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25th July 2023 Daily Current Affair

1. Brian Taber: Former Australia wicketkeeper dies aged 83

  • Former Australia and New South Wales wicketkeeper Brian Taber, aged 83, passed away.
  • He played 16 Test matches for Australia between 1966 and 1970. Taber made his Test debut in Johannesburg against South Africa, where he took seven catches and a stumping.
  • He also played against England, India, and West Indies
    His highest Test score of 48 was achieved against West Indies at Sydney in 1969, in a match won by Australia with a 382-run margin.

Summits & Conferences

Banking & Finance

2. Govt approves 8.15% interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund for FY23

  • The government approved the interest rate of 8.15% recommended by the Central Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation for 2022-23.
  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 to credit interest@ 8.15 % for the year 2022-23 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provision under para 60 of EPF Scheme,1952.

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Honours & Awards

3. Union Minister Anurag Thakur confers 8th and 9th Community Radio Awards

  • During the Inaugural Session of the two-day Regional Community Radio Sammelan, Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, presented the 8th and 9th National Community Radio Awards.
  • The award-winning Community Radio Stations are situated in the States of Haryana, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan. and Tripura.
  • Awards carry 1st, 2nd. and 3rd prize for Rs, 1 Lakh, 75,000/- and 50,000/-respectively.

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National Affairs

Summits & Conferences

4. 5th Helicopter & Small Aircraft Summit is organized in July 2023

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Pawan Hans, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will jointly organize the 5th Helicopter & Small Aircraft Summit in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Theme: “Reaching the Last Mile: Regional Connectivity through Helicopters & Small Aircraft”.
  • Objective: Enhance the scope of the UDAN Scheme in remote and hilly terrains and expand the country’s rural to urban connectivity.

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Summits & Conferences

5. PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate ‘Semicon India 2023’ in Gandhinagar

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Semicon India 2023’ in Gandhinagar.
  • Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel will inaugurate a special exhibition for public which will inform about the manufacturing process of semiconductors and the progress made in this field.
  • Leading companies like Foxconn, Micron, AMD, IBM, Marvell are involved in the semiconductor sector will participate in Semicon India 2023.

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Sports

6. Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal won Tampere Challenger 2023

  • In straight sets, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal secured the Tampere Open 2023 title by defeating Dalibor Svrcina of the Czech Republic held in Finland
  • This was Sumit Nagal’s fourth ATP Challenger title overall.
  • It was the second Challenger title of the season after the one in Rome, and the fourth Challenger title of his career for the 25-year-old Nagal.

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State Affairs

7. Amit Shah laid foundation stone of 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shri Ram

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shri Ram in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
  • It will be built at a cost of over 500 crore rupees and this project is spread over an area of 10 acres in Mantralayam village.
  • Amit Shah stated that the statue to be erected in Mantralayam will convey the message of Sanatan Dharma to the entire world, further bolstering the Vaishnava tradition.

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National Affairs

8. Jammu to pioneer India’s first Cannabis Medicine Project

  • Union Minister of State Science & Technology Jitendra Singh confirmed that India’s first Cannabis Medicine Project is set to be pioneered in Jammu.
  • This project will play a vital role in Atma-Nirbhar  Bharat, as it will be capable of producing export-quality drugs designed for various neuropathies etc.
  • The project will spread awareness that this substance of abuse has diverse medicinal uses, especially for patients suffering from malignancies and other diseases.

Summits & Conferences

9. Third and final meeting of G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group

  • Under the Indian Presidency, the inaugural session of the 3rd G20 Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) Working Group held in Chennai
  • Mami Mizutori, Representative of the UN Secretary-General for DRR stated that the establishment of a Working Group is a commitment of all G20 countries to finally change from reacting to disasters to proactively addressing their root causes
  • Commitments is to enhance cooperation with the private sector, capital market actors, technology providers

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Obituaries

10. Brian Taber: Former Australia wicketkeeper dies aged 83

  • Former Australia and New South Wales wicketkeeper Brian Taber, aged 83, passed away.
  • He played 16 Test matches for Australia between 1966 and 1970. Taber made his Test debut in Johannesburg against South Africa, where he took seven catches and a stumping.
  • He also played against England, India, and West Indies
    His highest Test score of 48 was achieved against West Indies at Sydney in 1969, in a match won by Australia with a 382-run margin.

10. Draupadi Murmu to Confer National Geoscience Awards – 2022 in New Delhi

  • The National Geoscience Awards – 2022 will be conferred by the President of India, Draupadi Murmu in New Delhi
  • Ministry of Mines confers the award in three categories:
  • 1. National Geoscience Award for Life Time Achievement
    2. National Young Geoscientist Award
    3. National Geoscience Award in various fields of geosciences.
  • The awards are presented in the field of Mineral Discovery and Exploration, Basic Geosciences, Applied Geosciences and Mining and Mineral Beneficiation

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