Daily Current Affairs 4th May 2023
The 2nd G-20 Working Group on Disaster Reduction meeting will start from May 23, 2023 in Mumbai.
- The 2nd meeting of the G-20 Working “Group on Global Disaster Risk” Reduction has been announced to be held in Mumbai from May 23 to 25. A total of three working group meetings of the G-20 Council are being held in Mumbai in May. More than 120 members will attend this meeting.
- Mumbai’s work in the field of disaster management over the past few years has been recognized not only nationally but also in globally. A meeting of the G-20 Council’s Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group has been seen to raise it to global standards.
India and Israel today signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for important “Industrial Research and Development” cooperation.
- A multi-sector development agreement was signed today between India’s CSIR and Israel’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) under the Ministry of Defence.
- It has been said that India-Israel-USA_UAE(I2U2) will contribute greatly to the world through joint investments and new initiatives in water, energy, transport, space, health and food security sectors.
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is participating in Arabia Travel Market (ATM) 2023.
- The platform is expected to act as a catalyst for improving India’s tourism infrastructure and promoting India as a world-class tourist destination. “Arabia Travel Market 2023” will be held in Dubai from 01 to 04 May 2023.
- Arabia Travel Market 2023 will be held in Dubai from 01 to 04 May 2023. India Arena organized an initiative called “Arabian Travel Mart 2023” on 1st May in Dubai in the presence of Indian Ambassador to UAE and Senior Economic Adviser, Ministry of Tourism Shri Kyan Bhushan.
Santiago Pena was recently elected as the President of Paraguay.
- Pena santiago, candidate of the right-wing Colorado Party and former IMF economist, defeated “Efrain Alegre” of the center-left party.
- Pena Santiago, (44) won the election with 43 percent of the vote.Pena Santiago will be president on August 15.
India’s Rafale jets take part in Orion exercise in France.
- The Indian Air Force’s Rafale jets participated in the Orion international military exercise in France and this is the first time the Rafale jets have participated in a foreign military exercise since the purchase.
- The fact that Shivangi Singh, the first woman pilot to fly a Rafale aircraft, piloted it in France is seen as significant here across India.
“makkalai thedi meyor scheme” will start on May 03 in Chennai Municipal Corporation.
- In order to directly listen to the grievances of the public and solve them, the Mayor’s program started today in Chennai Corporation.
- Chennai Mayor Priya has said that under this scheme, the public can directly submit complaints to the Mayor and the complaints will be resolved immediately. It is notable that this project is one of the various announcements in the Metropolitan Chennai Corporation budget for the financial year 2023-24.
“Kidney Stone Treatment Center” opened in May 02 at Kilpauk Government Hospital.
- Tamil Nadu Health Minister M. Subramanian inaugurated a Rs 2.30 crore “Kidney Stone Removal Treatment Center” at Kilipakkam Government Hospital in Chennai on May 02.
- The minister said that the recently opened “Electromagnetic Resonance Kidney Stone Removal Treatment Center” has state-of-the-art medical equipment and in this center, kidney stone can be removed without surgery, blood transfusion or anesthesia.
New facility to know details about statues and memorials in Tamil Nadu through QR code.
- Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin launched a system of 360-degree image of information about memorials and statues maintained by the news department and quick scan (QR line) system for public to know about it easily.
- The minister said that if you scan the QR code, you will get complete information about the statue.
Telangana is the “most innovative state in manufacturing”, according to a recent government Survey.
- Among manufacturing companies from the total states surveyed, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu lead in the share of innovative companies with 46.18 per cent, 39.10 per cent and 31.90 percent respectively.
- In the DST rankings, Karnataka is in the high innovation category, followed by Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana. Uttarakhand scored highest in the hill states followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Union Territories in the category. In the National Manufacturing Innovation Survey (NMIS) 2021-22, North Eastern states except Assam have been reported to have low innovation in the manufacturing sector.
Daily toll collection through FASTag system in one day is Rs. 193.15 crore has set a historic record.
- On 29th April 2023 the daily toll collection through the FASTag system on a single day reached a historic record, reaching an all-time high of Rs. 193.15 crore received. This achievement has an unprecedented record of 1.16 crore transactions in a single day.
- The release also stated that the government remains steadfast in its commitment to provide a seamless and hassle-free toll experience to all road users.
The production of coal, manganese and iron ores has bigger than previous years.
- India’s largest integrated power generation company NTPC Ltd announced that it has extracted 148% coal from its mines in April 2023.
- Compared to 1.11 million metric tonnes (MMT) of coal recorded in April 2022, this year (April 2023) produced 2.75 million metric tonnes (MMT) of coal in April. This year NMDC’s iron ore production is 11.42% higher than April 2022 and sales growth is 9.93% over last year April 2022.
India and China account for half of global growth – IMF Report
- Growth in the notable Asia-Pacific region is expected to accelerate from 3.8 percent recorded in 2022 to 4.6 percent this year, led by India and China, the International Monetary Fund said in its report.
- “Asia and the Pacific will be the most dynamic of the world’s key regions in 2023, with China and India accounting for the largest share,” by the IMF statement.
Science and Technology
Scientists have found the world’s smallest skin cancer in the US.
- A small, harmless red dot on a woman’s face led to the world’s smallest skin cancer diagnosis when it was tested at a hospital.
- This incident was discovered by a team of dermatologists at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). This measured 0.65 millimeters or 0.025 inches.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete in the world.
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, LeBron James and Canelo Alvarez to make the top five in the list of highest earners in 2023.
- The list of the top ten highest-paid athletes in the world in the past 12 months has been released, according to ‘Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in 2023. It’s notable that they earned a total of $1.11 billion. It is notable that this is the highest amount ever.
World Press Freedom Day
- Every year, Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 03 May to highlight the importance of press freedom in the world.
- The theme for 2023 is ‘Shaping the future of rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights