Sep 19, 2023




  • Highlights of PM Narendra Modi to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh On September 14, 2023, the Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi visited Bina in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. PM laid the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs. 50,700 crore in Bina, MR The projects includes Petrochemical Complex in Bina, a Power and Renewable Energy Manufacturing Zone in Narrnadapuram , IT (Information Technology) parks in Indore, Mega Industrial Park in Ratlam; and 6 new industrial areas across MP. The foundation stone is laid for the Petrochemical Complex at Bina Refinery by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). The complex will be developed at a cost of —Rs 49.000 crore .


  • Union Minister Parshottam Rupala Launches Shrimp Crop Insurance Scheme Union Minister Parshottam Rupala, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAHD), launched Shrimp Crop Insurance scheme developed by Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) with the support of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) — Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA). The scheme was launched during the ICAR-CIBA's 2nd edition of Shrimp Farmers Conclave 2023 at the Naysari Agricultural University Campus in Naysari, Gujarat on 14th September 2023.


  • Andhra Pradesh's Sweet 'Atreyapuram Pootharekulu' gets GI tag Geographical Indications Registry(GIR) has granted Geographical Indication(GI) tags to Andhra Pradesh's 'Atreyapuram Pootharekulu', a sweet made of rice and jaggery. GIR under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade (DIPIT), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) had registered 'Atreyapuram Pootharekulu' sweet variety under the 'Food Stuffs' category. Atreyapuram is a village in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh. GI Certificate Handover Ceremony was held at the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University(DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.




  • India and Russia Agreed to Train Indian Seafarers in Polar and Arctic Waters India and Russia agreed to train Indian seafarers in polar and arctic waters at the Russian Maritime Training Institute in Vladivostok, Russia which is named after GI Admiral Nevelsky, and equipped with simulator facilities. The decision to train Indian seafarers took place during a meeting between the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal and A.O. Chekunkov, the Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic in Vladivostok, Russia. Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also participated in the 8th Eastern Economic Forum meeting held in Vladivostok, Russia from 10th -12th Sentemhpr 2023.




  • RBI releases list of 15 NBFCs in 'Upper Layer' under SBR September 15, 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the names of 15 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the Upper Layer (UL)/NBFC-UL under Scale Based Regulation for NBFCs for the year 2023-24. ln 2021, RBI issued the Scale Based Regulation (SBR): A Revised Regulatory Framework for NBFCs (the framework) which categorizes NBFCs in NBFC-BL (Base Layer), NBFC-ML (Middle Layer), NBFC-UL (Upper Layer), and NBFC-TL (Top Layer) as per their asset size and scoring methodology. The list of NBFC-UL for 2023-24 include LIC Housing Finance Limited, Bajaj Finance Limited, Shriram Finance Limited (formerly Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited), among others.


  • Indian Bank Launched `IB SAATHI' to enhance banking services Indian Bank has launched a new initiative called IB(Indian Bank) SAATHI (Sustainable Access and Aligning Technology for Holistic Inclusion), to provide basic banking services at all centres for a minimum of four hours per day in fixed outlets through the business correspondent (BC) channel. The initiative was launched by Shanti Lal Jain who is the Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CE0) of Indian Bank in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The program makes it easier for customers to access and use banking services, and it also offers both basic and value-added services to customers.




  • Morning Consult Survey: PM Modi Retained the Most Popular Global Leader title with 76% rating According to the "Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker" survey released by the United States of America(USA) based consulting firm Morning Consult, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister (PM) of India has been named the "Most Popular Global World Leader" with an approval rating of 76% (highest in the world). Modi received 18% disapproval and 5% did not give an opinion. Previously Modi topped the list in 2022 and 2021 as "Most Popular Global Leader ". Alain Berset, President of Switzerland is ranked 2nd (64%) followed by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico at 3rd rank (61 %). Leaders among the Top 5 include Luiz da Silva, President of Brazil (4th — 49%); Anthony Albanese, PM of Australia (5th — 48%).




  • Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 Portal Launched to Reduce Pendency in Govt Offices On 14th September 2023, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, launched dedicated website to monitor Swachhata Campaign 3.0 and Special Campaign for Disposal of Pending Matters (SCDPM) 2023 at National Media Centre, New Delhi, Delhi. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the Nodal Department for the implementation of this Campaign. The portal is designed, developed & hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).




  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2023- September 16 The United Nations (UN) World Ozone Day or International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is annually observed on September 16 to raise awareness about the importance of the ozone layer and its depletion that leads to global warming and climate change across the world. The day also aims to bring attention to the significance of preserving the Ozone layer. This day is also known as "Global Ozone Day." The 2023 theme of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is, "Montreal Protocol: fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change."

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