Current Affairs - Miscellaneous
On March 17, 2023, External Affairs Minister of India inaugurated the Sri Lankan exhibition "Geoffrey Bawa: It is Essential to be There" at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.
Moody raised the India’s growth projections
On February 28, 2023, Moody’s released its global macroeconomic outlook, which included upgraded growth projections for several G20 economies, such as India, the US, China, Russia, and the Euro area, for the year 2023.
Great Backyard Bird Count
On February 24, 2023, a report is released by the Bird Count India (BCI) to document bird sightings during the Global Big Birding Challenge 2023.
India’s first Avalanche Monitoring Radar
The Indian Army and the Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) have jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar, first of its kind in India, at an altitude of 15,000 feet in north Sikkim.
- Besides being used for detection of avalanches, this radar can also be employed to detect landslides.
Cabinet approves addition of some Tribes to ST List
The Union Cabinet has approved the addition of some new tribes to the list of Scheduled Tribes, from Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
- Himachal Pradesh: Hatti tribe -from the Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district.
India’s first Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG)
HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, became the first bank in the country to issue an Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG) in partnership with National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
- e-BG has been developed in consultation with NeSL, CVC-CBI committee and IBA to simplify the process and eliminate the possibility of fraud and manipulation.
India-Bangladesh MoU on Interim Water Sharing of Kushiyara River
India and Bangladesh recently finalized the text of MoU on Interim Water Sharing of Kushiyara River at the 38th ministerial level meeting of Joint Rivers Commission.
Mithila Makhana gets a GI Tag
Bihar’s ‘Mithila Makhana’ has been accorded GI tag.
- Mithila Makhana is cultivated in the Mithila region of Bihar and some parts of Nepal.
‘Curzon Gate’ of Bardhaman & a Bit of History
In West Bengal, the 119-year-old Curzon Gate in Bardhaman is currently in news after the ruling govt. of the state decided to erect statues of Maharaja Bijay Chand Mahatab and his wife Radharani in front of the Curzon Gate, one of the city’s major landmarks.
‘Blue Plaque’ Recognition to London Home of Dadabhai Naoroji
The south London home where Dadabhai Naoroji - the “grand old man of India” lived has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.
- The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity, honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London.