Daily GK Update: 19th September 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : September 19th, 2022

 Sports

1. Czech's Linda Fruhvirtova wins maiden WTA Chennai Open title

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  • Linda Fruhvirtova (Czech Republic) has secured the 2022 WTA Chennai Open after beating third seed, Magda Linette (Poland) by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the SDAT Stadium, Chennai.
  • At 17 years and 141 days old, she is the youngest titlist of the season on the WTA Tour so far.
  • She is the youngest singles champion on tour since Coco Gauff won Parma last year at 17 years, 70 days old.
  • Doubles WTS Chennai Open: Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani.
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 National & International Appointments

2. Prasanna Kumar Motupalli appointed as CMD of NLC India Limited

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  • The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Prasanna Kumar Motupalli as the Chairman and Managing Director of NLC India Limited.
  • He is currently serving as the Executive Director of NTPC limited.
  • He is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Management in Operation Management, HR Management, Marketing, and Financial Management.
  • NLC Founded: 1956; Headquarters: Chennai
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 Banking & Finance

3. Edelweiss General Insurance signs pact with Repco Home

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  • Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI) has tied up with Chennai-based Repco Home Finance Ltd (RHFL) to offer insurance solutions to the home loan customers of the latter.
  • EGI will offer property insurance cover and loan protection cover to RHFL’s customers through their branches spread across India.
  • EGI will offer customised, affordable, and convenient insurance solutions to financially protect loan borrowers.
  • MD and CEO, Edelweiss General Insurance: Shanai Ghosh
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 Sports

4. Bajrang Punia bags Bronze medal at World Wrestling Championships

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  • In Wrestling, Bajrang Punia has secured bronze medal in the men's 65 kg category at World Wrestling Championships.
  • He defeated Sebastian C Rivera from Puerto Rico by 11-9.
  • This is Punia's fourth medal at the Championships, starting his journey with bronze in 2013.
  • This is India's second medal at the ongoing edition of the World Wrestling Championships.
  • Earlier, Vinesh Phogat has captured a bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at World Wrestling Championships.
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 Summits & Conferences

5. Jitendra Singh led Indian delegation at Global Clean Energy Action Forum

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  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will lead the Joint Indian Ministerial official delegation in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
  • The coveted joint convening of the Clean Energy Ministerial CEM13 and Mission Innovation MI-7 will take place from 21st to 23rd of September at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Aim: To bring together thousands of clean energy leaders from across the world to accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment.
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 International Affairs

6. India emerges as Sri Lanka’s largest bilateral lender

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  • India has overtaken China to emerge as the largest bilateral lender for Sri Lanka.
  • India has provided a total of 968 million US dollars in loans to Sri Lanka in four months of 2022.
  • In the past five years from 2017-2021, China has been the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been the largest multilateral lender in the past five years and disbursed funds amounting to 610 million dollars in 2021.
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 Sports

7. Bengaluru FC lifts maiden Durand Cup by defeating Mumbai City FC

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  • Bengaluru FC has defeated Indian Super League (ISL) giants Mumbai City FC by 2-1 to clinch the 131st edition of the Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
  • The goal by Alan Costa in 61st minute gave Bengaluru FC the winning lead against Mumbai.
  • The first edition of the competition was played in 1888.
  • The club is owned and operated by the Mumbai-based company JSW Group and its managing director Sajjan Jindal.
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 National Affairs

8. Saudi becomes India's second-largest oil supplier in August 2022

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  • Saudi Arabia emerged as the second-biggest oil supplier to India after a three-month gap.
  • Saudi Arabia has overtaken the Russia by a thin margin, while Iraq retained the top spot in August 2022.
  • India is the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer, shipped in 863,950 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from Saudi Arabia (up 4.8% from the previous month).
  • UAE has ranked four, while Kazakhstan replaced Kuwait to become fifth oil supplier to India, followed by US.
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 Obituaries

9. Former Pakistan cricket umpire Asad Rauf passes away

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  • Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has been passed away at the age of 66 due to cardiac arrest in Lahore.
  • He had made his first appearance as an umpire in international cricket in 2000.
  • He officiated in 64 Tests, 139 ODIs and 28 T20Is and was one of Pakistan's leading umpires in the mid-2000s.
  • He had played 71 first-class matches for National Bank and Railways before taking up umpiring, was appointed in the ICC elite panel in April 2006.
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 National Affairs

10. UP tops chart among states in trials pending in fast-track courts

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  • UP accounts for more than 70% of the 13.81 lakh pending trials in fast-track courts in cases of heinous crimes against women, children and senior citizens.
  • More than 9.33 lakh cases are pending in the fast-track courts of Uttar Pradesh, followed by over 1.4 lakh cases in Maharashtra, 1.06 lakh cases in Tamil Nadu, 71,260 cases in West Bengal and 12,538 cases in Telangana.
  • As many as 3,28,556 cases are pending in the FTSCs across 28 states and Union territories.
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Daily GK Update: 19th September 2022

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