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Highlights of 76th annual World Health Assembly held in Geneva from May 21 to 30 2023 The 76th annual World Health Assembly was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 21 to 30 May 2023.

  • The theme of this 2023’s Health Assembly is: WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all.
  • Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, represented India in the 76th World Health Assembly.

Key Points:
i.The World Health Assembly not extended Taiwan an invitation to the event and it was excluded due to the Chinese opposition.
ii.Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya delivered the keynote address at a side event session on ‘Heal in India & Heal by India’ and ‘Together we fight against TB’ at the 76th World Health Assembly, reiterating India’s contribution in the field of Medical Value Travel and India’s resolve to eliminate Tuberculosis from India by 2025.
iii.In his video message at the 76th session of the World Health Assembly, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi stated that during the COVID-19 pandemic, India has shipped almost 300 million vaccine doses to more than 100 countries with most of them from the Global South.
iv.While addressing the 76th World Health Assembly, WHO Director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains with even deadlier potential.
About The World Health Assembly:
i.It is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
ii.The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.
iii.The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Pakistan, Afghanistan among Global Hunger Hotspots: FAO & WFP Hunger Hotspots Reporti.According to the ‘Hunger Hotspots: FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity, June to November 2023 Outlook’ report released on May 29, 2023, by the United Nations (UN) agencies of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), globally Hunger is set to worsen in 18 ‘hotspots’ comprising a total of 22 countries including the regions in India’s neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar.

  • Hotspots are places where acute hunger is at a high risk of worsening from June to November 2023.
  • The report has assessed 22 countries where acute food insecurity can potentially increase in magnitude and severity for 18 areas.

iv.These 18 hotspot areas required urgent and scaled-up assistance to protect livelihoods and increase access to food. The report calls for urgent humanitarian action to save lives and livelihoods, and to prevent starvation and death in eight regions of Afghanistan, Haiti, Nigeria, the Sahel region (Burkina Faso and Mali), Somalia, South Sudan, the Sudan and Yemen.
About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director-General– QU Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy
Establishment– 1945
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Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Launches India’s 1st Insurance Plan for DiabeticsOn May 29, 2023, the Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the private life insurer, launched first of its kind insurance plan in the Indian life insurance industry designed for Type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals, named ‘Bajaj Allianz Life Diabetic Term Plan Sub 8 HbA1c’.

  • As per the data of Bajaj Allianz Life, India is referred to as the ‘diabetes capital of the world’ with the diabetic population in the country expected to hit 69.9 million by 2025 and 80 million by 2030.
  • Diabetic Term Plan Sub 8 HbA1c offers life insurance coverage by factoring in the nuances of the health condition of those having diabetes.
  • The term plan will enable financial security for pre-diabetic or Type 2 diabetic individuals whose HbA1c (Haemoglobin A1c) is up to 8%.

Key Points:
i.Diabetic Term Plan Sub 8 HbA1c is a non-linked, non-participating, individual, pure risk premium life insurance plan.
ii.It also offers its diabetic customers an ecosystem to manage and maintain their health.
iii.The plan will incentivize individuals to keep a check on their HbA1c and keep improving it.
iv.Bajaj Allianz Life will also provide Health Management Services through webinars, medical consultations, etc. to support customers to manage their diabetes and general health.
What is HbA1c?
i.The term HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. It develops when haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the human body, joins with glucose in the blood, becoming ‘glycated’.
ii.Measuring HbA1c will show the average blood sugar (glucose) level over the past two to three months.
iii.For people with diabetes the value of HbA1c is important as the higher the value, the greater the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.
HbA1c Diagnosis:

HbA1c  values Diagnosis
≤5.6% Normal
5.7–6.4% Prediabetes
≥6.5% Diabetes

About  Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd
It is a joint venture between Bajaj Finserv Limited, and Allianz SE.
MD&CEO – Tarun Chugh
Headquarters – Pune, Maharashtra
Establishment – August 2001

ADB launches India CPS for 2023-27; Focus on Employment Creation, Green GrowthOn May 23, 2023, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) rolled out its ‘India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2023-2027: Catalyze Robust, Climate resilent, and inclusive growth’ to assist India in its efforts to achieve sustainable, climate-resilient, and inclusive growth for the next five years.

