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PM Narendra Modi lays Foundation Stone of C-295 transport Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, GujaratPM lays foundation stone for C-295 aircraft facility at Vadodarai.On October 30, 2022, the Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of C-295 Transport Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat which will be set up by India’s Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) and Spain’s Airbus Defence and Space.
ii.This is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft (C-295) will be manufactured in India under technology transfer by the private sector. This aircraft can be used for civilian purposes as well.
iii.It is also the first time that the C-295 aircraft will be manufactured outside of Europe.
iv.The C-295 will replace IAF’s Avro-748 planes aircraft in service.
v.With this, India will become the 35th C295 operator worldwide.
vi.The PM also dedicated Maze (labyrinth) Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar (formerly Kevadia), Gujarat near the 182-meter high Statue of Unity. He also inaugurated the OYO Ekta Houseboat, Gujarat’s first houseboat service.
About Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL):
It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, and strategic Aerospace and Defence arm of the TATA Group.
Chairman– Vijay Singh
CEO & Managing Director– Sukaran Singh
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
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DefExpo 2022′: 12th edition of DefExpo held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat – October 18-22, 2022 (Part – 2)Path to Pride’- 12th DefExpo18th-22nd October,2022In order to boost the defence sector, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi inaugurated the DefExpo 2022 (12th edition), India’s “biggest ever” defence exhibition, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from October 18 – 22, 2022.

Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence in the Defence & Aerospace Sector for 2021-22; Data Patterns Receives RM Award 
Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence (MOD) presented the Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence in the Defence & Aerospace Sector for 2021–22’ at a ceremony held in conjunction with the DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

  • The award is administered by the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) under the Department of Defence Production (DDP), MOD.

Data Patterns (India) Limited, a Chennai (Tamil Nadu)-based provider of defence and aerospace electronics systems, received the Raksha Mantri Award for Excellence for 2021-22′ from the Defence Minister.

  • The award was granted for the best medium-scale industry innovation.

Key Points:
i.There were a total of 22 awards given in a variety of categories, including Indigenisation/Import substitution, Innovation/ Technological Breakthrough and Exports.

  • Of these, 13 were won by private industries, and the remaining ones by DPSUs and PSUs. Winners include large, medium, small, and start-up enterprises.

ii.Currently, the aerospace and defence industry is worth around Rs. 80,000 crore, with the private sector contributing more than Rs. 17,000 crore.
Note: Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Data Patterns (India) Limited – Srinivasagopalan Rangarajan
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For the 1st Time India Hosts UNSC CTC Meeting at Mumbai & Delhi; UNSC Adopts Delhi DeclarationFor the 1st time India host UNSC CTC meeting at Mumbai and Delhi on 28-29 October, 2022The Government of India, for the first time, hosted the special two-day meeting of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter(UNSC)-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes.

  • The 2-day meeting hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), the government of India was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra and New Delhi, Delhi on 28th and 29th October 2022 respectively.
  • During the meeting, the non-binding document, known as The Delhi Declaration on countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes was adopted in New Delhi, Delhi.

India to Contribute USD 500,000 to UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism
EAM S Jaishankar announced that India will contribute USD 500000(half a million) to the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism which will be used towards the efforts of the Office of Counter-Terrorism in providing capacity-building support to member states in preventing and countering the threat of terrorism.
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13 states & 3 UTs Signs MoU with MoE for Upgradation to PM-SHRI Schools

India’s 13 states and 3 Union Territories (UTs) along with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) have signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to upgrade their schools under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) scheme.

  • The MoUs were signed by Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Punjab and UTs include Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir.

About PM-SHRI scheme:
i.The PM SHRI is a scheme under the MoE initiated for the development of more than 14,500 schools across India towards quality education and cognitive development of students
ii.Each state will have an upper limit of two schools per block including, one elementary and one Secondary or Senior Secondary.
iii.The scheme will manage and strengthen the selected schools with the help of the Central Government, State Government, UT Government, or the local bodies.
iv.The scheme of PM SHRI schools is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a total project cost of Rs 27,360 crore, out of which, Rs. 18,128 crore will be the centre’s share for the period of 5 academic sessions (2022-23 to 2026-27).
i.The selected schools will showcase the components of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and will offer mentorship to other schools under them.
ii.The schools will primarily focus on learning outcomes of every child in every grade and their assessment at all levels will be based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge to real-life situations with competency-based learning.
iii.The schools under the scheme will be developed as Green schools that incorporate environment-friendly aspects such as solar panels and LED lights, nutrition gardens with natural farming, waste management, plastic-free, water conservation and harvesting.

