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Union Minister of Ports Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the indigenous Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) ‘SAGAR SAMPARK.’ The system aims to provide more accurate information to ships for safe navigation. DGNSS is a terrestrial-based enhancement system that corrects errors and inaccuracies in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). It will help mariners navigate safely and reduce the risk of collisions and accidents.
The Central government has cleared the appointment of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and SV Bhatti as judges of the Supreme Court. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan currently serves as the Chief Justice of the Telangana HC, while Justice SV Bhatti is the Chief Justice of the Kerala HC. The appointments come after their previous roles in the Gauhati HC and the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, respectively.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his artificial intelligence startup called ‘xAI.’ Musk, known as the CEO of Tesla, CEO of SpaceX, and owner of Twitter, registered the firm named X.AI Corp in Nevada. Although he stepped down from the board of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, in 2018, Musk remains an investor in Microsoft’s OpenAI.
Renowned author Milan Kundera, known for his novel “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” passed away at the age of 94. Kundera’s works beautifully depicted themes and characters that oscillated between everyday life and profound ideas. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Jerusalem Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the Herder Prize.
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Manoj Ahuja, Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, launched a month-long campaign for banks under the Agri Infra Fund, titled BHARAT (Banks Heralding Accelerated Rural & Agriculture Transformation). The campaign aims to promote the Rs 1 lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to develop necessary infrastructure in the farming sector. The AIF, a financing facility launched in July 2020, has a target of Rs 7,200 crore for this campaign.
India’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose to 4.81% in June 2023, surpassing street expectations of 4.58%. Although higher, it remains below the Reserve Bank of India’s upper tolerance limit of 6%. The increase in inflation can be attributed to a less supportive base and a surge in vegetable prices. Consumer food price inflation also experienced a significant rise to 4.49% in June 2023, while retail inflation in the food and beverages basket spiked to 4.63%.
India’s index of industrial production (IIP) recorded a growth rate of 5.2% in May 2023, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). This marks an improvement from the 4.2% growth rate in April 2023. In May 2022, the factory output had reached an all-time high growth rate of 19.6%. However, in March 2023, India’s IIP growth declined to its lowest level in five months at 1.1%, with October 2022 witnessing a contraction of 4.1%.
Israel’s parliament approved a bill that limits the power of the Supreme Court. The bill aims to curtail the Supreme Court’s authority to invalidate decisions made by the government, ministers, and elected officials by deeming them unreasonable. The approved bill will now be discussed in the committee and may undergo alterations before the final votes. Jerusalem serves as the capital of Israel, and Benjamin Netanyahu currently holds the position of Prime Minister.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved EKVI Air Training Organization Pvt Ltd as the first flying training organization (FTO) in Tamil Nadu. Based at Salem Airport, this organization will provide aspiring pilots with training opportunities according to DGCA standards. With this approval, India now has 36 DGCA-approved flying schools, contributing to the growth of the aviation industry in the country.
India’s Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the High Jump T47 Event at the Para Athletics World Championships 2023 in Paris. This achievement makes him the second athlete to secure a medal in this event. Additionally, the top four ranked athletes in each individual medal event at the championships qualify for the 2024 Paralympic Games to be held in Paris.
India’s premier table tennis league, Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), is being organized at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune from July 13 to 27, 2023. This event, conducted under the Table Tennis Federation of India’s supervision, marks the return of UTT after a four-year hiatus. Indian table tennis player Sharath Kamal will lead the Indian team in the 26th Asian Championships scheduled for September 3-10, 2023, in South Korea.
Prime Minister Modi embarked on a two-nation tour of France and the United Arab Emirates. In France, he participated as the Guest of Honour at the Bastille Day Parade, where an Indian armed forces contingent showcased their skills. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership. During his visit to the UAE, PM Modi engaged in talks with the UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The Vizhinjam railway tunnel, the third longest in India, will adopt the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) for its construction. This tunnel will connect the under-construction Vizhinjam International Seaport in Thiruvananthapuram, developed by the Adani Port. Additionally, the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramula Rail Link (USBRL) includes India’s largest 12.75 km long railway tunnel (T-49), constructed using the NATM.