Daily GK Update: 31st July 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : August 1st, 2022

 Sports

1. Mirabai Chanu bagged first gold for India in 2022 Commonwealth Games

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  • Weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has claimed first gold medal for India in the Women’s 49Kg event at Birmingham 2022 CWG.
  • She lifted total weight of 201Kg in snatch and clean and jerk category.
  • Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam (Weightlifter) has bagged second Silver medal for India in Women's 55 Kg category. 
  • Earlier, Sanket Sargar clinched silver medal (first medal in 2022 CWG) in the Men's 55Kg category.
  • While Gururaja Poojary bagged bronze medal in the Men's 61Kg.
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 Schemes

2. PM Modi launches revamped power distribution sector scheme

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  • PM Narendra Modi has participated in the grand finale of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’ via video conferencing.
  • During the event, he launched the revamped distribution sector scheme.
  • He also laid the foundation stone of various green energy projects of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited.
  • The initiative proposes to provide financial support to discoms with an outlay of more than Rs 3 lakh crore for five-year period till FY 2025–26.
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 Sports

3. Max Verstappen wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2022

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  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix, followed by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and George Russell  (Mercedes).
  • With this title, he sealed his eighth victory of the 2022 Formula One season and the 28th of his career.
  • Previous 2022 GP:
    • French Grand Prix: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    • Austrian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
    • British Grand Prix: Carlos Sainz Jr.(Ferrari)
    • Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
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 Obituaries

4. Veteran singer Nirmala Mishra passes away

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  • Renowned Bengali singer, Nirmala Mishra has passed away at 81 due to heart attack.
  • She sang various songs in Bengali, Odia and Assamese films.
  • The West Bengal government has also awarded her ‘Sangeet Samman’, ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ and ‘Bangabhibhushan’ awards.
  • She has been conferred with the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award for her lifetime contribution to the Odia music.
  • Her popular songs are ‘O tota pakhi re’, ‘Emon ekta jhinuk khuje pelam na’, ‘Ei Banglar mati te’
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 Banking & Finance

5. RBI revised guidelines on storage of Actual Card Data

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  • The RBI has relaxed card-on-file data storage norms pertaining to guest transactions checkout.
  • Now, apart from the card issuer and the card network, the merchant or its payment aggregator involved in the settlement of the transactions can save the data for a maximum of T+4 days or till the settlement date, whichever is earlier.
  • Guest checkout transactions: Cardholders decide to enter card details manually at the time of undertaking the transaction.
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 Obituaries

6. Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos passes away

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  • Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos has passed away at 94 due to COVID-19 complications.
  • He was the 12th president of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.
  • During his tenure, the Philippines was recognized as a budding “tiger economy”.
  • He was from the military background, become the chief of the Philippine Constabulary and then Vice Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the time of President Ferdinand E Marcos Sr.
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 Summits & Conferences

7. PM Modi inaugurates first All India DLSAs Meet

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  • PM Modi has addressed the inaugural session of the first All India District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) meeting conducted by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
  • Aim: Creation of an integrated procedure in order to bring homogeneity and synchronisation across DLSAs.
  • There are a total of 676 DLSAs in the country and are headed by the District Judge, acts as Chairman of the authority.
  • The DLSAs reduces the burden on courts by regulating the Lok Adalats.
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 Sports

8. Gustav McKeon becomes first batter in T20I to score consecutive tons

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  • France batter, Gustav McKeon (18) has become the youngest male player to score consecutive international hundreds in the T20 World Cup 2024 Europe Qualifier Group B match ( second international match for the youngster).
  • He made his record against Norway at the Kerava National Cricket Ground in Finland.
  • He smashed five fours and eight sixes in his 53-ball 101 against Norway.
  • Earlier, he smashed 61-ball 109 against Switzerland in Vantaa. 
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 Agreement

9. Reliance, Ola & Rajesh Exports sign for battery manufacturing

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  • Reliance New Energy, Ola Electric and Rajesh Exports (Indian jewellery maker) have signed an agreement to build battery cells under the Indian government’s Rs 18,000 crore incentive program.
  • The government had selected these companies to build a total of 50 gigawatt hours of battery storage capacity.
  • It is estimated that the PLI scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage will result in direct investments of around Rs 45,000 crore in manufacturing projects.
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 Defense

10. Indian Air Force will retire all squadrons of MiG-21 by 2025

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  • The Indian Air Force will retire one of its four remaining squadrons, MiG-21 (Russian combat aircraft) fighter jets by 2022 September and other three scheduled to be phased out by 2025.
  • The old MiG-21s will be replaced with newer fighter jets.
  • The air force received its first single-engine MiG-21 in 1963.
  • The fighter jet has been participated in many operations like Safed Sagar (Kargil, 1999), operation of India in Pakistan in February 2019,.
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Daily GK Update: 31st July 2022

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