• Over 80,000 firms have been founded in India as a result of the startup movement, which had just roughly 350 startups before 2014.
• Dr Jitendra Singh insisted that the increase in the number of StartUps must also equally and proportionately reflect in the Agri and Bio-tech because this area is yet to be fully explored and taken advantage of by Indian entrepreneurs and youth.
• The NGETC is one roof state-of-the-art facility that will serve as a national platform to meet regional demands for adapting various genome editing methods, including Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-Cas mediated genome modification.
• Genome editing is a tool to cause site-specific gene changes or mutations to enable the development of critical crop features.
• Indian research might use the promising technology of genome editing to provide the necessary custom features in crops.
• NGETC will help empower young researchers by educating them about its expertise and application in crops.
• Bananas, rice, wheat, tomato, maize, and millet are just a few of the many crops that NABI has demonstrated its capacity to expand the use of its genome editing technologies.
• CM Naveen Patnaik also inaugurated the World Cup Village at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Complex in Rourkela and announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for each player of the Indian hockey team if they win the World Cup Hockey.
• CM also inaugurated the “Mo Bus” (my bus) services in Rourkela with 30 vehicles to ensure hassle-free movement during the hockey world cup.
• The stadium is inaugurated ahead of the 15th Fédération Internationale de Hockey(FIH) Hockey World Cup – FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 which is scheduled to be held from 13th to 29th January 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha.
• Rourkela is the 2nd venue for the international event after the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
• The Government of India and Amar Dairy jointly dedicated the IVF mobile van.
• Notably, IVF is a complex series of procedures used to support fertility and child
• It is an advanced reproductive technology used in animals to multiply superior female
germplasm at a higher rate.
• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) selected six entities out of nine applications for the Test Phase under the 4th cohort of Regulatory Sandbox (RS) on the theme ‘Prevention
and Mitigation of Financial Frauds’.
• The selected entities will commence testing their products on Anti-Fraud Solutions from February 2023.
Selected entities & their Products:
– Bahwan Cybertek
– Crediwatch Information Analytics
– enStage Software Private Limited (Wibmo)
– HSBC in collaboration with Wibmo
– napID Cybersec
– Trusting Social
• This reclassification by government must be specified in the letter of offer dispatched to the shareholders of the bank in connection with the open offer made by the acquirer.
• After disinvestment, the bank must make an application to the stock exchanges for reclassification of the government holding under the public category.
• The new acquirer must ensure compliance with the minimum public shareholding (MPS) requirements within one year of the sale.
• At present, the government holds 45.48% stake, LIC holds around 49.24%, and the remaining 5.28% is public shareholding.
• The government is selling 30.48% stake in the bank, while LIC will sell 30.24%.
• After the sale, the government will be left with 15 per cent and LIC will have a little over 19 per cent stake in the bank.
• The first strategy framework, “Utkarsh 2022”, covering the period 2019-2022, was launched in July 2019.
• It evolved into a medium-term strategy document that guided the RBI’s work toward the achievement of the defined milestones.
• Utkarsh’s core purpose is to promote monetary and financial stability while retaining growth as a priority, in order to support the establishment of an effective and inclusive financial system.i.Utkarsh 2.0 will include the adoption of tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for data analysis and information generation.
• The RBI oversees the program’s implementation and development, through a Sub-committee of its Central Board.
• Kempegowda International Airport is ranked 2nd and Indira
Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is ranked 7th on the list.
• The list is topped by Haneda Airport in Japan.
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
(Maharashtra) stood at the 11th spot.
• The certification is part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement- a large-scale effort by FSSAI to transform India’s food system to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians.
• The other railway stations with Star certification include Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station (Delhi); Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai); Mumbai Central Railway Station, (Mumbai); Vadodara Railway Station, Chandigarh Railway Station and Bhopal Railway Station.
• The award recognises her efforts to rehabilitate differently abled children and provide debt relief to developing countries.
• The award was instituted by The K.R. Gouriamma Foundation in memory of the Communist leader K.R. Gouriamma.
• The award comprises USD 3,000, a statuette and a citation.
• Jury: former Education Minister M.A. Baby(chair) Binoy Viswam, Member of Parliament (MP), and P.C. Beenakumari, managing trustee of the foundation.
• The day provides a platform for discussing the problem of war orphans and emphasising the difficulties children experience a they develop emotionally, socially, and physically.
• The French organisation SOS Enfants En Detresse (SOSEED), which aimed to better the lives of children impacted by conflict, established the World Day of War Orphans.
• War Orphans- A child who has lost both parents or, less commonly, one parent through civilian deaths in the war.
• The MoUs were signed between the Indian Army and 8 government medical colleges and hospitals in Assam in presence of Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command Lt Gen RP Kalita.
• The Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF), Government of Assam and TATA Trust initiative, has also been empanelled with ECHS.
• This scheme covers all types of diseases and will facilitate the cashless and capless treatment of almost 1.12 lakh beneficiaries.
• All 40 Congress Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) have agreed to deposit their first month’s salary into
• The Government of Himachal Pradesh will cover the costs of their skill-development education, higher education (engineering, medicine, and management), and vocational training, for destitute children.