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Daily Current Affairs 25th April 2023

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Here is the Current Affairs 25th April 2023 covering the following news headlines: G20 Park, Technology arm of Shipping Ministry, India’s first Water Metro, Udai Tambar, PM Modi’s Swagat Initiative, Mana as ‘First Indian Village’.

Top 17 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 17 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national & international news.

                                   National News

1. G20 Park: Delhi’s Waste-to-Wonder Concept Aligns with PM’s Vision for a Sustainable Future

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  • India has put forward a proposal to construct a G20 park in Delhi that will serve as a representation of global unity on the path of development.
  • According to sources, PM Modi has been closely monitoring the park’s concept development.
  • The park, which will be located at the Shanti Path and Ring Road junction, will be based on the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
  • The sculptures in the park will depict the national animals and birds of the G20 countries and will be created using the “waste to wonder” concept.

2. Union Minister Sonowal inaugurates the technology arm of Shipping Ministry in TN

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  • Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who inaugurated the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways & Coasts (NTCPWC) at the Discovery Campus of IIT-Madras.
  • The centre will enable Make In India tech solutions for the sector and propel overall growth. The Discovery Campus was set up in February 2018 on 163-acre area of the IIT Madras, and is located at Thaiyur, about 36 km from the main campus at Guindy.

3. PM Modi to flag off India’s first Water Metro in Kochi

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  • During his two-day visit to Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate India’s first-ever water metro that connects 10 islands surrounding Kochi using battery-operated electric hybrid boats.
  • This innovative mode of transportation will provide seamless connectivity between the islands and the city, offering a similar level of convenience and travel experience as traditional metro systems. This transportation system is particularly beneficial in urban areas like Kochi.

                                   International News

4. Who is Udai Tambar, Indian-origin CEO on racial justice advisory board in New York City?

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  • Fifteen experts, including Udai Tambar, an Indian-origin CEO working on youth development services in the United States, have been selected to serve as members of New York City’s newly formed racial justice advisory board.
  • Udai Tambar, who serves as the CEO and President of New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL), has been appointed as a member of the newly-formed racial justice advisory board in New York City.

                                     States News

5. BRO puts up signboard describing Mana as ‘First Indian Village’

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  • Mana village in Uttarakhand, which was previously recognized as the last Indian village, will now be acknowledged as the “first Indian village.”
  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has installed a signboard at the entrance of the border village to declare Mana’s updated status.
  • This decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi supported Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s assertion that Mana was the first village in the country, and all border villages should be recognized as such.

6. Gujarat celebrates 20 years of PM Modi’s Swagat Initiative

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  • Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has declared the last week of April as “Swagat Saptah” in commemoration of the completion of 20 years of the “State Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology” (SWAGAT) initiative, which was launched by Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2003.
  • As part of this initiative, a technology-based system was developed to address grievances, and on the last Thursday of each month, the Chief Minister personally listens to the complaints of citizens in the presence of relevant officials.

7. Bengaluru is all set to witness Zero Shadow Day today across the city

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  • On Tuesday, April 25, Bengaluru, India’s technological hub, is poised to witness a unique celestial event known as “Zero Shadow Day,” according to the Astronomical Society of India (ASI).
  • During this event, any vertical objects in the city will not cast any shadows, due to the sun’s position directly overhead. The phenomenon is expected to occur at around 12:17 PM and will last for a brief period.

                                   Defence News

8. Operation Kaveri launched to evacuate Indians from Sudan

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  • India initiated Operation Kaveri to evacuate its citizens from the unrest-stricken Sudan. As per External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s tweet, the operation is currently in progress, and roughly 500 Indians have already arrived at Port Sudan.
  • Operation Kaveri is the latest evacuation operation initiated by India to rescue its citizens and friendly nations’ citizens from war zones.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs had announced the standby status of two C-130s aircraft and INS Sumedha for the safe evacuation of stranded Indians in Sudan.

