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Current Affairs One-Liner : 25th August 2023

Published on August 25, 2023
  • National:
    • The National Health Authority (NHA) has launched the first Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) Microsite in Aizawl, Mizoram, as part of its 100 Microsites project to accelerate the adoption of ABDM across India.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 25th August 2023
    • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has established a 9-member committee of experts to review and redefine the role of various departments within the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
    • According to a study by the State Bank of India (SBI) Research, India’s per capita income is projected to increase 7.5 times to reach INR 14.9 lakh (USD 12,400) annually by FY47 from the present INR 2 lakh (USD 2,500) in FY23.
    • Swachh Vayu Survekshan is a survey conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board to assess the air quality of cities in India. In the 2023 edition of the survey, two cities from Madhya Pradesh, Indore and Bhopal, have ranked among the top 5 in the category of cities with a population exceeding 10 lakhs.
    • Iran recently unveiled its latest domestically built drone named “Mohajer-10”. The new drone was launched during a ceremony in Tehran attended by the Iranian president, on the country’s military industry day . The “Mohajer-10” is said to be an upgraded version of the “Mohajer-6”
    • The BRICS group of nations, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has announced the addition of six new countries to the bloc. The new members are Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    • The Tamil Nadu government has recently extended the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme to all 31,000 government schools across the state, benefiting 17 lakh students.
  • Economy:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a strong pitch for “equitable” competition between large and small vendors in the e-commerce space. He also sought the empowerment of small enterprises to integrate them with global supply chains.
    • Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, has announced a three-year partnership with tennis icon Rafael Nadal. Nadal will serve as an ambassador for both the brand and Infosys’ Digital Innovation.
  • Sports:
    • At the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, American Katie Moon and Australian Nina Kennedy decided to share the women’s pole vault gold medal in a touching moment
    • India’s HS Prannoy has advanced to the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships 2023. In a thrilling match, he defeated the defending champion and world number 2, Viktor Axelsen, securing a medal for India.
  • Obituary:
    • Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, popularly known as Prof. CR Rao, passed away in the United States at the age of 103. He was a renowned mathematician and widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of statistics .
  • Books:
    • PS Sreedharan Pillai, the Governor of Goa, released three new books at a function held at the Raj Bhavan on Friday. The English books released include ‘Heritage Trees of Goa’, ‘When Parallel Lines Meet’ and a collection of poems titled ‘My Dear Poems’.
  • Appointment:
    • Justice Prakash Shrivastava, former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). He was appointed by the Union government’s Cabinet Appointments Committee on August 14 and assumed charge on August 23.

Questions:

Q.1 What was the age of Prof. CR Rao when he passed away?
a. 93
b. 103
c. 113
d. 123

Q.2 Who has been appointed as the new chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
a. Justice Prakash Shrivastava
b. Justice Dipak Misra
c. Justice Ranjan Gogoi
d. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
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