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Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th & 31st July 2023

Published on July 31, 2023
  • National:
    • On July 28, 2023, the National Health Authority (NHA) launched the 100 Microsites project under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) to promote digital health adoption and enhance healthcare accessibility for all.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th & 31st July 2023
    • 4th Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) and Environment and Climate Ministers’ meeting was held in Chennai from July 26-28, 2023.
    • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the AMC Repo Clearing Limited (ARCL) and the Corporate Debt Market Development Fund (CDMDF) in Mumbai on July 28, 2023.
    • The Ministry of Culture launched a unique initiative called ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’ (MGMD) as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on July 27, 2023. It is a pan-India initiative under the National Mission on Cultural Mapping.
    • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Papua New Guinea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share India Stack
    • President Droupadi Murmu laid the foundation stone for the “Divine Light House” of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) at Dasabatia, Tamando on July 27, 2023.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the addition of “NongHyup Bank” to the Second Schedule of the RBI Act, 1934. This significant move marks a pivotal moment for NongHyup Bank, which hails from Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and has been actively operating in India since its establishment in 2016
    • The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MoYAS) has decided to recognise the Handball Association of India (HAI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for the promotion and regulation of handball in the country with immediate effect
    • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched the Jupiter 3 satellite on July 28th, 2023. The Jupiter 3 satellite is owned by EchoStar and built by Maxar Technologies.
    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the Singapore’s DS-SAR satellite and six co-passenger payloads on board the PSLV-C56 rocket from the first launch-pad of SDSC-SHAR in Sriharikota on July 30, 2023 at 06:30 hrs IST
    • The State government of Kerala will soon roll out a unique scheme to provide financial support to first-time overseas emigrants from Kerala. The project is titled ‘Shubayathra’ and aims to create a positive and productive migration ecosystem by providing financial assistance of up to 2 lakh with a tax holiday for six months.
    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s DS-SAR satellite and six other satellites on July 30, 20231. The PSLV-C56 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6.31 a.m.
    • Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has sought the World Bank’s assistance for upgrading infrastructure and capacity building in the state. Speaking at a meeting with the World Bank’s executive directors, Mr. Shinde said the World Bank was not just a fund-giving body, but a source of knowledge for developing countries
  • Appointments:
    • Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. (“Max Life” / “Company”) has been appointed as the “Lead Insurer” for the State of Uttar Pradesh by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) under the State Insurance Plan.
  • Economy:
    • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urged Japanese investors to expedite their plans for investment in the country and consider new sectors such as hydrogen, AI, and renewable energy.
    • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, has signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to invest 1,600 crore to establish a manufacturing facility for electronic components in Kancheepuram district.
  • Books:
    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the book ‘Memories Never Die,’ a tribute to the life and legacy of the late former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam during his two-day visit to the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
  • Awards:
    • Renowned veteran journalist and Asian News International (ANI) founder Prem Prakash was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the national capital, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field of journalism.
  • Sports:
    • The Indian team of Aman Saini and Pragati clinched gold in the mixed team compound archery event at the FISU World University Games. They put up a brilliant show in the final to win the yellow metal, beating Korea’s Sua Cho and Seunghyun Park 157-156 in a thrilling summit clash.
    • The Indian women’s hockey team produced a dominant performance to comfortably beat hosts Spain 3-0 and win the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation - International Tournament in Barcelona on Sunday.
  • Important Days:
    • International Tiger Day is celebrated on July 29th every year to raise awareness about the urgent need for tiger conservation. The day aims to highlight the critical plight of tigers, whose populations have drastically declined due to factors like habitat loss, poaching, and illegal wildlife trade.
  • World:
    • Indian Navy Dornier maritime patrol aircraft and an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130 transport aircraft recently made a historic visit to Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) in the Southern Indian Ocean
    • India and Bhutan have reviewed the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to further strengthen it across diverse sectors. Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and his Bhutanese counterpart Aum Pema Choden co-chaired the India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks in New Delhi.

Questions:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the Lead Insurer for Uttar Pradesh under the State Insurance Plan of IRDAI?
a. LIC
b. Max Life
c. HDFC Life
d. SBI Life

Q.2 Who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the GEM Awards 2023-24? 
a. Gajendra Shekhawat
b. Lal Bahadur Shastri
c. Prem Prakash
d. Indira Gandhi
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