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Daily Current Affairs 01-September-2022

Daily Current Affairs

1. Indian Coast Guard conducts Exercise SAREX 22 in Chennai

• The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has concluded the 10th National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise SAREX -22 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
• Theme of 10th edition of the biennial exercise is “Capacity Building Towards Marine Passenger Safety”.
• This exercise was reviewed by Indian Coast Guard chief VS Pathania along with other agencies and foreign participants.
• The two-day exercise was conducted under the aegis of the National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB)

Foot Notes: About Indian Coast Guard: Headquarters: Ministry of Defence, New Delhi Founded: 1 February 1977 Director General: Virender Singh Pathania

2. National Nutrition Week 2022: 1st to 7th September

• In India, the first week of September every year is celebrated as National Nutrition Week. The week is observed every year from September 1-7. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness among the general public about the value of healthy eating practices and proper nutrition for upholding a healthy lifestyle. The government launches programs to promote nutrition awareness throughout this week.
Theme
• The theme for this year is Celebrate a “World of Flavors”. Every year, as part of National Nutrition Week, the government also introduces a special theme that focuses primarily on that year’s theme. Last year, the government announced this theme for the week – feeding smart right from start.
• National Nutrition Week is commemorated to educate people about healthy and nutritious food. The Food and Nutrition Board of the Government of India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes an annual week-long celebration of National Nutrition Week to inform people about this basic phenomenon.

3. Shershaah wins 67th Filmfare award 2022 for best movie

• Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starrer, Shershaah has been awarded the 67th Filmfare award 2022 for best movie.
• This movie was directed by Vishnuvardhan, who has won the best director award for Shershaah.
Other winners:
• Best Actor: Ranveer Singh (83) as Kapil Dev
• Best Actress: Kriti Sanon, Mimi as Mimi Rathore
• Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi (Mimi)
• Best Supporting Actress: Sai Tamhankar (Mimi)
• Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award: Subhash Ghai

4. Mercedes-Benz India appoints Santosh Iyer as Managing Director (MD) and CEO

• Luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz has appointed Santosh Iyer as the Managing Director & CEO of the Indian operations with effect from January 1, 2023.
• He is currently serving as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing
• He will succeed Martin Schwenk who will take charge as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz Thailand
• He joined Mercedes-Benz as VP of Customer Services & Retail Training business in 2016

Foot Notes: About Mercedes-Benz: Headquarters: Stuttgart, Germany Founded: 28 June 1926 Founders: Emil Jellinek, Paul Daimler

5. NCRB releases 2021 report on Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India

• The Home ministry has released Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India (ADSI) and Crime in India (CII) reports for 2021, were published by NCRB.
Findings:
• Deaths by suicide has increased in India by 7.2% from 2020
• Report says every year more than 1,00,000 people die by suicide in the country
• Majority of suicides: Maharashtra, TN, MP, WB and Karnataka
• Delhi has reported the highest number of suicides among UTs
• Highest rate of crime against women in 2021: Assam

6. MoU signed between PCIM&H and IPC for Inter-Ministerial cooperation for promotion and facilitation of “One Herb, One Standard”

• Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy has signed an MoU with the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission.
• Aim: For Inter-Ministerial cooperation for promotion and facilitation of One Herb, One Standard.
• The MoU will also help in promoting exchange of information in the area of standardization of Traditional medicine by sharing of scientific information and drug raw materials or extracts, seminars, workshops, training and brainstorming programs.

7. Telangana AI Mission 4 startups to represent India at G20 DIN

• The Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) has announced that four of its startups have been selected by MeitY to represent India at the G20 Digital Innovation Network (DIN).
• Four startup: Arficus, Edubuk, Eunimart, and MayaMD supported by Revv Up programme
• T-AIM is an initiative of Government of Telangana and supported by NASSCOM.
• Revv Up is a free-of-equity-or-cost acceleration program by T-AIM.
• The G-20 DIN will be held at Bali International Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia

Foot Notes: About Telangana: Founded: 2 June 2014 Capital: Hyderabad Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

8. SEBI penalises Aadhaar Ventures for flouting market norms

• SEBI has imposed the monetry penatly of ₹25 lakh (Total) on Aadhaar Ventures India Ltd and its directors for violating insider trading rules and listing conditions.
• Directors: Jils Raichand Madan, Somabhai Sunderbhai Meena and Jyoti Munver.
• SEBI has conducted an early investigation for alleged price manipulation in the scrip of AVIL.
• AVIL, Madan, Meena and Munver had failed to disclose the information to the stock exchange, thereby violating disclosure lapses.

Foot Notes: About SEBI: Founded: 12 April 1992 Headquarters: Mumbai Chairperson: Madhabi Puri Buch

9. Uttarakhand CM launches CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana

• Uttarakhand CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched “CM Udyman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’ on the occasion of National Sports Day.
• The Chief Minister Sports Development Fund will be set up to offer financial benefits to the students.
Under the scheme:
• A sports scholarship of Rs 1500/ month will be provided to budding sportspersons between the age group of 8 -14 year
• Players of 14 to 23 years will be given scholarships
• Malchang game will be included in the game policy.

Foot Notes: About Uttarakhand: Governor: Gurmit Singh Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)

10. Indigo joins sustainable initiative of WEF

• Indigo Airlines has joined a sustainability initiative led by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
• The airline has become a signatory to “Clear Skies for Tomorrow” coalition campaign of India.
• Commitment of Indigo: To deploy sustainable programmes to achieve the significant scale of SAF (sustainable aviation fuel), achieve critical mass and cost-effectiveness for widespread adoption in India.
• Clean Skies for Tomorrow was launched in January 2019.

Foot Notes: About Indigo: CEO: Rono Dutta Headquarters: Gurugram Founded: August 2006 Founders: Rahul Bhatia, Rakesh Gangwal

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