• 17 October 2022
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 17 October 2022

Women Asia Cup 2022: Indian Women’s Team Beats Sri Lanka by 8 Wickets

PM inaugurates Indian Institute of Information Technology in Una

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Una, Himachal Pradesh. During the occasion, Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur were present. PM Modi also inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express Train of India at the event.
Key Points related to the Inauguration of IIIT Una
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need for skill and innovation institutions across the country.
  • Himachal Pradesh has been valued less on its strength and more based on the number of its parliamentary seats, and long pending demands of educational institutions.
  • The education-related initiative will immensely benefit the students of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Students will get more relief from the permanent building of IIIT Una.
  • Prime Minister has dedicated the building to further underline the changing work culture.
  • He also emphasized the need of making skill and innovation our priority to hone the skills and potential of the youth.

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil wins gold in World Championship and spot at Paris Olympics

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil wins gold in World Championship: Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil defeated Danillo Sollazo of Italy to win the gold medal match 17–13. Balasaheb Patil would have thought his Olympic goal was just a tiny bit closer when he glanced above one more at the Olympic city shooting range in Cairo. Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil did this during the 10m air rifle gold medal match at the ISSF World Championships.

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil wins gold in ISSF World Championship
  • Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil’s opponent, Italian Danillo Sollazo, who was competing for the gold medal, had only received a score of 10.2, compared to 10.5 for his pellet.
  • He won 17-13, earning the gold medal because to the two points he received for having the higher score.
  • By placing in the top 4, he had already secured a quota berth for the Paris Olympics a few minutes prior.
  • Rudrankksh had been 4-10 behind Sollazo, a young prospect himself.
  • With his final stroke in the ranking round, he was only able to get to the final two, beating out Lihao Sheng of China, who won the silver medal in the Olympics.
Olympic quota for India for Paris Olympic 2024
  • Patil is the only owner of the gold medal; however, the nation owns the Olympic quota. And it is unique. India has won several gold medals in world cups, but winning titles across all events at the World Championships, which occur only every four years, is far less often. Since Abhinav Bindra’s victory in the 10m air rifle event in 2006, India has not previously won a gold medal in that competition. It also identifies him as a potential threat as a rifle shooter. Winners of the 10m air rifle competition at the World Championships have earned medals at the ensuing Olympic competitions starting in 2006. That type of sign is exactly what Indian shooting, which had a catastrophic Olympic campaign in Tokyo, needed to hear.

Cabinet approved PM-DevINE scheme for development of Northeast states

Prime Minister’s development initiative for North East region (PM-DevINE), was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM-DevINE is a Rs 6,600 crore scheme to support infrastructure, industries, and other Livelihood projects in northeastern states of India.

PM Modi to Dedicate 75 Digital Banking Units to the Nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate 75 Digital Banking Units (DBUs) to the nation on 16th October. He will address the occasion via video conferencing. The Finance Minister has announced the setting up of the 75 DBUs in 75 districts of the country to commemorate the 75 years of Independence of India as part of the Union budget speech for 2022-2023.

Key Points related to Digital Banking Units
  • Digital Banking Units (DBUs) are being set up to increase the reach of Digital Banking.
  • The DBUs will help Digital Banking to reach every corner of the country and will cover all states and Union Territory.
  • 11 public sector banks, 12 private sector banks, and one small finance bank are participating in the endeavor.
  • DBUs will be mortal outlets that will provide a variety of digital banking facilities to people such as opening a savings account, balance-check, print passbook, transfer of funds, investment in fixed deposits, loan applications, stop-payment instructions for cheques issued, applying for credit, etc.
  • DBUs will enable customers to have cost-effective, convenient access and enhanced digital experience of banking products and services all around the year.