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 Current Affairs with Static Gk 17 October 2022

Current Affairs with Static Gk 17 October 2022

1) Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated and addressed the 13th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2022 on the theme of “Education to Employability – Making It Happen”.

2) In a first, three separate Constitution Bench proceedings in the Supreme Court were simultaneously beamed live through YouTube.

➨ Statistics show that more than eight lakh viewers watched the proceedings before the three Constitution Benches.

3) Union Cabinet hiked the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief by 4 per cent effective July 1, 2022, benefiting 41.85 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners.

4) Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research and the Environment (ATREE) have initiated the restoration of the Tamirapani river, which originates from the Pothigai hills of the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

▪️Tamil Nadu :-

➨ CM – M K Stalin

➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)

➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)

5) Premier industry body Data Security Council of India (DSCI), setup by NASSCOM, promoted its senior vice president Vinayak Godse and appointed him as the new CEO.

6) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the newly-constructed Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya.

▪️Uttar Pradesh :-

Governor – Smt. Anandiben Patel

➨Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary

➨Dudhwa National Park

➨National Chambal Sanctuary

➨Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar Lake

➨Kashi Vishwanath Temple

7) Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry is organizing a Swachh Shehar Samvad and Technology Exhibition.

8) Leading stock exchange BSE has received the final approval from the capital markets regulator Sebi for introducing the Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.

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

10) Union Cabinet approved the Indian Railways’ ₹10,000 crore proposal for the redevelopment of three major stations — New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

11) The Centre Government launched an Indian Sign Language (ISL) dictionary mobile application called ‘Sign Learn’ containing 10,000 words.

➨ The app was launched by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik.

12) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched its grassroots football development (GFD) scheme in Arunachal Pradesh with an aim to tap, select and nurture football talents in the age group of 6 to 12 years.

▪️All India Football Federation:-

Founded: 23 June 1937

FIFA affiliation – 1948

AFC affiliation –  1954

President – Kalyan Chaubey

Vice-President – N. A. Haris

Headquarters – Dwarka, Delhi

13) The Tripura assembly unanimously passed a bill for establishing Dhamma Dipa International Buddhist University in Manu Bankul.

➨The university will promote study of Buddhism, science, technology, medicine, dentistry, management, law, and other professional courses.

14) Senior Congress leader and first chairperson of National Commission for Women Jayanti Patnaik passed away at the age of 90.

15) Union Cabinet led under the chairmanship of PM Modi, has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase VII) for a period of 3 months (October 2022 to December 2022).

16) World Maritime Day is observed every year on September 29 to show support for merchant shipping, which uses efficient means for moving commodities throughout the globe in a secure and environment-friendly manner.

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