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Current Affairs One-liner : 7th & 8th May 2023

Published on May 08, 2023
  • National:
    • The Union Government has formed a 11 member high-level committee under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary of the Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Secretary of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to restructure the 94-year-old ICAR to meet the objective of Amrit Kal
    Current Affairs One-liner : 7th & 8th May 2023
      • The Finance Ministry has brought in practicing chartered accountants, company secretaries, and cost and works accountants carrying out financial transactions on behalf of their clients into the ambit of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002
      • Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) are joining hands to set up Asia’s largest bio-gas plant in Mumbai. The upcoming plant will have the capacity to treat 1,000 tonnes of wet waste every day, which accounts for nearly one-third of the daily wet waste generated in the city
      • Global Report on Food Crises 2023, the number of people facing acute hunger in 58 food crisis countries rose to 258 million in 2022, up from 193 million in 2021.
      • World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new initiative called Preparedness and Resilience for Emerging Threats Initiative (PRET) on 26 April 2023 to help countries better prepare for future pandemics
      • Remarkable achievement for the two students from Andhra Pradesh who participated in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC)12 and won the social media category award. They are Sai Akshara Vemuri and Akarsh Chittineni
      • Border Haats are local markets along the Indo-Bangladesh border that aim at promoting the wellbeing of the people dwelling in remote areas across the borders of two countries by establishing a traditional system of marketing the local produce through local markets
      • The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) was established on October 01, 1961 with the objective to evolve technical terminology in all Indian Languages. It is functioning under the Ministry of Education, Government of India with its headquarters at New Delhi
      • Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that peace committees will be formed in every assembly constituency to ensure that peace initiatives are implemented at the grassroots level.
      • India’s imports of crude oil from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fell to a record low of 46% in April as it increased purchases of cheaper Russian oil
      • India led as the top source market for Sri Lanka’s tourism sector for the month of April 2023.
      • Karnataka Assembly elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will introduce facial recognition technology at a polling booth in Bengaluru.
      • Geological Survey of India (GSI), new lithium reserves have been discovered in Rajasthan’s Degana. The reserves are said to be larger than the ones found earlier in Jammu and Kashmir
      • Based on a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and QED Investors. The report predicts that the fintech sector will grow rapidly in the next decade, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, which is expected to become the world’s largest fintech market by 2030
      • Japan and South Korea have agreed to take forward ties and move past lingering historical disputes, pledging to transform a relationship that could have broad implications for the region
    • Books:
      • New book by Boria Majumdar. It is a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, on his 50th birthday. The book contains stories and anecdotes from various personalities who admire Sachin and his achievements
    • Sports:
      • Deepak Bohria (51kg) stunned Olympic bronze medallist and 2021 World Champion Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan by a score of 5-2 to move into the pre-quarterfinals
      • Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) beat Savvin Eduard of Russia by a unanimous decision of 5-0 to enter the quarterfinals
      • Ding Liren became China’s first male world chess champion by defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi in a rapid tiebreak on April 30, 2023
      • A remarkable achievement by Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who won a silver medal in the snatch event with a lift of 141 kg in the 67 kg weight class
      • The Indian archery men and women teams won a total of 14 medals including 7 golds, 5 silvers and 2 bronze at the Asia Cup-World Ranking Tournament, Stage II in Tashkent . The compound archers swept the medals in the individual events
      • Avinash Sable and Parul Chaudhary broke the national records in the men’s and women’s 5000m respectively at the Sound Running Track Festival held in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
    • Awards:
      • Fatimah Asghar, the winner of the inaugural Carol Shields Prize for Fiction.Asghar is a South Asian American Muslim writer, poet and filmmaker who won the prize for their debut novel When We Were Sisters.
      • Maria Stepanova is a Russian-Jewish poet, novelist and journalist who was awarded the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding for her poetry collection Girls without Clothes
    • Important Days:
      • International Leopard Day,. It is celebrated every year on May 3.The theme of International Leopard Day is to celebrate leopards and to raise awareness about their status and threats
      • International No Diet Day is observed every year on May 6 to celebrate your natural body type and ditch restrictive diets.The theme of International No Diet Day is body acceptance, which means accepting people irrespective of their body shape and size
      • Buddha Purnima is a Buddhist festival that celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism which was celebrated on 5th May in 2023.
      • World Athletics Day 2023 is a day to celebrate and promote the importance of athletics as a sport and a way of fitness. It is observed on May 7th every year by the World Athletics, formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The theme for World Athletics Day 2023 is 'Athletics for All – A New Beginning’
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