Daily Current Affairs 9 July 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates new mid-day meal kitchen in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Akshaya Patra midday meal kitchen in Varanasi in his first visit to his constituency after the BJP won the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
- Managed by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, which also runs one of the world’s largest school feeding programmes in collaboration with the government’s Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) scheme, the kitchen will feed over one lakh children in a bid to ensure that they don’t miss out on education due to poverty.
Centre declares Rajasthan’s Mangarh hillocks as national monument
The Modi government is exploring the possibility of declaring Mangarh Hillock a monument of national importance. National Monument Authority chairman Tarun Vijay submitted a report to union minister of culture Arjun Ram Meghwal at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) on the matter, and said doing so, will be a tribute to the tribal freedom fighters who lost their lives.
- The hillock, situated at the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, is a site of a tribal uprising where a massacre of over 1500 Bhil tribal freedom fighters took place in 1913. The place is also known as the Adivasi Jallianwala, and there has been a demand to build a memorial.
Ukraine economy could shrink by up to 35% in 2022, says IMF
Ukraine’s war-ravaged economy could shrink by up to 35% this year if Russia’s invasion becomes a protracted conflict, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
- In an initial assessment, the IMF said the loss of life, damage to critical infrastructure, trade disruption and an outflow of refugees would lead to gross domestic product falling by a minimum of 10% in 2021.
- However, it stressed that the experience of other countries affected by recent wars, such as Iraq and Syria, suggested the impact could be much more severe.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Google announces Startup School India for small-city entrepreneurs
Google announced the launch of Startup School India (SSI) as part of the Google for Startups initiative. This is a platform under which Google will bring together investors, successful entrepreneurs and programmers that startups from the smaller cities can to tap into and learn from the best.
- The idea of creating the Startup School India is to reach out to more and more startups in India. Google aims to reach out to at least 10,000 startups with this programme.
Paritosh Tripathi appointed MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance
SBI General Insurance Company Ltd. has announced Paritosh Tripathi as managing director and chief executive officer, effective 5 July. He was nominated by the parent company, State Bank of India, for the post and succeeds P.C. Kandpal.
Jadavpur University VC appointed president of AIU Kolkata
The Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das was appointed as the president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Sanjiv Puri elected CII Vice President for FY23, R Dinesh as President Designate
ITC chairman and managing director Sanjiv Puri has been elected the Vice President of CII for 2022-23, while TVS Supply Chain Solutions Executive Vice Chairman R Dinesh has become the new President Designate.
- Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Limited, continues to be the President of CII for the year 2022-23, it said.
Boris Johnson resigns as UK prime minister after Conservative Party revolts
Boris Johnson resigned as leader of Britain’s Conservative party, paving the way for the selection of a new Prime Minister after dozens of Ministers quit his government over 48 hours of frenzied political drama.
- Rishi Sunak, Ben Wallace, Liz Truss among contenders for the top post
Polish Govt Honours Indian Maharajas For Sheltering Refugees Of WWII
Polish government held a ceremony in Warsaw, where it honoured the royal families of Jamnagar and Kolhapur and others for providing shelter to Polish refugees who had fled the country during World War II.
- The Indian government had sent a delegation of former royals and other representatives from Kolhapur and Jamnagar to attend the event.
Gita Gopinath becomes first woman to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’ | Mint
The First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath has made it as the first woman to be featured on the ‘wall of former chief economists’ of the IMF, making it a proud moment in the history of IMF.
- This makes her only the second Indian to achieve this feat as the first Indian to achieve the honour was none other than Raghuram Rajan as IMF’s Chief Economist and Director of Research between the years 2003 and 2006.
Shinzo Abe, former Japan PM, passes away after being shot in Nara
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated in Nara while campaigning for the upcoming election. The 67-year-old world leader was rushed to hospital in grave condition, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in an address to the nation. A suspect has been taken into custody.