Stay informed and keep yourself updated with the top 10 current affairs of the week from April 24 to April 30, 2023.
Keeping up with the news can be a daunting task, but it is essential to stay informed about the latest happenings around the world. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 current affairs of the week from April 24 to April 30, 2023, that will keep you up-to-date with the latest news from various fields.
1. Pennsylvania Accredited Diwali as Holiday
The US State of Pennsylvania has declared the Hindu Festival Diwali as an official holiday across the state. The bill was passed after the senate voted unopposedly. This annual event celebrates the power of good over evil, and many Pennsylvanians joyfully observe the day, hence it is a great decision taken for them.
2. World Military Expenditure 2022 Jumps to $2240 Billion
Total spending in the Defence sector in 2022 has shown a major rise of 3.7% resulting in a tense economic situation. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released a report claiming that expenses increased by 19% over a time span of 10 years. An amount of $2240 billion has been marked as the highest and this is due to the Russia-Ukraine war. The USA is the world’s number 1 spender followed by China and Russia, while India got the 4th position in the list.
3. PM Modi Inaugurates 91 FM Transmitters
On the inauguration of 91 FM Transmitters, PM Modi was present virtually where it was announced that new radios will be set up across many regions in India. Almost 2 crore population will benefit from improved radio connectivity. This will further expand the range of the All India Radio network. Radio is an essential medium as information related to agriculture, government policies and initiatives, weather predictions, the world’s economy and more reaches feasibly.
4. Oscars 2024 Schedule Announced
The 96th edition of the Academy Awards or Oscars will be held in 2024 at the same location as this year, i.e. Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. March 10, 2024, is the date decided for the next spectacular show and the submissions for the same will begin on November 15, 2023. Final voting for the function will be done between February 22 to February 27, 2023.
5. Operation Kaveri: Around 2000 Indians Liberated from Sudan
The Indian Government’s ‘Operation Kaveri’ has successfully released Indians from the conflict zone of the African country Sudan. As per the latest updates, 1700 to 2000 nationals have reached their Indian homeland coming from Port Jeddah. The Indian Air Force and the Indian Army have operated the mission and helped thousands of people so far.
6. RVNL Company bagged the Navratna CPSE Status
RVNL, a railway cooperation has been added to the list of Navratna CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprises) list. The income of this firm is Rs 19,381 crore on an annual basis. Now there are a total of 13 companies that are recognized as Navratna CPSE including Oil India Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, and Bharat Electronics Limited, among others.
7. Filmfare Awards 2023 Big Bash at Mumbai
The 68th Filmfare Awards 2023 were organized on April 27 (Thursday) at Jio World Conventional Centre, Mumbai. Alia Bhatt and Rajkumar Rao won Best Actor awards for their roles in movies ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Badhaai Do’ respectively. Brahmastra movie bagged many trophies for various categories. The Hyundai show went live on Friday for the audience to watch free of cost on Jio Cinema App.
8. Google Doodle Honors Late Actor Alan Rickman
Google Doodle has dedicated a tribute to the late British actor Alan Rickman, who gained fame globally for his distinctive roles in the film industry, particularly for his part in the Harry Potter movie series. The doodle marks the 36th anniversary of his work life. He appeared in over 40 movies during his lifetime and passed away in 2016. Among his notable performances were in Die Hard (1988), Sense & Sensibility (1995), and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
9. BCCI Announces Indian Cricket Team for ICC WTC 2023
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the final squad of 15 players for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship 2023, which will take place from June 7 to June 11, 2023. The Indian team will be led by Rohit Sharma, and KS Bharat will serve as wicketkeeper. Two players have been replaced by Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul, who are making a comeback after recovering from injuries. The Indian team will compete with a 17-member Australian team in the final.
10. World Malaria Day Recognized on April 25, 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) marks April 25 as World Malaria Day every year. The theme for 2023 is “Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.” Malaria is most common in hot and humid areas, particularly in African countries, where it causes a high number of deaths. Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum are the most prevalent forms of the disease, but P. malariae and P. ovale are other types of parasites that can cause malaria. The day is observed to raise awareness of the disease, its prevention, and its cure.
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