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Current Affairs One-Liner : 13th April 2023

Published on April 13, 2023
  • Sushma Patel became the captain of India’s first blind women’s cricket team.
  • Keshav Mahindra who was one of the oldest billionaires passed away at the age of 99 years.
  • Maharashtra government will celebrate 28th May as ‘Swatantra Veer Gaurav Diwas’. This can also be known as Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Jayanti.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 13th April 2023
  • Tibet has got the world’s least ‘Free County status’ in the freedom house index 2023
  • David Warner has become the fastest batsmen to score 6000 runs in IPL.
  • The connectivity meeting between India-Bangladesh and Japan was organized at Tripura in April 2023
  • Indian Athlete P T Usha has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the central university of Kerala at Sabarmati Hall, Periya Campus.
  • As per the recent reports on the census of tigers in India, the Suhelwa Wildlife sanctuary is a new area where photographic evidences of tigers have been recorded.
  • National tiger Conservation Authority has announced that the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh will be notified as the tiger reserve.
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the Peerah – Kunfer Tunnel at Ramban In Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The State Bank of India is planning to launch a new product of current account with minimum balance of 50000 to 5 lakh and ‘Parivar’ savings account in FY 24 to minimize the gap between deposit growth and credit growth.
  • Saudi Arabia received the approval to host the FEI World Cup Finals 2024.
  • WHO reported that the first death case of H3N8 bird flu has been found in China.
  • WhatsApp has launched a new campaign called “Stay Safe with Whats app” to highlight the safety features of messaging application.
  • ICICI Bank introduced the EMI facility for UPI payments by scanning the QR code. Customers can pay amounts above 10000 in easy instalments for 3, 6 and 9 months.
  • Indian Navy is transferring its attack craft INS Tarmugli to the neighbouring Indian Ocean Island of Maldives.
  • Nisha Dahiya, the Indian Wrestler has secured silver medal in 68 Kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2023.
  • IMF has lowered the India’s economic growth from 5.9% from 6.1% for the FY 2023-24.
  • Chennai is going to host the Asian Hockey Men’s Championship after 15 years.
  • The significance of cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of technology in space is highlighted on this day as it has contributed significantly to the betterment of our world.
  • Mumbai has also found a place in the list of the best cities in the world with public transport. Though it ranks 19th in the list of 19 cities, Mumbai is the only Indian city to feature in the list.
    • Time Out, a media company based in London, has recently published a list of 19 cities that have the best public transportation system in the world.
    • Berlin, Germany has been ranked first on this list, followed by Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic in second place. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has secured the third position, with Copenhagen, Denmark in fourth and Stockholm, Sweden in fifth.
  • India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar launched the 'Tulsi Ghat Restoration Project' of Varanasi during his three-day visit to Kampala, Uganda.
  • Physicists in Japan have discovered a new isotope of uranium with atomic number 92 and mass number 241 while studying atoms of the heavier elements.It is believed to have a half-life of 40 minutes based on theoretical calculations.
  • Every year, the International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April. The day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight in 1961.
    • The significance of cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of technology in space is highlighted on this day as it has contributed significantly to the betterment of our world.
  • D Gukesh wins title in World Chess 'Armageddon: Asia and Oceania' event:16-year-old Domaraju Gukesh emerged victorious in the second event of the Armageddon Championship Series 2023 organized by World Chess.
    • Former world rapid champion Nodirbek Abdusatorov was defeated by Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh, which is a remarkable achievement.
    • As a result of Gukesh's excellent performance, he has qualified for the September Grand Finale, along with Abdussaturov who finished as the runner-up.

Questions:

Q.1 Which state has launched the new project called ‘Sanjeevani’?
a. Haryana
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. Assam
Q.2 Which bank has provided the facility so that EMI facility for UPI payments can be paid by scanning the QR code?
a. SBI
b. ICICI
c. Axis
d. HDFC
Q.3 Which city in India is among 19 cities with best public transport in the world?
a. Delhi
b. Mumbai
c. Bengaluru
d. Mumbai
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