Aim of CPS: To support India to catalyze robust, climate-resilient, and inclusive growth. The CPS is well aligned with India’s national development priorities to be achieved by 2047, when India marks 100 years of independence.

3 pillars of CPS:

i.Pillar 1: Accelerate Structure Transformation and Job creation through convergence of logistics–industry–urban–skilling programs, coupled with support for Micro, Small, And Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

ii.Pillar 2: Promote Climate Resilient Green Growth: Under this, climate-resilient growth will be promoted with customized engagements in climate change mitigation and adaptation through the Innovative Finance Facility for Climate in Asia and the Pacific (IF-CAP), as well as integrating environment and disaster risk management.

iii.Pillar 3: Deepen Social and Economic Inclusiveness: The social and economic inclusiveness will be improved by rebalancing ADB’s portfolio more towards human development in health, social protection, and education; basic urban services; and agriculture and rural development.

Themes of CPS:
i.Domestic Resource Mobilization
ii.Gender equality and Social Inclusion
iii.Digitalization, fintech, and innovation ecosystem support
iv.Regional Cooperation and integration
Reason behind this strategy:
India has bounced back quickly from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with economic growth projected at 6.4% in FY24 and now ranks among the fastest-growing major global economies. However, for inclusive growth, it needs to tackle critical challenges in infrastructure, human development, income and regional disparities, and vulnerability to climate change and natural hazards.

  • Now, to support this, CPS is formed which will support India’s structural transformation, and contribute to India’s national flagship programs on developing industrial corridors, multimodal logistics systems, urban infrastructure, skill ecosystem, and small businesses.

Benefits of CPS:
i.This will enable urban areas to promote industrial competitiveness and create more jobs in formal manufacturing and services sectors.
ii.It will also maximize value addition through knowledge solutions, technical assistance, and capacity building of its partner agencies in the areas of strategic engagement.
iii.India is a key ADB partner.

  • As of the end of December 2022, ADB had committed $52.6 billion in 605 public sector loans, grants, technical assistance in India, and USD 8 billion in private sector investments.

Other Highlights: 

  • On average, India’s service sector contributed 3.9% of the 7% annual growth from FY2012–2013 to FY2022–2023 (excluding FY2020-21), and formal manufacturing in more skill- or capital-intensive sectors, contributed 1.0%.
  • India is the third-largest carbon dioxide emitter, but its per capita emissions are about one-third of the global average.
  • India is a founding member of ADB and the bank’s fourth-largest shareholder.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarter– Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Establishment– 1966

Yubi partners with Indian Bank to provide digital Supply Chain Financing for SMEs

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) based Yubi (formerly known as CredAvenue), has partnered with Indian Bank to extend digital supply chain financing solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

  • Under this, Indian Bank will utilize Yubi’s technology and platform to digitally enable and scale its supply chain financing book through vendor and dealer financing, targeting large corporations and their SME counterparties.

Key Points:
i.Yubi is an online debt marketplace that connects borrowers and lenders for various credit products.
ii.The partnership is expected to disburse Rs 1,500 crore within the first year.

Kiwi launches ‘credit on UPI’ platform to enable credit service on UPI

Kiwi, a ground-breaking credit card platform, has launched its all-inclusive ‘Credit on Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’ customer solution, thereby, transforming how credit cards are issued and utilized.
Kiwi, the first app in India to receive certification from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), will enable customers to experience “Credit on UPI” by issuing Rupay Cards in collaboration with banks.

  • This allows users to securely make payments using either a credit card or bank account through their phones.
  • It has set an ambitious goal to become the leading issuer of RuPay credit cards by 2026.

RBI allowed linking of RuPay credit cards to the UPI platform in June 2022.


