1. President inaugurates National Convention on the theme ‘Women – Foundation of a Value Based Society’ and launches All India Awareness Campaign – ‘Empowering the Family’
President Smt. Draupadi Murmu inaugurated a National Conference on the theme of ‘ Women – the Foundation of a Value-Based Society ‘ at Brahma Kumari’s Om Shanti Retreat Center in Gurugram, Haryana and the All India Awareness Campaign ‘ Empowering the Family ‘‘ started. President Draupadi Murmu has emphasized on the participation of women in the social and economic reforms of the country. Inaugurating the national awareness program to empower the family, the President said that the mother is the first teacher of the family. The mother’s education inculcates morals and ethics in the children and she should make them aware of the priority of human thoughts. Expressing concern over the destruction of nature by man, the President said that if it is not stopped, it will have to face the fury of nature.
2. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav launches Digital Payments Festival in New Delhi
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav launched the Digital Payments Festival in New Delhi with an aim to promote digital payments across the country. The festival will run till October 9 this year , with G-20 Digital Economy Working Groups in cities like Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru. Special attention will be paid to the programs of Shri Vaishnav flagged off the Digital Payment Message Tour to make citizens aware about various digital payment solutions. Through this initiative, people will also be made aware about the safety and security of digital payments. On this occasion, Mr. Ashwini Vaishnav said that digital credit system will be started this year. He said that this system would help small traders to get bank loans easily.
3. The number of judges in the Supreme Court is now 32, CJI Chandrachud administered oath to 5 new judges
Five new judges have taken oath in the Supreme Court . Chief Justice (CJI) Justice DY Chandrachud administered the oath to all the new judges. With this, the number of judges in the Supreme Court has increased to 32 . There are a total of 34 sanctioned posts of judges in the Supreme Court . The CJI administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Pankaj Mittal, Justice Sanjay Karol, Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Justice Manoj Mishra . Significantly, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended these five names for the judge in the month of December last year, which was now approved by the Central Government.
4. PM lauds tribal woman Lahari Bai for becoming brand ambassador of coarse grains
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded Lahari Bai , a 27-year-old Baiga tribal woman from Dindori village in Madhya Pradesh , for becoming the brand ambassador of coarse grains . Mrs. Lahari Bai has preserved more than one hundred and fifty varieties of millet seeds . Shri Modi said that he is proud of Lahari Bai, who has shown enthusiasm for ” Shri Anna “.
5. International delegates from Tourism Working Group visit UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kutch
In Gujarat , during the first Tourism Working Group meeting , international delegates participated in a special session aimed at promoting archaeological tourism . During this, ways to discover and promote the shared cultural heritage were discussed. The session was attended by Arvind Singh , Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and representatives of UNESCO. Earlier, as part of the first meeting of the Tourism Working Group, the international delegates visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Harappan Civilization at Dholavira in Kutch . During this, the delegates saw the amazing water management system, huge reservoir, pearl making workshop, granary and rich architectural heritage of the ancient civilization.
6. PM shares Lopoli Mello’s article ‘A day in Parliament and the PMO’
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has shared an article titled ‘ A Day in Parliament and the PMO ‘. This article has been written by Lopoli Mello, a resident of Arunachal Pradesh . Shri Modi also appreciated Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla for taking such an initiative , which gave him an opportunity to meet the bright youth.
7. Quad countries launch Quad Cyber Challenge
The United States, along with its Quad partners Australia, India and Japan, launched the Quad Cyber Challenge to promote responsible cyber habits . Its main objective is to improve cyber security in the four countries. It is basically a competition. Any internet user in the Indo-Pacific region can participate in the challenge. The National Security Council will be the Indian representative in the QUAD in implementing the challenge.
8. India became the number-1 country in the world in terms of milk production
India has become the number-1 country in the world in terms of milk production . Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala told the Lok Sabha that India has become the largest milk producer in the world. India is the world’s largest milk producer, contributing 24 per cent to global milk production in the year 2021-22, according to production data from the Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistics Database (FAOSTAT). India’s milk production has registered a growth of 51 percent during the last eight years – 2014-15 and 2021-22 and has increased to 220 million tonnes in the year 2021-22.
9. 35 multipurpose parks of goods transport will be developed under the Bharat Mala project across the country
The central government has said that 35 multipurpose parks for freight transport are to be developed across the country under the Bharat Mala project . Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari gave this information in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. He said that these parks would exchange goods and provide services of goods transportation through road, railways and waterways. He said that these activities are expected to increase the logistic efficiency in the country besides reducing the cost of movement of goods.