  • Additionally, it also includes the study of traditions and practices that are related to the protection of the environment, climate change related hackathon and generating awareness to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.

i.PM Shri Schools would be implemented through the existing administrative structure available for Samagra Shiksha, KVS and NVS.
ii.For the upgradation of infrastructure, the scheme will be collaborated with the other existing schemes, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban Local bodies and also the community participation are involved.
iii.Selection process – PM Shri schools will be selected through Challenge Mode, by self-applying on the online portal, which will open 4 times a year (once every quarter), for the 1st two years after the implementation of the scheme.

  • An Expert committee would be constituted for the final selection of schools.

Arunachal Pradesh to Get Northeast’s First Fish Museum at Tarin
Arunachal Pradesh will establish a fish museum, the first-of-its-kind in the North-East region (NER), with all fish species across the district from Tawang to Longding, to attract tourists, fish lovers and the museum will also serve as a training centre for fish farmers.

  • This project will be built at a financial outlay of Rs 43.59 crore in the current financial year (FY23) as the first instalment.

Key highlights:
i.The fish museum would be a part of the India’s first Integrated Aqua Park (IAP), sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying (MoFAHD) at Tarin (Ziro), in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The IAP was sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), with a financial outlay of Rs 50 Crores, with a Central share of Rs 45.11 Crores.

ii.The existing Tarin Fish Farm (TFF), located at high-altitude Bulla village, would be upgraded as the IAP where the museum would be built.
About Arunachal Pradesh:
Governor – Brig.(Dr.) B. D. Mishra
Chief Minister (CM) – Pema Khandu
National Parks – Mouling National park, Namdapha National Park
Wildlife Sanctuaries – Talle Wildlife Sanctuary, Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

GEAC approves commercial cultivation of GM Mustard 
India’s biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) functions under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change(MoEF&CC) granted environmental clearance for indigenously developed Genetically Modified (GM) mustard for commercial cultivation, making way for India’s 1st transgenic food crop.

  • GEAC recommended the environmental release of mustard hybrid DMH-11 for its seed production and testing as per existing ICAR guidelines and other extant rules before commercial release in the 136th GEAC meeting.

The transgenic mustard hybrid DMH-11 has been developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP) at Delhi University, New Delhi, Delhi.

  • This will boost the crop yield of mustard and reduce the import of vegetable oil.
  • New hybrid GM seeds could potentially raise mustard yields to 3.0-3.5 tonnes per hectare from around 1.3 tonnes now.


India Participates in First-ever Trilateral Military Exercise with  Mozambique & TanzaniaINDIAN NAVY PARTICIPATES IN MAIDEN TRILATERAL EXERCISE WITH MOZAMBIQUE AND TANZANIAIndia Participated in the first edition of the 3-day India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise between the navies of India, Mozambique and Tanzania held at  at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 27th October 2022 to 29th October 2022.

  • The Indian Navy is represented by the guided missile frigate, Indian Naval Ship(INS) Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter and Marine Commandos (MARCOS) (Special Forces).

Objectives of IMT TRILAT:
The three broad objectives of the exercise are:

  • Capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best practices.
  • Enhancing interoperability.
  • Strengthening maritime cooperation.

i.The exercise was followed by the Gandhinagar Declaration, which was adopted at the Indian Africa Defence Dialogue in Gandhinagar(Gujarat), on the sidelines of Defexpo 2022.
ii.The exercise includes a harbour phase and sea phase.

  • As a part of the harbour phase, capability building activities like visit, board, search and seizure; small arms training; joint diving operations; damage control and fire fighting exercises; and cross deck visits were conducted.
  • As a part of the sea phase, boat operations, fleet manoeuvres, visit, board, search and seizure operations, helicopter operations, small arms firing, formation anchoring and Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ) patrols were conducted.

iii.Professional disciplines such as handling Asymmetric Threats, Boat and Helicopter Operations, Casualty Evacuation drills, Fire Fighting, and Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) drills were part of this Trilateral exercise.


Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva elected New President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva elected new president of Brazil

On 30th October 2022, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Former Brazilian President and Leftist leader, has been elected as the new President of Brazil after defeating the current President Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Over 99% of the votes were tallied in the runoff vote, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva secured 50.83% of the votes, whereas, Jair Bolsonaro managed to get 49.17% votes.
  • The inauguration of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is scheduled to take place on January 1, 2023.

About Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva:
i. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (nicknamed Lula) was born on 27th October 1945, in Garanhuns, in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil’s historically poverty-ridden northeast.
ii. He co-founded the Workers’ Party in 1980 and contested as its Presidential candidate in 1989.
iii. Previously, he served as the President of Brazil for 2 terms from 2003 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2010. 2022 marks his 6th presidential campaign.
iv. He was imprisoned for 580 days for corruption and money laundering. His convictions were later overturned by Brazil’s Supreme Court, which concluded that the presiding judge was prejudiced and collaborated with prosecutors which allowed him to run for president for the 6th time.
About Brazil:
President- Jair Bolsonaro
Capital- Brasília
Currency- Brazilian real

Dr G Hemaprabha takes charge as a New Director of ICAR-SBI
On 28th October 2022, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI) (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu) appointed Dr G Hemaprabha, as the 1st woman Director of ICAR SBI, the 111-year-old institution which was established in 1912.

  • She was appointed up to 2024 on the recommendations of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, Delhi, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW).
  • she has so far developed 27 sugarcane varieties and registered 15 sugarcane genetic stocks with over 34 years of research experience in sugarcane genetic improvement.

Jay Y Lee appointed  as Executive Chairman of Samsung Electronics 

i.On 27th October 2022, The Board of Directors of Samsung Electronics approved the appointment of Jay Y Lee (Lee Jae-yong) as executive chairman of the company. The Board approved the appointment, which was recommended by Director and Board Chairman Han-Jo Kim.
ii.He has been replaced by his father late Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee
iii.Jay Y Lee has been vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, the crown jewel of South Korea’s biggest business conglomerate, since 2012.


Zee-Sony merger: Groups agree to sell 3 Hindi channels to address anti-competition concerns
Media groups Sony and Zee have agreed to sell three Hindi channels Big Magic, Zee Action and Zee Classic.Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the proposed Zee-Sony merger deal, subject to certain modifications on October 4 2022.

  • CCI has approved the “amalgamation of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) and Bangla Entertainment Private Limited (BEPL) with Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited (CME), with certain modifications”.
  • CME was earlier known as Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd (SPNI).
  • in September 2021 ,ZEEL has entered into a non-binding term sheet with SPNI to bring together their linear networks, digital assets, production operations and programme libraries.
  • The Zee-Sony combine will become India’s second-largest entertainment network by revenue with over 75 television (TV) channels, along with two video streaming services, ZEE5 and SonyLIV.


7th FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022: Spain grabbed the title beating Colombia Fifa U17 Women’s World CupThe 7th edition of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) U-17 Women’s World Cup was hosted by India at 3 cities of Bhubaneswar (Odisha) in Kalinga Stadium; Margao, Goa in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; and Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra in DY Patil Stadium from October 11-30, 2022.

  • The tournament title was clinched by Spain by defeating Colombia (runner-ups) with 1-0. Spain earlier won the title in 2018.
  • Spain became only the second team after North Korea to win the title twice. They are the first side to defend their title.

Mascot:  Ibha
Ibha, an Asiatic lioness is a lion subspecies that survives in India only Ibha means one with good vision or judgement in Khasi, a language spoken primarily in the state of Meghalaya. It represents Nari Shakti (woman power) and aims to inspire and encourage women and girls by using teamwork, resilience, kindness and empowering others.
Slogan: Kick Off The Dream
Financial outlay:
i.Rs 60 crore spent for hosting the tournament that saw the participation of 16 teams, including India.
ii.Rs 10 crore assistance provided to All India Football Federation (AIFF) for Field of play Maintenance, Stadium power, Energy & Cabling, Stadia & Training Site Branding etc. from the budgetary allocation for the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs).
About FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup:
It is a biennial world championship for female players under or upto the age of 17, organized by FIFA. The event started in 2008 and is held in even-numbered years.

  • The 6th edition was held in Uruguay in 2018.

