Daily GK Update: 13th July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : July 13th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay appointed as new chief of Goa Shipyard Limited

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  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay as the Chairman & Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) for a period of five years, with effect from 10th July 2022.
  • Earlier, he was serving as the Director of Operations within the company (GSL).
  • He will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the company for achieving its corporate objectives.
  • Goa Shipyard Limited:
    • Founded: 1957
    • Headquarters: Goa

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 National & International Appointments

2. Meena Hemchandra appointed as part-time chairman of Karur Vysya Bank

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  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of former RBI executive, Meena Hemchandra as part-time chairman of the Karur Vysya Bank for three years.
  • Previously, she worked as an additional director under Independent Category of the bank.
  • She worked as Executive Director of RBI from June 2015 to November 2017 and served as secretary to the Board of Note Mudran for four years.
  • Karur Vysya Bank:
    • HQ: Karur, Tamil Nadu
    • MD and CEO: B. Ramesh Babu

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 Sports

3. Bhagwani Devi from India wins gold medal in 100m sprint in Finland

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  • Bhagwani Devi Dagar (94 years) has won gold in the 100m sprint at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.
  • She has clocked 24.74 seconds in the 100m sprint and also clinched the bronze medal in the shot put.
  • She hails from Khidka village in Haryana.
  • The World Masters Athletics Championships is an event for athletics (track and field) for athletes aged 35 years and over.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports: Anurag Thakur

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 State Affairs

4. Delhi Govt partners with UNICEF for employment opportunities to students

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  • The Delhi government joined hands with the UNICEF to create employment opportunities for students of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU).
  • Skill Varsity of Delhi partnered with YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) at UNICEF to enable access to employment opportunities.
  • Another pillar, the 'YuWaah Step Up - Bano job ready', it is a six-month pilot being conducted by Flywheel Digital Solutions Pvt with DSEU students.
  • UNICEF HQ: New York, United States

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 Sports

5. Jonny Bairstow, Marizanne Kapp named ICC Player of the Month for June 2022

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  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named the Player of the June 2022.
    • Men’s Player: Batter, Jonny Bairstow (England)
    • Women’s Player:  Batter, Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)
  • Jonny Bairstow has received this title after his remarkable performances against New Zealand in May 2022.
  • Marizanne Kapp has become the second ICC Women’s Player of the Month from South Africa after Lizelle Lee, who was crowned in March 2021.
  • ICC HQ: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 State Affairs

6. Meghalaya to invest Rs 300 crore in early childhood education programmes

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  • Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma has inaugurated the new building of the Directorate of Education Research and Training (DERT), Shillong.
  • During the ceremony, he has announced that govt has set aside Rs 300 crore from the externally aided projects to make investment in early childhood education programmes.
  • The state govt has also prepared a road map to invest in early childhood education programmes.
  • Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik

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 Obituaries

7. Renowned archaeologist Enamul Haque passes away

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  • Eminent archaeologist and historian, Dr. Enamul Haque has been passed away in Dhaka at 85.
  • He became the director of the museum in 1973 and served as director general of National Museum from 1983 to 1991.
  • He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2020 for his work on Bengal’s Iconography and terracotta art.
  • He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016 and the highest civilian award of Bangladesh Swadhinta Padak in 2020.

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 Banking & Finance

8. SBI subsidiary, MEA sign MoU for Trilateral Development Cooperation Fund

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  • SBICAP Ventures Limited has signed a MoU with the Ministry of External Affairs for establishing the Trilateral Development Cooperation Fund (TDC Fund).
  • The TDC Fund helps to route the India's commitment of approx. Rs.175 cr. to the Global Innovation Development Fund (GIP Fund).
  • The UK and India have partnered to launch the GIP and the Trilateral Development Corporation fund.
  • MD & CEO, SVL: Suresh Kozhikote
  • Minister of External Affairs: Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar 

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 Banking & Finance

9. TATA AIA partners with City Union Bank for life and health Insurance

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  • Tata AIA Life Insurance Co. Ltd has joined hands to create a strategic alliance with City Union Bank.
  • Aim: To offer life and health insurance solutions to the Bank’s consumers.
  • With the help of this partnership, the City Union Bank consumers (existing and new) will get benefit from Tata AIA Life’s diverse and innovative products and services spanning term insurance, savings and investment, and health.
  • City Union Bank HQ: Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. 

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 Banking & Finance

10. IRDAI constitutes two task forces on issues of reinsurance support

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  • The IRDAI has formed two task forces to study the issues of non-life and life insurance industries face in reinsurance support.
  • Reinsurance support: It refers to insurance companies transferring a part of the risk they underwrite to other firms.
  • Task force:
    • Non-life insurance: Headed by Bhargav Dasgupta (MD&CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance); Nine members
    • Life insurance: Headed by Naveen Tahilyani (MD&CEO, TATA AIA Life Insurance; seven-members

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 Honours & Awards

11. Shinzo Abe awarded posthumously highest order of Japan

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  • The Japanese government has decided to award former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the highest order of Japan, the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum posthumously.
  • Shinzo Abe was the longest-serving PM of Japan and he will be the fourth former prime minister to receive the decoration under the postwar Constitution.
  • He was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan (2021) for "exceptional and distinguished service" in the field of public affairs.

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 National Affairs

12. Ola unveils India’s first indigenously made lithium ion-cell

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  • Ola Electric has unveiled India's first indigenously developed lithium ion cell.
  • The company will begin mass production of the cell (NMC 2170) from its Chennai-based Gigafactory by 2023.
  • The company was recently allocated 20GWh capacity under the ACC PLI scheme by the govt for developing advanced cells in India.
  • The Ola Electric had launched its first electric vehicle in August 2021 and has also set up the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturing facility in India.

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 National Affairs

13. Retail inflation of India eases to 7.01%

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  • As per the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), retail inflation of India has eased marginally to 7.01% in June 2022 from 7.04% in May 2022.
  • The CPI inflation has breached the upper limit of RBI's tolerance band (2-6%) for the sixth consecutive month.
  • The India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has surged 19.6% in May, as against 7.1% rise in April 2022.
  • The Retail inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index.

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Daily GK Update: 13th July 2022

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