Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
22nd October 2022
B)
23rd October 2022
C)
24th October 2022
D)
25th October 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 22nd October 2022

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Dietrich Mateschitz, the Austrian billionaire founder and owner of energy drink company Red Bull, died on Saturday(22nd Oct 2022) at the age 78 after a serious illness with cancer.
 
His death was confirmed by the championship-leading Red Bull Formula One team.
 
The Styrian-born entrepreneur built a global empire around the energy drink Red Bull and was considered the richest man in Austria. Mateschitz's fortune is estimated at around 25 billion euros ($24.65 billion). This puts him in 51st place on Forbes' list on the world's richest people.

The self-made billionaire was considered a marketing genius. After graduating from the University of World Trade in Vienna, he worked as a marketing specialist for various companies in the 1970s.
 
On his business trips to Asia, he got to know the market of energy and stimulant drinks. At that time, these drinks were still completely unknown in Europe and the United States. In 1983, he acquired the licence for such a drink in Asia. One year later, together with the Thai entrepreneurial family Yoovidhya, he founded Red Bull GmbH, in which he held a 49% stake.

Born : 20 May 1944, Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Austria

Died : 22 October 2022..

Source : Reuters

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Published On : October 25, 2022
A)
October 22
B)
October 23
C)
October 24
D)
October 25

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 24

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World Polio Day 2022 is observed every year on October 24 to raise awareness about the polio vaccination and eradication of polio from every corner of the world. The day is observed to commemorate the progress made by the world towards polio eradication. 

The day to raise awareness of the importance of polio vaccination to protect every child from this devastating disease, and to celebrate the many parents, professionals and volunteers whose contributions make polio eradication achievable.
 
World Polio Day 2022 Theme : This year, the overarching theme of World Polio Day is “World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond : A healthier future for mothers and children”. The theme urges the world to acknowledge the progress made in the battle to eradicate polio in children and the work to provide a healthier future for mothers.
 
World Polio Day 2022 Significance : On World Polio Day, global organisations such as Rotary International, WHO and others host several events to raise awareness about polio. Events range from rallies, walks, and webinars to organising competitions in schools and clubs. In the global fight to eradicate polio, no member is too small to contribute.
 
To ensure a polio-free future for everyone, efforts must continue to maintain high immunization coverage, implement high-quality surveillance to detect any presence of the virus, and prepare to respond in the event of an outbreak.
 
World Polio Day History : World Polio Day was established in 1985 by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who was the lead medical researcher of the team that developed a vaccine against polio. He developed the inactivated poliovirus vaccine, which first came into use in 1955.

This was further developed as the oral polio vaccine by Albert Sabin, which came into use in 1961. Today, the polio vaccines are recommended all over the world, particularly for children under the age of five, who are the most vulnerable to the infection.

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Published On : October 25, 2022
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Karnataka
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

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Country's first 'Migration Monitoring System', which provides updated information on migrant pregnant women, lactating mothers and children instantly on a single system, was inaugurated in Mumbai on Friday(21st Oct 2022).
 
Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Mangalprabhat Lodha launched the system developed by Department of Women and Child Development.
 
Speaking at the launch Minister Mr. Lodha said that the Department has created a website-based Migration Tracking System (MTS) to track the movements of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries through individual unique identification numbers.

He said that due to this system, the information of seasonal migrant women and children will be available immediately. He continued saying that this will make it easier for the beneficiaries to get the benefits of the government schemes.

The system is available on the website  https://mahamts.in/login and MahaMTS App is available in Google Play Store..

Source : AIR

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Published On : October 25, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Kerala
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala

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Schools in Kerala’s Ernakulam district introduced “honesty shops” for students up to Class 12. This initiative was launched by the Student police cadet with the aim of cultivating valuable lessons on trust, truth and integrity for students.
 
There will be no salesperson in these shops and neither will they have a shopkeeper present. Students can choose items they need and drop the money for each item inside the collection box kept on a table. The price list of every object is displayed next to it.
 
The program has been launched in as many as 15 schools in Kerala's Ernakulam district. The shops are open mainly for students up to Class 12.
 
Teachers have stated that students have shown honesty till now, since the money matches the items purchased.
 
Cynthia Paulose, Community Police Officer, Chowara, said, “I was initially curious as to how the students, especially the younger ones, were approaching this. I noticed they were calculating the amount for the items they were taking. We got really good responses from students.”
 
The students were also asked to write stories and poems about honesty before the shops opened..

Source : India Today

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Published On : October 25, 2022
A)
October 24, 2022
B)
October 23, 2022
C)
October 22, 2022
D)
October 21, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - October 23, 2022

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National Ayurveda Day is observed on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras) every year since 2016. The 7th National Ayurveda day this year will be celebrated on October 23, 2022. It aims to introduce Ayurvedic principles of healing to the younger generation and to establish awareness among them.
 
WORLD AYURVEDA DAY 2022 THEME : This year, India will celebrate Ayurveda Day under the theme of “Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda”.
 
WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
 
Ayurveda has long been recognised as one of the most ancient and well-documented systems of medicine and is equally relevant today. Whether it is treating a healthy individual or one who is sick, it offers a distinctive holistic approach. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda.
 