PFC and RITES signs MoU for strategic partnership for financing infrastructure and logistics sector

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), a leading transport infrastructure consultancy and engineering firm, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a Maharatna Central Public Sector Undertaking(CPSU), to establish a strategic partnership for financing infrastructure and logistics sector projects in India and abroad.

  • The partnership aims to support projects in various sectors such as water & sanitation, transport & logistics, energy, communication, social and commercial infrastructure.
  • Under the MoU, RITES will offer its knowledge in pre-feasibility reports, detailed project reports, transaction advisory, project management services, audits, and inspections.
  • The PFC and its companies will offer financial support for infrastructure projects (both domestic and international).
  • This partnership will explore opportunities at various government/semi-government/autonomous bodies or authorities/private entities and multilateral funding agencies such as World Bank(WB), Asian Development Bank(ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

India emerges as top source country for FDI into Dubai

According to a report released by “fDi Markets”, a service from United Kingdom’s UK’s Financial Times Ltd., India is the top source country for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). India is ranked among the top 5 source countries for announced FDI projects and estimated FDI capital.

  • Dubai is ranked No 1 globally for attracting greenfield FDI projects in 2022.
  • With 77.5 % of greenfield projects, the top sectors by FDI projects from India into Dubai in 2022 were software & IT services (32%, business services (19%), consumer products (9%), real estate (6%), and financial services (5%).
  • The top sectors by FDI capital from India into Dubai in 2022 were consumer products (28% ), software & IT services (20% ), communications (19%), pharmaceuticals (8%), and business services (8%).


Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo received 57th Jnanpith Award
On 27th May 2023, Damodar Mauzo, an eminent Konkani writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, received the 57th Jnanpith Award from P S Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Goa, at an event held at the Raj Bhavan, Panaji, Goa.

  • He is the 2nd konkani writer after Ravindra Kelekar to receive the award.  Ravindra Kelekar was the recipient of the 42nd Jnanpith Award.
  • He was honoured with the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honour, for his outstanding contribution to literature.


  • Nilmani Phookan, an Assamese poet received the 56th Jnanpith Award.

About Damodar Mauzo:
i.DamodarMauzo from Majorda, Goa is a short story writer, novelist, columnist and screenplay writer.
ii. He published his first collection of short stories “Ganthan” in 1971.
iii. His story “Angvonn” was televised as a Hindi Serial Ek Kahani titled as “Manauti” in Doordarshan and it would re-run several times over the years.
iv. He has served as a member of the executive board, General Council, as well as the finance committee of the SahityaAkademi.
Notable Works:
He has published around 25 books in Konkani and one in English.

  • Some of his notable works include: Ganthon (1971), Karmelin (1983), Tsunami Simon (1996), Teresa’s Man and Other Stories from Goa (2014), The Wait and Other Stories (2022).

Awards and Honours:
i. In 1978, DamodarMauzo received the Goa state literary award for his attempt at children’s literature “KanniEka Khomsachi”.
ii. In 1983, DamodarMauzo was honoured with the prestigious SahityaAkademi award for his novel “Karmelin”.
iii. In 2011, he won the prestigious Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Sahitya Puraskar for his novel Tsunami Simon.
About Jnanpith Award:
i. The Jnanpith Award is recognised as the oldest and the highest Indian literature for English and other Indian languages.
ii. The award is presented annually by the BharatiyaJnanpith, a cultural organisation and it was instituted in 1961 by BharatiyaJnanpith trust founded by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain family.

  • The Award carries a Cash Prize of 11 Lakhs, a citation and a bronze replica of Vagdevi (Saraswati, the Goddess of learning).

IISc named Hypersonic Wind Tunnel After Late Prof Roddam Narasimha
On 28th May 2023, Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bengaluru, Karnataka, named its 0.5 Meter Diameter enclosed free-jet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel after Late Professor Roddam Narasimha, an aerospace scientist, to recognise his pioneering efforts in experimental hypersonics in India.

Key People: Samir V Kamat, Secretary to the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)participated in the naming event and S Somanath, Secretary to the Department of Space and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attended the event virtually.

