Daily GK Update: 29th October 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : October 29th, 2022


1. Indian Navy hosted Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise Simbex 2022


  • Indian Navy is hosting 29th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) from 26th to 30th October 2022 at Visakhapatnam
  • It is being conducted in two phases: Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam from 26 to 27 October 2022 followed by Sea Phase in Bay of Bengal from 28 to 30 October 2022
  • SIMBEX exercise began in 1994 and were initially known as Exercise Lion King
  • RSS Stalwart and RSS Vigilance (Victory Class Corvette) from Singapore will join the exercise
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 Arts & Culture

2. Ministry for Rural Development inaugurates the Saras Food Festival-2022


  • Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Faggan Singh Kulaste has inaugurated ‘SARAS FOOD FESTIVAL, 2022’
  • He also launched the e-commerce portal www.esaras.in for better and more effective marketing of Saras products prepared by women of self-help groups.
  • It will be conducted from 28th October to 10th November 2022 at Handicraft Bhawan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, CP, New Delhi.
  • It is a unique example of women’s empowerment.
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 Arts & Culture

3. DST inaugurates 1st ASEAN-India Start-up Festival 2022


  • DST secretary, Srivari Chandrasekhar has inaugurated 1st ASEAN-India Start-up Festival (AISF) in Indonesia
  • It is being hosted in conjunction with Indonesia Research and Innovation Expo (INA-RIE) from 27th to 30th Oct 2022
  • It is part of over-all ASEAN-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation program between ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI) and DST, India and is supported under ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund
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 Banking & Finance

4. NHAI InvIT Non-Convertible Debentures listed on BSE


  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari rang the opening bell at Bombay Stock Exchange to mark the listing of Non-Convertible Debentures of National Highways Authority of India Infrastructure Investment Trust- NHAI InvIT.
  • Minister informed that 25% of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) have been reserved for retail investors with minimum investment slab being just Rs 10,000.
  • NCDs offer an effective yield of 8.05% per annum with highest credibility
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 Summits & Conferences

5. ECI to host two-day international conference in New Delhi


  • Election Commission of India (ECI) will host a two-day international conference beginning 31st October in New Delhi
  • Theme: Role, Framework & Capacity of Election Management Bodies.
  • It will be inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and concluding session will be chaired by Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.
  • ECI leads the Cohort on Election Integrity, which was established as a follow on to the ‘Summit for Democracy’ held in December 2021.
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 National & International Organizations

6. WHO released the Global TB Report 2022


  • WHO has released the Global TB Report 2022 that notes the impact of the COVID-19 on the diagnosis, treatment, and burden of disease for TB all over the world
  • As per the report, India’s TB incidence for 2021 is 210 per 100,000 population, compared to the baseline year of 2015 (incidence was 256 per lakh of population in India); there has been an 18% decline which is 7% points better than global average of 11%
  • India is placed at 36th position in terms of incidence rates
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7. Noted artist Neel Pawan Baruah passes away


  • Renowned artist Neel Pawan Baruah (86 years) passed away in Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Assam.
  • He was a prominent painter and illustrator, who founded the Assam Fine Arts & Craft Society at Guwahati in 1971 to revive the art of Brindabanivastra, famous textile painting associated with Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev.
  • He was awarded the 'Assam Sourabh' award by the Government of Assam in 2021.
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8. Chenab White Water Rafting Festival starts at Shibnote


  • Doda district administration has started Chenab White Water Rafting Festival under ‘Back to Village Phase-4’ to promote adventure tourism round the year.
  • It was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan and SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom at Shibnote area of Prem Nagar, 35 km from Doda town.
  • The first day of the festival witnessed more than 1,000 people’s participation especially the youth and about 200 participated in the Rafting trip and ATB Ride.
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9. SAIL signs MoU with AAI under RCS UDAN scheme


  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has signed MoU with Airport Authority of India (AAI), to facilitate commercial operations at Rourkela Airport under the RCS UDAN scheme
  • UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik): regional airport development and "Regional Connectivity Scheme" (RCS) of the Union Government
  • Implementing Ministry: Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • It is a key component of National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP), which was released by Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2016
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 National Affairs

10. Govt to set up committees for grievance redressal of social media use


  • Grievance Appellate Committees will be set up within 3 months by the government for resolving social media users' grievances.
  • For this, gazette notification was issued by Ministry Of Electronics And Information Technology recently to amend the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
  • Each Grievance Appellate Committee will consist of a chairperson and 2 whole time members appointed by the Central Government.
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Daily GK Update: 29th October 2022


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