Today Top Current Affairs 29 September 2022

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Report on Fourth Round (January-March 2022) of Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) released

Union Minister for Labour & Employment Shri Bhupender Yadav Ji released a report on the Fourth (4th) Round (January-March, 2022) of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) part of the All India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES).

  • Labour Bureau took the AQEES in order to offer quarterly estimates about the employment and related variables of establishments in both organized and unorganized segments of nine selected sectors including Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Education, Health, Accommodation& Restaurant, IT / BPO and Financial Services.
  • All India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES) contains two components – first, the “Quarterly Employment Survey (QES)” and the second “Area Frame Establishment Survey (AFES)”.

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Centre approves ₹10000-crore plan to modernise three major railway stations

The Union Cabinet has approved the Indian Railways’ proposal for the re-development of three major railway stations including New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s CSMT including a spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities at one place like spaces for retail, cafeterias, recreational facilities. There-development of three major railway stations — New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s CSMT will be around ₹10,000 crores.

  • 199 railway stations are to be redeveloped and in the first phase, those stations having a footfall of 50 lakhs and above annually will be redeveloped.
  • In the second phase, the progress of the re-development work of the station with 10 lakhs and above will be started.

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Maharashtra cabinet approves naming of Chipi airport after Barrister Nath Pai

Maharashtra Govt has announced to name the greenfield airport in Sindhudurg district after the late barrister Chipi, a freedom fighter and socialist. The Maharashtra cabinet approved the proposal to name the airport located in Vengurla, 27 km away from the Mumbai-Goa highway in the coastal Sindhudurg district, after Nath Pai.

  • 2022 is the birth centenary year of Nath Pai.
  • Pai represented the Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency from 1957 to 1967 as Praja Socialist Party leader.
  • Pai hailed from Vengurla.

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UP Government Gives Nod To Bundelkhand’s First Tiger Reserve

Uttar Pradesh cabinet gives a green signal for the development of the first tiger reserve in the Bundelkhand region in order to promote tiger conservation in the state. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. the cabinet approved notifying Ranipur Tiger Reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

  • Bundelkhand’s First Tiger Reserve will be developed across 52,989.863 hectares of land including 29,958.863 hectares of buffer area and 23,031.00 hectares of the core area.
  • Govt has also decided to establish the Ranipur Tiger Conservation Foundation along with sanctioning requisite posts.

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AGREEMENT AFFAIRS

C-DOT & IIT Delhi Sign MoU for Cooperation in Emerging Areas of Telecom

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in various areas of Telecom spanning IoT/M2M, AI/ML, Cyber Security and 5G & Beyond Technologies.

  • C-DOT has been a pioneer in a wide array of technologies in the domains of Optical, Switching, Wireless, Security, Network Management and innovative Telecom Software applications.
  • MoU between C-DOT & IIT Delhi aims to evolve a mutually productive framework for collaboration between R&D and academia to spur the design & development of wholly indigenous Telecom solutions.
  • It will be a platform for the exchange of knowledge and skill amongst students, faculty and researchers right from the stage of ideation and conceptualization.

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DEPwD, SCPwD & Amazon Internet signed a tripartite MoU to provide skill training for PwDs

Deptt. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India, Sector Skill Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPwD) and Amazon Internet Private Limited have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Dr Ambedkar International Centre.

  • The MoU aims to jointly provide skill training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  • A Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will cover envisaging mobilisation of PwDs for skill training by the DEPwD, designing job roles for the e-commerce sector by SCPwD and providing skill training and hiring of PwDs.

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ICAO Signs MoU with International Solar Alliance

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to check the growth of CO2 emissions in the sector. The MoU aims to ensure the lowering of carbon emissions and is to act as fiduciary responsible holders for the next generation, creating an environment that is sustainable for generations to come.

  • MoU between ISA and ICAO also marks the legacy of the bold initiative laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former President of France Francois Hollande in 2015 at COP 21 in Paris.
  • India will be looking for a Net Zero Carbon goal in 2070 in COP 26 and has planned to set up 175 GW of renewable energy of which 100 GW will be solar energy by 2022 and a reduction in emission intensity by 33-35% by 2030.

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AWARDS AFFAIRS

Kumar Sanu, Shailendra Singh & Anand-Milind to get Lata Mangeshkar Award

Noted playback singers Kumar Sanu and Shailendra Singh and music-composer duo Anand-Milind have been awarded the National Lata Mangeshkar Award for different years, were honoured on Wednesday (September 28th, 2022), the birth anniversary of the late legendary singer, at her birthplace Indore.

  • Shailendra Singh was honoured with the Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2019, while Anand-Milind who has composed music for over 200 films, was conferred with the honour for 2020.
  • Sanu was given the award for 2021.

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APPOINTMENT AFFAIRS

Lt General Anil Chauhan appointed new Chief of Defence Staff

The Ministry of Defense has appointed Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Chauhan will also serve as Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Military Affairs.

  • The top post of Chief of Defence Staff was vacant from 8 December 2021 after the sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat.
  • Chauhan took retirement as the General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) of Eastern Command in May 2021.
  • Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd) served for a career spanning nearly 40 years and assumed various charges such as command, staff and instrumental appointments and had extensive experience in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East India.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman named as Prime Minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom’s Prime Minister and his second son Prince Khalid as Defence Minister. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman was named as Energy Minister.

  • Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan and Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih will continue serving in their posts.

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BANKING AFFAIRS

Mastercard to launch ‘Carbon Calculator’ for Indian consumers

Global payments and technology company Mastercard will launch the Carbon Calculator feature with Indian banks for offering consumers an estimated carbon footprint for each of their purchases.

  • Carbon Calculator is a service and personalised carbon footprint tracker that can tell users the cumulative effect of carbon footprint across a variety of spending categories in a month.
  • Mastercard Carbon Calculator was developed in collaboration with Swedish fintech Doconomy.

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UCO & Yes Bank Partners with Two Russian Banks for Payments

Yes, Bank and UCO Bank partnered with two Russian banks for making Payments between India and Russia. Through this partnership, India will come closer to conducting business with Russia with the help of both of these institutions.

  • UCO Bank has partnered with Gazprom Bank and Yes Bank has also formed an arrangement with Russia’s Petersburg Social Commercial Bank (PSCB).
  • The agreement between Uco Bank and Gazprom Bank comes as the Reserve Bank of India implements a system to facilitate international payments through special Vostro accounts.

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Samsung Axis Bank Visa credit card launched

Samsung India and Axis Bank have partnered to launch a Visa-powered credit card called Samsung Axis Bank credit card, which will offer 10% cash back on every Samsung product purchased and service used. users also can claim 10% cashback on top of existing offers.

  • The cashback will be available guaranteed on both EMI and non-EMI transactions and can be benefited products such as smartwatches, tablets, laptops, refrigerators, TVs, ACs, washing, smartphones and so on.
  • The cashback will be also available on payments at Samsung service centres, extended warranties and Samsung Care+ mobile protection plan.
  • Samsung has allowed offers on all offline channels using Pine Lans and Benow payment interface, Samsung.com, Samsung Shop app, authorised service centres and even Flipkart.

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Yubi partners with SBI to enable Higher Credit Access to Priority Sector

Chennai-based Yubi, formerly CredAvenue has partnered with the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI), to help grow the bank’s co-lending portfolio. Yubi Co.Lend will be integrated with SBI to provide an end-to-end solution and enables lenders to collaborate with multiple partners with a quick one-time application programming interface (API) integration under the partnership.

  • Yubi is looking for facilitating seamless and faster credit to the priority sector and reduce the country-wide credit gap.
  • Yubi’s tech-enabled end-to-end co-lending infrastructure will help in expanding SBI’s loan portfolio across asset classes.

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DEFENCE AFFAIRS

INS Sunayna Participates in Combined Maritime Forces at Seychelles

The Indian Naval Ship Sunayna participated in the capacity-building exercise Operation Southern Readiness conducted by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at Seychelles which was held between 24th September and 27th September 2022.

  • This is the maiden participation of an Indian Navy ship in the CMF exercise.
  • A live demonstration on Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) operations was also conducted onboard HMS Montrose.
  • Indian Navy conducted a training lecture on Maritime Domain Awareness.

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BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Muthoot Finance ties up with Lulu International Exchange for gold loan repayment

Muthoot Finance UAE-based Lulu International Exchange have signed an MoU driving convenience and easing of money transfer for over 4 lakh NRIs in UAE whose relatives have availed gold loans back home.

  • The partnership will provide benefits to customers and their relatives who have availed of gold loans by providing them with a way to pay their gold loan instalments at special rates.
  • The loan instalment will be based on real-time and can be settled with a nominal fee charged for the remit service.

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Amazon India launches ‘AmazeWIT Circles’ to upskill women in technology

Amazon India launched ‘AmazeWIT Circles’, a dedicated networking virtual event in order to educate women and prepare them for careers in technology. The ‘AmazeWIT Circles’ has been designed for seasoned software development engineers.

  • AmazeWIT Circles is a unique networking and learning event for women from the technology space to connect, engage, and educate themselves.
  • It will also help women to hone their skills and address the challenges faced by working women.
  • It will include leadership sessions focusing on topics ranging from data structures, coding, algorithms, and more.

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SCIENCE & TECH AFFAIRS

JALDOOT App launched for Monitoring of Ground Water Tables

Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste launched the “JALDOOT App and JALDOOT App e-brochure” at a function in New Delhi.

  • JALDOOT app was jointly developed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • It will be used across the country to capture the water level of selected 2-3 wells in a village.
  • This Mobile app will work in both online and offline mode.
  • Users can check the water level without internet connectivity and captured data will be stored in the mobile when the mobile comes into the connectivity area.

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IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022

Every year, International Day for Universal Access to Information is observed on September 28, declared by UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The 2022 edition of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) aims to discuss e-Governance and Artificial Intelligence with a view to assuring the Right to Access Information.

  • The theme of the Global Conference on Universal Access to Information in 2022 is “Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information”.

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World Rabies Day 2022

Every year, World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28 as a tribute to Louis Pasteur – the inventor of the first effective rabies vaccine in the world. it aims to promote the fight against Rabies, raise awareness of its prevention, and celebrate the achievements the world has made against this deadly disease.

  • The theme of World Rabies Day 2022 is ‘Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths’, emphasising the connection between the environment, people, and animals.
  • The first-ever World Rabies Day campaign took place back in 2007. 

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