Daily GK Update: 24th October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 25th, 2022

 Sports

1. Max Verstappen wins 2022 United States F1 Grand Prix

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  • F1 world champion, Max Verstappen (Red Bull driver) has won the 2022 United States F1 Grand Prix title, held at the Circuit of the Americas, Texas, USA.
  • Hamilton (Mercedes driver) has finished second and Charles Leclerc (Ferrai driver) came third in the 2022 United States F1 Grand Prix.
  • List of 2022 F1 Race:
    • Japanese GP: Max Verstappen
    • Singapore GP: Sergio Pérez (Red bull)
    • Italian GP: Max Verstappen
    • Dutch GP: Max Verstappen
    • Belgian GP: Max Verstappen
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 Banking & Finance

2. Karnataka Bank bags digital transformation awards of CII

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  • Karnataka Bank has bagged National Digital Transformation Awards DX 2022 Awards for best practice in digital transformation under BFSI segment.
  • The award was instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • This award was given in recognition of the “Innovative Excellence” in ‘KBL HR NxT - Employee Engagement’, ‘KBL Operations NxT - Operational Excellence’ and ‘KBL Customer NxT - Customer Experience’.
  • Bank has launched KBL Vikas in 2017, KBL NxT in 2021.
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 Banking & Finance

3. IndusInd Bank raised USD 150 Mn loan from US DFC

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  • IndusInd Bank has raised $150 million loan from the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to expand its microfinance portfolio.
  • The mains focus of the loan to boost the access to finance for women borrowers, as well as uplifting the livelihoods of these women and their families.
  • The bank will use the proceeds to lend to women borrowers in rural communities of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
  • IndusInd Bank MD and CEO: Sumant Kathpalia
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 Important Dates

4. World Polio Day 2022: 24th October

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  • World Polio Day 2022 has observed every year on October 24 to raise awareness about the polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
  • 2022 theme: World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children
  • This day was established in 1985 by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk.
  • Jonas Salk was the lead medical researcher of the team that developed a vaccine against polio.
  • WHO Head: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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 Honours & Awards

5. Hyderabad Haleem wins 'Most Popular GI' food award

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  • Hyderabadi Haleem of Telangana has won the ‘Most Popular GI’ award after defeating other food items including Rasgulla, Bikaneri Bhujiya, and Ratlami Sev.
  • GI tag: It is given to products to ensure that authorised users can only use the popular product name.
  • Hyderabadi Haleem has recived the GI status in 2010.
  • It was expired in December 2019.
  • However, later, the registrar of Geographical Indicator renewed the tag for the dish for 10 years.
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 International Affairs

6. FATF adds Myanmar to list of high-risk countries

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  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added Myanmar to the list of high-risk countries, which is known as ‘Black List’.
  • Reason: Strategic deficiencies in regimes to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing
  • Myanmar is the third country to be added in this list along with North Korea and Iran, which have been on the high-risk list since 2020.
  • President of FATF: T. Raja Kumar
  • FATF HQ: Paris, France
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 National Affairs

7. PM launched Mission LiFE in Gujarat

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  • PM Modi has launched Mission LiFE in the presence of UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at the Statue of Unity, Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, Gujarat.
  • Mission LiFE refers to Lifestyle for Environment.
  • Aim: To protect and preserve the environment
  • This global movement will showcase sustainable goals and climate actions taken by countries and individuals around the world.
  • The UN Secretary-General and PM Modi have also launched booklet, logo, and tagline of Mission LiFE.
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 International Affairs

8. WHO launched One Health Joint Plan of Action

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  • One Health Joint Plan of Action was launched by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO), and World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).
  • Aim: To create a framework to integrate systems and capacity to collectively better prevent, and respond to health threats
  • This plan will be applicable from 2022 to 2026 to reduce the health issues at the international, regional, and national levels
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 National Affairs

9. India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’ launched

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  • The first ‘Migration Monitoring System’ of India has been launched in Mumbai with an aim to provide updated information on migrant pregnant women, lactating mothers and children instantly on a single system.
  • The system was launched by the Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister, Mangalprabhat Lodha.
  • The system was developed by the Department of WCD.
  • It will track the movements of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries through unique identification numbers.
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 State Affairs

10. Honesty Shop launched for school students in Ernakulam, Kerala

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  • "Honesty shops” has been launched in the Ernakulam district of Kerala for students up to Class 12.
  • This initiative was launched by the Student police cadet.
  • Aim: To cultivate valuable lessons on trust, truth and integrity for students.
  • There will be no salesperson in these shops and neither will they have a shopkeeper present.
  • Students can choose items they need and drop the money for each item inside the collection box kept on a table.
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Daily GK Update: 24th October 2022

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