Daily Current Affairs October 04

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October 04| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs October 04

1. World Animal Welfare Day is observed on?
A) October 3
B) October 1
C) October 5
D) October 2
E) October 4
Answer: E) October 4

  • Date: October 4
  • Day: World Animal Welfare Day
  • 1st Observed: 24 March 1925
  • Theme: Shared world
  • Others: In 1929, it was hosted on October 4th.The International Animal Protection Congress in Florence, Italy, adopted a resolution in May 1931 declaring 4 October as World Animal Day.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs October 04

2. ICICI Bank launched special account for Indian students in which of the following country?
B) Canada
D) France
E) Germany
Answer: C) UK

  • ICICI Bank UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vadodara-headquartered ICICI Bank, announced the launch of a new account designed for Indian students headed for higher education in Britain.
  • The Home Vantage Current Account (HVCA), which comes with a Visa debit card valid for use anywhere in the world, can be activated digitally before the students leave India for the UK.
  • As an equivalent to a savings account in India, the account holder can activate internet banking and mobile banking once it has been activated.


Founded: 05/01/1994
HQ: Vadodara,Gujarat
Chairman: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
Tagline: Khayal Apka

3. India saw how many billion online transactions worth Rs 36.08 trillion in Q2FY22?
A) 20.57 bn
B) 20.47 bn
C) 20.37 bn
D) 20.27 bn
E) 20.67 bn
Answer: A) 20.57 bn

  • India saw 20.57 billion online transactions worth Rs 36.08 trillion in the second quarter (Q2) this year.
  • The online transactions were processed through debit and credit cards, prepaid payment instruments like mobile wallets and prepaid cards and UPI which includes P2M (person to merchant) and P2P (person to person) transactions.
  • “UPI P2P accounted for 49 per cent in volume and 67 per cent in value but in terms of merchants’ transactions, UPI P2M emerged as the preferred payment mode with a market share of 34 per cent in volume and 17 per cent in terms of value,” said Worldline’s ‘India Digital Payments Report’.
  • Payments through credit and debit cards accounted for 8 per cent in volume and 14 per cent in value.
  • In Q2 2022, UPI clocked over 17.4 billion transactions in volume and Rs 30.4 trillion in terms of value.
  • Transactions volume and value have seen an increase about 118 per cent increase in volume and over 98 per cent increase in value in Q2 2022 as compared to Q2 2021.
  • UPI now has 346 partner banks as a part of the ecosystem.
  • It is now accepted in countries like the UAE, Singapore, France and Bhutan.
  • As of June 2022, the total number of POS terminals deployed by merchant acquiring banks was 6.59 million; it increased by 43 per cent growth in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2021.
  • The total number of credit and debit cards in circulation by the end of Q2 2022 was 1 billion.
  • In Q2 2022, credit cards volume and value stood at 688.65 million and Rs 3.28 trillion respectively.
  • In Q2 2022, debit card transactions volume and value stood at 973.12 million and Rs 1.91 trillion, respectively.

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs October 04

4. India’s merchandise exports dippedhow many per cent in September whencompared to previous year?
A) 3.54%
B) 3.53%
C) 3.57%
D) 3.52%
E) 3.56%
Answer: D) 3.52%

  • India’s merchandise exports dip 3.52 per cent to USD 32.62 billion in September against USD 33.81 billion in same month last year.
  • India’s Merchandise export in April-September 2022-23 was USD 229.05 billion with an increase of 15.54% over USD 198.25 billion in April-September 2021-22.

Ministry of External Affairs:

Union Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (Rajya Sabha MP,Gujarat)
Minister of State: V Muraleedharan(Rajya Sabha MP,Maharashtra),Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (Inner Manipur,Manipur),Meenakshi Lekhi(New Delhi)

5. UNCTAD predicted how many percent India’s GDP?
A) 5.9%
B) 5.7%
C) 5.5%
D) 5.8%
E) 5.6%
Answer: B) 5.7%

  • India’s economic growth is expected to decline to 5.7 per cent this year from 8.2 per cent in 2021, a top UN agency projected, citing higher financing cost and weaker public expenditures.
  • India’s GDP will further decelerate to 4.7 per cent growth in 2023, according to the forecast by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Report 2022.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):

Founded: 30/12/1964
HQ: Geneva,Switzerland
Secretary General: Rebeca Grynspan

6. L&T Metro Rail ____ launched WhatsApp eTicketing facility?
A) Hyderabad
B) Kolkata
C) Bangalore
D) New Delhi
E) Lucknow
Answer: A) Hyderabad

  • L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad has rolled out an end-to-end digital payment-enabled metro ticket booking through WhatsApp eTicketing facility in association with its delivery partner Billeasy, a Fintech platform.

