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Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th April 2023

Published on April 14, 2023
  • India was ranked 77th in the 2023 ranking of the world’s most criminal countries. The list was topped by Venezuela.
  • L and T is constructing the India’s 3D post office building in Bengaluru.
  • Dr Zafrullah Chowdhary has passed away in April 2023. He was known as the ‘Doctor of poor people’.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th April 2023
  • Madya Pradesh state’s gound painting got GI Tag.
  • Sanjay Agarwal has been appointed as the MD/CEO of AU Small Finance bank.
  • Shakib Al Hassan has won the ICC men’s player of the month award for March 2023.
  • Asian Wrestling Championship was organized in Kazakhstan in the month of April 2023.
  • Rajasthan state government has announced to set up dearness relief camps.
  • Rashid Khan has become the bowler with most hat tricks in T20 cricket.
  • Nilesh Bhagwan Sambre has been honoured with the ‘Maratha Udyog Ratna’ award 2023.
  • Aparesh Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new chief justice of the Tripura High court.
  • Hyderabad is going to host the food conclave -2023.
  • France becomes the 10th country in the world to legalise Euthanasia.
  • India is set to become the third largest nuclear power producer by 2030.
  • Scientist has discovered 15 ‘Rare Earth Elements’ from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Telangana becomes the first in India to announce ‘Cool roof policy’ for all types of buildings.
  • In Serbia scientist has introduced ‘Liquid trees’ having carbon dioxide filtering properties.
  • Union Minister of fisheries has launched the Animal Pandemic Preparedness Initiative on April 14, 2023.This is to create an ecosystem for a better animal health management system using the One health approach.
  • Madya Pradesh wheat which is known as ‘Sharbati Wheat’ also known as ‘Golden Grain’ got the GI Tag.
  • The grapes grown in Cumbum Valley which was located at the Western Ghats In Tamil Nadu are known as Cumbum Panneer Thratchai. These grapes have received the GI Tag.
  • K Krithivasan to take over TCS from June 01 2023 as MD and CEO.
  • Anshuman Singhania was appointed as the new chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association.
  • The National Payments Corporation of India has appointed Vishal Kanvaty as the Chief Technology Officer.
  • Reserve Bank of India has re-appointed Sanjay Agarwal as MD and CEO of AU Small Finance bank for next three years till 2026.
  • Madya Pradesh state government has recently given OBC status to the transgender’s community.
  • Kolkata Metro has become the first metro to run under river. Kolkata metro reached Howrah from Kolkata through a river tunnel for the first time in India. The tunnel is built across the Hooghly River. The route is 4.8Km long.
  • Uttarakhand government has launched a program called A- HELP (Accredited Agent for health and extension of Livestock Production). Chief Minister of Uttarakhand said that women have played a pivotal role in formulation and holistic development of livestock sector especially in Uttarakhand. In this context, women have been chosen to strengthen livestock related activities in remote rural areas, keeping in mind their important role for the same under A-HELP scheme, envisioned by Govt. of India.
  • Solar Energy corporation of India Limited was given status of Mini Ratna 1 category by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • Canara Bank in collaboration with NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd has started the cross border inward payment services in Oman. Canara Bank is the first public sector bank to implement this.
  • The Zoological Survey of India has discovered new species of creatures in the South Garo Hills of Meghalaya.
  • Freedom House released the 50th edition of the report titled "Freedom in the World 2023 Report" and identified Tibet, South Sudan and Syria as the "not free countries" in the world.
    • For three years in a row, starting from 2021 and continuing through 2022 and 2023, Tibet has been consistently placed at the lowest position on the index that evaluates various aspects of freedom, such as the fairness of electoral procedures, the presence of diverse political views and engagement, government performance, the right to express oneself and practice one's beliefs, the ability to form associations and organizations, adherence to the rule of law, and the extent of personal autonomy and individual rights around the globe.
  • On April 14, 2023, the nation is celebrating Dr. BR Ambedkar's 132nd birth anniversary. Dr. Ambedkar was a social reformer, jurist, economist, writer, polyglot (knowing many languages), scholar and thinker of various religions.
    • Regarded as the "father" of the Indian Constitution, he also served as India's initial Law Minister and was appointed as the chairman of the constitution's drafting committee.
    • Additionally, he was a prominent political figure who campaigned for the rights of underprivileged groups such as Dalits and other socially disadvantaged classes.
  • On 10 April 2023, a 5-day sang festival has started in the memory of Dhanpat Singh Sangi in the auditorium of Haryana Kala Parishad in Kurukshetra, Haryana. During this, the winner of Sangi Rai Dhanpat Singh Memorial Award (Rs 1 lakh) will also be announced.
    • The state's traditional art, Sang, holds a significant place in its culture and heritage, dating back to ancient times. The government is committed to preserving and promoting this valuable culture.
    • To achieve this goal, the Culture Development Board has been established by the state government, which aims to promote both the sang culture and the culture of Haryana. The Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, has also introduced a scheme to provide lifelong pension to senior artists over the age of 60.
  • Former Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Keshab Mahindra passed away at the age of 99: The Indian automobile industry and former chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, Keshab Mahindra, 99, passed away on 13 April 2023 in Mumbai.

Questions:

Q.1 In which city railways has implemented the under-river metro?
a. Bengaluru
b. Hyderabad
c. Delhi
d. Kolkata
Q.2 Which bank in collaboration with NPCI Bharat Bill Pay has started the cross border inward remittance in Oman?
a. SBI
b. Canara
c. Punjab National Bank
d. Indian Bank
Q.3 In which state will 5-day 'Sang Festival' be organized?
a. Delhi
b. Haryana
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Kerala
Q.4 Which company Former Chairman has passed away recently at the age of 99?
a. Mahindra and Mahindra
b. TCS
c. Sonata
d. Wipro
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