Weekly Current Affairs 16th - 22nd September 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI Governor launches RuPay credit card on UPI, UPI Lite and cross-border bill payments
  • India's foreign exchange reserves down by $2.23 billion to $550.87 billion
  • Fitch cuts India FY23 GDP growth forecast to 7%; world GDP growth at 2.4%

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • Entities listed on SSE to submit audited annual impact report – SEBI
  • SEBI directs credit rating agencies to up firewall with non-rating entities

NABARD & AGRICUTURE

  • KRITAGYA 3.0- A National level Hackathon on crop improvement by ICAR
  • ICAR signs tech transfer pact with Biovet for lumpy skin disease vaccine
  • KVIC Launches 72 units under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme to empower artisans

NATIONAL

  • IICA and IIM Jammu sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to synergise academic, research and executive education programmes in business management and corporate affairs
  • European Parliament says Hungary is no longer a 'full democracy'
  • PM launched National Logistics Policy on 17th September

INTERNATIONAL

  • China, UAE will collaborate on moon rover missions
  • AIBD Unanimously extends India’s Presidency for one more year

STATES

  • Tamil Nadu CM launches Breakfast Scheme
  • Signing of historic agreement between Government of India, Government of Assam and representatives of eight Adivasi Groups
  • Varanasi nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital at the 2022 SCO Summit

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Discrimination accounts for 100% employment inequality for women in rural India: Oxfam
  • Andhra Pradesh tops list of states in attracting industrial investments in India; AP, Odisha attract maximum investment during Jan-Jul 2022 – DPIIT
  • Indian Billionaire Gautam Adani becomes world’s second richest man, overtaking Jeff Bezos

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • India’s first Lithium Cell Manufacturing Plant
  • India's first commercial satellite broadband service launched by ISRO and Hughes

DEFENCE

  • BSF's first female camel riding squad ready to be deployed along India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan and Gujarat
  • Indian Army installs satellite-based internet at Siachen- world’s largest battlefield
  • INS Ajay decommissioned after 32 years of service

EVENTS

  • ‘ANGAN 2022’-three-day international Conference “Making the Zero-Carbon Transition in Buildings” held
  • 19th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ Meeting in Siem Reap City, Cambodia
  • First trilateral ministerial meeting held in US by India, France, and UAE

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • CSIR’s Popular Science Magazine ‘Vigyan Pragati’ receives ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Award’
  • Indian Industrialist Swati Piramal Conferred Top French Honour for Business, Industry Contributions
  • Gujarati film 'Chhello Show' is India's official entry for Oscars 2023

SPORTS

  • Pranav Anand becomes India’s 76th GM
  • Sikandar Raza, Tahlia McGrath win ICC Player of the Month award for August

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