Daily GK Update: 1st July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : July 1st, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Eknath Shinde sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra

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  • Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has administered the oath of office to Eknath Shinde as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  • BJP leader, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
  • Devendra Fadnavis had served as the CM of Maharashtra from 2014-19.
  • Shinde has served as the urban development minister in the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
  • Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha - 288 seats; Lok Sabha - 48 seats; Rajya Sabha - 19 seats
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 Sports

2. Neeraj Chopra clinches Silver medal at prestigious Diamond League meet

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  • Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra has clinched silver medal with a massive throw of 89.94 meter, at the prestigious Diamond League meet in Stockholm.
  • He broke his own national record (89.30m) for the second time in a month.
  • Anderson Peters (Grenadian athlete) won gold medal with a best throw of 90.31 meter.
  • Earlier, he clinched silver at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku (Finland).
  • Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics at the Olympics (Tokyo).
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 National Affairs

3. Ban on Single Use Plastic comes into force in the country from July 1, 2022

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  • The government of India has banned the single-use plastic from July 1, 2022.
  • As per the notification on August 12, 2021, the government has prohibited the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of all identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential with effect from July 1, 2022.
  • Currently, Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles do not fall under this category.
  • Ministry of Environment: Bhupender Yadav
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 Important Dates

4. National Doctor’s Day 2022: 1st July

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  • National Doctors’ Day has observed annually on July 1 in India by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), to highlights the contributions of doctors in society.
  • Theme 2022: “Family Doctors on the Front Line."
  • First time, this day celebrated in 1991 on July 1 to honour Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversary, both fall on July 1.
  • B C Roy has also become the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 till his death in 1962.
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 Sports

5. Adani Sportsline become the principal sponsor of Indian Olympic Association

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  • Adani Sportsline has become the principal sponsor with the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) for the upcoming games, Birmingham Commonwealth 2022, Hangzhou Asian Games 2022, and Paris Olympic 2024.
  • This is the second time that the Adani Group has collaborated with IOA after the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Over 28 athletes have been supported by the Adani Sportsline's athlete support initiative, #GarvHai, across a variety of sports. 
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 National Affairs

6. FM Nirmala Sitharaman releases the Business Reform Action 2020 in New Delhi

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  • Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)- 2020 in New Delhi.
  • Top Achievers: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.
  • Achievers category: Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
  • Aspirers category: Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
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 Agreement

7. CCI approves Google’s proposed stake buy in Bharti Airtel

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  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Google International LLC’s proposed acquisition of a minority and non-controlling stake of 1.28% of equity capital of Bharti Airtel Limited (target).
  • Along with this investment agreement, both companies have also entered into certain commercial deals through their affiliates.
  • Google International LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google LLC, latter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
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 Banking & Finance

8. World Bank approves $1 Billion to support India’s Health Sector

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  • The World Bank has approved two complementary loans of $500 million each to enhance and support India’s health sector.
  • This $1 Billion financing will support India’s flagship Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM).
  • This scheme was launched in October 2021.
    Aim of scheme: To improve the public healthcare infrastructure across the country.
  • Loan prioritize statesAndhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and UP.
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 National Affairs

9. PM Narendra Modi participates Udyami Bharat programme

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  • PM Narendra Modi has participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme and launched various key initiatives to ramp up the MSME sector.
  • Initiatives:
  • 1) Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance: Aims to scale up the implementation capacity and coverage of MSMEs
  • 2) Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters: To encourage MSMEs to offer goods and services of international standards for the global market.
  • 3) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme
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 Sports

10. Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from international cricket

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  • The captain of England’s men’s white-ball team, Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • Under his captaincy, England Men has clinched their first-ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy at Lord’s in 2019 .
  • He has also competed for England in the 2010 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, which was held in the Caribbean.
  • He has scored the most runs for England Men overall and has received the most caps in all ODI and T20I games.
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 Banking & Finance

11. ICICIDirect launches learning app to teach finance, investment to Indians

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  • ICICI Securities has launched a learning app named ‘ICICIdirect iLearn’ with an aim to provide customers with easy access to learning  financial products and market topics.
  • This will help customers with this app to better assist them in their investment journey.
  • Currently, the app hosts more than 550 plus content pieces across various sections.
  • The app content will be updated on regular intervals on different topics.
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 Banking & Finance

12. Max Life launches Insta confirmation of insurance (Insta-COI)+

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  • Max Life Insurance Company Ltd has launched a smart solution, ‘Insta confirmation of insurance (Insta-COI)’+, to customers buying the ‘Max Life Smart Fixed-return Digital Plan’.
  • This is a non-linked, non-participating, individual life insurance savings plan on Max Life website or Policybazaar platform.
  • It enables intimation to the customer regarding the commencement of the risk cover pending release of the policy contract ensuring a quick and hassle-free onboarding.
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Daily GK Update: 1st July 2022

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