Get a quick overview of the top morning current affairs on the 14th May 2023. Stay informed about the important news and events of the day.
Welcome to our daily roundup of the most significant morning current affairs. In this article, we’ll cover the noteworthy Updates and events that occurred on the 14th May 2023. Stay tuned to stay informed!
Top Morning Current Affairs – 14th May 2023
1. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts celebrates Rabindra Jayanti
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts celebrated Rabindra Jayanti in New Delhi. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi launched the Vigyan Vaibhav portal and spoke about the importance of Indian culture and Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy. Other speakers highlighted Tagore’s impact and legacy, emphasizing his thoughts and ideals. The event included cultural performances and concluded with a vote of thanks.
2. World Migratory Bird Day observed today with the theme “Water and its importance for Migratory Bird”
World Migratory Bird Day was observed with the theme “Water and its importance for Migratory Bird.” Mass mobilization activities were organized for Mission LiFE, focusing on environmental awareness. Various institutions conducted campaigns, cleanups, and awareness programs, emphasizing the need for a clean and green environment, conservation of biodiversity, and sustainable practices. Participants took pledges to adopt environmentally friendly habits and promote a healthy lifestyle.
3. BMC to highlight Coastal Road Project’s disaster resilience in the G-20’s 2nd Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group Meeting
The Mumbai Coastal Road Project will be discussed at the G-20’s 2nd Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group Meeting. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will showcase the disaster management measures implemented in the project. The Coastal Road construction is in progress, with 73.5% completion, and it aims to improve the city’s road network. The project includes a safety wall to protect against sea waves, fire protection measures, and an extended stormwater drainage network.
It will enhance connectivity, reduce travel time, and decrease carbon footprint. Environmental considerations and coral translocation have been prioritized, and precautions are being taken to minimize damage. The project will also feature a wide footpath, a sea walkway, and various amenities. A Control Command Centre will be established, connected to the BMC Disaster Control Room and Mumbai Police’s Traffic Control Room. The DRRWG meeting is part of India’s G-20 Presidency, focusing on disaster risk reduction. The meeting will involve discussions on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and emphasize shared responsibilities among stakeholders. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will participate, and delegates will visit the BMC heritage-building and Disaster Control Room.
4. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, last 9 years have turned India into a cost effective medical destination
India has become a cost-effective medical destination due to healthcare reforms and provisions implemented over the past nine years. Patients from various countries are coming to India for treatment because of its world-class medical facilities at a lower cost. The increase in lifestyle diseases and aging population poses challenges that require collaboration between medical organizations and the government. The government has prioritized healthcare through initiatives like Ayushman Bharat and the integration of traditional medicine with modern practices. The National Medicos Organisation plays a vital role in creating a competitive academic atmosphere and providing healthcare services. Collaboration with startups, data collection for Indian diseases, integrated healthcare, and telemedicine are areas where organizations like NMO can collaborate with the government.
5. 2nd G20 Culture Group (CWG) meet to start tomorrow in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
The 2nd G20 Culture Group (CWG) meeting will take place in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from 14th to 17th May. It aims to address important cultural issues and generate actionable recommendations. The meeting will build upon the momentum from the previous meeting in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The focus areas include the protection of cultural property, sustainable use of living heritage, promotion of cultural and creative industries, and leveraging digital technologies for cultural preservation. Various cultural experiences and an exhibition called ‘Sustain: The Craft Idiom’ will be organized as part of the meeting. The exhibition, highlighting the theme of harnessing living heritage for a sustainable future, will be inaugurated on 15th May by several dignitaries.
6. Second Culture Working Group Meeting at Bhubaneswar to highlight the theme ‘Culture Unites All’
The second Culture Working Group meeting in Bhubaneswar will focus on the theme “Culture Unites All.” Sudarshan Pattnaik, a renowned sand artist, will create sand art on the same theme at Puri Beach. The event aims to promote multilateralism and peaceful coexistence among diverse cultures. Culture is seen as a means to foster collaboration, inclusivity, and understanding. Pattnaik’s art represents social and environmental awareness and promotes peace and harmony. Sand art, a sustainable art form, celebrates the beauty of nature without disrupting its balance.
