Daily GK Update: 2nd October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 3rd, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. N S Rajan elected as chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India

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  • N S Rajan (Director of August One Partners LLP) has been unanimously elected as the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
  • He has replaced Subhash Kamath.
  • While, Saugata Gupta (Managing Director & CEO, Marico Limited) was elected Vice-Chairman of ASCI.
  • Shashidhar Sinha (CEO at IPG Mediabrands India) was appointed as the Honorary Treasurer of ASCI.
  • ASCI headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1985
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 Schemes

2. Telangana govt introduces 'Aasara' pension for poor

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  • The Telangana government has launched a welfare scheme named ‘Asara’ pension.
  • Aim: To ensure secured life for all the poor
  • Beneficiary: old people, widows, physically disabled and beedi workers.
  • The state government has also distributed the card for the welfare of all.
  • Presently, the state government has sanctioned 10,000 new Aasara pensions under Asif Nagar Mandal jurisdiction.
  • Telangana Capital: Hyderabad; Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan; CM: K. Chandrashekar Rao
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 Banking & Finance

3. GST collects Rs 1.47 lakh crore in September, rise up by 26%

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  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of September 2022 is Rs 1,47,686 crore.
    • Central GST: Rs 25,271 crore
    • State GST: Rs 31,813 crore
    • Integrated GST: Rs 80,464 crore (including Rs 41,215 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 10,137 crore (including Rs 856 crore collected on import of goods)
  • The GST revenues for September 2022 are 26% higher than revenue in same month last year. 
  • GST mop-up has been over ₹ 1.40 lakh crore for seven months in a row.
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 Agreement

4. Airtel, Nokia partner to bring holographic technology

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  • Airtel and Nokia have joined hands to bring India’s first 5G enabled immersive experience to visitors at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022.
  • This will boost the tourism industry.
  • Both will bring life to the cultural splendour of Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Statue of Unity through Holographic images.
  • They will bring life to the architecture and design of these iconic monuments replicating the physical experience.
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 Schemes

5. Andhra Pradesh government launched portal for marriage schemes

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  • Andhra Praesh CM, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the website of YSR Kalyanamasthu and Shadi Tofa schemes.
  • Aim: Providing financial assistance for daughter's wedding in poor families.
  • Eligibility: SSC pass a mandatory clause for both bride and groom to get the assistance under this scheme.
  • This will encourage parents to see that their children complete at least high school studies
  • The scheme would also prevent the child marriages and promote girl education.
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 Honours & Awards

6. 'Tagore & Gandhi' wins 2022 Valley of Words Book Awards

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  • Tagore & Gandhi: Walking Alone, Walking Together has won the best books of the year at the 2022 ‘Valley of Words Book Awards’.
  • The book has been written by Rudrangshu Mukherjee.
  • Anees Salim's The Odd Book of Baby Names and Neelakshi Singh's 'Khela' were adjudged the best in English and Hindi, respectively, in the fiction category.
  • The PFC-VoW Book Awards is considered one of the most comprehensive independent literary award programmes in India.
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 Defense

7. IAF retires MiG-21 ‘Swordarm’ Squadron

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  • Indian Air Force has decommissioned 51 Squadron, known as ‘Swordarms’.
  • It was raised at Chandigarh on February 1, 1985 under the command of Wg Cdr VK Chawla.
  • The Squadron moved to its present location at Srinagar on May 1, 1986.
  • The Squadron operation has been stopped from 30 June 2022.
  • Now, IAF has three only MiG squadrons remaining now.
  • This aircraft was flown by Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman had shot down a Pakistan Air Force’s F-16. 
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 State Affairs

8. PM lays foundation stone of various projects in Ambaji, Gujarat

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  • PM Modi has launched various projects worth more than 6,900 crore rupees at Ambaji, Gujarat.
  • Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Rail line: It will boost tourism activities and benefit the marble industries of the region.
  • The PM has also laid the foundation stone for more than 60 thousand houses under various housing scheme and new Ambaji Bypass Road.
  • PM also launched the CM Gau Vansh Poshan Yojana and inaugurated the Mitha-Tharad-Deesa-Lakhni road.
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 Important Dates

9. International Day of Older Persons: 1st October

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  • The International Day of Older Persons has been observed annually on October 1 with an aim to honour the contribution of older persons and looking into the problems that they face.
  • The day was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Theme 2022: Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World
  • The UNGA has passed a resolution the International Day of Older Persons (resolution 45/106) to designate October 1 as International Day of Older Persons day.
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 State Affairs

10. World’s largest safari park to be developed in Gurugram

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  • World’s largest jungle safari park to be developed in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • It is spread across an area of 10000 acres in the Aravalli Mountain Range of Gurugram and Nuh District.
  • Aim: To boost tourism and provide employment opportunities to local residents
  • At present, Sharjah is home to the largest curated safari park outside Africa, was opened in February 2022.
  • The Sharjah Safari covers an area of about 2,000 acres.
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Daily GK Update: 2nd October 2022

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