Larsen and Tourbo Ltd:

Founded: 07/02/1946
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: Anil Manibhai Naik

Acquisitions and Mergers – Daily Current Affairs October 04

7. Britannia acquiredhow many percent of equity share capital in Kenya’s Kenafric Biscuits?
A) 52%
B) 54%
C) 51%
D) 55%
E) 53%
Answer: C) 51%

  • Britannia and Associates (Dubai) Pvt Co Ltd (BADCO) Britannia’s wholly-owned arm – acquired Nairobi-based liability firm Kenafric Biscuits Ltd (KBL) by subscribing to 51 per cent of the equity share capital of the company, Britannia Industries.
  • The cost of acquisition was Kenyan Shillings (KES) 13.87 crore (₹9.2 crore).

Britannia Industries:

Founded: 1892
HQ: Kolkata
Chairman: Nusli Wadia

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs October 04

8. BD Mishra became Meghalaya governor, he was previously governor of which of the following state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Assam
E) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: E) Arunachal Pradesh

  • State: Meghalaya
  • Position: Governor
  • Appointed: BD Mishra
  • Succeeded: Satya Pal Malik
  • Others: He has been serving as the Arunachal Pradesh governor since 2017 and was given the additional charge of neighbouring Meghalaya.


Capital: Shillong
CM: Conrad Sangma
Governor: BD Mishra
Language: English
National Park:Balphakram National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Nongkhyllem WLS
Ramsar Site: –
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: –
Dams: –
RRB: Meghalaya Rural Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: –

9. Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry got new office-bearers during ___ annual general meeting?
A) 121st
B) 125th
C) 130th
D) 123rd
E) 120th
Answer: B) 125th

  • The 125th annual general meeting of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry elected Arun David Mookken of MookkenDevassyOuseph& Company as president and Job V Job of Indian Emporium as its vice-president.
  • The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Vikas Agarwal, president of the chamber.
  • Deepak Kumar Shetty, Dr Baiju Ramachandran, Akshay Agarwal, Kurian Jose and Rajesh Agarwal were also elected members of the managing committee.

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Founded: 1927
HQ: New Delhi
President: Sanjiv Mehta

Awards – Daily Current Affairs October 04

10. Who among the following won 2022 Nobel prize for medicine?
A) Mark Paabo
B) Svante Mark
C) SventePaabo
D) Svante Paabo
E) SavantePaabo
Answer: D) Svante Paabo

Field Name Contribution
Medicine Scientist Svante Paabo Concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution
Physics Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger For their work in quantum technology

Environment and Energy- Daily Current Affairs October 04

11. Adani Greens incorporatedhow many new subsidiary companies for renewable energy biz?
A) 3
B) 2
C) 4
D) 1
E) 5
Answer: A) 3

  • Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four Limited has incorporated three new subsidiary companies for renewable energy business.
  • Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) said Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four Limited is its own subsidiary and the newly incorporated entities are its step-down subsidiaries.
  • The names of three new subsidiary companies are Adani Renewable Energy Thirty Six, Adani Renewable Energy Forty Limited and Adani Renewable Energy Forty Seven Limited.
  • The subsidiaries were incorporated and registered with the Registrar of Companies, Gujarat at Ahmedabad on October 3, 2022 and are yet to commence its business operations.

