Current Affairs – General Knowledge 6th April, 2023

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India to Become Second-Largest Solar Manufacturer by 2026

The country’s solar manufacturing capacity is set to increase from 10 GW in 2020 to 50 GW by 2030. The government has introduced various policies and schemes to promote domestic solar manufacturing, creating an opportunity for Indian manufacturers to tap into the global market. This growth is expected to create jobs and contribute to the country’s economic development.

Kim Cotton Becomes First Woman Umpire to Officiate Men’s T20I Match in New Zealand

Kim Cotton Becomes First Woman Umpire to Officiate Men’s T20I Match in New Zealand
Kim Cotton made history by becoming the first woman umpire to officiate a men’s international match between two full-member teams during the second T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Dunedin on April 5th. She has previously served as an on-field and TV umpire in women’s T20Is and ODIs, and at the women’s T20 and ODI World Cups. Claire Polosak became the first woman to officiate in a men’s Test match as the fourth umpire during the third Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in January 2021.

Kerala Secures the Highest Number of GI Tags for Products in FY2023

Kerala has received the highest number of Geographical Indication (GI) tags for products in India for FY23, according to data released by the GI Registry. Attappady Aattukombu Avara, Attappady Thuvara, Onattukara Ellu, Kanthaloor Vattavada Veluthuli, and Kodungallur Pottuvellari are among the six products from Kerala that have been recognized with the GI tag. Additionally, products from Bihar, Maharashtra, Telangana, Ladakh, and Assam were also given GI recognition in FY23.

Tsutsumu Otani appointed as new CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has announced the appointment of Tsutsumu Otani as the new President, CEO & Managing Director. He will take over from Atsushi Ogata, who will relocate to Shanghai. Meanwhile, Vinay Dhingra has been promoted to Senior Director, and Yogesh Mathur and Sanjeev Jain have been appointed to the Board of Directors.

British-Hindu Murugesvaran ‘Subby’ Subramaniam appointed Warrant Officer of UK’s Royal Air Force

Subby Subramaniam, a British-Hindu Air and Space Operations Manager, has been appointed as Warrant Officer of the UK’s Royal Air Force. His role includes advising the Chief of the Air Staff on RAF personnel matters. Subramaniam’s experience in the last 15 years has been primarily in the field of Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Missile Warning (MW), Space Domain Awareness (SDA), and Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD). He has served in the Royal Engineers and joined the Royal Air Force in 1998. Subramaniam was educated in Malaysia and is an active member of a charity foundation.

Public sector banks transfer Rs 35,012 crore unclaimed deposits to RBI

Public sector banks in India have transferred Rs 35,012 crore ($4.7 billion) in unclaimed deposits to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Unclaimed deposits are those that have been dormant for 10 years or more, and banks are required to make efforts to locate the account holders or their legal heirs and transfer the funds to them.
If the account holders or their heirs cannot be traced, the funds are transferred to the RBI’s Depositor Education and Awareness Fund (DEAF).
The transfer of unclaimed deposits to the DEAF is aimed at promoting financial literacy and awareness among depositors.
The largest transfer was made by State Bank of India, which transferred Rs 13,274 crore ($1.8 billion) to the DEAF.
The RBI has welcomed the move by the banks and has urged other banks to follow suit, stating that the transfer of unclaimed deposits to the DEAF is an important step in ensuring that the funds are put to productive use and that depositors are made aware of the benefits of banking and financial products.

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