INS Sumedha at Alexandria, Egypt to participate in ‘Exercise Bright Star- 23’

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1 INS Sumedha at Alexandria, Egypt to participate in ‘Exercise Bright Star- 23’

INS Sumedha to  visit Port Alexandria, Egypt on  06 Sep 2023 to participate in   ‘ Exercise Bright Star- 23 ‘ reached up. There will be participation of 34 countries in this multinational exercise of the three forces. It is the largest ever joint military exercise in the Middle East and North Africa region. Exercise Bright Star- 23 is to be conducted in two phases. The Harbor phase includes a wide range of activities such as cross-deck visits, exchange of professionals, sporting fixtures and interactions for planning and conduct of the sea phase. The sea phase will involve complex and high intensity exercises, including cross deck flying, anti-surface and anti-air exercises including live weapon firing exercises. This is the first participation of the Indian Navy in Exercise Bright Star, which will also see participation of naval ships from other friendly foreign navies. Commander M.C. INS Sumedha, an indigenously built  Saryu class  ,  under the command of ChandeepThe third of the Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs)  , which is capable of long endurance, is fitted with necessary weapons, sensors and has an integrated helicopter take-off capability.

2 India showcases PM Gatishakti National Masterplan at Asian Development Bank’s 2023 Conference on Regional Cooperation and Integration

India   showcased the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan at  the ‘ 2023 Regional Cooperation and Integration Conference: Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration through Economic Corridor Development (ECD)’  organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)  in  Tbilisi  ,  Georgia . The conference, held from September 5 to 7, 2023, saw the participation of more than 30 member countries, including senior officials from ADB developing member countries responsible for ECD, development partner agencies, and representatives of regional cooperation organizations. The Indian delegation was led by   Ms. Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary (Logistics), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

3 MoU for Aerospace Education and Research between Gati Shakti University (GSV) Vadodara of Indian Railways and Airbus

Gati Shakti University (GSV)  of   Indian  Railways  in  Vadodara  and  Airbus to further strengthen the Indian aviation sector Signed a memorandum of understanding. In this context, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Mr. Remy Maillard (Chairman and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia) and Professor Manoj Chaudhary (Vice Chancellor, Gati Shakti University) at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and IT, who is also the first Vice Chancellor of Gati Shakti University. Recently, Airbus and Tata announced a partnership to design, innovate, manufacture and develop the C-295 aircraft in India at Vadodara in Gujarat. Airbus is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft and helicopters, Is a leading manufacturer of defense and space equipment. Gati Shakti University (GSV) Vadodara was established by an Act of Parliament in 2022 to produce best-in-class manpower and talent for the entire transportation and logistics sectors. This central university is sponsored by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India and the Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav is its first Vice-Chancellor.

4 Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion throughout the country

Mexico  ‘s  Supreme Court has  legalized abortion  in the country  . The court said in a statement that the system that punishes abortion is unconstitutional because it violates women’s human rights. In a similar arrangement, it was said that abortion is not a crime and women can get abortion done without fear of punishment in the country. This decision has come after two years. The court said the portion of the federal penal code that outlawed abortion is no longer in effect. No woman or health worker will now be punished for abortion. Earlier in 2007, abortion had been legalized in 12 cities of 32 states of Mexico, including Mexico City.

5 Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute scientists succeed in decoding complete genome of oil sardine fish

 A team of scientists from  the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi , Kerala  , has succeeded in decoding  the  complete genome  of  the oil sardine fish  found in India. This fish is consumed on a large scale.  It has been decoded by a group of researchers led by Principal Scientist  Dr. Sandhya Sukumaran . Director of the institute, Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan said that the decoded genome would help in understanding the biology and evolution of the oil sardine fish. Along with this, improvement in management can also be brought for conservation and sustainable use of fish.

6 India’s first UPI ATM

Japan  ‘s  Hitachi Company (HitachI Company)  in  collaboration with  National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)   has launched the first UPI-ATM in the form of  White Label ATM (WLA)  . In this, customers can easily withdraw cash from ATMs through UPI. This ATM was used for the first time   at the Global Fintech Fest in  Mumbai  on 5 September 2023. The company believes that with this facility, customers can now easily withdraw cash through ATM.