About Prof Roddam Narasimha:
i.His association with IISC Bangalore dates back to the early 1960s and he laid the foundation for high-speed aerodynamics research in India.
ii.He was the chief Project Coordinator at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ( 1984-1993) and as Director of the National Institute of advanced Studies,  Bengaluru (1997-2004)
iii.He was the longest-serving member of the Space Commission, India’s premier space policy-making body, from 1989 through 2012, advising the top science and technology leadership of the country on various programmes, projects, and approaches.
He was awarded Padma Vibushan, the Second-highest civilian award in India, in 2013 for his contribution to work (Science & Engineering).
About Hypersonic Wind Tunnel:
i.The cutting-edge wind tunnel technology generates a circular air jet at hypersonic speeds, capable of reaching Mach 10(Mach 1 is equal to 343 metres per second)
ii.This facility enables researchers to simulate and study hypersonic flight conditions by placing test materials within the high-speed air jet.

  • IISc Bengaluru also has three supersonic and two hypersonic wind tunnels in total. Two other hypersonic wind tunnel facilities at ISRO and DRDO.

JSW Steel becomes 1st Manufacturer to get CII’s  GreenPro Ecolabel
JSW Steel Limited, a flagship company of the JSW Group and an integrated steel manufacturer, has become the First Manufacturer to receive GreenPro ecolabel for its ‘Automotive Steel’ products.
The GreenPro Ecolabel, developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII)’s Green Business Centre, recognises the highest standards of environmental sustainability and product performance in the Indian manufacturing sector.

  • JSW Steel Vijayanagar’s ‘Automotive Steel’ products underwent rigorous assessments and met the stringent criteria set by the GreenPro certification.
  • The certification signifies that JSW Steel’s products are manufactured with due care to their environmental impact throughout their lifecycle, including raw material sourcing, production processes, energy consumption, and end-of-life management.
  • The GreenPro ecolabel for JSW Steel’s ‘Automotive Steel’ products will help automotive manufacturers make informed choices, promoting the adoption of sustainable materials in their supply chains, said the company.

Note: GreenPro is a Type – 1 Ecolabel which enables the end users in the building sector and manufacturing industries to choose right products, materials and technologies for reducing the environment impacts during the construction, operation and maintenance of their buildings and factories.


Ashwani Kumar, Executive Director of Indian Bank appointed as MD & CEO of UCO BankThe Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Ashwani Kumar, Executive Director, Indian Bank as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UCO Bank, a Commercial public sector bank undertaken by the Government of India (GOI).

  • The appointment has been made for a period of three years, with the possibility of an extension based on the review of his performance.
  • Ashwani Kumar succeeding Soma Sankara Prasad, who has been the MD & CEO from 2021 is set to retire on 31st May 2023.

About Ashwani Kumar:
i. He has rich banking experience of more than two decades across five public sector banks (PSBs) such as: Bank of Baroda (BOB), Corporation Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Punjab National Bank (PNB), and Indian Bank.
ii. Prior to joining Indian Bank as an Executive Director, he was serving as Chief General Manager of Mumbai Zone of Punjab National Bank (PNB).
iii. His work experience includes working in Wholesale Banking division and as Head of several Branches (including Industrial Finance Branches and Licensed Commercial Banks (LCBs))
iv. As a General Manager, he was heading Mid Corporate and Large Corporate verticals and also served as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
About UCO Bank:
Founded in– 1943
MD & CEO– Ashwani Kumar
Headquarters– Kolkata
Tagline– Honours your Trust    

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Reelected as President of Türkiye for a third termOn 28th May 2023, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was re-elected as the President of Türkiye for his third consecutive term. He has been serving as the 12th President of Türkiye since 2014.
About the Election:
Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 52.14% of the votes in the second round against the Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who had 47.86%.

  • Run-off vote held on May 28 2023 was the first time in the history of the Republic of Türkiye, since 2014, where direct Presidential elections were introduced.


