Daily GK Update: 15th September 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : September 15th, 2022

 Sports

1. India beat Nepal to clinch SAFF U-17 Championship Title in Colombo

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  • India has secured the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-17 Championship title after defeating Nepal by 4-0 in the final in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • India has played well to lift the title for the fourth time (2013, 2017, 2019, 2022).
  • India captain, Vanlalpeka Guite has named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, while goalkeeper, Sahil won the Best Goalkeeper awards
  • SAFF members: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • SAFF HQ: Dhaka
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 Summits & Conferences

2. India invites Bangladesh as guest country during its G-20 presidency

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  • The government of India has decided to invite Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and UAE as Guest Countries to take part in the G 20 meeting during its Presidency.
  • International Organisations: UN, IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO, ILO, FSB and OECD and AU, AUDA-NEPAD and ASEAN, ISA, CDRI and ADB.
  • This is a part of the G20 tradition of inviting some Guest Countries and International Organisations (IO) to its meetings and summit.
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 Agreement

3. NSDF signs MoUs with NTPC and REC for development of sports in India

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  • National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) has signed an MoU with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC).
  • Reason: For the development of sports in India.  
  • NTPC and REC have been provided financial support of 215 crore rupees for the development of sports.
  • NTPC: Contributed an amount of Rs115 crore for Archery (5 years).
  • REC: Committed an amount of Rs 100 crore to support Women’s Hockey, Athletics and Boxing (3 years).
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 State Affairs

4. Indore becomes India's first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’

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  • Indore (MP) has implemented a fully digital addressing system that makes Indore the first city in India to do so.
  • For this smart city initiative, an MoU was signed with the firm Pataa Navigations.
  • Pataa: This organisation has developed patented technology and is working with ISRO to develop a digital addressing system for the nation.
  • Users of the Pataa App can upload images of their homes, landmarks, etc, along with their addresses in the full text.
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 Important Dates

5. National Engineers Day: 15th September

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  • India observes National Engineer’s Day on September 15 every year to recognise the contribution of engineers in the development of the nation.
  • This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the greatest engineers of India.
  • MV was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagar dam in the north-west suburb of Mysuru city.
  • Along with India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrate Engineers Day on September 15, 2022.
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 Sports

6. Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships in Serbia

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  • Vinesh Phogat has clinched a bronze in 53 kilogram category at the World Championships, in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • She becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships.
  • She has defeated reigning European champion, Emma Malmgren of Sweden.
  • This is her second bronze medal at the Championships.
  • She had previously won the bronze in the 2019 edition of the tournament at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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 Summits & Conferences

7. PM Modi on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend SCO Summit

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  • PM Narendra Modi is on two-day visit to Samarkand in Uzbekistan from September 15 to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.
  • Mr. Modi has received an invitation from Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
  • Agenda: To review the grouping's activities over the past two decades and discuss the prospects of multilateral cooperation. 
  • The SCO is an inter-governmental organisation founded in Shanghai in June 2001
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 Banking & Finance

8. SBI joins Rs 5-trillion market cap club

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  • SBI has hit the mark of Rs 5-trillion in market capitalisation (market cap) for the first time after its shares touched a record high of Rs 564.45, up 1% on the BSE in intra-day trade in an otherwise weak market.
  • With a market cap of Rs 5.03 trillion, SBI stood at the seventh position in the overall market cap ranking.
  • After, HDFC Bank (market cap of Rs 8.38 trillion) and ICICI Bank (market cap of Rs 6.33 trillion), SBI has become the third lender in the country.
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 Banking & Finance

9. ICICI Lombard introduces digital voice agent to track claim status

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  • ICICI Lombard has launched an AI-powered digital voice agent in collaboration with an AI-based SaaS voice automation platform named Skit.ai.
  • Feature: It will assist customers with the status of their insurance claims for health and motor insurance policies.
  • The Digital Voice Agent has already started helping customers to complete the process of receiving updates on the status of their claims in under a minute.
  • ICICI Lombard CEO: Bhargav Dasgupta
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 International Affairs

10. Mastercard partnered with UNDP on Lighthouse MASSIV

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  • Mastercard Lighthouse MASSIV has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Aim: To amplifying the private sector’s role in creating significant positive impact on people.
  • It is a free of charge startup partnership program dedicated to helping one billion people live more prosperous and secure lives by 2025.
  • Purpose: To support the impact tech companies on their impact measurement and management and connect them to the broader UN initiatives.
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 National & International Appointments

11. Mukul Rohatgi appointed as Attorney General of India for second time

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  • Senior Advocate, Mukul Rohatgi is set to be appointed the 14th Attorney General for India again after KK Venugopal vacates the post.
  • Mukul Rohatgi has served as AG between June 2014 and June 2017.
  • At the end of June this year, AG Venugopal’s tenure was extended for a period of three months or “until further orders”.
  • This extension is set to expire on September 30.
  • Rohtagi will take the seat of the country’s top law officer from 1st October. 
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 International Affairs

12. India launches joint whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’

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  • India has launched a joint whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ with Denmark at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Copenhagen.
  • Aim: Capturing the current status of wastewater treatment in India and potential pathways for future treatment structures, co-creation, and collaborations
  • The event was attended by Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin.
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 National Affairs

13. India's first forest university to come up in Telangana

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  • The Telangana legislative assembly has approved the University of Forestry (UOF) Act 2022.
  • The ‘University of Forestry (UOF) will be the first of its kind in the country.
  • With only Russia and China having forest universities in the world, globally, this will be the third university of forestry.
  • The Government of Telangana has decided to expand Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI) in Hyderabad into a full-fledged university.
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Daily GK Update: 15th September 2022

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