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Daily Current Affairs 07-03-2023

Today’s current affairs are the latest and most important events and developments that are happening around the world. Read Daily current affairs short notes . Some of the topics that are covered in today’s current affairs are:

  • The World Food Programme has released the 2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report, which estimates that $6.6 billion is needed to avert famine in 43 countries¹.
  • France has launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, which can run for 600 km on a single tank of fuel and emits only water and steam¹.
  • Karnataka has become the first state in India to implement the National Education Policy 2020, which aims to transform the education system and make it more holistic, flexible and multidisciplinary¹.
  • Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer to score 3000 runs in T20 internationals, achieving the feat in the second match against England in Ahmedabad².
  • UAE has announced its withdrawal from the OPEC oil cartel, effective from April 2023, to pursue its own production and pricing strategy³.
  • Bengaluru has been ranked as the most livable city in India by the Ease of Living Index 2020, followed by Pune and Ahmedabad³.
  • Madhya Pradesh has launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Vatsalya Yojana’ for orphaned children, which will provide them with free education, health care, ration and a monthly stipend of Rs 5000⁴.
  • Russia has approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals, called Carnivac-Cov, which can protect cats, dogs, minks and other mammals from the virus⁴.
  • Uttar Pradesh has launched the ‘Udyam Sarathi’ app to provide information and guidance to entrepreneurs, especially the youth, on various schemes, policies and opportunities related to self-employment⁴.
  • IIT Kharagpur has developed a low-cost device to produce electrolyzed water, which can be used as a disinfectant for fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry products⁴.

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The “Mircha” rice from West Champaran, Bihar, has received the GI designation.
The grain’s size and form resemble that of black pepper, which is why it is often referred to as Marcha or Mircha rice.
This rice is distinctive due to the distinct aroma of its grains and flakes. This rice is renowned for its flavour, aroma, and capacity to produce aromatic chura (rice flakes).

On behalf of Marcha Dhan Utpadak Pragatisheel Samuh, a registered association of paddy farmers, a GI tag application was made.

The ‘CM di Yogshala’ programme and website have been made available in Punjab by the provincial administration.
Four cities – Patiala, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Phagwara — were the first targets of the campaign.
To mobilise the masses in support of a Punjab that is thriving and healthy.
These Yogshalas’ establishment will be part of an experimental programme.
People can receive free yoga instruction in open parks and other public areas from qualified instructors.

Ministry of I&B partners with Amazon India to highlight India’s cultural heritage

In the areas of media, entertainment, and public awareness, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has partnered with Amazon India.
By utilising industry connections, increasing Indian talent’s worldwide discoverability, and creating and promoting Indian content, this alliance attempts to achieve these goals.

By providing students at the Film and Television Institute of India and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India with scholarships, internships, and masterclasses, this relationship will serve to improve linkages between the business and academic worlds.
Opportunities for Indian talent at the national and international levels would be made possible by the Ministry’s cooperation with Amazon.

Digi Portfolio launches by DBS Bank India

With the help of technology and human knowledge, DBS Bank India has introduced a new investing solution dubbed “digiPortfolio” that offers investors personalised investment possibilities.
The platform assembles a selection of investment alternatives that are tailored by Morningstar and correspond with the risk preferences of various investors using technology and human knowledge.

The portal offers investors a simple, one-stop solution for investing in pre-packaged mutual fund baskets.
One of the first banks in India to offer this digital solution is DBS Bank India, which aims to revolutionise the client experience via the use of cutting-edge technology like data and AI.

Ukranian President awarded Poland’s highest honor

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has received Poland’s highest honour, the Order of the White Eagle, for his contributions to security, resiliency, and the defence of human rights.
The Order of the White Eagle, bestowed for outstanding civic and military achievements for the nation, is the oldest and highest medal of the Republic of Poland. It is given to the most distinguished Poles and high-ranking foreign dignitaries.
Zelenski was given the honour in appreciation of his contributions to improving connections between Poland and Ukraine, his work to promote security, and his unwavering support for human rights.

Dhoni, Yuvraj inducted with the MCC honorary life membership

MS Dhoni, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, was one of five Indians honoured with honorary life membership in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Yuvraj Singh, Maithali Raj, Suresh Raina, and Jhulan Goswami are the other four Indian cricket players.
Over 17,000 runs were scored by MS Dhoni in 538 international games across all formats.

The Indian team that won the first T20 World Cup in 2007 had Yuvraj Singh as a key member.
Suresh Raina, who was a member of the 2011 World Cup winning team, teamed up with Yuvraj to form a key fifth-wicket partnership that allowed them to defeat the reigning champions in the quarterfinal.

Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves 60% Coverage Milestone

The Jal Jeevan Mission added 23.4 million families in the fiscal year that concluded in 2022–23, exceeding 60% of its national goal.
Less than 17% of households, or 32.3 million, had a tap connection at the outset of the Jal Jeevan Mission, according to a baseline survey.
Currently, 116 million of India’s 190.4 million rural households have a working water tap.

On April 4, 2023, the nation achieved another milestone on its path to achieving “Har Ghar Jal” when more than 11.66 crore (60%) rural households had access to a domestic water supply.
Gujarat, Telangana, Goa, Haryana, Punjab, and the Union territories of Puducherry, Daman Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands currently have 100% coverage.
The mission included 2,078 water tests

India and Bhutan intend to build their first Integrated Check Post along their shared border.

In New Delhi, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met separately.
Both nations looked at their bilateral relationships with a focus on economic and development collaboration, trade facilitation measures, and cooperation in trade, connectivity, investment, energy, and new areas like startups and space.

The first Integrated Check Post, which would be located close to Jaigaon along the India-Bhutan border, is being examined and considered by both nations.
Through the cooperation of the Indian government, Bhutan and India will also advance the projected Kokrajhar-Gelephu rail link project.

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