By admin: Oct. 4, 2023

Team Europe wins the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome

Tags: Sports

The European men's golf team defeated their American opponents to win the 2023 Ryder Cup.

An Overview of the News

  • The 44th Ryder Cup took place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia, Rome, Italy.

  • The European team was led by English golfer Luke Campbell Donald, and the American team was led by Zachary Johnson.

  • The victory marked the 14th Ryder Cup title for the European team, while the United States team has won 27 Ryder Cup titles.

  • The 2025 Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held in New York, United States.

About Ryder Cup

  • The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between Europe and the United States.

  • It features the 24 best players from Europe and the United States competing for the Ryder Cup trophy.

  • The tournament is named after English businessman Samuel Ryder, who donated the trophy.

  • The Ryder Cup began in 1927 and was initially hosted by the United States.

Jaipur hosts a two-day regional conference on good governance

Tags: State News

A two-day regional conference on “Good Governance” began in Jaipur on October 4, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The conference also saw the presentation of 2022 award winners under the Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration.

  • The program was presided over by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh.

  • The conference featured 13 award winners from various categories, including the PM Award and National e-Governance Award winners from Rajasthan.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • The conference included plenary sessions on "Administrative Reforms and Effective Redressal of Public Grievances" and "Technology in Governance".

  • These sessions will feature presentations, short films and discussions on the journey of the Prime Minister's Awards Scheme and the role of technology in governance.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • The primary objective of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and innovative ideas in public administration both at the national and state levels.

  • It aims to promote good governance, e-governance, and digital governance by bringing together representatives from all the states and union territories of India to share their initiatives and practices.

About Rajasthan

  • It is a state in northern India and is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest state by population.

  • It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast; Madhya Pradesh in the southeast; and Gujarat in the southwest.

  • Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

Formation - 30 March 1949

Capital - Jaipur

Districts - 33 (7 divisions)

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot (INC)

Assembly - Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (200 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

Lok Sabha - 25 seats

India-Bangladesh SAMPRITI-XI: Joint Military Exercise Begins

Tags: Defence International News

India and Bangladesh began the 11th edition of their annual joint military exercise, SAMPRITI, in Umroi, Meghalaya on October 3, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • SAMPRITI is organized by both countries on a rotation basis and is a symbol of their strong bilateral defense cooperation.

  • Around 350 troops from India and Bangladesh will participate in SAMPRITI-XI and the exercise is scheduled to last for 14 days.

  • SAMPRITI-XI consists of a Command Post Exercise (CPX) and a Field Training Exercise (FTX).

  • The CPX consists of 20 officials from each team and focuses on making decisions after thorough deliberations.

  • FTX validates ground-level operations and includes joint tactical exercises for counter-terrorism operations, such as hostage rescue and crowd control measures.

Verification Exercises and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' Tools:

  • A validation exercise will be conducted at Darrang Field Firing Range in Assam on October 14 and 15, 2023.

  • During this exercise, participants will see the capabilities of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' equipment highlighting indigenous manufacturing.

Strengthening Bilateral Relations:

  • SAMPRITI-XI aims to enhance defense cooperation between India and Bangladesh.

  • It promotes deeper bilateral relations, cultural understanding and mutual benefit through shared experiences in sub-traditional operations.

  • The exercise emphasizes on improving interoperability, sharing tactical expertise and promoting best practices between the two armies.

About Bangladesh

  • It is located in South Asia and is bordered by India to the north, east and west and Myanmar to the southeast.

  • The country is home to several major rivers, including the Padma (Ganga), Meghna and Jamuna, which flow through the country and create fertile plains important for agriculture.

Capital - Dhaka

Currency - Bangladeshi Taka

Official Languages - Bengali, English

Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina

RBI appointed Munish Kapoor as Executive Director

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has officially named Munish Kapoor as Executive Director, with his new role starting from October 3, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Before his promotion as Executive Director, Munish Kapoor served as Advisor in Charge within the Monetary Policy Department.

  • He also held the position of Secretary of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), where he played a key role in influencing the monetary policies of the country.

New Role and Expertise:

  • As Executive Director, Munish Kapoor will now be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Department of Economic and Policy Research.

  • The department plays an important role in shaping economic policies and conducting research critical to the decision-making processes of the RBI.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Established - 1 April 1935, Kolkata

  • Founder - British Raj

  • Governor - Shaktikanta Das

World Nature Day - 3 October

Tags: Important Days

World Nature Day is celebrated every year on 3 October.

An Overview of the News

  • World Nature Day was established by the World Nature Organization (WNO) on 3 October 2010.

  • The 2023 theme of World Nature Day is 'Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet'.

Importance of World Nature Day

  • It aims to combat ignorance of climate change and emphasize its urgency.

  • Encourages recycling, reducing plastic use and adopting a sustainable lifestyle.

  • Inspires responsibility towards the environment and collective action to protect it.

Celebration of World Nature Day 2023

  • Tree planting: Communities plant trees to contribute to reforestation efforts.

  • Awareness campaigns: Organizations organize seminars and workshops to educate people about climate change.

  • Rallies and demonstrations: Peaceful rallies take place around the world to draw attention to environmental concerns.

  • Social media engagement: The use of hashtags such as #WorldNatureDay allows participation to be shared globally.

Key facts about World Nature Day 2023

  • Carbon dioxide levels: Atmospheric CO2 concentration is 408 ppm, the highest in 3 million years.

  • Temperatures recorded: 2016 was the hottest year, with the average temperature 1.78°F above mid-20th century levels.

  • Role of deforestation: Human-induced deforestation contributes 11% of global carbon emissions.

  • Amazon Rainforest: Stores 50% of the region's carbon, highlighting its importance for conservation.

  • Climate Vulnerability: About 11% of the world's population (800 million people) is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

  • Coastal Ecosystems: Coastal ecosystems store ten times more carbon than tropical forests.

  • Impact of Deforestation: Approximately 1 million hectares of forests have been lost due to deforestation, causing habitat loss and carbon emissions.

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