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1.1 Indian Navy Commemorates 130th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Satyagraha at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station
Indian Navy’s warship INS Trishul is visiting Durban to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle against apartheid at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. The event also marks 30 years of diplomatic relations between India and South Africa. Gandhi’s eviction from a first-class compartment due to racial discrimination led to his fight against oppression and the birth of Satyagraha. The visit is part of the Indian Navy’s celebration of India’s Independence struggle, and INS Trishul will participate in a commemorative event and other engagements during the visit.
1.2 Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya to Release State Food Safety Index and Manuals on World Food Safety Day
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya will release the State Food Safety Index and interact with scientific panels for food safety on World Food Safety Day. The event will also honor winners of the Eat Right Challenge for Districts and release three manuals on food analysis. Various guests and officials will participate in the event.
1.3 IIT Madras Retains Top Position in India Rankings 2023 for Engineering
IIT Madras has retained its top position in engineering in the India Rankings 2023. The rankings help universities identify areas for improvement in teaching, research, resources, and infrastructure. Other institutions like Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, IIM Ahmedabad, AIIMS, and National Law School of India University have also maintained their top positions in their respective fields. The rankings are based on a multi-dimensional parameter system and are released by the Ministry of Education through the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). There has been an increase in institutional participation, indicating the recognition of the rankings as a fair and transparent exercise.
1.4 Empowering Women: ‘Didi Cafe’ Brings Low-Cost Food & Snacks to Uttar Pradesh
‘Didi Cafe’ to provide low-cost food and snacks in Uttar Pradesh, empowering women connected to self-help groups. The initiative will be implemented in 17 cities, starting with the Agra division. Women’s self-help groups will manage the cafes, benefiting women employed in these areas. The campaign was discussed during a meeting attended by the Chief Minister and the Principal Secretary of the Urban Development Department. The success in Agra will pave the way for expansion to other cities. A similar scheme for rural women is suggested, citing the success of cafes for acid attack survivors in Agra and Lucknow.
1.5 Rajasthan Government Employees to Receive Full Pension Benefits After 25 Years of Service
Rajasthan government employees will now receive full pension benefits after 25 years of service instead of 28 years, as approved by the cabinet. The Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1996 will be amended accordingly.
1.6 Revolutionizing Healthcare: Apollo Hospitals Embraces AI and ML for Disease Prediction and Enhanced Patient Care
Apollo Hospitals, led by Shobana Kamineni, is investing in AI and ML to revolutionize healthcare with disease prediction, accurate diagnosis, reduced patient wait times, and advanced home care. They have implemented digital platforms, robotic surgeries, proton therapy, and AI-powered tools. Apollo 24|7 offers comprehensive healthcare services, and they emphasize the importance of technology in improving patient experiences.
They are focused on continuous care and leveraging big data and AI/ML to enhance customer experience. Apollo’s growth and milestones include the development of Apollo Pharmacy and Apollo Munich Health Insurance. They aim to be a healthcare leader by embracing innovation, digital health, and an integrated platform. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital health and highlighted the need for accessible healthcare solutions. Digitization is improving efficiency and bridging the healthcare gap between urban and rural areas.
2.1 BIMSTEC Energy Centre to be Inaugurated in India: Key Developments and Vision for Regional Cooperation
The BIMSTEC Energy Centre will be inaugurated in India this year, serving as the Secretariat for BIMSTEC energy cooperation. The completion of key components, such as the BIMSTEC Energy Master Plan and policies for transmission of electricity and trade, is underway. The upcoming BIMSTEC summit in Thailand will endorse the maritime cooperation agreement and adopt a vision for 2030. BIMSTEC is considered a significant regional forum, with Bangladesh emphasizing its importance and untapped potential for growth in the Bay of Bengal region. Efforts are being made to conclude agreements and MoUs related to the BIMSTEC Free Trade Area.
2.2 White House Lauds Vibrant Indian Democracy and Defense Cooperation, Highlights Importance of PM Modi’s Visit
White House praises the health of Indian democracy and dismisses criticism. Defense cooperation plans with India announced. Prime Minister Modi’s state visit aims to strengthen partnership. India’s role in Indo-Pacific stability highlighted.
2.3 India-Sri Lanka Defense Seminar & Exhibition: Showcasing India’s Defense Manufacturing Capabilities
High Commission of India in Sri Lanka organizing seminar and exhibition to showcase India’s defense manufacturing capabilities. Event aims to foster stability and peace in the Indian Ocean region, promote economic cooperation, and enhance Sri Lankan Armed Forces’ capacity. The exhibition will display defense equipment from both countries. India has previously supplied various defense equipment to Sri Lanka, and further commitments have been made to strengthen capacity building.
