Current Affairs – May 26 & 27 2023

Current Affairs – May 26 & 27 2023

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Current Affairs – May 26 & 27 2023

1. Goa Signed MoU with Uttarakhand for Strengthening Tourism Cooperation

The Government of Goa and the Government of Uttarakhand have come together and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the tourism landscape of both Goa and Uttarakhand.

The MoU signing ceremony was held in the presence of Rohan Khaunte, the Minister for Tourism, IT, E & C, Printing and Stationary, Government of Goa, and Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

2. Axis Bank Introduces ‘Sarathi’ – A Digital Onboarding Platform for PoS Terminals

Axis Bank has launched ‘Sarathi,’ a revolutionary digital onboarding platform aimed at simplifying the process for merchants to adopt Electronic Data Capture (EDC) or Point of Sale (PoS) terminals.

By eliminating the need for lengthy paperwork and long waiting periods, Sarathi offers a streamlined and hassle-free experience to merchants, enabling them to begin accepting digital payments quickly and efficiently.

3. World Schizophrenia Awareness Day commemorated by DEPwD

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) commemorated Schizophrenia to raise awareness and to reduce stigma around mental illness.

It lifts the lid on the challenges that thousands of people with Schizophrenia from all over the world have to encounter on a day-to-day basis.

4. Jayakumar S. Pillai Appointed as Deputy Managing Director of IDBI Bank

IDBI Bank announced via an official filing that Jayakumar S. Pillai has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director on the bank’s Board.

The appointment has been approved by the bank’s board of directors and is valid for a period of three years starting from the date he assumes office, as authorized by the RBI.

5. Ireland Set to Implement Alcohol Health Warnings, Leading Global Efforts

Ireland is on track to become the first country to enforce mandatory health advisories on alcohol products. The Irish Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has approved the new policy, which will be implemented starting from May 22, 2026.

This three-year period aims to allow businesses enough time to adjust to the new public health guidelines.

6. Legendary Singer Tina Turner ‘Queen of Rock’ Dies Aged 83

Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’ has passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

The singer, Tina Turner, rose to prominence after performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming his violent, abusive behavior to go on to become a chart-topping solo artist.

7. R Dinesh Appointed as CII President for 2023-24

TVS Supply Chain Solutions Executive Vice Chairman R. Dinesh has assumed office as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President for 2023-24 while ITC Managing Director Sanjiv Puri has been named as President-designate.

The CII National Council, which met in New Delhi to elect new office-bearers for 2023-24, also named EY Chairman India Region Rajiv Memani as Vice-President.

8. PhonePe: The First Payment App to Link 2 Lakh Rupay Credit Cards to UPI

PhonePe, a Digital payment service provider announced that it has become the first digital payments app to enable the linkage of 2 lakh Rupay credit cards to the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). It has also processed a Total Payment Value (TPV) of Rs 150 crore through Rupay Credit on UPI.

TPV refers to the total transaction value processed through the platform in a given time period.

Particularly, linking the credit card to UPI simplifies the utilization of credit for customers by leveraging the flexibility and widespread acceptance of UPI.

According to PhonePe, the company has already enabled the acceptance of Rupay Credit Cards on UPI across 12 million merchant outlets in the country, achieving the highest merchant penetration in the ecosystem.

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