Daily GK Update: 29th August 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : August 29th, 2022

 Sports

1. Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to play 100 matches in each format

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  • Virat Kohli has become the first Indian and the second player overall in international cricket history to have played 100 matches each in all three formats of the game.
  • Kohli has now 100 T20Is to his name in addition to 102 Tests and 262 ODIs since his international debut in August 2008.
  • New Zealand batter, Ross Taylor is the first player, who played 112 Tests, 236 ODIs and 102 T20Is between 2006 and 2022.
  • Rohit has already played 132 matches in the shorter format.
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 Sports

2. Viktor Axelsen clinches 2022 BWF World Championships singles title

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  • Viktor Axelsen from Denmark has clinched his second BWF World Championships men's singles title after beating Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand in Tokyo.
  • The women's singles title has been retained by Akane Yamaguchi from Japan.
  • She has defeated China's Olympic champion, Chen Yufei in the final.
  • Men's Double: Malaysia Aaron Chia; Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik
  • Women's Double: China Chen Qingchen; China Jia Yifan
  • Mixed Double: China Zheng Siwei; China Huang Yaqiong
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 National Affairs

3. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority celebrates Silver Jubilee

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  • The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has observed its Silver Jubilee in New Delhi on August 29.
  • On the occasion, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has also launched an Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0.
  • It is an integrated responsive cloud-based application.
    It will provide a single window for submissions of various forms as mandated under Drug Price Control Order, 2013.
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 National Affairs

4. PM Modi inaugurates ‘Smriti Van’ Earthquake Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat

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  • PM Modi has inaugurated the Smriti Van memorial to celebrate the courage shown by people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in the Kutch region of Gujarat (Epicentre: Bhuj).
  • The grand structure is spread over 470 acres on Bhujiyo Hill near Bhuj town.
  • It celebrates the strength and resistance of people of Kutch.
  • It also has a state-of-the-art Smriti Van Earthquake Museum.
  • He also inaugurated the 300m long ‘Atal Bridge’ for pedestrians across the Sabarmati River.
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 Sports

5. FIFA lifts ban on All India Football Federation

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  • World football federation, FIFA has lifted the ban imposed on the  All India Football Federation (AIFF) after the Supreme Court terminated the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
  • FIFA has also cleared the decks for India to host the Women's U-17 World Cup in October 2022.
  • Background:
    • FIFA had suspended AIFF on August 15 for "undue influence from third parties" and the revocation came 11 days after that.
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 Honours & Awards

6. NITI Aayog declared Haridwar as the best aspirational district

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  • The NITI Aayog has declared Haridwar in Uttarakhand as the best aspirational district on five parameters and has become entitled to receive additional allocation of ₹3 crore
  • The Haridwar district has been allocated to union commerce and industries minister Piyush Goyal
  • The allocated money will be used to improve the health sector including the hospitals in Roorkee and district hospital Haridwar.
  • NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson: Suman Bery; CEO: Parameswaran Iyer
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 Schemes

7. PMJDY completes eight years of successful implementation

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  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the National Mission for Financial Inclusion has completed eight years of successful implementation on August 28.
  • Data under PMJDY:
    • Beneficiaries: More than 46.25 crore has banked under PMJDY since inception.
    • Amount: Over 1,73,0000 crore rupees
    • Women: 56% are Jan-Dhan account holders
    • 67% of Jan Dhan accounts are in Rural and semi-urban areas.
    • 31.94 crore RuPay cards have been issued.
  • The PMJDY was announced by PM Modi in 2014 
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 State Affairs

8. UP government launched new Parivar Kalyan Card

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  • The central government has given its nod to the UP government Family ID plan named the Parivar Kalyan Card.
  • Aim: To establish a comprehensive database of the family units for its various schemes.
  • It will provide a unique 12-digit ID number for each family.
  • The initial collection of data for families will be conducted through ration cards.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has allowed the UP government to link Aadhaar data with the PKC. 
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 Defense

9. India, Tanzania decide to set up task force for defence cooperation

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  • India and Tanzania has decided to set up a task force to prepare a five-year roadmap to boost bilateral defence cooperation.
  • This decision was taken during wide-ranging talks between Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and his visiting Tanzanian counterpart, Stergomena Lawrence Tax.
  • Aim: To boost the bilateral defence ties as well as military-to-military cooperation.
  • Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh has also invited Tax to the India-Africa Defence Dialogue and the DefExpo.
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 National Affairs

10. IOC to spend Rs 2 lakh crore for net-zero target by 2046

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  • India's top oil refiner, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has planned to invest more than Rs 2 lakh crore (or $25 billion) to achieve net-zero emissions from its operations by 2046.
  • The target set is in line with India's aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2070.
  • IOC oil refining and petrochemicals business has a total emission of 21.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • IOC has already prepared a road map to achieve its net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • IOC chairman: S.M. Vaidya
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Daily GK Update: 29th August 2022

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