Daily Beepedia 9th July 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • HAL, Safran sign agreement to create JV to build helicopter engines
    • The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Helicopter Engines signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines.
  • GMR airports joint venture starts operating Indonesia's Medan airport
    • GMR Group’s joint venture Angkasa Pura Aviasi has started operating the Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia.
    • Angkasa Pura Aviasi (APA) is a joint venture between GMR Airports Ltd and Indonesia's state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II.
  • Maharashtra leads states with 13,541 govt-recognised startups: DPIIT data
    • According to the data shared by the industry department showed, Maharashtra has the maximum number of government-recognised startups, followed by states such as Karnataka and Delhi.
    • As many as 13,541 active Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recognised startups were from Maharashtra, out of the total 73,205 such government-approved new age companies in the country.

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI imposes Rs 10 lakh fine on Bajaj Hindusthan for disclosure lapses
    • Capital markets regulator SEBI imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd for not disclosing closure orders with respect to its certain distilleries and imposition of penalty by Central Pollution Control Board.
  • IIFL Wealth Management pays over Rs 3 crore to settle case with SEBI
    • IIFL Wealth Management paid a settlement amount of over Rs 3 crore to markets regulator SEBI to settle a case pertaining to violations of regulatory norms.
    • The company was alleged to have violated stock brokers' regulation as well as PFUTP (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices) regulations.
  • ED slaps Rs 51 cr penalty on Amnesty India, Rs 10 cr on ex-CEO Aakar Patel
    • Amnesty India International Pvt. Ltd and its former CEO Aakar Patel have been slapped with penalty of Rs 51.72 crore and Rs 10 crore respectively for contravention of the foreign exchange law.

NATIONAL

  • Two sites associated with Dr. Ambedkar to be declared as Monuments of National Importance
    • National Monuments Authority has recommended two sites associated with Dr Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution and a great social reformer, to be declared as Monuments of National importance.
  • PARIMAN: The Geo-Portal for NCR made Public
    • For the purpose of effective utilization of Remote Sensing and GIS technology, a web geo-portal PARIMAN has been developed through National Informatics Centre (NIC), initially for use by National Capital Region (NCR) Participating states and the Office of NCRPB.
  • Signing of MoU between Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Central TB Division
    • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) and Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW).
    • The MoU will forge inter–Ministerial collaboration and strategic partnerships with the aim to achieving the India’s ambitious target of Eliminating TB in India by 2025.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Passing away of Mr. Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan
    • Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been confirmed dead after he was shot at a campaign event on July 8, 2022.
    • Shinzo Abe was shot while giving a speech in Nara city near Kyoto province.
    • Shinzo Abe was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese, initially serving from 2006-2007 and then again from 2012 to 2020.

DEFENCE

  • Defence exports touch ₹13,000 cr
    • India’s defence exports for 2021-22 were estimated at ₹13,000 crore, the highest ever.
    • The U.S. was a major buyer, as also nations in Southeast Asia, West Asia and Africa.
  • IAF Participation in Tactical Leadership Programme in Egypt
    • The Tactical Leadership Program commenced on 24 Jun and will culminate on 23 Jul 22 in Egypt.
    • IAF is participating with three Su-30 MKI aircraft. Two C-17 aircraft were used for induction of the contingent.
  • INS TARKASH-Long Range Overseas Deployment
    • Indian Navy’s stealth frigate INS Tarkash, visited Djibouti as part of its long range overseas deployment followed by Maritime Partnership Exercise with Sudan Navy.

EVENTS

  • MCG organizes 8th Edition of Webinar Series ‘Igniting Young Minds: Rejuvenating Rivers’
    • The 8th Edition of the Webinar Series ‘Igniting Young Minds, Rejuvenating Rivers’ was organised by National Mission for Clean Ganga.
    • The theme of the webinar was ‘Afforestation’.
  • Kapil Dev to be the guest of honour at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022
    • Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has been invited to be the guest of honour at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne 2022 (IFFM).
    • He will be attending the festival to celebrate Kabir Khan's directorial film '83', which traces the journey of the Indian team-led by Kapil Dev that won the 1983 World Cup.

SPORTS

  • Sports Ministry launches digital access for welfare schemes
    • To enhance transparency, accountability, and speed of process, The Union Sports Ministry launched web portals for cash awards to sports persons, pension scheme and also for accessing the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) or making contributions to it.
    • The sportspersons can directly apply for welfare schemes.
  • Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record in T20
    • Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has become the first captain in the history of cricket to win 13 successive T20 Internationals.
    • He achieved the feat after India beat England by 50 runs in the first T20I to take 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on July 7, 2022.
  • The first Wimbledon semi-finalist from Africa
    • Ons Jabuer on 5th July 2022 became the first Arab and African to reach semi-finals in the 2022 Wimbledon Championships after beating Czech’s Marie Bouzkova in the Grand Slam quarter finals.

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