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Here we are covering the month of OCTOBER CURRENT AFFAIRS-2022


Which institution unveiled a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India?


UNESCO released a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India named ‘Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding Traditional Indian Textile’.
It describes the processes behind their making, mentions the causes for their declining popularity and provides strategies for their preservation. Toda embroidery and Sungadi from Tamil Nadu, Himroo weaves from Hyderabad and Bandha tie and dye weaving from Odisha are some of the crafts included.

Pangasius Icaria, which was recently discovered in the Cauvery River, belongs to which species?


A new edible catfish species has been discovered in the river Cauvery near Mettur Dam named Pangasius icaria ( P. icaria).
As per Indian Council of Agricultural Research, which discovered the species, it belongs to the Pangasius genus. For nearly two centuries Pangasius is represented by one species in India as well as South Asia and is called Pangasius Pangasius.

‘Carbon Calculator feature’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which company?


Global payments and technology company Mastercard is set to roll out the Carbon Calculator feature to Indian banks.
The personalized carbon footprint tracker can inform consumers of the cumulative effect of carbon footprint across the monthly spending categories. Mastercard Carbon Calculator, developed in collaboration with Swedish fintech Doconomy, is used in over 25 countries at present.

Which city has been named the first in the ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’?


In the category of best performing states in ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’, Indore was declared the cleanest city for sixth time in a row. It is followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai.
In the state category, Madhya Pradesh secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) based on various cleanliness and sanitation parameters.

Luhansk and Donetsk, which were seen in the news, were areas located in which country?


Russia’s Vladimir Putin will annex four more areas of Ukraine to Russia after referendums were held in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, and in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson in the south.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea was undertaken in 2014. The US has announced that it will impose sanctions on Russia because of the staged referendums.

Who has been appointed as the CEO of MyGov, Ministry of Electronics and IT?

Akash Tripathi I.A.S

Akash Tripathi, a 1998 batch IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
Senior bureaucrat Ajay Bhadoo has been appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner. As many as 35 civil servants from different services have been appointed as joint secretaries in various union government departments.

Which state celebrates the ‘Bhed Mata Mela’ Fair annually?


Rabaris are part of a nomad community who follow the rain in search of pasture for cattle, traveling from Gujarat to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
The annual Bhed Mata Mela, the camel fair is celebrated in villages where the nomad communities reside near Bhuj in Kutch, Gujarat. ‘Bhed Mata’ is the goddess of the community.

What is India’s GDP growth projection for 2022-23, as per UNCTAD Annual Trade and Development Report?

5.7 %

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates India’s economy to grow 5.7% in 2022 and 4.7% in 2023.
In its annual Trade and Development Report 2022, it said that the world economy is expected to grow 2.6% in 2022. As per the report, the world is headed towards a global recession and stagnation unless we quickly change the current policy course of monetary and fiscal tightening in advanced economies.

Shivalik Elephant Reserve is located in which state/UT?


Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the repeal of the decision to denotify the Shivalik Elephant Reserve.
Two years ago, the state decided to chop around 10,000 trees in the Shivalik Elephant Reserve reserve to ‘expand’ the airport in Dehradun. The decision was taken for the larger good of the state’s flora and fauna.

The ‘Wildlife Week’ is being celebrated in which month?


The Wildlife Week is being celebrated across the country from October 2 to October 8. It aims to bring awareness among the citizens to preserve wildlife.
Every year on October 4th, National Wildlife Day honors animal rights and welfare all across the world.

Which state launched the ‘Satya Nishtha’ application for the state police?

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Satya Nishtha’ application for the state police.
The application will help police prepare a database of criminals and study various offences that take place under different police stations in the district. It is a database of information on migrant labourers, foreigners and suspicious persons.

Kuno National Park, where Cheetahs were introduced, is located in which state?

Madhya Pradesh

The Centre has constituted a 9-member Task Force to monitor Cheetah introduction in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh and other designated areas.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) would facilitate the working of the Cheetah Task Force. It will be in force for a period of two years and will monitor the health status of the Cheetah, quarantine and soft release enclosure, protection status of the area, and adaptation of Cheetahs to the habitat of Kuno National Park.

