PM inaugurates 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh


1. PM inaugurates 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore , Madhya Pradesh . The Prime Minister released a commemorative postage stamp ‘ Go Safe, Go Trained ‘ and also inaugurated the first ever digital PBD exhibition on the theme ‘ Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Contribution of Overseas Indians to Indian Freedom Struggle ‘. Overseas Indians from around 70 countries around the world are participating in this conference organized between 8th and 10th January . Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister called upon the Indian diaspora to reinforce India’s unique worldview and its vital role in the global order. On this occasion the President of SurinameChandrika Prasad Santokhi said that NRIs should be included in the framework of India’s 25 years of development in Amritkal. Guyanese President Mohammed Irfan Ali , on the other hand , lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas and said that his country is learning a lot from India’s humanitarian approach to human resource management.

2. India-Panama sign MoU to enhance cooperation in training of diplomats

India and Panama have signed an MoU to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats . External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said in Indore that in his bilateral meeting with Panama’s Foreign Minister Janaina Tevane Menkomo , they also discussed opportunities for better economic, health, finance and people-to-people relations. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said that the two leaders also discussed the global situation. He appreciated the Panamanian Minister for participating in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.

3. 14th edition of Aero India to be held in Bengaluru from 13 to 17 February

The Aero India show will be held from 13 to 17 February 2023 to showcase equipment from defense companies around the world . Defense Minister Rajnath Singh speaking at the round table conference of ambassadors said that the 14th show of Aero India Will set new records. The air show, which will be held every two years, will be held at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. The Aero India Show is one of the two major defense exhibitions organized by the Ministry of Defence. Aero India-2021 witnessed presence of over 600 exhibitors in physical and virtual mode. Around 3,000 business-to-business meetings were also held in 63 countries around the world. Speaking on the subject, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that it is expected that Aero India-2023 will surpass the benchmark set in the previous edition with a large presence of exhibitors and delegates from friendly countries. Earlier the 13th edition of Aero India Show was to be held in 2021. Which happened for three days due to the Covid pandemic. On this occasion, the Defense Minister also invited people to the Aero India Show. The popularity of this show can be gauged from the fact that it has been organized since its inception in 1996 till date.

4. Theme of National Science Day 2023 – Global Science for Global Wellbeing

Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh released the theme of National Science Day 2023 at a function in New Delhi . The theme of this year’s National Science Day is Global Science for Global Prosperity . This topic has been chosen with the aim of creating awareness in a global context. National Science Day, India’s physicist Sir C.V. It is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Raman.

5. Anurag Thakur laid the foundation stone of Indoor Stadium in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur laid the foundation stone of Indoor Stadium at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Chittorgarh , Rajasthan . The Sports Minister said that the Central Government spends more than six lakh rupees on the training of each player in the Khelo India campaign. He said that former sportspersons are also being given employment through this campaign. Mr. Thakur said that the government is preparing a plan to open one thousand centers across the country under the Khelo India campaign . He said that out of these 750 centers have been opened and the remaining 250 centers will be completed by August this year.Will open The Sports Minister said that in order to encourage and prepare players for Olympic and International Games, the Modi government is promoting players under the Target Podium Scheme. Hundred crore rupees have been spent on this scheme.

6. Pension to MNREGA workers by Kerala

In a first of its kind initiative, the Kerala government has started a Welfare Fund Board for workers registered under MNREGA/MGNREGS and Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme . On attaining the age of 60 years, he will be provided monthly pension from the board. As per the norms, any worker (age 18-55) can take membership of the Nidhi Board. They will have to pay monthly premium amount (fixed at Rs.50) till the age of 55 years and the member who has paid for at least 10 years will be eligible for pension. In addition to the workers’ monthly contribution, the government will also make an equal contribution to the fund (which can be revised quarterly).

7. ‘Saharsh’ scheme for social and emotional education

To promote social and emotional learning , the Tripura state government has launched a special education program called ” Saharsh “. Launched as a pilot program in 40 schools in August 2022, it will now be made available to all government and aided schools. Its objective is to enable children to study with joy and enthusiasm . As per the Performance Grading Index, Tripura currently comes under Grade-I group.

8. First advance estimate of GDP released

The National Statistical Office (NSO) recently released the First Advance Estimates (FAE) of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) , according to which the Indian economy is expected to grow at 7% in FY 2022-23 (projected by the MPC over 6.8%). The economy grew by 9.7% in the first half of FY 22-23, which is expected to slow down to 4.5% in the second half. India is still one of the fastest growing economies of the world. FAE was first introduced in 2016-17, these are the first official estimates of how GDP is expected to grow in that financial year. FAE gives a sense of the underlying dynamics in economic activity and is useful in the context of the upcoming Union Budget.

9. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune introduces iVOFm technology to clean polluted water

To tackle the problem of water contamination and increase access to clean and potable water, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune has developed macro/microporous ionic biological structures to clean polluted water. – iVofmpresented. Viologen-Unit Grafted Organic-Framework (iVOFm) is a unique molecular sponge-like material that adsorbs contaminants present in polluted water and cleans it. Freshwater sources contain carcinogenic contaminants that can be removed using sorbent materials and ion-exchange techniques, although these processes are not as efficient. This is likely to be improved with the help of iVOFm. aFm uses a combination of electrostatically driven ion-exchange, nanometer-sized macropores, and specialized binding sites to remove the targeted contaminant. contaminants (organic + inorganic, >75 m) by the inherent cationic nature of iVOFm and macroporosity (cavity >75 m). Rapid spread of 93% reduction in 30 seconds) is possible. Unlike normal sorbent materials, this material is found to be very selective towards toxic pollutants. It can be used multiple times like a bathing sponge.

10. Chetan Sharma again became the chairman of the selection committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCCI) has announced the new selection committee. Chetan Sharma has once again been selected for this post. Apart from them, the names of Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola and Sreedharan Sarat were stamped. BCCI had received applications from more than 600 people for the post of selector. The selection committee is selected by the Cricket Advisory Committee.

11. CJI Chandrachud to be honored with ‘Award for Global Leadership’ by Harvard Law School Center

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has been selected for the ” Award for Global Leadership ” by the Harvard Law School Center for his lifetime service to the legal profession in the country and around the world . The award will be presented to him in an online program on January 11. Chandrachud holds an LLM degree and a doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School in the United States. Professor David Wilkins of Harvard Law School will also interact with the CJI at the event. Justice Chandrachud, who is the judge in the Ayodhya land dispute case Was part of the apex court bench that delivered several landmark judgements, including, took oath as the 50th CJI on November 9, 2022.

12. “UP Global City” campaign launched in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a 100-day “ UP Global City ” before the Global Investors Summit and G-20 Summit .The campaign has started. The campaign aims to bring urban areas in the state up to global standards, with a focus on improving urban amenities, air quality, cleanliness and beautification as well as proper waste disposal. This campaign will be implemented in all 762 urban bodies of the state. The “UP Global City” campaign was launched by the state’s Urban Development and Energy Minister Arvind Kumar Sharma. A high-level meeting regarding this campaign was chaired by Sharma, who instructed the officers to make the campaign a success. The government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set a target of making the state a $1 trillion economy in the next five years.

13. India’s forex reserves to decline by $70.1 billion during 2022: RBI

India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $44 million to $562.85 billion in the week ended December 30, 2022 , according to the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) . However, the data showed that during the year 2022, India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $70.1 billion . Explain that the country which has strong foreign exchange reserves, the economic condition of that country is also considered good. This happens because if there is any problem in the world, then the country can easily buy the goods it needs for many months. That is why many countries of the world keep their foreign exchange reserves very strong.

14. Kerala becomes the first fully digital banking state in the country

Kerala has become the first state in the country where the banking sector has now gone completely digital . Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan himself recently announced about this. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that our state has completely digitized its banking service. CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that this achievement will give a boost to the economy of the state of Kerala. The CM also congratulated all Keralites on the occasion.

15. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance signs Suryakumar Yadav for a new campaign

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has announced the launch of its digital-first campaign ‘ 360 Degree Financial Protection with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance ‘ with cricketer Suryakumar Yadav . The multi-dimensional batsman is popularly known as “Mr 360 Degree” for his sweeping shots that cover every inch of the field. His 360-degree style of play and his traits of dependability and consistency fit seamlessly with the values ​​of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance that customers depend on.

16. Amul MD RS Sodhi resigns

RS Sodhi has resigned as the Managing Director of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) , better known by its brand name ‘ Amul ‘. Jayan Mehta , COO, GCMMF, has now been assigned the position. The report states that Mehta has been given only a temporary charge. GCMMF is the parent firm operating the Amul brand.

17. Taiwan passed its Chips Act

Taiwan ‘s lawmakers have passed new rules that allow local chip firms to turn 25% of their annual research and development spending into tax credits, in an effort to keep state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies in the country and maintain the island’s technology leadership. is part of. The USA dominated the semiconductor market with more than 50% due to first-mover advantages. Nevertheless, Taiwan and Korea soon took the lead, reducing the United States’ market share to 12%.

18. The Ministry of Home Affairs declared Arshdeep Singh Gill alias Dalla, affiliated with the Khalistan Tiger Force, as a terrorist.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared Arshdeep Singh Gill alias Dalla , affiliated with the Khalistan Tiger Force , as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA ). The ministry’s notification states that Arshdeep Singh Gill is involved in terrorist financing and cross-border smuggling of narcotics and weapons. Arshdeep Singh has been involved in targeted killings apart from murder, extortion and terrorist activities. According to the ministry, Arshdeep Singh is closely related to Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who is a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

19. Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas: 9 January

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on 9th January every year to be proud of the contribution of Indian diaspora in the development of the countryis celebrated. This time the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention is being organized on 9th January in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The theme of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Pravasis: Reliable Partners in India’s Progress in the Age of Amrit Kaal” and diasporas from all over the world are becoming partners in India’s progress. Mahatma Gandhi returned home from South Africa on January 9, 1915, so the date of January 9 was chosen to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The decision to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas for the first time was taken as per the recommendations of the High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora set up by the Government of India under the chairmanship of LM Singhvi. On January 8, 2002, the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on a large scale on January 9. Then in 2003 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was celebrated for the first time.