Current Affairs – May 08 2023
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Current Affairs – May 08 2023
1. Rajnath Singh inaugurates IAF Heritage Centre in Chandigarh
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh opened the country’s first Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh on 8 May, under a memorandum of understanding between the Indian Air Force and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
The centre spreads over 17,000 square feet and celebrates the Indian Air Force’s role in previous conflicts such as the 1965, 1971, and Kargil Wars, as well as the Balakot air strike, through murals and memorabilia.
2. World Red Cross Day 2023 observed on 8th May
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated annually on May 8th to honor the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and was the first person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a worldwide humanitarian network that operates in almost every country across the globe. The network offers aid and support to people in need during various emergencies, conflicts, disasters, and other crises.
World Red Cross 2023- Theme
The theme of World Red Cross Day for 2023 is “Everything we do comes from the heart.”
3. World Thalassemia Day 2023 celebrates on 08th May
May 8 marks World Thalassaemia Day, which is a special day dedicated to raising awareness about a genetic disorder called Thalassaemia. This disorder causes the body to produce insufficient amounts of haemoglobin, which is essential for carrying oxygen in the blood.
Individuals with Thalassaemia inherit this condition, and it results in reduced levels of oxygen-carrying proteins in their blood. The aim of World Thalassaemia Day is to increase understanding and knowledge about this blood disorder and show support for those who live with it.
World Thalassaemia Day-Theme
The theme for this year’s International Thalassaemia Day is “Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassaemia Care Gap.”
4. SEBI has introduced the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system for issuers that have listed or are planning to list non-convertible securities, securitized debt instruments, and security receipts.
This unique global identifier for legal entities participating in financial transactions aims to create a global reference data system that uniquely identifies every legal entity that is a party to a financial transaction.
What is Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)?:
The LEI code is a 20-character code that identifies legally distinct entities that engage in financial transactions. Its purpose is to provide a unique global identifier for legal entities participating in financial transactions.
5. INS Magar – Indian Navy’s Landing Ship Decommissioned After 36 Years of Service
INS Magar, the oldest Landing Ship Tank (Large), was decommissioned by the Indian Navy after 36 years of service on May 06 at the Naval base in Kochi.
The decommissioning ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, as well as Air Marshal B Manikantan, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command. Commander Hemant Salunkhe commanded the ship during its service. The event included the release of the ship’s timeline and a special postage cover.
6. Praveen Chithravel sets new triple jump national record
Indian athlete Praveen Chithravel achieved an extraordinary feat by winning the men’s triple jump event at an athletics meet in Havana, Cuba, with a record-breaking national mark of 17.37m.
He surpassed the previous men’s triple jump national record of 17.30m, set by Renjith Maheswary at the third Indian Grand Prix in Bangalore in 2016.
7. KK Shailaja’s autobiographical work titled ‘My Life As A Comrade’
CPM central committee member and former health minister of Kerala, KK Shailaja’s autobiographical work titled ‘My Life As A Comrade’ is set to be published by Juggernaut Books, a Delhi-based publishing house.
In her new book, My Life as a Comrade, co-written with Manju Sara Rajan, former CEO of the Kochi Biennale Foundation and journalist, Shailaja writes about the course of her life that started in a small settlement in Malabar and eventually led her to a Cabinet position in the State government.
8. Project-SMART for Station Area Development
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Ministry of Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for ‘Station Area Development along Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail’ (Project-SMART).
The project aims to develop the areas surrounding the Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) stations to enhance accessibility and convenience for commuters and promote economic activities in the vicinity of station areas.
The MoU is for four high-speed rail stations – Sabarmati, Surat, Virar, and Thane – out of the 12 stations on the route.