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Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th October 2022

Published on October 26, 2022
  • National News:
    • Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. Bilateral defence cooperation between India and Russia as well as the deteriorating situation in Ukraine were the topic of conversation.
    • The Jeypore Airport in Odisha was granted a license by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to carry out commercial flight operations.
    • The Government of India restricted the use of the commonly used herbicide, glyphosate, fearing risk to human and animal health. From now on it could only be used in pest control operators (PCOs).
    • The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, announced the state’s first national project “Upper Bhadra Lift Irrigation Scheme”.
    • IIT-Madras launched the “Punch the Plastic” Campaign on World Sustainability Day 2022. It was launched to raise awareness regarding waste segregation and the judicious use of energy and water on campus.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th October 2022
  • International News:
    • The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, declared Diwali as a holiday in public schools starting in 2023.
    • The agent of famous author Salman Rushdie informed that the author lost his vision in one eye and use of one hand after he suffered an attack in New York two months attack.
    • The ongoing tribal infighting in Sudan’s Wad el Mahi resulted in the death of over 220 people.
  • Appointments:
    • Sangeeta Verma was appointed by the Government of India as the acting Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
    • Sandeep Bakshi was re-appointed as the CEO and MD of the ICICI Bank for 3 years till October 2026. Bakshi’s current tenure will end in October 2023.
    • Girish Kousgi was appointed as the new CEO and MD of PNB Housing Finance Limited. He will replace Hardayal Prasad.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year 4th Wednesday of October (26th October 2022) is observed as World Sustainability Day across the world in order to raise awareness regarding environmental conservation.
  • Awards:
    • IIT-Madras won National Intellectual Property Award for 2021 and 2022 for intellectual property innovations. The award was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Sports:
    • Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23: The Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the 2022-23 Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship held at Head Quarter MC, Vayu Sena Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
    • FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup: Columbia defeated Nigeria in a penalty shootout to enter the finals of the FIFA under 17 Women’s World Cup tournament.
  • Tata Steel Nederland Signs MoU with Ford
  • Report by Climate Transparency
  • NSO Released Employment Outlook of India
  • Trees Beyond Forests Initiative
  • Blue Flag Tag

Question:

Q.1 The “Upper Bhadra Lift Irrigation Scheme” has been recently launched in?
a. Gujarat
b. Karnataka
c. Himachal Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
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