Daily GK Update: 27th July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : July 27th, 2022

 Sports

1. India will host 2025 ICC Women’s ODI World Cup

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  • International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that India will host the 2025 ICC Women’s ODI World Cup.
  • The 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup event will be host by Bangladesh, while the 2026 edition will be held in England.
  • Sri Lanka has secured hosting rights for the 2027 Women’s T20 Champions Trophy.
  • The host countries were selected by a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden, which included Sourav Ganguly.
  • ICC HQ: Dubai
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 National & International Appointments

2. Bajram Begaj sworn-in as the president of Albania

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  • Bajram Begaj has been sworn-in as the President of the Republic of Albania and becomes the ninth president of the country.
  • He is the fifth president in the history of Albania to have a military background.
  • He was elected as president on June 4, 2022 after receiving 78 votes in favour out of 83 votes.
  • He was a major general and hold the post of chief of general staff of the Albanian Armed Forces.
  • Albania’s Capital: Tirana; Currency: Albanian lek
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 National Affairs

3. The Ramsar sites of India increases to 54, five new sites added

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  • India has designated five new wetlands of international importance, increase the total number of Ramsar sites in the country to 54 from 49.
  • Five new wetland sites are:
    • Tamil Nadu: Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest & Pichavaram Mangrove
    • Mizoram: Pala wetland
    • Madhya Pradesh: Sakhya Sagar
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (international treaty) aims at the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.
  • World Wetlands Day: 2 February
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 National & International Organizations

4. World Airport Traffic Dataset 2021 released

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  • The Airports Council International has published World Airport Traffic Dataset, in which Delhi Airport placed 13th on the list of the world’s busiest airports for 2021.
  • IGIA has witnessed 3.7 crore passenger footfall in 2021.
  • The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has topped the 2021 ranking with  7.6 crore footfall of passengers.
  • Airports Council International HQ:  Montreal, Canada
  • International Civil Aviation Day: 7 December
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 Obituaries

5. Padma Shri awardee, Sushovan Bandyopadhyay passes away

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  • Sushovan Bandyopadhyay, fondly known as Bengal's 'one rupee doctor' has passed away at 84 due to kidney related ailments.
  • His name was recorded in the Guinness World Records for treating the maximum number of patients.
  • In 2020, he was awarded the Padma Shri by President, Ram Nath Kovind.
  • He was a former MLA from Bolpur seat and had contested on a Congress ticket in 1984, but after the formation of Trinamool Congress, he became the president of Birbhum district.
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 Banking & Finance

6. HDFC Securities joins hands with Equitas SFB to offer demat services

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  • HDFC Securities Ltd has partnered with Equitas SFB to provide demat accounts, and broking and investment services to its customers.
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank will offer its customers 3-in-1 account, to access the services of HDFC Securities.
  • With this partnership, Equitas Small Finance customers will be able to open their demat account for buying and selling shares and trading in futures, commodities, and currencies.
  • MD & CEO, HDFC securities Ltd: Dhiraj Relli 
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 Banking & Finance

7. LIC reduce stake in Sun Pharma by 2%

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  • Life insurance corporation (LIC) has has reduced shareholding in Sun Pharmaceuticals by selling 2% stake, in the company for about Rs 3,882 crore, to 5.024%.
  • The shares were sold through open market transactions during the period from May 17,2021 to July 22, 2022.
  • As per the norms of Sebi, listed companies are required to intimate the stock exchanges when their shareholding in an entity falls by 2% or more.
  • LIC Chairperson: M R Kumar; Headquarters: Mumbai
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 Obituaries

8. Nobel Peace prize winner, David Trimble passes away

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  • The Nobel peace prize winner, former first minister of Northern Ireland, David Trimble has passed away at 77.
  • He was also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper Bann from 1990 to 2005.
  • He was known as the architect of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, which ended the 30 years of disputes in Northern Ireland.
  • In October 1998, John Hume and David Trimble were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to ended the conflict in Northern Ireland.
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 Banking & Finance

9. Rajasthan signs pact with Telangana to set up Women's bank in Rajasthan

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  • Rajasthan Grameen Aajivika Vikas Parishad (RGAV) has signed an agreement with Stree Nidhi-Telangana to set up a financial institution for women in Rajasthan.
  • Rajasthan Mahila Nidhi is being set up in Rajasthan on the lines of Telangana's Stree Nidhi model.
  • Rajasthan's CM, Ashok Gehlot had announced the setting up a bank run by women in the state budget 2022-23.
  • Women's economic empowerment would get a boost and they would be able to get loans for their enterprises.
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 State Affairs

10. Haryana CM launches 'smart e-beat' system for Gurugram police

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  • Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar has launched an application based system, named 'Smart E-Beat' for police attendance and real-time monitoring of patrolling by personnel in Gurugram.
  • This system has been introduced in Gurugram under the 'Smart Policing Initiative' (SPI).
  • Before this, the policemen deployed at the beat, used to mark their attendance manually. But, this GIS-based system will enable more effective monitoring.
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 Banking & Finance

11. IMF reduces GDP forecast of India for FY23 to 7.4%

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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reduced its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for India for the current financial year (FY23) to 7.4%.
  • The IMF has also reduced the growth forecast for FY24 to 6.1% as against 6.9% earlier.
  • Reason: Due to less favourable external conditions and more rapid policy tightening.
  • IMF Headquarters: Washington D.C.; Managing Director: Kristalina Georgieva; Chief Economist: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
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 Banking & Finance

12. Piramal Enterprises receives approval from RBI to start NBFC business

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Piramal Enterprises to start their non-banking finance company (NBFC) business without accepting public deposits.
  • The RBI has grant license under Section 45 IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  • The license was received by the Company on 26th July, 2022.
  • Last year, the Piramal Enterprises board approved the demerger of its pharmaceuticals business and simplification of the corporate structure.
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 Sports

13. Mastercard replace Paytm as title sponsor for all BCCI matches in India

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  • Mastercard would replace Paytm as the title sponsor for all international and domestic cricket matches, organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The board has accepted the plea of Paytm for the reassignment of its title rights.
  • Since 2015, Paytm has been the title sponsor of  BCCI and renewed the contract in August 2019.
  • The current agreement between Paytm and the BCCI runs from September 2019 to March 31, 2023.
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Daily GK Update: 27th July 2022

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