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26th April Daily Current Affairs 2022: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of the 26th April 2022 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Here is the Daily GK Update of the 26th April 2022 covering the following news headlines: Paris Book Festival 2022, World Book Capital, World Intellectual Property Day, Romagna Grand Prix, John F. Kennedy Award.

Top 16 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 16 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. NITI Aayog released draft battery swapping policy 

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  • NITI Aayog has released a draft battery swapping policy, under which all metropolitan cities with a population above 40 lakh will be prioritized for the development of a battery swapping network under the first phase.
  • All major cities such as state capitals, UT headquarters, and cities with populations above 5 lakh will be covered under the second phase.
  • Importance has been given to the two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicle segments in growing cities. According to the draft policy, vehicles with swappable batteries will be sold without a battery, providing the benefit of lower purchase costs to potential EV owners.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015;
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi;
  • NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson: Suman Bery;
  • NITI Aayog CEO: Amitabh Kant.

State News

2. Khongjom Day was observed in Manipur at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex 

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  • Rich tributes were paid in Manipur to the valiant sons of the state who made tremendous sacrifices fighting against the British in the battle of Khongjom during the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri War to maintain Manipur’s independence.
  • Governor La Ganesan and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, as well as the general public, attended the state-level Khongjom Day ceremony at Khongjom War Memorial Complex in Khebaching, Thoubal district.
  • Every year on the 23rd of April, Manipur commemorates Manipuri warriors who battled against the British, especially Major Paona Brajabashi.
  • The Governor and Chief Minister of Manipur joined the people of Manipur in a floral homage to the heroes. At Khebaching, two minutes of silence were held, as well as a gun salute.
  • Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, speaking at the event, stated that the younger generation must remember our forebears’ sacrifices and always fight for a united nation.
  • Chief Minister also thanked the Centre for renaming Mount Harriet in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands as Mount Manipur. He explained that the decision was made in honour of Manipur fighters’ sacrifice.

Important Takeaways:

  • Chief Minister of Manipur: Biren Singh
  • Governor of Manipur: Ganeshan

3. Karnataka govt launched Social Awareness Campaign “SAANS”

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  • Health and Medical Education Minister of Karnataka, Keshava Reddy Sudhakar has launched the ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ (SAANS) Campaign.
  • SAANS is a campaign that has been launched to ensure early detection and greater awareness of pneumonia in children under the age of five. As per SRS 2018, Karnataka’s under-five mortality is at 28 per 1000 live births.
  • Pneumonia is a lung infection that is caused due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. By 2025, the state’s goal is to reduce the under-five mortality to 23 per 1,000 live. Also, to achieve the National Health Policy goals, pneumonia mortality has to be reduced to less than 3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Karnataka Capital: Bengaluru;
  • Karnataka Chief Minister: Basavaraj S Bommai;
  • Karnataka Governor: Thawar Chand Gehlot.

Agreements News

4. Prasar Bharati signed MoU with Public Broadcaster of Argentina 

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  • Prasar Bharati has signed an MoU with the Public Broadcaster of Argentina Radio Television Argentina (RTA) for collaboration in the field of broadcasting.
  • The MoU encompasses a range of fronts in Media and Broadcasting that is set to exemplify the communication and transmission networking of both nations.
  • India and Argentina share cordial relations and developmental partnerships in the areas of political, economic, scientific and technological cooperation.
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempati and the president of RTA, Rosario Lufrano, signed the agreement in the presence of the Indian Ambassador to Argentina Dinesh Bhatia.
  • The MoU will allow expanding cooperation between both media systems, with the exchange of programs, formats and cultural initiatives and share knowledge and experiences in the fields of culture, education, science, entertainment, sports and news.
  • It also opens the doors for cooperation in areas of mutual interest, such as audiovisual platforms, documentaries, animation, comedies, series, installations and incentives for TV production, among others. It also has the possibility of developing personnel exchange for training.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prasar Bharati  CEO: Shashi Shekhar Vempati (2017–);
  • Prasar Bharati  Founded: 23 November 1997, New Delhi;
  • Prasar Bharati  Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Prasar Bharati  Subsidiary: Doordarshan.

Business News

5. Elon Musk to acquire Twitter in $44 Billion 2022

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  • Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, agreed to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, ending a drama that included hostile takeover threats before handing him personal control of one of the world’s most powerful social media networks.
  • According to Twitter, the publicly traded corporation will now become a private entity owned by Musk, who negotiated a $54.20 per-share purchase price.
  • Musk secured $46.5 billion in funding last week to complete the deal, and Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, predicted earlier in the day that the board would likely approve his offer because no other buyer could be found.
  • Twitter stock was trading 5.9% higher on Wall Street.
  • Musk, who has blasted Twitter’s overzealous moderation, bought a 9% interest in the firm in April and then offered to buy the entire company altogether, citing a goal to preserve free speech.

Important Takeaways for All Competitive Exams:

  • Twitter Founder: Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Christopher Stone.
  • Twitter CEO: Parag Aggarwal

Awards News

7. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F. Kennedy Award

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  • The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, for the first time ever, awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award 2022 to five individuals. The award will be presented by Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg on May 22, 2022, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, USA. 
  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President is named for his valour to protect the Ukrainian people during the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.

These five individuals are:

  • Ukrainian President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • United States (US) Representative: Liz Cheney
  • Michigan Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson
  • Arizona Representative: Russell “Rusty” Bowers
  • Fulton County, Georgia, elections worker: Wandrea “Shaye” Moss

Sports News

8. F-1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022 won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

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  • Formula One champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Netherlands) won the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Italy. It was Verstappen’s second win this season after Saudi Arabia, which has also included two retirements, and the 22nd of his career.
  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull-Mexico) finished second and Lando Norris (McLaren-UK) finished third.

