Current Affairs – May 8, 2023

Kerala Institutional Ranking Framework launched by Higher Education Minister

According to Higher Education Minister R. Bindu, the Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) will yearly apply the Kerala Institutional Ranking Framework (KIRF) to assess the quality of higher education institutions in Kerala. The KIRF, modelled after the National Institutional rating Framework (NIRF), will be India’s first rating framework that focuses entirely on higher education institutions within a state. Read the complete article here

Praveen Chithravel Sets New Triple Jump National Record

Praveen Chithravel, an Indian athlete, set a new national record in the men’s triple jump event at an athletics competition in Havana, Cuba, setting a new national record of 17.37m. His effort surpassed Renjith Maheswary’s previous national record of 17.30m established in the third Indian Grand Prix in Bangalore in 2016.

In the Prueba de confrontacion 2023, Praveen Chithravel achieved the outstanding result with his fifth jump, despite facing a headwind reading of -1.5m/s, which falls below the allowable wind assistance for official records (+2.0m/s). However, it’s important to note that the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) must ratify all national records. Read the complete article here

TN 12th Result 2023 Out, Check Tamil Nadu Class 12th Result 

The Tamil Nadu Class 12th Result is an important examination result for students in the state of Tamil Nadu who have completed their 12th grade education. The result is announced by the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations (TNDGE) on 8th may 2023, and it is available on the official website of the board as well as through other means of communication. Read the complete article here

SEBI has introduced the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system

SEBI has recently announced the implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system for issuers who have listed or are going to list non-convertible securities, securitized debt instruments, and security receipts. The LEI system is a unique global identifier for legal entities involved in financial transactions that seek to create a global reference data system that uniquely identifies every legal entity that is a party to a financial transaction. Read the complete article here

Madrid Open 2023: Carlos Alcaraz successfully defended the Madrid Open trophy

Carlos Alcaraz won the Madrid Open tennis tournament by defeating Jann-Lennard Struff in three sets with a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The win took Alcaraz’s winning streak to 10 matches and gave him his second consecutive title after his victory in Barcelona last month.

In addition, Alcaraz’s victory over Rafael Nadal and world No.1 Novak Djokovic on his way to the final was a first for a clay court tournament. As a result of this win, Alcaraz will now climb to No.6 in the world rankings. Read the complete article here

Mission LiFE – India’s Pledge Towards A Sustainable Future

World Environment Day is observed on June 5th, a global event aimed at raising environmental awareness and inspiring collective action to protect our planet. The MoEFCC’s World Environment Day celebration in 2023 will centre on Mission LiFE, emphasizing the importance of this project in conserving our natural resources. Read the complete article here

Manipur Violence, Understanding the Conflict in Manipur between Meitei & Kuki

The recent violence in Manipur has been fueled by conflicting claims to land and special benefits in a state that is divided along religious and ethnic lines. The protests by tribals against the Meitei community have resulted in the deaths of 54 people, including a senior Indian Revenue Services officer who was killed by a mob and a police commando who was shot dead in his village. Even an MLA from the ruling BJP, who was a Kuki tribal, was attacked by the protesters. As a result, the army had to be deployed in the state and shoot-at-sight orders were issued to control the riots. Read the complete article here

World Thalassemia Day 2023 – Its Theme, History, And Significance

World Thalassemia Day, marked on May 8, is a prominent event focused at raising awareness about Thalassemia, a hereditary illness characterized by insufficient production of hemoglobin, a critical protein responsible for oxygen delivery in the bloodstream. This genetic illness causes low quantities of oxygen-carrying proteins in the blood, impacting the health of those who are affected. The primary goal of this day is to increase awareness and understanding of this blood illness while also showing sympathy with individuals who suffer from it. Read the complete article here

Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Benefits, Eligibility, and Features

As part of the AazadiKaAmritMahostav celebration, the Union Cabinet Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala, launched the Nationwide AHDF KCC Campaign for 2023-24 on May 3, 2023. The objective of the campaign is to extend the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) facility to all small landless farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries activities. Shri Parshottam Rupala will interact with beneficiaries of AHDF-KCC through CSC and the State Animal Husbandry Department during the launch. Read the complete article here

World Athletics Day 2023 observed on 7th May

Every year on May 7th, World Athletics Day is celebrated globally to encourage people to engage in sports and exercise as a way to prevent diseases and promote good health. This day was established by the World Athletics (earlier International Amateur Athletic Federation) with the aim of inspiring people to participate in athletics and other fitness activities. The ultimate goal of this day is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for individuals of all ages and abilities. Read the complete article here

Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 27th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)

The 27th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held today, chaired by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. This was her first time chairing the meeting after the announcement of the Budget 2023-24. The council discussed the need to formulate and implement policy and legislative reform measures to further develop the financial sector, not only to increase financial access but also to enhance people’s overall economic well-being.

During the meeting, the council discussed several topics, including Early Warning Indicators for the economy, reducing compliance burden on regulated entities in the financial sector by improving regulatory quality, debt levels of corporates and households in India, simplification and streamlining of KYC Framework to meet the needs of Digital India, seamless experience for retail investors in government securities, Bimakrit Bharat – Unique Value Proposition to take insurance to the last mile, and support required to resolve inter-regulatory issues for GIFT IFSC to play a strategic role in Atman


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