Daily Current Affairs Notes for 26-Oct-2022 By GyanOK.com

26 October 2022

Netherlands Beats China, Becomes India’s 3rd-Largest Export Market

Ministry of Education to organize ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ programme

‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ will be organized by the Ministry of Education next month. The ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ is a month-long program that will be held from the 16th of the next month. The ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ aims to rediscover the centuries-old bond of knowledge and ancient civilizational linkage between Varanasi and Tamil Nadu.

Key Points related to ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’
  • The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the media and informed more than 2400 Tamil people in 12 groups.
  • He addressed a huge and diverse section of society including academics, philosophy, agriculture, entrepreneurship, arts, etc.
  • These 12 groups will visit Kashi for eight days to get familiarised with the ancient knowledge shared by these two ancient cities.
  • These groups of people will come from Rameshwaram, Chennai, and Coimbatore by train.
  • During this time, seminars, lectures, and discussions will be held during the program.
  • On this occasion, Mr. Pradhan also launched a website for the registration process for this month-long event.
  • The program will be organized under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The hosting partners of this event will be IIT- Madras and Banaras Hindu University.

Karnataka cabinet increased reservation for SC, ST community

The Karnataka cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to raise reservations for Scheduled Caste (SCs) by 2 percent and for Scheduled Tribe (STs) by 4 percent. The Karnataka cabinet is chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The decision by the Karnataka government aims to uplift the ST/SC community in the state and provide adequate opportunities in the education and employment sector.

Key Points related to The raise in reservations for ST/ST in Karnataka
  • The files related to the reservation will be submitted to Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot for approval.
  • The hike in the reservation will benefit the 103 communities classified as SCs and 56 communities among STs.
  • The initiative to increase the reservation for SC/STs by the state government implies that reservation will cross the Supreme Court’s 50 percent limit and go up to 55 percent in Karnataka.
  • The BJP government in Karnataka decided to increase the quota based on a report prepared by a community headed by retired High Court Judge H.N. Nagmohan Das.

Dr Bimal Jalan authored a book titled “From dependence to Self­Reliance”

Economist Dr Bimal Jalan authored the book “From dependence to Self­Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower”, a stocktaking of India’s growth trajectory, benefits from Bimal Jalan’s deep insights. The book is written lucidly, with the general reader in mind. Bimal Jalan breaks his book into 3 parts: 4 chapters on the economy, and 3 each on governance and politics. The primary focus shared by Bimal Jalan is to promote India’s national interests, irrespective of any party’s political agenda announced during elections.

From dependence to Self­Reliance: Essence of the book
  • With a single-party majority in Parliament, the political profile of the government has undergone a major change. The government, elected with a full majority, is now in a position to launch political reforms on its own without relying on the discretionary powers of members belonging to other parties.
  • From Dependence to Self-Reliance sheds light on some of the priorities that the government can implement at present, as well as in the future, in light of past experience.
  • Written by the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), this book is based on extensive research and data, and provides a way forward to developing India as an economic stronghold.
  • From Dependence to Self-Reliance is divided into three sections: Economy, Governance and Politics. It covers a gamut of changes that have taken place since India gained independence and how these changes have had a ground-breaking impact on the development of the nation. It is a must-read to gain an in-depth understanding of India’s rise to power in the realm of economy, politics and technology.

Formula-1 Racing: Max Verstappen wins action-packed US Grand Prix 2022

Belgium’s Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing won the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 which was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States (US). With this, he equalled Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a Formula 1 season. He defeated the UK’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Hamilton had to settle for second place, with Mercedes’ wait for a 2022 victory continuing, while Leclerc salvaged a podium finish for Ferrari as the Italian team mathematically dropped out of contention for the constructors’ crown.

  • Sebastian Vettel won 13 races in the 2013 season with Red Bull while Michael Schumacher achieved the feat in 2004. This win also handed the 2022 Constructors Championship to Red Bull Racing. The US Grand Prix 2022 was the 19th round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship.
    Recent Grand Prix 2022 Winner:
    • Japanese Grand Prix 2022- Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Singapore Grand Prix 2022- Sergio Perez (Mexico)
    • Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Miami Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • French Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Spanish Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Belgian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Dutch Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Italian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
    • Monaco Grand Prix 2022 -Sergio Pérez (Mexico)
    • Australian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
    • Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
    • Austrian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)