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Current Affairs One-Liner : 11th August 2023

Published on August 11, 2023
  • National:
    • The CBI Academy in Ghaziabad, India joined the Interpol Global Academy Network as its 10th member through a virtual signing ceremony organized between CBI and INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation at Singapore.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 11th August 2023
    • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the Indian Web Browser Development Challenge (IWBDC) to encourage the design and development of an Indian Web Browser for major devices and platforms with required security features, plugin interfaces, supporting latest technologies based on industry standards, while catering to indigenous requirements.
    • TLMAL, a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, recently delivered the 200th C-130J Super Hercules empennage. An empennage is the tail structure located at the rear of an aircraft.
    • The Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC), India’s indigenous satellite navigation system, is set to be integrated into Aadhaar enrolment devices. This strategic move, as revealed by the Department of Space (DoS), showcases the seamless amalgamation of advanced technologies to enhance the functionality and reach of essential services.
    • the government has tabled a bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 10, 2023, to exclude the Chief Justice of India (CJI) from the panel to appoint the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs).
    • A total of six infrastructure projects worth more than 28 thousand crore rupees have been recommended under PM GatiShakti. Three projects each are related to Railways and Road Transport and Highways.
    • Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd (RGICL) has been awarded the contract for implementing the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) and the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) Phase 6 in the state of Meghalaya by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Meghalaya.
  • Important Days:
    • World Biofuel Day is celebrated every year on August 10th to raise awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The day aims to promote the use of biofuels, which are a type of sustainable energy obtained from living organisms.
  • Economy:
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently announced several new features for the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system, including AI-powered conversational payments. This new feature, called Conversational Payments, will allow users to engage in conversation with AI-powered systems to make payments in a safe and secure environment.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent for the third time in a row. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) unanimously decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent.
    • Air India, a Tata Group-owned airline, unveiled a new brand identity and new aircraft livery on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The new look reimagines the Indian window shape, used by Air India, into a gold window frame that becomes central to the new brand design system – symbolizing a ‘Window of Possibilities’.
  • Obituary:
    • P Jayarama Bhat, the former Chairman of Karnataka Bank Ltd, passed away in Mangaluru on Wednesday. He was 72 years old and is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.
  • Appointments:
    • Justice Subhasis Talapatra was sworn in as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on Tuesday, succeeding former Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, who superannuated. The oath ceremony was administered by Prof. Ganeshi Lal, the Governor of Odisha.
  • Sports:
    • Arjun Erigaisi joined Vidit Gujrathi in the pre-quarterfinals after Koneru Humpy bounced back with a resolute victory to stay alive in the race of women’s quarterfinals in the FIDE World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Thursday
    • India took on Japan in the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 semifinal on Friday, August 11, 2023 at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Chennai. The Indian hockey team won its semi-final match 5-0.
  • Books:
    • Poet-Diplomat Abhay K has launched his latest book ‘Monsoon’ on August 1, 2023 at Kathika Cultural Centre in Old Delhi. On this occasion, vocalist Ananyaa Gaur and her team performed Monsoon ragas, enthralling the audienceThe award-winning poet and writer Abhay K’s new book-length poem, titled ‘Monsoon’, carries the poet’s heartfelt message from Madagascar to his beloved in Srinagar in the Himalayas.
  • Banking:
    • The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has constituted a sectoral committee for member banks operating within the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). The inaugural meeting of the committee took place in GIFT City on Tuesday.
    • Engineering major L&T and its green hydrogen joint venture partners-Indian Oil Corporation and ReNew-will invest upto $4 billion (₹32,000 crore) in their green hydrogen businesses over three-five years, according to CEO & Managing Director, S N Subrahmanyan
    • Kotak Life, a life insurance company, has announced its corporate agency tie-up with ESAF Small Finance Bank, a bank that serves the underbanked and unbanked segments of the population.

Questions:

Q.1 Who was sworn in as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court?
a. Justice S. Muralidhar
b. Justice Subhasis Talapatra
c. Justice Ganeshi Lal
d. Justice Tripura High Court

Q.2 Which bank has partnered with Kotak Life to offer life insurance products to its customers?
a. HDFC Bank
b. ICICI Bank
c. ESAF Bank
d. Axis Bank
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