Daily GK Update: 6th November 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : November 7th, 2022

 Sports

1. Suryakumar Yadav becomes 1st Indian player to score 1,000 T20I runs

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  • Indian batsman, Suryakumar Yadav has become the first Indian and second player to score 1,000 T20 International runs in a calendar year.
  • He has accomplished this feat in final Super 12 stage match against Zimbabwe at Melbourne.
  • He has scored 61 not out of just 25 balls, consisting of six fours and four sixes.
  • In the 28 innings, he has scored 1,026 runs at an average of 44.60.
  • Mohammad Rizwan, who scored the 1326 runs in 2021, was the first player to achieve the feat. 
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 National Affairs

2. Russia becomes India's top oil supplier in October

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  • As per the data, Vortexa (Energy Cargo Tracker), Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Iraq, to become the top oil supplier of India in October 2022.
  • Russia, which imported 0.2% of all oil by India in March 2022, has supplied 9,35,556 barrels per day of crude oil to India in October (highest ever).
  • It now makes up for 22% of India's total crude imports, ahead of Iraq (20.5%) and Saudi Arabia (16%).
  • In June 2022, Iraq was top oil supplier, while Russia was at second.
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 National & International Appointments

3. Centre appoints non-executive Chairman in four Public Sector Banks

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  • The Appointments Committee has appointed Non Executive Chairman on the Boards of four Public Sector Banks - Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB), Union Bank of India and Punjab & Sind Bank.
  • Vijay Srirangam has been appointed as part-time Non Official Director and Non Executive Chairman of Canara Bank for three years.
  • Other appointments:
    • PNB: K G Ananthakrishnan
    • Union Bank of India: Srinivasan Varadarajan
    • Punjab & Sind Bank: Charan Singh
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 State Affairs

4. Nagaland organised Tokhü Emong Bird Count

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  • The first edition of the Tokhü Emong Bird Count (TEBC) was organised by Nagaland from November 4 to 7, 2022.
  • Aim: To spread awareness about Nagaland’s bird diversity.
  • This event was organised in collaboration with the Wokha Forest Division and the Divisional Management Unit, Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP), Wokha, and Bird Count India.
  • It was held during the Tokhü Emong post-harvest festival of the Lotha Nagas
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi; CM: Neiphiu Rio
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 National & International Organizations

5. WTW Global Gender Wealth Equity report released

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  • According to "2022 Global Gender Wealth Equity" report, published by WTW, on average women are expected to reach retirement with just 74% of the wealth that are accumulated by men.
  • Asia Pacific has one of the lower global wealth gaps on average for gender wealth equity.
  • The gender wealth gap is the largest in India at 64%.
  • Only 3% of women in the workforce occupying senior positions.
  • Women are expected to accumulate just over three-quarters (76%) of men’s wealth levels
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 Banking & Finance

6. SBI raises FY23 credit growth target to 14-16% on corp loans

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  • State Bank of India (SBI) has revised its credit growth outlook from 11-12% to 14-16% for the current financial year (FY23).
  • Reason: To driven by strong revival in capex cycle and corporates replacing overseas credit with rupee loans.
  • SBI has a pipeline of corporate loans worth ₹3.5 trillion under sanction.
  • The country’s largest lender (SBI) is seeing demand from infrastructure, renewable power, oil and marketing companies, and services sectors.
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 Defense

7. Indian Army registers IPR of new design and camouflage pattern uniform

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  • The Ministry of Defence has announced that the Indian Army has registered ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)’ of the new design and camouflage pattern uniform.
  • The process for registration of Improved Combat Uniform was completed by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark, Kolkata.
  • With the IPR, the rights of design and camouflage pattern rests solely with the Indian Army.
  • Unauthorised manufacturer will be liable to face legal repercussions.
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 National Affairs

8. Delhi tops Employees Provident Fund Organisation coverage

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  • According to the vision document of EPFO, Delhi and Goa have topped the chart in terms of EPFO coverage and Maharashtra in terms of absolute number of working age population.
  • Delhi has topped the chart with 61.5% and Goa with 51.4% of their working population.
  • Haryana is place at the third with 35.3% of its working population under EPFO, followed by Karnataka (29.6%) and Uttarakhand (26.7%).
  • The EPFO coverage is the lowest in Tripura, Assam, and Meghalaya.
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 National Affairs

9. Vadodara issued first-ever municipal bond

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  • Vadodara has become the second Indian city to issue a municipal bond with assistance from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance.
  • Aim: To provide funds for infrastructure projects in Vadodara.
  • The officials from US Embassy and US Treasury joined counterparts from Ministry of Housing, city of Vadodara, and SEBI.
  • Pune was the first city to issue municipal bond in 2017.
  • The bond was oversubscribed by 10 times and was priced at a low yield of just 7.15%
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 Defense

10. Indian Army approves five Make II projects

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  • Indian Army has approved project sanction orders of five Make II projects.
  • Aim: To provide an impetus to India's vision for self-reliance.
  • Projects: High-Frequency Man Packed Software Designed Radio, Drone Kill System, Infantry Training Weapon Simulator, 155mm Terminally Guided Munitions and Medium Range Precision Kill System
  • These are industry-funded projects, that involves design, development and innovative solutions by Indian vendors for development of prototypes.
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Daily GK Update: 6th November 2022

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