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Daily Current Affairs 25th March 2023

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Here is the Current Affairs 25th March 2023 covering the following news headlines: DigiClaim Platform, ‘Sagar Manthan’, Sports university, ₹10 crore penalty, Dearness Allowance (DA).

Top 15 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national & international news.

                                    National News

1. Indian Government Launches DigiClaim Platform for Farmer Insurance Claims

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  • The Agriculture Minister of India, Narendra Singh Tomar, has introduced a new platform called ‘DigiClaim’ on the national crop insurance portal.
  • This platform is aimed at expediting the disbursement of insurance claims to farmers who have availed themselves of crop insurance.
  • To demonstrate its effectiveness, the Minister used the platform to transfer a total insurance claim of Rs. 1,260.35 crore to insured farmers in several Indian states, including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana, with just a single click.

2. Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates ‘Sagar Manthan’, the Real-time Performance Monitoring Dashboard of MoPSW

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  • The Real-time Performance Monitoring Dashboard of MoPSW called ‘Sagar Manthan’ was virtually launched by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • The digital platform is designed to have all integrated data related to the ministry and other subsidiaries.

                                    States News

3. Haldwani to get a sports university: Uttarakhand CM

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  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced the government will set up a sports university in the Kumaun region’s Haldwani town.
  • Dhami, who made the announcement on the occasion of completion of one year of the formation of his government, said there had been longstanding demands from several sports associations for such a university.
  • The international stadium of Haldwani will be upgraded into a sports university.

4. Tamil Nadu’s 18th Wildlife Sanctuary Opens in Erode

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  • The government of Tamil Nadu has decided to declare Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary as the 18th wildlife sanctuary in the state.
  • This sanctuary covers an area of 80,567 hectares in the forest regions of Anthiyur and Gobichettipalayam taluks in Erode district, and includes reserve forest areas in Anthiyur, Bargur, Thattakarai, and Chennampatti.
  • It is home to a variety of wild animals such as tigers, elephants, leopards, wild boars, gaurs, and deer.
  • This wildlife sanctuary is located in close proximity to other sanctuaries such as Malai Mahadeshwara wildlife sanctuary, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Cauvery wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, and it serves as a connecting point between Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • This announcement was made during the state budget.

5. NGT slaps ₹10 crore penalty on Kerala government for failure to protect Ramsar sites

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  • The Kerala government has been fined Rs 10 crore by the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for their inability to prevent the uncontrolled pollution of the designated Ramsar sites.
  • The order by NGT was made in lines with a petition alleging failure of statutory and administrative authorities in taking remedial action for protection of the Vembanad and Ashtamudi lakes hit by illegal waste dumping.

                                   Economy News

6. Cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4% for central government employees, pensioners

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  • The Union Cabinet approved an increase in the dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4 per cent to 42 per cent, benefiting 47.58 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners.
  • According to I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, the combined impact of both the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief on the exchequer will be Rs 12,815.60 crore annually.

7. Finance Bill 2023 passed in Lok Sabha

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  • The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2023, which implements tax proposals for the upcoming fiscal year, without any discussion.
  • The passage of the Bill occurred amid Opposition uproar over the Adani controversy.
  • Proposals for a total of 64 official amendments were put forward in the Bill, including one that aims to eliminate long-term tax benefits for specific categories of debt mutual funds and another that calls for the establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal.

                                      Important Days

8. International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 2023: 25 March

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  • The United Nations observes the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members on March 25 every year to honor the memory of Alec Collett, a journalist who died while on a UN mission after being kidnapped.
  • The purpose of this day is to acknowledge the contributions of UN personnel and the risks they take to carry out humanitarian work, as well as to remember those who have lost their lives in service to the UN.

                                  Summits and Conferences

8. PM Modi addressed ‘One World TB Summit’ at Varanasi

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  • During the One World TB Summit arranged by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on World Tuberculosis Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s powerful pharmaceutical industry as a significant advantage in the global battle against TB.
  • He also mentioned that India has set a goal of eradicating TB by the year 2025.

                                     Appointments News

9. Salima Tete appointed as the AHF Athletes Ambassador

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  • National women’s hockey team midfielder Salima Tete has appointed the AHF Athletes Ambassador from India for a term of two years.
  • Tete accepted the certificate and the position during the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Congress in Mungyeong, Korea. Tete, who led the Indian women’s junior hockey team to a fourth-place finish at the 2021 FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, is among four players from Asia to be appointed for the position.

                                    Schemes News

10. Cabinet sanctions focused subsidy for beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has announced an extension of the subsidy of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for one year.
  • The PMUY was launched in May 2016 by the Central government to provide deposit-free LPG connections to adult women of poor households and make LPG accessible to rural and impoverished households.
  • The government credits the subsidy directly to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries.

11. Government Increases Raw Jute MSP by Rs 300 to Rs 5,050 per quintal

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  • For the upcoming 2023-24 season, the Indian government has increased the minimum support price (MSP) for raw jute by Rs 300 to Rs 5,050 per quintal.
  • The decision was taken during a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and was based on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).
  • The MSP of Raw Jute (TD-3 equivalent to earlier TD-5 grade) has been fixed at Rs 5,050 per quintal for the upcoming season

                                  Ranks & Reports

12. 26 % of world’s population does not have safe drinking water: UNESCO report

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  • A report presented by UNESCO at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York reveals that a significant portion of the world’s population still does not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
  • The report indicates that 26% of the global population lacks safe drinking water, while 46% do not have access to well-managed sanitation facilities.
  • It will be the second UN Conference dedicated to water after the one held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1977.
  • UN has launched a global campaign called ‘Be the Change’ to mark World Water Day 2023.

                                     Awards News

13. Luis Caffarelli won the 2023 Abel Prize

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  • Luis Caffarelli, 74, has won the 2023 Abel Prize “for his seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge-Ampère equation”.
  • The prize includes a monetary award of 7.5 million kroner (roughly $ 720,000) and a glass plaque designed by Norwegian artist Henrik Haugan.
  • It is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

                                   Obituaries News

14. Intel cofounder Gordon Moore passes away at 94

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  • Gordon Moore, who helped start the company Intel in 1968 and predicted that computing power would continue to increase over time (known as “Moore’s Law”), has passed away at the age of 94.
  • Moore was an important figure in the semiconductor industry and played a key role in putting Intel’s processors in most personal computers.

                                 Miscellaneous News

15. Urban Climate Film Festival

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  • The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has partnered with the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, the French Development Agency (AFD), and the European Union to organize the first-ever Urban Climate Film Festival as part of the CITIIS program under U20 engagement events.
  • The festival will feature a carefully selected collection of 11 films from 9 countries to increase public awareness of the effects of climate change on urban life and encourage discussion on sustainable urban development.
  • On the 24th of March 2023, the M.L. Bhartia Auditorium at Alliance Française in Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, will host the inauguration of the Urban Climate Film Festival.

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