Daily GK Update: 22nd October 2022

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : October 22nd, 2022

 Defense

1. India successfully tests next-gen Agni ballistic missile

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  • India successfully test-fired 'Agni Prime' - a new generation of ballistic missiles - from off the coast of Odisha.
  • The 'Agni Prime', or 'Agni-P', is a nuclear-capable new-gen advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles.
  • It is a two-stage canisterised missile with a maximum range of 2,000 km.
  • It weighs 50% less than the Agni 3 missile and has new guidance and propulsion systems. In addition, since it is canisterised, it can be launched from rail or road.
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 Honours & Awards

2. Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ declared best Indian film by FIPRESCI

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  • Satyajit Ray’s 1955 masterpiece Pather Panchali has been declared the best Indian film of all time by the Indian chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
  • Pather Panchali, an adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay's Bengali novel of the same name, is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
  • This film  is the first film in Ray’s Apu trilogy, which is followed by Aparajito and Apur Sansar.
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 International Affairs

3. Pakistan out of FATF's grey list after 4 years

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  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has excluded Pakistan from the grey list of the global watchdog on terror financing and money laundering after four years.
  • Pakistan was put in 2018 for its failure to check the risk of money laundering. 
  • Inclusion to the grey list leads to the inability of Islamabad to get financial aid from IMF, World Bank, ADB & the EU.  
  • The FATF was established in 1989  and currently has 39 members including EU and Gulf Cooperation Council. 
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 National & International Appointments

4. ICICI Bank reappoints Sandeep Bakhshi as MD, CEO for 3 years

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  • ICICI Bank's board of directors has reappointed Sandeep Bakshi as the MD and CEO for a period of 3 years.
  • He was appointed as the banks's MD and CEO since October 15, 2018.
  • He has served as Wholetime Director and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the bank, prior to his appointment as MD and CEO.
  • His reappointment will be effective from October 4, 2023 to October 3, 2026.
  • Bakhshi has been with the ICICI Group for 36 years and has handled various assignments. 
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 Schemes

5. PM Modi participates in Grih Pravesh of 4.5 lakh PM Awas Yojna beneficiary

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  •  PM Narendra Modi participated via video conference in the "Griha Pravesh" of more than 4.5 lakh PMAY-G beneficiaries.
  • On the occasion of Dhanteras, he dedicated homes constructed under the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) from Satna, MP.
  • Under the PMAY-G, in the last 8 years, more than 3.5 crore poor families have got new houses.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a ground-breaking social welfare programme that the Indian government introduced in 2015.
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 National & International Appointments

6. Kotak Bank appoints C S Rajan as additional and independent director

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  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited has appointed C S Rajan as an additional and independent director on the bank’s board.
  • Rajan’s appointment is for a period of five years effective 22 October 2022. 
  • Rajan has over 40 years of experience across significant government portfolios. 
  • Rajan is currently serving as a non-executive chairman of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, appointed by the government of India.
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 Science & Technology

7. Ola launches its most affordable electric scooter in India

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  • Ola officially launched 'Ola S1 Air', its most affordable electric scooter in the country.
  • The price of the new electric scooter is set at 85,000. 
  • The new Ola electric scooter will compete against Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter, Suzuki Access and Yamaha Fascino.
  • The electric scooter comes equipped with the company’s latest MoveOS 3 and is said to have a range of 76km.
  • The all-new Ola S1 Air packs 2.5KWh lithium-ion battery and takes about 4.5 hours to charge fully.
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 Science & Technology

8. ISRO to launch 36 satellites on its heaviest rocket

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  • The ISRO is set to launch 36 broadband communication satellites on board its biggest rocket, the LVM3-M2 at Sriharikota spaceport in AP. 
  • The LVM3-M2 mission was created specifically for a foreign client, OneWeb, by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
  • It is the first multi-satellite mission, carrying 36 OneWeb satellites to LEO as the largest payload ever for LVM3 (5,796 kg).
  • The LVM3-M2 mission represents NewSpace India Ltd's 1st dedicated commercial mission.
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 National Affairs

9. PM Lays Foundation Stone of Various Development Projects in Uttarakhand

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  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone of various development projects worth more than Rs. 3400 crore for the state at a program organized in Mana village of Uttarakhand. 
  • These projects include two road widening projects from Mana to Mana Pass (NH 07) and Joshi math to Malari (NH107B), including two new ropeway projects at Gaurikund-Kedarnath and Govindghat-Hemkund Sahib.
  • The Kedarnath ropeway will be around 9.7 km long, connecting Gaurikund with Kedarnath
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 National & International Appointments

10. Jaxay Shah nominated as the new Chairman of Quality Council of India

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  • The government has appointed Jaxay Shah as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI).
  • He was former Chairman of realty developers’ body CREDAI and founder Chairman of Savvy Group.
  • He has been appointed for a period of three years with effect from October 21, 2022.
  • He succeeds the former McKinsey India Chief Adil Zainulbhai.
  • QCI was established in 1997 through a Cabinet Note by the Government of India. 
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Daily GK Update: 22nd October 2022

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