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Current Affairs – September 14 2023
1. Army doctor awarded Dr AM Gokhale award for ophthalmology in Pune
Renowned ophthalmologist Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra of Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital was conferred with the prestigious ”Dr AM Gokhale Award” in Pune. The award was conferred to him at the Retina Conclave at Pune.
Dr AM Gokhale was a renowned teacher of Ophthalmology and his students progressed to become the doyens of Ophthalmology in the country.
Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra hails from Mau, Uttar Pradesh and finished his tutoring from Prayagraj. He has been conferred with Bar to Sena Medal (Distinguished) by the President of India just before 26 January 2021.
Earlier he was awarded the Sena Medal and Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM). Suring his residency at Command Hospital Lucknow set up the territory of Art Retinal Center in 2018, taking into account patients from different states. Brig Mishra is one of the highest decorated officers of Indian Armed Forces Medical Services.
2. Najma Akhtar honored with lifetime achievement award in academia
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar, was recently presented ‘Lifetime Achievement Award-Academia.
The award was presented to her by Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar (Padma Vibhushan) at the Grand Conference and award function titled “Making India Employable” was organised by TeamLease EdTech.
Akhtar was selected for the award by a jury panel comprising of educationists and industry experts. She has been awarded for her “great efforts to connect education to employment,”.
3. RITES Ltd wins ‘Safety Innovation Award 2023
RITES Limited has been honoured with the ‘Safety Innovation Award 2023’, under the ‘Construction’ category, for implementing ‘Innovative Safety Management Systems’ in its operations.
The award was presented to RITES’ officials during the inaugural function of the 20th Safety Convention organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers, at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
RITES, having multi-sectoral presence, has consistently embraced best safety practices in its operations, exemplifying its commitment to prioritizing safety measures at worksites.
RITES remains resolute in its mission to create a safer and more secure infrastructure environment, delivering services that uphold stringent safety protocols, irrespective of geographical or logistical challenges.
4. Haryana Govt Appoints Actress Mita Vashisth as Chair of Entertainment Policy Council
In a significant development for the entertainment industry in Haryana, the state government has appointed renowned film actress Mita Vashisth as the chairperson of the governing council tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Haryana Film and Entertainment Policy.
This appointment follows the untimely demise of the beloved actor, director, and producer Satish Kaushik, who previously held the position. Mita Vashisth’s extensive experience in the world of entertainment and her dedication to the craft make her a fitting choice for this prestigious role.
5. India Emerges as Bangladesh’s Leading Export Partner
In a significant revelation, the Government of India has declared that it has surpassed Japan and China to become Bangladesh’s largest export partner.
The growth in bilateral trade has been particularly noteworthy, with Bangladesh’s exports to India surging from $450 million to a remarkable $2 billion.
This announcement was made during discussions centered on exploring new trade routes, specifically the Agartala-Akhaura rail link project, which promises to bolster connectivity and trade ties between the two nations.
6. NATO’s Largest Military Exercise Since the Cold War: “Steadfast Defender”
NATO member countries are gearing up to conduct their most extensive military exercise since the Cold War era.
Set to commence in the spring of the following year, this ambitious undertaking is aimed at simulating various military scenarios, with a primary focus on defense against a hypothetical adversary resembling a Russian-led coalition known as Occasus.
This expansive military exercise is expected to encompass a multitude of elements, showcasing NATO’s commitment to readiness and collective defense.