Swachh Survekshan 2022 rankings released

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1. Swachh Survekshan 2022 rankings released

Swachh Survekshan 2022 ranking has been released. This year’s edition covered 4,354 cities across India. Swachh Survekshan is a list of the cleanest cities in India released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This initiative was launched in 2016 to encourage urban sanitation. It is the world’s largest urban sanitation and hygiene survey. The cities are evaluated on the basis of 3 parameters – Service level progress (3,000 marks), Certification (2,250 marks) and Voice of the citizens (2,250 marks). It has a total of 7,500 marks. The 2022 edition listed Indore as the cleanest city (with a population of over 1 lakh). After Indore, Surat and Navi Mumbai are followed. Indore India’s first 7 star garbage free cityhas been made. Surat, Bhopal, Mysore, Visakhapatnam, Navi Mumbai and Tirupati were awarded the title of 5 star garbage free city. Among the cities with population less than 1 lakh, Panchgani in Maharashtra tops, followed by Patan in Chhattisgarh and Karhar in Maharashtra. Among the Ganga cities with a population of less than 1 lakh, Bijnor was listed as the cleanest, followed by Kannauj and Garhmukteshwar. Apart from this, Tirupati was given the Best City Award in Safai Mitra Safety. Shivamogga of Karnataka has received the Fast Mover City Award. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh was named as the top performer, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Among the states with less than 100 ULBs (Urban Local Bodies), Tripura tops the list.

2. UNCTAD releases annual report on trade and development

UNCTAD has released its annual Trade and Development Report 2022. UN report expects world economy to grow by 2.6% in 2022Is. This is 0.9 percentage points lower than last year’s projected rate. Growth is expected to slow further to 2.2% in 2023. The Russo-Ukraine war, as well as rapidly rising interest rates and fiscal tightening in advanced economies, have already turned the global recession into a global recession, according to the report. Monetary and fiscal policies of advanced economies can trigger a global recession and prolonged stagnation. This could make the situation worse than the financial crisis of 2008 and the COVID-19 induced shock of 2020. The report said that attempting to curb inflation by raising interest rates is a risky gamble and will lead to a recession. excessive monetary tightening, particularly the fall in real wages, financial unrest and inadequate support from the multilateral fora, Can cause stagnation and instability in many developing economies as well as some developed economies. According to this report, the Indian economy will grow by 5.7% in 2022 and 4.7% in 2023. In FY22, the country’s GDP grew by 8.7%. According to the 2022 report, the country’s economic activity is being affected by weak public spending and high financing costs.

3. Three scientists will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on quantum mechanics

Alain Aspect , John F. Clauser and Anton Zellinger have been declared the 2022 Nobel Prizes in Physics for their work on quanton mechanisms at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences . The Academy of Sciences has decided to reward these scientists for their experiences in establishing entangled photons, transcendence of Bullock inequalities, and important quantum information science. Alain Aspect is a physicist from France, Anton Zellinger is from Austria and John Clauser is from America.

4. US President to host US-Pacific Island Country Summit

Recently, the US President hosted the first US-Pacific Island Country Summit in Washington, DC and announced US$810 million in funding for the Pacific Islands . Pacific Island Countries are a group of 14 states that belong to the tropical region of the Pacific Ocean between Asia, Australia, and the Americas. These include the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

5. Dr. Rajendra Kumar, IAS By taking over as Director General in Employees State Insurance Corporation

Dr. Rajendra Kumar , Senior IAS Officer, Tamil Nadu Cadre (1992 Batch) took over as Director General on 04.10.2022 at Employees State Insurance Corporation Headquarters, New Delhi under Ministry of Labor & Employment , Government of India . Before taking charge as Director General in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, IAS. He has served as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

6. Sanjeev Kishor takes over as the new Director General of Ordnance (C&S)

Shri Sanjeev Kishor , a 1985 batch officer of Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS) , has taken over as Director General Ordnance (C&S) with effect from 01-10-2022 on the retirement of Shri M.K.Greg . Prior to taking over as DGO (C&S), Shri Kishor was the Additional Director General of Ordnance in the Directorate of Ordnance (Coordination & Services), Kolkata.

7. ‘Fair Moments’ competition launched by Ministry of Culture

The target of ‘ Mela Moments ‘ competition was set by the Ministry of Culture , Government of India under ‘ Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav ‘ . At the same time, the Minister of State for Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi during the Durgotsav organized in Greater Kailash, Delhi on October 3, 2022.started this competition. People participating in this competition will have to roam around the fairs organized in their vicinity and will also have to compulsorily tag the Ministry of Culture, sharing the pictures related to it on social media. This competition is basically divided into 4 categories, in which 3 people will be awarded in each category. Let us tell you that the prize money of the competition is up to ₹ 30 lakh, under which the winners will be announced every month. Thus, this competition provides an opportunity to the countrymen to get to know their culture and traditions in a better way as well as win many lucrative prizes.

