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04th October, 2022

6th edition of India Mobile Congress, Sukapaika River,, 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India, Swachch Survekshan-Urban 2022, higher educational institutions, Universal Service Obligation Fund, Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme, YSR Kalyanamasthu and YSR Tofa, ‘Swordarms’, seven defence PSUs, Small farmer agri-business Consortium, Bayer’s crop science limited, analytical centre of excellence, open network for digital commerce (ONDC) Beta version, world’s largest wind-solar power project of 600 megawatt, OneWeb’s 36 Gen 1, 16 large financial entities as upper-layer NBFCs, secretary of the department of commerce, international astronautical federation,  Indian Overseas Bank, Indian American Chambers of Commerce, National Pension System Divas, PFC-VoW book awards, Sports Journalist Federation of India, U-17 Girl’s Subroto Cup (football) tournament, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022

  1. The 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 was organized by the Telecom Department and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
  2. National Green Tribunal has directed the state government of Odisha to revive the Sukapaika River, a distributary of Mahanadi River, within 6 months.
  3. UNESCO has released the “Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding Traditional Indian Textile” list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India.
  4. Swachch Survekshan-Urban 2022 results have been announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  5. University Grants Commission has announced that the higher educational institutions (HEIs) across the country will now be allowed to create up to 25% supernumerary seats for foreign students and will have to adopt a transparent admission process for them.
  6. Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, has officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme.
  7. Andhra Pradesh has launched a new scheme named YSR Kalyanamasthu and YSR Tofa.
  8. Indian Air force has commissioned its MIG-21 squadron named ‘Swordarms’ based in Jammu and Kashmir.
  9. The seven defence PSUs, which were carved out from the erstwhile ordnance factory board, have projected a sales target of Rs 17000 crores for 2022-23.
  10. Small farmer agri-business Consortium and Bayer’s crop science limited have signed an MOU to form and promote 50 farmer producer organizations.
  11. Karnataka bank has opened its analytical centre of excellence in Bengaluru to progress in artificial intelligence and other emerging technology.
  12. Paytm Mall has become the first platform to go live on the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) Beta version in Bangalore.
  13. Adani green energy limited has commissioned the world’s largest wind-solar power project of 600 megawatt capacity at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
  14. OneWeb has partnered with ISRO for launching OneWeb’s 36 Gen 1 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites  aboard ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III.
  15. RBI has categorised 16 large financial entities as upper-layer NBFCs.
  16. Sunil Barthwal has been appointed as the secretary of the department of commerce.
  17. AK Anil Kumar has been appointed as the vice president of the international astronautical federation.
  18. Central Govt has appointed Ajay Kumar Srivastava as the MD and CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) for a period of three years with effect from January 1, 2023.
  19. Lalit Bhasin (lawyer) has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC).
  20. National Pension System Divas
  21. Power finance corporation (a CPSU) and Valley for Words (an NPO) have conferred the PFC-VoW book awards for Indian writings in English and Hindi.
  22. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has been conferred with the SJFI medal, the highest award given by the Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI).
  23. Jharkhand’s St. Patrick’s School has won the U-17 Girl’s Subroto Cup (football) tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.
  24. FIFA has released a three-episode series on Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri’s life and career.
  25. USA has beaten China to win FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Table of Content 

National News

  1. The 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 was organized by the Telecom Department and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
      • Theme – “New digital Universe”
      • The 5G telephony service was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 13 cities initially.
      • These include Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Jamnagar and Gurugram.
  2. National Green Tribunal has directed the state government of Odisha to revive the Sukapaika River, a distributary of Mahanadi River, within 6 months.
  3. UNESCO has released the “Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding Traditional Indian Textile” list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India.
      • Toda embroidery and Sungadi from Tamil Nadu,
      • Himroo weaves from Hyderabad and,
      • Bandha tie and dye weaving from Sambalpur in Odisha
      • Ilkal and Lambadi or Banjara embroidery from Karnataka
      • Sikalnayakanpet Kalamkari from Thanjavur
      • Kunbi weaves from Goa,
      • Mashru weaves and Patola from Gujarat, Himroo from Maharashtra
      • Garad-Koirial from West Bengal
  4. Swachch Survekshan-Urban 2022 results have been announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Swachch Survekshan-Urban 2022
  • Prerak DAUUR Samman Category Rankings –
  • Swachch Survekshan-Grameen 2022 results have been announced by the Ministry of Jal Shakti’s Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS).
Swachch Survekshan-Grameen 2022
  1. University Grants Commission has announced that the higher educational institutions (HEIs) across the country will now be allowed to create up to 25% supernumerary seats for foreign students and will have to adopt a transparent admission process for them.
  2. Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, has officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme.
      • Purpose – to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem
      • The scheme is aligned with the new phase of Amrit Kaal, i.e., Jan Anusandhaan.

