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29th 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 29th 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 29th April March 2022 covering the following news headlines: Green Hydrogen Technology, LOGISEM VAYU – 2022, ABPMJAY- SEHAT scheme, Digital India, International Dance Day.

Top 15 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

States News

1. UP’s Agra becomes first city to have vacuum-based sewer systems 

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  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh has become the first city in the country to have vacuum-based sewer systems. These vacuums would be used in public places.
  • Agra Smart City officials told the media that the municipal corporation has linked 240 such houses near the Taj Mahal with vacuum-based sewers, where conventional sewer systems could not be used.
  • The estimated cost for the work of sewer connection is Rs 100 crore. Presently, this technology is being used in low-lying areas. The Maintenance and complete care will be done by the Netherlands company for up to five years.
  • A vacuum sewer network of 240 houses has been constructed at Rs 5 crore. All the chambers are equipped with geographic information system (GIS) based sensors, which will help pinpoint the area of the chamber and the problem.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow;
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath;
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Appointments News

2. Bruce de Broize appointed as MD & CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance 

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  • Generali Asia has appointed Bruce de Broize as MD and CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance (FGILI). He takes over from Miranjit Mukherjee who served as interim CEO since September 2021.
  • He was the Regional Head of Distribution for Generali Asia based in Hong Kong for over five years. In March, Generali has become the majority shareholder of the Indian life insurance joint venture after getting all regulatory approvals.
  • Broize has a career spanning over 34 years of life and P&C insurance experience. He has also held a range of senior leadership roles to drive strategic initiatives across Asia.
  • Prior to this, Broize was the regional head of distribution for Generali Asia based in Hong Kong where he oversaw life, health and p&c distribution for Generali’s operations across China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Future Generali India Life Insurance Founded: 2000;
  • Future Generali India Life Insurance Headquarters: Mumbai.

3. Vijay Sampla appointed NCSC chairperson for second time

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  • BJP leader and former Union minister Vijay Sampla has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) for a second time. Sampla had resigned as the NCSC chairman ahead of the Punjab elections and had contested the polls. The official order for his appointment was issued by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Sampla, a prominent Dalit politician from Punjab, began his political career in 1998 as the sarpanch of Sofipind village in Jalandhar Cantonment. He has also served in the Punjab government. He was the chairman of the Punjab Khadi Board from 2008 to 2012 and the chairman of the Punjab State Forest Development Corporation in 2014. He was then elected to the Lok Sabha from Hoshiarpur and became a Union minister in 2015.

Agreements News

4. L&T tie-up with IIT Bombay to develop Green Hydrogen Technology 

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  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to jointly pursue research and development work in the Green Hydrogen value chain.
  • Under the agreement, both the institutions would contribute to the development of the Green Hydrogen industry in India while developing technology in this field. Hydrogen when produced through the electrolysis process using renewable energy is known as Green Hydrogenwhich has no carbon footprint.
  • The Central Government in February 2022 notified the Green Hydrogen policy aimed at boosting the production of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia to help the nation become a global hub for the environmentally friendly version of the molecule.
  • For countries like India, with its ever-increasing oil and gas import bill, Green Hydrogen will help provide crucial energy security by reducing the overall dependence on imported fossil fuels. It should be noted that India has its own ambitious target of becoming net-zero by 2070. 

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Larsen & Toubro Limited Founded: 7 February 1938;
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited CEO & MD: S.N. Subrahmanyan.

Defence News

5. IAF organizes National Level Logistics Seminar ‘LOGISEM VAYU – 2022’

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  • A national seminar on Logistics Management ‘LOGISEM VAYU – 2022’ was held on 28 April 2022 at Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • The Chief of the Air Staff Vivek Ram Chaudhari inaugurated the seminar and delivered the keynote address. He emphasized the need for exploiting advancements in digital technologies, which would aid in sustaining logistics stamina in support of operations.
  • CAS also urged stakeholders in IAF to work towards achieving the broad aims of the National Logistics Policy (NLP) and Atmanirbharta goals of Govt of India.

Business News

6. Pencilton introduces contactless RuPay card in the form of keychain

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  • Pencilton, a teen-focused fintech startup, has launched PencilKey, a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) compliant RuPay contactless keychain, in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Transcorp.
  • Users can activate and manage their PencilKey through the Pencilton app which is also used to load money, check spends, block/unblock the account, set limits, etc.
  • PencilKey is linked to the PencilCard which is an all-in-one prepaid card, metro card, and bus card. PencilKey is equipped with the benefits of NCMC which works at the Delhi Airport Metro line and Goa’s buses currently.
  • It is also scheduled to be accepted for metro travel in Pune, Chennai & Mumbai as well as in BEST buses in Mumbai. According to Pencilton, the virtual PencilCard comes for free.
  • Users can buy their PencilKey for ₹150 and PencilCard for ₹100, but as part of the company’s launch offer, users can also buy a PencilKit (combo) which includes both PencilCard and PencilKey for ₹200.

Awards News

7. India Pharma and India Medical Devices Awards 2022

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  • The India Pharma Awards 2022, and India Medical Device Awards 2022 were handed over by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers Bhagwanth Khuba.
  • The awards were handed over during the seventh edition of India Pharma and Indian Medical Device 2022 which was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Pharmaceuticals.

The awards were given to various industry players in the field of medical and pharmaceutical devices.

