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Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd October 2022

Published on October 22, 2022
  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann announced the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) or the Defined Benefit Pension System (DBPS) in the state.
  • In order to promote a greener and quieter Diwali, the Delhi government launched the ‘Diye Jalao, Patake Nahin’ (light up lamps, not firecrackers) campaign at Central Park in New Delhi.
  • Chinese-American Hollywood actress Anna May Wong became the first Asian-American to feature in US currency.
  • Appointments:
    • Jaxay Shah was appointed as the Chairperson of the Quality Council of India (QCI) for 3 years by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd October 2022
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • National Digital Transformation Awards 2022: Karnataka Bank won the National Digital Transformation Awards, “DX 2022 Awards”, for best practices in digital transformation under the BFSI segment. It is an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
    • Telangana’s Hyderabadi Haleem won the “Most Popular GI” award after beating 15 food items that included Rasgulla, Bikaneri Bhujiya, Ratlami Sev, etc.
    • PMAY-U Awards 2021:
      1. Best Performing State- Uttar Pradesh
      2. Best Performing UT- Jammu & Kashmir
    • Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2022 was conferred to the people of Ukraine.
  • Military Exercise:
    • The 3rd edition of the joint military exercise between India and the US, Tiger Triumph, was conducted in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year 22 October is observed as International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) or International Stammering Awareness Day around the world. It is an initiative of the International Stuttering Association (ISA). The theme for ISAD is “Being seen, being heard: Representation and normalization of stuttering in the mainstream”.
  • Sports:
    • The 5th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held across 8 cities in Madhya Pradesh from 31st January to 11th February 2023. More than 8,500 athletes are expected to participate in this event.
  • Nuclear Capable Agni Prime Missile
  • Mission LiFE Movement
  • Asia’s Largest CBG Plant

Question:

Q.1 Who is appointed as the Chairperson of the Quality Council of India (QCI)?
a. David Cameroon
b. Jaxay Shah
c. George Canning
d. Liz Truss
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