27th July 2023 Daily Current Affairs

Obituaries

1. Bengal BJP MLA Bishnu Pada Roy dies at 61

  • MLA of  Bharatiya Janata Party from Dhupguri, Bishnu Pada Roy, who was suffering from a lung infection died at the age of 61.
  • He was elected as Member of Parliament in 13th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha representing Andaman and Nicobar Islands constituency in the years 1999, 2009 and 2014, respectively.
  •  He was a hardworking legislator who made many efforts to fulfil people’s aspirations. He also worked hard to strengthen @BJP4Bengal.

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National Affairs

2. S. Phangnon Konyak become first woman member to Preside over Rajya Sabha

  • Phangnon Konyak, the first woman member to be appointed to the panel of Vice-Chairperson from Nagaland in the Rajya Sabha.
  • To promote gender equality, Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, nominated four women members out of total of 8 members to the panel of Vice-Chairpersons.
  • She is a member of Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
  • She is also the second woman from the State to be elected to either House of the Parliament or the State Assembly.

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International Affairs

3. China appointed Wang Yi as its new Foreign Minister

  • Wang Yi has been appointed as the new foreign minister of China, replacing Qin Gang, the “missing” foreign minister.
  • After the abrupt removal of his short-lived successor, Wang Yi, China’s top diplomat, has returned to his previous role as foreign minister, which he held for nearly a decade from 2013.
  • No reason was given for Mr Qin’s removal, Official silence over his mysterious disappearance to date had sparked speculation both in China and abroad.

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Banking & Finance

4. IMF revises India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.1% for FY24

 

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) increased its projection for India’s GDP growth in the current fiscal year from 5.9% to 6.1%.
  • As per World Economic Outlook, In 2023 the growth rate of India’s economy is estimated to be 6.1 percent, which is 0.2 percentage points higher than what was predicted in April 2023
  • According to Danish Leigh, the division chief of the Research department at IMF, India contributes one-sixth of the total global growth this year

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Sports

3. Harmanpreet Kaur suspended for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

  • Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, received a suspension for the next two international matches due to two violations of the ICC Code of Conduct in the 3rd ODI between India and Bangladesh.
  • During the match, she expressed her frustration by hitting her stumps with her bat after being declared LBW. In the post-match presentation, she criticized the umpiring as “pathetic” 
  • She was fined 50 percent of her match fee.

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Summits & Conferences

4. Jyotiraditya M Scindia inaugurates Heli Summit 2023 and UDAN 5.2

  • Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, the Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, inaugurated the Heli Summit 2023 and also unveiled RCS UDAN 5.2 and the HeliSewa-App in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Theme  “Reaching the Last Mile: Regional Connectivity through Helicopters & Small Aircraft”. 
  • Objectives: Providing a common platform for all industry stakeholders, and policymakers to discuss the growth story of the Indian Helicopter and Small Aircraft industry.

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Important Dates

5. Nation celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas at Kargil War Memorial in Drass.

  • The Nation celebrates the Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26, remembering the sacrifice made by soldiers of the Indian Army.
  • The nation celebrates the victory of the Indian Army over Pakistani troops in Kargil, Ladakh, in 1999, following more than 60 days of intense battle.
  • The main event was held at Kargil War Memorial in Drass. 
  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Anil Chauhan, attended the ceremony at Drass

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Sports

6. India ranked 2nd at ISSF World Championship in South Korea 2023

  • India secured the 2nd position at the ISSF Junior Shooting World Championships 2023 held in Changwon, South Korea
  • Indian shooters achieved a total of 17 medals, comprising 6 Gold, 6 Silver, and 5 Bronze.
  • Seven Indian athletes earned more than one medal each.
  • Abhinav Shaw and Kamaljeet both claimed two gold medals.
  • Sainyam won three medals, including a gold in the 10m air pistol women’s event, and a bronze each in the 10m air pistol mixed team and women’s team events.

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International Affairs

National Affairs

8. First Rupee trade shipment from Petrapole border to Bangladesh

  • The first Rupee trade shipment from West Bengal’s Petrapole border to Bangladesh in July 2023
  • Petrapole is the major land port for bilateral trade with the neighboring country.
  • The Indian government has been promoting Rupee trade with several countries to reduce dependence on the US Dollar and strengthen regional currency and trade.
  • According to Kamlesh Saini, the manager of the Land Ports Authority of India the value of the shipment is Rs 1.23 crore.

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Summits & Conferences

9. National Conference on ‘Moving Mental Health Beyond Institutions

  • The national conference on “Moving Mental Health Beyond Institutions” was inaugurated by Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. 
  • Objective: To address the challenges in implementing the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 and find solutions to mental health issues.
  • The government is actively promoting cost-effective treatment for common mental disorders, and mental health is integrated into the flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme.

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National Affairs

10. Ministry of Textiles organized ‘6th National Conclave

  • In association with FICCI and BIS, the Ministry of Textiles conducted the 6th National Conclave on Standards & Regulations under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). 
  • The event included 5 technical sessions in specialized areas of Technical Textiles, such as Protective textiles, Geotextiles, Build tech, Oekotech.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards releases four new standards in the field of Medical textiles, Geotextiles, Agro textiles ,Carpet textiles

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National Affairs

11. Thani Al Zeyoudi elected as chair of WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference

  • Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister for Foreign Trade, has been elected as the chair of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation held to take place in Abu Dhabi. 
  • The announcement was made during a meeting with WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the WTO General Council in Geneva
  • The conference will be attended by representatives from 164 countries and will involve reviewing the trading system’s performance and making decisions on future work.

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Science & Technology

12. WHO identifies first case of MERS-CoV in UAE this year

  • The World Health Organization has identified a case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 28-year-old male from United Arab Emirates
  • MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus known as MERS
  • The infection is transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact with dromedary camels, which are the natural host and zoonotic source of the MERS-CoV infection.
  • The symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath

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