Daily Current Affairs 15th September, 2023

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India becomes 13th country that can issue internationally accepted OIML Certificates
India has become the 13th country in the world that can issue Internationally Accepted OIML (International Organisation of Legal Metrology) Certificates.

  • Addressing media in New Delhi, Secretary, of Consumer Affairs Rohit Kumar Singh said Domestic manufacturers can now get their weighing and measuring instruments tested in the country and sell in the International market. He said, it is a single certificate accepted worldwide and reduces redundancy, and saves resources.

Govt approves FDI proposal for foreign investment of up to Rs 9589 crore in Suven Pharmaceuticals Ltd
The Government has approved the FDI proposal for foreign investment of up to nine thousand 589 crore rupees in Suven Pharmaceuticals Limited by Berhyanda Limited, Cyprus. The proposal was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • The approval is for the acquisition of up to 76.1 per cent equity shares of Suven Pharmaceuticals Limited. The approval has been granted after examination of the proposal by the Departments concerned, RBI and SEBI.
  • The approved investment aims to generate new jobs and capacity expansion of the Indian company through investments in plant and equipment.

Haryana CM unveils portal for Mukhyamantri Shehri Awas Yojana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal unveiled the portal for the Mukhyamantri Shehri Awas Yojana, a visionary initiative aimed at ensuring that every economically weaker section has a roof over their heads.

  • With the launch of this portal, the benefits of this scheme will be readily accessible to those who need the benefit of this scheme.This portal will facilitate applications from economically weaker families with an annual income of less than 1.80 lakh rupees.
  • Under this scheme, flats would be built in Panchkula, Gurugram, Sonipat, and Faridabad, while other cities would offer both plot and flat options. The scheme would be implemented by the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran, ensuring the provision of essential amenities in the housing colonies.

President virtually launches Ayushman Bhav campaign
President Droupadi Murmu virtually launched the Ayushman Bhav campaign as well as the Ayushman Bhava portal from the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.

  • The Ayushman Bhav Campaign is a comprehensive nationwide healthcare initiative of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that aims to provide saturation coverage of healthcare services, reaching every village and town in the country. This Campaign will be implemented during the ‘Seva Pakhwada’ from September 17 to October 2, 2023.


Fitch retains India’s FY24 growth forecast at 6.3% flags inflation risks
Fitch Ratings retained India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal at 6.3 per cent citing economic resilience despite tighter monetary policy and exports weakness, but upped year-end inflation projection on El Nino threat.

  • The Indian economy grew 7.8 per cent in the April-June quarter of current fiscal on strong services sector activity and robust demand.
  • The Indian economy continues to show resilience despite tighter monetary policy and weakness in exports, with growth outpacing other countries in the region,” Fitch said, while projecting 6.3 per cent growth for current fiscal (April-March), and 6.5 per cent for next fiscal.

BAE Systems, L&T join hands to bring all-terrain vehicle to India under ‘Make in India’ programme
A global company and an Indian firm have joined hands to bring the world-leading Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV), the ‘BvS10’, to the Indian defence market, according to an official statement issued. BAE Systems and Larsen & Toubro have teamed up to bring the AATV to the country under the ‘Make in India’ programme, it said.

  • The two companies have signed an agreement to offer the BvS10 for an Indian armed forces programme”, the statement said.
  • Under the agreement, L&T is the prime bidder for the Indian market, with the support of BAE Systems Hagglunds, the Swedish manufacturer of the highly successful BvS10 family of vehicles.

GSITI signs 5-year MoU with ISRO for capacity building
The Geological Survey of India Training Institute (GSITI), Hyderabad has signed a memorandum of understanding with ISRO, Bengaluru under the National Natural Resources Management System programme.

  • The MoU, for a period of five years, was signed by Mathew Joseph, Deputy Director General and Head Mission-V, on behalf of GSITI and J V Thomas, Director, Earth Observation Applications and Disaster Management Support Programme Office (EDPO), ISRO.
  • The scope of this project is to conduct a series of trainings for the capacity building in the areas of mineral resources and disaster management under the National Natural Resources Management System programme.


RITES wins Safety Innovation Award 2023
RITES Limited has been honoured with the ‘Safety Innovation Award 2023’, under the ‘Construction’ category, for implementing ‘Innovative Safety Management Systems’ in its operations.

  • The award has been presented to RITES’ officials during the inaugural function of the 20th Safety Convention organised by The Institution of Engineers (India), the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers, at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.

Renowned Ophthalmologist Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra Honoured With Dr AM Gokhale Award In Pune
Renowned ophthalmologist Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra of Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital was conferred with the prestigious ”Dr AM Gokhale Award” in Pune. 

  • The award was conferred to him at the Retina Conclave at Pune. Dr AM Gokhale was a renowned teacher of Ophthalmology and his students progressed to become the doyens of Ophthalmology in the country.
  • He has been conferred with Bar to Sena Medal (Distinguished) by the President of India just before 26 January 2021. Earlier he was awarded the Sena Medal and Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).


India gets its first C-295 aircraft from Airbus
India has taken the delivery of the first C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Spain. It had signed a deal with the aviation giant to purchase 56 such aircraft in 2021. Bought at a cost of ₹21,935 crore, the purchase will help refurbish the Indian Air Force’s aging Avro-748 transport fleet.

  • Under the terms of the deal, India would receive 16 aircraft assembled in Spain, while the remaining 40 would be assembled in India. The country’s armed forces took delivery of the first aircraft, assembled in Spain. The planes will be assembled in Vadodara, Gujarat in partnership with Tata Advanced Systems Limited.

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