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Current Affairs One-Liner : 29th April 2023

Published on April 29, 2023
  • National:
    • Sinthan Snow Festival-2023 is taking place at Sinthan Maidan, Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. It is being organized by the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu and Kishtwar Tourism Development Authority (KTDA) in collaboration with the District Administration Kishtwar, the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (JKAACL), and the Army.
    Current Affairs One-Liner : 29th April 2023
      • Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurated the new Dr. B R Ambedkar Telangana State Secretariat in Hyderabad on Sunday, May 1st 2023.
      • Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has started administering the intranasal Covid-19 vaccine iNCOVACC at 24 centers across the city from April 28, 2023.
    • Index and Rankings: 
      • The Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) is a production volume index that measures the collective and individual performance of eight selected core industries. According to the official statistics issued by the Office of Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the ICI increased by 3.6 percent (provisional) in March 2023 as compared to the Index of March 2022. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 percent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
      • National Manufacturing Innovation Survey (NMIS) 2021-22 were released on April 27, 2023 by Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology.
    • Aditya-L1 is India’s first space-based Indian mission to study the Sun. It was conceptualized in January 2008 by the Advisory Committee for Space Research. The spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth
    • Banking:
      • NPCI International Payments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), has entered into a partnership with digital payments infrastructure provider PPRO to facilitate global e-commerce payments through UPI
      • India’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) more appealing, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed individuals to open interest-earning Foreign Currency Accounts (FCA) without restriction.
      • Razorpay has joined the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) ecosystem and has become the first payment gateway to launch a Payment Reconciliation Service for network participants (NPs) like buyers, sellers, and logistic partners
    • International:
      • Janakpur Dham Cultural Festival that was held in Nepal on April 28, 2023. According to the web search results, the festival was organized by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu and the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre to celebrate the shared Mithila cultural heritage between India and Nepal
    • Awards:
      • The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win the gold medal at the Badminton Asia Championships in Dubai
      • Green World Awards 2023: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) was presented with the esteemed International Green World Award at a ceremony in Miami, Florida on April 24, 2023.
      • Neeli Bendapudi, the Indian American president of Penn State University, will receive this year’s prestigious Immigrant Achievement Award for her contributions to higher education in the US
    • Appointment:
      • Siddhartha Mohanty has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). He will lead the insurance firm as its Chairman till June 2024
      • Vodafone has confirmed interim chief executive officer Margherita Della Valle to the role of permanent CEO. She impressed the company’s board with her “pace and decisiveness to begin the necessary transformation” of the mobile operator
      • A Madhavarao has been selected for the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on April 03, 2023. Presently, he is serving as Director (Technical) at BDL
    • Obituary:
      • Dr N Gopalakrishnan, a renowned speaker and retired scientist from Tripunithura, passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday. He was the founder of the Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage and his lectures on Indian philosophies and spirituality attracted audiences from within and outside the country
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