Daily GK Update: 23rd October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 23rd, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Indian Banks’ Association re-elects PNB's AK Goel as chairman

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  • Indian Banks’ Association has re-elected MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank, A K Goel as its new chairman.
  • He will serve the association for FY 2022-23.
  • Generally, the senior most MD of a public sector bank is elected as chairman for a period of one year.
  • IBA has also appointed Dinesh Khara (Chairman of SBI), A S Rajeev (MD & CEO of Bank of Maharashtra), and Madhav Nair (CEO of Mashreq Bank) as deputy chairman.
  • Honorary secretary: N Kamakodi (CEO of City Union Bank)
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 Sports

2. Indian shooter Swapnil Kusale wins India’s 3rd Paris 2024 Olympics quota

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  • Indian shooter, Swapnil Kusale has secured the third Paris 2024 Olympics quota for India at the ongoing ISSF World Championship in Cairo, Egypt.
  • He finished at the fourth position in the men's 50 meter rifle 3 positions event.
  • He is also an ISSF World Cup gold medalist.
  • While, Rhythm Sangwan has missed a quota place in the women’s 25 meter pistol for India.
  • Other two Paris 2024 quota: Rudrankksh Patil (men’s 10 meter air rifle), Bhowneesh Mendiratta
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 Defense

3. Indian, US militaries conduct 'Tiger Triumph' exercise

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  • The Indian and US militaries have conducted a three-day joint humanitarian assistance exercise, "Tiger Triumph" exercise at Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
  • Aim: To build strategic cooperation between the two countries.
  • Focus: Staff planning, with an emphasis on processes for streamlining diplomatic, operational, and logistical coordination.
  • This exercise is the second collaboration between the Indian and US militaries to coordinate disaster relief in the region
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 Science & Technology

4. IIT-Madras, NASA researchers study microbes on International Space Station

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  • The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers have studied the interactions between microbes in the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Finding: A microbe that resides on the ISS, was found to be beneficial to various other microorganisms but hampered the growth of a fungus.
  • This study would help devise strategies for the disinfection of space stations to minimise any potential impact of microbes on the health of astronauts.
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 Obituaries

5. Karnataka Assembly Deputy Speaker Anand Mamani passes away

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  • Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Assembly and BJP legislator, Anand Mamani has been passed away at the age of 56.
  • He was the three-time MLA, who has represented Saudatti legislative assembly constituency in Karnataka.
  • In 2020, he was unanimously elected as the deputy speaker of Karnataka legislative assembly.
  • He was the son of Chandrashekhar M Mamani, who also served as the deputy speaker in the 1990s.
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 State Affairs

6. Delhi govt launches ‘Diya Jalao, Patake Nahi’ campaign

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  • Delhi government has launched anti-firecracker campaign named 'Diya Jalao, Patake Nahi'.
  • Aim: To promote a pollution-free festival of Diwali.
  • As per the order, those who will be found indulging in storage, production and sale of crackers will have to pay a fine of 5000 rupees and imprisonment of three years as well.
  • Those who will be found bursting of firecrackers, will be imposed a fine of 200 rupees and imprisonment for six months.
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 Sports

7. Western Air Command of IAF wins Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

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  • Western Air Command of IAF has won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23, held at Head Quarter MC, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur.
  • The team has defeated Training Command in the finals.
  • While, the final of the open singles was played between Corporal Pradeep (Training Command) and Sergeant Manolin (Western Air Command), where, Corporal Pradeep emerged as the winner.
  • The Championship was inaugurated by Air Marshal Vibhas Pande, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, HQ MC.
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 International Affairs

8. Anna May Wong will become first Asian American featured on US currency

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  • Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood, Anna May Wong will be the first Asian-American to feature in US currency.
  • This will be the fifth coin in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program and its circulation would start on October 24, 2022.
  • AWQ program: It is four-year program that honors the achievements of women in the United States from 2022 to 2025.
  • Till date, Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, and Nina Otero-Warren have been featured under the program
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 Science & Technology

9. ISRO renamed GSLV Mark-III as LVM-3

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  • ISRO has renamed the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark -III as Launch Vehicle Mark-III.
  • Reason: To identify its task of placing satellites into a variety of orbits.
  • The rocket is no longer to the geosynchronous orbit.
  • This rocket can go anywhere - GEO (Geosynchronous Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), LEO (Low Earth Orbit).
  • It will be used for India's maiden human space flight, Gaganyaan, which is tentatively scheduled for late 2024.
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 State Affairs

10. Ladakh MP to launch “Main Bhi Subhash” campaign

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  • Ladakh MP, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has launched “Main Bhi Subhash'' campaign from Leh.
  • This event was organised in collaboration with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-INA Trust and the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of Netaji's 125th Birth Anniversary on 23rd January, 2023.
  • He has also inaugurated an exhibition on Netaji at Boys Higher Secondary School in Leh.
  • Aim: To create awareness of Netaji's contribution in the freedom fight.
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Daily GK Update: 23rd October 2022

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