Daily GK Update: 12th September 2022

By Vijay Kumar|Updated : September 12th, 2022

Current Affairs forms a part and parcel of the General Awareness section of the Competitive examination. Here are the important current happenings for regulatory bodies exams. Go through them and get an edge in the GA section.   

 Sports

1. Carlos Alcaraz beats Casper Ruud to clinch 2022 US Open Singles title

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  • Spanish, Carlos Alcaraz(19) has defeated Casper Ruud to secure his maiden Men's Singles title at the 2022 US Open tennis.
  • He is the youngest men's Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal won the French Open in 2005.
  • Women's singles: Iga Świątek (Poland)
  • Men's doubles: Rajeev Ram (US) / Joe Salisbury (UK)
  • Women's doubles: Barbora Krejčiková (Czech Republic) / Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)
  • Mixed doubles: Storm Sanders / John Peers (Australia)

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 Honours & Awards

2. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences bags International Literacy Prize 2022

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  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been conferred with the highest global recognition on Literacy- UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2022.
  • This award has been given at a global award ceremony organised by UNESCO in Côte d’Ivoire on 8 September 2022.
  • KISS is the fifth recipient from India and the first and only institute from Odisha to receive this International honour.
  • It was founded by Dr Samanta, a well-known Educationist and Social Activist. 

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 Obituaries

3. Dwarka Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passes away

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  • Dwarka peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has been passed away at Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh, at the age of 99.
  • He was born as Pothiram Upadhyay in Dighori village in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh in 1924.
  • He had left his home in the pursuit of God at the age of nine.
  • He was incarcerated during the freedom struggle.
  • He was the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Sharada Peetham in Gujarat and the Jyotir Math in Badrinath.
  • He became a Shankracharya in 1981

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 National Affairs

4. Walong-Kibithu road in Arunachal Pradesh named after Gen Bipin Rawat

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  • The strategically key Kibithu military force on the banks of Lohit Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and a key road in this mountain hamlet were named after India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat.
  • He had commanded Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at Kibithu from 1999-2000.
  • He had also contributed immensely to strengthening the security structure in the area.
  • The small hamlet is inhabited by Meyor and Jarkin tribes.

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 Banking & Finance

5. Max Life launches Smart Flexi Protect Solution

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  • Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. has launched the ‘Smart Flexi Protect Solution’, that offers health and enhanced life cover, along with market-linked investment returns.
  • This is a combination of Max Life Flexi Wealth Plus, and Max Life Critical Illness and Disability Secure Rider.
  • This policy is a unique proposition of wealth creation along with comprehensive protection against death, disability and critical illness.

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 Banking & Finance

6. HSBC commits Rs 125 cr to green causes in India over next 5 years

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  • HSBC has committed to invest Rs 125 crore over the next five years to support green causes like wetland conservation and energy transition projects in India.
  • Under the commitment, the HSBC has divided the works into energy transition and nature-based solutions.
  • Nature-based solutions: Projects to protect and revitalise wetlands, mangroves and forests, landscape restoration.
  • Energy transition:  Renewables and energy efficiency programmes

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 Obituaries

7. Former Chief Justice of India, KN Singh passes away

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  • Former Chief Justice of India, Kamal Narain Singh has been passed away on at the age of 95.
  • He was the 22nd Chief Justice of India, with a term from November 25, 1991 to December 12, 1991.
  • He started his career as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court in 1970.
  • He then became a Permanent Judge in August 1972.
  • He got elevated as a Supreme Court judge in 1986.
  • He also served as Chairman of the 13th Law Commission of India from 1991-1994.

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 State Affairs

8. Gujarat government unveils Cinematic Tourism Policy

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  • Gujarat CM, Bhupendra Patel has unveiled the state’s first Cinematic Tourism Policy at an event in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • During the launch the govt has signed MoUs worth ₹1,020 crore with organisations and individuals with the department for the development of film infrastructure and film production.
  • The policy offers various financial and non-financial incentives for film infrastructure development projects and for film-making projects.
  • Special guest: Actor Ajay Devgan

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 Important Dates

9. World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed annually on 10 September to raise awareness about suicide prevention worldwide.
  • The day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Theme 2022: Creating hope through action; it is the triennial theme for this day from 2021 to 2023.
  • The theme showcased that suicide is not a solution to any action and hope must be created through action.

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 Important Dates

10. World First Aid Day 2022: Second Saturday of September.

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  • World First Aid Day is celebrated every year on the second Saturday of September.
  • This year, World First Aid Day falls on September 10. 
    Aim: To raise public awareness of how First Aid can save thousands of lives in everyday crisis.
  • The theme for World First Aid Day 2022 is 'Lifelong Frst Aid.'
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) had established World First Aid Day in 2000.

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Daily GK Update: 12th September 2022

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