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By admin: March 29, 2023

1. Indian hockey player Salima Tete has been appointed as the Athlete Ambassador of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF)

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Indian women's hockey team midfielder Salima Tete has been appointed as the Athlete Ambassador from India by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) for two years.

An Overview of the News

  • It was announced during the AHF Congress held in Mungyeong, South Korea on March 23, 2023.

  • AHF athlete ambassadors are Lee Jong Joon (South Korea), Abdul Hannan Shahid (Pakistan) and Asai Yu (Japan).

  • Salima Tete, as an AHF Athlete Ambassador, will play a key role in the international representation and development of athletes.

  • She will also work towards promoting awareness of the rights and welfare of athletes in the region.

  • Salima Tete received the AHF Emerging Player of the Year (Women) award on March 24, 2023 for her outstanding performance in 2022.

About Asian Hockey Federation (AHF)

  • It is the governing body for field hockey and is responsible for organising international field hockey events in the region.

  • It is a member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and works closely with the FIH to promote the sport of field hockey around the world.

  • The AHF is responsible for organising several field hockey tournaments in Asia, including the Asia Cup, the Asian Games and the Asian Champions Trophy.

  • The AHF is committed to promoting gender equality in the sport of field hockey and has established a women's committee to oversee the development of women's hockey in Asia.

President - Dato' Fumio Ogura

Formation - 1958

Established - Tokyo, Japan

Headquarters - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Patron - Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah

By admin: March 29, 2023

2. Dilma Rousseff appointed as new President of BRICS New Development Bank

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Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been elected as the new President of the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank.

An Overview of the News

  • She replaced Marcus Troyjo as the President of NDB.

  • Rousseff is an economist who served as the President of Brazil for two consecutive terms from January 2011 to August 2016.

  • During her presidency, Rousseff prioritised social policies, including poverty reduction and increased access to education and healthcare.

  • The NDB has so far approved $23 billion in loans for projects including renewable energy and transportation infrastructure in its member countries.

About New Development Bank (NDB)

  • It is a multilateral development bank established in 2014 by the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

  • It was created with the aim of mobilising resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging economies.

  • It is headquartered in Shanghai, China and has regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Its authorised capital is $100 billion, with each founding member contributing $10 billion.

  • Its main focus is on financing infrastructure projects including energy, transport and water supply.

  • It operates on the principle of "co-ownership, governance and shared benefit", which means that member states have equal representation and decision-making power.

  • It is seen as an alternative to established financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which are dominated by Western countries.

By admin: March 28, 2023

3. Indian-origin Sikh woman becomes Connecticut's first Asian assistant police chief

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Indian-origin Sikh woman Lieutenant Manmeet Kolan has become the assistant police chief in the US state of Connecticut.

An Overview of the News

  • She is the department's first second-in-command of Asian descent.

  • The Board of Police Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Col.

About Connecticut

  • Connecticut is a state in the United States of America, located in southern New England.

  • The state has a diverse mix of small towns along with coastal cities and rural areas.

  • Mystic is a popular tourist destination in Connecticut, known for its seaport museum filled with centuries-old shipwrecks and the beluga whale exhibits at the Mystic Aquarium.

Capital - Hartford

Attorney General - William Tong (Democratic Party)

Governor - Ned Lamont (Democratic Party)

Senators -Chris Murphy (Democratic Party), Richard Blumenthal (Democratic Party)

By admin: March 28, 2023

4. ‘Ironman’ Krishna Prakash becomes first person to swim from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves

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‘Ironman’ and IPS officer Krishna Prakash achieved another milestone, by becoming the first person to swim from the Gateway of India (located at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai) to the famed Elephanta Caves (located at the Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour).

An overview of the news

  • This task was completed by Krishna Prakash, posted as Inspector General of Police in the VIP Security Department in Mumbai, as an adventurous sea swimming expedition on 27 March.

  • He covered 16.20 kilometers within five hours, and 26 minutes.

  • The expedition was dedicated to the “Drowning Prevention Awareness” campaign.

  • He had earlier completed the gruelling Ironman and Ultraman triathlon competitions.

Gateway of India

  • It is a monument in Mumbai which was completed in 1924.

  • It is located on the port side of the Arabian Sea in the Apollo Bunder area of South Mumbai.

  • It marks the major ports of India and is a major tourist attraction for first time visitors to India.

  • It was designed in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.

About Elephanta Caves

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the time of medieval India.

  • The caves are located on the Elephanta or Gharapuri island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from Mumbai city.

By admin: March 28, 2023

5. MT Vasudevan Nair honoured with Kerala's highest civilian honour

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M T Vasudevan Nair was awarded the "Kerala Jyoti", the highest civilian honour in Kerala.

An Overview of the News

  • Actor Mammootty, former civil service officer T Madhava Menon, and writer Omcheri NN Pillai shared the second highest award "Kerala Prabha".

  • The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan presented the inaugural edition of the "Kerala Puraskarangal" awards.

About Kerala Puraskarangal Award

  • The Kerala Puraskarangal is a civilian award second only to the prestigious Padma Awards conferred by the Government of India.

  • The award is given to individuals who have made exceptional contributions in various fields such as literature, art, culture, science, social work and sports.

  • There are three categories of the award: Kerala Jyothi, Kerala Prabha and Kerala Shree, with Kerala Jyothi being the highest honour.

  • The objective of these awards is to recognize the contribution of outstanding individuals from Kerala and to inspire others to strive for excellence in their respective fields.

