Current Affairs – April 28 2023
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Current Affairs – April 28 2023
1. Alessandra Korap from Amazon wins Goldman Environment Prize
Alessandra Korap, an indigenous Munduruku woman from the Brazilian Amazon, has been recognized with a 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize, an esteemed award that acknowledges the efforts of six activists from six continents who work at the grassroots level to safeguard the environment.
Since its establishment in 1989, the Goldman Prize has celebrated leaders who engage in local initiatives that result in positive environmental changes through citizen or community involvement.
2. Tata Sons’ Chairman Ratan Tata awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour
Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AO), which is Australia’s highest civilian honour. The announcement was made by Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell. The award was given to Tata in recognition of his contributions towards strengthening the bilateral relations between India and Australia.
Tata has been a strong supporter of the 2022 India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is said to have the largest workforce of any Indian company in Australia, with around 17,000 employees.
3. Pakistan becomes largest recipient of ADB funded programmes in 2022
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Report 2022 revealed that Pakistan received loans of $5.58 billion, making it the largest recipient of ADB-funded programs/projects in the year 2022.
Out of the total lending, Pakistan received concessional funding of $2.67 billion from the bank, highlighting the dire economic situation in the country. This significant lending reflects the severity of the economic crisis in Pakistan, which has been compounded by political and geopolitical uncertainties.
4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023 observed on April 28
April 28 marks the global observance of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023, aiming to raise awareness regarding the significance of safeguarding workers against occupational hazards, illnesses, and accidents.
This occasion offers a chance for individuals and organizations to promote a workplace environment that gives utmost importance to the well-being and safety of workers.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023: Theme
The International Labour Organization (ILO) selects the theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and for this year, it is “A safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.”
5. Jaden Pariat Becomes First Indian to Finish on Podium in British F4 Championship
Jaden Pariat, a young Indian racing talent representing Argenti Motorsport, has demonstrated his exceptional skills by securing a podium position in the opening round of the ROKiT British F4 Championship held at Donington Park. He has become the second Indian racer to achieve an international podium in a Tatuus F4 car, following Kush Maini’s feat in 2017.
6. Uttarakhand Minister Chandan Ram Dass Passes Away
Uttarakhand minister Chandan Ram Dass passed away at the state’s Bageshwar district hospital. Dass, MLA (member of legislative assembly) from Bageshwar constituency, held the portfolio of social welfare and transport. The Uttarakhand government has decided to close all offices of the state government for a day.
7. Shakira Receives Billboard’s Inaugural Latin Woman of the Year Award
Shakira, the renowned Colombian singer, will be recognized with the prestigious ‘Latin Women of the Year’ award at the inaugural Latin Women in Music gala hosted by Billboard.
With her exceptional music contributions spanning over three decades, Shakira has been titled as the ‘Queen of Latin Music’. The two-hour event will celebrate the achievements of prominent Latin women in the music industry and will be recorded at Miami’s Watsco Center, hosted by Ivy Queen and Jacqueline Bracamontes.