Daily GK Update: 29th March 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : March 29th, 2022

 Sports

1. Max Verstappen clinched the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022

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  • Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the title of F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia.
  • This is the 21st title of his career.
  • He defeated Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who placed in the second position.
  • Lewis Hamilton managed to finish at 10th position in Saudi Arabia GP 2022
  • Third place - Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari – Spain)
  • F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 - Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, Monaco)
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 Banking & Finance

2. DBS Bank joins hands with EaseMyTrip to launch a green debit card

  • DBS Bank India collaborate with EaseMyTrip to launch the Green international debit card.
  • This card is made using 99% recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material.
  • Green Debit Card provides exclusive travel-related offers and rewards to customers for adopting eco-friendly practices.
  • Withdrawal Limit - ₹1,50,000 per day (India and Overseas)
  • Purchase Limit - ₹1,50,000 in India and up to ₹1,00,000 globally
  • DBS Bank - Peter Seah (Chairman), Piyush Gupta (CEO)
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 National & International Appointments

3. Prime Minister Robert Abela won the Malta PM election

  • Malta PM Robert Abela won the general election; he took Malta's helm in January 2020.
  • Member of the Labour party PM Robert Abela will take oath for the second time.
  • Labour Party has won 55.11% of the total vote against the Nationalist Party's 41.7%.
  • This is the Labour Party's third consecutive general election win since 2013.
  • President George Vella will be administered the oath to Robert Abela.
  • Malta Capital - Valletta, Currency – Euro
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 Honours & Awards

4. Deepika Padukone receives TIME100 Impact Awards

  • Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured at the TIME100 Impact Awards.
  • She was featured on the list for her work in the mental health space.
  • Deepika is also the founder of the LiveLoveLaugh Foundation, which helps to create awareness about mental health.
  • The award ceremony was held at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
  • She also got on the list of one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 by TIME
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 National & International Appointments

5. Gilbert F. Houngbo elected as 11th Director-General of the ILO

  • The Governing Body of International Labour Organisation (ILO) has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General and the first African; he will take office in October 2022 for five years.
  • He is a former Prime Minister of Togo.
  • Presently, he is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
  • The current Director-General of ILO, Guy Ryder, from the United Kingdom, has held office since 2012.
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 National & International Appointments

6. Shashi Sinha has appointed as the new BARC India Chairman

  • Chief Executive Officer of IPG Mediabrands India, Shashi Sinha, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.
  • Sinha also worked with the Advertising Agencies Association of India.
  • He succeeds MD & CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Punit Goenka, who successfully served as the Chairman for the last three years.
  • Mumbai based company Broadcast Audience Research Council was incorporated in 2010
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 Agreement

7. Defence ministry signs Rs 473 crore deal with Goa Shipyard Limited

  • Rs 473 crore deal was signed between the Ministry of Defence and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to construct eight Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • The deal was signed by Joint Secretary (Maritime & Systems) Dinesh Kumar and Chairman and MD, GSL Commodore BB Nagpal (Retd) in New Delhi.
  • These patrol vessels will be designed, developed, and manufactured by GSL under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category.
  • This deal would boost the indigenous shipbuilding capability.
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 Defense

8. Balikatan 2022 military drill held between the US and the Philippines

  • The largest-ever military drill, 'Balikatan 2022,' began between the United States military and the military of the Philippines.
  • This exercise takes place across Luzon in the Philippines region near Taiwan from March 28 to April 8, 2022
  • The drills will focus on amphibious operations, maritime security, urban operations, live-fire training, aviation operations, counterterrorism, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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 Banking & Finance

9. HDFC Life Insurance launched KlarifyLife

  • HDFC Life has launched the 'KlarifyLife' digital education and awareness initiative to simplify the complex topics related to life insurance
  • 'KlarifyLife' is available on social media platforms like Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
  • 'KlarifyLife' also clarifies doubts and addresses life insurance-related questions in engaging and straightforward language, with no technical words or information overload.
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 National Affairs

10. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2022 inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

  • 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2022 started at Arts College Ground Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The second leg of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2022 event was held in Warangal, was inaugurated by the Telangana governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan.
  • The third leg of this Mahotsav will be held in Hyderabad from 1st to 3rd April.
  • The inaugural event of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was held in 2015
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 National Affairs

11. The website named ‘Modi Story’ launched by Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni

  • A web portal called ‘Modi Story’ was launched by the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni.
  • The portal was launched to bring together inspiring stories related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • With this portal, one can help to contribute to the collection of PM Modi's life journey over the decades.
  • The portal can be accessed at modistory.in
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 Banking & Finance

12. RBI Set up the Varnika Ink Manufacturing Unit of BRBNMPL

  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has set up the Ink Manufacturing Unit named, Varnika under Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI in Mysuru.
  • Varnika has an annual ink manufacturing capacity of 1,500 MT, which helps to enhance the security of banknotes. 
  • This unit also manufactures Colour Shift Intaglio Ink (CSII)
  • This will help to boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
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Daily GK Update: 29th March 2022

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