Current Affairs – May 9, 2023

Pulitzer Prizes 2023 Announced – Check The Complete List Of Winners

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2023 have been declared, with local news outlets receiving four of the sixteen awards for journalism that were distributed over fifteen categories. These awards, which are deemed the most esteemed recognition for journalists or organizations based in the United States, were declared by the Pulitzer Prizes administrator, Marjorie Miller. The Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 22 categories, with a $15,000 monetary prize and a certificate presented to the winners in 21 of them. Read the complete article here

Russia stages the 78th Victory Day Parade at Red Square, Moscow

On May 9th, Russia celebrated the 78th anniversary of the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow. This day marks the historic victory of the Soviet Union in 1945 over Nazi Germany during World War II, also known as the Great Patriotic War. More than 10,000 people and 125 pieces of weaponry were showcased in this year’s parade, which was overseen by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu.

The celebrations this year were noticeably smaller, possibly due to security concerns arising from recent reports of unsuccessful drone attacks aimed at assassinating Russian President Vladimir Putin within Russia. Read the complete article here

“Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills” by Kasturi Ray

President Droupadi Murmu opened her inaugural speech with the tribal greeting “Johar!”, signalling a watershed moment in the country’s history and a new course in its politics. “Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills” follows the extraordinary journey of a tribal girl who overcome adversity to become a symbol of resilience, drive, and grit. Kasturi Ray uses interviews and in-depth analysis to trace Murmu’s journey from a small village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district to her eventual ascension to become India’s First Citizen.

Despite personal tragedy, Murmu remained dedicated to assisting the underprivileged and providing a voice for the oppressed. Her election as the country’s leader in the 75th year of independence gave millions of tribals, women, and other marginalised groups hope. This uplifting story follows her journey as a warrior, believer, and victor, leaving an indelible legacy. Read the complete article here

Telangana CM lays the foundation for Hare Krishna Heritage Tower in Hyderabad

The construction of the Hare Krishna Heritage Tower in Hyderabad was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR). The tower will be built on six acres of land at Goshpada Kshetra in Narsingi and will cost Rs 200 crore. It will stand 400 feet tall and will include the temples of Sri Sri Radha Krishna and Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Read the complete article here

India’s Fitch Ratings’ Assessment is at ‘BBB-‘ as Growth Potential Fights High Deficit Concerns

Fitch Ratings, a worldwide credit rating agency, has maintained India’s long-term foreign-currency IDR at ‘BBB-‘ with a stable outlook. Despite concerns about weak public finances and lagging structural indicators, the rating agency cited India’s healthy growth forecast and resilient external finances as major reasons in its conclusion. Read the complete article here

42nd ASEAN Summit Begins In Indonesia With Focus On Becoming Global Growth Center

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has begun its 42nd Summit in Indonesia under the theme “ASEAN Affairs: Epicentre of Growth,” with the goal of highlighting the group’s objectives and endeavours to become the primary and driving force of global development.

President Joko Widodo, who currently holds the bloc’s presidency, emphasized the ASEAN region’s enormous potential, which has over 650 million citizens and consistently outperforms the global average in economic growth. He urged member countries to pool their industrial capacity in order to build Southeast Asia as the global growth engine. Read the complete article here

Project Cheetah: An Overview

A group of specialists from South Africa and India conducted a review of Project Cheetah at Kuno National Park. They discovered that 20 cheetahs had been successfully moved to KNP in September 2022 and February 2023. The main goal of Project Cheetah is to bring the species back to its former range in India, boost global cheetah conservation, and improve ecosystem well-being. The team submitted a report on the present status of the project and its future plans. Read the complete article here

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2023

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is an important event that marks the birthday celebration of Rabindranath Tagore. He was a renowned poet, writer, philosopher, and social reformer who contributed significantly to India’s cultural and literary heritage. Tagore’s works have gained worldwide recognition, and he is considered one of the most eminent literary figures in the world. His birth anniversary is celebrated as a tribute to his remarkable contributions in various fields. Read the complete article here

Overview Of Project SMART For Station Area Development

The Ministries of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Railways (MoR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for ‘Station Area Development along Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’ (Project SMART). This program is part of a wider endeavor to enhance the areas surrounding the Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR) Stations. Read the complete article here

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Project Dantak 64th Raising Day

  • Project Dantak is an overseas initiative under India’s Ministry of Defence, which was established on 24 April 1961 as a result of an agreement between Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third king of Bhutan, and then Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  • Its primary objective is to develop infrastructure and enhance connectivity in remote areas of Bhutan.
  • The project was initiated in 1961 to construct and maintain a strategic road network connecting the Indian border with Bhutan.
  • It aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of the region and strengthen ties between the two countries.
  • The project has been instrumental in building and maintaining over 1,500 km of roads and bridges in Bhutan. Read the complete article here

India Post becomes logistics partner for crores of traders

India Post has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Tripta Technologies to operationalize the “Bharat EMart” portal. The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, and the portal will allow for the pickup of consignments from traders’ premises and ensure delivery at the doorsteps of consignees across the country. The Bharat EMart portal is expected to benefit eight crore traders associated with CAIT. India Post has signed similar agreements with other entities such as the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and Regional Centers of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) to provide door-to-door delivery of parcels.


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