Daily GK Update: 5th September 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : September 5th, 2022

 Sports

1. Red Bull's Max Verstappen wins Dutch Grand Prix 2022

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  • Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen has lifted the Formula One Dutch Grand Prix auto race, at the Zandvoort racetrack, in Zandvoort, Netherlands.
  • Mercedes driver, George Russell of Britain has secured second place while the Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc of Monaco has secured third place in the race.
  • Mercedes's driver, Lewis Hamilton has placed fourth.
  • Previous GP'22:
    • Belgian GP, Hungarian GP, French GP: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    • Austrian GP: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
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 Sports

2. Anishka Biyani wins Gold in Malaysian Age Group Rapid Chess Championship

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  • Anishka Biyani (6) has won the gold medal in the Malaysian Age Group Rapid Chess Championship at Kuala Lumpur.
  • She is a first-grade student of Dhirubhai Ambani school and achieved the feat in the Under-6 Open category.
  • She has also qualified as one of the best under-7 players in the All India FIDE rating chess tournament held in Yousufguda, Hyderabad.
  • She is currently preparing for the Singapore Open National Age Group Championship.
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 Sports

3. HM Amit Shah launches mascot & anthem for 36th National Games in Ahmedabad

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  • Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has launched the mascot and the anthem for the 36th National Games at Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Mascot: Savaj (means cub in Gujarati)
  • Anthem is based on the theme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
  • The National Games will be organised in six cities of the state namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
  • He has also launched the official website -www.nationalgamesgujarat.in and the mobile App NGGujarat.
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 Summits & Conferences

4. Union Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri to attend Gastech Milan-2022

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  • Hardeep Singh Puri (Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister) has attended the Gastech Milan-2022, that scheduled to held in Milan, Italy.
  • The Minister will chair the “India Spotlight: Powering India’s energy industry - new avenues for a sustainable future” panel discussion.
  • He will also participate in the select Ministerial Panel of the  Opening Ceremony along with Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and State Secretary of Energy of Portugal. 
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 Banking & Finance

5. India to emerge third-largest economy of world by 2029

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  • As per the report of State Bank of India (Economic Research Department), the India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2029.
  • India will surpass Germany in 2027 and most likely Japan by 2029 at the current rate of growth.
  • The country has undergone a large structural shift since 2014 and is now the 5th largest economy overtaking the United Kingdom.
  • The report is authored by Soumya Kanti Ghosh, group chief economic adviser, SBI.
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 Honours & Awards

6. 64th Ramon Magsaysay Award 2022 announced

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  • The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation has announced the 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, which is also known as “Nobel Peace Prize of Asia”
  • Winners:
    • Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia): For mental Health
    • Bernadette Madrid (Philippines): For effort in child protection
    • Tadashi Hattori (Japan): For training local doctors who have treated Vietnamese
    • Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia): For fight against marine plastic pollution
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in April 1957
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 State Affairs

7. Kiccha Sudeep appointed as brand ambassador of Punyakoti Dattu Yojana

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  • The Karnataka government has appointed Kannada actor, Sudeep as the brand ambassador for ‘'Punyakoti Dattu Yojana', a cattle adoption scheme.
  • Aim of scheme: Encouraging adoption by the public for the purpose of rearing cattle in 'goshalas' (cow shelters).
  • The actor has decided not to charge for being the ambassador of the scheme.
  • The scheme was  launched in July and any individual or an organization can adopt a cow by paying a total of Rs 11,000 for one year.
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 State Affairs

8. Mohla-Manpur-Ambagarh Chowki becomes the 29th district of Chhattisgarh

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  • Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel has inaugurated Mohla-Manpur-Ambagarh Chowki as the 29th district of the state.
  • It has been carved out of Rajnandgaon district.
  • Rajnandgaon district had a large area and people spend their entire day to reach the headquarters.
  • This has been reduced to 70 kilometres with the inauguration of the new district.
  • He is scheduled to inaugurate Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai as the 30th and 31st districts of the state.
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 State Affairs

9. UP's district Bhartaul becomes first village in state to have RO water

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  • The Bhartaul village in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh has become the first village in the state to have RO water in every household.
  • The achievement comes under the Adarsh Gram Panchayat initiative.
  • Till now, four RO plants have been set up in the village with an aim to make clean drinking water available to all.
  • It will save people from water-borne diseases.
  • The village head Pravesh Kumari is in charge and has been taking care of the RO plants in the village.
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 Summits & Conferences

10. First Homoeopathy International Health Summit held in Dubai

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  • The first edition of “World Health Summit for Pride of Homoeopathy” was held in Dubai with the theme “Diseases caused by climate change and global warming”.
  • Aim: To educate and promote a homoeopathic system of medicine, drugs, and practices.
  • The summit was organised by Burnett Homoeopathy Pvt Ltd
  • Burnett Homoeopathy Pvt Limited deals with homoeopathic dilutions, mother tincture, lower trituration tablets and various other homoeopathic medicines.
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Daily GK Update: 5th September 2022

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