Today’s Current Affairs
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Here is the Current Affairs 24th March 2023 covering the following news headlines: DigiClaim Platform, Sagar Manthan, Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Finance Bill 2023, Salima Tete, 2023 Abel Prize.
1. Indian Government Launches DigiClaim Platform for Farmer Insurance Claims
The Agriculture Minister of India, Narendra Singh Tomar, has introduced a new platform called ‘DigiClaim’ on the national crop insurance portal. This platform is aimed at expediting the disbursement of insurance claims to farmers who have availed themselves of crop insurance. To demonstrate its effectiveness, the Minister used the platform to transfer a total insurance claim of Rs. 1,260.35 crore to insured farmers in several Indian states, including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana, with just a single click.
2. Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates ‘Sagar Manthan’, the Real-time Performance Monitoring Dashboard of MoPSW
The Real-time Performance Monitoring Dashboard of MoPSW called ‘Sagar Manthan’ was virtually launched by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. The digital platform is designed to have all integrated data related to the ministry and other subsidiaries. The inauguration ceremony was attended by MoS, MoPSW Shri Shripad Y. Naik, MoS, MoPSW Shri Shantanu Thakur and other officials from the ministry.
3. Tamil Nadu’s 18th Wildlife Sanctuary Opens in Erode
The government of Tamil Nadu has decided to declare Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary as the 18th wildlife sanctuary in the state. This sanctuary covers an area of 80,567 hectares in the forest regions of Anthiyur and Gobichettipalayam taluks in Erode district, and includes reserve forest areas in Anthiyur, Bargur, Thattakarai, and Chennampatti. It is home to a variety of wild animals such as tigers, elephants, leopards, wild boars, gaurs, and deer. This wildlife sanctuary is located in close proximity to other sanctuaries such as Malai Mahadeshwara wildlife sanctuary, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Cauvery wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, and it serves as a connecting point between Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary. This announcement was made during the state budget.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Tamil Nadu Chief minister: M. K. Stalin;
- Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai;
- Tamil Nadu Governor: R. N. Ravi.
4. Haldwani to get a sports university: Uttarakhand CM
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced the government will set up a sports university in the Kumaun region’s Haldwani town. Dhami, who made the announcement on the occasion of completion of one year of the formation of his government, said there had been longstanding demands from several sports associations for such a university. The international stadium of Haldwani will be upgraded into a sports university, he said. Earlier, the chief minister also held a meeting with the officials and discussed the proposed university. Dhami said there is no dearth of sporting talent in the state, and the university will give such talented people a chance to hone and display their skills further. Uttarakhand will hold several national level sports event in the coming year.
5. Cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4% for central government employees, pensioners
The Union Cabinet approved an increase in the dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4 per cent to 42 per cent, benefiting 47.58 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners. According to I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, the combined impact of both the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief on the exchequer will be Rs 12,815.60 crore annually. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting was held, and the release of the additional dearness allowance installment to employees and dearness relief to pensioners will be effective from January 01, 2023.
6. Finance Bill 2023 passed in Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2023, which implements tax proposals for the upcoming fiscal year, without any discussion. The passage of the Bill occurred amid Opposition uproar over the Adani controversy. Proposals for a total of 64 official amendments were put forward in the Bill, including one that aims to eliminate long-term tax benefits for specific categories of debt mutual funds and another that calls for the establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal.
7. Salima Tete appointed as the AHF Athletes Ambassador
National women’s hockey team midfielder Salima Tete has appointed the AHF Athletes Ambassador from India for a term of two years. Tete accepted the certificate and the position during the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Congress in Mungyeong, Korea. Tete, who led the Indian women’s junior hockey team to a fourth-place finish at the 2021 FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, is among four players from Asia to be appointed for the position.
9. Luis Caffarelli won the 2023 Abel Prize
Luis Caffarelli, 74, has won the 2023 Abel Prize “for his seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge-Ampère equation”. The prize includes a monetary award of 7.5 million kroner (roughly $ 720,000) and a glass plaque designed by Norwegian artist Henrik Haugan. It is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
10. 26 % of world’s population does not have safe drinking water: UNESCO report
A report presented by UNESCO at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York reveals that a significant portion of the world’s population still does not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. The report indicates that 26% of the global population lacks safe drinking water, while 46% do not have access to well-managed sanitation facilities. The WWDR is published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water and its production is coordinated by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme. It is an annual report released on Launched on World Water Day (22nd March) every year.
11. PM Modi addressed ‘One World TB Summit’ at Varanasi
During the One World TB Summit arranged by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on World Tuberculosis Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s powerful pharmaceutical industry as a significant advantage in the global battle against TB. He also mentioned that India has set a goal of eradicating TB by the year 2025. At his Lok Sabha constituency, the Prime Minister addressed the audience and emphasized that India’s strong pharmaceutical industry is a significant asset in the global fight against TB.
12. International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 2023: 25 March
The United Nations observes the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members on March 25 every year to honor the memory of Alec Collett, a journalist who died while on a UN mission after being kidnapped. The purpose of this day is to acknowledge the contributions of UN personnel and the risks they take to carry out humanitarian work, as well as to remember those who have lost their lives in service to the UN.
13. Intel cofounder Gordon Moore passes away at 94
Gordon Moore, who helped start the company Intel in 1968 and predicted that computing power would continue to increase over time (known as “Moore’s Law”), has passed away at the age of 94. Moore was an important figure in the semiconductor industry and played a key role in putting Intel’s processors in most personal computers.
14. Urban Climate Film Festival
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has partnered with the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, the French Development Agency (AFD), and the European Union to organize the first-ever Urban Climate Film Festival as part of the CITIIS program under U20 engagement events. The festival will feature a carefully selected collection of 11 films from 9 countries to increase public awareness of the effects of climate change on urban life and encourage discussion on sustainable urban development. On the 24th of March 2023, the M.L. Bhartia Auditorium at Alliance Française in Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, will host the inauguration of the Urban Climate Film Festival.
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