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08th July 2022


SBI General Insurance launches Cyber VaultEdge insurance plan

SBI General Insurance has launched the Cyber VaultEdge insurance plan, a comprehensive cyber insurance cover for individuals that provides protection against financial losses arising from cyber risks and attacks. To read more, click here.


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SBI General Insurance Headquarters location: Mumbai

SBI General Insurance MD & CEO: Paritosh Tripathi

SBI General Insurance Founded: 24 February 2009


SBI General Insurance appoints Paritosh Tripathi as MD & CEO

Private non-life insurer SBI General Insurance had appointed Paritosh Tripathi as managing director and chief executive officer, effective July 5.


Gita Gopinath becomes 1st woman to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’

India-born Gita Gopinath became the first woman and second Indian to feature on the ‘wall of former chief economists’ of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). To read more, click here.

Amitabh Kant, former CEO of NITI Aayog, to serve as new G-20 Sherpa

The former CEO of Niti Aayog, Amitabh Kant, will take on the role of G-20 Sherpa. Piyush Goyal, a Union Minister, would be replaced by Kant because he is expected to resign owing to workload. To read more, click here.


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CEO of Niti Aayog: Parameswaran Iyer

Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Shri Piyush Goyal


Suranjan Das named as the new president of AIU

The Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor, Suranjan Das was appointed as the president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). His tenure as president will be for one year from July 1.


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Association of Indian Universities Secretary General: Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal

Association of Indian Universities Formation: 1925 as Inter-University Board


R Dinesh named the Confederation of Indian Industry’s new president

R Dinesh, Executive Vice-Chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, has been chosen as the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) President Designate for the years 2022–2023. To read more, click here.


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Chairman and Managing Director of ITC: Sanjiv Puri

Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv Ltd.: Sanjiv Bajaj


Google launched Startup School India, targets 10,000 startups in small cities

Tech Giant, Google launched the Startup School India initiative, which aims to gather relevant information on startup building into a systematic curriculum to help 10,000 startups in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. To read more, click here.


Points to remember:


Google CEO: Sundar Pichai

Google Founded: 4 September 1998

Google Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States


To conduct fieldwork of inflation anticipation survey, RBI chooses Hansa Research Group

In order to undertake field research for the July 2022 cycle of the consumer confidence and inflation anticipation surveys, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it had chosen to partner with the Mumbai-based Hansa Research Group. To read more, click here.


MoD gives approval to HDFC, ICICI, and Axis to offer finances for international purchases

The Defence ministry gave three private sector banks permission to offer financial support to it for the purchase of military equipment abroad. These banks include ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and HDFC Bank Ltd. To read more, click here.


A new book titled ‘Getting the Bread: The Gen-Z Way to Success’ by Prarthna Batra

Young YouTuber Prarthna Batra’s debut book ‘Getting the Bread: The Gen-Z Way to Success’ launched by sporting icon Sakshi Malik.


India’s undernourished population drops to 224.3 million as per UN report

India’s population of 224.3 million undernourished people has decreased over the past 15 years according to the UN report. To read more, click here.


Freedom fighter Gandhian P Gopinath Nair passes away

Freedom fighter P. Gopinathan Nair has passed away at the age of 100. He was known for following Gandhian ideology in his life and was honoured with the Padma award. He had participated in the freedom struggle.


Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passes away

Shinzo Abe, Former Japan’s Prime Minister, who was shot at during an election campaign in western Japan’s Nara city, has passed away.