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Current Affairs One-Liner : 3rd June 2023

Published on June 03, 2023
  • National:
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a campaign called ‘100 Days 100 Pays’ to return unclaimed bank deposits to their rightful owners or claimants. Under this special 100 days campaign, banks will trace and settle their top 100 deposits in every district of the country
Current Affairs One-Liner : 3rd June 2023
    • According to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) payroll reporting data analysis, 1.39 crore people found new formal jobs in India in FY23 which means the number of net payroll additions increased around 13% Y-o-Y (Year-on-Year) to 1,38,51,689 in FY23 from 1,22,34,625 in FY22
    • mooMark, the dairy market linkage arm of Stellapps, has become the first Indian private dairy to offer a Heat Index Insurance Plan to its farmers
    • According to government data, India’s economy grew by 6.1% in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2022-23. The overall growth for FY23 is now estimated to be 7.2%, much higher than expected
    • Bank of Baroda (BoB) announced a list of 12 nominees for the Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman Award 2023.
    • India’s Strategic Forces Command carried out a successful training launch of a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-1 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on June 01, 2023. The missile is a proven system, capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision
    • The scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered a new species of eel from Palur canal in Odisha’s Ganjam district. The new species has been named Pisodonophis kalinga after the name of ancient Odisha
    • Maharashtra government has rolled out a new financial scheme called Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Yojana under which more than one crore farmers in the state will be paid Rs 6,000 annually
    • The Disha Mobile App, launched three years ago by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has created a record with more than 1.17 crore registrations in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The app is aimed at the safety and security of women
    • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the PM SVANidhi Mobile app. It provides an end-to-end solution to facilitate Lending Institutions – Banks/ NBFCs/ MFIs etc. to process loan applications of beneficiaries through their field agents
    • A state-of-the-art Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) has been set up on the outskirts of Srinagar city under the Smart City Mission. The Centre will act as the “brain and nerve” for all Smart City IT-related interventions
    • The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently released a report titled ‘Low-cost finance for energy transition’ in close collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of India
    • The CA Institute’s Central Council has approved the renewal of the existing mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with CPA Canada and CPA Ireland
  • Economy:
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed a framework for overall information security preparedness with an emphasis on cyber resilience for payment system operators (PSOs)
    • The Centre has imposed stock limits on tur and urad dal applicable to wholesalers, retailers, big chain retailers, millers, and importers in order to prevent hoarding, control price rise and unscrupulous speculation
    • The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has conceptualized ‘Bima Vahak’ as a new initiative aimed at enhancing insurance inclusion and awareness across India
  • Sports:
    • Indian cyclist Esow Alben won the bronze medal in the elite men’s keirin event at a UCI Class 1 Event-Finale Bahnen-Tournee 2023 cycling competition in Dudenhofen, Germany. He was also the first Indian who won a medal in a cycling world championship
    • 3rd Khelo India University Games concluded on June 3rd in Varanasi at the techno stadium pavilion ground of IIT BHU. The event was held across four cities - Varanasi, Noida, Gorakhpur and Lucknow - in Uttar Pradesh
    • the Indian men’s hockey team stunned Olympic champions Belgium 5-1 in the FIH Pro League at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London.
    • The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team won their fourth Men’s Junior Asia Cup title on June 1, 2023, defeating Pakistan 2-1 at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex Stadium in Salalah, Oman
  • Obituary:
    • Ama Ata Aidoo, one of the most-celebrated feminist writers of Africa, died on May 31, 2023 in Ghana at the age of 81.She was a playwright, novelist and poet who explored the complexities faced by modern women living in the shadow of colonialism
  • Appointments:
    • on 1st June 2023, Prof Celeste Saulo, a leading meteorologist from Argentina, was appointed as the first female Secretary-General (SG) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations (UN)’s specialized agency for meteorology. She will take over as SG of WMO on 1st January 2024.
    • Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General (DG) of India Meteorological Department (IMD), under the Ministry of Earth Science, has been elected as the Third Vice-President of WMO
    • Dennis Francis, Trinidad and Tobago’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has been elected as the president of the upcoming 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
    • Dr Abdulla Al Mandous, Director General of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in the UAE, has been elected as the new President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for a four-year term from 2023 to 2027 with 98 votes

Questions:

Q.1 When did Ama Ata Aidoo pass away?
a. May 31, 2023
b. June 1, 2023
c. May 30, 2023
d. June 2, 2023

Q.2 Who was appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)?
a. Petteri Taalas
b. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
c. Celeste Saulo
d. Abdulla Al Mandous
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