Daily Current Affairs 14 July 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
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Delhi Government tie-up with UNICEF for employment opportunities for students
Students of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) will now have access to job opportunities thanks to a new pilot project the Delhi government announced with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). DSEU and UNICEF have introduced ‘Career Awareness Sessions’ for students.
- Skill Varsity of Delhi joins hands with YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) at UNICEF to enable access to employment opportunities, assist students in becoming job ready as well as listen to and amplify the voices of young people.
Tripura government launched ‘Earn with Learn’ Scheme
The Tripura government has launched a new scheme named ‘Earn with Learn’ to bring back those who had dropped out of schools following the outbreak of Covid-19. This scheme is a part of the ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ (Let’s go to school). The Government attempted to bring back dropouts in 2020 by implementing the Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan, which was first started in 2009 but was unable to make any progress due to the pandemic. About 9,000 students between the age group of 6 to14 had dropped out of school during the pandemic.
WEF’s Gender Gap Report 2022: India ranks low at 135th globally
India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). India also ranks poorly among its neighbours and is behind Bangladesh (71), Nepal (96), Sri Lanka (110), Maldives (117) and Bhutan (126). Only Iran (143), Pakistan (145) and Afghanistan (146) perform worse than India in south Asia.
- Iceland retained its place as the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.
Ahmedabad & Kerala features in TIME Magazine’s The World’s Greatest Places of 2022
Two locations from India have been named among “50 extraordinary destinations to explore” this year by TIME Magazine. The southern state of Kerala and Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat were the two Indian entries into the list of the world’s greatest places of 2022.
- “Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states. With spectacular beaches and lush backwaters, temples, and palaces, it’s known as “God’s own country” for good reason,” TIME Magazine said.
- About Ahmedabad, TIME Magazine said that “as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad “boasts both ancient landmarks and contemporary innovations that make it a mecca for cultural tourism, from the serene Gandhi Ashram that sits on 36 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati River to Navratri, a vibrant nine-day celebration billed as the longest dance festival in the world.”
- The list also includes Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Park City, Utah; Seoul; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; The Arctic; Valencia, Spain; Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan; International Space Station; Bogota; Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia; Istanbul and Kigali, Rwanda.
India’s first locally created HPV vaccine receives DCGI approval
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the market authorization of India’s first quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer. The Serum Institute of India (SII) will produce this vaccine. CEO of The Serum Institute of India Adar Poonawalla tweeted the information.
- For the first time, an inexpensive and widely available HPV vaccination made in India will be available to treat cervical cancer in female patients.
- Later this year, SII hopes to launch it, and we are grateful to the DCGI, MoHFW INDIA, for their approval.
Chinese Academy of Sciences launched global naming event for its newest solar observatory
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has initiated a global title assortment for the nation’s newest solar observatory, which will probably be launched right into a sun-synchronous orbit in October. The 888-kilogram observatory has a half-tonne precursor, “Xihe,” a Chinese H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE), named after the solar goddess in historical Chinese mythology and launched final October to review the violent and sudden bodily processes behind solar flares.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Nomura cuts India’s GDP forecast for 2023 to 4.7%
Nomura has cut its 2023 forecast for economic growth in India, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), to 4.7 per cent from its earlier projection of 5.4 per cent amid recession fears and rising interest rates. Exports have started to struggle, while elevated imports are pushing up monthly trade deficits to record highs.
Meena Hemchandra appointed as temporary chairperson of Karur Vysya Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has authorised Meena Hemchandra‘s appointment as the Karur Vysya bank‘s temporary chairperson for three years, according to private sector lender Karur Vysya Bank.
Padma Shri awardee noted social worker Avdhash Kaushal passes away
Padma Shri winning noted social worker Avdhash Kaushal passed away recently following a prolonged illness. He was 87. He was the founder of the NGO named Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand). He was known for his fight against human rights and the conservation of the environment. Kaushal had been close to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Luis Echeverria, former president of Mexico, passes away at 100
As told by his son Benito Echeverria, Luis Echeverria Alvarez, who presided over Mexico from 1970 to 1976, passed away at the age of 100. Echeverria passed away in his house in Cuernavaca, the state capital of Morelos in south central Mexico.