Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, both countries sign partnership agreement in the field of migration and green hydrogen


1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, both countries sign partnership agreement in the field of migration and green hydrogen

Agreements on Migration, Mobility Partnership and Green Hydrogen Task Force  were signed  between  India and Australia . Sydney   between  Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  and Prime Minister of Australia  Anthony AlbaneseThese MoUs were exchanged after the bilateral meeting held in In a joint press statement after the meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that the relationship between the two countries is based on mutual trust. He said that he had a positive conversation with Mr. Albanese on strengthening strategic cooperation between the two countries. The Australian Prime Minister said both countries reiterated their shared commitment to an early conclusion of the India-Australia Comprehensive Economic Agreement this year. He also announced the opening of a new Australian consulate in Bengaluru, which he said would help connect Australian businesses with India’s digital and innovation ecosystem. Shri Modi is in Australia on the last leg of his three nation tour.

2 Exporters will be required to get their products tested by authorized government laboratories before exporting cough syrups

Cough syrup exporters  will   need to get  their  products tested by authorized government laboratories  from  June 1, 2023, before obtaining permission to export cough syrup.  In this case  the Ministry of Commerce and Industry The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has issued a notification. The latest amendment to the export policy of cough syrup states that from June 1, export of cough syrup will require a certificate of analysis of the product issued from any laboratory and testing of samples. National Board of Certification for Testing of Authorized Central Government Laboratories Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Ghaziabad, Regional Drug Testing Labs, Chandigarh and Guwahati, Central Drug Testing Lab Kolkata, Central Drug Testing Lab Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai and State Governments Recognized Drug Testing Labs Are included.

3 UPSC CSE 2022: Ishita Kishore secured first position in IAS exam

Recently  the result of UPSC CSE 2022  was declared, in which  Ishita  Kishore secured the first position. Significantly, this time girls have won the list of toppers. List of Topper :

  1. Ishita Kishore
  2. Garima Lohia
  3. Uma Harathi N
  4. Smriti Mishra
  5. Mayur Hazarika

UPSC is the constitutional body that conducts the prestigious Civil Services Examination for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) and various other services. It has been established under Article 315 of the Indian Constitution. It consists of a chairman and ten other members, who are appointed and removed by the president. The chairman and members of the commission perform the duties of their office for a term of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years. Article 316 of the Constitution deals with the appointment of members and their term of office.

4 Andhra Pradesh CM releases YSR Matsyakara Trust Fund

Andhra Pradesh  Chief Minister  Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has  recently   released Rs 123.52 crore  under  the YSR Matsyakara Bharosa scheme . The objective of this initiative   is to provide significant financial support to fishermen and their families during the annual moratorium period on marine fishing. YSR Matsyakara Bharosa scheme focuses on providing financial assistance to fishermen families during the period of annual ban on marine fishing. Each fisherman family receives ₹10,000 as a direct benefit, which supports them during the lockdown period and ensures a sustainable livelihood.

5 Chief Minister’s Learn-Earn scheme implemented in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh state cabinet has given its approval to a new scheme named ‘ Mukhyamantri Sikho Kamao Yojana ‘  with an aim to provide opportunities for the unemployed youth  in the state  . The scheme seeks to equip young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their employability and income potential. Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Seekho Kamao Yojana’, the government   plans to provide training in about 700 different types of jobs in various sectors. These sectors include engineering, hotel management, tourism, travel, hospital services, ITI, software development, banking, insurance, accountancy, chartered accountancy, financial services, industries and MSME industries. The wide range of options allows the youth to choose fields that suit their interests and abilities.

6 Odisha’s Kapileshwar Temple to be added to the list of protected monuments

 Located in  Bhubaneswar , the famous Kapileshwar Temple  stands   as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Odisha . Recently,  the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)  took an important decision to add  this temple to its  list of protected monuments. Bhubaneswar, fondly called the Temple City of India “, is home to many ancient and revered temples. Among these, the Kapileshwar temple has a special place. Located in Kapilprasad area, about 1 km from the famous Lingaraj temple, this temple has been an important religious and cultural site for centuries.

7 G-20, 2nd meeting of the Trade and Investment Working Group begins in Bengaluru

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry  Somprakash  has expressed hope that  the second meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Investment Affairs  under  India’s G-20 Chairmanship in Bengaluru  will work towards removing barriers to international trade and create a better future and bridging the digital divide for shared prosperity. Addressing the Central Symposium on Technology and Trade during the three-day G-20 Working Group meeting, he said that representatives of industry, academia, research and research organizations and government agencies are working together to address the challenges and barriers to global trade. The officers will work together.

