Daily GK Update: 1st October 2022

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : October 1st, 2022

 National Affairs

1. PM Modi launches 5G services providing high-speed seamless coverage


PM Narendra Modi launched the 5G telephony services in the country.

He also inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan. 

5G tech will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications.

It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.

The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach $ 450 bn by 2035. 

The IGI Airport in Delhi is the 1st 5G-ready airport in India


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 Honours & Awards

2. President of India Presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022


  • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022
  • Indore has been adjudged as India's cleanest city, followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai
  • Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra in the category of best performing states in 'Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022'.
  • Tripura topped among the states having fewer than 100 urban local bodies.
  • Maharashtra's Deolali was adjudged cleanest Cantonment Board.
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 National & International Appointments

3. S Bharathan appointed director-refineries at HPCL


  • S Bharathan took over as director, of refineries, at HPCL.
  • He replaced Vinod S Shenoy.
  • HPCL is the 3rd-largest oil refining and fuel marketing company.
  • Bharathan earlier served as executive director, Refineries Coordination, with additional charge of research and development (R&D).
  • Bharathan has wide exposure to the refinery operations of the company and has worked in operations and technical departments of Mumbai and Visakh refinery for over 25 years
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 National & International Appointments

4. Lalit Bhasin elected new IACC national president


  • Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC).
  • A well - known name in business and social circles Bhasin was the executive vice president of IACC.
  • Bhasin is the 54th national president of IACC, which was set up in October 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai.
  • He is closely associated with India’s apex business organizations like CII, PHD CCI and served as chairman of its legal committees.
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 Important Dates

5. National Pension System (NPS) Diwas: 1st October 2022


  • To encourage pension and retirement planning among Indian residents, PFRDA is marking 1st October as National Pension System (NPS) Diwas. 
  • The Day was established last year as part of a programme to encourage pension and retirement plans for worry-free and Azad retiring. 
  • This initiative is being promoted by PFRDA via its social media channels every year on the said date.
  • PFRDA Chairperson:  Supratim Bandyopadhyay
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 National Affairs

6. National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 14 projects worth ₹1145 crore


  • The executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 14 projects at an estimated cost of 1,145 crore rupee.
  • The decision was taken at the 45th meeting of the executive committee under the chairmanship of director general G. Ashok Kumar
  • These include eight projects of sewerage management in five main stem Ganga basin states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
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7. USOF launches Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme


Universal Service Obligation Fund, a body under the Department of Telecommunications, launched Telecom Technology Development Fund Scheme on October 01st, 2022

The scheme is aligned with PM Modi’s clarion call of adding Jan Anusandhaan in the new phase of Amrit Kaal.

TTDF aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem

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 National Affairs

8. Anurag Singh Thakur to launch month-long nationwide Swachh Bharat 2022


Union Minister Anurag Thakur launched month-long nationwide campaign Swachh Bharat 2022 from Prayagraj in UP.

Swachh Bharat 2022 is being organized in 6 Lakh villages of 744 districts across the country. 

The Department of Youth Affairs has set a target of collecting and disposing of 1 crore kg plastic waste through Swachh Bharat 2022.

Swachh Bharat 2022 will be launched with an aim to raise awareness, mobilize people and ensure their participation in making India clean. 

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 Arts & Culture

9. 15th International Sufi Rang Festival 2022 begins in Ajmer


The 15th International Sufi Rang Festival 2022 began in Ajmer, today (October 1).

This event is being organized and planned by Haji Syed Salman, Chairman of Chishty Foundation, an Ajmer Sharif-based organisation.

The annual International Sufi Festival India (ISFI) is a commemorative fiesta in honor of the Sufi Saint, Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty.

The Held yearly in Ajmer, the ISFI festival, remembers the teachings of Sufi Saint Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. 

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 State Affairs

10. PM Modi launches phase-1 of Ahmedabad Metro rail project at Kalupur station


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated phase-1 of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project between Thaltej and Vastral.
  • He inaugurated the metro rail stretch on the city's East-West corridor from Kalupur station.
  • The prime minister waved a green flag to the metro train at Kalupur railway station.
  • With this, the 21-km corridor of the project between Thaltej and Vastral with 17 stations became operational.
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Daily GK Update: 1st October 2022


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