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Top Morning Current Affairs – 13 May 2023
1. MHA will organize “G20 Conference on Crime and Security in the age of NFTs, AI and Metaverse” on 13th and 14th July, 2023 in Gurugram, Haryana
MHA will host the “G20 Conference on Crime and Security in the age of NFTs, AI, and Metaverse” in Gurugram, Haryana on July 13th and 14th, 2023. A Round Table was held in New Delhi to share conference details. The event will involve G-20 countries, invitees, and international bodies, as well as representatives from various ministries and organizations. The aim is to discuss cybercrime and security with experts from different fields.
2. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy organizes workshop on “Bioenergy for Sustainable Development: Case Studies and Best Practices”
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a workshop on “Bioenergy for Sustainable Development: Case Studies and Best Practices” in New Delhi, in collaboration with UNIDO and GEF. The workshop discussed the importance of bioenergy in the energy transition and showcased case studies of different bioenergy plants in India. It also addressed topics such as financing waste-to-energy projects and the significance of innovations in the biomethanation sector. The workshop was organized as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative.
3. IREDA holds 13th Stakeholders’ Interaction Meet
IREDA held its 13th Stakeholders’ Interaction Meet, discussing new initiatives and future plans. The CMD emphasized IREDA’s commitment to providing loans at competitive rates. Stakeholders praised IREDA’s fast financial reporting and competitive interest rates.
4. TRAI issues directions to Access Providers to stop misuse of message templates under TCCCPR-2018
TRAI has issued a direction to Access Providers to prevent the misuse of message templates as part of their efforts to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC). The directive includes restrictions on the number of variable parts in message contents, the designation of an approving authority for content templates, pre-tagging of variable parts, and the inclusion of whitelisted URLs/Apks/OTT links/call back numbers in content templates. Telecom Service Providers must submit a compliance report within 45 days.
5. Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and Use-Based Index for the Month of March 2023 (Base 2011-12=100)
The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for March 2023 are released. The overall IIP stands at 150.5, with the mining, manufacturing, and electricity sectors at 154.2, 146.0, and 188.0 respectively. Use-based classification shows indices for different goods categories. February 2023 indices have undergone the first revision, and December 2022 indices have undergone the final revision. The next release is scheduled for April 2023. For more details, visit the Ministry’s website.
6. 728 Railway stations are covered with 785 One Station One Product outlets in 21 States and 3 Union Territories across the country
The Ministry of Railways has launched the ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) scheme to promote local products and provide income opportunities. Currently, there are 785 OSOP outlets in 728 railway stations across 21 states and 3 union territories in India. These outlets showcase and sell indigenous and local products, such as handicrafts, handlooms, traditional garments, and local agricultural produce. The scheme aims to support the ‘Vocal for Local’ vision and benefit marginalized sections of society.
7. 8th meeting of Agriculture Ministers of SCO countries chaired by Union Minister Shri Tomar
8th SCO Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting chaired by Union Minister Shri Tomar: SCO adopts India-led Smart Agriculture project. Shri Tomar highlights PM Modi’s focus on agricultural development through technology. India emphasizes multilateral cooperation and food security. India self-sufficient in food grains, promotes best practices globally. Efforts for sustainable and digital agriculture, farmer welfare, and infrastructure development. India urges support for International Year of Millets and addresses malnutrition.
8. Dr Vivek Joshi, Secretary, DFS, chairs review meeting of financial performance of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
Dr. Vivek Joshi, Secretary of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), chaired a meeting to review the financial performance of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). The meeting discussed the progress of RRBs on various parameters, improvements in their financial performance, and the need for technology upgrade and NPA reduction. Dr. Joshi emphasized the importance of sponsor banks and NABARD supporting RRBs in adopting technology and achieving their targets within a year.
9. Girls Outshine Boys in CBSE Class 12 Board exam results; Class 10 results also announced
Girls outperformed boys in the CBSE class 12 board exams, with a pass percentage of 90.68 compared to boys’ 84.67. The overall pass percentage for class 12 is 87.33, and the Trivandrum region had the highest pass percentage of 99.91. In class 10, the pass percentage is 93.12, higher than the 2019 pre-Covid pass percentage of 91.10.
10. Centre finalizes comprehensive ‘Model Prisons Act, 2023’ to focus on skill development of prisoners
The comprehensive ‘Model Prisons Act, 2023′ has been finalized by the Indian government to modernize the outdated Prison Act of 1894. The new act includes provisions for security assessment, segregation of prisoners, individual sentence planning, grievance redressal, prison development board, and accommodation for women prisoners and transgender individuals. It also emphasizes the use of technology for transparent prison administration and focuses on vocational training and skill development for prisoners’ reintegration into society.
11. Railways offers reservation, age relaxation, exemption from physical tests for Agniveers
Railways will offer reservation, age relaxation, and exemption from physical tests for Agniveers who have completed four years of defence service. Agniveers will receive a 10% reservation in Level-1 and 5% in Level-2 and above non-gazetted posts. They will also be exempt from physical efficiency tests. The first batch of Agniveers will receive a five-year age relaxation, while subsequent batches will receive a three-year age relaxation on top of the existing age limit for different communities.
12. GCC Industry and trade Ministers met in Muscat to enhance regional economic development and industrial relations
GCC Industry and trade Ministers met in Muscat to enhance regional economic development and industrial relations. Discussions focused on strengthening cooperation in industry, standards, and metrology, as well as increasing collaboration among member nations. UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology emphasized the need for fraternal collaboration in climate action and expanding investments in energy transition and decarbonization. Oman, as the current president of the GCC Council, chaired the meetings.
13. Nepal: Rato Machindranath Jatra celebrated in Patan city
The Rato Machindranath Jatra, a major religious event in Patan, Nepal, is the longest chariot festival in the country. It celebrates the Red God, revered as the provider of rain and harvest. The festival involves constructing a wooden chariot without nails and conducting a month-long procession through different areas of Patan. The chariot is adorned with decorations, and revelers drag it through the streets while dancing and celebrating. The festival commemorates the god’s blessings in rescuing the Kathmandu Valley from drought.
14. NEP emphasises practical knowledge over rote learning: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi addressed the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation, emphasizing the significant impact teachers have on students’ lives. He highlighted the role of teachers in building a nation and mentioned the praise received from world leaders for Indian teachers. The PM stressed the importance of teachers as guides and mentors, especially in the face of technological limitations. He also discussed the need to attract more people to the teaching profession and highlighted the National Education Policy (NEP), which aims to replace the outdated education system with a focus on practical knowledge and education in regional languages. NEP 2020 is a comprehensive policy aiming to transform education in India.
15. Consumer Price Index Numbers On Base 2012=100 For Rural, Urban And Combined For The Month Of April 2023
The National Statistical Office has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for April 2023. The data includes CPIs for rural, urban, and combined areas, as well as inflation rates and index changes. The CPI data was collected from various markets and villages across India. The inflation rates and index changes are compared to the same month of the previous year. The next release date for the CPI data is June 12, 2023. More information can be found on the website www.mospi.gov.in.
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