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Top 18 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 18 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. First India-Nepal Bharat Gaurav tourist train flagged off

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  • First Bharat Gaurav tourist train connecting places associated with the Ramayana Circuit in India and Nepal was flagged off from the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.
  • The Bharat Gaurav train carrying 500 tourists from India will arrive at the Janakpur Dham railway station in Nepal.
  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) 18-day Shri Ramayana Yatra special tourist train will take pilgrims to sacred places associated with the life of Lord Ram.
  • Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw along with Minister of Tourism and Culture G. Kishan Reddy flagged off the train.

2. Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates Mango Festival in Belgium 

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  • Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated a “Mango Festival” in Brussels, Belgium to raise awareness among Europeans and establish a market for Indian mangoes in Europe.
  • India is a big supplier of mangoes to the rest of the globe, but most of the mangoes end up in the Middle East rather than Europe.
  • During the event, mangoes like Banganapalli from Andhra Pradesh, Malihabad Dasheri from Uttar Pradesh, Amrapali from Odisha, Lakshman Bhog, Himsagar, Jardalu mango, Langra mangoes, as well as 12 GI-tagged items were on exhibit.

States News

3. Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launches 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ 

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  • In Gujarat, the Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has launched the 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’, the drive to enrol students in primary schools in the state.
  • The three-day enrollment drive begins from Memadpur primary school in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district.
  • According to official sources, the state officials including IAS and IPS officers and Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly will visit different schools of the state and enrol children in Class I.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Gujarat Capital: Gandhinagar;
  • Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat;
  • Gujarat Chief minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel.

Appointments News

4. Senior IPS officer Dinkar Gupta is appointed Director General, NIA 

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  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
  • The 1987 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Punjab cadre was removed as the State DGP and posted to the Police Housing Corporation after Charanjit Singh Channi replaced Captain (retd.) Amarinder Singh as Punjab’s Chief Minister in 2021.
  • According to the order, Gupta will hold the post of NIA chief till March 31, 2024, that is the date of his retirement or till further orders, whichever comes earlier.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NIA Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NIA Founder: Radha Vinod Raju;
  • NIA Founded: 31 December 2008.

Agreements News

5. YES BANK and RuPay entered into a strategic cooperation with CARD91 

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  • The National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) flagship product, RuPay, and CARD91, a worldwide payment infrastructure powering B2B payments, have established a strategic agreement (NPCI).
  • Through this collaboration, CARD91 will develop a card management system that will enable businesses to introduce a range of co-branded card products and to keep track of a real-time dashboard to produce insights. As a result, CARD91 will be able to increase its market share in the Indian payments industry.
  • Through its collaboration with YES BANK and RuPay, CARD91 will be able to offer a variety of card management and security tools to businesses of all sizes and in a variety of industries.

Important Takeaway for All Competitive Exams:

  • Yes Bank Founder: Rana Kapoor
  • Yes Bank Chairman: Sunil Mehta
  • Yes Bank MD and CEO: Prashant Kumar

Banking News

6. RBI delays implementation of provisions for issuing credit and debit cards 

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the deadline for implementing a number of the master directives it issued on the issuance of debit cards and credit cards. by three months, from July 1, 2022 to October 1, 2022.
  • The following Master Direction provisions will now go into effect on October 1, 2022 the central bank announced in a circular. This decision was made after taking into account various comments from industry stakeholders.

Important Takeaway for All Competitive Exams:

  • RBI Governor: Shaktikanta Das.
  • RBI Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

7. Government department will work with SBI, to establish an integrated pension platform 

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  • In order to improve the quality of life for seniors, the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoPPW) of the Centre will work together to develop an integrated pension platform.
  • SBI field employees were given sessions on pension policy reforms and digitization relating the disbursement of pensions to central government pensioners at a two-day banker’s awareness event in Udaipur, Rajasthan. 
  • To cover the entire nation, four such awareness campaigns would be carried out in partnership with the State Bank of India.
  • According to a statement from the ministry of personnel, public complaints, and pensions, special sessions on income tax issues pertaining to pensioners were organized, and they were also informed about the digital methods of presenting annual life certificates.

Important Takeaway for All Competitive Exams:

  • SBI Chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara
  • SBI MD: Alok Kumar Choudhary

Summits and Conferences News

8. Jammu and Kashmir to host G-20 meetings in 2023 

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  • Jammu and Kashmir will host the 2023 meetings of the G20, an influential group of the world’s major economies. J&K government has set up a five-member high-level committee for overall coordination of G20 meetings to be held in the Union Territory.

    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal was appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 in September 2021. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, India will hold the G-20 presidency from December 1, 2022, and convene the first G20 leaders’ summit in 2023.
  • India’s representation at G20 summits has been led by Prime Minister Modi since 2014. The G20 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

9. ‘Vivatech 2020’ Conference: India recognized as ‘country of the year’

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  • Europe’s biggest startup conference, “Vivatech 2020” has recognized India as the “country of the year.” It is a tremendous honour for India to be named “country of the year” in Vivatech 2020.
  • This is due to the contribution of the Indian startups to the world. This is the recognition of Indian startups.
  • Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated the India pavilion at the technology exhibition Vivatech 2020, held in Paris, France. Around 65 start-ups from India are participating in Vivatech 2022 with government support.

