World MSME Day 2023

International Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day or World MSME Day is observed every year on 27th June all over the world to highlight the significance of MSMEs and how they play a crucial role in being the backbone of the country’s economy.

World MSME Day 2023- Theme

The theme MSME Day 2023 in India is “Future-ready MSMEs for India@100.” The Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade is also celebrating the day with “Building a Stronger Future Together” theme of this year. The global body is also launching #Brand10000MSMEs Network, a dynamic platform where MSMEs from around the world can connect, learn, and grow together.

DBS Bank India appoints Rajat Verma as Managing Director

DBS Bank India has appointed Rajat Verma as managing director and head of institutional banking in India. The current head of institutional banking Niraj Mittal has recently moved to a new role as country head of DBS Bank in Australia. The bank said Mittal will focus on growing the DBS franchise there, including improving linkages with South-East Asia and South Asia. Verma was, till recently, with HSBC India where he was managing director and country head of commercial banking in India. The statement said Verma brings a wealth of knowledge and deep industry expertise to DBS. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

About the DBS Bank

DBS Bank Limited, often known as DBS, is a Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered at the Marina Bay Financial Centre in the Marina Bay district of Singapore.

Alappuzha doctor K. Venugopal bags IMA award

Indian Medical Association has selected Dr. K. Venugopal, chief consultant in respiratory medicine at General Hospital, Alappuzha (City in Kerala) for the Indian Medical Association (IMA) awards under the category of community service. He will receive the award at a function to be held at IMA headquarters in New Delhi on July 1,2023

FIFA appoints Indonesia as U-17 World Cup host

In a significant achievement for Indonesian sports, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has warmly welcomed FIFA’s decision to choose Indonesia as the host country for the upcoming U-17 World Cup. The announcement has sparked excitement and optimism among officials and sports enthusiasts alike. Minister Ariotedjo (Minister of Youth and Sports), expressed his gratitude and outlined the next steps to ensure a successful event.

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach Joins USISPF Board Of Directors

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach has joined the board of directors of the US- India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). Observing that USISPF is a critical forum for business and government leaders to come together and drive the next phase of growth in the US-India partnership, Miebach said he believes the relationship between the two countries will define the future of the global economy and shape their ability to tackle the most pressing global challenges together. This strategic alliance aims to foster collaborations in various sectors and promote the growth and development  of both economies. By joining forces, both countries aim to drive innovation, promote digital transformation, and          address    global    challenges.    With   Mastercard’s    exemplary    work   in advancing the global digital economy and its alignment with India’s digital vision, this strategic partnership holds great promise for shaping the future of both nations.

Dragon Boat Festival

Google Doodle honors the Dragon Boat Festival, a vibrant and culturally significant event celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. This festival is filled with fascinating traditions and holds great importance in Chinese culture. The Dragon Boat Festival is synonymous with several customs and activities. One notable tradition is the consumption of zongzi, delectable rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. These delicious treats are filled with a variety of ingredients and hold deep cultural significance during the festival.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the centre-right New Democracy party, has been sworn in as the prime minister of Greece for a second term following a resounding election victory. Mitsotakis has outlined his plans to rebuild Greece’s credit rating, create jobs, raise wages, and boost state revenues. His party secured 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament, surpassing the leftist Syriza party, which governed Greece from2015-2019 during the country’s economic crisis.

Indian Economic Trade Organization appoints Nutan Roongta as Director of USA East Coast

The Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) has recently announced the appointment of Nutan Roongta as the Director of the USA East Coast Chapter. This significant development highlights IETO’s commitment to expanding its presence and promoting bilateral trade and economic cooperation between India and the United States. As the Director of the USA East Coast Chapter, Nutan Roongta will play a pivotal role in leading and coordinating the organization’s activities across this vital region.

A book titled ‘The Yoga Sutra for Children’ by Roopa Pai

After her award-winning bestselling book ‘The Gita for Children’, author Roopa Pai’s upcoming children’s book will unravel the secrets of Patanjali’s 2,000- year-old text on Yoga. ‘The Yoga Sutras for Children’, published by Hachette India, aims to connect and relate the practice of Yoga to children’s everyday lives and helps them use their mind power to bring out the best in themselves.

Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin from 17-25 June

The 16th Special Olympics World Games, the world’s largest inclusive sports event, took place in Berlin, Germany, from 17th June to 25th June 2023. This momentous occasion brought together thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the globe to compete in 26 sports. With the aim of promoting recognition and inclusion, the Games showcased the remarkable talents, determination, and spirit of these exceptional athletes.

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