National Technology Day 2023 Observed on 11th May

Every year on May 11th, India observes National Technology Day to recognize and honor the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of its scientists, engineers, and technologists in the development of the country. This day holds great cultural and historical importance, underscoring India’s dedication to innovation and its quest for technological progress.

This year’s theme is ‘School to Startups- Igniting Young Minds to Innovate’.

Rathendra Raman new chairman of Kolkata Port

Rathendra Raman, who belongs to the 1995 batch of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), has taken charge as the new chairman of the Kolkata Port, which has been renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port (SMP). Prior to his new role, he served as the Chief Freight Traffic Manager (CFTM) in the South Eastern Railway. In his new position, Raman held a meeting with senior officials from both the Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock Complex to discuss matters related to the port.

CM Yogi Adityanath honoured Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award

Former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his efforts in creating a fear-free Uttar Pradesh. The award ceremony took place at the Shri Shanmukhananda Auditorium in Mumbai, where Dr. Lalji Prasad Nirmal, a member of the UP legislative council, received the award on behalf of the Chief Minister. The event was organized by the Buddhanjali Research Foundation and was attended by Ramnath Kovind as the chief guest. This was the 13th edition of the award ceremony. The Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award is an annual award presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to society in the areas of education, social welfare, and economics, in the spirit of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Parminder Chopra becomes first woman to become CMD of India’s largest NBFC, PFC

Parminder Chopra has been recommended by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) to become the next Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power Finance Corporation (PFC), India’s largest Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) by net worth. If appointed, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

Syria’s Readmitted to Arab League as relations with Assad normalize

After more than a decade of being suspended from the Arab League due to a government crackdown on anti-Assad protesters that led to war, Syria has been readmitted to the organization. This move comes as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to normalize relationships with other Arab nations.

India and Thailand Conduct 35th Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol(CORPAT)

The Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy conducted the 35th edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) from May 3 to May 10, 2023. The exercise was aimed at reinforcing maritime linkages between the two countries and ensuring the safety and security of the Indian Ocean.

Mastercard Takes Over as ICC’s Global Sponsor, Replacing BharatPe

Mastercard has reportedly taken over from BharatPe as the global sponsor of the International Cricket Council (ICC), a multinational financial services corporation based in the United States. Over the past year, Mastercard has been actively seeking to secure lucrative sponsorship deals and has already secured the title sponsorship rights for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) international and domestic home fixtures from Paytm. Although Mastercard had expressed interest in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the 2022 edition, RuPay took over the category.

SN Subrahmanyan new CMD of L&T, AM Naik steps down

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational engineering company, announced that it has appointed S N Subrahmanyan as its new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), effective October 1, 2023. Subrahmanyan is currently the CEO and MD of L&T. A M Naik, the company’s current Non-Executive Chairman, has decided to step down from his position on September 30, 2023. Naik will be given the role of Chairman Emeritus.

Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to make digital health cards for children

The Uttar Pradesh’s Urban Development Department and Lucknow Smart City launched a “School Health Program”. Under the pilot project, the School Health Program has been started by Lucknow Smart City in three schools in Lucknow. The official statement read, A digital health report card for the overall physical and mental well-being of 1765 municipal school students is also being prepared under the project.

About Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Anandiben Patel

Praveen Chithravel sets national record in triple jump in Cuba

Indian triple jumper Praveen Chithravel won the men’s triple jump event at an athletics meet in Havana, Cuba with a national record-breaking mark of 17.37m. The previous men’s triple jump national record of 17.30m was set by Renjith Maheswary at the third Indian Grand Prix in Bangalore in 2016. Praveen Chithravel achieved his record-breaking mark with his fifth jump at the Prueba de confrontacion 2023 with a headwind reading of -1.5m/s. The permissible wind assistance for official records is +2.0m/s

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