Daily GK Update: 17th September 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : September 17th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Sumant Kathpalia re-appointed as MD & CEO of IndusInd Bank

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  • IndusInd Bank has approved the re-appointment of Sumant Kathpalia as managing director and chief executive officer (MD & CEO) for three years with effect from March 24, 2023.
  • He was appointed as MD & CEO of IndusInd Bank in March 2020.
  • Prior to joining IndusInd Bank, he had stints with Citibank, Bank of America and ABN Amro.
  • Headquarters of IndusInd Bank: Mumbai.
  • Founder of IndusInd Bank: S. P. Hinduja.
  • Founded: 1994.
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 Books & Authors

2. Former President Ram Nath Kovind releases book titled 'Ambedkar and Modi’

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  • Former President Ram Nath Kovind has released a book titled “Ambedkar and Modi: Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation” in New Delhi.
  • It illustrates life, works and achievements of Dr. B.R Ambedkar and presents a convergence between the ideals of Dr. Ambedkar and New India’s development journey.
  • It has been compiled in 12 chapters by Bluekraft Digital Foundation and has a foreword by music composer and Rajya Sabha member Ilaiyaraaja.
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 National Affairs

3. PM Modi launches National Logistics Policy in New Delhi

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  • PM Narendra Modi has launched National Logistics Policy at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The policy ensures quick last mile delivery, end transport-related challenges, save time and money of the manufacturers, prevent wastage of the agro-products.
  • PM also launched Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) that will bring all the digital services of transportation sector into a single portal
  • Under this, Ease of logistics Services -E-Logs has also been started.
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 Arts & Culture

4. Varanasi declared as first SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital for 2022-23

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  • Varanasi has been nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital for 2022-2023 at the 22nd Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit at Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • Regulations for the nomination of SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital were adopted at Dushanbe SCO Summit in 2021.
  • SCO summit 2022 in Samarkand was the first in-person meeting of the grouping since the COVID-19.
  • Headquarters of SCO: Beijing, China
  • Current Secretary-General: Zhang Ming 
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 National Affairs

5. PM releases wild Cheetahs in Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh

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  • PM Narendra Modi has released 8 wild Cheetahs in Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh, which has been brought from Namibia
  • Cheetah was declared extinct from India in 1952.
  • Cheetahs are being introduced in India under Project Cheetah, which is world's first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project.
  • Out of the eight Cheetahs, there are 5 female and 3 male Cheetahs.
  • Kuno National Park is part of the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion.
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 Important Dates

6. Swachh Amrit Mahotsav kick starts with Indian Swachhata League

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  • Indian Swachhata League kick starts Swachh Amrit Mahotsav, fortnight of activities to galvanize action around swachhata from 17th September 2022, Seva Diwas, till 2nd October 2022, Gandhi Jayanti.
  • It began with whole-hearted participation and presence of highly motivated youth teams carrying with pride their own team identity.
  • It is an inter-city competition played on the parameters of swachhata powered by the youth of the city.
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 Honours & Awards

7. CSIR’s Popular Science Magazine ‘Vigyan Pragati’ receives Rajbhasha Kirti

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  • CSIR’s popular science magazine ‘Vigyan Pragati’ has received National Rajbhasha Kirti Award at the Second All India Rajbhasha Sammelan held during 14th-15th September 2022 in the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium, Surat.
  • It was organized by Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Vigyan Pragati is one of India's best popular science magazines and was started by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1952. 
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 Important Dates

8. World Patient Safety Day: 17th September

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  • World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on 17th September to create awareness about different safety measures that should be taken to ensure patient safety.
  • It is one of the WHO’s global public health days.
  • It was established in 2019 by the 72nd World Health Assembly through the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 – Global action on patient safety.
  • Theme of Patient Safety Day 2022: Medication without Harm.
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 National Affairs

9. ICAR launched KRITAGYA 3.0, National level Hackathon on crop improvement

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  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with its National Agricultural Higher Education Project and Crop Science Division is organizing Hackathon 3.0 titled ‘KRITAGYA' on promoting ‘speed breeding for crop improvement’.
  • It will provide an opportunity for Students and others to showcase innovative approaches and technology solutions to promote innovation for crop improvement.
  • Registration for this event is open till 26th September 2022.
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 National Affairs

10. Union Minister Jitendra Singh presents ’INSPIRE’ awards to 60 Start-Ups

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  • Union Science and Technology Minister, Jitendra Singh has presented ‘INSPIRE’ awards to 60 Start-Ups and financial support to over 53,000 students
  • It is instituted by Department of Science and Technology and these innovators will be extended complete incubation support for entrepreneurship journey
  • Annual INSPIRE Awards-MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) competition attracted an unprecedented 6.53 Lakh ideas and innovations from all States
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Daily GK Update: 17th September 2022

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