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL):

Founded: 2015
HQ: Ahmedabad
MD & CEO: Vneet S Jain

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs October 04

12. EXIM Bank extendedhow many million USD LoC to Maldives for development projects?
A) $ 150 mn
B) $ 250 mn
C) $ 100 mn
D) $ 300 mn
E) $ 200 mn
Answer: C) $ 100 mn

  • Exim Bank has extended a line of credit of USD 100 million to the Maldives for financing developmental projects.
  • Exim Bank’s overall commitment to the strategically important island nation located in close proximity goes to six lines of credit totalling USD 1.43 billion.
  • Projects being funded through the LOCs include Greater Male’ Connectivity Project, Water and Sewerage Projects, Addu Development Project, International Cricket Stadium Project, Defence projects, Gulhifalhu Port Project, Hanimaadhoo Airport Project, Gan Airport Project, Fisheries Project, Road Construction Project and Sports Infrastructure.
  • An agreement was signed in Male on Sunday by Maldives’ Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer and Exim Bank’s general manager NirmitVed.
  • India’s Foreign Secretary V M Kwatraand his Maldivian counterpart Ahmed Latheef were also present.
  • With the signing of this LOC agreement, Exim Bank has now 311 lines of credit covering 67 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America Oceania and the CIS, with credit commitments of around USD 32.31 billion.


Capital: Male
Currency: MaldivianRufiyaa (MVR)
President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Language: Dhivehi

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs October 04

13. Govt approvedhow many crores to install new 25k telecom towers in 500 days?
A) Rs 24000 crores
B) Rs 23000 crores
C) Rs 25000 crores
D) Rs 27000 crores
E) Rs 26000 crores
Answer: E) Rs 26000 crores

  • Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said Rs 26,000 crore has been approved by the government to install new 25,000 telecom towers in the next 500 days.
  • He said the measure was being taken as connectivity was vital for Digital India and its reach to every corner of the country, during the three-day Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers which concluded, according to an official statement of the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY).
  • The minister also congratulated all states and Union Territories (UTs) for their speedy on-boarding at PM Gati Shakti.
  • Emphasising the motto of SabkaSaath and Sabka Vikas, he stated that the commitments from all states and UTs, large as well as small states, are vital in taking Digital India to higher level and in realising the Aatmanirbhar Bharat and trillion-dollar Digital Economy.
  • MeitY had organised on Sunday three sessions on important aspects such as ‘IT Rules, online gaming and data governance’, ‘Digital India Bhashini and digital payment’, and ‘MyScheme and Meri Pehchaan’.
  • The demo on eligibility/profile-based service discovery at MyScheme was shown.
  • The Ministry organisedfive panel discussions.
  • These were — Attracting Startups to Tier 2 Cities and Sustaining Them, Use of Emerging Tech in Public Services, Making India Talent Nation, Realization of Digital Government in States and Make-in-India for the Globe – India as Semiconductor Nation.
  • Some of the speakers in these sessions were MapMyIndiachoief executive officer Rohan Verma, Wadhwani CEO Prakash Kumar, Nasscom President Debjani Ghosh, Tata Sons Senior Government Affairs Officer Tanmoy Chakravarty and Texas Instruments MD Santhosh Kumar.
  • On collaborations, MeitY Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma said start-up-friendly policies and incentives at the state level for creating a thriving start-up ecosystem.
  • On emerging technology, he emphasised data-driven decision-making and data and process-driven innovations using artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, drone and Internet of Things (IoT).

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology:

Union Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw(Rajya Sabha MP,Odisha)
Minister of State: Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Rajya Sabha MP,Karnataka)

14. President Murmu laid foundation stone for various projects in which of the following state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Assam
E) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: B) Gujarat

