26 October 2022

DAILY UPDATE 1 : BANKING

BookMyShow and RBL Bank collaborate to offer the “Play” credit card :-

RBL Bank and BookMyShow have announced a collaboration to launch a new credit card called ‘Play.’ RBL Bank previously collaborated with BookMyShow to launch the Fun Plus credit card in 2016. The ‘Play’ credit card will be available to select BookMyShow customers and will provide them with lucrative offers on transactions across movies, live entertainment offerings (online and offline), as well as binge-watching movies and TV series on BookMyShow Stream by renting or purchasing a title, while enjoying benefits with every purchase made.

DAILY UPDATE 2 : NATIONAL

GoI Approved 1st Suspension Bridge Across Krishna River :-

The central government has approved the construction of an iconic suspension bridge spanning the Krishna River between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, passing through the Nallamala forest range. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and National Highways, stated that once completed, the three-kilometer-long bridge will reduce the distance between Hyderabad and Tirupati by 80 kilometres. The hybrid structural arrangement in the bridge will give it a structural advantage and make it economical as well as aesthetically pleasing.

DAILY UPDATE 3: AGREEMENT

ICC Tie-Up With UNICEF To Promote Gender Equality :-

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has collaborated with UNICEF to empower women and girls while also promoting inclusion and gender equality through cricket. The collaboration will be put into action during the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, where all 16 nations will hold ‘Cricket 4 Good Coaching Clinics,’ with up to 40 school children participating in each. The children will be introduced to ‘Criiio 4 Good,’ a cricket development curriculum, while also learning more about gender equity and meeting their cricketing heroes.

DAILY UPDATE 4 : ECONOMY

India To Achieve USD 2 Trillion Export Target By 2030 :-

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has expressed confidence that the country will meet the USD 2 trillion export target for goods and services by 2030. The minister was speaking at the Chennai Exporters Conclave. Goyal emphasised the importance of maintaining export momentum, saying that he is confident that Indian exports will be able to weather global headwinds and will outpace growth in exports by a “significant” margin. He also stated that by 2047, the country will have a USD 30 trillion economy with a 25% share of global exports.

DAILY UPDATE 5 : ECONOMY

India’s WPI Inflation Falls To 10.7% In Sep From 12.41% In Aug :-

WPI Inflation: Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) fell to 10.70% year on year in September. “WPI Inflation in September, 2022 is primarily contributed by rise in prices of mineral oils, food articles, crude petroleum & natural gas, chemicals & chemical products, basic metals, electricity, textiles etc. as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year”, said the government release. The number has remained in double digits for the 18th month in a row, but it is important to note that it has also moderated to an 18-month low.

Read more:-India Wholesale Price Index Change

DAILY UPDATE 6 : AWARDS

Sri Lankan Author Shehan Karunatilaka Won Britain’s Booker Prize 2022 :-

Shehan Karunatilaka, a Sri Lankan author, has won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction for his second book, ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,’ about a war photographer murdered during the country’s civil war. The annual award, presented at London’s Roundhouse, is given for a work of fiction written in English and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Neil MacGregor, who chaired the judging panel, called it “an afterlife noir that dissolves the boundaries not just of different genres, but of life and death, body and spirit, east and west”.

DAILY UPDATE 7 : SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

Goa To Host 9th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo :-

From December 8 to 11, Goa will host the 9th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo. The World Ayurveda Foundation, an initiative of Vijnana Bharti, is organising the expo, which is expected to give ayurveda a transformational push to bring it into global focus. The four-day event, sponsored by the Central and State governments, as well as the Union Ministry of AYUSH, will bring together approximately 5000 Ayurveda stakeholders from around the world, including industry leaders, practitioners, traditional healers, educators, students, and drug manufacturers.

DAILY UPDATE 8 : SCHEMES AND COMMITTEES

Tamil Nadu Is The Only State To Achieve Jal Jeevan Mission Target For 2022 :-

Under the Union government’s Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide safe and adequate drinking water to all rural households, Tamil Nadu has come out on top. According to V Mayilvaganan, the state won the award in the category of states that have provided individual drinking water pipelines to fewer than 60% of households. According to a state government statement, water connections have been provided to 69 lakh households. In addition, the state ranked third among high-population states in terms of meeting rural sanitation targets.

DAILY UPDATE 9 : AGREEMENT

Indian Army Signs MoU With 11 Banks For Agniveer Salary Accounts :-

The Indian Army has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with 11 Indian banks to provide banking services to Agniveers who enrol in the Agnipath scheme. “The Indian Army has signed historic MoU with 11 Banks viz State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDFC First Bank and Bandhan Bank for providing banking facilities to Agniveers on enrollment,” the ministry said in a release.

DAILY UPDATE 10 : MISCELLANEOUS

Bandhan Bank Ropes In Sourav Ganguly As Its Brand Ambassador :-

Bandhan Bank has announced that it has roped in Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, managing director and chief executive officer, Bandhan Bank, said, “We are confident that this partnership will help us garner more attention, leading to greater awareness of the brand, and thus propelling us further in our growth story. This association is another step towards connecting strongly with consumers across the spectrum and reinforcing our ongoing mission of inclusive banking.”

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