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Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th July 2023

Published on July 14, 2023
  • National:
    • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has successfully notified two new Quality Control Orders (QCOs) on July 5, 2023.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 14th July 2023
    • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has recently made history by becoming the first Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) in India to receive certification for its Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS)
    • According to a United Nations report, global public debt surged to a record $92 trillion in 2022 as governments borrowed to counter crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The burden is being felt acutely by developing countries
    • The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the indigenous Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) ‘SAGAR SAMPARK’ to further the digital initiative in the maritime sector
    • A private Chinese aerospace company, LandSpace, has successfully launched the world’s first methane-powered rocket, Zhuque-2, into orbit
    • The Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, released the Malayalam translation of ‘Krishna – the 7th Sense’; ‘Krishnan Oru Ezhamindriyam’ authored by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode
    • Gujarat Government has launched the revamped Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Mukhyamantri Amrutam (PMJAY-MA) scheme, under which people can avail free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh instead of the previous limit of Rs 5 lakh
    • The National Exit Test (NExT) examination has been deferred on the advice of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, dated 11.07.2023, till further directions
    • Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced that the Centre will ensure the supply of free Doordarshan DTH connections and facilitate better mobile connectivity in the far-flung villages along the Indo-China border
    • A Congressional Senatorial Committee has passed a resolution recognising Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India. The resolution was introduced by Senators Jeff Merkley, Bill Hagerty, Tim Kaine and Chris Van Hollen
  • Sports:
    • Indian hurdler Jyothi Yarraji, triple jumper Abdulla Aboobacker and middle-distance runner Ajay Kumar Saroj won gold medals at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Ajay Kumar Saroj won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m final at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand. He finished the race with a timing of 3:41.511. India won a total of six gold medals at the event.
    • Indian Paralympic gold medallist Sumit Antil created a world record in F64 javelin throw with a best attempt of 70.83m at the World Para-Athletics Championship in Paris.
    • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that men’s and women’s teams competing in ICC events will receive equal prize money from now on. Teams will get the same amount of money when they finish in the equivalent position at comparable events.
    • Indian badminton players PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen progressed to the quarter-finals of the US Open 2023 BWF Super 300 tournament on Thursday.
    • Sri Lanka sealed the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier crown with a comfortable 128-run victory over the Netherlands in the final in Harare.
  • Banking:
    • Max Life Insurance has partnered with DCB Bank to provide a variety of life insurance products to the bank’s customers. Term, savings, and retirement plans will be offered under this partnership.
    • Razorpay India has launched its first international payment gateway in Malaysia through Curlec, now known as ‘Curlec By Razorpay’. The new Curlec Payment Gateway will serve more than 5,000 businesses with a target of RM10 billion in annualised Gross Transaction Value (GTV) by 2025.
  • Obituary:
    • Nikki McCray-Penson, a former basketball star and two-time Olympic gold medal winner, has passed away at the age of 51. The cause of death was not announced, but McCray-Penson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.
  • Appointments:
    • Sheikh Talal Fahad Al Ahmad Al-Sabah was elected as the new President of the Olympic Council of Asia at the 42nd OCA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand on July 8, 2023. He received 24 of the 44 votes cast.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the company that Razorpay India launched its first international payment gateway with in Malaysia?
a. PayPal
b. Paytm
c. Stripe
d. Curlec

Q.2 When was Sheikh Talal Fahad Al Ahmad Al-Sabah elected as the new President of the Olympic Council of Asia?

a. July 8, 2022
b. July 8, 2023
c. July 8, 2024
d. July 8, 2025
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