International Day of Cooperatives 2023
The International Day of Cooperatives is commemorated on July 1st and is celebrated on the first Saturday of July. This significant event unites people, communities, and organizations worldwide to honor the impressive influence of cooperative businesses. By joining forces, we recognize and appreciate the power of collaboration, which has positively impacted numerous lives and shaped communities on a global level. This day aims to acknowledge the contributions of cooperatives to resolve some of the major international issues that have drawn the attention of the United Nations. The day also aims to strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other outfits of social development.
International Day Of Cooperatives 2023 Theme
The designated theme for the International Day of Cooperatives 2023 is “Cooperatives for Sustainable Development.” Under this theme, Gilbert F. Houngbo, the Director of the International Labour Organisation, encourages us to acknowledge the crucial role that cooperatives play in attaining sustainable development goals. It serves as a call to action, urging us to utilize the strength of collaboration to tackle urgent global challenges.
USA Independence Day 2023
The United States is celebrating its 247th Independence Day this year on 4th July. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States to commemorate the declaration of Independence. The celebration of Independence Day in U.S. is associated with parade, fireworks, carnival, fairs, picnics, political speeches, games and ceremonies. This day is considered to be a National Day of U.S. During the American resolution, the second continental congress voted for the resolution of Independence, the thirteen colonies were legally separated from Great Britain in 1776 on July 2nd. On 2nd July 1776, US officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.
Rajindar Singh Dhatt Receives Points of Light Award
Rajindar Singh Dhatt, the driving force behind the “Undivided Indian Ex-Servicemen’s Association” has been honored with the prestigious Points of Light award for his exceptional service and relentless efforts to bring together British Indian war veterans. Dhatt demonstrated his dedication to serving his country by joining the British Indian Army during the Second World War.
State Bank of India Appoints Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti as CFO
State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has announced the appointment of Kameshwar Rao Kodavanti as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kodavanti, who has been with the bank since 1991, assumed the position on July 1, 2023. This article provides details about Kodavanti’s appointment and his professional background.
India’s First Indigenous 700 MW Nuclear Reactor Starts Commercial Operation in Gujarat
India’s first indigenously developed 700 MW nuclear power reactor at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat has successfully commenced commercial operations, marking a significant milestone in the country’s nuclear energy sector. The reactor, known as KAPP-3, began operating at 90 percent of its total power capacity on June 30, 2023, as confirmed by a senior official from KAPP.
British children’s writer Michael Rosen awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2023
Renowned children’s writer and performance poet, Michael Rosen, aged 77, has been honored with the esteemed PEN Pinter Prize 2023. This prestigious award is bestowed upon a writer hailing from the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the Commonwealth, whose body of work fearlessly uncovers and reveals truths about the realities of modern-day existence.
New Zealand becomes first country to ban plastic produce bags
New Zealand has taken a momentous step towards reducing plastic waste by becoming the first country to implement a complete ban on thin plastic bags commonly used in supermarkets for fruit and vegetable purchases. Moreover, this move will extend beyond bags, as it also includes banning of plastic straws and silverware. This significant move aligns with the government’s ongoing campaign against single-use plastics, which began in 2019 with the prohibition of thicker plastic shopping bags.
Yuki Bhambri thrilled with maiden ATP doubles title
Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri made a remarkable breakthrough in his career by capturing his maiden title on the ATP World Tour. Partnering with South African player Lloyd Harris, Bhambri secured the doubles trophy at the Mallorca Championships. The Indo-South African duo displayed exceptional skill and resilience to defeat the Dutch-Austrian pair of Robine Hasse and Philipp Oswald in a thrilling final on the grass courts. This victory serves as a significant milestone for Bhambri, whose singles career has been hampered by injuries. By transitioning to doubles, Bhambri aims to prolong his tennis career and make a mark in the competitive world of doubles tennis.
Full moon July 2023
The full moon in July 2023 will be called the Buck Moon. It is also known as the Thunder Moon, Berry Moon, Salmon Moon, Feather Moulting Moon, and Raspberry Moon. The name Buck Moon comes from the fact that the antlers of male deer are in full growth at this time of year. The Buck Moon will be a supermoon, which means that it will be slightly closer to Earth than usual. This makes it appear slightly larger and brighter in the sky. The Buck Supermoon will reach peak illumination at 7:39 AM Eastern Time on Monday, July 3. However, it will be visible in the night sky starting on Sunday, July 2.
China’s Qu-Dongyu re-elected unopposed as head of FAO
The 43rd session of conference of United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held at FAO’s headquarter, Rome began on Saturday i.e. 1st July, 2023. In this conference of FAO Qu-Dongyu was re-elected as a Director General of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 2019, Qu-Dongyu was elected as the head of the UN agency and he is the first Chinese national to serve in the position. Since assuming office, Qu-Dongyu had actively led the FAO to address the challenges in global food security and contribute to the food and agriculture development of all countries, especially developing countries. His efforts have been recognised by FAO member nations and re-elected him as the Director General of the FAO by getting 168 votes out of 182 votes. Qu was re-elected as Director General of FAO for the term of 4 years commencing on August 1.
Coal India named PM Prasad as chairman and managing director
P M Prasad, who currently serves as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), has been appointed as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Coal India Limited (CIL), a Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE). Prior to his new role, Prasad successfully led CCL, a subsidiary of Coal India, located in Jharkhand, to achieve its production targets in the fiscal year 2022-23. With over 30 years of experience in the coal mining sector, Prasad holds a post-graduate degree in mining engineering from the Indian School of Mines, IIT Dhanbad. He takes over the position from Pramod Agrawal, who retired upon reaching the age of superannuation on June 30th. Prasad’s career in Coal India began in 1984 as a management trainee at Western Coalfields Limited, and he has held various roles across different subsidiaries of Coal India. He also spent three years as the Executive Director (coal mining) at NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation).
Government to develop National Maritime Heritage Complex in Gujarat
A National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) will be developed in Lothal, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore under the government’s Sagarmala programme. NMHC would be developed as an international tourist destination at Lothal, where the maritime heritage of India from ancient to modern times would be showcased and an “edutainment approach” using the latest technology would be adopted to spread awareness about the country’s maritime heritage.