Today Top Current Affairs 26 October 2022

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National Current Affairs

PM Modi Launches the 1st Phase of “Rozgar Mela” to Provide Jobs to 10 lakh Youths in Central Government

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched the first phase of “Rozgar Mela”, a recruitment drive for 10 lakh central government jobs through video conferencing in 50 centers across the country. during the event, Appointment letters were presented to more than 75,000 newly appointed persons.

  • “Rozgar Mela” is an important step towards fulfilling the Prime Minister’s continued commitment to provide employment opportunities to the youth and ensure the welfare of the citizens.
  • Ministries and Departments will fill existing vacancies against sanctioned posts in mission mode.

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Appointment Current Affairs

ICICI Bank Reappoints Sandeep Bakshi as MD & CEO for 3 years

ICICI Bank’s board of directors has reappointed Sandeep Bakshi as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) for a period of three years. The tenure of Sandeep Bakshi was till October 3, 2023. The reappointment period will be from October 4, 2023, to October 3, 2026.

  • He was elected as the bank’s MD and CEO on October 15, 2018.
  • He served as Wholetime Director and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the bank, prior to his appointment as MD and CEO.
  • Bakhshi handled various assignments across the group in ICICI Limited, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, ICICI Bank and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.

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Hardayal Prasad resigns as MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance

PNB Housing Finance (PNBHF) announced that Hardayal Prasad has resigned as managing director and chief executive officer of the company citing personal reasons. He will be replaced by Girish Kosugi, who has been the managing director and chief executive officer of Can Fin Homes.

  • The Board of PNB Housing Finance on 20 October 2022 has approved the resignation of Hardayal Prasad as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 20 October 2022 and approved the appointment of Girish Kousgi as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 21 October 2022.

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Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind

The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has appointed former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as their brand ambassador for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind. the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind will be held in India from December 6 to 17th, 2022. Ajay Kumar Reddy B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will lead the Indian team while Venkateswara Rao Dunna – B2 (Andhra Pradesh) will be the vice-captain.

  • The opening match will be played between defending champions India and Nepal on December 6th, 2022 in Faridabad.

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Agreement Current Affairs

Novartis signs world’s first licensing deal for high-priced cancer drug

Novartis AG agreed to allow generic drugmakers in 7 middle-income nations to produce a leukemia treatment as part of a public health initiative, the first time a voluntary license has been granted for a patented cancer drug.

  • The oral drug called nilotinib is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • The Medicines Patent Pool aims to boost access to medicine for people.

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Sports Current Affairs

Max Verstappen wins action-packed US Grand Prix 2022

Belgium’s Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing has become the winner of the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022. US Grand Prix 2022 was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States (US). also, he has equaled Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a Formula 1 season.

He defeated the UK’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes who ranked in 2nd place in the race. Leclerc salvaged a podium finish for Ferrari.

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Books Current Affairs

Akshay Shah & Stephen Alter compiled and edited a new book “The Corbett Papers”

Akshay Shah and Stephen Alter have compiled and edited a new book titled “The Corbett Papers: Biographical, Legal, & Contextual Material on the Life & Career of Jim Corbett of Kumaon” which is about Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist­hunter, has penned down a series of bestsellers about his experiences with wildlife in the jungles of North India.

  • The Corbett Papers Book also covers the unpublished reminiscences of Corbett by his sister Maggie and rare extracts from a forgotten work.
  • “The Corbett Papers: Biographical, Legal, & Contextual Material on the Life & Career of Jim Corbett of Kumaon” is published by Black Kite Publishing.

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Obituary Current Affairs

Red Bull Formula One owner Dietrich Mateschitz passes away at 78

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of energy drink company Red Bull and founder and owner of the Red Bull Formula One racing team, has passed away at the age of 78. The Red Bull Racing team got successful in Formula 1, winning the constructors’ championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

  • Mateschitz was born on 20 May 1944, in Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria, Nazi Germany (now in Austria).
  • Mateschitz became the co-founder of the Wings for Life foundation which supports spinal cord research together with Heinz Kinigadner.
  • Along with it, He also began the World Stunt Awards, an annual fundraiser to benefit his Taurus Foundation, which helps injured stunt professionals.

