Daily GK Update: 11th September 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : September 12th, 2022

 Sports

1. Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan to lift 2022 Asia Cup title in Dubai

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  • In the 15th edition of the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka has lifted 6th Asia Cup title after defeating Pakistan by 23 runs at the Dubai International Stadium, UAE.
  • Sri Lanka all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga has been selected as the Player of the Series.
  • While Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lankan) has been named the Player of the Match for his batting performance in the final.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) HQ: Dubai, UAE; Chairman: Greg Barclay
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 Defense

2. 3rd Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘Taragiri’ launched by MDL

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  • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) has launched the third Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘Taragiri.
  • The vessel has an approximate launch weight of 3510 Tons.
  • Designed by: Bureau of Naval Design, in-house design of Indian Navy
  • The ship is 149.02 M long & 17.8 M wide, is propelled by a CODOG combination of two Gas Turbines and 02 Main Diesel Engines.
  • The keel of Taragiri was laid on the 10th of September 2020 and the ship is expected to be delivered by August 2025.
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 Obituaries

3. Film Actor, U. Krishnam Raju passes away

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  • Former Central Minister and senior Film Actor, U. Krishnam Raju has been passed away at the age of 82.
  • He started his film career in 1966 as an actor with Chiluka Gorinka.
  • He has been honoured with the first Nandi Award founded by the State Government for Best Actor.
  • In 1990, he joined BJP and was elected to the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Kakinada and Narsapuram constituencies.
  • He was also served as MoS for External Affairs in the Vajpayee Government.
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 International Affairs

4. US issued highest number of student visas to Indians in 2022

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  • As per the US Embassy, the United States has issued a record of 82,000 student visas to Indians in 2022 that is highest than any country.
  • This is also the highest number of visas given to Indian students ever by the US Mission in India.
  • The Open Doors report in 2021 stated that there were 167,582 students from India in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Indian students comprise nearly 20% of all international students studying in the United States.
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 Banking & Finance

5. RBI fines Industrial Bank of Korea for non-compliance

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  • RBI has imposed monetary penalty on Industrial Bank of Korea for non-compliance with regulatory norms.
  • Amount: Rs 36 lakh for non-compliance with certain Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
  • RBI has also imposed a penalty of Rs 59.10 lakh on Woori Bank for non-compliance on Creation of a Central Repository of Large Common Exposures – Across Banks'. 
    A fine of Rs 12.35 lakh has been imposed on Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited for contravention of KYC Directions.
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 State Affairs

6. Odisha launched rainwater harvesting scheme ‘CHHATA’

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  • Odisha government has launched a rainwater harvesting scheme named ‘Community Harnessing and Harvesting Rainwater Artificially from Terrace to Aquifer (CHHATA).
  • It will be implemented for a period of five years.
  • Aim: Conserve rainwater and improve the water quality in urban local bodies (ULBs) and water scarce blocks.
  • It will be implemented through the department of Water Resources (DoWR) with an outlay of Rs 270 crore.
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
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 Books & Authors

7. A book title ‘Forging Metal: Nrupender Rao and the Pennar Story’ released

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  • A book titled, 'Forging Mettle: Nrupender Rao and the Pennar Story' has been authored by Pavan C. Lall.
  • In this book, the senior journalist Pavan C. Lall tells the story of Nrupender Rao and his entrepreneurial journey.
  • It is a unique story of how a business built with ethics, social and environmental concern at the core of its values can indeed be profitable and sustainable.
  • This book was published by Harper Business.
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 Defense

8. HPCL, Indian Army collaborates for CSR Project ‘Kargil Ignited Minds’

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  • Indian Army has been collaborated with the HPCL to provide a learning platform to less-privileged girl students of Kargil Region in UT Ladakh.
  • The platform named ‘Kargil Ignited Minds’, which provide coaching and mentoring to the aspiring girl students.
  • Aim: To prepare 50 girl students for various National-level Engineering & Medical entrance examinations.
  • Focus: To empower the underprivileged girls with limited resources, residing in extreme weather conditions. 
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 Sports

9. Australia captain, Aaron Finch announced retirement from ODI cricket

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  • Australia captain, Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket following the final game of a three-match series against New Zealand.
  • He had an impressive record that includes over 5400 runs with 17 centuries under his name.
  • He has made his debut against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2013 and smashed his maiden hundred against Scotland, scoring 148 runs.
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 Defense

10. Indian Army, air force conduct joint exercise ‘Gagan Strike’ in Punjab

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  • Kharga Corps of Army and the Indian Air Force have conducted a joint exercise named 'Gagan Strike', to showcase the might and prowess of the armed forces.
  • The exercise was conducted for four days in several areas of Punjab, bordering Ambala in Haryana.
  • The operation validated the Apache 64E and Advanced Light Helicopter WSI as potent weapon delivery platforms.
  • The exercise was also attended by Lt Gen Nav K Khanduri, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command.
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Daily GK Update: 11th September 2022

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