- 10 October 2022
- By GyanOk
Daily Current Affairs Notes for 10 October 2022
Nobel Prize 2022 Winners list: Complete List of Noble Prize Winners Names of 2022
|Noble Laureates||Category||Awarded For||Image|
|Professor Svante Pääbo||Noble Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2022||For the discovery of the genetic identity of two of humankind’s earliest ancestors, and opening a new window on the human evolution process.|
|Annie Ernaux||Noble Prize in Literature 2022||For the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements, and collective restraints of personal memory|
||Noble Peace Prize 2022||
|Alain Aspect||Noble Prize in Physics 2022||For conducting experiments in quantum mechanics that laid the groundwork for rapidly-developing new applications in computing and cryptography.|
|Carolyn Bertozzi||Noble Prize in Chemistry 2022||For the development of click chemistry and bio-orthogonal chemistry|
|To be Announced||Noble Prize in Economics 2022||To be Announced||To be Announced|
EAM S Jaishankar launches book “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery” in Auckland
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the New Zealand launch of the Book “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery”. Jaishankar has authored one of the chapters of the book Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery which was launched on 11th May 2022. He also participated in the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame Awards 2022.
56 Million Indians may have turned Poor in 2020 due to pandemic: World Bank
About 56 million Indians may have plunged into extreme poverty in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, increasing the global tally by 71 million and making it the worst year for poverty reduction since World War II, according to fresh estimates by the World Bank.
What The World Bank Said:
- “The global goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is likely to be missed: By then, about 600 million people will remain in abject poverty. A major course correction is needed,” Indermit Gill, chief economist at the World Bank, tweeted. The World Bank in its latest “Poverty and Shared Prosperity” made fresh estimates of poverty using a new extreme poverty line based on the purchasing power parity (PPP) of $2.15, the earlier one being at $1.9.
- For almost 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty — on less than $2.15 per person per day — was steadily declining. But the trend was interrupted in 2020, when poverty rose due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis combined with the effects of conflict and climate change — which had already been slowing poverty reduction.
MENA region – world’s fastest crypto adopter
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the fastest growing cryptocurrencies market in the world.
- The 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index released by the blockchain researcher Chainalysis revealed that the Middle East and the North Africa (MENA) region witnessed 48 per cent increase in the volume of cryptocurrency received – the highest in the world.
- Though MENA region is one of the smallest cryptocurrency markets in the world, it received cryptocurrency worth 566 billion between July 2021 and June 2022.
- After MENA, Latin America witnessed the second biggest cryptocurrency growth in the world during the same period. It recorded a 40 per cent increase.
- It was followed by North America at 36 per cent growth and Central Asia, Southern Asia and Oceania at 35 per cent growth.
- The three MENA countries – Turkey, Egypt and Morocco – were among the top 30 in the index.
- There is a spike in the volume of cryptocurrencies in these countries because of increased savings and remittance payments.
- Turkey currently tops the MENA countries by having highest value of cryptocurrencies received. By the end of June 2022, it had received 192 billion worth of cryptocurrencies. However, it only witnessed a 10.5 per cent year-on-year growth.
- According to the report, Saudi Arabia is the third largest crypto market in MENA region, and the United Arab Emirates stands at fifth position.
- This is mainly attributed to young, tech-savvy early adopters having large amount of disposable incomes.
- Increasing inflation is also playing a major role in the increased adoption of cryptocurrencies.
- Its adoption is attractive to institutional investors because of the uncertain economic situation, currency devaluation and inflation.
- Afghanistan, which held the 20th spot in 2021, fell to bottom most spot in the index after Taliban banned cryptocurrencies, which were equated by the extremist group to gambling that goes against the Islamist ideologies.