10. Government launches two pilot projects for laying optical fiber cables on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government has launched two pilot projects for laying of optical fiber cables on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and the Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway , totaling 1880 km . Let’s decide the distance. Responding to a supplementary question in the Lok Sabha, he said that based on the experience of the pilot projects and the results of the feasibility study, a schedule for laying OFCs for the network of National Highways in the country would be drawn up. He said land up to 120 meters wide is available for expanding the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to 16 lanes, besides making tracks for bullet trains and hyper loops. The minister said that the pilot project of building an e-highway on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway will allow trucks and buses to use overhead electric cables.
11. Two-day Urban-20 City Sherpa meeting begins in Ahmedabad
The two-day Urban-20 City Sherpa meeting has started in Ahmedabad . The purpose of the meeting is to focus on promoting solidarity among cities to find common solutions in line with the overall objectives of the G-20 . This is the third edition of the event held in Gujarat as part of India’s Presidency of the G-20. Youth-20, one of the contact groups of G-20, provides a platform to the cities of G-20 countries to discuss the main issues of urban development such as climate change, social inclusion, sustainable mobility and affordable housing and propose integrated solutions. does.
12. Rural Development Minister launches Mission Antyodaya Survekshan (MAS) 2022-23 and its portal and mobile application
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurated the Mission Antyodaya Survekshan (MAS) 2022-23 in New Delhi . The Rural Development Department is conducting Mission Antyodaya survey in all the Gram Panchayats of the country since 2017-18. The objective of this survey is to assess the outcomes of change in lives and livelihood of the people through various schemes. The objective of the survey is to increase participation in the process of participatory planning for Gram Panchayat Development Planning. This will improve the delivery of services and raise the level of governance at the local level.
13. The Sangam Age started in 800 BC: ASI’s Keeladi report
Keeladi is a village located near the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu . It is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River . ASI started its excavation at Keeladi in 2014 . Evidence was found that the Keeladi, ie Sangam age civilization is older than previously thought. Earlier it was believed that the Sangam period was of 300 BCE . But excavations at Keeladi have shown that the Sangam age was even older and began in 800 BCE . Controversy arose with the new findings. Today, the ASI has put an end to the controversy that the Sangam Age began in 800 BCE.
14. Qualcomm announces world’s first satellite-based two-way messaging solution
Qualcomm launches the first satellite-based two-way messaging . It is called Snapdragon Satellite. This means that you can use SMS just like WhatsApp. In two-way messaging like WhatsApp, both participants can send or receive messages simultaneously. But only one operation is possible in one-way messaging apps that offer SMS services.
15. Gaganyaan: ISRO and Navy conduct crew module recovery test
Gaganyaan is the manned space mission of ISRO . It is expected to be launched in 2024. Indian astronauts received their training from Russia ‘s ROSCOSMOS to fly to space in the mission . HAL designed and built the crew module . DRDO will provide food, parachutes and fire suppression system for the astronauts and DRDO will monitor the health of the crew while they are in space. Indian Navy and ISRO recently conducted recovery tests with the Indian Navy . Simulation ISRO’s Water Survival Test Facility was provided by The tests were conducted at the Water Survival Test Facility, Kochi . To perform the tests, the test facility built a crew recovery model. The model will simulate the center of gravity, mass, external dimensions, etc. The recovery trial was conducted in a closed pool.
16. North Korea breaching data of defense companies: UN report
According to the United Nations (UN) report, North Korea has stolen the most cryptocurrency assets in 2022 as compared to all previous years , as well as targeting the networks of foreign aerospace and defense companies. North Korea has increasingly used cyber techniques to gain access to digital networks and steal information of potentially value, including about its weapons programs.
17. “Golden Book Awards” 2023 announced
“ Golden Book Awards ” has been declared the winner for 2023 . This prestigious event recognizes and celebrates the best book in literature . Over 75,000 books were published in India and the nominees cover a diverse mix of literary genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books. The awards are judged by a panel of literary experts, such as Dr. Kailash Pinjani (President, Indian Writers Association), Dr. Deepak Parbat (Founder of Superfast Writer) and Murali Sundaram (Founder of TLC), who select winners based on factors such as originality Let’s select.
18. Fortune(R) Magazine: TCS Included In The List Of World’s Most Admired Companies
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been named in Fortune® magazine ‘s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” . The list, which is considered a benchmark of corporate reputation, is based on a survey of global business executives, directors and analysts. Companies are assessed on the basis of attributes such as innovation, social responsibility, management quality, global competitiveness, talent management and quality of products/services. In the annual ranking of corporate reputation, Apple tops the list for the 16th year in a row, followed by a tie between Amazon and Microsoft for second place.
