National & International Appointments
1. Indian origin Rishi Sunak becomes new Prime Minister of UK
- Indian-origin Rishi Sunak (42) has become the prime minister of United Kingdom.
- He has replaced former PM Liz Truss, who had resigned from the post just after 44 days.
- He also the youngest PM of UK in modern history at the age of 42 years.
- While, William Pitt the Youngest PM of UK, who become the PM at the age of 24 in 1801.
- He was born in UK's Southampton area to an Indian family.
- He became a member of Parliament in 2015 after he got elected from Richmond, Yorkshire.
National & International Appointments
2. Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind
- The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has appointed former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind.
- While, Ajay Kumar Reddy B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will lead the Indian team and Venkateswara Rao Dunna – B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will be the vice-captain.
- The World Cup matches will be held from December 6 to 17.
- Participants: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Honours & Awards
3. Uttar Pradesh bagged top honours at PMAY-U Awards 2021
- Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban Awards 2021 has been awarded to Uttar Pradesh (first position), followed byMadhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
- Gujarat has been honoured with 5 ‘Special Category’ awards for performance related to Affordable Rental Housing Complexes and ‘Convergence with other Missions’.
- J&K and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have been adjudged ‘Best performing UT'.
- Aim: Confronting and tiding over the shortage of housing facilities in urban India.
4. Emmy-winning actor, Leslie Jordan passed away
- Veteran actor, Leslie Jordan has been passed away at the age of 67.
- He has played roles including Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire, Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace and and American Horror Story.
- He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Will & Grace, in 2006.
- He had published his autobiography 'How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived' in April 2021.
Banking & Finance
5. BSE launched Electronic Gold Receipts
- Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has launched Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.
- Aim: Efficient and transparent price discovery of the yellow metal.
- The EGR was introduced in two new products of 995 and 999 purity and trading will be in multiples of 1 gram and deliveries in multiples of 10 gram and 100 gram.
- This platform will lead to greater assurance in the quality of gold supplied, efficient price discovery, and transparency in transacting.
6. Kerala govt launched 'Kunjapp' to prevent cyber crimes against children
- Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the 'Kunjapp', a mobile application to prevent cyber crimes against children in the state.
- He has also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.
- The duty of the CWC and JJB members is to ensure the safety and security of the children.
- Child exploitation can be reported through the application.
Summits & Conferences
7. Vienna to host INTERPOL General Assembly in 2023
- The 91st General Assembly of INTERPOL will take place in Vienna, Austria in 2023, where the international criminal police organisation was officially created in 1923.
- The 90th INTERPOL General Assembly was held in New Delhi from October 18-21, 2022.
- The General Assembly of INTERPOL is a supreme governing body and meets once a year to take key decisions related to its functioning.
- The Assembly meeting held in India after a gap of 25 years.
8. Pakistan, China jointly agree to launch 3 new corridors
- Pakistan and China have decided to launch three new corridors besides the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
- China-Pakistan Green Corridor (CPGC): It will focus on agricultural environment, food security and green development
- China-Pakistan Health Corridor (CPHC): It will help get efficiency in the medical field
- China-Pakistan Digital Corridor (CPDC): It will boost Pakistan's IT industry.
- The new corridors would become sources of strengthening Pakistan-China ties
9. Red Bull F1 owner Dietrich Mateschitz passes away
- Founder and owner of the Red Bull Formula One racing team, Dietrich Mateschitz has been passed away at the age of 78.
- He was also a co-founder of energy drink company Red Bull.
- He was co-founder of the Wings for Life foundation that supports spinal cord research together with Heinz Kinigadner.
- He has also initiated the World Stunt Awards, an annual fundraiser to benefit his Taurus Foundation.
- He founded Red Bull GmbH in 1984 and launched it in Austria in 1987.
10. Shi Yuqi wins Men's Singles title in 2022 Denmark Open
- Shi Yuqi (China) has secured the men's singles title in 2022 Denmark Open after defeating Indonesia's Lee Zii Jia by 21-18, 16-21, 21-12.
- Chinese, He Bingjiao has clinched the women's singles title after defeating Chen Yufei by 22-20, 12-21, 21-10.
- Other winners:
- Men's doubles: Fajar Alfian (Indonesia), Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
- Women's doubles: Chen Qingchen(China), Jia Yifan(China)
- Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei (China), Huang Yaqiong (China)