Daily Current Affairs Notes for 25-Oct-2022 By GyanOK.com

25 October 2022

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh named brand ambassador of T20 World Cup for the Blind


The World Cup matches will be held from December 6 to 17. The participating countries for the 3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The opening match will be played between defending champions India and Nepal on December 6 in Faridabad.

About the Samarthanam Trust:
  • The World Cup is an initiative of the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, which has been organizing this championship since 2012. Samarthanam perceives sports as a medium to improve inclusion and encourage persons with disabilities on various fronts.
  • Since its inception, the trust has reached out to more than 25,000 visually impaired crickets.
  • Samarthanam’s sports wing, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), was established in 2010 to foster the cricketing dreams of visually impaired cricket players and to provide a platform to portray their unbound talent in the game of blind Cricket. CABI is affiliated with World Blind Cricket Council (WBC).
Samarthanam Trust: CABI’s committee
  • CABI’s committee selected the top 56 players who underwent coaching camp in Bangalore since July. Further assessment by the Selection committee led to the choice of the top 29 players who underwent rigorous Cricket Coaching and fitness assessment in Bhopal for 12 days. The selection committee has now chosen the final 17 Indian Squad for the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind. The World Cup will consist of a total of 24 matches to be played in several cities in India.

Honesty Shops has been opened in Kerala

Honesty Shops have been opened in 15 schools in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. The Honesty Shops are a part of the Student Police Cadet (SPC) project which aims to provide valuable lessons on truth, and integrity for students. In these honestly shops there is no salesman at the counters and students can drop the money for each item in the collection box kept in the shop.

Key Points related to Honesty Shops
  • The honesty shops have been launched under the Student Police Cadet (SPC).
  • The SPC project was conceived to inculcate better civic sense among students and mold them as responsible youth.
  • The objective of the Honestly shops is to provide students a chance to experience the virtue of honesty.
  • The schools have switched off the CCTV facilities towards the shop to instill confidence among the students.
  • The honesty shop has mainly school-based items such as notebooks, pens, pencil boxes, erasers, chart papers, and other essentials.
  • Cynthia Poulose, Community Police Officer at the Government Higher Secondary School in Chowara informed that they have kept items below ₹10 to encounter more students to participate in the project.

Prime Minister Launches the 1st Phase of “Rozgar Mela” to Provide Jobs to 10 lakh Youths in Central Government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22 launched the Rozgar Mela recruitment drive to hire 10 lakh personnel. In the first tranche, 75,000 new appointees will be given jobs. The new recruits, selected from across the country, will join 38 government ministries and departments. They will be appointed across various levels viz. Group A, Group B (Gazetted), Group B (Non-Gazetted) and Group C.

What Has Been Said:
  • The Prime Minister’s Office said this will be a significant step of the government towards providing job opportunities for the youth and ensuring the welfare of the citizens. It said that as directed by the prime minister, all ministries and department are working towards filling up existing vacancies against sanctioned posts. The recruitment will take place across central armed forces personnel, sub-inspectors, constables, LDCs, Stenos, PAs, income tax inspectors, MTS among others.
  • “These recruitments are being done in Mission Mode by Ministries and Departments either by themselves or through Recruiting agencies such as UPSC, SSC, Railway Recruitment Board. For expeditious recruitment, selection processes have been simplified and made tech enabled,” said the PMO.

India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’ inaugurated in Mumbai

India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring Systems’ was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Women and Children Development Minister Mangalprabhat Lodha in Mumbai. The website-based Migration Tracking System will track the movement of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries. The Migration Monitoring Systems aims to provide information about migrant pregnant women, lactating women, and children.

Key Points related to ‘Migration Monitoring Systems’
  • The system provides updated information about migrant pregnant women, lactating women, and children in a single system.
  • Maharashtra Women and Children Development Minister Mangalprabhat Lodha launched the ‘Migration Monitoring Systems’
  • The state department has created website-based Migration Tracking System (MTS) to track the movements of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries through individual unique identification numbers.
  • The information about seasonal migrant women and children will be available on a single platform with the ‘Migration Monitoring Systems’.

Rishi Sunak, Youngest UK PM in two centuries, takes office

Rishi Sunak to take Oath as PM of UK: Rishi Sunak will be named as the PM of UK, and he will be the first British Prime Minister of Indian descent. In a remarkable shift of power during an economic crisis. In the midst of a “deep economic dilemma,” the future prime minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, has called for cooperation.

Rishi Sunak to take Oath as PM of UK: Key Points
  • Due to Penny Mordaunt’s inability to garner enough support from MPs, he won the race for the Conservative Party leadership.
  • Rishi Sunak declared that uniting his party and the UK would be his utmost priority in his opening statement.
  • Rishi Sunak, 42, is the first British Asian prime minister since more than 200 years and will also be the youngest.
  • He succeeds Liz Truss, who resigned last week barely 45 days into her turbulent premiership.
Rishi Sunak Youngest UK PM: Highlights
  • The departing prime minister will speak outside No. 10 after presiding over her final cabinet meeting at 9:00 BST before making her way to Buckingham Palace for her final visit with the King.
  • After that, Mr. Rishi Sunak will have his first meeting with the king, at which he will be given the opportunity to establish a government.
  • Rishi Sunak took over as Conservative Party leader after his old employer Boris Johnson cancelled his attempt to make a comeback and his competitor Penny Mordaunt was unable to win enough support from Conservative MPs.
  • Sunak will be the nation’s youngest prime minister in more than 200 years.
  • He succeeds Liz Truss, who had to resign in disgrace when her tax-cutting schemes failed within two months.
  • Even before Truss’s tax-cutting budget sent shockwaves through the market and caused the pound to plummet, the economy he inherited was on the verge of entering a recession.
  • After being forced to resign as Prime Minister in part because Mr. Rishi Sunak resigned as Chancellor, Boris Johnson may not be given a position in his cabinet.
  • The parents of Mr. Rishi Sunak are of Indian descent and arrived in the UK in the 1960s via East Africa.
  • He is wed to Akshata Murty, who is the daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.