Daily GK Update: 25th March 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : March 25th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Yogi Adityanath sworn-in as UP CM for second time

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  • Yogi Adityanath has been sworn-in as CM of UP at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
  • He won election from Gorakhpur (urban) Constituency
  • BJP-led alliance won 273 of 403 seats in recent Assembly polls. 
  • The legislative party meeting was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah among other leaders.
  • Yogi Adityanath was also elected as the leader of BJP Legislature Party in UP.
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Rajya Sabha seats – 31
  • Lok Sabha seats – 80
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 Sports

2. Ravindra Jadeja as new captain of Chennai Super Kings

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  • MS Dhoni has handed over his captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja.
  • MS Dhoni had been the CSK captain from 2008 - March 2022.
  • Under the captaincy of Dhoni, CSK won 4 times – 2008, 2011, 2018, 2021
  • On 15th August, MS Dhoni has already retired from international cricket.
  • Recently, Jadeja regained his top spot from West Indies’ Jason Holder in the latest ICC Test rankings for all-rounders.
  • CSK coach - Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)
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 Banking & Finance

3. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank has acquired 7.84% stake in ONDC

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  • Kotak Mahindra Bank and Axis Bank each has acquired 7.84% stake in Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC) for ₹ 10 crore.
  • ONDC was incorporated on December 30, 2021, in India.
  • ONDC is an open public digital infrastructure.
  • This network develops and transform the Indian digital commerce ecosystem for both goods and services.
  • It is an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
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 Sports

4. Para-athletes Someswara Rao Ramudri and Mohit won gold

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  • Long jumper Someswara Rao Ramudri and javelin thrower Mohit won gold medals in their individual events at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2022.
  • Long jumper Ramudri set the record with the leap of 6.40m
  • Javelin thrower Mohit achieved an impressive 54.71m distance
  • Dharambir won silver medal in men's wheelchair discus final F51
  • In women events, Jayanti Behera claimed the silver medal in track & field
  • The Indian contingent won six medals.
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 National & International Appointments

5. Retired Justice Harish Chandra Mishra sworn in as Lokayukta of Delhi

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  • Justice Harish Chandra is a retired from Jharkhand High Court
  • The oath ceremony was administered by Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal in Raj Niwas.
  • The post of Lokayukta was vacant since the retirement of Rewa Khetrapal in December 2020.
  • Tenure - 5 years
  • Chief Justice of Delhi High Court - Vipin Sanghi (Acting)
  • Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel appointed as a chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal.
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 Sports

6. Byju’s named as official sponsor of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

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  • BYJU'S, an Indian ed-tech firm has become an official sponsor for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • The event will be organised from November 21 to December 18 in Qatar.
  • BYJU'S is now become the first Indian ed-tech firm to be associated with the World Cup.
  • BYJU'S founder and CEO - Byju Raveendran
  • Qatar Capital – Doha, currency – Riyal
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland
  • President: Gianni Infantino
  • 2026 FIFA World Cup - United States, Mexico, Canada
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 National & International Appointments

7. Pralay Mondal appointed as interim MD and CEO of CSB Bank

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  • CSB Bank appointed its current deputy MD Pralay Mondal as the interim Managing Director (MD) & CEO
  • He has been appointed for a period of 3 months from 1 April 2022 or till the appointment of a regular MD & CEO, whichever is earlier.
  • C.VR. Rajendran, the present MD & CEO announced his early retirement from the position due to health reasons
  • RBI has also approved the appointment of Pralay for three months from April 1.
  • CSB Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala
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 National & International Appointments

8. Rajnish Kumar Joins Dun & Bradstreet’s International Strategic Advisory Boa

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  • Former State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar has joined the International Strategic Advisory Board of Dun & Bradstreet
  • Rajnish Kumar also sits on the boards of HSBC Asia Pacific, L&T Infotech, Hero MotoCorp and BharatPe.
  • Dun & Bradstreet is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics.
  • Dun & Bradstreet HQ - Jacksonville, Florida, U.S
  • Dun & Bradstreet CEO - Anthony Jabbour
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 State Affairs

9. Marathi as a mandatory for official works of local bodies in Maharashtra

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  • The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passed a bill to make the use of the Marathi language mandatory in official works of local authorities
  • The Maharashtra Official Language Act, 1964, did not make compulsory to use Marathi for the local authorities to use Marathi in their official works.
  • The use of English or Hindi by local authorities for certain government works, like communicating with foreign ambassadors is allowed.
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 Banking & Finance

10. ICICI Lombard ties up with Airtel Payments Bank for smartphone insurance

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  • This insurance facility is available on the Airtel Thanks app.
  • This provides financial protection against damage to the phone and its screen from accidents or liquid spills.
  • Monthly premium for this facility starts at 1,299 rupees.
  • Customers can get an insurance sum that is equivalent to the purchase price of their smartphone
  • Airtel Payment Bank MD & CEO - Anubrata Biswas
  • ICICI Lombard CEO - Bhargav Dasgupta
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 Important Dates

11. International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

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  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on 25th March
  • This day is observed to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and slavery
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2022: Stories of Courage: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism
  • March 25 also observed as International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 
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 Obituaries

12. First female US secretary of state Madeleine Albright passed away

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  • She was the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
  • She helped in shaping the Western foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War.
  • She also joined the National Security Council in the White House of President Jimmy Carter.
  • She was named as US ambassador to the United Nations by Clinton in 1993 and served until 1997
  • She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama in May 2012.
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Daily GK Update: 25th March 2022

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