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The Reserve Bank of India has appointed PR Seshadri as the MD & CEO of South Indian Bank, and he will serve for a three-year term. Seshadri has experience in mentoring businesses at both operational and board levels. He was previously the Managing Director & CEO of The Karur Vysya Bank Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and a PG Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.
Indian wrestler Priya Malik secured a Gold medal at the 2023 U20 World Wrestling Championships in the women’s 76kg freestyle category held in Jordan. She defeated Laura Celine Kuehn of Germany, becoming the second woman wrestler from India to achieve this feat. Antim Panghal had achieved this honor in the previous year’s edition. Priya Malik has previously won U17 and U20 world titles in wrestling.
India now boasts its first-ever night street racing circuit, established in Chennai through a partnership between the Tamil Nadu government and Racing Promotions Private Limited. The circuit, spanning 3.5km around the Island Grounds, will host night races. The inauguration was carried out by Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Udhayanidhi Stalin. Racing Promotions Private Limited is also associated with the Indian Racing League and F4 Indian Championship.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to conduct its largest multi-national air exercise called ‘Tarang Shakti’ in October 2023, aiming to strengthen military cooperation between air forces. While 12 air forces are participating, others will attend as observers. Notable participants include the air forces of the US, the UK, France, and Australia.
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Wipro, an Indian IT services company, has launched a Center of Excellence on Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in partnership with IIT Delhi. This initiative aims to accelerate innovation in emerging technology areas such as generative AI, leveraging AI and ML for creating innovative solutions.
Advanced Weapons and Equipment India (AWEIL) is introducing India’s first long-range revolver called ‘Prabal’ in August 2023. This revolver offers a firing range of up to 50 meters, more than double the reach of other revolvers. It features a lightweight design and a side swing cylinder.
The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a centralized Web portal named UDGAM (Unclaimed Deposits Gateway to Access Information) to help individuals search for unclaimed deposits across various banks. The portal includes banks like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank of India, South Indian Bank, and Dhanlaxmi Bank.
The Central Water Commission has launched the FloodWatch mobile app, designed to provide real-time flood forecasts across India. Using technologies like satellite data analysis, the app aims to keep people informed about flood situations and forecasts for up to seven days.
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Goa’s Mayem village has become the first in the state to have a biodiversity atlas, a comprehensive document detailing the flora and fauna of the village. The atlas was based on the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) prepared by the village Biodiversity Management Committee, offering significant funds for registered biodiversity atlases.
World Humanitarian Day, observed on August 19th, aims to unite partners from the humanitarian system to aid those affected by crises. The theme for World Humanitarian Day 2023 is “NoMatterWhat,” honoring colleagues who lost their lives in humanitarian service.
Chennai-based Agnikul Cosmos has initiated the integration of its first satellite, Agnibaan SOrTeD, using its private launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The rocket utilizes Agnikul’s patented Agnilet engine, a 3D-printed, single-piece, 6 kN semi-cryogenic engine.
India’s first 3D-printed post office is being constructed in Bengaluru’s Cambridge Layout. 3D printing enables the creation of complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
Pakistan’s left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz announced his retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career. He played 27 Tests, 91 ODIs, and 36 T20Is, with a total of 237 wickets from 154 international matches. His memorable performance includes a fiery spell against Shane Watson during the 2015 World Cup.