8 G-20, 2nd meeting of the Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction begins in Mumbai

The second meeting   of  the G-20 Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction began in Mumbai  . The purpose of the meeting is to examine creative financial mechanisms and identify opportunities to reduce the impact of a disaster on specific communities. The three-day meeting will be attended by government officials, industry experts, private sector representatives and stakeholders from 20 countries.

9 INS Sindhuratna returns to Mumbai after a major overhaul at the Naval Dockyard in Russia

Kilo-class  submarine  INS Sindhuratna   has successfully reached Mumbai, India  after a significant upgrade in  Russia . Diesel-electric belonging to the Sindhughosh-class  Submarine INS Sindhuratna has a rich history and has served the Indian Navy for over three decades. Commissioned in the year 1988, it has undergone several upgrade and repair procedures to enhance its operational life and capabilities. Especially in the year 2010, it was equipped with the Klub-S cruise missile system, which increased its firepower. In 2018, it undertook a comprehensive Medium Refit Life Certification (MRLC) program in Russia, which included replacement of critical systems. INS Sindhuratna plays a vital role in enhancing the strength and operational readiness of the Western Naval Command. With its advanced weaponry and sensor suite, the submarine strengthens India’s maritime capabilities and contributes to ensuring the country’s interests and security in the Indian Ocean region. 2 of the Kilo-class submarines, Has a displacement of 300 tonnes, a diving depth of 300 meters and a top speed of 18 knots. The Navy has 16 conventional submarines in service. These include seven Russian Kilo-class submarines, four German-origin HDW submarines, and five French Scorpene-class submarines.

10 INSV Tarini crew return home after historic voyage

The 17000 nm long inter-continental voyage  of the crew of  INSV Tarini  is nearing completion, a remarkable feat in the field of ocean sailing. Indian Naval Water Skills Training Center (INWTC), INS Mandovi, Goa on 23 May 2023  to felicitate  a six member crew including two exceptional women officers  A grand ‘flag in’ ceremony will be held at Six women naval officers have enhanced the popularity of ocean sailing within the Navy and the country through the Navik Sagar Parikrama sailing expedition. The current voyage of INSV Tarini marks a significant step towards the Navy’s next attempt to send a woman to circumnavigate the globe solo. INSV Tarini is the second sailboat of the Indian Navy that was built at the Aquarius Shipyard in Goa. It was commissioned into Indian Navy service on 18 February 2017 and is named after the Tara Tarini temple in Odisha, the patron deity of sailors and merchants of ancient Odisha.

 11 The drying up trend of major lakes of India raises concerns

Recent research  shows the drying trend of more than 30 large lakes  in India   from 1992 to 2020 . 16 of these lakes  are major lakes in South India. These include Mettur (Tamil Nadu), Krishnarajasagar (Karnataka), Nagarjuna Sagar (located between Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state and Nalgonda district of Telangana state) and Idamalayar (Kerala). This research suggests that the recent drought could be a possible factor for the decline in water holding capacity of reservoirs in South India. The lakes, which cover 3% of the total global land area, play an important role in regulating climate through carbon cycling. Despite their importance, lakes are often not well managed and receive less attention than rivers. Satellite observations have documented a loss of 90,000 square kilometers of permanent water area globally, but the underlying factors behind this loss are unclear. A recent study shows that 53% of the world’s largest lakes are losing water, While there has been an increase in 24%. About 33% of the global population lives in large, dry lake basins. A more pronounced drying trend has been observed in Arctic lakes and this suggests that climate change, along with human water consumption, plays a significant role in these changes. Understanding the factors causing lake water decline, such as temperature, precipitation, runoff, and human consumption, is essential for effective lake management and to recognize their importance in maintaining societies and water supplies around the world.

12 India-Israel Water Technology Center to be set up in IIT Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)  Madras  has partnered with Israel to set up the   ‘ India-Israel Center for Water Technology ‘ (CoWT). The joint initiative aims to address challenges in water resource management and water technologies in India. The letter of intent (LOI) for the center was signed by the representatives of both the countries, highlighting the importance of this collaboration in ensuring water security for India.

13 The 30th Index Dubai-2023 International Exhibition begins at Dubai World Trade Center

The 30th Index Dubai-2023 International Exhibition  began at the World Trade Center in Dubai  . 29 handicraft exporters from the country are participating in the Indian pavilion of the exhibition. Home decor, fashion, lifestyle, furniture and textiles are showcased by these exporters. Apart from this, carpets, quilts, household items, lighting items and utensils are also displayed. The India Pavilion has been jointly organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, Export Promotion Council for Cotton Textiles and Export Promotion Council for Carpets. The exhibition will run till May 25.