Key Points:
i.It was the second time that India hosted a FIFA tournament, after the men’s 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the first time that India hosted a FIFA women’s football tournament.
ii.India, Morocco and Tanzania made their debuts in the tournament.
MoU between FIFA, MoE & AIFF signed for Football for School program in Navi Mumbai
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), Union Ministry for Education (MoE) and the FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to broadbase football across various schools in India through the Football for Schools programme.

  • It was signed in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MoE; AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey, AIFF Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran.

About Football for Schools Program:
It is a program run by FIFA and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to contribute to the development, education and empowerment of around 700 Million children worldwide. Under this MOU, efforts will be made to popularize Football among the students.
Under this, 25 million students will be trained and 700 Navoday Vidyalayas will be the nodal agency for football in India.

2022 Yonex French Open Badminton Tournament – Highlights

On 30th October 2022 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty from India have won the Yonex 2022 French Open Super 750 title against Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the men’s doubles category, held at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France from 25th October 2022 to 30th October 2022.

  • The 2022 French Open was the 18th tournament of the 2022  Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour and was organised by the French Badminton Federation.

Key highlights:
i.Both Satwiksairaj and Chirag, were the runners of the 2019 edition of French Open and have also won the Indian Open super 500, Commonwealth Games gold, Thomas Cup and World Championships bronze.
ii.This duo marks their third world tour title after the 2019 Thailand Open and the 2022 Indian Open.
iii.They have also become the first Indian pair to win a Super 750 tournament.

Men’s SinglesViktor Axelson (Denmark)
Women’s SinglesHe Bingjiao (China)
Men’s DoublesSatwiksairaj Rankireddy (India) & Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (India)
Women’s DoublesPearly Tan (Malaysia) & Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia)
Mixed DoublesZheng Siwei (China) & Huang Yaqiong (China)

Viktor Axelsen Wins 2022 French Open Men’s Singles Title
The world and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen has won the men’s singles title at the Yonex French Open 2022 badminton tournament after beating Dane Rasmus Gemke in the final.

  • With this win, Viktor Axelsen has become the most successful player on the men’s world tour, overtaking Japan’s Kento Momota with 16 wins in 21 finals.

Pearly & Thinaah Becomes 1st Malaysian Duo to Win French Open Title
National badminton doubles players Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan became the first Malaysian women’s pair to win the 2022 French Open women’s doubles title.

  • The duo created history by defeating Japan’s two-time world champions Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara in the finals.

China Wins Two Titles at the 2022 French Open Badminton Tournament
China’s He Bingjiao has won the 2022 French Open Women’s Single title after defeating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final and the pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the 2022 French Open mixed Doubles title by defeating Netherland’s Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek.

Max Verstappen Wins 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix Max Verstappen won the Mexico City Grand PrixOn 30th October 2022 Red Bull’s double world champion and the Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix to set a Formula One (F1) record of 14 victories from a single season and also scored the most points in the season.
i.Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton(United Kingdom) finished second, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez (Mexico)finished third and George Russell was in fourth position.
ii.He broke the record set by Michael Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2013) on 13 wins in a season.

  • The 2022 season has been featured with 22 races compared to 19 in 2013 and 18 in 2004.

About Mexico City Grand Prix:
i.The Mexico City Grand Prix (earlier known as Mexican Grand Prix is an event held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico.
ii.The Mexican Grand Prix was first held on 4th November 1962 at the Magdalena Mixhuca circuit. In 2015 the Mexico Grand Prix returned to the Mexico City circuit.


French author Rene Naba releases New Book “Nuclearization of Asia”

French Author Rene Naba has authored a new bilingual book in both French and English titled “De la Nucléarisation de l’Asie“(Nuclearization of Asia). The book discusses the nuclear emergency and threat posed by the nexus of Pakistan and China.

  • The book published by Golias was released at the Geneva Press Club which was attended by the in-person participation of 35 people and 23 of them participated in virtual mode.
  • René Naba is the author of 2 books on Asia. The 1st book was “Pakistan facing the challenge of the post-Western world and Eurasia” Golias 2018, the first book in French on the strategic mutation of Pakistan.
  • Rene Naba is the former head of the Arab Muslim world in the diplomatic service of AFP and vice president of the International Center for the Fight against Terrorism.


National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) 2022 – October 31 National Unity Day - October 31 2022

National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is annually observed across India on 31st October to mark the birth anniversary of the “Iron Man of India” Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, who is endeared as ‘Sardar’. He was the first deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Independent India.