Which country’s astronaut was launched from the U.S. for the first time in 20 years, in a SpaceX rocket?


A Russian cosmonaut was launched from the U.S. for the first time in 20 years, in a SpaceX rocket.
The Russian cosmonaut rocketed to the International Space Station alongside NASA and Japanese astronauts despite tensions over the war in Ukraine.

Who regulates the Credit information companies (CICs) in India?


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) grants certificate of registration to the Credit information companies (CICs) in India.
Recently, the RBI in its ‘Statement of Developmental and Regulatory Policies’, has called for which type of companies to appoint an internal ombudsman by April 1, 2023. This step aims to strengthen and improve the efficiency of the internal grievance redressal mechanisms.

Who is the recipient of the’ SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for 2022 ‘?

Yunqing Tang

The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for 2022 will be awarded to Yunqing Tang, Assistant Professor with the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
As per the prize committee, the awardee’s works display a remarkable combination of sophisticated techniques. The USD 10,000 -award was instituted by the Shanmugha Arts, Science, and Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in 2005. It is presented annually to individuals aged 32 and below, who contribute in the field of mathematics, influenced by Srinivasa Ramanjuan.

After the proposed sale of a stake in IDBI Bank, what would be the combined shareholding of LIC and the Government?


The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) invited bids for selling the stakes in IDBI Bank to facilitate its privatization.
The potential investor should have a minimum net worth of Rs 22,500 crore and must report a net profit in three out of the past five years. The government and LIC hold a 94.72 percent stake in IDBI Bank. After the sale, the combined shareholding of LIC and the Government will come down to 34 percent.

As of 2022, what is the estimated insurance penetration in India?


Insurance penetration is measured as the percentage of insurance premiums to GDP. In India, the insurance penetration is estimated at a little over 3 percent.
HDFC Life, one of the country’s leading Insurance Companies, has recently launched the ‘Insure India’ campaign. The campaign aims to educate Indians on the benefits of life insurance as a product category

Which public sector unit has partnered with GE Gas Power to demonstrate hydrogen co-firing blended with natural gas?


NTPC and GE Gas Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for feasibility to demonstrate hydrogen co-firing blended with natural gas.
The demonstration will be undertaken in GE’s 9E gas turbines installed at NTPC’s Kawas combined-cycle gas power plant in Gujarat. The two companies will jointly explore the pathways to reduce CO2 emissions from Kawas gas power plant.

India launched a new task force under the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) with which country?


The US and India have launched a new task force under the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)
The task force will focus on the accelerated deployment of energy storage technologies. The Energy Storage Task Force to facilitate ongoing dialogue among government officials, industry representatives. US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is funding a study to evaluate viability of a hybrid solar and wind power plant with integrated battery energy storage in Gujarat.

Mahakal Lok Project, which was inaugurated recently, is located in which state/UT?

Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the nation at Shri Mahakal Lok in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
The total cost of the entire project is around ₹850 crore. The Mahakal Path contains 108 stambhs (pillars) which depict Anand Tandav Swaroop (Dance form) of Lord Shiva.

What is the theme of the ‘World Post Day 2022’?

Post for Planet

World Post Day is celebrated every year on October 9 across the globe to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in daily life.
This year’s theme for the day is ‘Post for Planet’. It is also the anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland, in 1874. With more than 1.5 lakh post offices, India Post is the largest postal network in the world.

What amount of grant has been approved to oil PSUs to cover losses in Domestic LPG?

Rs 22000 crore

The Cabinet has approved 22,000 crore rupees as one time grant to Public Sector Undertakings, Oil Marketing Companies for losses in Domestic LPG.
Since the prices of LPG have risen globally up to 300 percent, this grant will hold the companied to ensure unhindered domestic LPG supplies. The compensation will be given to the three companies – Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.

When was ‘Section 66A of the Information Technology Act’ struck down?


The Supreme Court had struck down Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act, 2000 in the year 2015.
Recently, the apex court directed that no person should be prosecuted under Section 66A of the IT Act. Section 66A gave power to the government to arrest and imprison an individual for ‘offensive and menacing’ online posts.






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