
- In the Safai Mitra Suraksha category, Tirupati received the best city award while Haridwar received the award for the best Ganga town in more than one lakh population cities.
- As part of the Azadi@75 Swachh Survekshan 2022, the awards have been given by President Draupadi Murmu.
13. USA defeated China to win FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022.
- USA defeated China by 83-61 in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022.
- The championship was held in Australia. A'ja Wilson wins the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the tournament.
- The US finished the World Cup averaging 98.8 points. China won their first medal in the 1994 World Cup.
14. India and Armenia signed a deal for the export of missiles and weapon system.
- India will export missiles, rockets and ammunition to Armenia, which will be used to defend against Azerbaijan.
- Through a government-to-government route, Defence India signed an order for arms export.
- According to the report, India will export weapons worth more than Rs 2,000 crore to Armenia in the coming months.
- India will also export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, which have been developed by the DRDO.
- The Indian government has set a target to sell weapon systems worth Rs 35,000 crore abroad by 2025.
- Last year, India exported defence equipment worth Rs 13,000 crores.
- It is a landlocked country in western Asia.
- Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and the currency is Dram.
- Nikol Pashinyan is the current Prime Minister of Armenia.
- India recognized the independent Republic of Armenia in 1991.
|Monthly Current Affairs eBooks|
|August Monthly Current Affairs||July Monthly Current Affairs|
|June Monthly Current Affairs||May Monthly Current Affairs|