Daily Current Affairs 14th May 2023
MoPSW ranks 2nd among Ministries and Departments in “Data Governance Quality Index report”
- The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has been ranked the second most influential among 66 ministries by scoring 4.7 out of 5 in the Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) assessment for Q3 2022-2023. (This assessment is conducted by NITI Aayog, including Central Sector Schemes (CS))
- It is notable that among the 66 ministries, the “Ministry of Food Research and Industry” of the Government of India has occupied the first position.
- The assessment covers six key themes: data generation, data quality, use of technology, data analysis, dissemination of use, data security, human resource capacity and case studies.
The second Cultural Task Force meeting will begin tomorrow in Bhubaneswar
- The Cultural Working Group (CWG) under India’s G20 Presidency is holding a meeting to highlight that ‘Culture unites all’ in terms of “promoting peaceful coexistence among diverse cultures and communities”.
- The gathering aims to foster the ability of culture, in all its manifestations, to transcend borders, foster connections and promote genuine dialogue and understanding among individuals, communities and nations.
California became the first state to enact a law prohibiting caste discrimination
- The California Senate passed a bill to “prohibit racial discrimination” and became the first state to enact such a law.
- The state Senate passed a bill to update California’s civil rights law to include protections against discrimination based on a person’s caste.
A “millet festival” has been organized to create awareness about millet in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- In Uttarakhand, a four-day “millet festival” is being celebrated in Dehradun, Uttarakhand from May 13 to 16 to create public awareness about the health benefits of the grain and the potential of growing this type of crop in the state.
- It is announced that the festival will attract more people to double millet production by 2025 and the government aims to strengthen the economy of farmers by producing more millet grains.
“Department of Transport signs a MOU with University of Chicago to reduce vehicular pollution in Delhi.
- The Delhi government’s transport department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Chicago Foundation to facilitate an “evidence-based approach” to reducing vehicular pollution in Delhi.
- The MoU will enable Delhi government officials to work closely with University of Chicago researchers to facilitate knowledge exchange and policy evaluation, the Delhi government announced.
Congress takes over the government in Karnataka
- The counting of votes for the Karnataka state assembly elections held on May 10 was held on May 13. In this, the Congress has taken power in the state by defeating the ruling BJP.
- Congress has won 136 seats more than the required number of seats. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 64 seats. Secular Janata Dal is leading in 20 constituencies and other candidates in 4 constituencies.
Assembly by-election results of Punjab and Meghalaya
- By-elections were held in Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has won its vote count.
- Counting of votes for the by-election in Sohiong constituency in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district saw United Democratic Party candidate Sinshar Kubar Roy Thapa defeat the NPP candidate by a margin of 3,400 votes.
Twitter Appoints Linda Yaccarino as New CEO
- Twitter owner Elon Musk has named former NBC Universal head of ad sales “Linda Yaccarino” as the company’s new CEO.
- Linda will focus primarily on Twitter’s business operations and adding that she will focus on product design and new technology to help with development by the announcement of twitter.
Geeta Rao Gupta, of Indian origin, has been appointed as the US State Department’s Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues.
- Indian-origin Geeta Rao Gupta has been confirmed by the US Senate as the US State Department’s Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. Geeta rao Gupta was confirmed in the US Senate by a vote of 51 to 47.
- My aim is to look forward to efforts to advance the rights of women and girls through US foreign policy,” by the Geeta Rao statement.
4,000-year-old temple discovered in Peru
- Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old temple at the “Miraflores archaeological site” in western Peru.
- Researchers have reported that the temple is located in the lower valley of the “Chancay River in Peru” and the temple is “U-shaped”.
Science and Technology
A “new photonic memory” has been developed by the Center for Nano and Soft Matter Science.
- Researchers at the Center for Nano and Soft Matter Science (CeNS) in Bangalore recently developed a photonic memory based on “tin oxide tilted nanorod arrays”.
- According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the system can be used to modify the properties of optical and electrical impulses and develop high-density, high-performance computing systems.
RBI has launched ‘100 Days 100 Pays’ campaign to identify and resolve unclaimed cash deposits.
- RBI has announced ‘100 Days Pay 100’ campaign from June 1, 2023 to withdraw “unclaimed deposits” from all banks across India.
- This move will be aimed at banks identifying the top 100 unclaimed deposits in each district and settling them and returning such deposits to their rightful owners, by the statement.
Holland has been selected “FWA Footballer of the Year”.
- Manchester City striker Erling Holland has been Selected the “Football Writers’ Association” in Best Footballer of the Year for the 2022-23 season, finishing second behind Arsenal’s “Bugayo Saka” Holland.
- He has so far scored a total of 51 goals in 47 games in all competitions
AIFF Announced to celebrate Indian football legend PK Banerjee’s birthday as ‘AIFF Grassroots Day’.
- Indian football legend and 1960 Rome Olympics captain Pradeep Kumar Banerjee’s birthday “June 23” has been declared as ‘All India Football Federation (AIFF) Grassroots Day’.
- The day is aimed at promoting grassroots participation in Indian football and conveying the ‘Vision 2047’ strategy among the players.
World Migratory Bird Day
- World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on Saturday 2nd May and Saturday 2nd October to emphasize the importance of protecting migratory birds and their habitats.
- The theme for this year is addressing the increasing threats to water and its importance of both water quality and quantity.