7 SBI Card introduces ‘SimpliSave Merchant SBI Card’

SBI Card, India’s largest pure-play credit card issuer  , has introduced   ‘ SimpliSave Merchant SBI Card ‘,  an exclusive credit card tailored for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) . This new card is designed to meet the short-term loan needs of MSME traders as well as provide them with exclusive benefits. The SimpliSave Merchant SBI Card was officially unveiled at the Global Fintech Fest in Mumbai, graced by Mr. Dinesh Khara, Chairman, State Bank of India.

8 Center approves 10% reservation for government school students in medical education

The Union Home Ministry  has   approved  Puducherry ‘s proposal  to implement 10% horizontal reservation  for students pursuing  undergraduate medical education  from  government higher secondary schools . This reservation policy, which will come into effect with immediate effect, will benefit students who have qualified the NEET exam and have completed their education from government schools starting from standard one.

9 Delivery of second ACTCM barge, LSAM 16 (Yard 126)

MSME, M /s Suryadeept Projects Pvt. Ltd., Thane,  for the construction and delivery of  eleven ammunition barges providing transportation, embarkation and disembarkation facilities of ammunition for Naval ships, in line with the “  Atmanirbhar Bharat ” initiative of the Government of India .  The contract was concluded with. LSAM 16 (Yard 126),  the second barge of the series  , has been handed over to the Indian Navy in the presence of CMDE MV Raj Krishna, COY (MBI) on 06 Sep 23. The barge is built under the classification rules of the Indian Shipping Register (IRS) with a service life cycle of 30 years.

10 Praveena Anjana of Udaipur became Miss International India 2023

Praveena Anjana  from   Udaipur  has  been crowned  Miss International India 2023 ,  securing her spot to represent India at  the  Miss International pageant  in  Japan this October . 23-year-old Anjana is a chartered accountant by profession, who has been interested in fashion and beauty since childhood. She started modeling at a young age and has participated in various beauty pageants, most recently winning the Miss Divine Beauty 2023 pageant in August.

11 Odisha: GI tag for Rayagada shawls and black cumin rice of Koraput

 Kapaganda, the hand-woven  shawl of the Dongria Kondh  ,   a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) of  Rayagada district  in  Odisha  , is all set to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag . The embroidered shawls, considered masterpieces of traditional craftsmanship, are gifted by the tribe to guests as a token of their appreciation. Recognizing its cultural importance,  the Niyamgiri Dongriya Kondh Weavers Association (NDKWA) had applied for GI tag for Kapaganda in collaboration with the Directorate of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institutes. The GI authority, which functions under the jurisdiction of the central government, has officially advertised the shawls to receive the GI tag, provided no objection is raised within the next three months. While   ‘ Koraput Kalajeera ‘  rice from Koraput district , often called the ‘ Prince of Rice ‘, has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) status.

12 Rajesh Nambiar, MD of Cognizant India, has been appointed as the chairperson of NASSCOM.

Indian IT and technology trade body Nasscom  announced   the appointment of Cognizant India  Chairman and Managing Director  Rajesh Nambiar as its new chairperson. Nambiar will replace Ananth Maheshwari, former president of Microsoft India. Nambiar takes on the new role from his previous role as the successor to former Microsoft India President Ananth Maheshwari. Nambiar will continue to work with President Debjani Ghosh, NASSCOM’s Executive Council, industry and government to strengthen India’s position as a global technology hub while navigating the current volatile macro environment. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is the apex body for the Indian technology industry. It is a non-profit organization that was established in 1988.

13 Center signs MoU with Adobe to help children learn AI

In a significant step towards enhancing the quality of education and promoting creativity in classrooms across India, the  Union Ministry of Education has joined hands with  software giant  Adobe  . This unprecedented collaboration  with Adobe Express It seeks to promote creative expression and digital literacy among students and teachers through the use of Adobe Flash Player, an application developed by Adobe. With an ambitious target of reaching approximately 20 million students and skilling 500,000 teachers, this partnership aims to revolutionize the education landscape in India. Under this program, Adobe has committed to providing free access to Adobe Express Premium for schools nationwide. This access will not only empower students to unleash their creativity, but also provide teachers with a user-friendly platform to promote digital literacy and creative skills among their students.

