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- As per the ‘Gas 2023 Medium-Term Market Report’ released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in October 2023, India’s natural gas demand is expected to rise by ________ in 2023.
5) 3%Answer-2) 4%
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its ‘Gas 2023 Medium-Term Market Report‘. As per it, India’s natural gas demand is expected to rise by 4% in 2023 calendar year and will continue to increase at an average annual rate of about 8% till 2026.
This growth will be driven by power, petrochemical and fertiliser sectors & India’s primary gas supply rising by 2% in the first eight months of 2023.
After a sharp 6% drop in 2022, India’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports rose by 8% in the first eight months of 2023 compared to the same in 2022.
i. Global gas demand is expected to increase by 1.6% annually from 2022 to 2026, down from the previous average of 2.5% per year from 2017 to 2021.
Global LNG capacity is expected to expand by 25% between 2022 and 2026 & the United States (US) will retain its position as the world’s largest LNG exporter.
- In which state, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) has recently (in Oct ‘23) launched the ‘A-HELP’ (Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) program?
1) Uttar Pradesh
5) Andhra PradeshAnswer-4) Jharkhand
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying(MoFAHD) launched the ‘A-HELP’ (Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) program in Jharkhand.
i. The initiative was launched through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DAHD and National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).
ii. Badal Patralekh, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Co-operative, Govt. of Jharkhand was the chief guest of the launch programme.
iii. A-HELP to empower women by engaging them as Accredited Agents who contribute to essential tasks such as disease control, animal tagging, and livestock insurance.
Note- A-HELP has already been initiated across 6 states including Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand, and one Union Territory (UT) Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).
- According to the 6th Annual Report ‘Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) [July, 2022 – June, 2023]’ released by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in October 2023, the Unemployment rate (UR) at 6-year low of _______ in 2022-23 under the Usual Status (ps+ss).
5) 3.9%Answer-2) 3.2%
On October 9, 2023, the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the 6th Annual Report ‘Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) [July, 2022 – June, 2023]’ stating Unemployment rate (UR) at 6-year low of 3.2% in 2022-23 under the Usual Status (ps+ss). It was 6% in 2017-18.
The UR in Current Weekly Status (CWS) decreased to 5.1% in 2022-23. It was 8.7% in 2017-18.
The UR under the Usual Status during the one-year period declined for the 5th consecutive year since it was launched in April 2017 while under CWS it decreased for the 3rd consecutive year since April 2017.
At all India level, UR decreased to 3.2% in 2022-23 from 4.1% in 2021-22
At the all India level, the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) increased to 57.9% in 2022-23 from 55.2% in 2021-22.
At the all India level, Worker Population Ratio (WPR) increased to 51.8% from 48.3% in 2021-22.
- Which company has recently (in Oct ‘23) signed 2 MoU with two France-based Space firms Promethee Earth Intelligence and ConnectSAT to launch satellites on Vikram-I Rocket?
1) Garuda Aerospace
2) Tata Elxsi
3) Agnikul Cosmos
4) Dhruva Space
5) Skyroot AerospaceAnswer-5) Skyroot Aerospace
Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited, a Hyderabad (Telangana) -based space startup, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with two France-based Space firms Promethee Earth Intelligence and ConnectSAT.
The satellites of the French space firms are set to be launched on Vikram-I of the Skyroot.
i. Skyroot signed an MoU with Promethee to launch its Japetus earth observation constellation onboard Skyroot’s Vikram rockets.
The MoU was signed by Olivier Piepsz, Co-Founder and CEO of Prométhée, and Co-Founders of Skyroot Aerospace, Pawan Chandana and Bharath Daka.
ii. Skyroot signed a trilateral MoU with ConnectSAT and Expleo to launch ConnectSAT’s OSIRIS satellite constellation onboard Skyroot’s Vikram rockets.
As part of the MoU, Expleo provides reconfigurable software for ConnectSAT’s Internet of Things (IoT) satellite.
- Who has been recently (in Oct ‘23) elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)?
1) Ajay Sharma
2) Navneet Munot
4) Anthony Heredia
5) Jayanth KumarAnswer-2) Navneet Munot
Navneet Munot, Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd (AMC), has been elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
i. He will take charge as chairman on 16th October 2023, succeeding A Balasubramanian, MD & CEO of Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Note: The election took place at the 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of AMFI in September 2023.
i. Anthony Heredia, MD, and CEO of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund, was elected as Vice Chairman of AMFI.
He will take charge on 16th October 2023, succeeding Radhika Gupta, MD & CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd.
- In October 2023, SBI Funds Management Limited (SBIFML) received the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)‘s approval to acquire up to a 9.99% paid-up share capital in ___________ (Bank).
