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Current Affairs One-Liner : 22nd July 2023

Published on July 22, 2023
  • National:
    • The Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry have launched their inaugural collaboration with the Government of Gujarat in New Delhi under the One District One Product (ODOP) program.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 22nd July
    • The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) is implementing the Credit Guarantee Scheme under the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) to strengthen credit delivery system and facilitate smooth flow of credit to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in livestock sector without hassles of collateral security.
    • The Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revive and preserve the 2000-year-old technique of shipbuilding known as the ‘stitched shipbuilding method’ or ‘Tankai method.
    • Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar led a three-member Election Commission of India (ECI) delegation to Cartagena, Colombia to attend the 11th meeting of the Executive Board of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has expanded the scope of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) thematic category. They have allowed asset management companies to launch funds under six new strategies.
    • India has made a voluntary contribution of USD 1 million to the United Nations to promote the use of the Hindi language in the world organization and to foster inclusive dialogue and understanding.
    • 17-year-old Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa emerged as the champion in the V Geza Hetenyi Memorial Super GM chess tournament 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Appointments:
    • Nivruti Rai, former Intel India head, has joined as the Managing Director and CEO of Invest India on July 12, 2023. She has taken over the charge from Manmeet K Nanda, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) who had assumed this additional charge in March 2023.
    • Rajay Kumar Sinha has been appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAPS), the wholly-owned subsidiary and investment banking arm of State Bank of India (SBI).
    • Sat Pal Bhanoo has been appointed as the Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He was previously serving as the Additional Zonal Manager (In-Charge) of LIC’s Zonal Office in Bhopal. He succeeds Siddhartha Mohanty, who is presently serving as Chairperson.
    • The Centre has implemented a key provision of the Competition (amendment) Act 2023 that vests power of appointment of Director General (Investigation) in the Competition Commission of India (CCI). So far, the power to appoint DG was vested in the Central Government.
  • Awards:
    • The Ministry of Coal has been awarded in the “Best Engagement” category for its achievements on e-procurement through the GeM portal by the Ministry of Commerce.

Questions:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Invest India?
a. Manmeet K Nanda
b. Nivruti Rai
c. Rajesh Kumar Singh
d. Debjani Ghosh

Q.2 Which ministry has won the “Best Engagement” award for procurement through the GeM portal?
a. Ministry of Commerce
b. Ministry of Power
c. Ministry of Finance
d. Ministry of Coal
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