14 India unveils world’s first AI-powered anti-drone system – Indrajal by Grain Robotics

Hyderabad  -based  robotics company  Grene Robotics developed Indrajal, an innovative autonomous anti-drone system  powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The   Indrajal system is the first of its kind in India and is designed to be deployed at critical facilities such as nuclear installations and oil rigs as well as large Designed to protect areas, potentially entire cities, from various drone threats. Indrajal has a modular design similar to Lego blocks, consisting of 12 different layers of technology, all powered by artificial intelligence. It provides 360-degree protection with real-time capabilities to detect, identify, classify, track, and neutralize threats.

15 Vanuatu Parliament elects Sato Kilman as Prime Minister

Vanuatu  ‘s parliament  elected Sato Kilman  as   the country’s new prime minister after a court upheld a vote of no confidence in his predecessor, who sought closer ties with US allies amid Sino-US rivalry in the Pacific Islands . Kilman, a former prime minister and leader of the People’s Progressive Party, was elected prime minister on 27/23 by parliamentarians in a secret ballot. Kilman received a total of 27 votes, while Kalasakau received 23 votes. Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands, of which 16 are inhabited. The capital of Vanuatu is Port Vila, located on the island of Efate. Other major cities include Luganville on Espiritu Santo and Isgale on Tanna.

16 India unveiled Arogya Maitri Cube, the world’s first portable hospital

India has   unveiled the world’s first portable disaster hospital , an unprecedented facility that can be transported by air and holds 72 cubes. This extraordinary effort is a component of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  ‘s ambitious “ Project Bhishma ” (India Health Initiative for Cooperation, Interest and Friendship),   unveiled in February 2022 . The project was officially inaugurated  at the MedTech Expo  in  Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Was done during. The heart of this innovative disaster hospital lies in its 72 cubes, each of which contains an array of essential equipment and supplies. These include an operation theatre, a mini-ICU, ventilators, blood testing equipment, an X-ray machine, a cooking station, food, water, shelter, an electricity generator, and more.

17 Neeraj Mittal takes charge as Secretary, Department of Telecommunications

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has   appointed 1992 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Neeraj Mittal  as  Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications . Neeraj Mittal currently holds the post of Chief Secretary in the Information Technology Department of Tamil Nadu. Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Advisor at the World Bank Group and he also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He replaces K Rajaraman, who has been named as the chairman of the International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) in Gujarat.

18 Canada’s Danielle McGehee will become the first transgender cricketer

Canada  ‘s  Daniel McGehee   will be the world’s first transgender cricketer to play in international cricket .  She came to Canada from her native Australia in February 2020  . She   is going to play for Canada next month in the regional qualifying tournament for the T20 Women’s World Cup to be held in 2024 . 29-year-old opening batsman McGehee has been selected in the Canadian team for this tournament. She has achieved the eligibility to play by fulfilling all the standards of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to become a male-to-female transgender cricketer. The ICC medical team has also approved her to play in the women’s team.

19 Amul: Official sponsor of Hangzhou Asian Games with Indian players

Amul  has   been named as the official sponsor of the Indian contingent  for  the 19th Asian Games 2022 to  be held in  Hangzhou, China from 23 September to 8 October 2023 .  As part of this association, Amul will use the integrated logo in its communications to celebrate the efforts of the players. Amul has partnered with Indian athletes through the Indian Olympic Association for all Indian contingents at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games since the London 2012 Olympics.

20 Nattaya Boochatham Associate became the first bowler in the country to take 100 wickets in T-20.

Thailand  women’s cricket team’s star spinner  Nattaya Boochatham  created  history with her three-for against Kuwait in  the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia  Region Major Qualifier on September 4  . Nattaya  completed 100 wickets in T20 International cricket  , making her the first female or male cricketer to cross the 100-wicket mark in international cricket. Associate countries are countries that are recognized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), but do not qualify as full members. Associate members are countries where cricket is strongly established and organized, but they do not qualify as full members.