Daily GK Update: 11th July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : July 11th, 2022

 Sports

1. Novak Djokovic wins 7th Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam

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  • Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic has clinched the Wimbledon 2022 title after beating Australian Nick Kyrgios by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 in London.
  • He became the fourth player in the open era after Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Bjorn Borg won four titles in a row.
  • It is the 21st Grand Slam title of Djokovic.
  • Kazakhstan tennis player, Elena Rybakina has clinched the Women's Singles title.
  • Most singles titles:
    • Men: Roger Federer (8)
    • Women: Martina Navratilova (9)
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 National Affairs

2. Health Ministry and Panchayati Raj Ministry sign MoU to eliminate TB

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  • Union Health Ministry and Panchayati Raj Ministry have signed an MoU to eliminate TB in India by 2025.
  • The MoU was signed by Dr. Bijaya Kumar Behera, Economic Adviser on behalf of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Dr. P Ashok Babu, Joint Secretary on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
  • This MoU will shape the inter-Ministerial collaboration and strategic partnerships to achieve the Prime Minister’s ambitious target of eliminating TB in India.
  • World TB Day: 24th March 
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 Sports

3. Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha Vennam win bronze medal in archery

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  • The Indian compound mixed team archery duo of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam won a bronze medal at the 11th edition of World Games held at Birmingham, Alabama, USA from July 7-17 2022.
  • In the bronze medal round, the team defeated Canada’s Andrea Becerra & Miguel Becerra.
  • Abhishek Verma is the only Indian archer to win medals at all stages of compound archery (World Games, World Championship, World Cup Final, World Cup, Asian Games, Asian Championship).
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 Obituaries

4. Former Angolan President José Eduardo Dos Santos passes away

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  • Former President of Angolan, José Eduardo dos Santos has passed away at the age of 79.
  • He was one of Africa's longest-serving heads of state, who ruled for almost four decades as president of Angola.
  • He stepped down from the president's post in 2017.
  • He had also fought for the continent’s longest civil war and turned his country into a major oil producer.
  • Angola capital: Luanda; Currency: Kwanza; President: Joao Lourenco
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 International Affairs

5. India joins Interpol’s child sexual exploitation database

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  • India becomes the 68th country to join the Interpol’s international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database.
  • This allow to draw links between victims, abusers and crime scene using audio-visual data.
  • The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is the India’s nodal agency for Interpol matters.
  • As per the NCRB data (2021), Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of sexual offences against children followed by Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
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 Books & Authors

6. Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi launches ‘Swadhinata Sangram Na Surviro'

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  • Union Minister of Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi has launched the book the titled, “Swadhinta Sangram na 75 Shoorveero” in Gujarati.
  • This book is a page-long summary of 75 freedom fighters of India like- Tirupur Kumaran from Tamil Nadu who saved the Flag.
  • It is a part of the "Swadhinta Ka Amrit Mahotsav" to mark the 75th year of the country's Independence.
  • The book is published by the Hindu Spiritual & Service Foundation in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

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 Sports

7. 36th National Games to be held in Gujarat from 27 September 27, 2022

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  • Chief minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel has announced that Gujarat will host the 36th National Games between September 27 and October 10.
  • The prestigious event is being held after a gap of seven years, the last was being held in 2015 in Kerala.
  • PM Narendra Modi had launched the ‘Khel Mahakhumbh’ initiative in Gujarat in 2010 when he was the chief minister of the state.
  • The National Games will have 34 sporting events including athletics, hockey, among others.
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 Agreement

8. HAL sign agreement with Safran to create JV to build helicopter engines

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  • Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines.
  • The MoU was signed by Mr. R. Madhavan (HAL CMD) and Franck Saudo (Safran CEO).
  • Aim: To meet the requirements of HAL and India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) future helicopters, including the future 13-ton IMRH (Indian Multi Role Helicopter).
  • Both companies have also partnered for Shakti engine.
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 State Affairs

9. Chhattisgarh receives Centre’s nod for World Bank funded school project

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  • The Chhattisgarh Government has received in- principle nod from the Centre for $300 million school education project which is funded by the World Bank.
  • Loan tenure: 5 years, the state government has to payback this amount over a period of 20 years.
  • Aim: To boost the education system of Chhattisgarh.
  • In-principle nod: The central government has no objection with the State borrowing money from international financial institution like World Bank.
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 Important Dates

10. World Population Day: 11th July

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  • The World Population Day is observed on the 11th of July every year with an aim to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues.
  • The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990 in more than 90 countries.
  • The theme for World Population Day 2022 is ‘A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all - Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all.
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Daily GK Update: 11th July 2022

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