Daily GK Update: 4th November 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : November 4th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Vishal Kapoor appointed as CEO of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd

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  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has appointed Vishal Kapoor as its chief executive officer (CEO).
  • He replaced Arun Kumar Mishra, who hold this position last year.
  • He will take charge after completing his tenure as the joint secretary at the Ministry of Power.
  • As joint secretary, he led various government interventions, schemes, and reforms in the distribution sector.
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited:
    • Ministry: Ministry of Power
    • Chairman: K. Sreekant
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 Honours & Awards

2. Suryakumar Yadav becomes world’s No.1 T20I batter

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  • Indian batter, Suryakumar Yadav (32) has become the world’s number one batter in T20 Internationals and also become the second Indian player to hold the top T20I batter ranking.
  • He has overtaken Pakistan opener, Mohammad Rizwan.
  • In T20I, he has scored one century and 11 fifties from 37 appearances for India.
  • Devon Conway (NZ) has ranked third with 792 points.
  • In Women's T20I format, Beth Mooney (Australia) topped the list, while Indian Smriti Mandhana ranked second
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 Honours & Awards

3. Indian Carnatic vocalist, Aruna Sairam honoured with Chevalier Award

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  • Carnatic vocalist, Aruna Sairam was honoured with the French government's highest honour- Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des award.
  • She was selected for her singing prowess and her contribution towards development of the Indo-France relationship.
  • She has started her classical training under her mother, Rajalakshmi Sethuraman.
  • She is a disciple of legendary vocalist, Sangita Kalanidhi T. Brinda
  • Aruna Sairam is recipient of Padma Shri (2009) and the Sangita Kalanidhi
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 National & International Appointments

4. IMFA MD, Subhrakant Panda appointed as President of FICCI

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  • The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has appointed Subhrakant Panda as President, who is currently serving as Senior Vice President of FICCI.
  • He is also serving as the Managing Director of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd. (IMFA).
  • He will succeed Sanjiv Mehta (CEO & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever  Limited (HUL)) as President at the 95th Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held on December 16 and December 17, 2022.
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 Sports

5. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 'Baji Rout National Football Tournament'

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  • Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated the 'Baji Rout National Football Tournament' in Dhenkanal in Odisha.
  • Aim: To attract the younger generation towards football.
  • Recently, the govt of India has signed an MoU with FIFA and  All India Football Federation for 'Football For School' initiative.
  • Under the programme, the govt has been targeted to rope about two crore fifty lakh school students towards football.
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 National Affairs

6. President Droupadi Murmu launched govt projects in Sikkim

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  • President, Droupadi Murmu who is on her two day of Sikkim, will inaugurate and lay the foundation for various central and state government projects in the virtual mode from Gangtok.
  • The projects include:
    • Atal Setu viaduct: Connect West Bengal and Sikkim at Rangpo on National Highway 10.
    • Two-lane Chisopani traffic tunnel, which include approach roads in East Sikkim
    • Ganju Lama Girls Hostel, Ravangla in South Sikkim under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.
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 National Affairs

7. Education ministry released Performance Grading Index for 2020-21

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  • The Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States and UT for 2020-21.
  • Aim: To promote evidence-based policy-making and highlight course correction for quality education
  • Findings:
    • Total of seven States/UTs have attained Level -2 grading in 2020-21: Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh
    • Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh are the new entrants with the highest achieved level.
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 Arts & Culture

8. Minister for Social Justice inaugurates Shilp Samagam-2022

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  • Dr. Virendra Kumar (Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment) has inaugurated the SHILP SAMAGAM-2022 in New Delhi.
  • The event is organized from 1-15, November, 2022.
  • The event was attended by the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athwale.
  • Aim: To showcase and sell handicraft products
  • Some products are Cane & Bamboo Handicraft Items (Assam), Madhubani Paintings (Bihar), Aari work Sozni Work Kashmiri Shawls (J&K), etc.
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 Obituaries

9. Art critic Vijayakumar Menon passes away

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  • Eminent art critic, Vijayakumar Menon has been passed away at 76.
  • He has authored many books such as Adhunika Kaladarsanam; Ravivarma Padanam; Bharathiya Chitrakala-Irupatham Noottandil; and Bharathiya Lavanya Darsanavum Kala Parasparyavum.
  • He has translated many plays from foreign languages to Malayalam.
  • He was awarded with Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Award for best book on art; Kerala Sahitya Akademi’s endowment for Scholarly Literature; Kesari Puraskaram.
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 Schemes

10. Madhya Pradesh government launched Ladli Laxmi 2.0

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  • Madhya Pradesh CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched the flagship scheme 'Ladli Laxmi 2.0' with an aim to encourage girls to pursue higher education and make them independent.
  • They will also provide monetary benefits to eligible girl children to ensure quality education.
  • The scheme had also ensure that the parents must not marry their girl child before the age of 18.
  • CM has also announced 'Ladli Laxmi Vatika' (garden), that will be developed in every district of MP. 
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 Banking & Finance

11. IPPB conducts India’s First Floating Financial Literacy Camp

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  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has conducted First Floating Financial Literacy Camp of India in Srinagar, J&K.
  • Aim: To promote Financial Literacy ‘By the women, for the women’
  • It was launched with an initiative called ‘Niveshak Didi’.
  • This concept is based on the ideology of women for women as rural area women feel more comfortable to share their queries with a female itself.
  • IPPB:
    • CEO: J. Venkatramu
    • Founded: 1 September 2018
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 Honours & Awards

12. KSRTC Grama Vandi wins national recognition

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  • The city circular service of the Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has won the national ‘Commentation Award in Urban Transport’ in the category of ‘City with the best Public Transport System’.
  • The ‘Grama Vandi’ was launched by the KSRTC in association with local self-government institutions, has also won Award of Excellence in Urban Transport.
  • The awards was instituted by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
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 Banking & Finance

13. ADB to fund Smartchem Technologies' farm efficiency initiative

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  • ADB has approved the funding to the farm efficiency initiative of Smartchem Technologies Limited (STL) of USD 30 million.
  • The loan facility will be for a tenure of 5 years.
  • The ADB has also given approval for a technical assistance grant of USD 5,00,000 for building capacity for Soil Nutrition Managemen in India.
  • This loan would be the first agribusiness "Blue Loan" of ADB.
  • STL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation.
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Daily GK Update: 4th November 2022

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