About Kerala

  • Kerala, also known as "God's Own Country", is a state located in the South-Western region of India.

  • It is known for its lush tropical landscape, palm-lined beaches, serene backwaters and rich cultural heritage.

  • It is bounded by the states of Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Arabian Sea to the west.

Official language - Malayalam

Capital – Thiruvananthapuram

By admin: March 28, 2023

6. NDTV appoints former SEBI Chairman UK Sinha and business leader Dipali Goenka as Independent Directors

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U K Sinha and Dipali Goenka have been appointed Independent Directors of NDTV for a period of two years effective from March 27, 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The appointment is based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and subject to the approval of shareholders and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • U K Sinha has also been designated as Non-Executive Chairperson of NDTV.

About U K Sinha 

  • UK Sinha, a former bureaucrat, served as the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) between 2011 and 2017.

  • Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director at UTI Asset Management Company Private Limited for six years.

  • He has also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.

About Dipali Goenka

  • Deepali Goenka is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Welspun India Limited.

  • She is an accomplished global business leader known for her dynamism, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to protecting the environment.

  • She has been recognized by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in Asia and India.

  • She was the co-chair at the India Economic Summit, 2017 organized by the World Economic Forum.

  • She was the chairperson of the Assocham Women's Council and is currently on the board of the World Economic Forum's Consumption Forum.

By admin: March 27, 2023

7. PM Modi expressed grief over the demise of actor and former MP Innocent Vareed Thekkethala

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of Innocent Vareed Thekkethala,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, a renowned actor and former parliamentarian, on March 26, 2023 at the age of 75.

An Overview of the News

  • Thekkethala, also known as Innocent, was a noted Indian actor, film producer, writer and politician.
  • He was primarily recognized for his comedic roles in Malayalam cinema, but also acted in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English films, appearing in over 700 films throughout his career.
  • He has won several awards, including the Kerala State Film Award and the Kerala Film Critics Award, and is regarded as one of the finest comedians in Malayalam cinema.
  • Innocent began his political career in 1979 as a Municipal Councilor of Irinjalakuda Municipality and later served as a Member of Parliament representing the Chalakudy constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha of India.
  • He was the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), a guild of Malayalam artistes, from 2003 to 2018.
  • Innocent wrote seven books, including Najan Innocent, Irinjalakudakku Chuttam, Mazha Kannadi, Chirrikku Pinil, and Kalante Delhi Yatra Anthikkad Vazhi. His book Irinjalakudakku Chuttam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for humour in 2020.

By admin: March 25, 2023

8. Gordon Moore passed away at the age of 94

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Gordon Moore passed away at the age of 94

Intel co-founder and pioneer in the microprocessor industry, Gordon Moore, has died at the age of 94 in Hawaii.

An Overview of the News

  • Gordon Moore was an American engineer and entrepreneur.

  • He co-founded Intel Corporation, one of the world's largest semiconductor chip makers.

  • Moore's Law, named after him, states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles approximately every two years, while the cost of the chips remains the same.

  • Moore has made significant contributions to the development of many important technologies, including the integrated circuit and the semiconductor industry.

  • He has received numerous awards and honours for his work, including the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

About Intel Corporation

  • It is a multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States.

  • This company was established in 1968 and is known for developing and manufacturing computer processors, motherboard chipsets and other hardware components for personal computers and data centres.

  • Intel is one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and has a significant market share in the computer processor industry.

  • Intel has made significant contributions to the technology industry, including the development of the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, in 1971.

By admin: March 23, 2023

9. Manmeet K. Nanda appointed new managing director & CEO of Invest India

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Theboard of Invest India has appointed Manmeet K Nanda as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the investment promotion and facilitation body under the Ministry of Commerce.

An overview of the news

  • Nanda replaces Deepak Bagla, who resigned from the post last week.

  • According to the commerce ministry, the board in its meeting approved the appointment of Nanda, a 2000 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, as the new MD and CEO.

About Invest India

  • It was established in 2009.

  • It is a non-profit enterprise under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  • It is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency.

  • Invest India focuses on developing new partnerships to enablesustainable investments in India.

  • Invest India also partners with investment promotion agencies and multilateral organizations.

By admin: March 23, 2023

10. Gujarat court sentences Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail

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A court in Surat in Gujarat has convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed in 2019 over his remarks on Modi's surname.

An overview of the news

  • The court also sentenced him to two years in jail.

  • The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Verma convicted Rahul Gandhi under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.

  • The court granted bail to Rahul Gandhi and stayed the sentence for 30 days so that he can appeal in a higher court during this period.

  • After this decision, Rahul Gandhi's membership of Parliament can also go from Wayanad parliamentary constituency.

  • Before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi made an objectionable comment on the Modi surname while addressing a public meeting in Kollar, Karnataka.

What will be the effect of this decision?

  • The disqualification of an MP convicted of an offense can be in two cases.

  • If the offense for which he is convicted is listed in section 8(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. This includes offenses such as section 153A (offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) or section 171E (offence of bribery). Are.

  • Section 171F (offence of undue influence or impersonation at election) and certain others.

  • Second, Section 8(3) of the RPA states that an MP can be disqualified if convicted and sentenced to a minimum of 2 years' imprisonment.

  • However, the section also states that disqualification takes effect only "after the lapse of three months" from the date of conviction.

  • Within that period, Gandhi can file an appeal against the conviction before the High Court.