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Bengali film director Pinaki Chaudhuri dies at 82 following illness

National award recipient director of Bengali films, Pinaki Chaudhuri, died at the age of 82 at his Kolkata residence following a protracted illness. He was suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

  • Chaudhuri varied interests in arts and music and made his foray into the world of films in 1983 when he directed Chena Achena’ (Known and Unknown) starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Amol Palekar, Tanuja, Chhaya Devi among others.
  • He received two national awards for Shanghaath’ (Conflict) in 1996 and for Ballygunge Court’ in 2007.
  • Kakababu Here Gelen?’ (Kakababu defeated?), Ek Tukro Chand’ (A slice of the moon) and Arohan’ (Ascension) are his notable films.

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State Current Affairs

Upper Bhadra scheme to be Karnataka’s first national project

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that the Upper Bhadra scheme will be Karnataka’s first national project. Under the scheme, the languishing of the acquisition of 1.7 acres for the Upper Bhadra scheme for the last two years.

  • Rail connectivity to Chitradurga via Tumkur, Davangere will be begun.
  • The tumkur-Davangere railway line has been reviewed and directions will acquire land for the project. 

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Kerala govt launches mobile app to prevent cyber crimes against children

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched a mobile application called ‘Kunjapp‘ to prevent cyber crimes against children in the state. He also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.

  • CWC and JJB members will ensure the safety and security of the children.
  • They will also take a decision on the safety and rehabilitation of children living under difficult circumstances.
  • People can submit reports about Child exploitation on Kunjapp App.

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Important Days

Global Media and Information Literacy Week: 24-31 October

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2022 is being observed between October 24 and October 31. The Global MIL Week 2022 focuses on trust and solidarity as it links to people, media, digital platforms, governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

  • The day also marks some promising actions in connection with media and information literacy in the last year and how media and information literacy helps with nurturing trust and countering mistrust.
  • The 11th Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be hosted by Nigeria and will be held in Abuja

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World Egg Day 2022

Every year, World Egg Day is celebrated on the Second (2nd) Friday of October month across the world since 1996 to promote awareness about the great nutritional worth of eggs.

  • The main purpose of this is to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.
  • It also focuses on the global issue of malnutrition, and how the consumption of eggs could prove to be a solution to the issue.
  • In 2022, World Egg Day was observed on October 14th.
  • Every year, the International Egg Commission chooses a theme for World Egg Day and The theme for World Egg Day 2022 is “Egg for a Better Life”.

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61st Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising day 2022

Every year, ITBP raising day is celebrated on 24 October in India to mark the dedication of the ITBP to defending the borders of the nation. in 2022, the 61st Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising day was observed.

  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force was established on 24 October 1962.
  • The day recognizes the services and achievements of the ITBP and honors those brave hearts who have laid down their lives for the nation.

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World Polio Day 2022

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on 24th October across the globe to raise awareness about the polio vaccination and eradication of polio from every corner of the world.

  • The day also commemorates the progress made by the world toward polio eradication.
  • It aims to raise awareness of the importance of polio vaccination to protect every child from this devastating disease and to celebrate the many parents, professionals, and volunteers whose contributions make polio eradication achievable.
  • The theme of World Polio Day is “World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children”.

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World Development Information Day 2022

World Development Information Day is observed on October 24th annually to create awareness of the problems surrounding development in different nations and how to overcome them. The main purpose of this day is to improve the dissemination of information and mobilize public opinion, especially among young people.

  • It also focuses on the development problems
  • it also marks the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them for overall growth and development.
  • The day also marks United Nations Day, which was formed on October 24, 1945.

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Ayurveda Day 2022

Every year, Ayurveda Day is observed on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti since 2016. Dhanvantari is the Hindu god of medicine. In 2022, India celebrated the 7th National Ayurveda Day on 23rd October.

  • The main objective of this day is to create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society. 
  • It also Focuses on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles.

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International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The tenth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) will be observed from 23-29 October 2022. International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week aims to draw attention to the health impacts of lead exposure, highlight efforts by countries and partners to prevent childhood lead exposure, and accelerate efforts to phase out the use of lead in paint.

  • The focus of this year’s week “Say no to lead poisoning” recognizes the additional urgency of action needed to eliminate all sources of lead exposure.

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United Nations Day 2022

Every year, The United Nations (UN) Day is observed on October 24th in order to highlight the official establishment of the United Nations in 1945. In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations came into force.

  • United Nations (UN) aims to develop friendly relations among countries, and roles to achieve international cooperation and be a center of coordination for nations.
  • In 2021, the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter will be celebrated.
  • In 1945, The UN came into existence on October 24, by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. in 1942, was the first time when was first used in the Declaration of the United Nations.

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