July 17, 2023 Daily Current Affairs | Hindi & English in PDF

July 17, 2023 Daily Current Affairs | Hindi & English | PDF
July 17, 2023 Daily Current Affairs | Hindi & English | PDF

Get a concise overview of the significant events that took place on July 17, 2023, covering a range of topics including agriculture, wildlife conservation, international relations, and more.

Welcome to the daily current affairs briefing for July 17, 2023. In this article, we will explore the notable events and achievements that occurred on this day across various domains.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research Celebrates 95th Foundation Day: Acknowledging Achievements and Advancements in Agriculture

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) celebrated its 95th Foundation Day. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture, acknowledged ICAR’s accomplishments over the past 94 years. He mentioned India’s surplus food production, the promotion of new agricultural technology, and the country’s export earnings of over $50 billion from agricultural and horticultural products. Shri Parshottam Rupala commended ICAR for its achievements in the dairy and fisheries sectors and suggested exploring carbon credits from agriculture for additional income. The event included an exhibition displaying ICAR’s innovative technologies.

National Zoological Park, New Delhi Celebrates World Snake Day: Promoting Snake Conservation and Awareness

The National Zoological Park in New Delhi celebrated World Snake Day to raise awareness about Indian snakes and their importance in the ecosystem. Activities included providing furniture in the reptile house, conducting interactions with visitors, and distributing literature on reptiles. The zoo currently houses 31 snakes of 7 species.

India and Indonesia Launch Economic and Financial Dialogue: Strengthening Cooperation and Global Understanding

India and Indonesia have announced the launch of the “India – Indonesia Economic and Financial Dialogue” (EFD Dialogue) during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting. The dialogue aims to strengthen cooperation between the two nations and foster a shared understanding on global issues. It will focus on areas such as macroeconomic challenges, bilateral investment relations, cooperation in G20 and ASEAN matters, and collaboration in fintech for financial inclusion. This dialogue presents a unique opportunity for mutual learning and policy coordination, benefiting both countries and contributing to the economic and financial stability of Southeast Asia and the world.

Government Efforts to Establish a Viable Cheetah Population in India: Natural Causes of Cheetah Mortalities at Kuno National Park Confirmed

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) reports that the deaths of cheetahs at Kuno National Park in India are due to natural causes, and media reports suggesting otherwise are speculative. The government is following strict protocols to establish a viable cheetah population in the country. Efforts are underway to conserve the reintroduced cheetah population, including consulting with international experts and reviewing monitoring protocols.

The government remains optimistic about the long-term success of the project. The project acknowledges the high mortality rates during the initial phase of cheetah reintroduction, and plans are in place for annual supplementation of the population. The project is being implemented by the NTCA in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, Wildlife Institute of India, and cheetah experts from Namibia and South Africa.

India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2023’: Enhancing Bilateral Defense Cooperation

India and Mongolia are set to begin the joint military exercise “Nomadic Elephant – 2023” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The exercise aims to strengthen military relations, promote interoperability, and focus on counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain. The training activities include endurance training, reflex firing, room intervention, small team tactics, and rock craft training. This exercise marks another milestone in the defense cooperation between India and Mongolia, fostering bilateral relations.

Kurtha-Bijalpura Rail Operation: Affordable and Fast Transportation Benefits Nepalese

The Kurtha-Bijalpura rail operation begins, benefiting Nepalese with affordable and fast transportation. The 17 km railway line will enhance trade, tourism, and people-to-people linkages between Nepal and India. The project is part of India’s efforts to strengthen connectivity and follows the inauguration of the first phase last year. The rail line will provide easy access to hospitals, educational institutes, and the Indian market. This initiative aims to improve physical connectivity and aligns with India’s Neighbourhood First policy.

Government of India Gifts 34 Ambulances and 50 School Buses to Nepal for Healthcare and Education

The Government of India has gifted 34 ambulances and 50 school buses to organizations in Nepal, supporting the health and education sectors. The gifts were presented by the Indian Ambassador and the Minister of Education, Science & Technology of Nepal. This gesture is part of the long-standing tradition of bilateral cooperation between India and Nepal. Over the years, India has gifted a total of 974 ambulances and 234 school buses to Nepal, aiming to improve access to healthcare and education.

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