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Daily Current Affairs 13 May 2023

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National News

India’s first free reading lounge at the airport launched in Varanasi

India’s first free reading lounge

National Book Trust of India launched India’s first Free Reading Lounge at Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. the Lounge was inaugurated by Adviser to UP Chief Minister Awanish K Awasthi who said that passengers from outside the Varanasi airport can now read the books in it for free.

An MoU between ICMR and the Ministry of AYUSH for joint development of the integrated medicine sector

 Ministry of AYUSH signed an MoU with ICMR

The Ministry of AYUSH signed an MoU with ICMR to promote integrated medicine and speed up collaboration and cooperation in health research, aimed at encouraging the integration of traditional knowledge with modern research and development of Ayurveda based on scientific evidence.

Open Challenge Program (OCP) 2.0

Open Challenge Program (OCP) 2.0

Atul Bhatt, Chairman and Managing Director of the program held by RINL (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited), launched the “Open Challenge Program (OCP) 2.0” online. RINL is a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the ownership of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India at Visakhapatnam.

  • This launched program is the 2nd in the series of OCP programs launched by “Kalpadaru-CoE” (Centre of Entrepreneurship) and this “Open Challenge program” is for choosing startups in the technology sector under the category “Industry 4.0”

International News

Bangladesh to host the “Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)”

Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)

The 6th Indian Ocean Conference will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from May 12 to 13 and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference. it aims to discuss important aspects of enhancing cooperation and strengthening relations between the countries of the Indian Ocean region.

State News

Tamil Nadu introduced a natural fertilizer named “Chelippu”


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin introduced a new type of natural fertilizer made from wet waste named “Chelippu” to “Provide Quality natural Fertilizer to Consumers”. The natural fertilizer named “Chelippu” is made with leaf, ash nutrients and some natural ingredients to improve soil quality

“Sea Harrier Museum” inaugurated by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

CM Jagan

On 11th May 2023, Andhra Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the museum called “Sea Harrier Museum”. it has been Built by the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Area Development Authority (VMRDA) on RK Beach Road at a cost of Rs.10 crore. The new museum established a Harrier plane flown here from Goa to Visakhapatnam by the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Area Development Authority (VMRDA) following its crash in 2016.

Hyderabad Airport as the “World’s Most Punctual Airport”

World’s Most Punctual Airport

GMR Hyderabad International Airport becomes the world’s most “on-time airport” with an on-time performance of 90.43 per cent, As per recently released data by aviation analytics and research firm Sirium. Apart from this, Hyderabad Airport was ranked first under both the ‘Global Airports’ and ‘Major Airports’ categories.

Assam launched “Ayushman Asom – Mukhya Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana”

Armed Forces Special Powers Act

The Government of Assam has launched a scheme called “Ayushman Asom – Mukhya Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana”, which is a health assurance scheme aimed at “promoting accessible and affordable healthcare”. Under the scheme, families in Assam will have access to cashless medical treatment up to Rs.5 lakh per year. It will break down financial barriers and ensure that quality healthcare services are available to all residents, irrespective of their economic standing.

Appointment News

Rajiv Dhar elected as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NIIFL

Rajiv Dhar

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) has designated “Rajeev Dhar” as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NIIFL on an interim basis from May 11th, 2023.

Important Day

National Odometer Day 2023

Odometer Day

National Odometer Day is celebrated every year on May 12 to commemorate the “Invention of the Odometer” by Thomas Savery. This odometer was originally invented by Thomas Savery and perfected by Benjamin Franklin.

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