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In the world of cricket, India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, made history during the 2023 World Cup. He smashed his 31st One Day International (ODI) century, achieving this remarkable feat in a record-breaking fashion. Rohit completed his century in just 63 balls, making it the fastest century ever by an Indian in the history of the World Cup, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Not only that, but he also reached the milestone of 1000 runs in the World Cup, becoming only the fourth Indian cricketer to achieve this remarkable feat. Additionally, Rohit hit three sixes during the match, cementing his position as the leading six-hitter in international cricket.
Moving on to the field of defense, the Northeast region of India witnessed a significant event with the commencement of the first-ever defense tech show, ‘East Tech,’ held in Guwahati. This event aimed to provide manufacturers with insights into the needs of the armed forces, facilitating direct procurement of their products. Organized by the Indian Army and the Assam government, the event featured the participation of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), defense Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and start-ups, all showcasing their goods. Nearly 200 manufacturers set up booths during the two-day ‘East Tech’ event, which was inaugurated by Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita.
Shifting focus to the field of banking and finance, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued an order to Bank of Baroda (BoB) to halt new customer onboarding on its ‘bob World’ mobile app due to material supervisory concerns. This decision was made under section 35A of the RBI Act, which empowers the RBI to give directions to banks to protect the interests of depositors and the banking company itself.
In the field of national and international appointments, Navneet Munot, the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Asset Management, was elected as the Chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), succeeding A Balasubramanian. Navneet Munot, a Chartered Accountant and CFA charter holder, brings over three decades of experience in the financial services sector. AMFI, a non-profit organization, comprises all 44 asset management companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as its members.
In the sphere of state affairs, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, under the Government of India, introduced the ‘A-HELP’ (Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) program in the state of Jharkhand. This program aims to empower women by engaging them as Accredited Agents who play a crucial role in disease control, animal tagging, and livestock insurance. The initiative seeks to enhance access to veterinary services for farmers at their doorstep and empower Pashu Sakhis.
Shifting to national affairs, the Petroleum Minister inaugurated the 26th Energy Technology Meet at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. The primary objective of this event was to provide a common platform for refiners and technology service providers to showcase recent advances in the field. During the event, it was announced that India had exceeded its biofuel blending targets, a key component of the country’s green energy policy. The target of achieving 20% biofuel blending, initially set for 2030, has been advanced to 2025.
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In the sports domain, the 37th edition of the National Games in 2023 is set to be held in Goa from October 26 to November 9. This prestigious event, often likened to India’s Olympic-style multi-sport competition, brings together athletes from various states and Union Territories to compete for medals. Notably, this will be the first time Goa hosts the National Games, having previously been awarded the hosting rights for the 36th edition, which was initially scheduled for 2016.
In the field of international agreements, India and Italy signed a defense cooperation agreement. The agreement aims to promote bilateral cooperation in various areas, including security and defense policy, research and development, education in the military field, maritime domain awareness, and sharing of defense information. The relationship between India and Italy was elevated to a strategic partnership in March 2023 during the visit of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to India.
Switching to national and international organizations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in collaboration with the Olympic Museum, has partnered with the Reliance Foundation to further the success of the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in India. The organizations signed a new cooperation agreement with the shared goal of promoting Olympic values through sport among young people and increasing access to sport, thereby bringing the health and societal benefits of physical activity to communities worldwide.
Finally, in terms of government schemes, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment introduced the ‘Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas’ (SHRESHTA). This scheme is designed to extend the impact of government development programs and bridge service gaps in areas predominantly inhabited by Scheduled Caste (SC) communities within the education sector. The core strategy of the scheme involves fostering collaboration between grant-in-aid institutions managed by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and residential high schools.