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Current Affairs One - Liner : 26th october 2023

Published on October 26, 2023
  • National:
    • The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) celebrated its 6th Foundation Day on October 20, 2023. On this occasion, a new molecular biology lab for advanced research, a Manuscript Unit, and a Center of Excellence Dakshya were launched.
Current Affairs One - Liner : 26th october 2023
    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the logo, website, and brochure of the newly established National Cooperative for Exports Limited (NCEL) on Monday. The Union Cooperation Minister distributed membership certificates to NCEL members at the National Symposium on Cooperative Exports organised by the body in New Delhi.
    • The “International Migration Outlook: 2023” published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India has retained its position as the top country of origin for new migrants to the member countries of OECD in 2021.
    • NLC India Limited, a Navratna Central Public Sector Undertaking headquartered at Neyveli, Tamilnadu, has incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary called “NLC India Green Energy Limited” (NIGEL).
    • Paras Aerospace Private Limited, a subsidiary of Paras Defence and Space Technologies Limited, has indeed received its second Type Certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Drone Directorate, Government of India12. This certification is for its Agri Drone – “Paras-Agricopter V2.1”.
    • India has resumed visa services for some categories of Canadian citizens. This decision came after a month-long suspension due to a diplomatic dispute related to the killing of a Sikh separatist. The resumed services, effective from October 26, 2023.
    • The “National Symposium on Production of Improved and Traditional Seeds through Cooperative Sector” was organized by the Bharatiya Beej Sahakari Samiti Limited (BBSSL) in New Delhi on October 26, 2023.
  • International:
    • Pakistan has successfully conducted a training launch of the Ghauri Weapon System. This follows the recent flight test of the Ababeel Weapon System. The purpose of the launch was to test the operational and technical readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command.
    • The Union Cabinet has indeed approved a memorandum of cooperation between India and Japan on developing a semiconductor supply chain partnership. This partnership will focus on research and development (R&D), manufacturing, design, and talent development for the industry.
    • According to a recent Pentagon report, China has launched its first nuclear-powered guided missile submarines. This makes China the third country after the US and Russia to achieve this.
  • Banking:
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indeed issued a directive requiring private sector banks to have at least two Whole Time Directors (WTDs), including the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on their boards.
  • Economy:
    • According to a research report by the State Bank of India (SBI), nearly 75% of the beneficiaries of the PM SVANidhi scheme, a micro-credit initiative for street vendors, come from the non-general category. The report highlights that the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) account for 44% of the beneficiaries.
  • Awards & Honors:
    • The Anubhav Awards 2023 were presented by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh. The awards were held by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Yogender Chaudhry, the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax won this Award.
  • Important Days:
    • Accession Day is a public holiday in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, commemorating 26 October 1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession, in which Jammu and Kashmir joined the Dominion of India.
    • The 62nd Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Raising Day was observed on October 24, 2023. This day is celebrated annually to mark the establishment of the ITBP, a Central Armed Police Force functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in 1962.
  • Books:
    • The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S. Somanath, has written his autobiography. The book is titled “Nilavu Kudicha Simhangal” and is written in Malayalam. The book is set to release in November.
  • Appointments:
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the legendary cricketer, has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Lay’s. He is starring in their latest campaign – 'No Lay’s, No Game’.
    • Munish Sharda has been appointed as the Executive Director of Axis Bank. His appointment is effective from November 1, 2023, and is for a period of three years. This appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders of the Bank and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Questions:

Q.1 Who presented the Anubhav Awards 2023?
a. Prime Minister of India
b. President of India
c. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh
d. Chief Minister of Delhi
Q.2 Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Axis Bank?
a. Rakesh Makhija
b. Amitabh Chaudhry
c. Munish Sharda
d. Rajiv Anand
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