Category Winners
Indian Pharma Leader of the Year Cipla Ltd.
India Pharma Innovation of the Year Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Indian Pharma (Formulation) Micro Labs Ltd.
Indian Pharma CSR of the year Zydus Lifesciences Ltd
India Medical Device Leader of the Year Poly Medicure Ltd.
India Medical Device Company of the Year Trivitron Healthcare Pvt Ltd.
India Medical Device MSME of the Year Nice Neotech Medical Systems Pvt Ltd.
Indian Medical Device Start-up of the Year Vanguard Diagnostics Pvt Ltd.
Indian Medical Device Innovation of the Year Meril Lifesciences Pvt Ltd.

Summits and Conferences News

8. Estonia hosts the world’s largest cyber exercise

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  • The Tallinn, Estonia NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, abbreviated as CCDCOE, is organising the Locked Shields 2022, the largest and most complex annual international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world.
  • This year’s exercise has particular importance as it takes place amid the rising threat of cyber-attacks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Cyber experts practise the protection of national civilian and military IT systems and critical infrastructure in a large-scale cyber-attack. It is conducted under conditions of intense pressure, with teams countering a series of sophisticated cyberattacks.
  • The exercise provides an opportunity to practice cooperation in a crisis situation between both civilian and military units, as well as public and private sectors, as in the event of a large-scale cyber-attack these tactical and strategic decision-makers must work together.
  • The exercise is organised by the CCDCOE in cooperation with NATO, Siemens, Microsoft, Tallinn University of Technology and other partners.
  • The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub that supports the alliance’s member nations and the alliance itself with cyber defence expertise.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Estonia Capital: Tallinn; Currency: Euro.

Schemes and Committees News

9. ABPMJAY- SEHAT scheme: Samba becomes 1st district to cover 100% households


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  • In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Samba district of the Jammu division has become the first district in India to cover 100% of households under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (ABPMJAY)- SEHAT scheme.
  • The district achieved this milestone after the conclusion of a special registration drive organized by the State Health Agency (SHA) from April 11 to April 21 in all BDO offices across the district which was aimed to cover all families under the ABPMJAY SEHAT scheme in the district.
  • The ABPMJAY SEHAT scheme is the world’s largest health insurance scheme fully financed by Government and the people with Ayushman Bharat Golden Card get free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh in all government and empanelled private hospitals across India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • J&K Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha;
  • J&K Formation (Union territory): 31 October 2019.

Science and Technology News

10. Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) program

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  • The launch of the Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) program was announced on 27th April 2022 by the government of India with the aim of creating Microprocessors for the country’s and the world’s future and to achieve industry-grade commercial silicon and design for the next generation of microprocessors by the month of December 2023.
  • RISC-V is an open and free ISA that will enable a new era of processor innovation through collaboration.
  • This initiative is in line with the government’s ambition toward Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Books and Authors News

11. A new book titled “Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings in the BCCI” by Vinod Rai

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  • Padma Bhushan Vinod Rai, former(11th) Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) India, has authored a new book titled “Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings in the BCCI”.
  • The book features his 33-month stint as the Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The book is published by Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2016 for civil service. He was appointed as the first Chairman of the Banks Board Bureau(BBB) in 2016.

12. Devendra Fadnavis Releases the book on Amit Shah “Amit Shah Ani Bhajapachi Vatchal”

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  • Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister(CM) of Maharashtra, released a Marathi book on Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs, titled “Amit Shah Ani Bhajapachi Vatchal”, a Marathi version of the book “Amit Shah and The March of BJP”.
  • The book is published by Bloomsbury India. The book was originally written by Dr Anirban Ganguly and Shiwanand Dwivedi and it has been translated into Marathi by Dr Jyostna Kolhatkar. The book documents the life and political journey of Amit Shah and details his contribution to BJP in making it the world’s biggest political organisation.

Important Days

13. International Dance Day observed on 29th April 2022

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  • The International Dance Day is observed globally on 29 April every year. The day celebrates the value and importance of the dance and encourages participation and education in this art form through events and festivals.
  •   This day is also celebrated to promote the multiple benefits of dancing, to recognize dance as a stress reliever, expressing oneself, a way of celebrating happiness, and an activity that brings people together.
  • In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th of April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language – dance.

Miscellaneous News

14. IndiGo becomes first airline to use indigenous navigation system GAGAN

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  • IndiGo becomes the first airline in Asia to land its aircraft using the indigenous navigation system GAGAN. This is a huge leap for Indian Civil Aviation and a firm step towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, as India becomes the third country in the world to have their own SBAS system after the USA and Japan.
  • The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan on Wednesday (April 27) morning, using GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN), which has been jointly developed by the Centre-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • IndiGo CEO: Rono Dutta (24 Jan 2019–);
  • IndiGo  Founded: 2006;
  • IndiGo  Headquarters: Gurugram.

15. Deepika Padukone On Cannes Film Festival jury

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  • Deepika Padukone will grace the Cannes Film Festival as a member of the jury, this year. The actress-producer has attended the prestigious film festival several times in the past, in the capacity of an ambassador of the beauty brand L’Oreal.
  • The jury for the 75th edition of the film festival is headed by French actor Vincent Lindon, who won Best Actor at Cannes in 2015. With her induction into the Cannes jury, Deepika Padukone has become a part of a select group of Indian stalwarts who served in the same role in the past, including Sharmila Tagore, Nandita Das, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Vidya Balan.

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