  • 31st October 2022 marks the 147th birth anniversary of ‘Sardar’ Vallabhbhai Patel. He was born on 31st October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat.

i.In 2014, the Government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the observance of National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October of every year. ii.The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who played a major role in the political integration of India after independence.

  • The first ever National Unity Day in India was celebrated on 31st October 2014.

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World Cities Day 2022 – October 31United Nations (UN)’s World Cities Day (WCD) is annually observed across the world on October 31 to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization and push for global cooperation in sustainable urban development.
The theme of World Cities Day 2022 is “Better City, Better Life: Act Local to Go Global”. 

  • Better City, Better Life is the general theme of World Cities Day which remains constant every year.

Global observance of WCD 2022: 
The global observance of World Cities Day 2022 is organised in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China under the theme (Sub Theme or theme of WCD 2022 ) “Act Local to Go Global”, focusing on the need to promote local action to accelerate the achievement of 17 SDGs.
i. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution A/RES/68/239 on 27th December 2013 and proclaimed October 31 of every year as World Cities Day.
ii. The 1st World Cities Day was observed on 31st October 2014, in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
About United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat):
Executive Director- Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Headquarters- Nairobi, Kenya
Establishment- 1978
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World Savings Day 2022 – October 31World Savings Day - October 30 2022

World Savings Day (WSD), also known as World Thrift Day, is annually observed across the globe on October 31 to raise awareness regarding the importance of saving and the financial security of individuals.

  • WSD is being celebrated on 30th October in India. It was not observed on 31st of October in India, because the death anniversary of late Prime
    Minister Indira Gandhi is commemorated on same day.

The theme of World Savings Day 2022 is “Saving prepares you for the Future”.
i. On 31st October 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milan, Italy, the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) founding fathers established October 31 of every year as World Savings Day.
ii. The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared this day the “International Saving Day” on the last day of the congress.
Note: The aim of celebrating WSD is to change our behaviour towards saving and constantly remind us of the importance of wealth.
i. The significance of the day is to generate awareness about the concept of saving money in a bank instead of locking it away at home.
About the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI):
The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) helps savings and retail banks around the world to thrive. It focuses on issues of global importance affecting the banking industry.
President- Isidro Fainé
Headquarters- Brussels, Belgium
Establishment- 1924
Members & Countries- 88 Members & 65 Countries

Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 – 31st October to 6th NovemberVigilance Awareness Week - October 31 to November 6 2022Vigilance Awareness Week is annually observed across India during the week in which the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls (the week on which 31st October falls). The week is observed by the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) to bring together all the stakeholders to participate in the prevention of corruption and to raise public awareness about the threats posed by corruption.
Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 is marked from 31st October to 6th November 2022. 

  • Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 was observed from 26th October to 1st November 2021.

The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 is “Corruption Free India For A Developed Nation” (Bhrashtaachaar Mukt Bhaarat – Vikasit Bhaarat).
About Central Vigilance Commission(CVC):
CVC is an apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Government of India.
Central Vigilance Commissioner– Suresh N Patel
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi
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1PM Narendra Modi lays Foundation Stone of C-295 transport Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat
2‘DefExpo 2022′: 12th edition of DefExpo held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat – October 18-22, 2022 (Part – 2)
3For the 1st Time India Hosts UNSC CTC Meeting at Mumbai & Delhi; UNSC Adopts Delhi Declaration
413 states & 3 UTs Signs MoU with MoE for Upgradation to PM-SHRI Schools
5Arunachal Pradesh to Get Northeast’s First Fish Museum at Tarin
6GEAC approves commercial cultivation of GM Mustard
7India Participates in First-ever Trilateral Military Exercise with  Mozambique & Tanzania
8Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva elected New President of Brazil
9Dr G Hemaprabha takes charge as a New Director of ICAR-SBI
10Jay Y Lee appointed  as Executive Chairman of Samsung Electronics
11Zee-Sony merger: Groups agree to sell 3 Hindi channels to address anti-competition concerns
127th FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022: Spain grabbed the title beating Colombia
132022 Yonex French Open Badminton Tournament – Highlights
14Max Verstappen Wins 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix
15French author Rene Naba releases New Book “Nuclearization of Asia”
16National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) 2022 – October 31
17World Cities Day 2022 – October 31
18World Savings Day 2022 – October 31
19Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 – 31st October to 6th November