8. MoU signed between Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) to promote International Year of Millets (IYOM)-2023

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED ) in New Delhi to promote Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ‘s envisioned initiative to promote coarse cereals for the celebration of International Year of Millets (IYOM)-2023 . )A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between In keeping with the “International Year of Millets (IYOM)-2023” initiative proposed by the Government of India to the United Nations, the two organizations will work together for the promotion and marketing of millets based products. IYOM-2023 Will be celebrated across the world.India is gearing up to put nutritional cereals back on the world map.These organizations will establish support, organized promotion, market and effective market linkages for maximum value creation and coarse cereal based products across the country.

9. Pullampara becomes the country’s first gram panchayat with full digital literacy

Pullampara Gram Panchayat of Kerala State has become the country’s fully digitally literate Gram Panchayat . This was officially announced by the Chief Minister of the state at a function in Mamudu near Venjaramoodu. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that along with government services, digital literacy is also necessary for the common man. For this the Government of Kerala had launched the ‘ Digi Pullampara ‘ scheme on August 15, 2021 to provide digital education to the most deprived sections of the society in Pullampara Panchayat . The scheme was run with the help of volunteers from five engineering colleges, Kudumbashree units and other self-help groups.

10. Telangana government launches ‘Aasra’ pension for the poor

The Telangana government has introduced ‘ Aasara ‘ pension as a part of the state’s welfare measures and social safety net strategy . Aasra Pension aims to secure life for all the poor. It is a welfare scheme for the aged, widows, physically challenged and beedi workers of the state to avail pension facilities. 10,000 new Aasra pension has been sanctioned under Asif Nagar Mandal Jurisdiction.

11. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) made it mandatory to register the IMEI of all handsets made in India.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made it mandatory for mobile phone manufacturers to register the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of all handsets made in India with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the Government of India. have make. The IMEI number of the mobile phone imported into India will also have to be registered on the government portal before the mobile phone is imported into the country. MEI is a unique number used to identify a device on a mobile network. It consists of 15 digits and is like a unique identification of the phone. The Department of Telecommunications and Customs work together to verify and record the IMEI numbers of handsets arriving in India.

12. RBI’s tokenization rules applicable for credit cards and debit cards

Changes have been made in the rules and regulations for online payment of debit and credit cards . The Card-on-File (CoF) tokenization norms of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came into force on 1 October 2022. RBI’s CoF token aims to improve the payment experience of cardholders.

13. Pegatron starts iPhone manufacturing in Chennai

Taiwan ‘s leading electronics company Pegatron will also manufacture Apple phones. It has established its manufacturing unit in Mahindra World City , Chennai . Thus Pegatron becomes Apple’s third vendor/partner in India to manufacture iPhones. The company will invest around Rs 1100 crore in setting up this manufacturing unit, which will create around 14,000 jobs.

14. Sergio Perez wins Singapore F1 GP 2022

Red Bull ‘s driver, Sergio Perez has won the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022 . Perez finished 7.5 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who came second. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished third. Perez’s teammate and Italian GP 2022 winner Max Verstappen finished seventh in the race. Hamilton finished ninth. Verstappen needed a win and other results to become world champion for the second time in a row.

15. Indian captain Rohit Sharma became the first Indian player to play 400 T20 matches

Indian captain Rohit Sharma made another new record on the cricket field. He has become the first Indian and ninth cricketer in the world to play 400 T20 matches . Rohit achieved this feat while stepping out for the toss for the second T20 International against South Africa at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.

16. USA beat China to win 11th FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup title

The United States defeated China (83-61) to win the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s Basketball World Cup at the Sydney Superdome, Australia . The US won its fourth consecutive title and 11th overall, and also secured a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Wilson contributed 19 points and five rebounds, while compatriot Gray had 10 points and an impressive eight assists.

17. world animal welfare day

Every year 4 October is observed as World Animal Welfare Day . This day is the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi who was a great patron of animals. This day was first organized in the year 1931 in the conference of Ecologists in Florence, Italy. The theme of World Animal Welfare Day, 2022 is ” Shared Planet ” ( A Shared Planet )) Is. The basic objective of this day is to improve animal welfare standards, to get the support of individuals, groups and organizations, to show love for animals so that their lives can be better and better, and to spread awareness in the context of animal welfare. It is to be noted that ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960’ has been implemented to promote animal protection in the country and to end cruelty to animals. The aim of this act is to prevent unnecessary punishment or tendencies towards animal abuse. The Act also provides for punishment for cruelty and cruelty to animals. Also, this act defines different types of animals and animals.

18. World Space Week: 04-10 October

World Space Week is celebrated every year from 4 to 10 October to celebrate their contribution towards science and technology and the betterment of the human condition. WSW was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 6 December 1999. This year’s theme is Space and Sustainability . According to the United Nations, this World Space Week will focus on “Achieving stability in space and achieving stability from space”.