2.4 India and Namibia Co-Chair 1st Joint Commission of Cooperation, Strengthening Bilateral Relations
India and Namibia co-chaired the 1st Joint Commission of cooperation, focusing on various domains such as energy, infrastructure, wildlife conservation, trade, investment, and more. The meeting aimed to strengthen the cordial relations between the two countries. The External Affairs Minister highlighted the importance of long-standing political goodwill and discussed areas of collaboration, including energy, transportation, culture, and regional/global issues. The visit also included a meeting with the Namibian President and the inauguration of an IT center. The Minister also interacted with the Indian diaspora, emphasizing India-Namibia ties and updating them on progress in India.
2.5 Bangladesh’s Inflation Hits Highest Level in a Decade: May 2023 Report
Bangladesh’s inflation reached its highest level in over a decade in May, with a rate of 9.94 percent. The increase is attributed to higher food and non-food prices. The average inflation for June 2022 to May 2023 was 8.84 percent, surpassing the target of 5.6 percent. The country’s base index for inflation calculation has been updated, and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) methodology has been changed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina acknowledged the challenges faced by Bangladesh due to global price increases caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
2.6 Join Sri Lanka’s 50-Day Yoga Celebration for International Day of Yoga
In Sri Lanka, the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre is organizing a 50-day prelude to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. The sessions promote yoga’s physical, mental, and spiritual benefits, and include workshops, campaigns, and sessions in various locations. The prelude aims to bring people together and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
2.7 German Defence Minister’s Visit to India: Bilateral Defence Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships Explored
German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius is set to visit India for a four-day trip focused on bilateral defence cooperation. He will meet with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and discuss various matters, including industrial cooperation. The visit may also involve promoting a submarine deal between the two countries. Additionally, Pistorius is expected to attend an event organized by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) in New Delhi and visit the Western Naval Command and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
3.1 New Cooperation Policy to Strengthen Grassroots Movement: Unveiling in July 2023
A new Cooperation Policy, set to be unveiled in July 2023, aims to strengthen the grassroots cooperative movement. The policy is being drafted by a committee led by Suresh Prabhu, with input from various stakeholders, including state governments, central ministries, and relevant organizations. The committee briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the policy’s objectives, recommendations, and alignment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. The draft policy covers structural reforms, governance, capital sources, technology, and more. The committee will revise the draft based on the minister’s guidance, and the policy aims to enhance the cooperative movement at the grassroots level.
3.2 India’s Growth Expected to Slow to 6.3% in FY 2023/24: World Bank Report
India’s growth is expected to decline to 6.3% in FY 2023/24, according to the World Bank. This is a 0.3% decrease from previous predictions. Despite the slowdown, there is resilience in private consumption, investment, and services. The World Bank also forecasts a global growth deceleration and a decrease in growth for emerging markets and developing economies (excluding China).
3.3 India’s Aviation Market Holds Great Potential, But Higher Taxation Poses Challenges: IATA Chief
IATA chief Willie Walsh stated that India has great potential as a market for aviation, but operating costs are high due to higher taxation compared to other places. He also mentioned the country’s large economy and airport investments.
4.1 Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Joram’: A Hard-Hitting Psychological Thriller to Screen at Durban International Film Festival
Manoj Bajpayee’s film “Joram” will be shown at the Durban International Film Festival. The psychological thriller follows a man protecting his daughter while facing social inequalities and deforestation in Jharkhand. It has previously screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and will also be shown at the Sydney Film Festival.
4.2 Marvel Announces ‘Captain America 4’ as ‘Brave New World’ for 2024 Release
The fourth Captain America movie is now titled “Brave New World,” previously known as “Captain America: New World Order.” Marvel Studios made the announcement on Twitter, stating that the film will be released on May 3, 2024.
5.1 Singapore Open: Srikanth Wins; Sindhu and Prannoy Exit After Close Matches
Srikanth won his opening match at the Singapore Open, while Sindhu and Prannoy were eliminated after losing their respective matches. Sindhu put up a tough fight but ultimately lost to Akane Yamaguchi in three sets.
5.2 Sunil Kumar, despite facing obstacles with his pole vault, won the decathlon gold at the Asian U-20 Athletics Championship with a personal best score of 7003 points.
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