International Day of Rural Women 2022
- October 15 is celebrated as the International Day of Rural women across the world.
- The day focuses to promote gender quality and highlight the important role played by women in rural areas.
- The theme is “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world.
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World Student’s Day 2022
- World Students’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a celebrated Aerospace scientist and former President of India.
- The day is marked to acknowledge his efforts toward students and education.
- Dr Kalam was born on October 15, 1931.
- He served as an inspiration to many students to achieve and do something remarkable.
- After his tenure as the President came to an end, he became a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong, IIM-Indore and IIM- Ahmedabad.
Abdul Latif Rashid elected as President of Iraq
The Iraqi Parliament chose Kurdish politician, Abdul Latif Rashid to lead the country. Rashid won more than 160 votes against 99 for the incumbent Saleh. Rashid, 78, is a British-educated engineer and was the Iraqi minister of water resources from 2003-2010.
PM inaugurates Indian Institute of Information Technology
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Una, Himachal Pradesh.
- Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur were present.
- PM Modi also inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express Train of India at the event.
- imachal Pradesh has been valued less on its strength and more based on the number of its parliamentary seats, and long pending demands of educational institutions.
- The education-related initiative will immensely benefit the students of Himachal Pradesh.
- Students will get more relief from the permanent building of IIIT Una.
- Prime Minister has dedicated the building to further underline the changing work culture.
- He also emphasized the need of making skill and innovation our priority to hone the skills and potential of the youth.
President inaugurates ‘PARAM KAMRUPA’ Supercomputer facility
- President of India, Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated a supercomputer facility at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and launched several other projects during her maiden visit to Assam since assuming office.
- This supercomputer facility called “Param-Kamrupa”, the facility will be able to conduct advanced research in various scientific fields.
- She also inaugurated a high-power active and passive component laboratory called SAMEER at the institute.
- Param-Kamrupa is a state-of-the-art supercomputer set up under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). With this facility, IIT Guwahati will be able to carry out research on weather and climate, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, etc.
- The SAMEER laboratory will be used design and development of high-power microwave passive and active components. This facility will provide a platform for scientists to carry out research and development activities in different areas of high-power microwave engineering.
PM Modi to Dedicate 75 Digital Banking Units to the Nation
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate 75 Digital Banking Units (DBUs) to the nation on 16th October.
- He will address the occasion via video conferencing.
- Digital Banking Units (DBUs) are being set up to increase the reach of Digital Banking.
- The DBUs will help Digital Banking to reach every corner of the country and will cover all states and Union Territory.
- 11 public sector banks, 12 private sector banks, and one small finance bank are participating in the endeavor.
- DBUs will be mortal outlets that will provide a variety of digital banking facilities to people such as opening a savings account, balance-check, print passbook, transfer of funds, investment in fixed deposits, loan applications, stop-payment instructions for cheques issued, applying for credit, etc.
- DBUs will enable customers to have cost-effective, convenient access and enhanced digital experience of banking products and services all around the year.
standard Operating Procedure for Inter-Operable Regulatory Sandbox
- Financial products or service providers whose business models fall within the remit of more than one financial sector regulator such as Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Sebi, IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India), PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority) and IFSCA (International Financial Services Centres Authority) will be considered for the testing under Inter-operable Regulatory Sandbox (IoRS).
- IoRS has been prepared by the Inter-Regulatory Technical Group (IRTG) on FinTech.
17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore in January 2023
- The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention is to be held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in January 2023.
- Government engagement is founded in the 4Cs: Care, Connect, Celebrate, and Contribute.
- The External Affairs Minister expressed confidence that the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention will be an important landmark event in the post-pandemic world.
- During the occasion, Secretary in Consular, Passport, visa, and Overseas Indian Affairs Division of the Ministry of External Affairs Ausaf Sayeed was also present on the occasion.
- The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is celebrated every year on the 9th of January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.
- It also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9th January 1951.
Global Hunger Index 2022
- India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia barring war-torn Afghanistan.
- India’s score of 29.1 places it in the ‘serious’ category.
- India also ranks below Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (81), Bangladesh (84), and Pakistan (99). Afghanistan (109) is the only country in South Asia that performs worse than India on the index.