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Weekly factsheet for 30 October- 5 November 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from  30 October – 5 November 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the General Awareness Quiz . Links are provided in the end. 

  • International Animation Day 28 October every year.
  • National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas :October 31st : the 147th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is also known as the Iron Man of India.
  • World Savings Day 2022 : 31st of October 2022. (30th October in India)
  • Halloween Day 202231st of October 2022.
  • Hardeep Singh Puri : new book titled “DELHI UNIVERSITY: Celebrating 100 Glorious Years”
  • Spiritual leader Mata, Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) has been appointed the Chair of the country’s Civil 20 (C20)
  • Indian and US militaries“Yudh Abhyas” exercise at Auli in Uttarakhand which from just 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • Visakhapatnam will play home to the 29th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).
  • At Air Force Station Jodhpur, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the French Air and Space Force (FASF) :“Garuda VII”
  • The Kerala state tourism department has launched a ‘Women-Friendly Tourism’ project
  • The Centre has approved the setting up of the Terai Elephant Reserve (TER) at Dudhwa-Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh
  • Jakson Green to invest Rs 22,400 crore to set up green hydrogen and green ammonia project in Rajasthan.
  • A 369-foot-tall Shiva statue called “Viswas Swaroopam” that has been built in Nathdwara, Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district
  • Indian scientists developed an indigenous Overhauser Magnetometer, installed at Alibag Magnetic Observatory (MO)
  •  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Report 2022, India’s economic growth is expected to decline to 7% this year from 8.2% in 2021, 
  • The film RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli: Best international movie : Saturn Awards.
  • 7th edition of India Water Week (IWW) from 1st to 5th November: theme : “Water Security for Sustainable Development and Equity”
  • Income Tax Department: launched the HARIT Aaykar (Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax) initiative.
  •  India Chem 2022  at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with the theme “Vision 2030: Chemicals and Petrochemicals Build India
  • International Open Access Week : last full week of October
  • Disarmament week : Last week of October: 24-30 october
  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)  first time in the history of corporate India that a company has used metaverse to engage with its stakeholders
  • Samsung Electronics Co. officially appointed Lee Jae-yong as its executive chairman,
  •  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on winning the Presidential elections in Brazil.
  • The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS),  recognised the Mawmluh Cave, located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, as one of the first 100 IUGS geological heritage sites.
  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s second Rashtriya Adarsh Veda Vidyalaya (RAVV) in Puri.  also called the National Model Vedic School. Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidya Pratisthan is the first such school in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), ‘ No.1 rank in the Indian oil and gas sector for its sustainability performance in the 2022 edition of the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) rankings
  • Indian junior men’s hockey team defeated Australia to win the Sultan of Johor Cup 2022 : Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • Red Bull driver Max Verstappen : Mexican Grand Prix 2022
  • The Supreme Court on 31 October, reiterated the ban on the “two-finger test” in rape case
  • Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) using Unified Payments Interface BHIM-UPI recorded a new high, transactions rose by 7.7 per cent in October to 730 crore(7.3 Billion).
  • 1st ASEAN-India Start-up Festival (AISF) :Bogor, Indonesia.
  • China has launched the space lab module named Mengtian or “Dreaming of the Heavens”
  • Tech giant Google has acquired Alter, an artificial intelligence (AI) avatar startup
  • Ministry of Education : Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22 on school education of India.
  • The UDISE+ system of online data collection from the schools was developed by Department of School Education & Literacy in the year 2018-19 to overcome the issues related to erstwhile practice of manual data filling in paper format .
  • Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education today released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States/UTs for 2020-21
  • A total of 7 States and UTs, Viz., Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh have attained Level II (score 901-950) in 2020-21 as compared to none in 2017-18 and 4 in 2019-20. Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are the new entrants to highest achieved level of any State so far.
  • Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) which measures the general level of participation has improved in 2021-22 at primary, upper primary, and higher secondary levels of school education, as compared to 2020-21.
  • Elaben Bhatt, a noted Gandhian, leading women’s empowerment activist, and renowned founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) passed away.
  • French Navy Ship Aconit, was on a goodwill visit to Mumbai
  • Indian Army Registers ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)’ of the New Design and Camouflage Pattern Uniform
  • Permacrisis has been chosen as the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year. The word means an extended period of instability and insecurity.
  • Bank of Baroda and Visa has announced the launch of two new premium debit cards for Bank of Baroda customers – bob World Opulence –  and bob World Sapphire – a Visa Signature Debit Card.
  • French Author Rene Naba has authored a new bilingual book in both French and English titled “De la Nucléarisation de l’Asie“(Nuclearization of Asia).
  • Economist Dr Bimal Jalan :book “From dependence to Self­Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower”
  • EXIM Bank, released a research report titled “Reinvigorating India’s Economic Engagements with Southern Africa”
  • Justice Chandrachud, Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), has launched two campaigns:“Empowerment of Citizens through Legal Awareness and Outreach” , “Haq hamara bhi hai@75,” a special campaign for legal aid in prisons and childcare institutions
  • SEBI issued norms regarding the standardization of rating scales used by Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) which will be applicable from January 1, 2023.
  • United Nations(UN)’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists :2nd November
  •  report titled ‘Reinvigorating India’s Economic Engagements with Southern Africa’ released by EXIM Bank of India:Mauritius, Mozambique and Seychelles have become major buyers of Indian arms during 2017- 2021
  • Bank of India launches special fixed deposit scheme: ‘Star Super Triple Seven Fixed Deposit’.
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC launches ‘Sahyog’
  • Bank of Baroda launches special fixed deposit scheme: Name of FD scheme: ‘Baroda Tiranga Plus Deposit Scheme’.
  • IRDAI, recently announced the launch of Bima Sugam—an online marketplace that will house all companies selling life and non-life insurance on a single platform. The portal is scheduled to go live from 1 January 2023
  • Bhavishya’ is an initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
  • 106-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of Independent India, exercised his right to franchise for the 34th time for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections
  • Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sealed his return to power
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announced the appointment of Vishal Kapoor as its chief executive officer (CEO).
  • Adani New Industries Ltd. has constructed a wind turbine in Mundra in Gujarat taller than Statue of Unity
  • Top-seeded Indian Grandmaster, R Praggnanandhaa and compatriot P V Nandhidhaa won the titles in the Open and women’s sections respectively in the Asian Continental Chess championship
  • A new study revealed that India has the widest gender wealth gap (64%) as compared to other APAC countries. :2022 WTW Global Gender Wealth Equity report

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