Daily GK Update: 25th July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : July 25th, 2022

 Sports

1. Red Bull's Max Verstappen wins the 2022 French Grand Prix

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  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the 2022 French Grand Prix, while the seven-time champion, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finished second in his 300th Grand Prix.
  • George Russell (Mercedes) has finished third in the 2022 French GP.
  • Red Bulls's Sergio Pérez and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr. , finished at fourth and fifth respectively.
  • Previous GP 2022:
    • Austrian GP: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
    • British GP: Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari)
    • Canadian GP: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
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 National & International Appointments

2. RS Gandhi appointed as additional independent director of YES Bank

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  • YES Bank has appointed Rama Subramaniam Gandhi as an additional independent director of the bank for a period of five years,  effective from July 23, 2022.
  • He is currently serving as a financial sector policy expert and adviser.
  • He was a Deputy Governor of the RBI for three years from 2014 to 2017. 
    He had a three-year secondment to the SEBI and als served as Director of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad.
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 Science & Technology

3. China launches Wentian lab module to its permanent space station

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  • China has successfully launched the Wentian laboratory module (23-tonne), second space module to its permanent space station.
  • This has been launched on the Long March 5B from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the southern island of Hainan.  
  • This module will help astronauts to carry out their scientific experiments, along with the other lab module.  
  • First space module was Tianhe, was launched in April 2021 and the third module, Mengtian, will be launched soon.
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 National Affairs

4. Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Savner-Dhapewada-Goundkhairi section of NH 547-E

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  • Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin  Gadkari has inaugurated the Savner-Dhapewada-Goundkhairi section of National Highway 547-E in Nagpur.
  • The length of this section is 28.88 km.
  • The four-laning of the Savner - Dhapewada - Goundakhairi section will provide better connectivity to the pilgrims like Ganesha Temple at Adasa and the Vitthal-Rukmini Temple at Dhapewada in the area.
  • The bridge is over the Chandrabhaga river will relieve traffic jams in Dhapewada .
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 Agreement

5. ONGC sign gas sale agreements with GAIL, AGCL for Tripura' Khubal field

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  • The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has signed a gas-selling agreement with GAIL India and Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL) at Khubal under Panisagar of North Tripura.
  • The ONGC will supply 50,000 standard cubic metres (per day) of gas to GAIL and AGCL and a total 0.1 million standard cubic metres per day (MSCMD) gas will be supplied from ONGC's Khubal gas collecting station.
  • Khubal station would have a capacity to process 0.44 MSCMD of gas.
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 National & International Appointments

6. IAPH selected Ennarasu Karunesan to serve as its representative in India

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  • Ennarasu Karunesan has been named as the official representative of the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ (IAPH) in India.
  • He has started his career in the port industry with the Mumbai port and later worked as the general manager of operations and CEO of the Westport Container Terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia (from 2001 to 2004).
  • IAPH is the world’s port industry’s forum for cooperation and excellence.
  • MD of the IAPH: Patrick Verhoeven
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 Honours & Awards

7. Actor Kamal Haasan receives 10-year Golden Visa of UAE

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  • Actor, Kamal Haasan has received the prestigious Golden Visa from the UAE government for 10 years.
  • Prior to Kamal Hasan, several actors including Nasser, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas, Parthiepan, Amala Paul and Shah Rukh Khan have received this honour.
  • The UAE Golden Visa is a long-term residence visa system, extending from five to 10 years.
  • It is granted to achievers from various fields, professionals, investors and those with promising abilities.
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 State Affairs

8. Amit Shah launches e-FIR system in Gujarat

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  • Union home minister, Amit Shah has launched an e-FIR filing system in Gandhinagar to enable citizens to file FIRs online, without visiting a police station.
  • With the help of this system, citizens will not need to go the police station to register a complaint for a vehicle theft or mobile phone theft.
  • The e-FIR service has been linked with the Gujarat state police CCTV command and control centre.
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 Sports

9. Danish cyclist, Jonas Vingegaard wins his first Tour de France title

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  • Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark) has defeated two-time defending champion, Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia by three minutes and 34 seconds to win his first Tour de France title.
  • Last year, Vingegaard has finished second after Pogacar.
  • The Tour de France is a prestigious multistage bike race, held annually in France.
  • The race, also known as Le Tour or La Grande Boucle, includes 21 stages and covers 3,328 kilometers in 2022.
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 National & International Appointments

10. Vodafone Idea appoints Akshaya Moondra as new CEO

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  • Vodafone Idea has appointed Akshaya Moondra as new chief executive officer with effect from August 19, 2022 for a period of three years. He will succeed Ravinder Takkar.
  • Takkar will continue to be a non-executive and non-independent director of the company post completion of his term as the MD & CEO.
  • Moondra has over 30 years of international experience and over 14 years’ experience in the Indian telecom sector.
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Daily GK Update: 25th July 2022

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