Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 20 October 2022 - DefExpo 2022, India's 1st Greco Roman medal

DefExpo 2022 has been formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19, 2022, at Mahatma Gandhi Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar.

Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 20 October 2022
Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 20 October 2022

Aramane Giridhar appointed as New Defence Secretary

Aramane Giridhar, the Road Transport and Highways Secretary have been named the new defence secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on October 19, 2022. Aramane Giridhar is an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1988 batch and an officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre.

PM Modi inaugurates 12th Defence expo in Gandhinagar

DefExpo 2022 has been formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19, 2022, at Mahatma Gandhi Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar. Indian defence exports have increased 8 times in the last 5 years and stood at USD 1.59 billion USD in 2021-22. PM Modi said DefExpo is introducing Indian defence manufacturing capacities to the world. 

Sajan Bhanwala wins India's 1st Greco Roman medal

India’s Greco-Roman wrestler Sajan Bhanwala won a historic Bronze in the 77kg division on October 19, 2022. Bhanwala bagged the award at the U-23 World Wrestling Championship. Sajan bagged India’s first Greco-Roman medal in U-23 Wrestling World Championship. The wrestler defeated Ukraine’s Dmytro Vasetskyi in the repechage round to win the honour.

Swedish Parliament elects conservative Prime Minister

The Swedish parliament elected Ulf Kristersson the conservative Moderate Party leader as the Prime Minister. The election was held at the head of a coalition that is being supported by a once radical far-right party. Kristersson, 59, was elected by 176-173 votes. Kristersson’s three-party coalition does not gain a majority, but in Sweden, prime ministers can govern as long as there is no parliamentary majority against them.

India and France re-elected as President and Co-President of ISA

India and France have been re-elected as the President and Co-President of the International Solar Alliance. General Ajay Mathus, director of ISA said that Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has been re-elected as the President of International Solar Alliance. 53 Member countries, 5 Signatory and Prospective Member countries and 34 ISA Members ministers attended the third assembly for the International Solar Alliance.

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