Daily Current Affairs For UPSC 31 December 2022: We bring to you ”Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam” on the principle of updating UPSC CSE aspirants with Most Important Daily UPSC Prelims Specific Current Affairs. These Daily Current Affairs are prepared in Bit Form/Abridged Form to save the precious time of UPSC Aspirants. In Today’s Prelims Bits we are covering Current Affairs Bits for the below mentioned topics: Koneru Humpy, Sri Narayan Guru, British East India Company, Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM).
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Why In News?
- Former world rapid champion Koneru Humpy has won India’s first-ever Silver medal in the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- Humpy defeated China’s Zhongyi Tan to win Silver in the 17th and final round.
Know About 2022 FIDE World Blitz Championship
The 2022 FIDE World Blitz Championship is an elite over-the-board event featuring the best blitz chess players in the world. Masters and national champions from around the globe gather to compete in Swiss tournaments for their share of the $350,000 prize fund. The event runs from December 29 through 30.
Who Is Koneru Humpy
- Humpy is the second Indian to win a medal at World Blitz, after Viswanathan Anand.
- Koneru Humpy is an Indian Grandmaster who is known for her playing style and winning the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2020 after taking a break for 2 years from Chess.
- She was born on Mar 31st, 1987 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Sri Narayan Guru
Why In News?
MOD Sri Rajnath Singh Ji, while inaugurating 90th annual pilgrimage of Sivagiri Mutt, has said that Atmanirbhar Bharat is inspired by saints like Sri Narayan Guru Ji’s teaching of “Prosperity through industry”.
Sree Narayana Guru
- Sree Narayana Guru was born on August 22, 1856 (1032 Chingam in Malayalam calendar).
- In 1904 he gave up his life of a wanderer and decided to settle down in a place to continue his spiritual practices.
- He chose Sivagiri at Varkala, twenty miles north of Thiruvananthapuram.
- He instructed to propagate topics like education and cleanliness through Sivagiri Mutt to create modern consciousness
- He started a Sanskrit school in Varkala and poor boys and orphans were given free education regardless of their caste Temples were built at different places – Thrissur.
Know About Sivagiri Mutt
- Sivagiri Mutt is a famous tourist pilgrimage place in Varkala town of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala.
- The Mutt also headquarters Shree Narayana Dharma Sangham, an organisation of Narayan Guru’s disciples and followers.
- Sivagiri pilgrimage, known as Sivagiri Theerthadanam in Malayalam is another important festival celebrated in the Mutt.
Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM)
Why In News?
The ECI says that it has developed a prototype, the Multi-Constituency Remote Voting Machine (RVM) and has called an all-party meeting on January 16 to demonstrate the same.
Prelims Bits On Multi Constituency RVM
- Multi Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) is a modified form of EVM which can handle up to 72 multiple constituencies from a single remote polling booth.
- The initiative, if implemented, can lead to a social transformation for the migrants and connect with their roots as many times they are reluctant to get themselves enrolled at their place of work for various reasons such as frequently changing residences, not enough social and emotional connect with the issues of area of migration, unwillingness to get their name deleted in electoral roll of their home/native constituencies as they have permanent residence/property etc.
- The Commission in association with a renowned Public Sector Undertaking is now ready to pilot a Multi Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) for facilitating participation of domestic migrants from their remote locations itself i.e., the places of their current residence for purposes of education/employment, etc., for voting for their home constituencies.
What Is The ECI Proposal On Remote Voting For Domestic Migrants?
Today In History-”British East India Company”
Why In News?
- On December 31st 1600, the British East India Company was formed by an English royal charter.
- In Fact, the British East India Company received a Royal Charter from the British monarch Elizabeth I to trade with the East Indies.
- The British East India Company relied on a “factory” system, leaving representatives it called “factors” behind to set up trading posts and allowing them to source and negotiate for goods.
- Thanks to a treaty in 1613 with the Mughal emperor Jahangir, it established its first factory in Surat in what is now western India.
- Over the years, the company shifted its attention from pepper and other spices to calico and silk fabric and eventually tea, and expanded into the Persian Gulf, China, and elsewhere in Asia.
- The East India Company’s royal charter gave it the ability to “wage war,” and initially it used military force to protect itself and fight rival traders. In 1757, however, it seized control of the entire Mughal state of Bengal.
- The company then built on its victory and drove the French and Dutch out of the Indian subcontinent.
- In the years that followed, the East India company forcibly annexed other regions of the subcontinent and forged alliances with rulers of territory they could not conquer.
- At its height, it had an army of 260,000 (twice the size of Britain’s standing army) and was responsible for almost half of Britain’s trade.
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