Daily Current Affairs 14th April 2023
City Union Bank has introduced ‘Voice Biometric’ facility for mobile banking service.
- Kamakodi, Managing Director and CEO of City Union Bank has introduced the facility of using voice biometrics for mobile banking service.
- The facility was developed by a start-up company called Keison Secure Voice Pvt. With this, City Union Bank customers will be protected from fraudsters and rural customers will also be able to do their banking easily.
Union Minister Parshotham Rupala launched the APPI and World Bank funded AHSSOH project.
- Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshotham Rubala launched the ‘Animal Health System Support for One Health (AHSSOH)’ program under the ‘Animal Health System Support for One Health (AHSSOH)’ funded by the ‘Animal Epidemic Preparedness Initiative (APPI)’.
- The project also aims to develop 75 district and regional laboratories, develop three hundred veterinary hospitals and dispensaries, train nine thousand sub-veterinarians and diagnosticians and five thousand 500 veterinary specialists.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization Small Grain Food Festival-2023
- The Ministry of Tourism will organize the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Small Grain Food Festival from April 13 to 19, 2023 at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
- This food festival is organized to create awareness about increasing the consumption of micro-grain foods
‘Digital House’ project in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
- Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Speaker Appavu has announced a new project called Digital House from April-12 in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
- According to this scheme, an e-book application is placed on the laptop computer on the member’s desk.Through this, the members who ask questions and the photos of the members who answer can now be viewed electronically.
The Delhi government will come up with a 16-point action plan to curb pollution.
- Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Roy has announced that the government will come up with a 16-point ‘Summer Action Plan’ to tackle the pollution problem in the national capital.
- A department will be designated as a nodal agency to work at each focal point. The scheme also covers dust pollution, industrial pollution and solid waste management.
‘A-HELP’ scheme has been launched in Uttarakhand
- Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Pushkar Singh Thami launched the ‘A-HELP’ (Accredited Agency for Health and Animal Production Extension) program in Uttarakhand.
- This scheme helps in preventing various infectious diseases and artificial insemination of animals.
National award winning actress Uttara Baokar passed away
- Film and television actress Uttara Baokar passed away in Pune on April 11, 2023. Baokar was suffering from ill health since last year, passed away in hospital.
- Baokar studied acting at the National School of Drama, played various roles in plays like ‘Padmavati’ in ‘Mukihamandri’, ‘Mena’ in ‘Mena Gurjari’ and ‘Desdemona’ in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.
World Chagas Diseases Day
- World Chagas Disease Day is observed on April 14 to raise awareness about Chagas disease. It was first celebrated on April 14, 2020
- This year’s theme for World Chagas Disease Day is: Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care