Wednesday, October 19, 2022

DAILY GK 2-4 OCT

 DAILY GK 2-4 OCT

1.              SRINAGAR BASED MIG-21 SQUADRON ‘SWORD ARMS’ RETIRES FROM ITS FLYING OPERATIONS

·                Indian Air Force (IAF) retired the No. 51 ‘swordarms’ MiG-21 fighter Squadron based in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)

·                It has been replaced by a MiG-29 squadron for air defence.

·                Currently, IAF has 3 MiG-21 Bison squadrons, which shall retire in the next 3 years.

·                The No. 51 Squadron or ‘Sword Arms’ was raised in Chandigarh on 1st February 1985 under the command of Wing Commander V.K. Chawla and then moved to Srinagar on 1st May 1986.

·                In 2019, Group Captain (then Wing Commander) AbhinandanVarthaman was flying in same No. 51 Squadron during Balakot airstrike against pakistan.

·                The crest of the squadron depicts the motto ‘VijayaPrakrama’ which means ‘Valour for Victory’.

 

2.              CBI LAUNCHES ‘OPERATION GARUDA’ AGAINST ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFICKING

·                The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched a multi-phase ‘Operation Garuda against illicit drug trafficking network, registering 127 new cases, arresting 175 people and seizing huge quantities of narcotics drugs.

·                The operation aims to degrade and dismantle drug networks with international linkages through the rapid exchange of criminal intelligence on drug trafficking and coordinated law enforcement actions across international jurisdictions through Interpol.

·                This global operation was initiated in close coordination with Interpol and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), for combating the smuggling of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, with a special focus on the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

 

3.              68TH EDITION OF NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2020

·                The President of India, DroupadiMurmu, presented the 68th edition of the National Film Awards for the year 2020 

·                Asha Parekh Conferred with DadasahebPhalke Award for 2020

·                Asha Parekh’s autobiography, ‘The Hit Girl’, was published in 2017 and co-written with film critic Khalid Mohamed.

 

4.              DR AK ANIL KUMAR ELECTED VP OF INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL FEDERATION

·                Dr A K Anil Kumar, Senior Scientist in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was elected as the Vice-President (VP) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) during Annual Conference International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2022 held in Paris (France) in September 2022.

·                He is one of the 12 vice-presidents recently elected by the IAF.

·                Saudi Arabia’s aerospace engineer Mishaal Ashemimry is also one of the 12 VPs, she was elected along with Anil Kumar and become the first Saudi woman to hold the leadership position in Federation.

·                International AstronauticalFederation:,Headquartered-Paris, France,President- Clay Mowry

 

5.              WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY 2022 – OCTOBER 1

·                World Vegetarian Day (WVD) is annually celebrated across the globe on October 1st to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.

·                The day celebrates all the positive aspects that are associated with being vegetarian.

·                World Vegetarian Day marks the beginning of Vegetarian Awareness Month, which begins on 1st October and concludes on 1st November, World Vegan Day.

·                The International Vegetarian Union (IVU)-Headquarters- Dresden, Germany.

 

6.              INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS 2022 – OCTOBER 1

·                The United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is annually observed across the globe on October 1 to honour the contribution of older persons and to raise public awareness about the opportunities and challenges presented to the ageing populations.

·                The theme for the International Day of Older Persons 2022 is “Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World.”

 

7.              PM LAUNCHES 1ST PHASE OF 5G SERVICES

·                Prime Minister, inaugurated the 6th edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022  at NEW Delhi

·                The theme, of IMC “New digital Universe” 

·                Healso launched the first phase of 5G services in PragatiMaidan, New Delhi.

·                PM launched the 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Core that was indigenously designed and developed by the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) in IMC, 2022.

·                Bharti Airtel has launched 5G service in 8 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Siliguri to become the 1st company to launch 5G services in India.

·                T-Mobile US was the 1st company in the world to launch a commercially available 5G NR (New Radio) Standalone network.

·                In 2019, South Korea became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services

 

8.              RBI’S BI-MONTHLY MONETARY POLICY OF 2022-23

·                The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on September 28-30, 2022 , and released the RBI’s bi-monthly monetary policy of FY23 

·                It decreased India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for FY23 to 7% from 7.2%

·                The GDP growth for Q1FY24 is projected at 7.2%.

·                Key short-term lending rate (repo) raised by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.90 per cent; fourth consecutive hike

·                RBI has maintained consumer price index (CPI)inflation forecast for FY23 at 6.7%

 

9.              VIVEKLALL GETS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN US

·                Dr VivekLall, an Indian-origin Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Atomics Global Corporation has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States (US) President Joe Biden with the citation of ‘With Grateful Recognition’.

·                The citation ‘With Grateful Recognition’ was given to VivekLall, who has done PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas, United States.

·                 Currently, he is serving as US Technical Team Member to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Science and Technology.

 

10.           2022 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

·                Sergio Perez (team Red Bull) won the Formula One (F1) 2022 Singapore Grand Prix (GP) raceat Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.

·                Sergio Perez defeated Charles Leclerc (team Ferrari), who secured 2nd rank in the race.

 

11.           SUZLON ENERGY CMD TULSI TANTI PASSES AWAY

·                The Founder and Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Suzlon Energy Limited, Tulsi R Tanti passed away at the age of 64 years due to cardiac arrest.

·                He was regarded as the ‘Wind Man of India”and was a stalwart of the Indian and global renewable energy industry.

·                He was the Chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA)

 

12.           WORLD HABITAT DAY 2022 – OCTOBER 3

·                The United Nations (UN)’s World Habitat Day (WHD) is annually observed across the globe on the first Monday of October to highlight the importance of habitat for mankind and to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations.

·                Theme for World Habitat Day 2022 is ‘’Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind’’.

·                World Habitat Day 2022  draws attention to the growing inequalities and vulnerabilities, exacerbated by the triple ‘C’ crises — COVID-19Climate and Conflict.

·                For WHD 2022, the global observance took place in Balikesir, Republic of Turkiye (Turkey).

 

13.           INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE 2022 – OCTOBER 2

·                The United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Non-Violence is annually observed across the globe on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

·                UNSecretary-General- AntónioGuterres,Headquarters- New York, United States.,Establishment- 1945

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