  • President DroupadiMurmu laid the foundation stones for various projects of the Government of Gujarat related to health, irrigation, and water supply and also the projects of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways related to upgradation of Deendayal Port (250 crores), Kandla from GMERS, Gandhinagar, said President’s Secretariat.
  • The project of Construction of New Dome Shaped Godowns inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 69.51 crore will have extended working height, resulting in more cargo handling, further suitable for unloading the bulk cargo through hydraulic system by Trucks / Transport vehicles of fifth generation.
  • The Upgradation of Plots & Storm Water Drains in 66 Hectare Area inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 80 crorewill upgrade the Plots/ Storage Area including utility services like Concrete Roads, Storm Water Drains network, pipe conduit for electrical cables, Paving and labour amenity, facilities like drinking water, toilets, and rest-shelters for workers.
  • The Upgradation of Plots, Roads and Storm Water Drains in another 40 Hectare Area inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 47 Crore will increase the handling & storage capacity inside Custom Bonded Area and help in boosting Import / Export of Dry Cargo with capacity of 8.8 lakhs MT.
  • The project of Upgradation of Tuna Road from Two Lane to Four Lane with Project Cost of Rs. 87.32 Crore will result into faster Cargo evacuation, looking to the increase in Traffic handling at Port and accommodate future Port Traffic seamlessly.
  • It will provide much desired connectivity to the Port from the National Highway and provide a face–lift to the approach roads to the Port in line with Gati Shakti.
  • The project will also benefit the proposed Jetties to be developed by the DPA on PPP.


Capital: Gandhinagar
CM: Bhupendrabhai Patel
Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat
Language: Gujarati
National Park: Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Thol Lake WLS
Ramsar Site: Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary,Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Wadhvana Wetland, Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Power Plant, Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power plant, Mundra Thermal power Plant
Dams: Karjan dam in Karjan River
RRB: Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank (BOB), Saurashtra Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: ChampanerPavagadhArchaelogicalPark,Rani-ki-Vav,Historic City of Ahmadabad,Dholavira(Harappan City)

15. PM will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over three thousand 650 crore rupees in which of the following state?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: D) Himachal Pradesh

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Himachal Pradesh inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over three thousand 650 crore rupees.
  • During the visit, he will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, which foundation stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017.
  • The AIIMS, constructed at a cost of over one thousand 470 crore rupees, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty and 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters and 750 beds.
  • Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities.
  • The hospital will admit one hundred students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.
  • During the visit, Mr. Modi will also lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over one thousand 690 crore rupees.
  • The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali.
  • The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about 350 crore rupees.
  • He will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla.
  • During the visit, the Prime Minister will participate in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.
  • The festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley.
  • It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

Himachal Pradesh:

Capital: Shimla(Summer),Dharamshala(Winter)
CM: Jai Ram Thakur
Governor: Rajendra Arlekar
Language: Hindi
National Park: Khirganga National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Chandratal WLS
Ramsar Site: Chandertal Wetland, Pong Dam Lake, Renuka Wetland
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: Dehar Hydro Electric Power Plant
Dams: Panda Dam in Beas River
RRB: Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank (PNB)
UNESCO Site: Great Himalayan NP Conservation Area

16. Who among the following commended Railways for Sculpture made from plastic & pet bottles at KSR Bengaluru Station?
A) Prime Minister
B) Home Minister
C) President
D) Vice President
E) Railway Minister
Answer: A) Prime Minister

  • The Prime Minister has lauded South Western Railways for Sculpture made from plastic & pet bottles at KSR Bengaluru Station.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • World Animal Welfare Day 2022.

Banking and Finance 

  • ICICI Bank launches special account for Indian students in UK.
  • India saw 20.57 billion online transactions worth Rs 36.08 trillion in Q2FY22.

Business And Economy

  • India’s merchandise exports dip 3.52 per cent to USD 32.62 billion in September against USD 33.81 billion in same month last year: Govt data.
  • India’s GDP growth to decline to 5.7 pc in 2022: UNCTAD.
  • L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad launches WhatsApp eTicketing facility.

Acquisitions and Mergers

  • Britannia acquires 51% of equity share capital in Kenya’s Kenafric Biscuits.


  • BD Mishra takes oath as Meghalaya governor.
  • Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry gets new office-bearers.


  • 2022 Nobel prize.

Environment and Energy

  • Adani Greens forms 3 new subsidiary companies for renewable energy biz.

International Affairs

  • EXIM Bank extends $100 mn LoC to Maldives for development projects.

National Affairs

  • Govt approves Rs 26k crore to install new 25k telecom towers in 500 days.
  • President Murmu lays foundation stone for various projects of Gujarat Govt.
  • PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over three thousand 650 crore rupees in HP.
  • PM commends Railways for Sculpture made from plastic & pet bottles at KSR Bengaluru Station.


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