10. 14th BRICS Summit: Members of BRICS take a similar stance on world economy 

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a virtual summit of the five-nation grouping sponsored by China that the consequences of the Covid epidemic on the global economy are still apparent and that cooperation among the BRICS countries can be a beneficial part of its recovery.
  • The BRICS member nations, according to the prime minister, share a similar approach to managing the world economy.
  • Presidents Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa were present as Modi delivered the statements.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • President of China: Xi Jinping;
  • President of Russia: Vladimir Putin;
  • President of Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro;
  • President of South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa.

11. Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates the National Conference On Millets

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  • Union Minister of State for M/o Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel has inaugurated the National Conference on Millets.
  • The theme of the conference is ‘The Future Super Food for India’ in New Delhi, organised by industry body ASSOCHAM with the support of M/o Food Processing Industries.
  • The conference has been organised to discuss opportunities and challenges in ensuring food and nutritional security.
  • The major millets producing states in India include Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Ranks and Reports News

12. Ookla Speedtest Global Index: India ranked 115th 

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  • The Speedtest Global Index released by network intelligence and connectivity insights provider Ookla showed that India recorded 14.28 Mbps median mobile download speeds in the month of May, slightly better than 14.19 Mbps in April 2022.
  • With this, the country is now three notches up in its global ranking and is at 115th position. 
  • Norway and Singapore are on the top spots for global mobile speeds (median download speed of 129.40 Mbps) and fixed broadband speeds (209.21 Mbps)
  • The African countries, namely Cote d’Ivoire and Gabon and Congo registered the highest growth in mobile download speeds and fixed broadband speeds respectively in the month of May, the report showed.

13. World Gold Council Report: India ranked 4th in global gold recycling 

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  • According to World Gold Council Report, India has emerged as the 4th largest recycler in the world and country has recycled 75 tonnes in 2021.
  • According to the WGC report titled ‘Gold refining and recycling’, China topped the global gold recycling chart as it recycled 168 tonnes of the yellow metal, followed by Italy in the second position with 80 tonnes and the US in the third rank with 78 tonnes in 2021.
  • According to the WGC report titled ‘Gold refining and recycling’ from 300 tonnes in 2013, India’s gold refining capacity increased by 1,500 tonnes (500 per cent) in 2021.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Gold Council Report Headquarters: London, United Kingdom;
  • World Gold Council Report Founded: 1987;
  • World Gold Council Report CEO: David Tait;
  • World Gold Council Report President: Kelvin Dushnisky.

Defence News

14. “BRO Cafes” to be established at 75 border areas in 12 states and UTs, Defense Ministry Approved 

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  • The Border Roads Organization will build 75 outlets along various route segments in 12 states and union territories under the name “BRO Cafes,” as permitted by the Ministry of Defense.
  • These are designed to offer fundamental comforts and amenities to visitors, increase economic activity in border regions, and create jobs for the local population.
  • The BRO, by virtue of its presence, took it upon itself to open such facilities in remote locations, as the inaccessibility and remoteness of these routes prevent widespread commercial deployments, declared the ministry
  • The Ministry of Defense has approved setting up wayside amenities at 75 locations in 12 states/Union territories on various sections of roads with the Border Roads Organization (BRO). These amenities will be known as “BRO Cafes.”

Important Takeaways for All Competitive Exams:

  • Defense Minister of India: Shri Rajnath Singh
  • BRO: Border Roads Organization

Science and Technology News

15. Oracle introduced OCI dedicated region for Indian market

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  • US-based technology major Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Oracle’s cloud services platform, has introduced the ‘OCI dedicated region’ for the Indian market. It will enable customers to leverage public cloud services on their premises while meeting strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements.


    According to the company, the OCI dedicated region requires 60-75 per cent less data centre space and power on average, with a significantly lower entry price of around $1 million a year for a typical customer.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Oracle Founded: 16 June 1977;
  • Oracle Founder: Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, Ed Oates;
  • Oracle Headquarters: Austin, Texas, US;
  • Oracle CEO: Safra Ada Catz.

Sports News

16. India jump two spots to 104 in FIFA rankings 

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  • The Indian football team reaped a good harvest of its impressive Asian Cup qualification campaign as it gained two places to jump to 104th in the latest FIFA world rankings released.
  • The Blue Tigers are placed just below New Zealand (103), who missed out on a 2022 FIFA World Cup spot after losing 0-1 to Costa Rica in the intercontinental play-off earlier this month. India’s ranking among Asian Football Confederation (AFC) members, however, still remained static at 19th place.
  • Brazil remained on top, three months after taking the top spot from Belgium (2nd).
  • Argentina jumped one place to third at the expense of France (4th) who paid the price for four winless games in the UEFA Nations League.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino;
  • FIFA Founded: 21 May 1904;
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.

Miscellaneous News

17. High carbon emitters to receive incentives to reduce footprint 

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  • India is proposing a number of policies to encourage the establishment of carbon capture facilities by high carbon emission industries like steel, cement, and thermal plants. Production-linked incentive programmes, viability gap funding, or carbon credits could all be used to offer incentives.
  • The government might issue carbon credits that can be exchanged on carbon exchanges or a PLI programme that would tie incentives to how much carbon is gathered and used.

18. Delhi airport becomes India’s first to run entirely on hydro and solar energy

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  • Delhi Airport or Indira Gandhi International Airport has become the first airport in the country to run entirely on hydro and solar power from this month in a major step toward achieving the ambitious goal of becoming a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030.
  • Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Infrastructure Limited-led consortium, which manages and operates the Delhi Airport, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Himachal Pradesh-based hydropower producing company for the supply of hydroelectricity for the airport until 2036.

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