Central Excise Day 2023 observed on 24th February
Every year on February 24, Central Excise Day is observed to recognise and honour the contributions made by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). Every year, Central Excise Day is observed to raise public awareness of the dedication and labor-intensiveness of CBIC.
Rudrankksh Patil Won gold in 10m Air Rifle at ISSF World Cup 2023
India’s Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil won the men’s 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 in Cairo. He defeated Germany’s Maximilian Ullbrich by 16-8 in the gold medal match to clinch the top prize. Rudrankksh Patil finished seventh in the qualification round with 629.3 points to make the ranking round, which he topped with 262.0 points to set up a final clash against Ulbrich.
Ex-Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga Nominated By US President To Lead World Bank
From Washington, US President Joe Biden is nominating former Mastercard Chief Executive Ajay Banga to lead the World Bank, after its current chief David Malpass announced plans to step down early. Banga’s nomination comes amid a push for development lenders to revamp and address global problems like environmental issues more effectively.
Rajeev Raghuvanshi Appointed as New Drug Controller General of India
Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi has been appointed as the new Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi is a former Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission secretary-cum-scientific director. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi will supersede Dr. PBN Prasad who is holding the position till 28th February 2023. The order which was released stated that Raghuvanshi will continue to be the DGCI till February 28, 2025.
Churchgate Railway Station in Mumbai will now be known as First Indian RBI Governor CD Deshmukh.
The Churchgate railway station in Mumbai will soon be called as ‘Chintamanrao Deshmukh station’, named after the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) CD Deshmukh. The first national executive meeting of Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction, which was declared the original Shiv Sena by the Election Commission last week.
Carlos Alcaraz won Argentina Open title 2023
Top-seeded Spanish player, Carlos Alcaraz won his first title since his milestone U.S. Open triumph by beating Cameron Norrie in straight sets at the Argentina Open tennis Tournament. It was Alcaraz’s first ATP tournament since November 2022 after he missed the Australian Open due to abdominal and hamstring injuries.
JSW chairman Sajjan Jindal bags ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2022’ title
Sajjan Jindal, the chairman and managing director of JSW Group, was awarded as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) 2022. The seven-member jury led by former ICICI Bank chairman K V Kamath selected Jindal as the EOY 2022 winner for his “exceptional entrepreneurial journey in scaling the global conglomerate with presence in steel, cement, infrastructure, energy, and paints to revenues of US$22 billion.
Prez Droupadi Murmu Conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Awards.
The President of India Droupadi Murmu presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puruskar) for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021 in New Delhi on 23rd February 2023.
Seattle created history becomes first city in US to ban caste discrimination
The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance adding caste to the list of protected classes in the city’s municipal code, along with groups like race, religion, and gender identity. Seattle created history by becoming the first US city to pass an explicit ban on caste-based discrimination.