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31st July 2023 Daily Current Affairs

Honours & Awards

1. Ratan Tata to get Maharashtra govt’s first ‘Udyog Ratna’ award

  • The Maharashtra government has decided to confer the first ‘Udyog Ratna‘ award on veteran industrialist and chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata
  • The award is the state’s highest honor given to eminent individuals, has led the Maharashtra government to introduce Udyog Ratna Award from this year onward.
  • The first recipient of this award will be the renowned industrialist, Ratan Tata.
  • The award is a recognition of his outstanding achievements in the industrial sector.

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Science & Technology

2. NASA launches streaming service NASA+, app

  • NASA is revamping its main websites to offer a seamless and enriching browsing experience to its viewers.
  • Aims: To continuously enhance these websites, making them more informative, interactive, and user-friendly.
  • NASA is even launching its on-demand streaming platform, NASA+.
  • Objective:  To feature brand-new series dedicated to exploring the wonders of the cosmos and will offer unparalleled access to the agency’s captivating Emmy Award-winning live coverage.

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National Affairs

3. India’s tiger population estimated to 3,925 with annual growth rate of 6%

  • According to Minister of State for Environment, Ashwini Kumar, India’s tiger population is estimated to be 3,925 with an annual growth rate of 6.1%per annum.
  • Analysis of data done by the Wildlife Institute of India, from both camera-trapped and non-camera-trapped tiger presence areas.
  • India currently harbors almost 75 percent of the world’s wild tiger population.
  • The largest population of tigers is found to be in Madhya Pradesh followed by Karnataka,  Uttarakhand.

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National Affairs

4. PM Narendra Modi launched Urea Gold in Rajasthan

  • Prime Minister  Narendra Modi would launch Urea Gold – a new variety of Urea that is coated with Sulphur in Rajasthan.
  • The implementation of Sulphur Coated Urea will tackle sulphur deficiencies in the soil.
  • This innovative fertiliser is more economical and efficient than neem-coated urea, improves nitrogen use efficiency in plants, reduces consumption of fertiliser.
  • Neem-coated urea is a specialized form of urea fertilizer that has been coated with neem oil.

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Sports

5. India bags 14 medals at Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships

  • At the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships 2023, Indian athletes bagged 14 medals, comprising nine gold, four silver, and one bronze medal.
  • Indian athletes clinched six medals at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
  • Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra, Muhammed Anas, and Himanshi Malik, in the 4×400 meter mixed relay team, earned the first gold medal of the day.
  • Kishore Kumar Jena, the Indian javelin thrower who won the gold medal, received the Best Male Thrower trophy

 

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National & International Appointments

6. Nisha Biswal becomes Deputy Chief Executive Officer of US finance agency

  • Nisha Biswal, an Indian-American policy expert, has been designated as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of a US finance agency.
  • She has a career of over over 30 years of experience in US foreign policy and international development programs, within the White House
  • She holds the position of Senior Vice President for International Strategy and Global Initiatives at the US Chamber of Commerce and oversees the US-India Business Council and US-Bangladesh Business Council.

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Science & Technology

7. World’s largest private satellite Jupiter-3 is launched

  • Elon Musk exploration company SpaceX launched the world’s largest private satellite into space in July 2023.
  • From Launch Complex 39A in Florida, the satellite will be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket.
  • This will be the seventh launch for SpaceX’s triple-booster rocket.
  • Instead of attempting a drone-ship landing at sea, SpaceX will expend its core booster in the Atlantic Ocean following the first-stage separation, which deviates from their usual practice.

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National Affairs

8. Centre launched ULLAS mobile application

  • During the inauguration ceremony of Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam 2023, the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan, unveiled the logo, slogan – “Jan Jan Sakshar,” and mobile application of the ULLAS: Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram. 
  • Objective: To change education and literacy throughout the country by cultivating a thorough learning ecosystem that is tailored to each individual and closes gaps in fundamental literacy and important life skills.

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National & International Appointments

9. Shivendra Nath Joins EPIL As Chairman And MD

  • Shivendra Nath has been designated as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Engineering Projects (India) Ltd., a public sector undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
  • Currently, he holds the position of Senior General Manager at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which is also a PSU under the Department of Telecommunications.
  • The Public Enterprises Selection Board panel has endorsed his appointment for the CMD position.

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National & International Appointments

10. Scotsman James Skea appointed as new IPCC chair in Nairobi

  • Professor Jim Skea, a UK national, has been appointed as the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the globally authoritative UN body on climate change science.
  • He is exceptionally well-qualified to serve in this prestigious role and also contributed to the work of the IPCC for nearly thirty years.
  • He was Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group III on Climate Change Mitigation and co-led the IPCC’s seminal Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

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Important Dates

11. World Ranger Day – July 31

  • World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
  • Theme: ’30 by 30‘.
  • A Ranger is a person who is charged with preserving and protecting parklands and natural protected areas.
  • World Ranger Day is an International Ranger Federation initiative promoted together with The Thin Green Line .

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National Affairs

12. G. Kannabiran appointed as new NAAC Director

  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recently named Prof Ganesan Kannabiran as its new director.
  • He comes with a experience of over 30 years in the education sector, during which he served as a senior professor of Information Systems at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli.
  • He has held various leadership positions, including the Dean of Research and Consultancy, and Director-in-Charge at NIT Trichy and NIT Puducherry.

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Honours & Awards

Sports

13. Shooter Aishwary clinches Gold medal at FISU World University Games 2023

  • At the FISU World University Games 2023 in China, shooter Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won the Gold medal for India.
  • Competing in men’s 50-meter rifle three positions, he achieved the top podium with a total score of 461.7 points in the final. With this, India have now a gold, silver and bronze each in shooting.
  • The Indian trio of Tomar, Sartaj Singh Tiwana and Surya Pratap Singh joined forces to secure Bronze in the men’s 50 meter rifle 3 position team event.

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