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Current Affairs One-Liner : 9th May 2023

Published on May 09, 2023
  • National:
    • NITI Aayog released the “Best Practices in Social Sector: A Compendium, 2023” in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This compendium includes 75 case studies cutting across 14 key social sectors
Current Affairs One-Liner : 9th May 2023
    • Visa has introduced a CVV-free feature for tokenised cards in India, streamlining the online transaction process and allowing merchants who implement this feature to only need to verify the three-digit CVV once when tokenising the card, eliminating the need for customers to enter it for every domestic transaction
    • King Charles III and Queen Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 2023 in the UK’s first coronation since 1953. The ceremony was attended by more than 2,300 guests including over 100 heads of state and involved a mile-long parade with 7,000 troops and 19 military bands
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects worth more than Rs 5,500 crore in Rajasthan on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. He also addressed a public rally organised by the party at Abu Road in Sirohi district
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched two skill development programmes for quantum computing in India. The company is collaborating with academic institutions and learning platforms to integrate Amazon Braket — a fully managed quantum computing service — in the courses
  • Defence:
    • The Indian Navy decommissioned INS Magar, the oldest Landing Ship Tank (Large), on May 6th after 36 years of service at the Naval base in Kochi
    • IAF Received 1st Batch of Indigenous Loitering Munitions – TATA ALS 50 is a news headline that reports that the Indian Air Force has taken delivery of the first batch of indigenous ALS-50 Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Loitering Munitions, made by Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
    • The first C295 for India has successfully completed its maiden flight on May 5 in Seville, Spain. It is a new-generation tactical airlifter that will replace the Indian Air Force’s ageing AVRO fleet
  • Sports:
    • Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the F1 Miami Grand Prix 2023. He drove from ninth to victory and this win is his third victory of the 2023 Formula 1 season
  • Economy & Corporate
    • The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) gold reserves increased by 34.22 tonnes year-on-year to reach 794.64 metric tonnes at March-end 2023.
    • Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Oil Ministry, India’s fuel consumption eased 0.3% year-on-year to 18.41 million tonnes in April 2023
  • International:
    • Chinese President Xi Jinping will host a two-day summit with the leaders of five Central Asian nations next week, Beijing said on Monday, as China moves to increase its influence in the region
    • Indian weightlifters finished the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Jinju, South Korea with three silver medals. Bindyarani Devi won two silvers in the women’s 55kg category while Jeremy Lalrinnunga bagged a silver in the men’s 67kg snatch section
  • Books:
    • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami released a book titled “Cyber Encounters” at St Joseph’s Academy, Rajpur Road on Sunday . This book has been written by DGP Uttarakhand Ashok Kumar and former DRDO scientist OP Manocha
    • Dr Sandeep Marwah, the Chancellor of AAFT University and President of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), presented the first copy of the book 8 Years of Modi Sarkar- A compilation of Achievements to former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind
  • Important days:
    • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It is celebrated on 8 May each year, which is the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the ICRC.The theme of World Red Cross Day 2023 is ‘Everything we do comes fromtheheart’.
    • International Thalassaemia Day 2023 is a global health awareness event that aims to raise awareness about thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of people around the world. The theme for this year is "Be Aware. Share. Care: Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassaemia Care Gap."
    • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) celebrated its 64th Raising Day on May 07, 2023, at all its detachments across the country. On this occasion, BRO-centric software, developed as part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative, was also launched
  • Appointments:
    • Vineet Joshi, a 1992 Manipur-cadre IAS officer who was heading the National Testing Agency (NTA), has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Manipur
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