Top Evening Current Affairs 12th May 2023: Get a quick rundown of the top current affairs on the evening of May 12th, 2023. Stay informed with important news and events.
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Top Evening Current Affairs 12th May 2023
1. A new photonic memory developed with multilevel capability for optoelectronic data storage applications | 12th May 2023
A new photonic memory based on tin oxide nanorod arrays has been developed for high-density and high-efficiency computing systems. It allows both optical and electrical stimuli to modulate switching characteristics and offers multilevel cell operation. The memory shows good switching characteristics, low operating voltages, and a self-compliance effect. Multiple low and high resistance states can be achieved by adjusting the programming current and optical stimulus. The formation and dissolution of oxygen vacancies play a role in the resistance switching. The research has potential applications in artificial visual memory and optoelectronics.
2. PM congratulates all who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII examinations | 12th May 2023
PM Narendra Modi congratulates successful CBSE Class XII students, appreciates their hard work and determination, and acknowledges the role of parents and teachers. He encourages students to focus on their passions and assures them that exams don’t define their potential.
3. PM lays foundation stone and dedicates to nation projects worth around Rs 4400 crores in Gandhinagar, Gujarat | 12th May 2023
PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated projects worth Rs 4400 crores in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He inaugurated development projects worth Rs 2450 crores, including departments like Urban Development, Water Supply, Road and Transport, and Mines and Minerals. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of PMAY projects worth Rs 1950 crores and participated in the Gruh Pravesh of 19,000 houses. The PM emphasized the importance of development and equality, highlighting the benefits of PM-Awas Yojana and the government’s efforts to eradicate poverty. He praised the double engine government of Gujarat and discussed initiatives in the state. The PM stressed the significance of providing basic necessities to the poor and transforming houses into tools of empowerment. He discussed the various schemes and benefits provided under PMAY, including women empowerment and urban planning. The PM also addressed waste management, water supply, and infrastructure development in cities. The event was attended by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and other dignitaries.
4. Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar chairs the Sixth Session of the Meeting of Ministers of Health of SCO member states under the theme “SECURE SCO”
India’s Health Minister, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, chaired the sixth session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Ministers meeting. The meeting focused on global health security, surveillance systems, research and development, and medical countermeasures. India emphasized the importance of technology in healthcare delivery and the integration of traditional and modern medicine. The SCO member states discussed health priorities, including health emergencies, digital health, non-communicable diseases, and medical value travel. The meeting concluded with the adoption of a declaration to enhance healthcare cooperation among member countries.
5. Vice-President to visit Rajasthan on 14th May
Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar will visit Rajasthan on May 14, 2023. He will offer prayers at the Brahma and Shri Jat Shiva temples in Pushkar. He will also visit Kharnal, the birthplace of social reformer Veer Tejaji. In Merta City, Nagaur, he will unveil the statue of former Union Minister Nathuram Mirdha, a renowned freedom fighter and leader. Mirdha served as a Member of Lok Sabha, Union Minister, and Cabinet Minister in the Rajasthan Government.
6. PM participates in Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sangh Adhiveshan in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
PM Narendra Modi participated in a teachers’ conference in Gujarat. He emphasized the importance of teachers and their role in transforming education. He shared his experiences and highlighted the challenges of the 21st-century education system. He praised the contribution of Indian teachers and the new National Education Policy. The Prime Minister discussed the emphasis on education in regional languages and the need to improve the lives of teachers. He called for creating an attractive environment for teaching and strengthening the bond between teachers and students. The Prime Minister also addressed issues like school meals and hygiene habits. He concluded by urging teachers to bring about positive changes in students’ lives.
7. Coal Ministry Invites Proposals for Research & Development in Coal Sector
The Ministry of Coal is seeking research proposals from academic institutions and research organizations. They are interested in various areas such as advanced mining technology, safety improvement, waste utilization, clean coal technologies, and more. Guidelines and submission details can be found on their website, with the deadline for proposals being July 15, 2023. For further information, contact the Ministry of Coal via email.
8. Centre issues order against top 5 e-commerce platforms for selling seat belt alarm stopper clips
The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has ordered the top five e-commerce platforms (Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues, and Meesho) to stop selling car seat belt alarm stopper clips due to violations of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. These clips compromise the safety of car passengers by disabling the seat belt alarm beep. The CCPA found that these clips were being sold on various e-commerce platforms and posed a risk to consumers’ lives. The use of these clips can also hinder insurance claims and the proper functioning of airbags. As a result, the CCPA directed the platforms to permanently remove these clips and associated motor vehicle components. Approximately 13,118 listings of these clips have been delisted in compliance with the CCPA’s directions. The action was taken in response to the high number of road accidents and casualties caused by not wearing seat belts. The CCPA has also reached out to Chief Secretaries and District Collectors, urging them to take appropriate legal action against the manufacturing and sale of these clips to protect consumers’ lives. An advisory has been issued to various stakeholders, including government authorities, e-commerce entities, and consumer organizations, to refrain from manufacturing, selling, or listing car seat belt alarm stopper clips.
9. Union Minister Launches ‘Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi’ Program for Holistic Early Childhood Development
Union WCD Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched “Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi” program for early childhood care and education under Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0. The program focuses on holistic development of children under 6 years, with an emphasis on key development domains identified under NEP. Anganwadi workers measured the height and weight of 7 crore children and uploaded the information on Poshan Tracker ICT platform. The program includes ECCE training and teaching materials for over 1.3 million Anganwadi workers. The event showcased best practices from different states and featured a demonstration by Anganwadi workers on new methodologies.
10. INDIAN NAVAL SHIPS VISIT SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA
Indian Naval ships Delhi and Satpura, part of the Indian Navy’s deployment to ASEAN countries, are making a port call in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The visit aims to strengthen maritime cooperation and enhance mutual understanding through professional interactions and sports exchanges. The ships showcase India’s advanced ship design and building capabilities.
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