Monday, September 5, 2022

DAILY GK 3 SEPT

 DAILY GK 3 SEPT

1.         CMIE: INDIA’S AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHEST IN LAST ONE YEAR AT 8.3%

·           According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd (CMIE), India’s unemployment rate surged to a one-year high of 8.3% in August 2022 as employment sequentially fell by 2 million to 394.6 million.

·           This is the highest unemployment rate since August 2021.

·           In August the urban unemployment rate shot up to 9.6% and rural unemployment rate also increased to 7.7%.

·           The unemployment rate in rural India rose from 6.1% in July to 7.7% in August and the employment rate fell from 37.6% to 37.3%.

·           In August 2022, Haryana recorded the highest unemployment rate (37.3%) followed by Jammu & Kashmir(J&K) 32.8%, Rajasthan 31.4%, Jharkhand 17.3% and Tripura 16.3%.

 

2.         EXERCISE VOSTOK-2022 IN RUSSIA

·           The Indian Army contingent, made up of personnel from the 7/8 Gorkha Rifles, is participating in the multinational strategic and command Exercise(Ex) Vostok-2022(East 2022), which is taking place at the training grounds of Russia’s Eastern Military District.

·           The military exercise involves troops from Russia, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria, and other ex-Soviet countries such as Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

·           Japan has expressed opposition to Russia holding the maritime component of Vostok 2022 close to the Southern Kuril Island, which is claimed by both Russia & Japan.

·           India has opted not to participate in the marine component in Russia due to Japan’s concerns.

·           The India-Japan 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue 2022 will take place later in September 2022, and both countries are represented in the QUAD (United States of America (USA), India, Australia & Japan).

 

3.         SEBI RECONSTRUCTS PANEL ON CYBER SECURITY

·           Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has restructured its 4 members, high-level panel on cyber security that suggests measures to safeguard the capital markets from cyber attacks.

·           The committee has now expanded to six members, which will be chaired by Navin Kumar Singh, Director General (DG), National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC).

·           In May 2017, SEBI had set up the panel, which was headed by the then whole-time member Madhabi Puri Buch, who is currently the chairperson of SEBI.

·           The committee oversees and provides guidance on cyber security initiatives for SEBI as well as the entire capital market.

 

4.         64TH MAGSAYSAY AWARDS 2022

·           The 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees are Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia), Bernadette Madrid (Philippines), Tadashi Hattori (Japan) and Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia).

·           The theme of 2022 Awards is “Greatness of Spirit, Beyond Borders”.

·           The Ramon Magsaysay Award,  established in 1957, is Asia’s greatest honour and distinction.

·           It is named after Ramon Magsaysay, the third president of the Philippines.

·           The award is regarded around the world as ‘’Asia’s Nobel Prize’’.

·           The prize is annually presented in a ceremonial ceremony in Manila, Philippines on August 31.

·           Ravish Kumar, an Indian journalist, received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019 for “using journalism to give voice to the voiceless.”

·           Vinoba Bhave(India), was one of the inaugural recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1958).

 

5.         KALYAN CHAUBEY BECOMES NEW AIFF PRESIDENT

·           The former Indian Footballer and Indian Politician (BJP), Kalyan Chaubey from West Bengal defeated former Indian Professional Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia from Sikkim to become new President of All India Football Federation (AIFF).

·           In AIFFs 85-year history, Chaubey is the 1st Indian player (former) to chair as President in the football federation.

·           Chaubey is a graduate of Tata Football Academy in 1995 and became a professional football player.

·           He played as a goalkeeper and won the award “Indian Goalkeeper of the Year” in 1997-98 and 2001-02

 

6.         ANA BRNABIC APPOINTED SERBIAN PM

·           Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic nominated Ana Brnabic to serve another term as prime minister (PM), to lead the government through a time of war in Europe, global energy and inflation crises and tensions with Kosovo.

·           Ana Brnabic (46years) became Serbia’s first female and an openly gay premier in 2020.

·           Serbia is almost entirely dependent on Russian gas and has also bought weapons from Russia, while China is a major investor for Serbia.

·           Serbia Capital – Belgrade,Currency – Serbian dinar

 

7.         INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUSLY-DEVELOPED VACCINE TO PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER LAUNCHED

·           India had launched its First indigenously-developed quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus (qHPV) vaccine on 1 September, 2022 against Cervical Cancer

·           This vaccine was developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the market was granted by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), which was recommended by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC). 

·           In India, Cervical Cancer ranks 2nd most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age. 

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