Current Affairs – July 05 2023

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Current Affairs – July 05 2023


The seventh edition of the bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) hosted by the Indian Navy, is being conducted at/ off Visakhapatnam from 05 -10 July 2023. This edition marks the 11th anniversary of JIMEX, since its inception in 2012.

Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) units under the command of RAdm Nishiyama Takahiro, Commander Escort Flotilla One, and Indian Naval ships under the command of RAdm Gurcharan Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet are participating in the exercise.

2. 3-Day International Conference on Green Hydrogen begins in New Delhi

ICGH 2023 provides a platform for fostering partnerships to realize our vision of a clean and green planet: Prime Minister

The government will partner with the industry in developing cutting-edge technology for a green hydrogen ecosystem: Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister

Union Power & NRE Minister cautions developed countries against putting barriers such as high subsidies for the growth of Green Hydrogen

Draft Inter-ministerial R&D Roadmap for Green Hydrogen Ecosystem Ready: Principal Scientific Advisor

“ICGH 2023 will enable us to better plan the implementation of National Green Hydrogen Mission”: New & Renewable Energy Secretary

Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership on PPP Model to Steer Applied and Breakthrough Research in Green Hydrogen Technologies.

3. Bharat 6G Alliance

The Telecom sector is a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry with continuous technological advancements. To spearhead the development of indigenous technology and take the lead in 6G technology, the Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA) has emerged as a crucial collaborative platform.

Focus on Indigenous Technology and 6G Leadership

The primary objective of the Bharat 6G Alliance is to foster the development of indigenous technology and secure a prominent position in the realm of 6G technology.

By bringing together public and private companies, academia, research institutions, and standards development organizations, the alliance aims to drive innovation and propel India’s growth in this futuristic field.

4. SAFF Championship 2023: India wins record ninth title

A glorious night in Indian football history unfolded on a terrific Tuesday at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, as the Blue Tigers defeated Kuwait 5-4 on penalties, to claim the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship 2023 title in Bengaluru.

In the summit clash of what was the biggest and most competitive SAFF Championship ever, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s winning save etched India’s ninth sub-continental title, adding another chapter to the nation’s regional supremacy.

The game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes; Shabaib Al-Khaldi had put Kuwait in front early on, and newly-crowned AIFF Player of the Year Lallianzuala Chhangte equalized later in the first half.

5. State Bank of India celebrates 68th Bank Day

State Bank of India celebrated its 68th Bank Day on 01st July 2023. The Bank was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on 01.07.1955. The day was celebrated throughout the country by organizing various programs at different centers.

At Chandigarh, Bank Day was celebrated by organizing a Circle Level Staff Cultural program and a get-together of local dignitaries, customers, staff, and their families at Tagore Theatre, Sector-18, Chandigarh. Sh. As the Chief Guest, Vinod Jaiswal, Chief General Manager, Chandigarh Circle, graced the occasion.

6. SBI appoints Kameswar Rao Kodavanti as CFO

State Bank of India, the largest lender in the country, has recently announced the appointment of Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti as its Chief Financial Officer as Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra, the former CFO, resigned from the post.

Kodavanti, who has been associated with SBI since 1991, brings a wealth of experience in banking, forex, finance, and accounting to his new role.

Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti’s appointment as CFO of SBI marks a significant milestone in his long and successful career within the banking industry.

7. India’s first ‘Police Drone Unit’ launched in Chennai

The Greater Chennai City Police (GCP) has launched the ‘Police Drone Unit’ for aerial surveillance over vast areas and quick detection of criminal activities.

The project, which costs approximately Rs 3.6 crore according to a press release by the GCP, was inaugurated by outgoing Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) C Sylendra Babu, in the presence of Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jaiswal at Besant Avenue, Adyar.


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