Daily GK Update: 27th August 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : August 27th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Justice U U Lalit sworn-in as 49th Chief Justice of India

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  • Justice Uday Umesh Lalit (64 years) has been sworn-in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI), succeeding Justice NV Ramana
  • President Draupadi Murmu administered him oath at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • He will have a short tenure of 74 days and will hold office till Nov 8, 2022
  • He was involved in some landmark judgements like that of Triple Talaq case
  • Constitution grants power to the President of India to appoint CJI, in consultation with outgoing chief justice.
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 Sports

2. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi won 28th Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Title

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  • Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi has defeated Spain's David Anton Guijarro in the ninth and final round with 7.5 points and a performance rating of 2893 to win the 28th Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament.
  • He has gained 35 Elo rating points after the recently concluded Chess Olympiad in India.
  • The second spot in the Abu Dhabi Masters was claimed by Uzbekistan’s Javokhir Sindarov after defeating Iran's M Amin Tabatabaei.
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 Sports

3. Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League Meet title in Javelin throw

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  • Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has won the Javelin Throw competition at the Lausanne Diamond League with a best throw of 89.08 metre.
  • He became the first Indian to clinch the prestigious Diamond League Meet title.
  • He has thus qualified for the Diamond League Finals, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 7th and 8th September.
  • He is also now qualified for the 2023 World Championships, which is to be held in in Budapest, Hungary.
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 International Affairs

4. Germany inaugurates world's first hydrogen-powered train fleet

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  • Germany has launched world's first fleet of 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains, replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.
  • These 14 trains use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the engines.
  • They have a range of up to 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) and a maximum speed of 140 kmph (87 mph).
  • It is manufactured by French company Alstom and are operated by regional rail company LNVG.
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 National Affairs

5. NITI Aayog to establish 500 Atal Tinkering Labs in Jammu and Kashmir

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  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog will establish more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in Jammu and Kashmir to nurture an innovative mind-set among high school students.
  • It will encourage young minds in the field, and challenge students to become producers of products themselves instead of consumer
  • AIM was launched to create and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country via school, university, research, MSME, etc.
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 National & International Appointments

6. Awadh Bihari Chaudhary unanimously elected as Speaker of Bihar Assembly

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  • Senior RJD MLA Awadh Bihari Chaudhary unanimously has been elected as the Speaker of Bihar Assembly under Nitish kumar-RJD led Mahagathbandhan.
  • Election for the post of Speaker was necessitated following the resignation of Vijay Kumar Sinha from the post in the changed political scenario in Bihar.
  • Chief Minister of Bihar: Nitish Kumar
  • Deputy CM of Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav
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 Arts & Culture

7. 8th International Film Festival of Shimla begins at Gaiety Theater

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  • Three-day 8th edition of the International Film Festival of Shimla has begun at Gaiety Theater, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The festival will screen around 86 films and will be participated by 50 directors from India and abroad.
  • There are 27 films in the international category, 34 Indian films, 4 Himachali films, and 15 National Award-winning films will be screened.
  • Film exhibition organized by the National Film Archives of India, Pune will be displayed at the venue.
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 State Affairs

8. Maharashtra to get its first “Divyang Park’’ in Nagpur

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  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has announced to establish and provide all possible support to the first ‘Divyang Park’ of Maharashtra in Nagpur.
  • It will have different kind of facilities for Divyangjans like sensory garden, textile Pathway touch, smell garden, skill training facility, rehabilitation facility, Sports-infotainment etc
  • During the occasion, ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to Senior citizens was also held.
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 National & International Appointments

9. Ananth Narayan Gopalkrishnan appointed as whole-time member of SEBI

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  • Associate Professor of SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Ananth Narayan Gopalkrishnan has been appointed as the fourth whole-time member (WTM) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • He has been appointed for an initial period of 3 years.
  • Other WTMs: SK Mohanty, Ashwani Bhatia, Ananta Barua
  • Prior to SP Jain, Narayan was the Regional Head of Financial Markets for ASEAN and South Asia at Standard Chartered Bank
  • SEBI’s chairperson: Madhabi Puri Buch
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 Agreement

10. AAI signs MoU with Sweden to facilitate smart aviation technology

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  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed MoU with LFV Air Navigation Services of Sweden at Headquarters of AAI in New Delhi
  • It will bring together two air navigation service providers, India and Sweden, with demonstrated capabilities in building and operationalizing the next generation of sustainable aviation technology, to explore smart aviation solutions.
  • It will pave the way for bi-lateral exchange of aviation expertise and technology between the two countries.
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Daily GK Update: 27th August 2022

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