Daily GK Update: 1st April 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : April 1st, 2022


1. Dwayne Bravo becomes highest wicket-taker in IPL history


  • Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo (171) overtook Lasith Malinga (170) to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL History.
  • He made a record against the match of Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai.
  • Bravo has taken 171 wickets in 153 IPL matches.
  • Malinga had taken 170 wickets in 122 matches for the Mumbai Indians.
  • No. of teams in TATA IPL 2022 : 10
  • Hosted by: India  
  • Established by BCCI in 2007
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 Banking & Finance

2. Google Pay offers ‘Tap to Pay’ for UPI users in partnership with Pine Labs

  • Google Pay offers the Tap to Pay for Unified Payment Interface (UPI) users in partnership with Pine Labs.
  • Earlier, Tap to Pay was available for cards, but now this payment function is available on the phone also.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Android smartphones can do transactions using any Pine Labs Android POS terminal across the country.
  • Noida based Pine Labs is an Indian merchant platform company.
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 Important Dates

3. Utkal Diwas is observed on April 1 every year

  • The formation day of Odisha is observed on April 1 as Utkal Diwas or Odisha Day in remembrance of the struggle to make Odisha an independent state on April 1, 1936.
  • After the 113th amendment act, Orissa was renamed Odisha.
  • The official language of Odisha, Odiya also listed in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.
  • On 19 August 1949, Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as capital.
  • CM: Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • UNESO Sites: Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)
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 Arts & Culture

4. Lepakshi Nandi, Veerabhadra temple on World Heritage tentative list

  • The Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list with the Monolithic Bull (Nandi) at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple is also known as the Lepakshi temple is dedicated to Veerabhadra (Shiva)
  • The temple is known for the Vijayanagara sculpture and mural painting on the ceiling as traditional art.
  • India World Heritage sites: 40
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 National Affairs

5. CJI N V Ramana launched FASTER

  • Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana has launched FASTER (Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records), to communicate interim orders, stay orders, bail orders etc., of the Supreme Court to concerned authorities through a secured electronic communication channel.
  • The aim: Eliminate the delay in to release of inmates even after the Supreme Court grants them bail.
  • A digital platform FASTER was initiated led by CJI Ramana bench.
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 Honours & Awards

6. Best Marching Contingent Trophy to Naval Contingent

  • The Best Marching Contingent Trophy for Republic Day Parade 2022 to personnel of the Naval Contingent was presented by Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff.
  • The contingent was led by Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma with Lt Shubham Sharma as platoon commanders and comprised 96 young sailors.
  • Uttar Pradesh won the best state tableau for Republic Day 2022 for the showcase of One District One Product and Kashi Vishwanath Dham.
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7. India- Seychelles Joint Military Exercise Lamitiye 2022 Concluded

  • The 9th edition of Lamitiye 2022 held at Seychelles Defence Academy, Seychelles was concluded.
  • The themes for Lamitiye 2022 Joint Training Exercise were both relevant and contemporary for planning & execution of operations based on scenarios in a Semi-Urban environment.
  • The 10 days long exercise focused on enhancing interworking to develop the capability to undertake joint operations in a semi-urban environment.
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 National & International Appointments

8. Vishwas Patel re-elected as chairman of PCI

  • Executive director of Infibeam Avenues Vishwas Patel has been re-elected as chairman of the Payments Council of India (PCI).
  • Payment Council of India is the apex industry for digital operators in India’s payments and settlement system that operates under the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
  • The PCI was set in 2013 with the aim to promote digital India.
  • Payment Council of India is located in Mumbai.
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 Banking & Finance

9. Microsoft launches Founders Hub platform

  • Microsoft launched Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub platform in India to provide support of USD 300,000, including technology and tools from the tech giant and partners.
  • After the USA and China, India is the third-largest ecosystem for startups globally.
  • The hub was set up with an aim to empower entrepreneurs to innovate and grow by connecting them with mentors.
  • National Startup Day – 16th January
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 Banking & Finance

10. ADB provides USD 143 million to Bangladesh

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan package of USD 143 million for Bangladesh to support government efforts to speed up the growth by improving the efficiency, predictability, and security of cross-border trade.
  • The ADB loan package includes a $90 million International policy-based loan, a $53 million project loan that will construct integrated land customs and $1.5 million in technical assistance
  • ADB established in 1966
  • President - Masatsugu Asakawa
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 National & International Appointments

11. Mahesh Verma appointed as NABH chairperson

  • Vice-Chancellor of Indraprastha University Mahesh Verma has been appointed as a new chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
  • NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI)
  • This is responsible for setting benchmarks for quality and certifying hospitals and other health facilities.
  • NABH is also a member of the board of the Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua).
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 Banking & Finance

12. Axis bank acquiring Citibank India business

  • The US-based Citibank group is selling its India business to Axis Bank for Rs 12,325 crore.
  • The deal will be closed in the mid of the 2023 calendar year.
  • As per the deal, Citibank must exit from consumer franchises in 13 markets, including India.
  • Currently, Axis Bank is the fourth-largest issuer of credit cards.
  • Citi bank has entered India in 1902 and started the consumer banking business in 1985.
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Daily GK Update: 1st April 2022


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