State News

  1. Andhra Pradesh has launched a new scheme named YSR Kalyanamasthu and YSR Tofa.
      • Purpose– to stop child marriages and school dropouts as the minimum eligibility to enroll in the scheme is 18 years of age for girls and 21 years for boys
      • This scheme will provide financial assistance to the beneficiaries.

Defence News

  1. Indian Air force has commissioned its MIG-21 squadron named ‘Swordarms’ based in Jammu and Kashmir.
      • This squadron has been replaced by the MIG-29 squadron.
      • Currently, the Indian Air force has three mig 21 squadrons.
  2. The seven defence PSUs, which were carved out from the erstwhile ordnance factory board, have projected a sales target of Rs 17000 crores for 2022-23.
      • The seven new DPSUs are –
        • Munitions India Limited (MIL);
        • Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI);
        • Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE India);
        • Troop Comforts Limited (TCL) (Troop Comfort Items);
        • Yantra India Limited (YIL);
        • India Optel Limited (IOL) and,
        • Gliders India Limited (GIL)

Memorandum of Understanding

  1. Small farmer agri-business Consortium and Bayer’s crop science limited have signed an MOU to form and promote 50 farmer producer organizations.

Banking and Economy

  1. Karnataka bank has opened its analytical centre of excellence in Bengaluru to progress in artificial intelligence and other emerging technology.
  2. Paytm Mall has become the first platform to go live on the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) Beta version in Bangalore.
  3. Adani green energy limited has commissioned the world’s largest wind-solar power project of 600 megawatt capacity at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
  4. OneWeb has partnered with ISRO for launching OneWeb’s 36 Gen 1 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites aboard ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III.
  5. RBI has categorised 16 large financial entities as upper-layer NBFCs.
      • The 16 NBFCs in the list are
LIC Housing FinanceBajaj Finance Shriram Transport Finance Company Tata Sons
L & T Finance Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Indiabulls Housing Finance Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Shanghvi Finance Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services PNB Housing Finance Tata Capital Financial Services
Aditya Birla Finance HDB Financial Services Muthoot Finance Bajaj Housing Finance
  • As per the RBI’s framework, there are four categories of NBFCs – Base Layer (NBFC-BL), Middle Layer (NBFC-ML), Upper Layer (NBFC-UL) and Top Layer (NBFC-TL).

Appointments

  1. Sunil Barthwal has been appointed as the secretary of the department of commerce.
  2. AK Anil Kumar has been appointed as the vice president of the international astronautical federation.
      • The announcement was made during its Annual Conference International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2022 held in Paris.
      • Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading space advocacy body with 433 members in 72 countries.
      • Kumar is currently serving as the Associate Director, ISTRAC, Bengaluru.
      • Saudi Arabia’s Mishaal Aishemimry has become the first Saudi woman to be appointed as the vice president of this organisation.
  1. Central Govt has appointed Ajay Kumar Srivastava as the MD and CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) for a period of three years with effect from January 1, 2023.
  2. Lalit Bhasin (lawyer) has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC).

Important Days

  1. October 1
      • National Pension System Divas
      • Insolvency and bankruptcy board of India day (6th edition)
        • IBBI was established on October 1st, 2016.
      • International older persons day; theme-resilience of older persons in a changing world
        • 2021-30 – international decade of healthy ageing
      • International coffee day
      • World vegetarian day
        • October 1st to November 1st world vegetarian awareness month
        • November 1-world vegan day
      • National Voluntary Blood Donation Day (Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav – Sep 17 to Oct 01)

Awards

  1. Power finance corporation (a CPSU) and Valley for Words (an NPO) have conferred the PFC-VoW book awards for Indian writings in English and Hindi.
      • This is the sixth edition of this award, India’s independent literary award.
CategoryWinner
English fictionThe odd book of baby names by Anees Salim
English non-fictionTagore and Gandhi: walking alone walking together by Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Hindi fictionKhela by Neelakshi Singh
Hindi non-fiction Jeeite Ji Allahabad bye Mamta Kaliya
  1. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has been conferred with the SJFI medal, the highest award given by the Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI).

Sports

  1. Jharkhand’s St. Patrick’s School has won the U-17 Girl’s Subroto Cup (football) tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.
  2. FIFA has released a three-episode series on Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri’s life and career.
  3. USA has beaten China to win FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Australia.
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