Daily GK Update: 30th October 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : October 31st, 2022

 Sports

1. Spain wins FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022

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  • Spain has clinched the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 after defeating Colombia by 1-0 victory in the finals, held at the D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Vicky Lopez from Spain was adjudged as the player of the tournament.
  • While, Spain goalkeeper, Sofia Fuente has won the award for best goalkeeping.
  • Earlier, Nigeria beat Germany by 3-2 in a shootout and remained at third placed in the match.
  • In 2018, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was also won by the Spain.
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 Defense

2. Indo-French jointly conducts air exercise, 'Garuda-VII' in Jodhpur

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  • Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) have jointly conducting a bilateral exercise named 'Garuda VIl' at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 26 October to 12 November 2022.
  • In the exercise, FASF has participated in with Rafale fighter aircrafts, A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft and a contingent of 220 personnel.
  • While the IAF has participated with Su-30 MKI, Rafale, LCA Tejas and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as LCH and Mi-17 helicopters.
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 National & International Appointments

3. Spiritual leader, Amritanandamayi appointed Chair of Civil Society of G20

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  • Spiritual leader, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has been appointed as the Chair of the country's Civil 20 (C20).
  • It is an official engagement group of the Group of 20 (G20).
  • The C20 is its platform for civil-society organisations (CSOs) to bring forth non-government and non-business voices to the G20 leaders.
  • India will hold the Presidency of the G20 from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023.
  • G20 Leaders’ Summit will take place in New Delhi from September 9 to 10, 2023.
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 Summits & Conferences

4. Petroleum minister, Hardeep Puri to attend ADIPEC 2022 in UAE

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  • Hardeep Singh Puri (Petroleum minister) will attend the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC-2022), held in UAE.
  • He was invited by Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei (Minister of Energy and Infrastructure) and Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber (Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology).
  • He will also inaugurate the India Pavilion which is jointly set up by the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry and CII.
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 Banking & Finance

5. KVG Bank renews bancassurance pact with LIC

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  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) and LIC have renewed their agreement through an MOU for bancassurance tie-up.
  • Aim: To increase insurance penetration in rural areas and to provide better deal to customers on service and premium.
  • The bank will market products of LIC through its 639 branches.
  • Bancassurance: Selling life Insurance products through the bank branches.
  • KVGB HQ: Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Chairman of KVGB: P Gopi Krishna
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 International Affairs

6. US to build Poland's first nuclear power plant

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  • Poland has selected US firm, Westinghouse to build its first nuclear power plant.
  • Reason: Poland's efforts to burn less coal and gain greater energy independence.
  • Poland would use the technology of the Westinghouse Electric Company for the plant in Pomerania province near the Baltic Sea coast.
  • The country has also planned to spend 40 billion dollars for the building of two nuclear power plants with three reactors each.
  • PM of Poland: Mateusz Morawiecki
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 Sports

7. FIFA, AIFF & Education ministry signed for Football For School program

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  • An MOU was signed between FIFA, Ministry For Education and AIFF for Football For Schools program in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.
  • This program will be run by FIFA and UNESCO, with an aim to contribute to the development, education and empowerment of children worldwide.
  • Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and FIFA president Gianni Infantino signed the agreement.
  • Under the program, 700 Navoday Vidyalayas will be the nodal agency for football in India.
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 International Affairs

8. India contribute USD 5 lakhs for UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism

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  • External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar has announced that India will contribute USD 500,000 to the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter Terrorism this year.
  • Reason: To aid capacity-building support to member states in combating terrorism.
  • India has hosted the two-day anti-terrorism meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  • The meeting in Delhi was held under India's chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC).
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 Honours & Awards

9. West Bengal govt's Lakshmir Bhandar scheme wins SKOCH Award

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  • West Bengal has been awarded the prestigious SKOCH award for its 'Lakshmir Bhandar' scheme under the women and child development category.
  • Lakshmir Bhandar:
    • This scheme was launched the scheme in August 2021.
    • Aim: To provide financial support to a woman head of a family.
    • Age group: 25-60 years
    • Rs 500 per month is being given to general category and around Rs 1,000 per month to SC and ST categories.
  • The SKOCH Award was instituted in 2003
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 Defense

10. Indian defence ministry is world's biggest employer: Report

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  • According to report Statista infographic on employers with the largest workforces worldwide 2022, Ministry of Defence of India is the world’s biggest employer with 2.92 million people (includes combined active service personnel and reservists).
  • While, the US Department of Defense has placed second in the list, with the employment of 2.91 million people.
  • Statista is a Germany-based private organisation that provides data and statistics about various issues worldwide.
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