Daily GK Update: 5th November 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : November 5th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. RIL appoints KV Kamath as independent director

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  • KV Kamath has been appointed as an Independent Director and non-executive Chairman for Reliance Strategic Investment Limited (RSIL) for 5 years.
  • Currently, he is the Chairman of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development.
  • He was retired from ICICI Bank as MD & CEO in 2009 and continued as chairman till 2015.
  • He was also appointed as the first president of BRICS Countries bank, NBD.
  • RSIL will be renamed as Jio Financial Services Limited (JFSL).
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 Sports

2. Indian men’s squash team won gold at 2022 Asian Team Championships

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  • The Indian men’s team has clinched its first-ever gold at the Asian Squash Team Championships, held in Cheongju, South Korea.
  • The Indian team has defeated Kuwait by 2-0 in final.
  • Saurav Ghoshal and Ramit Tandon have won their games in the final to dole out a 2-0 defeat to Kuwait.
  • The first game was won by Ramit against Ali Aramezi and the second game won by Saurav against Ammar Altamimi.
  • It is the biggest win of Indian Men’s Team since 2014 Asian Games Gold.
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 National & International Appointments

3. Amit Dasgupta appointed as a member in the Order of Australia

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  • Amit Dasgupta has been appointed as an Honorary Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to the Australia-India bilateral relationship.
  • He is a tireless promoter of Australia-India relations, challenging the nations’ governments and people to realise the underlying potential of a stronger bilateral relationship.
  • He served as the Consul-General of India to Sydney from 2009 to 2012.
  • Australia Capital: Canberra
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 National & International Appointments

4. Asian Hockey Federation CEO, Tayyab Ikram elected as FIH president

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  • Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) CEO, Mohammad Tayyab Ikram (Macau) has been elected as the new president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for two years.
  • He has succeeded Narinder Batra (India) as its full-time chief.
  • He has defeated Marc Coudron (Belgium) in the 48th FIH Congress.
  • Batra became the FIH president in 2016, resigned from the post in July.
  • After the resignation of Batra, Seif Ahmed had served as the acting president of the FIH.
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 Summits & Conferences

5. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav led Indian delegation at COP 27

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  • Bhupender Yadav (Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister) will lead Indian delegation to attend the 27th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27).
  • The conference will be scheduled to held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6th to 18th November.
  • Aim: To take action toward achieving the world's collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris agreement and the convention
  • India will also emphasize again its invitation to all countries to join the LiFE movement
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 Schemes

6. India Infrastructure Project Development Fund Scheme

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  • The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has  notified India Infrastructure Project Development Fund Scheme (IIPDF Scheme) for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects.
  • Aim: To improve the quality and pace of infrastructure development in the country.
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are being encouraged to bring private capital and efficiency in execution and operation of infrastructure projects
  • Budgetary outlay: Rs. 100 Crore
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 National Affairs

7. Aibawk cluster becomes the first cluster to be completed under SPMRM

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  • Aibawk cluster in the Aizwal district of Mizoram has become the first cluster to be completed under the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM).
  • SPMRM was launched by the  Prime Minister in February 2016.
  • Aim of scheme: To provide amenities to rural areas which are perceived to be urban and have the potential to stimulate local economic development.
  • Such clusters were selected for well-planned and holistic development.
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 Obituaries

8. India's first voter Shyam Saran Negi passes away

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  • Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of independent India has been passed away at the age of 106 in Kinnaur, HP.
  • He had cast his vote for the 34th time on November 2 for the Himachal assembly polls.
  • He would be cremated with full honours at his village in Kalpa.
  • In 1951, he was a member of the polling team and vividly remembers that he cast his first vote in Shonthong polling station.
  • Negi was also made the brand ambassador by the Election Commission.
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 National Affairs

9. Mathura-Vrindavan to become a carbon neutral tourist destination by 2041

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  • UP government aims to make one of India’s largest pilgrimage centres, Mathura-Vrindavan a “net zero carbon emission” tourist destination by 2041.
  • This means that tourist vehicles will be banned from the entire Braj region, which includes famous pilgrim centres such as Vrindavan and Krishna Janmabhoomi.
  • Instead, only electric vehicles used as public transport will be allowed into the area.
  • All 252 water bodies and 24 forests in the area will also be revived.
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 National & International Appointments

10. Anant Goenka appointed as interim MD of Zensar Tech

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  • Zensar Technologies Ltd has appointed Anant Goenka as interim managing director, who is presently working as MD at Ceat Ltd.
  • He has been appointed for a term up to the next annual general meeting of the company or 31 July 2023 whichever is earlier subject to requisite approvals.
  • Reason: As the present CEO Ajay Bhutoria is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed health condition.
  • There would be no remuneration payable to Anant Goenka in his capacity as interim MD.
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Daily GK Update: 5th November 2022

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