19. PhonPe launches cross-border UPI payment service
PhonePe said it has launched a service that will enable its Indian users traveling outside the country to make payments to foreign merchants through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) . ‘ UPI International ‘ has subsidiary business outlets in UAE, Singapore, Mauritius, Nepal and Bhutan which are connected to the local QR code system. Users will be able to make payments in foreign currency directly from their Indian bank, as they do with international debit cards. Walmart-backed PhonePe has said that it is the first Indian FinTech app to launch the service.
20. Reliance Jio and GSMA unveil Digital Skills Program in India
Reliance Jio and GSMA have announced the launch of a national level Digital Skills Program . The event is part of GSMA’s Connected Women commitment . Under this program, rural women as well as marginalized and low-income people will be trained on the basis of need, through which they can join the digital campaign and use it properly in their lives. According to GSMA’s 2022 Mobile Gender Report, women in India are 41 per cent less likely to use mobile internet than men. 33 crore women in the country do not use mobile internet, while this figure among men is around 24.8 crore. The biggest reason for not using mobile internet is lack of digital literacy and education.
21. New British postage stamp featuring King Charles unveiled
Britain ‘s Royal Mail unveiled postage stamps featuring the image of King Charles III . In which only the emperor’s head, the value of the stamp and a barcode are visible. Which will be available for general sale from 4th April. Queen Elizabeth of Britain has passed away on 8 September. After the Queen, now her son Charles has been made the King of Britain.
22. Google introduces AI chatbot ‘Bard’
The Alphabet- owned company is developing its own AI chatbot service to compete with Google AI chatbot ChatGPT . The name of this chatbot is Bard , which is currently released for user feedback. The company may release it to everyone in the coming weeks. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai himself has confirmed this. According to the blog post, the experimental conversational AI service Bard is powered by LaMDA (Language Model and Dialog Application). Let us tell you that Lambda is an AI chatbot from Google, which can think like humans. The company introduced it only two years ago.
23. EESL to promote energy efficiency programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Public Sector Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) will implement its flagship projects in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand with low power consumption like electric transport, UJALA and energy efficiency of buildings . EESL, a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle Joint Business Council (IMT-GT JBC) during India Energy Week in Bengaluru for this .
24. Sculpture Park inaugurated at Bikaner House in New Delhi
Rajasthan Chief Secretary Usha Sharma inaugurated the Sculpture Park at Bikaner House in New Delhi , a glimpse of modern and contemporary art and culture . Taking steps towards developing Bikaner House as a cultural hub in the capital, steeped in traditional art culture, a sculpture park has been established in its premises. Along with the introduction of Sculpture Park at Bikaner House, it is a unique initiative to start ‘Bikaner House Dialogues’ in the presence of eminent personalities on issues related to art, literature, culture and heritage. This sculpture park of Bikaner House is the first sculpture park of its kind in the capital, which will prove to be a milestone in giving platform to modern and contemporary art work.
25. India’s unemployment rate falls to a four-month low of 7.14% in January
January 2023 figures from the non-governmental organization ‘ Center for Monitoring of Indian Economy ‘ (CMIE) show that the unemployment rate in this month was 7.14 percent . Earlier in December 2022, the unemployment rate was at 8.30 percent. According to the data, the urban unemployment rate stood at 8.55 per cent in January while the rural unemployment rate stood at 6.43 per cent.
26. K.K. Satyanarayana Raju appointed as the new CEO and MD of Canara Bank
The Central Government has appointed K Satyanarayana Raju as the Managing Director and CEO of Canara Bank with immediate effect . He will succeed LV Prabhakar , who demits office on December 31, 2022. He joined the erstwhile Vijaya Bank in 1988, and rose to the level of Chief General Manager in Bank of Baroda.
27. Nepal Cricket Association appointed former Indian cricketer Monty Desai as head coach
The Nepal Cricket Association has appointed former Indian cricketer Monty Desai as the head coach of the Nepal national cricket team . Monty Desai will replace another former Indian cricketer Manoj Prabhakar , who resigned from his post in December 2022. Nepal Cricket Association has signed a two-year deal with Monty Desai. Monty has been the head coach of teams like West Indies, Canada, UAE. Monty has also served as the head coach of the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
28. Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik nominated for BBC ISWOTY Awards
Five women sportspersons, including wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik , have been nominated for the BBC’s Sportswoman of the Year award. The list also includes Tokyo Olympics silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu , ace badminton player PV Sindhu and boxer Nikhat Zareen . This time a separate award category has also been kept for Para women players of India.
29. Raphael Varane retires from international football
French defender Raphael Varane has retired from international football . He was a part of the France team for the last almost 10 years. The French team won the FIFA World Cup in the year 2018, while the French team was the runner up in the FIFA World Cup 2022, Raphael Varane was a part of this team. Raphael Varane played 93 international matches for France. Raphael Varane said after retirement that representing our beautiful country for a decade has been one of the greatest honors of my life.