Weekly Current Affairs 16th- 22nd October 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • Indians remitted $2.67 billion in August under LRS scheme- RBI Data
  • RBI gives approval to Cygnet to operate as NBFC account aggregator
  • RBI lifts ban on new branches by Tamilnad Mercantile Bank

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • Merchant bankers can't undertake any other business – SEBI
  • SEBI allows stock brokers to place client bids on RFQ platform from January 1,2023
  • Central Record Keeping Agencies (CRAs) of PFRDA have become Digi Locker Partner Organizations to provide Subscriber Centric online Services

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • PM Modi releases 12th installment of Rs 16,000 crore to eligible farmers under PM-KISAN
  • PM Modi launches single brand ‘Bharat’ for subsidized fertilizers; 600 Kisan Samruddhi Kendras
  • Tea Board modifies order on blending imported with Indian varieties

NATIONAL

  • Gwalior: Shah inaugurates ‘Gatha Swaraj Ki’ gallery in Scindia Museum
  • Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates India’s First Aluminum Freight Rake - 61 BOBRNALHSM1 at Bhubaneswar Railway Station
  • Justice Chandrachud appointed the 50th Chief Justice of India

INTERNATIONAL

  • Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid elected as new president by Iraqi parliament
  • Japan to scrap remarriage restrictions on pregnant women
  • NATO’s annual nuclear exercise gets underway

STATES

  • Foundation stone laid for Government Ayurveda College & Hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat
  • Shri Anurag Singh Thakur in the presence of Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces Madhya Pradesh as venue of 5th Khelo India Youth Games
  • PM Modi laid the foundation for Mega ropeway in Kedarnath

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings
  • India may attract $475 bn in FDI over next five years: CII-EY survey

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Serbian scientists name beetle after country's tennis star Novak Djokovic
  • ISRO plans to launch Chandrayaan 3 by june 2023

DEFENCE

  • Indian Navy Sailing Championship 2022
  • India-Africa Defence Dialogue to be held on October 18 on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

EVENTS

  • 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore in January 2023
  • Global Youth Climate in Bangladesh

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • T20 World Cup Silver Souvenir released by India Govt. Mint, Kolkata
  • Kalathapsvi K Vishwanath Conferred With YSR Lifetime Achievement Award 2022
  • Prakash Padukone, Badminton Legend awarded with SJFI medal

SPORTS

  • Esha Singh wins junior sports pistol gold
  • Tulika Maan, Linthoi Chanambam to compete in 1st ever Khelo India Women’s Judo National League in Delhi
  • India and Saudi Arabia shortlisted for AFC Asian Cup in 2027; Qatar will host AFC Asian Cup in 2023

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