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Today Current Affairs 3 September 2022

Today Current Affairs 3 September 2022 – Current Affairs for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

National

Nuakhai Festival

Nuakhai is an annual harvest festival which is celebrated a day after Ganesh Chaturthi in Odisha. the Festival of Nuakhai is celebrated to welcome the approaching new season and welcome the season’s new rice. Nuakhai consists of two words, Nua which means new, and Khai which means food. Nuakhai marks the harvest of new rice paddy. on this day, People love to wear new and traditional clothes which are made of Sambalpuri fabrics.

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Appointment

Yamuna Kumar Chaubey named as CMD of NHPC

Yamuna Kumar Chaubey has been elected as Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC for three months beginning September 1st, 2022. He has replaced Abhay Kumar Singh. at present, Chaubey is serving as Director (Technical) in NHPC & has been given additional charge of the post of CMD for a period of 3 months till a regular incumbent joins the post. Abhay Kumar Singh retired as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company with effect from August 31, 2022, upon attaining the age of superannuation.

  • Chaubey is a graduate of Civil Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur.
  • In 1985, He joined NHPC Limited as a Probationary Executive (Civil) at 540 MW Chamera Hydro-Electric Project, now Chamera-I Power Station, Himachal Pradesh.

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Rajesh Kumar Srivastava as Interim New Chairman of ONGC

Rajesh Kumar Srivastava was elected as the interim new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) and will take place of Alka Mittal, who was also an acting chief. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava will be the third interim Chief who has been appointed, as the government has not made any full-time appointment yet in 17 months.

  • Rajesh will assume the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director for a period of 4 months with effect from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2022 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further orders of the Government.

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Vasudha Gupta named as DG of News Services Division of AIR

Indian Information Service officer Vasudha Gupta has been elected as the director general of the news services division of All India Radio. Gupta served as director general in the Press Information Bureau. Vasudha Gupta has assumed charge of her new post immediately and has replaced All India Radio Director General N Venudhar Reddy who was superannuated.

  • She is a 1989-batch officer and has served in different capacities in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting during her 32-year career. 
  • Gupta received her degree in law from Chaudhary Charan Singh University and she was also awarded an M.Phil degree by the Delhi School of Economics.
  • She accomplished her PhD in Banking and Financial Support services from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.

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Awards

64th Ramon Magsaysay Award 2022

The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation (RMAF) has announced 2022’s awardees in a global announcement ceremony and it is widely regarded as the “Nobel Peace Prize of Asia,” The 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees includes Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia), Bernadette Madrid (Philippines), Tadashi Hattori (Japan) and Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia).

  • Sotheara Chhim
  • Tadashi Hattori
  • Bernadette J. Madrid
  • Gary Bencheghib

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The Markham City of Canada named a Street after Music Composer AR Rahman

Oscar-winning music icon, AR Rahman received the honour of getting Canada’s Markham city’s street named after him. Music Composer AR Rahman is one of the most loved musicians in the world. he is also known as the ‘Mozart of Madras, Rahman has delivered several hit songs and compositions so far.

  • AR Rahman began his career with Mani Ratnam‘s Roja.
  • other hits and award-winning compositions are Dil Se, Jai Ho, Ek Ho Gaye Hum Aur Tum, Rang De Basanti, and Ay Hairathe among many more.

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Banking

SBI Card launches ‘cashback SBI Card’ in India

SBI Card has launched the ‘CASHBACK SBI Card’ in India, which is the industry’s first Cashback-focused credit card that enables cardholders to earn 5 per cent cashback on all online spending without any merchant restrictions. Consumers from tier 2 and 3 cities will be able to get CASHBACK SBI Card instantly through the digital application platform ‘SBI Card SPRINT’.

  • Users can avail of four complimentary domestic airport lounge visits per year (one visit per quarter) on the card.
  • The card will also offer a 1% fuel surcharge waiver which will be valid for transaction amounts which range between Rs 500 and Rs 3,000, with a maximum surcharge waiver limit of Rs 100 per billing statement month for each credit card account.
  • The annual renewal fee of the card is Rs 999 plus applicable taxes.
  • CASHBACK SBI Card will be available on the VISA platform.

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Books

A book titled “Science Behind Surya Namaskar” by Dr Kalubhai

Minister of State for AYUSH, Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai released a book titled “Science Behind Surya Namaskar” during the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme 2022 which was held by the departments of Swasthavritta, Panchakarma, and Darvyaguna with the help of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi. the book is a collection of evidence-based research on one of the most well-known Yoga asanas at the AIIA. The book has been assembled by the All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, at AIIA.

  • The book contains a collection of evidence-based research on one of the most well-known Yoga asanas at the AIIA. 

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Important Days

World Coconut Day 2022

Every year, World Coconut Day is celebrated on September 2 across the world to emphasise and spread knowledge of the value and advantages of coconuts. Coconut also ranks among the most consumed fruits worldwide.

  • The coconut plant is one of nature’s most versatile products, with uses ranging from food and drink to cosmetic preparations and decorating.
  • It is also a member of the drupe family and is mostly found in tropical countries.
  • Coconut fruit is most popular in the Asian-Pacific region.
  • Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) celebrated the inaugural world coconut day on September 2nd, 2009 to draw attention to the value of coconuts and their influence on society.
  • The International Coconut Community chooses the World Coconut Day themes. in 2022, The World Coconut Day theme is “Growing Coconut for a Better Future and Life”.

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