                                        Banking News

9. RBI harmonises provisioning norms for urban cooperative banks

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it has unified the provisioning norms for standard assets across all categories of urban cooperative banks (UCBs).
  • In December 2020, the RBI had classified UCBs into four tiers, namely tier 1, 2, 3, and 4, for regulatory purposes. Prior to this, these banks were only categorized as tier 1 and tier 2.
  • In a circular, the RBI stated, “On review, it has been decided to harmonize the provisioning norms for standard assets applicable to all categories of UCBs, irrespective of their tier in the revised framework.”

10. RBI imposes Rs 44 lakh penalty on 4 co-op banks

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has levied penalties of Rs 44 lakhs on four cooperative banks for violating various norms.
  • The penalties are based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the banks with their customers, the RBI said.

                                     Important Days

11. International Delegate’s Day 2023 celebrates on 25th April

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  • Every year on April 25th, International Delegate’s Day is observed to pay tribute to the delegates who are an integral part of the United Nations (UN) and play a significant role in its functioning.
  • These delegates represent their respective governments and are dedicated to working together under the framework of the UN to address global challenges and achieve multilateral cooperation.
  • Without the efforts and contributions of these delegates, the UN would not be able to function effectively.

12. World Malaria Day 2023 observed on 25th April

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  • World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.
  • The aim of World Malaria Day is to raise awareness of the devastating impact of malaria and to mobilize resources and support for malaria control and prevention programs in endemic countries.
  • The day serves as an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and governments to come together and renew their commitment to eliminating malaria, which is a preventable and treatable disease.

13. World Day for Laboratory Animals 2023 observed on 24 April

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  • World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th advocates for the end of the suffering of animals in laboratories, and their replacement with advanced scientific non-animal techniques.
  • Laboratory animals are used for biomedical research to discover the causes, diagnoses, and treatments of diseases, in the cosmetics industry, and more.
  • Because some animals are similar to humans, mice share more than 98% DNA with us, and are subject to similar illnesses such as cancer.
  • This day was established by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) more than four decades ago, and since then the campaign has acquired immense popularity and numerous supporters.

                              Summits and Conferences

14. India, Iran and Armenia forms new trilateral to deepen regional relations

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  • The first trilateral consultations between the Foreign Affairs Ministry of India, Armenia, and Iran took place in Yerevan.
  • Mnatsakan Safaryan, the deputy foreign minister of Armenia, Seyed Rasoul Mousavi, the assistant of the foreign minister of Iran, and JP Singh, the joint secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, led their respective delegations at the meeting.

                                        Schemes News

15. Labour Minister Launches New Features on eShram Portal for Migrant Workers’ Welfare

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  • The Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav introduced new functionalities on the eShram portal. One of the features will enable the capture of family details of migrant workers to provide them with access to child education and women-centric schemes.
  • The eShram portal now allows registered workers to connect with employment opportunities, apprenticeship programs, skilling initiatives, digital training, pension schemes, and state-specific schemes.
  • As per the statement released by the Ministry of Labour, this step will aid workers in accessing various government benefits seamlessly.

                                   Appointment News

16. Mahavir Singh Phogat Appointed as Chairman of MMA 1

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  • The legendary wrestler and coach, Mahavir Singh Phogat has been appointed as the Chairman of the MMA-1 Federation. Mahavir is responsible for promoting mixed martial arts (MMA) in India.
  • As the Chairman of the MMA-1 Federation, Phogat will work towards developing and promoting MMA in India, with a focus on identifying and nurturing young talent in the sport.
  • Mohamedali Budhwani the president of MMA1 Federation sent a humble request to Phogat to claim the seat as the chairman, and he gladly accepted the same.

                                   Obituaries News

17. Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah passes away

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  • Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist who referred to himself as a “Midnight’s Child” due to being born shortly after Pakistan’s independence in 1949, has passed away from cancer at the age of 73.
  • Fatah was recognized for his critiques of Islamic extremism and the Pakistani establishment, as well as his support for queer rights.
  • After his parents migrated from Bombay to Karachi, he was born and later attended the University of Karachi where he studied biochemistry and became a leftist activist before eventually transitioning into journalism. Fatah’s daughter confirmed his death on social media.

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