National Statistics Day 2023
National Statistics Day is commemorated annually on June 29 to honor the significant contributions made by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning. Often hailed as the ‘father of Indian statistics,’ Professor Mahalanobis is renowned for developing the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure utilized to determine the disparity between a point and a distribution. This event is taking place at the Scope Convention Centre, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road in New Delhi. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh, will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Theme for National Statistics Day 2023
The theme of National Statistics Day, 2023 is “Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals”.
International Day of the Tropics 2023
International Day of the Tropics is observed annually on June 29. Its purpose is to acknowledge the extraordinary variety of the tropics while shedding more light on the distinctive challenges and opportunities that are faced by tropical areas. To raise awareness about the specific challenges of tropical countries at all levels, and the implications and issues affecting the world’s tropical regions, the International Day of the Tropics is observed on June 29 all across the globe.
National Insurance Awareness Day 2023
National Insurance Awareness Day is annually observed on 28th June to raise awareness about Insurance which offers a layer of protection to guard in various situations and about the benefits of investing in an insurance plan. The day also serves as a reminder to people to check if all their insurance payments (or renewals) are up to date.
Hemis Festival Ladakh 2023
The Hemis Festival in Ladakh is a renowned religious celebration that attracts numerous tourists to the picturesque region of Leh. Dedicated to the birth anniversary of Lord Padmasambhava, the festival offers a mesmerizing experience of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. With its two-day extravaganza, Hemis Festival offers a captivating display of Cham Dance, traditional performances, and the unveiling of intricate thangkas (Buddhist paintings). This vibrant celebration takes place in the enchanting region of Ladakh, specifically at the Hemis Gompa monastery.
Historical Kharchi Puja commences in Tripura
In a vibrant display of cultural heritage and religious fervour, the Historical ‘Kharchi Puja’ commenced at the revered fourteen gods temple in Khayerpur, Tripura. The auspicious event marked the revival of ancient customs and traditions, drawing enthusiastic devotees from far and wide. The Historical Kharchi Puja is a significant religious festival celebrated by the people of Tripura to honour the fourteen deities, believed to be the guardians of the state.
World Bank President Ajay Banga Named In 2023 List Of Great Immigrants
Ajay Banga, the President of the World Bank, has been recognised on the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s annual “Great Immigrants” list. He is lauded for his contributions and efforts in enriching America and its democracy. With over 30 years of experience in key positions, 63-year-old Banga is expected to usher in transformative policies at the World Bank to combat poverty and address climate change, opening opportunities for people around the globe.
Pt P. D. Baul awarded 1st Kala Kranti Lifetime Achievement Award
At the Kolkata edition of the International Performing Arts Festival (IPAF), Padma Shri Pandit Purna Das Baul was presented with the IPAF Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the traditional Baul music on the world stage. The award was presented to him by Governor Dr. Bose at the prestigious Indian Museum’s Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall. This is IPAF’s 5th year in Kolkata with 2 days of cultural programs to support the dying Indian art forms and different artists from Kolkata participated in it along with artists from other states as well.
India ranked 67th on Energy Transition Index, Sweden on top: WEF
India has secured the 67th position in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) energy transition index, making it the only major economy to witness an acceleration across all dimensions. The report, developed in collaboration with Accenture, highlights India’s significant improvements in achieving a secure and sustainable energy transition, reducing energy and carbon intensity, increasing renewable energy deployment and attaining universal access to electricity.
UN chief appoints Xu of China as deputy head of UNDP
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Haoliang Xu of China as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Xu will succeed Usha Rao-Monari of India, to whom the Secretary-General has expressed his appreciation for her service and commitment during her tenure as Associate Administrator.