India’s GDP to grow by 6.1 percent in 2024: Moody’s Analytics


1 India’s GDP to grow by 6.1 percent in 2024: Moody’s Analytics

India’s economy will grow by 6.1 percent  in 2024   ,  up from 7.7 percent in 2023.  down from  . Moody  ‘s  Analytics said in its report titled ‘APAC Outlook: Listening through the Noise ‘ that economies in South and Southeast Asia will see the strongest output gains this year, but their performance will be affected by the delayed recovery from the global pandemic. Has happened. We expect India’s GDP (gross domestic product) to grow by 6.1 percent in 2024 after 7.7 percent last year.

2 Indian government advised its citizens not to travel to Iran and Israel

The Government of India  has issued a guideline regarding travel to Iran and Israel,  two countries of Western Asia, on April 12, 2024  . In this, its citizens   have been advised not to travel to these West Asian countries due to the increasing tension between them. Given the current situation in these West Asian countries, all Indians are advised not to travel to Iran or Israel until further notice. All Indians who are currently living in Iran or Israel are requested to contact the Indian embassies there and get themselves registered. Indians living here are also requested to take utmost care regarding their safety and keep their activities to a minimum.  Israel air strikes on Iran’s consulate in Syria Israel  carried out . The attack by Israel  killed top Iranian military commanders . Since then, tension between the two countries has been continuously increasing.

3 DRDO and Indian Army successfully test indigenous man portable anti-tank guided missile weapon system

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)  weapon system  indigenously designed and developed by  has been evaluated several times in various flight configurations with the aim of proving its high superiority of technology. . The system consisted of MPATGM, launcher, target acquisition system and fire control unit.

4 India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) introduces AEPS service charge

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)  has   introduced  service charges  for  Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) transactions, effective June 15, 2022. transactions,  effective . AePS is a bank-based model that allows online financial transactions at Point of Sale (PoS) terminals through Aadhaar authentication   , enabling various banking services. The first three AePS issuer transactions per month, including cash withdrawal, cash deposit and mini statement, will be free. Transactions exceeding the free limit will be charged: ₹20 plus GST per transaction for cash withdrawal and deposit, and ₹5 per transaction for mini statement. Plus GST.

5. World Cyber ​​Crime Index unveiled: Russia and Ukraine top list

The Index   is based on a comprehensive survey completed by 92 top cybercrime experts . Through expert focus groups and pilots, the survey refined insights into five categories of cybercrime: technology products/services, attacks/extortion, data/identity theft, scams, and cashing out/money laundering. The results highlight the concentration of cybercriminal activity in selected countries, with  China, Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Romania and Nigeria  consistently in the top 10 across all categories. According to the index,  Russia and Ukraine  have emerged as the top two hubs of cyber crime. India has secured 10th position, scoring particularly well in impact, professionalism and technical skills.

6 Kristalina Georgieva re-appointed MD of IMF for next 5 years

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has  re-  appointed  the current Managing Director (MD)  Kristalina Georgieva  as the Managing Director (MD) of the IMF for a new term of 5 years . The new term of Kristalina Georgieva  will start  from 1 October 2024 . The Managing Director of the IMF is appointed by the IMF’s Executive Board, which selects the Managing Director by voting or consensus. Since 2004, the IMF has adopted a policy of appointing a Managing Director through consensus. This year, Kristalina Georgieva was the only candidate nominated for the post. A candidate for the MD position may be nominated by the Governor or the Executive Director of the Board of Governors of the IMF.

7 Ashneer Grover steps into fintech with ZeroPay medical loan app

Ashneer Grover  is the co-founder and former managing director of  fintech company  BharatPe . After his high-profile exit from BharatPe in 2022, Grover  has now entered the fintech sector again with a new app called  ZeroPay . The app   is developed by  Grover’s new company, Third Unicorn , which he  launched in January 2023 with his wife Madhuri Jain Grover  and Chandigarh-based entrepreneur  Aseem Ghavri . The primary focus of ZeroPay is to provide  instant pre-approved medical loans of up to Rs 500,000 to users. These  loans are offered in collaboration with Delhi-based non-banking finance company (NBFC) Mukut Finvest. As stated on the app’s website Yes, the Zeropay app service is available exclusively in partner hospitals.

8 Dr. Aggarwal Eye Hospital wins ‘Best Scientific Poster Award’ 2024

The research team at  Dr. Aggarwal Eye Hospital  in Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu)  has been awarded the prestigious ‘ Best Scientific Poster Award ‘ at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).  The award-winning study  focused on ‘ The efficacy of RevitalVision vision-training software in improving best-corrected vision in stable keratoconus patients following crosslinking surgery’.

9 India will remain in Group 1 of Bille Jean King Cup after losing to New Zealand

The Indian women’s tennis team  failed to qualify for the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup playoffs  by finishing  third  in   Asia/Oceania Group I. India lost 2-1 to New Zealand in its last match. The Asia/Oceania Group I  was held  at the Wei Moon Island Clay Park  in  Changsha city , People’s Republic of China , from 12-13 April 2024  . The Indian team lost its important match against New Zealand. In the match against New Zealand, world number 379 Indian player Rutuja Bhosale defeated world number 632 Monique Barry of New Zealand in the first singles. However, World No. 255 Ankita Raina lost her singles match against World No. 169 Lulu Sun. Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare lost their doubles match to New Zealand pair of Erin Routliff and Paige Horrigan. With this defeat, India’s chances of progressing to the World Play-offs were dashed. The Billie Jean King Cup is organized annually by the International Tennis Federation and is considered the equivalent of the men’s Davis Cup.

10 Ambedkar Jayanti 2024

Ambedkar Jayanti 2024 celebrated on  14 April ,  marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar . As a leading jurist and social reformer, Ambedkar’s legacy inspires the fight against caste discrimination and inequality in India. Born in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh on April 14, 1891, Ambedkar’s legacy has continued to inspire generations, making the day a significant occasion in India’s cultural and political calendar. He served as the first Law Minister of India in the cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1990, Dr. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

11 World Chagas Disease Day 2024

World Chagas Disease Day  is observed annually   on  14 April  by  the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about this little-known disease that affects millions of people, especially in Latin America. The 72nd World Health Assembly approved Chagas Disease Day in the year 2019. The theme of World Chagas Disease Day 2024 is “ Dealing with Chagas Disease: Early detection and care for life ”. Chagas disease, also known as “ silent and silenced,  ” is a communicable parasitic disease that infects 6-7 million people worldwide annually and kills about 12,000, according to WHO. Death occurs. The disease is named after physician Carlos Chagas who first diagnosed it in a Brazilian child in 1909.