14 India hands over 20 broad gauge rail diesel locomotives to Bangladesh as grant-in-aid

 India handed over 20 broad gauge diesel locomotives  to  Bangladesh to further strengthen mutual relations  . Railway Minister  Ashwini Vaishnav  met Bangladesh Railway Minister  Nurul Islam Sujan through virtual medium. Hand over this engine to They were sent to Bangladesh through virtual medium. During Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in 2019, the central government had promised diesel locomotives to Bangladesh as a grant-in-aid. To enhance people-to-people contact, currently three pairs of passenger trains are running between India and Bangladesh namely Kolkata-Dhaka Maitri Express, Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express and New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express. The trade between the two countries through rail is increasing every month. About 100 freight trains are running between the two countries.

15 Indian delegation led by Additional Secretary (Defence Production) participates in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition-2023 in Malaysia

An Indian delegation  led by  Shri T. Natarajan, Additional  Secretary  (Defence Production)   participated in the 16th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 23) to be  held in  Langkawi , Malaysia  from May 22-25, 2023  . The Additional Secretary (Defence Production) also called on Malaysian Defense Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Hassan on the sidelines of the exhibition. Established in 1991 and held biennially, LIMA is one of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific. This year’s edition includes over 600 exhibitors from over 30 countries including India.

16 National campaign to update and verify People’s Biodiversity Register launched in Goa

 National Campaign  for Updation and Verification  of  People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) Goa was started in This is an important step towards documentation and conservation of India’s rich biological diversity. Organized by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the Goa State Biodiversity Board, the National Biodiversity Authority and the Government of Goa, the ceremony saw the presence of the honored dignitaries. The People’s Biodiversity Register serves as a comprehensive record of various aspects of biodiversity. It includes conservation of habitats, conservation of land species, accumulation of knowledge related to folk types and cultivation, domesticated stock and animal breeds, microbiome and biological diversity of the region. Conservation of biological diversity by local bodies across the country as per the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) have been formed to promote sustainable use and documentation. The BMC has been constituted by local bodies in states and union territories and has been tasked with preparing the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) in consultation with local communities.

17 GRSE’s ‘Gains’ Startup Challenge

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited , India’s leading Defense Shipyard and a first class Mini Ratna Company, through its Startup initiative to   identify and encourage the development of innovative solutions towards driving technological advancements in shipbuilding launched a campaign for As part of this drive, the company has   launched the GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme – 2023 or GAINS 2023  in  Kolkata, West Bengal , to address the current emerging trends in the ship design and construction industry. Reaps the benefits of an ecosystem that addresses challenges.

18 Russia and Iran signed an MoU for Rasht-Astara railway link

Russia  and  Iran  have recently   signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the  construction of a rail link that  will strengthen the  International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and between India and Russia. Will facilitate the expansion of business  . This rail link has immense potential to enhance connectivity and boost economic cooperation. The Presidents of Iran and Russia have signed an agreement to finalize the construction of the rail link. This route ran  from  the Iranian city of Rasht on   the Caspian Sea  to Astara in Azerbaijan. Will go till This rail connection is expected to serve as an important component of INSTC, which aims to streamline trade between India and Russia.

19 Uttar Pradesh launches 5G technology training program

Uttar Pradesh government  under   its  skill development mission 5G technology training program is taking an important step towards increasing opportunities for skill development by starting The initiative aims to equip youth with the necessary skills in new and employable technologies of the future, recognizing the importance of 5G technology in shaping the telecom sector and the future economy. The primary goal of 5G Technology Training Program is to skill the youth in latest technologies which will be in high demand in the future job market. The program acknowledges the critical role that 5G technology will play in transforming the telecommunications ecosystem, including hardware, software and services. It is seen as the technology of the future, with applications ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to machine-to-machine communication and edge computing.

20 India remains Zoravar light tank

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)  and private sector firm  Larsen & Toubro (L&T) are  jointly   developing the light tank Zoravar . The collaborative effort is aimed at enhancing India’s defense capabilities in the mountainous border areas, specifically targeting the ongoing standoff with China. This tank will be ready for testing by the end of this year. It will be deployed in the Ladakh sector. Being adjacent to the border of China, this area holds strategic importance. The tank is named after General Zorawar Singh, who is known for his leadership and victories in Tibet.