Monday, October 4, 2021

DAILY GK: 02 OCT 2021

 DAILY GK: 02 OCT 2021

1.‘TERMS OF REFERENCE’ TO CONDUCT NAVY TO NAVY TALKS

      Indian Navy signed the ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) with the Royal Australian Navy to conduct Navy to Navy (N2N) talks under the framework of the ‘Joint Guidance for the India – Australia Navy to Navy Relationship’ document signed by the Navies in August.

      Notably, this is the 1st time the Indian Navy has signed such an agreement with another country.

      Note – In 2020, Australia participated in the annual maritime exercise – ‘Malabar’ between India, Japan & USA, for the first time in 13 years.

 

2.IFSCA SET UP 10-MEMBER EXPERT PANEL

      The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) set up an expert panel headed by former Environment and Forest Secretary C K Mishra to suggest a framework to develop a world-class sustainable finance hub at IFSC.

      IFSCA has constituted a 10-member Expert Committee to recommend approach towards development of Sustainable Finance Hub.

 

3.INDIA BECOMES LARGEST BENEFICIARY OF AIIB

      The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide loan assistance of USD 356.67 million(~Rs.2.65 lakh Crore) for the expansion of Chennai Metro Rail system, Tamil Nadu (TN), India.

      With this Investment, AIIB has invested a total of USD 6.7 billion making India its largest beneficiary.

 

4.IIFL WEALTH HURUN INDIA RICH LIST 2021

      Hurun India and IIFL Wealth had jointly released the ranking report ‘IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021’,a 10th annual ranking of the richest individuals in India.

      Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries(RIL) tops the list for 10th consecutive year.

      Ambani was followed by Gautam Adani, Adani Group, and Shiv Nadar of HCL for the second and third spot of the 2021 list.

      The Hurun’s 10th year anniversary logo is inspired by the Sanskrit word “Veerya”,meaning energy.

      Shashvat Nakrani from New Delhi, 23, of Payment App Bharatpe is the youngest self-made individual.

 

5.NEW MD & CEO OF NSDL

      Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) gave approval for the appointment of Padmaja Chunduru as the new Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). She will succeed GV Nageswara Rao after his superannuation.

 

6.NBA NAMES RANVEER SINGH AS BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR INDIA

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) named Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh as the NBA Brand Ambassador for India to help grow the league’s profile in India throughout its landmark 75th Anniversary Season in 2021-22.

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