- India’s Rudranksh Patil won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m rifle event on the third day of the ISSF World Cup Shooting Championships in Bhopal.
- China’s Sheng Lihao won the gold medal and Du Linshu of China won the silver medal in this event.
- She had won a bronze medal in the mixed event on 23 March, playing with her partner Narmada Raju.
- India’s Hriday Hazarika finished sixth with a score of 208.7.
- India finished second with a total of five medals, one gold, one silver and three bronze. China is still on top with a total of eight medals.
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Rudranksh Patil won bronze medal in 10m rifle event of ISSF World Cup Shooting.
Indian Army and Air Force carried out exercise ‘Vayu Prahar’ in the eastern sector.
- The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force conducted an intense 96-hour long and multi-dimensional joint exercise Vayu Prahar to enhance the capability to conduct synergistic operations.
- The exercise took place in the second week of March amid the ongoing standoff between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
- The objective of the joint exercise was to enhance the operational capability of the Army to conduct air strikes in high altitude combat zones and to intensify the system for carrying out contingency operations.
- Under this, coordination between various agencies of the army, quick mobilization, transportation and deployment of forces was practiced in a fixed time.
National Institute of Urban Affairs is organizing the first Urban Climate Film Festival under U20 Engagement Events.
- National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is organizing the first Urban Climate Film Festival through CITIIS program under U20 participatory programmes.
- The event is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union.
- A curated selection of 11 films from 9 countries will be screened to create wider awareness of the impact of climate change on life in cities and engage the public in the dialogue on sustainable urban development.
- Selected films will be screened at Film Festivals in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The Urban Climate Film Festival was inaugurated on 24 March at ML Bhartiya Auditorium, New Delhi.
First meeting of the G-20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) will be held in Mumbai.
- The first Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) meeting under India’s G-20 chairmanship will be held in Mumbai from 28 to 30 March, 2023.
- Over 100 delegates from G-20 member states, invitees, regional groupings and international organizations will participate in discussions aimed at accelerating global trade and investment during the three-day meeting.
- Barthwal said that on the first day, a seminar on ‘Trade Finance’ will be organized at Ballroom, Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
- The role of banks, financial institutions, development finance institutions and export credit agencies in closing the trade finance gap, digitization and fintech solutions to improve trade finance will be discussed. This will be followed by a guided tour of the India Diamond Bourse.
- The TIWG meeting on 29 March 2023 will be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India. Thereafter, TIWG priority issues focused on making business work for growth and prosperity and building resilient Global Value Chains (GVCs) will be discussed.
- On the concluding day, TIWG priorities on integrating MSMEs into global trade and creating efficient logistics for trade will be discussed in two working sessions.
Prime Minister addressed the One World TB Summit in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
- The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed the One World TB Summit on 24th March at the Rudraksha Convention Centre, Varanasi.
- To mark the World Tuberculosis Day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Stop TB Partnership are organizing the summit.
- Officially launched the Short TB Preventive Treatment for TB, the TB-free Panchayat Initiative and the Family Centered Care Model.
- India is fulfilling yet another pledge for global good through the One World TB Summit.
- India’s efforts are a new model in the global fight against TB. People’s participation is a major contribution of India in the fight against TB.
- India is working on the target of eliminating TB by the year 2025.
India is the third largest fish producing country, contributing 8% to the global fish production.
- India is the third largest fish producing country, contributing 8% to global fish production and second in aquaculture production.
- Fish production in 2021-22 is pegged at 16.24 million tonnes, including 4.12 million tonnes from marine fish production and 12.12 million tonnes from aquaculture.
- Since the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) in the year 2020-21, the total fish production in the country has shown an increasing trend, registering a fish production of 162.48 lakh tonnes in 2021-22, which is higher than the 2019-20, it was 141.64 lakh tonnes.
World TB Day 2023 : 24th March
World TB Day is celebrated every year on 24th March. TB disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. It is also called tuberculosis. Lakhs of TB patients come to the fore every year in India. TB is an infectious disease, but not incurable. If this disease is treated in time, then it can be completely cured.
The theme for the World Tuberculosis Day 2023 is “Yes! We can end TB!”
On this day in 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that causes tuberculosis, and his discovery paved the way for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This discovery of Dr. Robert Koch later proved to be very helpful in the treatment of TB. Because of his discovery, Dr. Robert Koch was also awarded the Nobel Prize in the year 1905. India accounts for about 26% of the total TB cases worldwide.
India won titles in both men’s & women’s section of the Asian Kho-Kho Championship in Tamulpur, Assam.
- India has won both the women’s and men’s titles of the Asian Kho-Kho Championship held at Tamulpur, Assam.
- In the women’s section, India beat Nepal by an innings and 33 points.
- In the men’s section too, India won the title by defeating Nepal by an innings and six points.
- India has been unbeaten in both the categories in the championship. Nine countries participated in the competition.
- Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary and Minister U G Brahma distributed the prizes to the winners.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been sentenced to two years in prison by a Gujarat court.
- The difficulties of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are increasing continuously. On 23 March the Surat court sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years in a defamation case, after which he also got bail from the court.
- The court granted bail to Rahul Gandhi and stayed the sentence for 30 days so that he could appeal in a higher court during this period.
- Rahul was found guilty of defamation in the 2019 case, in which he made controversial remarks regarding ‘Modi surname’.
- After this decision, Rahul Gandhi’s membership of Parliament can also go from Wayanad parliamentary constituency.
- According to The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (Public Representation Law-1951), if any public representative is punished for two years or more, then his membership can be cancelled. Recently, the membership of Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Azam Khan was also canceled under this law.
Asia’s largest 4-metre telescope inaugurated in Uttarakhand.
- Asia’s largest 4-metre International Liquid Mirror Telescope was launched on 21 March at Deosthal in Uttarakhand.
- It will serve to give scientists more information about the deep sky and things from asteroids to supernovae.
- The International Liquid Mirror Telescope has a 4-metre-diameter rotating mirror made of a thin layer of liquid mercury to collect and focus light.
- The metal mercury, which is liquid at room temperature, is highly reflective and has been designed to survey the strip of sky that passes overhead each night.
- The telescope was inaugurated by Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh. He said that this would help India to become a leading country in the field of astronomy and study of the sky.
- It will also expand the ability to study and share the mysteries of the skies and astronomy with the rest of the world.