Daily GK Update: 25th October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 25th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Indian origin Rishi Sunak becomes new Prime Minister of UK

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  • Indian-origin Rishi Sunak (42) has become the prime minister of United Kingdom.
  • He has replaced former PM Liz Truss, who had resigned from the post just after 44 days.
  • He also the youngest PM of UK in modern history at the age of 42 years.
  • While, William Pitt the Youngest PM of UK, who become the PM at the age of 24 in 1801.
  • He was born in UK's Southampton area to an Indian family.
  • He became a member of Parliament in 2015 after he got elected from Richmond, Yorkshire.
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 National & International Appointments

2. Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind

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  • The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has appointed former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind.
  • While, Ajay Kumar Reddy B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will lead the Indian team and Venkateswara Rao Dunna – B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will be the vice-captain.
  • The World Cup matches will be held from December 6 to 17.
  • Participants: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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 Honours & Awards

3. Uttar Pradesh bagged top honours at PMAY-U Awards 2021

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  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban Awards 2021 has been awarded to Uttar Pradesh (first position), followed byMadhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
  • Gujarat has been honoured with 5 ‘Special Category’ awards for performance related to Affordable Rental Housing Complexes and ‘Convergence with other Missions’.
  • J&K and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have been adjudged ‘Best performing UT'.
  • Aim: Confronting and tiding over the shortage of housing facilities in urban India.
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 Obituaries

4. Emmy-winning actor, Leslie Jordan passed away

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  • Veteran actor, Leslie Jordan has been passed away at the age of 67.
  • He has played roles including Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire, Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace and and American Horror Story.
  • He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Will & Grace, in 2006.
  • He had published his autobiography 'How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived' in April 2021.
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 Banking & Finance

5. BSE launched Electronic Gold Receipts

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  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has launched Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.
  • Aim: Efficient and transparent price discovery of the yellow metal.
  • The EGR was introduced in two new products of 995 and 999 purity and trading will be in multiples of 1 gram and deliveries in multiples of 10 gram and 100 gram.
  • This platform will lead to greater assurance in the quality of gold supplied, efficient price discovery, and transparency in transacting.
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 State Affairs

6. Kerala govt launched 'Kunjapp' to prevent cyber crimes against children

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  • Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the 'Kunjapp', a mobile application to prevent cyber crimes against children in the state.
  • He has also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.
  • The duty of the CWC and JJB members is to ensure the safety and security of the children.
  • Child exploitation can be reported through the application.
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 Summits & Conferences

7. Vienna to host INTERPOL General Assembly in 2023

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  • The 91st General Assembly of INTERPOL will take place in Vienna, Austria in 2023, where the international criminal police organisation was officially created in 1923.
  • The 90th INTERPOL General Assembly was held in New Delhi from October 18-21, 2022.
  • The General Assembly of INTERPOL is a supreme governing body and meets once a year to take key decisions related to its functioning.
  • The Assembly meeting held in India after a gap of 25 years.
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 International Affairs

8. Pakistan, China jointly agree to launch 3 new corridors

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  • Pakistan and China have decided to launch three new corridors besides the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • China-Pakistan Green Corridor (CPGC): It will focus on agricultural environment, food security and green development
  • China-Pakistan Health Corridor (CPHC): It will help  get efficiency in the medical field
  • China-Pakistan Digital Corridor (CPDC): It will boost Pakistan's IT industry.
  • The new corridors would become sources of strengthening Pakistan-China ties
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 Obituaries

9. Red Bull F1 owner Dietrich Mateschitz passes away

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  • Founder and owner of the Red Bull Formula One racing team, Dietrich Mateschitz has been passed away at the age of 78.
  • He was also a co-founder of energy drink company Red Bull.
  • He was co-founder of the Wings for Life foundation that supports spinal cord research together with Heinz Kinigadner.
  • He has also initiated the World Stunt Awards, an annual fundraiser to benefit his Taurus Foundation.
  • He founded Red Bull GmbH in 1984 and launched it in Austria in 1987. 
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 Sports

10. Shi Yuqi wins Men's Singles title in 2022 Denmark Open

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  • Shi Yuqi (China) has secured the men's singles title in 2022 Denmark Open after defeating Indonesia's Lee Zii Jia by 21-18, 16-21, 21-12.
  • Chinese, He Bingjiao has clinched the women's singles title after defeating Chen Yufei by 22-20, 12-21, 21-10.
  • Other winners:
    • Men's doubles: Fajar Alfian (Indonesia), Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
    • Women's doubles: Chen Qingchen(China), Jia Yifan(China)
    • Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei (China), Huang Yaqiong (China)
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Daily GK Update: 25th October 2022

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