List of 2022 F1 Race Winners:

  • Bahrain Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco);
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands);
  • Australian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco).

9. Serbia Open title: Andrey Rublev defeated Novak Djokovic

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  • Andrey Rublev (Russian) has defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) to win his third title in the Serbia Open. Andrey Rublev has saved five set points in the second set to force a tie-break, but he was unable to prevent Djokovic from levelling the match.
  • Rublev has now equalled Rafael Nadal (Spain) for the most tour-level titles in 2022 He also clinched crowns in Marseille and Dubai in February 2022.

Books and Authors News

10. Naveen Patnaik released 2 books “The Magic of Mangalajodi” & “The Sikh History of East India”

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  • Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik released 2 books, a coffee table book titled “The Magic of Mangalajodi” by Avinash Khemka; and a compilation of the Sikh history of eastern India titled “Sikh History of Eastern India” by Abinash Mohapatra.
  • The coffee table book “The Magic of Mangalajodi” provides a bird’s eye view of Mangalajodi in Chilika lake through various images and descriptions. Sikh History of Eastern India is a result of the meticulous research work on Sikh history and philosophy by Abinash Mohapatra.
  • This is a compilation of 8 books authored by Abinash Mohapatra, which includes a Sikh history of Bihar, Assam, Bangladesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Important Days

11. World Intellectual Property Day 2022 observed on April 26

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  • World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on the 26th of April to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. The day recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future.
  • This year, World Intellectual Property Day 2022’s theme focuses on IP and Youth innovating for a Better Future. It is an opportunity for young people to find out how IP rights can support their goals, help transform their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs and make a positive impact on the world around them.
  • With IP rights, young people have access to some of the key tools they need to advance their ambitions.
  • The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life.”
  • April 26th was chosen as the day to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day as it coincides with the date when the convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization came into effect in 1970.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Intellectual Property Organization HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland.
  • CEO of World Intellectual Property Organization: Daren Tang.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization Founded: 14 July 1967

12. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2022: 26 April

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  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed every year on April 26 to raise awareness of the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the risks of nuclear energy in general.
  • The day not only informs us about the man-made disaster but also educates human beings about the risks of nuclear energy in general. After the 30th anniversary of the accident, on December 8, 2016, the United Nations adopted the resolution and proclaimed April 26 as the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.
  • The General Assembly in its resolution recognised that even after three decades of the 1986 disaster, the long-term consequences remained seriously persistent and the affected communities and territories continued to experience the related needs.

Obituaries News

13. Former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki Passes Away

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  • Former president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki passed away at the age of 90. He led the country from 2002 to 2013. During his rule, more than 1,100 people died in bloody ethnic battles after disputed 2007 polls, but to prevent such unrest he adopted a new constitution with reforms.
  • His rule was ruined by uncontrolled corruption and lavish spending on flagship projects which increased the country’s debt.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Kenya Capital: Nairobi;
  • Kenya Currency: Shilling;
  • Kenya President: Uhuru Kenyatta.

14. Noted Padma Shri writer Binapani Mohanty passes away

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  • Eminent writer of Odisha and Padma Shri awardee (2020), Binapani Mohanty passed away at the age of 85. She was born in Berhampur and started her teaching career as a lecturer in Economy in 1960.
  • Her many short stories have been translated into various languages (including Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi).  She had founded an organisation of Odia women writers named ‘Odisha Lekhika Sansad.’
  • Binapani Mohanty was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2020 for her contribution to Odia literature. She also was awarded the Adibadi Jagannath Das Puraskar – the highest literary award by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi, in 2019.
  • Her collection of short stories ‘Pata Dei’ has won the Sahitya Akademi award. She also received Sarala Samman from the Government of Odisha.

Miscellaneous News

15. UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2022: Guadalajara, Mexico

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  • Guadalajara, Mexico was named World Book Capital for the year 2022 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee.
  • The city, already a UNESCO Creative City since 2017, was selected for its comprehensive plan for policies around the book to trigger social change, combat violence and build a culture of peace.
  • As a UNESCO Creative City of Media, Arts Guadalajara has supported its local talents and advancing creative industries through initiatives that place media arts at the core of their programmes including in its world-famous International Book Fair.
  • Cities designated as UNESCO World Book Capital undertake to promote books and reading and to organize activities over the year. As the twenty-second city to bear the title since 2001, Guadalajara follows Tbilisi (2021) Kuala Lumpur (2020).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945;
  • UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France;
  • UNESCO Members: 193 countries;
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.

16. India’s participated as the Guest of honour at the Paris Book Festival 2022

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  • As announced in the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiPresident Emmanuel Macron Joint Statement released in 2018 during the French President’s visit to New Delhi, India has been designated as the Guest of Honour Country at the Paris Book Festival 2022, which will take place from April 21 to April 24, 2022.
  • On April 21, 2022, the Paris Book Festival was launched. On the same day, the India Pavilion at the Paris Book Festival
  • The National Institute of Design (NID) developed the India Pavilion, which comprises over 15 digital and physical exhibitions showing over 400 books published in various Indian languages, representing the work of 65 Indian publishers.

Important Takeaways:

  • Prime Minister of India: Shri Narendra Modi
  • PrimeMinister of France: Jean Castex

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