Daily GK Update: 3rd April 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : April 4th, 2022

 Sports

1. Australia clinched ICC Women's World Cup 2022 title

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  • Australia has lifted the title of ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 after beating England by 71 runs at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Australia had set the target of 357; the England team were all out for 285 in 43.4 overs.
  • Most Successful champion: Australian (7th)
  • Player of the Match 2022: Alyssa Healy
  • Player of the tournament 2022: Alyssa Healy
  • Most runs (All time): Debbie Hockley (1,505), New Zealand
  • Most wickets (All time): Jhulan Goswami (45), India
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 Banking & Finance

2. GST collection over Rs 1.42 lakh crore in March 2022

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  • The gross collection of GST has touched an all-time high of over 1,42,095 cr in March 2022.
  • The government has collected CGST is 25,830 crore rupees, SGST is 32,378 crores, IGST is 74,470
  • In March 2022, revenues from the import of goods were 25% higher, and the revenues from the domestic transaction were 11% higher than in the same month last year.
  • GST day is observed on 1 July every year.
  • GST implemented by the 101st Constitution Amendment Act, 2016
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 Agreement

3. Bangladesh signed agreement with the Adani group for Indian Economic Zone

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  • The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has signed a deal to set up an Indian Economic Zone with the Adani Ports and SEZ Limited.
  • The Indian Economic Zone (IEZ) will be set up at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) in Mirsarai of Chattogram.
  • Aim: Facilities for Indian investors in Bangladesh
  • In 2015, Bangladesh signed an MoU with India to establish an Indian economic zone.
  • Capital: Dhaka
  • President: Abdul Hamid
  • Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina
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 International Affairs

4. Covid new mutant XE detected in the UK

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  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the new covid variant XE was first detected in the United Kingdom in January 2022.
  • This variant is more transmissible than any strain of COVID-19.
  • Xe is a recombinant variant of BA'1 and BA.2 Omicron strains; recombinant variant refers to when a patient is infected from multiple variants of Covid.
  • Director-General, WHO: Tedros Adhanom
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 Sports

5. Qatar FIFA 2022 unveiled La'eeb as a mascot

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  • Qatar FIFA 2022 has unveiled an official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2022, La'eeb; this is the first FIFA in the Middle East and the Arab world.
  • La'eeb is an Arabic word that means super-skilled player.
  • BYJU’s become the first Indian sponsor of the FIFA World Cup.
  • FIFA 2022 Official Match Ball: Al Rihla, created by Adidas
  • FIFA 2026 host countries: United States, Mexico, Canada
  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland
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 Sports

6. Meghalaya will host 83rd National Table Tennis Championships 2022

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  • The 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022, which will begin on April 18, 2022, will be held at SAI Indoor Training Centre, NEHU in Shillong Meghalaya.
  • The Northeast has hosted the world’s largest table tennis tournament for the second time.
  • The event also marks the 50th statehood celebration of Meghalaya.
  • Capital: Shillong
  • CM: Conrad Sangma, Governor: Satya Pal Malik
  • World Heritage Tentative List: Living Bridge (2022), also known as Jingkieng Jris
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 National & International Appointments

7. Aprajita Sharma appointed as vice-chairperson ITU

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  • India's Aprajita Sharma has been appointed as a vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee on Administration and Management of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
  • She holds the position of vice-chairperson for the years 2023 and 2024.
  • She is also selected as chairperson for the years 2025 and 2026.
  • ITU is the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication.
  • ITU Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
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 National & International Organizations

8. Uttar Pradesh tops the list of India's largest vegetable producer

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  • Uttar Pradesh has become the largest producer of vegetables in India, followed by West Bengal, Bihar, and Maharashtra in 2021–22 Crop Year (CY) (July–June).
  • Uttar Pradesh has regained its position from West Bengal after two years.
  • With 18.01 million tonnes of fruit production, Andhra Pradesh has remained the top fruit producer in India, followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Gujarat.
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 National & International Appointments

9. Dr S Raju became Director-General of the Geological Survey of India

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  • Dr S Raju has taken charge as Director-General of the Geological Survey of India in Kolkata w.e.f. April 1, 2022.
  • Earlier, he was an Additional Director General and National Head, Mission-III & IV at GSI HQ
  • He succeeded R. S. Garkhal, superannuated on March 31, 2022.
  • Geological Survey of India Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Aim of GSI: Locating mineral resources including coal
  • Parent Ministry of GSI: Ministry of Mines
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 Banking & Finance

10. No changes in interest rates of small savings schemes

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  • Due to high inflation, the Ministry of Finance has not revised the interest rates of small saving schemes for the first quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year.
  • Public Provident Fund: 7.1%
  • National Savings Certificate: 6.8%
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: 7.6%
  • Five-year senior citizens' savings scheme: 7.4%
  • Savings deposits: 4%
  • Term deposits (1 to 5 years): 5.5-6.7%
  • Kisan Vikas Patra: 6.9%
  • EPF: 8.1%
  • Chief Economic Advisor - V Anantha Nageswaran
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Daily GK Update: 3rd April 2022

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