7. KVIC Chairman reviews activities related to ongoing Khadi and Village Industries Development Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
KVIC Chairman, Shri Manoj Kumar, reviewed the ongoing Khadi and Village Industries Development Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. He visited the North Eastern States to promote self-reliance and local industries. The Chairman distributed bee-boxes, pickle making machines, and incense stick making machines to beneficiaries. He also launched a pilot project for the footwear industry and visited industrial units in Bomdila. The Chairman emphasized the importance of local products and encouraged young entrepreneurs. He attended awareness camps and visited the Khadi Eri Silk Training cum Production Center in Tawang. The Chairman revitalized the Monpa Handmade Paper Making Unit and congratulated the artisans. KVIC aims to promote traditional industries and generate employment in rural areas.
8. Citizen-centric governance not an option, but a must for the nation’s development- Vice President
The Vice President of India emphasized the importance of citizen-centric governance and praised the country’s governance model. He released a book co-authored by 1984 batch IAS officers, highlighting the role of civil servants in implementing government policies. He urged civil servants to serve with PRIDE, emphasizing public service, rule of law, integrity, devotion to duty, and efficiency. He also acknowledged the value of retired civil servants in countering false narratives. The Vice President called for commitment to the rule of law and expressed concern about political interference in some regions. The book, ‘Reflections on India’s Public Policies,’ includes insights from IAS officers and was attended by retired and senior officers from various civil services.
9. Training of Administrative and Medical deputationists of Haj 2023 to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Minority Affairs, inaugurated training for Administrative and Medical deputationists selected to serve Hajis in Saudi Arabia for Haj 2023. The government has implemented cost-cutting measures, provided direct supply of FOREX, increased Embarkation Points, involved MoH&FW for medical screening, and made provisions for divyangs and single women. A total of 468 deputationists have been selected, including 339 medical professionals and 129 administrative personnel. State-level coordinators have been appointed, and priority is given to first-time applicants.
10. Centre for Processing Accelerated Corporate Exit (C-PACE) established for providing hassle-free filing, timely and process-bound striking off companies from MCA Register
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has established the Centre for Processing Accelerated Corporate Exit (C-PACE) to centralize the strike off process of companies. C-PACE aims to reduce stress on the Registry, provide hassle-free filing, and timely striking off of company names. It is part of the government’s efforts to improve Ease of Doing Business and ease company exits. C-PACE operates through the Registrar of Companies and is supervised by the Director General of Corporate Affairs. It was inaugurated on May 1, 2023, and is located at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. The Ministry has also amended the companies’ removal rules, effective from May 1, 2023.
11. Shri R. K. Singh exhorts industry leaders to set targets for going green; asks them to bring to government’s notice such cases where the Green Energy Open Access Rules are not being followed
Shri R. K. Singh, Union Power & NRE Minister, urges industry leaders to adopt Green Energy Open Access Rules and set green targets. He assures industry of support and asks them to report any violations of the rules. The rules aim to promote renewable energy and provide affordable and reliable green power. They also streamline the approval process and specify charges for open access. Consumers can demand green power from Discoms, and incentives are provided to encourage going green. The Ministry of Power has established the Green Open Access Registry portal for registration and information.
12. PRESIDENT OF INDIA PAYS HOMAGE TO FAKHRUDDIN ALI AHMED ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu paid homage to Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (May 13, 2023).
13. G7 Ministerial Meeting
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Global Health Architecture, highlighting the need for a stronger and more inclusive global health system. He emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts, bridging the digital divide, and promoting health equity. He also mentioned India’s focus on global health emergencies and access to medical countermeasures. The theme of India’s G20 Presidency is based on the idea of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
14. MoPSW ranked 2nd amongst the Ministries / Departments in the Survey Report on Data Governance Quality Index
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) ranked second among 66 ministries in the Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) assessment. The survey conducted by DMEO, NITI Aayog evaluates ministries’ performance in implementing Central Sector Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. MoPSW achieved a score of 4.7 out of 5, showcasing its commitment to data governance excellence. The ministry’s success was supported by the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways, and Coasts, which improved its Management Information System. Data-driven decision-making has helped MoPSW identify reforms and achieve its goals effectively. The ministry’s achievement sets a high standard for others to follow.
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