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July 20, 2023 Daily Current Affairs
India Inaugurates UPU Regional Office in New Delhi, Strengthening Postal Sector in South Asia
India inaugurates the Regional Office of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in New Delhi. The office will provide technical assistance activities in South Asia. India contributes USD 2,00,000 to support postal sector development in the region through Asia Pacific Postal Union. This step reinforces India’s commitment to global postal development and South-South cooperation, fostering collaboration among UPU member countries in the Asia Pacific region.
TRAI Drive Test Report: Evaluating Network Quality Across 20 Locations
TRAI conducted drive tests at 20 locations to assess network quality of cellular mobile telephone service providers for voice and data services. KPIs for both services were evaluated. The report is available on TRAI’s website.
DG Rakesh Pal: 25th Director General of Indian Coast Guard with Distinguished Career and Prestigious Awards
DG Rakesh Pal appointed as 25th Director General of Indian Coast Guard. He has a distinguished 34-year career, commanding various ICG ships and holding key positions. He was elevated to Additional Director General in February 2022 and became Director General in February 2023. During his tenure, significant operations and exercises were conducted, and he received prestigious medals for his service.
Reviving Ancient Shipbuilding: Indian Ministry of Culture and Navy’s Remarkable Initiative
The Indian Ministry of Culture and Navy have signed an MoU to revive the ancient 2000-year-old stitched shipbuilding method. The Indian Navy will oversee the project, aiming to preserve the traditional craftsmanship and cultural value of the stitched ship. The project seeks to construct an ocean-going wooden stitched sail ship and explore historical interactions across the Indian Ocean, promoting India’s rich maritime heritage. Documentation of the project will ensure valuable information is preserved for the future.
NESTS ESSE-2023: Apply Now for 6329 TGT and Hostel Warden Vacancies
NESTS announces ESSE-2023 for 6329 vacancies in TGT and Hostel Warden posts. Applications accepted from 19.07.2023 to 18.08.2023 via emrs.tribal.gov.in. EMRS aims to provide quality education to ST students.
Tomato Prices Slashed to Rs. 70/kg: Benefit for Consumers | July 2023
Centre directs NCCF and NAFED to sell tomatoes at Rs. 70 per kg from 20th July, 2023 due to declining prices. Previously sold at Rs. 90/kg, then reduced to Rs. 80/kg on 16th July, 2023. This move aims to benefit consumers as 391 MT of tomatoes are being continuously disposed of in major consumption centers.
India’s G20 EWG Meeting: e-Shram & NCS Portal Discussed in Indore
India’s 4th G20 Employment Working Group Meeting commenced in Indore under India’s G20 Presidency. Discussions focused on the e-Shram database and the National Career Service Portal. Delegates from Indonesia and Brazil expressed optimism about productive discussions. Sessions involved finalizing Draft Ministerial Declaration & Outcome Documents. The delegates also participated in morning yoga and a visit to Mandu Fort City.
Revolutionizing Livestock Production: Scaling Sustainable Indigenous Knowledge
New tech transfer arrangement to scale up indigenous knowledge system in livestock production:
The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) in India partners with Indian Genomix to transfer two environment-friendly technologies. These technologies control Mastitis in dairy animals and enhance growth in broiler chicks. NIF’s integration of indigenous knowledge with farmers promotes sustainable practices in livestock production. This initiative aims to address challenges in dairy farming and broiler industry, offering alternative technologies for better outcomes.
FIFA Women’s Football World Cup: Exciting Kick-Off in New Zealand & Australia!
The FIFA Women’s Football World Cup begins in New Zealand and Australia, with New Zealand facing Norway in the opening match at Eden Park. The tournament includes 32 nations, with Australia and New Zealand co-hosting for the first time. The final will be held at the Sydney Olympic Stadium on the 20th of next month. Several teams are making their World Cup debuts.
AI-Driven Digital Transformation: CGI Dubai Revolutionizes Consular Services at PBSK
The Consulate General of India, Dubai, is using AI and technology to enhance consular services at Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK). They offer personalized support through a chatbot and a knowledge base on their website. Users can book counseling sessions for legal, psychological, and financial assistance. The aim is to provide efficient and timely services to the Indian community in the UAE.
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