Daily GK Update: 30th March 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : March 30th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Kerala Raj Subramaniam named as the new CEO of FedEx

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  • Indian-American Raj Subramaniam has been named the new CEO of FedEx, the world's largest courier service corporation.
  • He is set to replace the founder of FedEx, Frederick W Smith.
  • Currently, Subramaniam is serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx.
  • Subramaniam joined FedEx in 1991 and was elevated to the Board of Directors in 2020.
  • Originally, he is from Trivandrum, Kerala and studied chemical engineering at IIT Bombay.
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 State Affairs

2. Kaziranga rhino inhabitants increased by 200

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  • According to the census conducted in Kaziranga National Park, the population of rhinos increased by 200 in the last four years.
  • Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve conducted the census.
  • The total number of rhinos increased to 2613.
  • One-horned rhino is listed as the vulnerable on IUCN Red List.
  • National Parks in Assam- Kaziranga, Dibru - Saikhowa, Orang National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Raimona National Park, Dihing Patkai national park
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 State Affairs

3. Karnataka government will launch Vinaya Samarasya scheme

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  • The Karnataka government will launch Vinaya Samarasya Yojana on April 14.
  • This drive aims to eradicate untouchability in Gram Panchayats across the state.
  • This scheme was also added in the recently announced Karnataka Budget for 2022-23.
  • April 14 celebrates the birth anniversary of the father's the Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar.
  • B R Ambedkar received Bharat Ratna in 1990.
  • Governor - Thawar Chand Gehlot
  • Chief Minister - Basavaraj Bommai
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 National Affairs

4. Uday Kotak steps down as the Chairman of IL&FS.

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  • Founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak has stepped down as the Chairman of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).
  • CS Rajan, MD of IL&FS, will take charge as Chairman and Managing Director for six months, from April 3 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • IL&FS has resolved the debt of Rs 55,000 cr; in addition, the headquarters of IL&FS at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai has also been sold to Brookfield for Rs 1,080 crore.
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 National & International Appointments

5. Badminton Association has re-elected Himanta Biswa Sarma as President

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  • Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has been re-elected as the president of the Badminton Association of India for another four years term from 2022 to 2026.
  • He has remained president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) since 2017.
  • He also served as Vice President of Badminton Asia and was a Badminton World Federation Executive Council member.
  • Badminton Association of India headquarters - New Delhi
  • Established -1934
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 International Affairs

6. US provide grants of USD 152 million for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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  • The US has announced a financial grant of USD 152 million in new humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
  • The announcement was made after the visit of the US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas to Cox’s Bazar where the majority of the Rohingya refugees reside.
  • This financial assistance will be utilised for healthcare, protecting the environment, and providing secure food distribution for the Rohingya refugees.
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 Honours & Awards

7. UP conferred with the 'Best State' award at the 3rd National Water Awards

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  • President Ram Nath Kovind presented the 3rd National Water Awards for Best State to Uttar Pradesh for exemplary work in water management, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
  • The National Water Awards are given by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • First launch - 2018
  • Best School category - Amity International School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Best Urban Local Body - Vapi Urban Local Body(Gujarat), Dapoli Nagar Panchayat(Maharashtra)
  • Best NGO - Gramvikas Sanstha(Aurangabad)
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 National & International Organizations

8. Virat Kohli tops the Duff & Phelps Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021

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  • Virat Kohli has come up as the most valued celebrity in India for the fifth time in the Duff & Phelps Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021.
  • Virat Kohli's brand valuation dipped to $185.7 million last year from a high of $237.7 million in 2020.
  • His fellow cricketers - MS Dhoni (5th), Rohit Sharma (13th).
  • Followed by Ranvir Singh ($158.3 million), Akshay Kumar came down to the third position ($139.6 million)
  • Alia Bhatt ranked four (68.1 million dollars).
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 National & International Organizations

9. ICRA downgrades India's FY23 GDP forecast to 7.2%

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  • ICRA reduced its forecast of the growth of the Indian GDP in FY23 to 7.2% from 8.0%.
  • ICRA projected GDP expansion in FY22 at 8.5%.
  • The reason for the cut in GDP forecast is the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which increases commodity prices and the lockdown in China.
  • ICRA Limited (formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited) was set up in 1991.
  • OECD - FY23 at 8.1%
  • Fitch Ratings - FY23 at 8.5%
  • Moody’s - CY22 to 9.1%,
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 State Affairs

10. Meghalaya’s root bridges on tentative list of World’s Heritage Sites

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  • Meghalaya’s living root bridges get listed on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Living root bridges are the type of simple suspension bridge formed by the method of tree shaping from living plant roots across a stream or river.
  • These bridges are locally known as Jingkieng Jri.
  • ‘Ficus Elastica’ tree is used to make living bridges in Cherrapunji, India.
  • The roots form the bridge in a span of 10-15 years.
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 National Affairs

11. 'Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022'

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  • PM Narendra Modi addressed Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022 at ShreedhamThakurnagar, Thakurbari, West Bengal, on the occasion of 211th birth anniversary of Shree ShreeHarichand Thakur Ji via video conferencing.
  • Shree Harichand Thakur ji devoted his entire life for the betterment of the oppressed, downtrodden, and deprived persons in undivided Bengal.
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12. Piyush Goyal inaugurated Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre in Dubai

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  • During his visit to Dubai, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has, inaugurated the Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre (IJEX) building at Dubai Expo 2020.
  • The minister also urged the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to set a target Jewellery Export of USD 100 billion from the current USD 35 billion.
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Daily GK Update: 30th March 2022

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