1) IDFC FIRST Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) Karnataka Bank
4) RBL Bank
5) YES BankAnswer-2) IndusInd Bank
SBI Funds Management Limited (SBIFML) has received the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)‘s approval to acquire up to a 9.99% paid-up share capital in IndusInd Bank Limited.
This acquisition will allow the company to also hold 9.99% voting rights in the bank.
The approval has been granted with reference to the application made by SBIFML to RBI.
i. The holding of SBIFML in IndusInd Bank should not exceed 9.99 % of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of the Bank at all times.
ii. The RBI has given SBIFML one year time (till 10th October, 2024) to buy the shares of IndusInd Bank.
- Name the company that has recently (in Oct ‘23) launched the first private suborbital European rocket ‘MIURA 1 SN1’.
1) Skyrora Space
2) Orbital Express
3) PLD Space
4) Astra Express
5) Isar AerospaceAnswer-3) PLD Space
The first private suborbital European rocket MIURA 1 SN1 was launched by Spanish space company PLD Space.
The reusable rocket was launched from El Arenosillo Experimentation Centre (CEDEA) of Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Huelva, Spain.
i. The rocket is of 12.5 meters in length with a propellent system of Kerosene and Cryogenic liquid oxygen(KeroLOX)
ii. The rocket has TEPREL-B Liquid Bi-propellant engine developed by PLD Space.
In 2021, it became the first KeroLOX rocket engine developed in Europe for space flights.
iii. The first flight of the MIURA 1 SN1 technology demonstrator aims to collect data about the flight performance of the rocket and its systems.
iv. The launch also tested a technological device from the German Centre for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) under microgravity conditions.
- The 1st National Current Good Manufacturing Practices(cGMP) Day observed across the globe ___________ with the theme of “cGMP: Transforming Healthcare”.
1) 9th October 2023
2) 11th October 2023
3) 8th October 2023
4) 10th October 2023
5) 12th October 2023Answer-4) 10th October 2023
The inaugural National Current Good Manufacturing Practices(cGMP) Day was celebrated across India on 10th October 2023. The day aims to create awareness about the critical role of cGMP in the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring the quality and safety of medicinal products.
i. The theme of National cGMP Day 2023 is “cGMP: Transforming Healthcare”.
ii. 10th October 2023 marks the first ever National cGMP day.
iii. On 10th October 1962, International Drug Regulators approved a framework which mandates drug manufacturers to scientifically prove that a medication will be safe and effective.
This approval is the aftermath of the Thalidomide disaster.
- What was the theme of World Sight Day (WSD) 2023 observed across the globe on 12th October 2023?
1) Vision First!
2) Hope In Sight
3) Universal Eye Health is Important
4) Our Call to Action is: Everyone
5) Love Your Eyes at WorkAnswer-5) Love Your Eyes at Work
World Sight Day (WSD) , also known as ‘World Eye Day’ or ‘World Vision Day’ is annually observed across the globe on the second Thursday of October.
i. WSD 2023 falls on 12th October 2023 with the theme of “Love Your Eyes at Work”.
ii. The establishment of WSD was started by the SightFirst campaign of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).
iii. LCIF partnered with blindness presentation organisations worldwide and observed the first-ever WSD on 8 October 1998.
To facilitate better screening, WHO has developed a free mobile application ‘WHO eyes’ that would enable individuals to check their vision, without the need for the eye care provider.
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment observed WDS on 12 October 2023, in alignment with its vision to raise awareness about visual impairments.
- Which state government has recently (in Oct ‘23) approved ‘Van Mitra’ Scheme, a community-based forest conservation scheme?
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) West Bengal
5) KarnatakaAnswer-3) Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh (HP) Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister (CM) Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, approved ‘Van Mitra’ Scheme, a community based forest conservation scheme.
The state cabinet has also approved various decisions across different sectors.
These decisions are aimed at enhancing governance, promoting welfare, and boosting infrastructure, with a focus on the betterment of Himachal Pradesh and its residents.
i. The Cabinet gave in-principle approval for establishing a passenger ropeway system from Chintpurni Baba Mai Dass Bhawan Parking to Chintpurni Temple in district Una, in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, with a cost of Rs. 76.50 crore, facilitating pilgrims.
ii. The Cabinet allowed construction at a distance of 5 meters and 7 meters from Nallah and Khad, respectively, amending HP Town and Country Planning Rules.
iii. The cabinet has also approved a special relief package for disaster-affected families. This special package would be granted from 24th June 2023 to 30th September 2023.
iv. Amendments to the Shimla Development Plan were made, permitting residential construction in the green belt areas with no trees.
The green belt area lies above the road from Navbhar to Ram Chandra Chowk to Machhiwali Kothi to Christ Church to Lakkar Bazar to IGMC to Sanjauli Chowk to Navbhar.