02 November 2022

DAILY UPDATE 1 : DEFENCE Tiger Triumph

Indian, US Militaries Conduct ‘Tiger Triumph’ Exercise :-

In line with the two countries’ growing strategic cooperation, the Indian and US militaries conducted a three-day joint humanitarian assistance exercise in Visakhapatnam. The first exercise, also based out of Visakhapatnam, took place over the course of nine days in November 2019 and featured more than 500 US Marines and sailors and approximately 1,200 Indian sailors, soldiers, and airmen. Tiger Triumph marked the third time in 2022 that the Indian and US militaries have worked together in Visakhapatnam.

DAILY UPDATE 2 : SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

Windergy 2023 To Be Held In Chennai In October Next Year :-

The biennial exhibition-cum-conference of the Indian wind industry, Windergy’s next edition will be held in Chennai between October 4 and 6 of next year. D V Giri, Secretary General of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA), which is the voice of the Indian wind industry and the event’s host, has stated that Tamil Nadu is the industry’s birthplace. Giri stated that the state has a strong presence in the industry’s supply chain. The meeting will take place at the Chennai Trade Center.

DAILY UPDATE 3: AWARDS

Telangana Hyderabadi Haleem Bags ‘Most Popular GI’ Award :-

In a competition against 17 food items with Geographical Indication (GI) status from across India, Hyderabadi Haleem wins the ‘Most Popular GI’ award in the food category. The winner was chosen through a voting system run by the department for the promotion of industry and internal trade (under the commerce ministry) and was awarded by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Hyderabadi Haleem was granted GI status for the first time in 2010. It established that no other city/state could produce or market Haleem as authentically as Hyderabadi Haleem. 

DAILY UPDATE 4 : APPOINTMENT

Quality Council Of India Appoints Jaxay Shah As New Chairman :-

Shri Jaxay Shah, former Chairman of CREDAI and founder Chairman of Savvy Group, has been appointed Chairman of the Quality Council of India (QCI) for a three-year term beginning October 21, 2022. The current chairman succeeds former McKinsey India Chief Shri Adil Zainulbhai, who served as QCI Chairman for three terms spanning eight years, from 2014 to 2022. Shri Shah founded the Savvy Group in 1996 and served as national chairman of CREDAI, India’s apex body of private real estate developers..

DAILY UPDATE 5 : INTERNATIONAL

FATF Blacklists Myanmar

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has requested that its members implement enhanced due diligence measures proportionate to the risk posed by Myanmar. The move comes after Myanmar was added to the list of ‘High-Risk Jurisdictions Subject to a Call for Action,’ also known as blacklist countries. Earlier in February 2020, the terror financing and anti-money laundering watchdog placed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran on its blacklist.

DAILY UPDATE 6 : SPORTS

Former Cricketer Yuvraj Singh Named Brand Ambassador Of T20 World Cup For The Blind:-

The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has named Yuvraj Singh as the brand ambassador for the third T20 World Cup for the Blind, which will be held in India. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will compete in the third T20 World Cup for the Blind. The World Cup matches commence from 6th December to 17th December 2022. The world cup is an initiative of the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, which has been organising this championship since 2012.

DAILY UPDATE 7 : SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

India’s First ‘Migration Monitoring System’ Inaugurated In Mumbai :-

India has recently received its first ‘Migration Monitoring System.’ The system is designed to provide real-time information on migrant pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children on a single platform. The system, developed by the Department of Women and Child Development, was inaugurated in Mumbai by Mangalprabhat Lodha, Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister. The first-of-its-kind system will immediately make information on seasonal migrant women and children available.

DAILY UPDATE 8 : INTERNATIONAL

Anna May Wong Became First Asian American To Feature On US Currency :-

Anna May Wong, a groundbreaking actor, recently became the first Asian American to appear on US currency. A century after landing her first leading role, the actor who broke into Hollywood during the silent film era will be featured on US currency. Anna May Wong, who was born in Los Angeles, began acting at the age of 14 and landed the lead role in “The Toll of the Sea” in 1922. She encountered racism in Hollywood while attempting to break free from stereotypical roles. Anna May Wong has appeared in over 60 films over the course of her four-decade career.

DAILY UPDATE 9 : OBITUARIES

Red Bull Formula One Owner Dietrich Mateschitz Passes Away At 78 :-

Dietrich Mateschitz, an Austrian billionaire and the co-founder of the energy drink company Red Bull as well as the founder and owner of the Red Bull Formula One racing team, has died. He was 78. With Red Bull’s growing success, Mateschitz increased his investments in sports, particularly motorsports and extreme sports, and Red Bull now owns football clubs, ice hockey teams, and F1 racing teams. Red Bull also has contracts with hundreds of athletes across a variety of sports, as well as a comprehensive driver development programme to help racers reach the top level.

DAILY UPDATE 10 : ECONOMY

India Fines Google Rs.1337 Crore For Abusing Its Dominant Position :-

Alphabet Inc’s Google was fined Rs. 1,337 crore by the country’s competition regulator for anti-competitive practises involving Android mobile devices. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google for “abusing dominant position in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem” according to a tweet from the CCI. Google said the decision to fine the company for alleged anti-competitive practices was “a major setback for Indian consumers and businesses” and that it would review the decision to determine next steps.

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