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Current Affairs One-Liner : 6th May 2023

Published on May 06, 2023
  • National:
    • According to a report by the Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, India is projected to have 41 GW of energy storage capacity along with 777 GW of total installed power capacity by 2029-30
Current Affairs One-Liner : 6th May 2023
    • On May 4th, 2023, Shri Shantanu Thakur, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, flagged off MV-ITT LION (V-273) from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata as the inaugural shipment to operationalise the Sittwe Port in Rakhine State of Myanmar
    • Union Minister Nityanand Rai inaugurated the Dawki Land Port in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district on May 5, 2023 to promote trade and commerce between India and Bangladesh.
    • President Droupadi Murmu visited Odisha from May 4 to May 6, 2023. During her visit, she launched the ‘Addiction Free Odisha’ campaign by the Brahma Kumaris Centre at Hatbadra, Mayurbhanj on May 4
    • Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, to develop 100 healthy and hygienic food streets across the country with the aim of promoting safe and healthy food practices among food businesses and community members, reducing foodborne illnesses and improving overall health outcomes.
    • Dhruva Space announced the successful test and space-qualification of its 3U and 6U Satellite Orbital Deployers and Orbital Link onboard Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV-C55 mission. The launch took place at 14:20 IST on 22 April 2023, from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
    • zoologists have discovered two new species of spiny clam shrimps in dry rock pools in Karnataka and Goa. The new species are named Leptestheria chalukyae and Leptestheria gomantaki
    • Centre for Innovation, Incubation Research and Entrepreneurship (C-i2 RE) was inaugurated on Friday, May 6th 2023 by IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao at the Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS) Warangal campus
    • Sittwe Port is a seaport that has been developed as part of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) funded by the government of India. It will link the East coast of India with the northeastern states and provide an alternative route for the region to access international sea routes via the port
    • The Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) is an initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to provide apprenticeship opportunities to the youth across the country
    • National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a₹4,000 crore environmental compensation on Bihar for its failure to scientifically manage solid and liquid waste, in accordance with the polluter pays principle
    • Bilateral trade between India and the US stood at USD 119.42 billion in 2021-2022, which is an increase from USD 80.51 billion in 2020-21. This makes the US India’s top trading partner, surpassing China
    • 10th Landport between India and Bangladesh was inaugurated at Dawki in Meghalaya by State Minister for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Thursday. The landport will boost trade and facilitate easier travel between the two countries
    • Santiago Peña, a former International Monetary Fund economist and a member of the right-wing Colorado Party, has been elected president of Paraguay with 43% of the votes. He defeated the centre-left challenger Efrain Alegre, who got 27.5% of the votes
  • Banking:
    • G20 TechSprint 2023, a global technology competition launched by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The competition invites global innovators to help develop innovative technology solutions for cross-border payments
    • Capital Small Finance Bank Limited and Max Life Insurance Company Limited have announced their partnership to offer life insurance offerings to Capital SFB’s customers. Through this tie-up, Capital SFB will offer its customers a range of savings, protection, retirement, and group life insurance plans of Max Life
  • Awards:
    • Niloofar Hamedi, Elaheh Mohammadi and Narges Mohammadi are the three imprisoned Iranian women journalists who have received the 2023 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
  • Important Days:
    • International Day of the Midwife is a global event that celebrates and advocates for the work of midwives in providing quality sexual and reproductive health care, protecting health and human dignity for women and their families. It is observed every year on May 5.The theme for International Day of the Midwife 2023 is "Together again: from evidence to reality
    • World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5th every year. It aims to highlight the importance of achieving effective hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures at the point of care1. The campaign slogan for WHHD 2023 is “Accelerate action together”
    • African World Heritage Day 2023 is a day to celebrate the continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage. It was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2015 and is observed every year on May 5
    • World Cartoonist’s Day 2023. This is a day that celebrates the art of cartooning and the creative minds behind it. It is marked on May 5 every year, which is the same date as the first appearance of the first commercially successful cartoon in the New York World in 1895
  • Sports:
    • Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion from India, won the Doha Diamond League title with a world-leading throw of 88.67m on Friday, May 5, 2023
    • Mohammad Hussamuddin and Naveen Kumar have advanced to the pre-quarter finals of the IBA Men’s World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan12345. They both won their round of 32 bouts by unanimous decision against their opponents from China and South Korea respectively
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