Current Affairs May 2023 Notes

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World No Tobacco Day 2023 observed on 31st May

World No Tobacco Day is an annual event held on May 31, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote awareness about the detrimental consequences of tobacco usage and advocate for policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption.
The primary goal of this initiative is to educate the public about the health hazards associated with tobacco use, encompassing both smoking and smokeless tobacco products.

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Leadership Development Programme in Science and Technology: Nurturing Next Gen Scientific Leaders

In order to achieve Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for scientific and technological progress in India by 2047, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) have collaborated to introduce the ‘NCGG – INSA Leadership Programme in Science & Technology (LEADS).

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India to Host 14th Clean Energy Ministerial and 8th Mission Innovation Meeting alongside G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial in Goa

India is set to host the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-14) and 8th Mission Innovation (MI-8) meeting in Goa from July 19th to 22nd, 2023. The event will take place on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting.
With the theme “Advancing Clean Energy Together,” this year’s CEM and MI meetings will bring together global stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, private sector entities, academia, innovators, civil society, and policymakers.
The four-day program will feature high-level ministerial dialogues, global initiative launches, award announcements, minister-CEO roundtables, and a diverse range of side events related to clean energy transition.

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India clinches title of CAVA Women’s Challenge Cup 2023

India has won the title of NSC-CAVA Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup held in Kathmandu. India won the title by defeating Kazakhstan in the final at the National Sports Council’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu. India defeated Kazakhstan in a shared set of 3-0.
India won the first set 25-15, the second set 25-22, and the third set 25-18. Along with this, India finished the competition by remaining undefeated.

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Urban Unemployment in India Declines to 6.8% in January to March 2023 quarter

The urban unemployment rate in India has continued its downward trajectory, reaching 6.8% in the January to March 2023 quarter. This marks the seventh consecutive quarter of decline and indicates a positive trend in the urban labor market’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest data from the periodic labor force survey reveals encouraging signs of economic revival, with the lowest quarterly unemployment rate recorded since the inception of the survey. As India prepares for upcoming state elections, job creation remains a critical issue on the agenda.

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Rise in Fake Rs 500 Notes Detected in India, RBI Annual Report Reveals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) annual report for the fiscal year 2022-23 has shed light on the increasing number of counterfeit banknotes in circulation in India.
The report highlights a significant rise in the detection of fake Rs 500 notes compared to the previous year.
Additionally, it provides insights into the dominance of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 banknotes in terms of value, as well as the prevalence of fake notes in other denominations. The report also addresses the decision to withdraw Rs 2,000 banknotes from circulation. Let’s delve into the details.

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RBI Annual Report 2022-23: General Government Deficit and Debt Moderate to 9.4% and 86.5% of GDP, Respectively 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released its annual report for the fiscal year 2022-23, highlighting significant improvements in the general government deficit and debt.
The report notes that the general government deficit moderated to 9.4% of GDP, while the government debt stood at 86.5% of GDP. These figures represent a decline from the peak levels of 13.1% and 89.4% recorded in 2020-21, respectively.

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Praveen Kumar Srivastava Sworn In as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Praveen Kumar Srivastava, a retired 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has been officially sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner. The ceremony took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Srivastava.

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Angshumali Rastogi India’s representative to global civil aviation org

Senior bureaucrat Angshumali Rastogi was appointed India’s representative to the council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, according to a Personnel Ministry order.
Rastogi, a 1995 batch officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), has been appointed in place of Shefali Juneja for three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 12 appointments for filling up various foreign posts, the order said.

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Sachin Tendulkar now ‘smile ambassador’ for Maharashtra govt

The Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government named cricket great Sachin Tendulkar as Maharashtra’s ‘Smile Ambassador’ under the state’s ‘Swachh Mukh Abhiyan’ to spread awareness about oral health and hygiene across the state.

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