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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of AP Hota as part-time chairman of the Federal Bank, effective from June 29, 2023, until January 14, 2026. Hota previously served as an Independent Director of Federal Bank Limited and had worked at RBI as a nominee director to the Board of Vijaya Bank and Andhra Bank. He played a key role in the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017.
In the 2023 QS World University Rankings, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has climbed 23 positions to secure the 149th rank globally. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the rankings, followed by Cambridge University and Oxford University. India has 45 universities ranked, making it the seventh most represented country globally.
The RBI has canceled the banking license of Mahalaxmi Cooperative Bank in Dharwad, Karnataka. The bank will now function only as a non-banking institution. The cancellation of the license took effect from the close of business on June 27, 2023. The RBI has also instructed the repayment of unpaid and unclaimed deposits of non-members held by the bank, even after its classification as a non-banking institution.
Radhika Swarup’s book titled ‘The New New-Delhi Book Club’ is set to be released in October 2023. Published by Westland Books, the book is an interconnected collection of short stories that portrays the hopes and fears of life during the pandemic. Radhika Swarup’s previous works include the debut novel “Where the River Parts” and the novel “Civil Lines,” released in 2021.
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Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, has launched the Report Fish Disease App. Developed by ICAR-NBFGR under the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) and funded under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the app enables farmers to report incidences of diseases in finfish and shrimps on their farms to field-level officers and fish health experts.
Seven products from Uttar Pradesh, including Amroha Dholak, Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip, Mainpuri Tarkashi, Sambhal Horn Craft, Baghpat Home Furnishings, Barabanki Handloom Product, and Kalpi Handmade Paper, have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai. Amroha Dholak, a musical instrument made of natural wood, specifically utilizes mango, jackfruit, and teakwood in its construction.
The 8th edition of the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2023 – Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan, has commenced. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Field Assessment for Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2023, with indicators focusing on parameters such as segregated door-to-door waste collection, zero waste events, Divyang-friendly toilets, improved plastic waste management, and cleaning backlanes.
According to data released by the Reserve Bank, India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to 1.3 billion dollars or 0.2% of GDP in the January-March quarter of the previous fiscal year. This decline was primarily attributed to a moderation in the trade deficit and a significant increase in services exports. Net services receipts showed sequential and year-on-year growth, driven by higher net earnings from computer services.
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The timeline for disbursement of loans for ethanol projects has been extended until September 30, 2023, by the central government. This extension applies to all schemes notified during 2018-2021 and aims to boost the agricultural economy, reduce fossil fuel dependency, save foreign exchange, and decrease air pollution. The decision falls under the ‘scheme for extending financial assistance to sugar mills for augmentation of ethanol production capacity.’
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a total loan amount of $391 million for Assam and Tripura. Out of this, $251 million was approved for the Assam State Secondary Healthcare Initiative for Service Delivery Transformation (ASSIST) Project, while $140 million was approved for the Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery Project. These loans aim to improve access to high-quality healthcare services and economic opportunities.
Indian woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami, England women’s team captain Heather Knight, and Eoin Morgan have joined the MCC World Cricket Committee (WCC). The committee is an independent body comprising current and former international cricketers, umpires, and officials from various countries. Jhulan Goswami retired from international cricket in 2022 and became an Honorary Life Member of MCC in April 2023.
India concluded its Special Olympics World Games 2023 campaign with a total of 202 medals, including 76 gold, 75 silver, and 51 bronze. Indian athletes excelled in track events, with Aanchal Goyal and Ravimathi Arumugam winning gold medals in the 400m race. Saket Kundu secured a silver medal in mini javelin and a bronze in the Level B 400m event.
The Uttar Pradesh Police Department launched ‘Operation Conviction’ to combat criminals and mafias in the state. This initiative aims to expedite the prosecution of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, cow slaughter, religious conversion, and murder. It emphasizes immediate arrests, collection of strong evidence, quality investigation, and effective representation of cases in courts.