Weekly Current Affairs 23rd-31st October 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI's liquidity infusion largest since April 2019 as surplus cash dries up
  • Infibeam Avenues gets RBI in-principle nod for payment aggregator licence
  • Foreign exchange reserves fall to $525 billion, lowest since July 2020

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI bars Bombay Dyeing, Ness Wadia, others from securities market for up to 2 years; imposes fines of Rs 15.75 cr
  • SEBI fines 6 entities in Deutsche Mutual Fund front-running case
  • SEBI imposes Rs 27 lakh fine on 2 entities for violating regulatory norms

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • Australia approves commercial release of GM variety of Indian mustard
  • 11 mt paddy purchase is Chattisgarh govt's target for this kharif season
  • 3rd Advance Estimates of area and production of horticultural crops for the year 2021-22 released

NATIONAL

  • K P Ashwini appointed UN special rapporteur
  • Union Education Ministry to organise ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ month-long programme from November 16
  • Thundi and Kadmat Beach from Lakshadweep enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches

INTERNATIONAL

  • Xi Jinping begins third term with key allies on board
  • Giorgia Meloni takes office as first woman PM of Italy
  • FATF blacklists Myanmar, calls for due diligence to transactions in nation

STATES

  • Punjab decides to restore old Pension Scheme for its Employees
  • Karnataka: Ordinance to hike SC, ST reservation gets Gov nod
  • Indian Railways Resumes Service Of Historic Neral-Matheran Toy Train

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Cervical Cancer vaccine to be launched in India in 2023
  • ISRO successfully launches LVM3 M2, first dedicated commercial mission to place all 36 satellites into intended orbits

DEFENCE

  • Indian, US militaries conduct 'Tiger Triumph' exercise
  • INDIA - France MILITARY EXERCISE GARUDA - VII AT AIR FORCE STATION JODHPUR GROUP (MCG) MEETING
  • Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘Simbex’ – 2022

EVENTS

  • Wind industry Windergy 2023 to be held in Chennai in October next year
  • MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan attends Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa
  • UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee meet to be held in Mumbai & Delhi on October 28 and 29

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Hyderabadi Haleem bags ‘Most Popular GI’ award, beats rasgulla
  • CABI announces cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the brand ambassador for the third T20 World Cup for the Blind
  • Actress Anna May Wong Becomes First Asian-American To Feature On US Currency

SPORTS

  • Sherawat wins 57kg freestyle World title
  • Men's 2022 World Team Chess Championship: India in 12 top chess-playing nations
  • Harmanpreet Singh named Skipper of FIH Pro league Hockey Team

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