Get the daily current affairs for July 13, 2023, covering important events and news in India. Stay informed about India Mobile Congress 2023, G20 Culture Working Group Meeting, National Sanskrit Conference, and other significant happenings.
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India Mobile Congress 2023: Asia’s Premier Digital Technology Exhibition to Showcase 5G, 6G, and Green Innovations
India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, Asia’s premier digital technology exhibition, will be held from October 27th to 29th in New Delhi. The theme of the event is “Global Digital Innovation,” focusing on 5G, 6G, broadcasting, satellite, semiconductor, drone, and green technologies. The inauguration ceremony was attended by government officials, telecom industry representatives, and start-ups. The event expects over 100,000 participants, including CXO-level delegates, speakers, and exhibitors. The vision is to position India as a technology developer, telecom manufacturer, and exporter. Various programs and forums will be held, including a special emphasis on start-ups and entrepreneurship growth.
G20 India’s 3rd Culture Working Group Meeting Concludes, Focuses on Priorities
The 3rd Culture Working Group (CWG) meeting under India’s G20 presidency concluded in Hampi, Karnataka. The focus was on reaching a consensus on recommendations from previous meetings. The meeting aimed to highlight culture in policymaking and prepare for the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Varanasi. The event included visits to heritage sites, a percussion recital, a yoga session, and a tree plantation activity. Delegates also toured the Royal Enclosure, appreciating the region’s heritage and architecture.
National Sanskrit Conference in Tirupati: Promoting Sanskrit Culture and Heritage
A National Sanskrit Conference is being held in Tirupati from July 12 to 14. The conference aims to raise awareness about Sanskrit and its cultural significance. Around 60 Sanskrit writers and scholars are participating, and various sessions and exhibitions will be organized. The objective is to make Sanskrit accessible to every household and promote public awareness of its importance in Indian art and culture. The conference is part of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence initiative by the Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Akademi.
India’s Commerce Minister Strengthens India-UK Trade Relations during London Visit
India’s Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal, visited London to strengthen trade relations with the UK. The discussions focused on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and identified areas of progress. Minister Goyal also met with the UK’s Chief Economic Advisor and engaged with businesses and industry leaders. The visit laid a foundation for enhanced bilateral relations and mutually beneficial outcomes.
Ministry of Agriculture Launches BHARAT Campaign for Banks: Accelerating Rural and Agricultural Transformation
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched a new campaign called BHARAT (Banks Heralding Accelerated Rural & Agriculture Transformation) under the Agri Infra Fund. The campaign aims to raise Rs 7200 crore and will run from July 15th to August 15th, 2023. Over 100 banking executives attended the launch through a video conference.
The campaign has resulted in the creation of more than 31,850 agricultural infrastructure projects in the country with a loan amount of ₹24750 crore. The participating banks were encouraged to assess the impact of the projects at the ground level and strive to achieve the targets. Top performing banks, including State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank, Madhyanchal Gramin Bank, and Punjab Gramin Bank, were recognized for their contributions to the scheme.
Nepal PM’s Spouse Sita Dahal Passes Away at 69: Condolences from Indian PM Modi
Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s spouse, Sita Dahal, passed away at the age of 69. She had been suffering from Parkinson’s and died while being treated at Norvic International Hospital. Her funeral was held at Pashupati Aryaghat crematorium. Indian PM Narendra Modi expressed condolences to PM Prachanda.
Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana: Empowering Senior Citizens for a Dignified Life in India
The Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY) is an initiative by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in India to empower senior citizens. It aims to provide financial assistance for senior citizen homes, healthcare services, and assisted living devices. The scheme recognizes the contributions of the elderly and promotes their well-being and social inclusion. The government has implemented various programs and achieved significant milestones, including supporting senior citizen homes and distributing assisted living devices. Additionally, a national helpline called Elderline has been established to provide support and assistance to senior citizens. The scheme reflects the government’s commitment to the empowerment and dignity of senior citizens in India.
May 2023 Index of Industrial Production: Quick Estimates Released with Positive Growth
The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for May 2023 were released. The IIP stands at 145.0 with base 2011-12=100. The indices for the Mining, Manufacturing, and Electricity sectors are 128.1, 142.3, and 201.6 respectively. The Use-based classification indices are 149.8 for Primary Goods, 102.7 for Capital Goods, 154.1 for Intermediate Goods, 174.7 for Infrastructure/Construction Goods, 115.2 for Consumer Durables, and 148.0 for Consumer Non-durables. The statement provides further details and revisions. The Index for June 2023 will be released on August 11, 2023.
GST Council Recommends Tax Exemption for Cancer Drugs and Rare Disease Medicines, Lowers Rates on Select Items
The GST Council recommends exempting cancer drugs and medicines for rare diseases from GST tax. They also suggest lowering the tax rate on certain items from 18% to 5%. The 50th meeting of the GST Council discusses various recommendations for tax rates, trade facilitation, and compliance measures. They decide to tax casino, horse racing, and online gaming at a uniform rate of 28%. The council also recommends the exemption of special medical products and introduces measures for compliance streamlining. Several other decisions are made in the meeting, including changes to tax rates for specific products and the inclusion of banks in the IGST exemption list.
June 2023 Consumer Price Index (CPI) Release: Rural, Urban, and Combined Data Revealed
The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for June 2023. The data includes CPIs for rural, urban, and combined areas, as well as inflation rates based on General Indices and Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI). The prices were collected from selected markets and villages across all states and union territories. The inflation rates for June 2023 compared to June 2022 are provided. The report also includes monthly changes in the CPI and CFPI for June 2023 compared to May 2023. The next release is scheduled for July 2023.
Central Railway AC Local: Over 49 Lakh Passengers and Rs. 23.36 Crore Revenue from April to June 2023
The Central Railway AC local has carried 49.47 lakh passengers and earned Rs.23.36 crore from April to June 2023, showing a significant increase compared to the previous year. The daily average number of passengers and earnings also saw a notable rise. The penalty imposed on ticketless passengers in the AC local has also increased. The AC local service is popular due to its safety, comfort, and affordability, especially after the fare reduction implemented a year ago. Additionally, the Railways have allowed first-class season ticket holders to travel in the AC local by paying the fare difference.
Indian Athlete Nishad Kumar Secures Silver at Para Athletics World Championships, Qualifies for 2024 Paralympic Games
Indian athlete Nishad Kumar wins silver in Men’s High Jump at Para Athletics World Championships in Paris. His achievement secures him a spot in the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.
India vs West Indies: First Test Match Underway in Dominica with Squad Changes
The first test match between India and the West Indies is currently underway in Dominica. The West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first, scoring 29 runs without losing any wickets. India, the top-ranked test team, has made a few changes to their squad for this series, including three new players.
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