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Current Affairs One-Liner : 28th July 2023

Published on July 28, 2023
  • National:
    • On 21st July 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA & FW) launched three technological initiatives under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) in New Delhi, Delhi.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 28th July 2023
    • The Ministry of Jal Shakti celebrated the 1st anniversary of the Rural WASH Partners’ Forum (RWPF) with a two-day National Conference on 21st July 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
    • The 8th Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-8) and 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-14) were held in Goa on the sidelines of the 4th Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) meeting under India’s Group 20 (G20) Presidency from 19th July 2023 to 22 July, 2023.
    • ITC Limited, in collaboration with the Department of Post, Ministry of Communication, released a special postal stamp on July 25, 2023, in New Delhi.
    • On July 24, 2023, a list of Coalition Greenwich’s (a division of CRISIL) Share and Quality Leaders, and Greenwich Excellence Awards 2023 was released in which HDFC Bank (among India’s local banks) has overtaken the State Bank of India (SBI) as a top-ranked bank in the 3 categories of Share and Quality Leaders Award list
    • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has launched a new protection-oriented unit-linked savings life insurance plan called ICICI Pru Protect N Gain. This plan is designed to safeguard your family with an adequate life cover and grow your wealth to fulfill your long-term goals.
    • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has acquired a 3.53% stake in RBL Bank for Rs 417 crore. The company stated that it might consider making further investments, but it will be subject to a ceiling of 9.9%
    • The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (AP-Genco) and the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC) will soon be floating a Joint Venture (JV) for implementing Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects (PSPHs) with a total generation capacity of 6,000 MW in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
    • The Rajya Sabha has passed the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2023 aimed at curbing film piracy. The bill proposes a maximum jail term of three years and a fine of up to five percent of a film’s production cost for those making pirated copies.
  • Important Days:
    • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 85th Raising Day on 27th July 2023. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi extended greetings to all brave CRPF personnel on their Raising Day and said that their unwavering commitment to our nation’s security is truly admirable.
  • Obituary:
    • Renowned Marathi writer Shirish Kanekar passed away on July 25, 2023. He was a veteran journalist and critic who died after suffering a heart attack in a hospital in Mumbai. He was known for his books on cricket, Bollywood movies such as ‘Nut Bolt Bolpat’, ‘Kanekari’, ‘Cricket Vedh’, among others.
  • Appointments:
    • Pedro S├ínchez was formally named caretaker Prime Minister of an interim government that will remain in place until Spain resolves the political uncertainty that emerged from Sunday’s inconclusive elections
    • Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister for Foreign Trade, has been elected as the chair of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi in February 2024.
  • Sports:
    • Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen entered the semifinals of the Japan Open Super 750 badminton tournament. He registered a straight-game win over local player Koki Watanabe, ranked 33rd, to make his third successive semifinals, following his exploits in Canada and the United States
    • Ireland has secured a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. They became one of the two teams to seal an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 berth from the ongoing Europe Qualifier following a washout against Germany on Thursday.

Questions:

Q.1 When did Shirish Kanekar pass away?
a. July 25, 2023
b. August 25, 2023
c. September 25, 2023
d. October 25, 2023

Q.2 Who has been elected as the chair of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
a. Dr. Anwar Gargash
b. Dr. Ahmed Al Falasi
c. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber
d. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi

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