WHY IS AYURVEDA DAY CELEBRATED ON DHANTERAS?
 
The Union Ministry of Ayush initiated the practice of observing Ayurveda Day, which falls on Dhanwantri Jayanti. The Vedas and Puranas depict Lord Dhanwantari as the physician of the Gods and the God of Ayurveda.
 
This is why the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda is observed as "National Ayurveda Day” by the Ministry of AYUSH..

Source : India Today

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Published On : October 24, 2022
A)
23rd Oct 2022
B)
21st Oct 2022
C)
19th Oct 2022
D)
17th Oct 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 17th Oct 2022

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17th Oct 2022 : a new One Health Joint Plan of Action was launched by the Quadripartite – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE).
 
This first joint plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capacity so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect, and respond to health threats. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to improve the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.
 
The One Health Joint Plan of Action, developed through a participatory process, provides a set of activities that aim to strengthen collaboration, communication, capacity building, and coordination equally across all sectors responsible for addressing health concerns at the human-animal-plant-environment interface.
 
 
The One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA)  :    
 
The five-year plan (2022-2026) focuses on supporting and expanding capacities in six areas: One Health capacities for health systems, emerging and re-emerging zoonotic epidemics, endemic zoonotic, neglected tropical and vector-borne diseases, food safety risks, antimicrobial resistance and the environment. 
 
This technical document is informed by evidence, best practices, and existing guidance. It covers a set of actions which endeavour to advance One Health at global, regional and national levels. These actions notably include the development of an upcoming implementation guidance for countries, international partners, and non-State actors such as civil society organizations, professional associations, academia and research institutions..

Source : WHO

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Published On : October 24, 2022
A)
Myanmar
B)
Uganda
C)
Kenya
D)
South Africa

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Myanmar

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added Myanmar to the list of high-risk countries, known as ‘Black List’ with ‘strategic deficiencies in regimes to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing'.

Myanmar is the third country to be added in this list along with North Korea and Iran. Myanmar was added to the FATF list of high-risk countries for its failure to address strategic deficiencies as committed by it in February 2020.
 
FATF called upon its member states to apply due diligence measures in financial dealings with Myanmar proportionate to the risk without hindering flow of funds for humanitarian assistance, legitimate Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) activity and remittances.

It called upon Myanmar to take steps to demonstrate an increase in freezing and seizing and confiscation of criminal proceeds and property of equivalent value.
 
Countries like Myanmar included in the list of jurisdictions subject to a call for action are required to take steps to counter money laundering, terrorist financing and financing of proliferation. The meeting of the FATF under the Presidency of Singapore concluded 22nd Oct 2022.

Delegates from over 200 jurisdictions of the Global Network participated in the discussions at its headquarters in Paris..

Source : AIR

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Published On : October 24, 2022
A)
October 22
B)
October 23
C)
October 24
D)
October 25

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 24

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Each year the United Nations marks October 24 as World Development Information Day. This day is observed to create awareness towards the problems surrounding development in different nations and how to overcome them.

The day is marked on the same day as United Nations Day, which was formed on October 24, 1945.
 
World Development Information Day History : In 1972, the UN General Assembly established World Development Information Day with Resolution 3038 (XXVII). The international organisation hoped to make people aware of developmental problems that countries across the world continue to face. At the time, the standard of living was abysmally low in many countries. The day was established to increase international cooperation to solve developmental problems and start improving living standards across the globe.
 
World Development Information Day Significance : With many countries being burdened with insufficient resources, infrastructure, education, capacity, investment, and connectivity, World Development Information Day aims to address these issues. Spreading awareness and mobilizing public opinion to draw people’s support is one to start addressing and resolving these global problems.
 
However, as the world moves into an era with the heightened importance of technology, the divide between developed and developing countries continues to increase in terms of key developmental milestones.
 
World Development Information Day Theme : The United Nations General Assembly sets a theme for World Development Information Day every year. Stakeholders organise and plan all events around the theme for the year.
 
Last year, in 2021, the theme of World Development Information Day was “Action for Sustainable Development Goals", and a year before, in 2020, it was “Information and Communication Technology - New Solutions to Development Challenges."..

Source : News18

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Published On : October 24, 2022
A)
Luise Rainer
B)
Sally Ride
C)
Richard Eichberg
D)
Anna May Wong

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anna May Wong

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Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood, Anna May Wong will be the first Asian-American to feature in US currency.

This will be the fifth coin in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program and its circulation would start on October 24, 2022.

AWQ program : It is four-year program that honors the achievements of women in the United States from 2022 to 2025.

Till date, Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, and Nina Otero-Warren have been featured under the program.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : October 24, 2022
A)
23rd Oct 2022
B)
22nd Oct 2022
C)
21st Oct 2022
D)
20th Oct 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 23rd Oct 2022

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BJP legislator and Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Assembly "Anand Mamani" passed away at a private hospital following severe illness,  died on 12.08 AM on 23/10/22. He was 56.
 
He was the three-time MLA, who has represented Saudatti legislative assembly constituency in Karnataka.

In 2020, he was unanimously elected as the deputy speaker of Karnataka legislative assembly.

He was the son of Chandrashekhar M Mamani, who also served as the deputy speaker in the 1990s..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : October 24, 2022