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Daily Current Affairs with Static GK : 24 March 2023
1. FSIB shortlisted Siddhartha Mohanty as new Chairman of LIC
The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) has selected Siddhartha Mohanty as the new chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
As per the guidelines, the chairman is selected from the four managing directors of the company.
At present, he is an MD of LIC and was earlier given interim charge as chairman for a period of three months, effective from March 14, 2023.
The final decision will be taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
2. India, UK hold joint maritime exercise ‘Konkan’ in Arabian Sea
A joint maritime exercise, Konkan 2023 was conducted between the Royal Navy of Britain and the Indian Navy from 20-22 March has concluded in the Arabian Sea.
It is a joint drill by the two navies to demonstrate operational readiness, enhancing interoperability and improving the ability to conduct joint operations.
INS Trishul, a guided missile frigate, and HMS Lancaster participated.
It covered all domains of maritime operations, air, surface, and subsurface.
3. UIDAI, SETS join hands to conduct R&D in deep-tech
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Society for Electronic Transactions and Security (SETS) collaborated to do joint R&D leading for the development of tools and products in deep tech domains.
Both organizations will also conduct joint research on emerging tech areas like Cyber Security, IoT Security, etc.
Aim: To improve self-reliance on information and cyber security and to reduce dependence on tools developed outside the country.
4. India wins both men’s and women’s Asian Kho Kho Championship title 2023
The host India clinched both men’s and women’s titles of the Asian Kho Kho Championship 2023 held at Tamulpur in Assam.
In the women’s category, Indian Eves defeated Nepal by an inning and 33 points.
On the other hand, the men’s team also defeated Nepal by an inning and six points.
India remained unbeaten in both categories throughout the tournament.
A total of nine countries participated in the event.
5. 26 % of world’s population does not have safe drinking water
According to UN World Water Development Report 2023, about 26% of the world’s population does not have safe drinking water and 46% lack access to safely managed sanitation.
Between 2-3 billion, people experience water shortages for at least 1 month per year.
This poses severe risks to livelihoods and access to electricity.
The global urban population facing water scarcity is projected to double from 930 million (2016) to 1.7 -2.4 billion (2050).
6. India wins one silver and one bronze in ISSF World Cup championship 2023
India’s world champions, Rudraksh Patil and R. Narmada Nitin secured the bronze in the 10m air rifle mixed team event at the ISSF 2023, held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
While Varun Tomar and Rhythm Sangwan won silver in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Competition.
With these medals, India’s medal tally to three including one gold, one silver, and one bronze.
China topped the medal tally with three gold and two bronze medals.
7. Defence Ministry, BEL sign MoU to enhance operational capabilities of IAF
The Defence Ministry signed two separate contracts with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) at a total cost of over Rs 3,700 crore.
Reason: To enhance the operational capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF)
First contract: Worth over Rs 2,800 crore, pertains to the supply of Medium Power Radars (MPR) ‘Arudhra’ for the IAF.
Second contract: Worth over Rs 950 crore, relates to 129 DR-118 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR)
Both projects are under Buy Indian- IDMM category.
8. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches DigiClaim
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched a DigiClaim, under the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for claim disbursal through National Crop Insurance Portal.
With the DigiClaim Module, insurance claims of over 1,260 crore rupees have been disbursed to insured farmers of six states on March 23, 2023.
The states are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana.
9. Egypt officially becomes member of BRICS New Development Bank
Egypt joined the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) as an official member.
Egypt completed all the necessary procedures to become an eligible member on February 20, 2023.
BRICS’ New Development bank was established in July 2014, after an intergovernmental agreement was signed by the partner nations at the sixth BRICS summit in Fortaleza.
NDB bank includes India, Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa as member countries.
10. PM Modi addressed the One World TB Summit held in Varanasi
PM Modi addressed the One World TB Summit 2023 at Rudrakash Convention Centre, Varanasi on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day (March 24).
Organized by: Health and Family Welfare Ministry and Stop TB Partnership
In March 2018, the PM called on India to achieve TB-related SDG targets by 2025.
The PM also awarded select States/UTs and districts for their progress toward ending TB.
State level: Karnataka and J&K
District level: Nilgiris, Pulwama, and Anantnag
11. World Tuberculosis Day 2023: 24 March
World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on March 24 to educate the world about the impact of tuberculosis, globally.
The theme for 2023 World Tuberculosis Day is “Yes! We can end TB!”.
On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
The elimination of Tuberculosis is one of the sustainable development targets to be achieved by 2030 by the world.
12. Veteran journalist and Padma Shri awardee Abhay Chhajlani passes away
Veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of popular Hindi daily Naidunia Abhay Chhajlani passed away at 88 due to health-related issues.
He entered the field of journalism in 1955 and graduated from the Thomson Foundation, Cardiff (UK).
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 for his outstanding contribution to journalism.
He also served as the president of the Indian Language Newspaper Association (ILNA) and Indian Newspaper Society (INS).
13. Ashneer Grover launched cricket fantasy sports app ‘CrickPe’
BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover launched a cricket-focused fantasy sports app called CrickPe.
The launch comes ahead of the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament that is set to begin on March 31, 2023.
This sports app can be available on the Google Play store and Apple store.
He has raised about $4 million in seed funding for his venture Third Unicorn Pvt Ltd.
Notably, the cricket app has been launched to take on rivals like Dream11, MPL, and My11Circle.