  • A run-off vote is a second round of voting that takes place when no candidate receives more than half of the presidential vote.
  • Turkey transitioned from a parliamentary system to a presidential one in July 2018.

About Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
i. RecepTayyipErdoğan, 69, born on 26 February 1954 started his political career as the head of the Beyoglu youth branch of the National Salvation Party of Turkey in 1976.
ii. He was elected mayor of Istanbul (Türkiye), following the 1994 local elections. The 2002 elections were his first elections as a party leader (AK Party).
iii. He won the 2002 election and served as the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014.
iv. In 2014, he was elected as the first President of Republic of Türkiyeelected by popular vote in the first round of election.

  • Few books written by Recep Tayyip Erdogan include:  A Fairer World is Possible: A Proposed Model for a United Nations Reform; Step by Step Istanbul: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Istanbul.

About Republic of Türkiye:
Capital– Ankara
President– Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Currency– Turkish lira (TRY)     

NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh Gets Additional Charge as CMD of NEEPC

Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of NTPC Limited(formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation), has been given additional charge as the CMD of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited(NEEPCO), following the retirement of the incumbent CMD P C Pankaj.
He has been given the additional charge for a period of 3 months with effect from 1st June 2023 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders.

  • The decision was taken following the approval of the Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy(NRE), RK Singh.
  • Gurdeep Singh has been serving as the CMD of NTPC Limited since 2016. Prior to joining NTPC, he served as the Managing Director(MD) of Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited.

Sachin Tendulkar named ‘Smile Ambassador’ for oral hygiene campaign in Maharashtra

On 30th May 2023, Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar was named the ‘Smile Ambassador’ for Maharashtra’s Swachh Mukh Abhiyan’(SMA), a campaign to create awareness about oral health and hygiene across Maharashtra, for a period of 5 years.
Maharashtra Chief Minister(CM) Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister(Dy CM) Devendra Fadnavis signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sachin Tendulkar regarding the association for this campaign.

  • The SMA campaign has been conceptualised in association with the Indian Dental Association (IDA) in order to promote oral hygiene.
  • The IDA is hoping that this campaign is able to lead India to optimal oral health and pave the way for a new model of oral health care.

Note: In March 2023, antiseptic brand Savlon made Tendulkar their first ‘Hand Ambassador’ for the Savlon Swasth India Mission, which aims to highlight the importance of hand hygiene for a healthier nation.


North Korea 1st spy satellite launch fails

On May 30, 2023, North Korea’s attempt to put the country’s first spy satellite “Malligyong-1 satellite” into space failed as the new satellite transport rocket Chollima-1 lost propulsion and crashed into waters off the Korean Peninsula’s western coast.

  • The rocket was launched from the North’s Sohae Satellite Launching Ground northwestern Tongchang-ri area, Cholsan, North Pyongan Province, North Korea.
  • This satellite launch by North Korea is a violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions that ban the country from conducting any launch based on ballistic technology.


16th Season of  TATA Indian Premier League: CSK won their 5th title defeating Gujarat Titans
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni)-led Chennai Super Kings(CSK) won their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title by defeating the reigning champions Gujarat Titans(GT) led by Hardik Pandya by five wickets in the finals of the 16th edition of IPL(IPL 2023) at Narendra Modi Stadium(the largest cricket stadium in the world) in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Complex, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • The 16th edition of IPL (IPL 2023 or IPL 16), also known as Tata IPL 2023 for sponsorship reasons, is a franchise Twenty20(T20) cricket league in India.
  • The tournament was held from 31st March 2023 to 28th May 2023 (finals rescheduled on reserve day – 29th May).
  • Former Indian Cricketer Ambati Rayudu who plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), announced his retirement from 2023 IPL .

CSK – Winner of 16th IPL: 
With this win, CSK equals the Mumbai Indians (MI) record of most trophies.

  • CSK became the most successful team in the tournament. The team won 5 titles in 14 editions breaking the record of MI which has won 5 titles in 16 editions.

