Virat Kohli named ICC Men's Player of the Month For October 2022.

  • Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli has been named Men’s Player of the Month for October 2022 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • He was recognized for his outstanding performances in the shortest format of the game.
  • While, Pakistani cricketer, Nida Dar was named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month.
  • She has been honour for her sensational form in their Women’s Asia Cup campaign.
  • International Cricket Council:
    • Chairman: Greg Barclay
    • Headquarters: Dubai, UAE

UIDAI launches new chatbot "Aadhaar Mitra".

  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the new AI/ML based chatbot named Aadhaar Mitra for better experience.
  • It will provide information like check Aadhaar enrollment/update status, tracking of Aadhaar PVC card status, and information on enrollment centre location.
  • Residents can also register their grievances and track them using the bot.
  • Recently, UIDAI has topped for resolving public grievances rankings for October 2022, published by DARPG.

NSA Ajit Doval to be awarded with Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman.

  • Ajit Doval (NSA), late CDS General Bipin Rawat among five distinguished people will be honoured with the 2022 Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman.
  • Others: Prasoon Joshi(Chairperson of CBFC), late Girish Chandra Tiwari Girda (lyricist) and late Viren Dangwal (poet).
  • About Uttarakhand Samman:
    • Constituted: 2021
    • It one of the two highest civilian awards of the state along with the Uttarakhand Ratna.
    • It is awarded for their extraordinary contribution to any field of human endeavour
    • The Indian delegation is being led by Arvind Singh (secretary, tourism ministry).

Reliance ranks 20th in Forbes' World's Best Employers rankings 2022.

  • According to Forbes' World's Best Employers rankings 2022, Reliance Industries has ranked 20th in the index and becomes the only Indian firm to place in the top 20 rankings.
  • The global ranking was topped by Samsung Electronics (South Korea), followed by Microsoft, IBM, Alphabet and Apple.
  • Other Indian companies:
    • HDFC Bank (137th), Bajaj (173rd), Aditya Birla Group (240th), Hero Motocorp (333rd), Larsen & Toubro (354th), ICICI Bank (365th), HCL Technologies (455th).

Google launches a flood forecast platform "FloodHub".

  • Google has launched a platform named FloodHub that will provide information about area and time where floods could occur, so that , authorities can assist people with effectively.
  • Google has also expanded its AI flood forecasting services to 18 counties - Latin America, Africa and SE Asia.
  • These flood forecasting services supported by AI were first introduced in India back in 2018.
  • About Google:
    • CEO: Sundar Pichai
    • Founded: 4 September 1998
    • Headquarters: California

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