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Current Affairs One-Liner : 7th July 2023

Published on July 07, 2023
  • National:
    • The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2022 is a proposed legislation that aims to provide standards for handling digital personal data in a way that respects both people’s rights to privacy protection and the need to process personal data legally.
    • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched a scheme for the expansion and modernization of fire services in the states with a total outlay of Rs 5,000 crore.
    • The Seventh edition of the Indian Navy – US Navy (IN – USN) Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX was conducted from 26 Jun – 06 Jul 2023 at Kochi.
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the banking licenses of two co-operative banks in Maharashtra and Karnataka. The licenses of Malkapur Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Buldhana and Shushruti Souharda Sahakara Bank Niyamita, Bengaluru have been cancelled.
    • The Tamil Nadu police have launched a new scheme called ‘Pengal Pathukaaptu Thittam’ (Women Safety Scheme) for women traveling alone at night between 10 pm and 7 am.
    • According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s “World Investment Report 2023 (WIR 2023): Investing in Sustainable Energy for All”, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Asia’s developing countries remained unchanged at USD 662 billion and India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were the top recipients, with an increase of 10% and 5% respectively.
    • European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 rocket successfully took off from French Guinea for the final time on Wednesday night. The rocket carried two military communications satellites, namely, Germany’s Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) and France’s Syracuse 4b, into geostationary orbit. The launch caps 27 years of service for Ariane 5.
    • The Netherlands men’s hockey team won the 4th edition of the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Hockey Pro League 2022-23 by defeating Belgium in the finals held in Antwerp, Belgium on 4th July 2023.
    • Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh’s one-day international captain and legendary batsman, announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on July 6, 2023. However, he reversed his decision after meeting with Bangladesh’s prime minister.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for eight projects in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, that are estimated to be worth approximately 7,600 crore on Friday.
    • External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar co-chaired the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with his Tanzanian counterpart at Daar es Salaam.
    • The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held its national executive meeting in Delhi where the decision to expel 12 rebels, including Ajit Pawar and former aide Praful Patel, was ratified.
    • The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud has recommended the appointment of Chief Justices for high courts of Bombay, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Orissa and Manipu .
  • Economy:
    • The Finance Ministry has made a strong pitch for measures to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows, that dipped last year and may remain subdued in coming months.
    • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting to review the performance of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on various financial, efficiency and health parameters in New Delhi on July 6.
  • Sports:
    • Men’s world No. 2 Novak Djokovic and Polish top seed Iga Swiatek qualified for the third round of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships1. Djokovic beat Jordan Thompson with sets of 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a men’s singles second round match.
    • Indian archers Priyansh and Avneet Kaur won gold in the junior mixed team compound event, defeating Israel in the final of the World Archery Youth Championships in Limerick, Ireland. It was a nail-biting contest wherein the Indian players beat Israel with a close score of 146-144.
    • Indian badminton players PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Canada Open 2023 BWF Super 500 event in Calgary. Sindhu was handed a walkover against Japan’s Natsuki Nidaira in the round of 16.
  • Important Days:
    • World Zoonoses Day is celebrated annually on July 6th. It aims to raise awareness of diseases that can be transmitted from animals or insects to humans, called zoonotic diseases.
  • Awards:
    • Indian football team midfielder Lallianzuala Chhangte was named the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2022-23 while Manisha Kalyan won her second consecutive Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
    • Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Union Health Ministry was awarded the winner of Kreta Vikreta Gaurav Samman Samaroh 2023 in the “Highest Single Bid Procurements in FY22-23” category.
    • NLC India Limited, a navratna company under the Ministry of Coal, bagged the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) award in the category “Timely Payments (CPSEs)” for the year 2023 for its outstanding contribution in improving the reliability of e-market practices.

Questions:

Q.1 Who chaired the meeting to review the performance of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on various financial, efficiency and health parameters?
a. Dr Bhagwat Karad
b. Nirmala Sitharaman
c. Finance Secretary
d. None of the above
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