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Padma Shri awardee & Eminent Scholar-Writer Vellayani Arjunan Passed AwayOn 31st May 2023, Vellayani Arjunan, an eminent scholar, writer, academician and Padma Shri awardee passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala at the age of 90. He was born on 10 February 1933.

  • Vellayani Arjunan holds 3 Doctor of Literature (D. Litt.) degrees from three universities (Aligarh and Agra (Uttar Pradesh), and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Vellayani Arjunan had the credit of having Post Graduations (PGs) in Malayalam, English and Hindi and PG diplomas in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil.

About Vellayani Arjunan:
i. VellayaniArjunan had been a well-known person in the academic, cultural and literary sphere of Kerala for over 20 years.
ii. He was born at Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and began his career as a research assistant in the Kerala Lexicon Department.
iii. Later he became a faculty to teach Malayalam Language and Literature at Sree Narayana College in Kollam, Kerala.
iv. He was the first Professor of Malayalam at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh and became the Head of the Department (HOD) of Modern Indian Languages at AMU.
v. He also served as the director of the state Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, Kerala in 1975.
vi. He also held posts as director of the Kerala Bhasha Institute and of the School of Communication and Information Science at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala.
His Notable Works:
He has authored about 40 books of different genres, including poetry, short stories, children’s fiction, Essays and so on. Some of his notable works include: Mahanmarude Jeevithathil Ninnu; Malayalathinte Jaithra Yathra; Ozhukkinethire (His Autobiography).
In 2008, he was honoured with Padma Shri in the field of Literature & Education.


World No Tobacco Day 2023 – 31st May 2023World No Tobacco Day(WNTD) is annually observed across the globe on 31st May to create awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption and encourage the general public to quit smoking.

  • The annual observance of World No Tobacco Day is led by the World Health Organisation(WHO).

The theme of WNTD 2023 observed on 31st May 2023 is “We need food, not tobacco”. 
WHO’s theme “Grow Food, not Tobacco”.
i.WHO established World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to highlight the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
ii.The World Health Assembly(WHA) adopted the resolution WHA40.38 in 1987 and proclaimed the 7th of April of every year as World No Smoking Day.
iii.In 1988, WHA passed a resolution WHA42.19 and called for the celebration of 31st May of every year as World No Tobacco Day.
About World Health Organisation(WHO):
Director-General– Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
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Current Affairs Today (AffairsCloud Today) Current Affairs 1 June 2023
1 Highlights of 76th annual World Health Assembly held in Geneva from May 21 to 30 2023
2 Pakistan, Afghanistan among Global Hunger Hotspots: FAO & WFP Hunger Hotspots Report
3 Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Launches India’s 1st Insurance Plan for Diabetics
4 ADB launches India CPS for 2023-27; Focus on Employment Creation, Green Growth
5 Yubi partners with Indian Bank to provide digital Supply Chain Financing for SMEs
6 Kiwi launches ‘credit on UPI’ platform to enable credit service on UPI
7 PFC and RITES signs MoU for strategic partnership for financing infrastructure and logistics sector
8 India emerges as top source country for FDI into Dubai
9 Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo received 57th Jnanpith Award
10 IISc named Hypersonic Wind Tunnel After Late Prof Roddam Narashimha
11 JSW Steel becomes 1st Manufacturer to get CII’s  GreenPro Ecolabel
12 Ashwani Kumar, Executive Director of Indian Bank appointed as MD & CEO of UCO Bank
13 Recep Tayyip Erdogan Re–elected as President of Türkiye for a third term
14 Gurdeep Singh appointed as new NEEPCO CMD
15 Sachin Tendulkar named ‘Smile Ambassador’ for oral hygiene campaign in Maharashtra
16 North Korea 1st spy satellite launch fails
17 16th Season of  TATA Indian Premier League: CSK won their 5th title defeating Gujarat Titans
18 Vellayani Arjunan, an eminent Scholar-Writer & Padma Shri awardee Passed Away
19 World No Tobacco Day 2023 – 31st May 2023

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