Daily GK Update: 17th October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 17th, 2022

 Honours & Awards

1. Hyderabad wins the prestigious ‘World Green Cities Award 2022’

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  • Hyderabad city of Telangana has been awarded ‘World Green City Award 2022' at the AIPH World Green City Awards 2022 held in Jeju, South Korea.
  • Hyderabad was awarded in the category of "Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth" for Green Garland to the State of Telangana.
  • Mexico City’s Environmental and Climate Change Program of Mexico City was also awarded in Living Green for Climate Change.
  • Living Green for Social Cohesion: OASIS Schoolyard Project, Paris
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 Summits & Conferences

2. India to host 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL from 18 to 21 Oct

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  • The 90th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) from 18th - 21st October, 2022 in New Delhi.
  • The General Assembly is taking place in India after 1997.
  • The move was proposed by HM, Amit Shah to Interpol secretary general, Jurgen Stock in August 2019.
  • India joined the INTERPOL in 1949.
  • Aim of INTERPOL: To promote possible assistance between all criminal police authorities in the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.
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 Obituaries

3. Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane passes away

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  • The veteran actor, Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in "Harry Potter" movies, has been passed away at 72 in Scotland.
  • He was known for his role in a crime-solving psychologist on  "Cracker", Bond villain Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in "Golden Eye" (1995) and "The World is Not Enough" (1999).
  • He was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.
  • He was active in Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
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 Banking & Finance

4. PM Modi dedicates 75 Digital Banking Units to the nation

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  • PM Narendra Modi has dedicated 75 digital banking units (DBUs) to the nation.
  • Aim: To promote financial inclusion
  • The ceremony was attended by Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor, Shaktikanta Das via virtual mode.
  • The setting up of 75 DBUs in 75 districts of the country was done to commemorate the 75 years of independence of the country.
  • 11 public sector banks, 12 private sector banks and one small finance bank are participating in the endeavour
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 Summits & Conferences

5. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates PM Kisan Samman Sammelan

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  • PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.
  • The conference was participated by more than 13 thousand farmers and around 1,500 Agri Startups.
  • PM has also released the 12th installment amount of 16,000 crore rupees under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi through DBT.
  • Under the scheme, eligible farmer families are provided a benefit of 6,000 rupees per year in three equal installments.
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 National Affairs

6. Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates India’s First Aluminum Freight Rake

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  • Union Minister for Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw has inaugurated India’s First Aluminum Freight Rake -61 BOBRNALHSM1 at Bhubaneswar Railway Station in Odisha.
  • It was fully designed and developed indigenously in collaboration with RDSO, HINDALCO and Besco Wagon.
  • Aim: To reduce carbon footprint due to lower consumption of fuel.
  • A single rake can reduce 14,500 tonnes Carbon dioxide emissions during its lifetime.
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 National Affairs

7. Education minister launches NEP in higher education institutes in U’khand

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  • Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in higher education for the session 2022-23 in Uttarakhand.
  • The event was attended by CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami.
  • Under the NEP, children will be linked to formal education for three years initially.
  • Under this policy, Bal Vatika has been started.
  • After learning for three years under the Bal Vatika scheme the child will enter the first class.
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 Schemes

8. PM distributed PMJAY-MA Ayushman cards in Gujarat

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  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has started the distribution of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana - Mukhyamantri Amrutam (PMJAY-MA) Ayushman cards in Gujarat through video conferencing.
  • Fifty lakh Ayushman cards was distributed to all the beneficiaries across Gujarat, at their doorstep.
  • In 2012, then CM of Gujarat, Modi had started the Mukhyamantri Amrutam scheme to protect poor citizens from the catastrophic costs of medical treatment and illness.
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 Important Dates

9. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022: 17th October

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  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 globally.
  • Aim: To raise awareness about the global issue of poverty and how it is a violation of human rights and of human dignity.
  • 2022 theme: Dignity For All in Practice
  • On December 22, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly, through resolution 47/196 declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
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 National Affairs

10. Haryana topped the Public Affairs Index 2022 in big states

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  • According to the Public Affairs Index 2022, Haryana has emerged as the best-governed among 18 big states of the country, followed by Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Karnataka.
  • This report was prepared by a Bengaluru-based think tank.
  • The states have been divided into two categories - large and small.
  • Union Territories are not a part of the report.
  • Sikkim has topped in the category of 10 smaller states.
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Daily GK Update: 17th October 2022

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