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District Kupwara in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir was awarded the “Best Performer District 2023” under PMAY-G Convergence. This recognition was presented by Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of J&K, in Srinagar. The award acknowledges Kupwara’s achievement in constructing 4723 PMAY houses out of the targeted 4902 houses for the fiscal year 2022-23. The PMAY-G initiative has successfully realized the aspirations of numerous disadvantaged families by providing them with permanent houses in the frontier district of Kupwara.
The National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) Team received the Gold Award for Excellence in Government Process Reengineering for Digital Transformation Category-1 in August 2023. This recognition was bestowed by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Complaints. NAFIS plays a crucial role in streamlining case disposal through a centralized fingerprint database. It assigns a unique 10-digit National Fingerprint Number (NFN) to individuals arrested for crimes.
In August 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Sant Ravidas temple in Madhya Pradesh, along with inaugurating developmental projects worth Rs 4,000 crore. The temple-cum-memorial pays homage to Sant Ravidas and incorporates soil from over 20,000 villages and 300 rivers, symbolizing the spirit of ‘Samrasta.’ Sant Ravidas, a mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, founded the Ravidassia religion in the 15th to 16th century CE.
On August 14th, Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is observed to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices during the partition of India in 1947. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this event in 2021 with the aim of promoting unity, social harmony, and human empowerment by eradicating social divisions.
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MakeMyTrip (MMT) partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to launch the ‘Traveller’s Map of India’ microsite in August 2023. This initiative showcases more than 600 lesser-known travel destinations within India, aligned with the ‘DekhoApnaDesh’ program by the Government of India. The microsite aids travelers in discovering hidden gems based on their preferences.
American golfer Lilia Vu secured her second major title of 2023 by winning the Women’s British Open, defeating Charley Hull. Her victory follows her earlier win at the Chevron Championship in April 2023. Lilia Vu is the first female player to claim two major titles in the same year since 2019 and the first American woman since 1999. The majority of women’s majors in 2023 were won by American golfers.
On the occasion of the 76th Independence Day, 954 police personnel were awarded Police Medals. The President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) was awarded to Assistant Commandant Loukrakpam Ibomcha Singh of the Central Reserve Police Force. Additionally, 229 police personnel received the Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 82 were honored with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM), and 642 received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM).
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Bank of Maharashtra, a state-owned bank, achieved the highest growth rate in terms of deposit and advances among public sector lenders during the first quarter of FY 2023. With a nearly 25 percent rise, the bank’s deposit and advances demonstrated exceptional performance.
The first Indian space-based observatory designed to study the Sun, Aditya-L1, is set for launch in September 2023. Placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point L1 of the Sun-Earth system, Aditya-L1 will continuously monitor the Sun without eclipse interference, allowing real-time observations of solar activities and their effects on space weather.
In August 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) selected McKinsey and Company India LLP and Accenture Solutions Pvt Ltd India to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning systems for its supervisory functions. This initiative aims to enhance regulatory supervision over banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) through advanced analytics, contributing to improved regulatory practices.