Friday, March 17, 2023

DAILY GK 23-25 FEB

 DAILY GK 23-25 FEB

1.        ‘JAADUI PITARA’: LEARNING-TEACHING MATERIAL FOR FOUNDATIONAL YEARS

·         Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched “Jaadui Pitara,” a play-based learning and teaching material for the foundational stage children in the age group of 3 to 8 years as envisioned by the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).

·         “Jaadui Pitara” (magic collection) was created in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and is available in 13 Indian languages.

·         The NEP 2020 envisions a 5+3+3+4 curriculum pedagogical structure.

·         The NCF will have four stagesfoundation or early childhood care, and education for preparatory,middle and secondary levels.

 

2.       FIRST GREEN BONDS listed on NSE

·         The Indore Municipal Corporation’s (IMC) Green Bonds have been listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), marking the first-ever green bond issue by a municipal corporation in India.

·         The Green bonds are debt securities designated to finance environment-friendly projects.

·         National Stock Exchange (NSE):Headquartered– Mumbai, Maharashtra

·         Establishment– 1992 (commenced operations as a stock exchange- 1994)

 

3.       DPIFF AWARDS 2023

·         India’s only independent international film festival, Dadahaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) 2023, held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

·         Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt received awards in the Best Actor and Best Actress category for their performances in movies ‘Brahmastra: Part 1‘ and ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi.

·         Filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s Telugu Movie, ‘RRR’ received the Film of the year award and Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s Hindi Movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ won the Best Film award.

 

4.       13TH SANSAD RATNA AWARDS

·         The Jury Committee chaired by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs nominated 13 members of Parliament (MP) : 5 from Rajya Sabha and 8 from Lok Sabha for the 13th Sansad Ratna Awards (2023).

·         T K Rangarajan, Former Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha for two terms  and a Senior Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI-M) Leader has been nominated for the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

5.       ASSOCHAM NEW VICE-PRESIDENT

·         Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), a non-governmental trade association, announced the appointment of Sanjay Nayar, a global financial markets expert, as its new Vice-President.

·         Sanjay Nayar is a prominent finance professional in the banking landscape in India and private equity sectors with almost 40 years of experience in both the domestic and international financial markets.

 

6.       BOOK “MODI: SHAPING A GLOBAL ORDER IN FLUX”

·         The book was edited by Sujan Chinoy, Vijay Chauthaiwale, and Uttam Kumar Sinha; and the foreword was written by Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India.

 

7.       WORLD THINKING DAY 2023 – FEBRUARY 22

·         World Thinking Day (WTD) is annually observed across the globe on February 22 by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in the 152 member organisations across the world.

·         The day is annually observed and organised by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

·         The theme “Our World, Our Peaceful Future: The environment, peace, and security”.

 

8.       UK OVERTAKES INDIA AS WORLD’S 6TH-BIGGEST STOCK MARKET

·         As per the data of Bloomberg, the United Kingdom (UK) became the world’s 6th-largest equity market surpassing India for the first time in almost 9 months (Since May 2022).

·         India’s stock market remains behind the UK due to a weaker rupee and falling share prices of companies in the Adani Group amid allegations of stock manipulation and accounting fraud by US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research.

 

9.       NEW DRUG CONTROLLER GENERAL OF INDIA

·         Dr Rajeev Raghuvanshi is appointed as new Drug Controller General of India(DCGI), head of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

·         The appointment is made at “Level 14 of the Pay Matrix”, on a “short-term contract basis”.

 

10.    18TH UIC WORLD SECURITY CONGRESS

·         The 18th UIC World Security Congress, a 3-day Conference, was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan

·         It was jointly organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC – Union International Des Chemins) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF), India.

·         The theme of Congress is “Railway Security Strategy: Responses and Vision for Future”.

·         The 18th UIC World Security Congress concluded with the adoption of the Jaipur Declaration for rail safety and security by the attendees.

 

11.    NEW EXTERNAL AUDITOR OF ILO

·         Girish Chandra Murmu (G.C. Murmu), Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) of India, has been selected as External Auditor of the International LabourOrganisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, for a 4-year term (2024-2027).

·         ILO Director-General- Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo,Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland

·         Establishment- 1919,Members- 187 Member States

 

12.    I2U2 BUSINESS FORUM’S INAUGURAL MEETING HOSTED BY UAE

·         The inaugural I2U2 (a grouping of Israel, India, the UAE (United Arab Emirates), and the United States) Business Forum was hosted by the UAE in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

·         I2U2 Business Forum discussed building integrated agricultural facilities across India.

·          As a part of the forum’s initiative, the UAE is committed to a $2-billion investment for integrated agricultural facilities across India and the development of a 300-MW wind and solar power plant in Gujarat.

·         At the forum, India was represented by Dammu Ravi, secretary (economic relations) of the external affairs ministry.

·         On the sidelines of the I2U2 Business Forum, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, India became the latest member of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C), which was launched by the UAE and the US at COP26 in November 2021.

 

13.    24TH EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

·         Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of Mumbai (Maharashtra)-based JSW Group, has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 India at the 24th EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Awards ceremony held in New Delhi, Delhi.

·         K P Singh, Chairman Emeritus, DLF Group was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work in architecting the real-estate landscape of India.

 

14.    CENTRAL EXCISE DAY 2023 – FEBRUARY 24

·         The Central Excise Day is annually observed across India on 24th February to recognise and acknowledge the efforts and contributions of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) towards the development of India.

·         CBIC Chairman– VivekJohri,Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi

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