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PM Modi inaugurated the country’s first high-tech sports training center
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first high-tech sports training centre for Divyangjan, named after former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
- This initiative aims to provide equal opportunities in sports, enhance talent, and encourage participation in various sports disciplines. Divyangjan from all over the country can practice and train in the Atal Bihari Training Center for Divyang Sports.
- The Atal Bihari Training Centre for Disability Sports is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to training and nurturing athletes with disabilities. It houses world-class infrastructure and coaching staff to provide the best possible training environment for differently-abled athletes.
Union Cabinet approves the setting up of Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University in Telangana’s Mulugu
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for the introduction in Parliament, a Bill, namely, the Central Universities (Amendment), Bill, 2023 further to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up of Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University at Mulugu District in the State of Telangana as provided in the Thirteenth Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014 (no. 6 of 2014),” the official statement said.
- According to the press release, funds of Rs. 889.07 crore would be allocated for this purpose and the new university will not only increase access and improve the quality of higher education in the State but also promote avenues of higher education and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, culture and traditional knowledge system for the benefit of the tribal population in Telangana.
Ministry of Tourism inaugurates PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi
Ministry of Tourism organised inaugural ceremony for the PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi. The 46th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 is being organised at the magnificent International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC), Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi.
- The Mart is being organised from October 4th to 6th 2023, bringing together tourism professionals and business stakeholders from across the world. The physical version of the Travel Mart is being held after a hiatus of three years due to the pandemic.
- This year the event features different activities, including the prestigious PATA Gold Award, the PATA Youth Symposium, PATA Forum on Sustainability besides the B2B Mart.
BANKING & FINANCE
SBI launches ‘Mobile Handheld Device’ for its financial inclusion customers
State Bank of India has unveiled a ‘mobile handheld device’ for its financial inclusion customers for enhancing accessibility and convenience in availing banking services such as cash withdrawal, cash deposit, fund transfer, balance inquiry and mini statement.
- The country’s largest lender, in a statement, said the device will bring kiosk banking directly to customer’s doorstep.SBI underscored that the device offers greater flexibility to customer service point (CSP) agents, enabling them to reach out to customers wherever they are.
RBI sets up external working group on ECL provisioning
The Reserve Bank of India has formed a working group for recommendations on provisioning by banks based on the expected credit loss (ECL) framework, the central bank said. The nine-member working group will be chaired by R. Narayanaswamy, former faculty at IIM Bangalore.
- ECL provisioning refers to the practice followed by banks and financial institutions to set aside a portion of their earnings as a provision to cover potential losses arising from non-performing assets.
- All scheduled commercial banks, except regional rural banks, are considered to be brought under the ECL provisioning framework.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Nokia opens ‘6G Lab’ in India to drive development of technology, use cases
Nokia recently announced that it has established a 6G Lab at its Global R&D center in Bangalore, India.
- The first-of-its-kind project aims to accelerate the development of fundamental technologies and innovative use cases underpinned by 6G technology that will address the future needs of both industry and society.
Arunachal Yak churpi, Khamti rice & Tangsa textile get GI tag
Three indigenous products from Arunachal Pradesh – Yak Churpi, Khamti rice and Tangsa textile – have been granted the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the GI Registry.
- “Churpi” is prepared from the milk of Arunachali yak, which is a unique yak breed found in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Khamti rice is a variety of sticky rice produced in Namsai district. It is known for its taste.
- Textile products of Tangsa tribe of Changlang district are famous for their exotic designs and colours.
Bal Sahitya Puraskar in Manipuri language awarded to Dilip Nongmaithem
The Sahitya Akademi, India’s premier literary institution, conferred upon Dilip Nongmaithem, an accomplished author in the Manipuri language, for his remarkable work titled “Ibemma Amasung Ngabemma”. The Sahitya Akademi recognizes and celebrates outstanding literary contributions with the prestigious ‘Bal Sahitya Puraskar‘ for the year 2023. Dilip Nongmaithem’s book, “Ibemma Amasung Ngabemma,” received unanimous acclaim from the jury.
- The Bal Sahitya Puraskar is presented to mark a special place in the literary landscape of India. It was instituted in 2010for honoring writers for their exceptional contributions to the field of children’s literature.
- The award contains copper-plaque, symbolizing the recognition of the author’s literary achievement, and a monetary prize of ₹50,000.
Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize
Imprisoned Iranian women’s rights advocate Narges Mohammadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in a rebuke to Tehran’s theocratic leaders and boost for anti-government protesters, prompting the Islamic Republic’s condemnation.
- The award-making committee said the prize honoured those behind recent unprecedented demonstrations in Iran and called for the release of Mohammadi, 51, who has campaigned for three decades for women’s rights and abolition of the death penalty.