Current Affairs 2023 Updates: What is the rate of interest declared by EPFO for its subscribers? Who has been elected as the chairman of New Development Bank? Here the answers to such questions are being given. These questions can also be asked in competitive exams.
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Question 1: Which armored regiments of the Indian Army were awarded the President’s Standard?
answer: Armored regiments of the Indian Army were awarded the President’s Standard in a program organized at the Suratgarh military station in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. It is the highest honor given to a military unit by the Supreme Commander in recognition of their service to the country. It is similar to the President’s Colours, awarded to a relatively small military formation or unit. Four Armored Regiments of the Indian Army received the President’s Standard. These are 49 Armored Regiment, 51 Armored Regiment, 53 Armored Regiment and 54 Armored Regiment. The Supreme Commander is the President of India. The Armored Corps is one of the main combat branches of the Indian Army.
Question 2: What is the rate of interest declared by EPFO for its subscribers?
answer: Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has fixed an interest rate of 8.15 percent for the year 2022-23. In March 2022, the EPFO had reduced the interest rate on EPF to a four-decade low of 8.1 percent for its nearly five crore shareholders. It was 8.5 percent in the year 2020-21. This was the lowest since 1977-78, when the EPF interest rate was 8 per cent. The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) in its meeting has decided to give 8.15 percent interest on EPF for 2022-23. EPFO gave 8.65 percent interest to its shareholders in 2016-17 and 8.55 percent in 2017-18. In 2015-16, the interest rate was 8.8 percent.
Question 3: Which IPS officer made a new record by swimming from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves?
answer: IPS officer Krishna Prakash swam from Mumbai’s Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves. He completed the 16.20 kilometer campaign in just 5 hours 26 minutes. He became the first person to do so. In 2017, he completed the Ironman Triathlon, one of the toughest sporting events in the world. The three-day event consists of a 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km cycle ride and a 42.2 km run to be completed in 16-17 hours. This achievement gives Prakash the title of Iron Man and his hard work is recorded in the world record book. He is the first civil servant and uniformed person to do so.
Question 4: Which Japanese institution has given a loan of Rs 915 crore to SJVN Limited?
answer: Japan Bank for International Cooperation has approved a loan of Rs 915 crore to SJVN Limited, which is run under government supervision. With this amount, the company will further develop the 90 MW Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project in MP and the 100 MW Raghaneshwar Solar Project in Gujarat. The estimated cost of both the projects is Rs 1,288.35 crore. SJVN aims to achieve 25 GW generation capacity by the year 2030. Of this, maximum capacity is expected to come from solar and wind energy resources. The company is also ready to work with JBIC in green financing in future.
Question 5: Who bought the Silicon Valley Bank of America?
answer: The recently declared closed Silicon Valley Bank of America has been bought by First Citizens Bank. The bank has bought it from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The FDIC has revealed that Silicon Valley Bank will open under the name First Citizens. First Citizen was the 30th largest bank in the US by assets. It has 500 branches in 22 states. It has acquired 35 banks in America since 1971. First Citizen Bank has assets of $10900 million and total deposits of $8940 million. Silicon Valley Bank was the 16th largest bank in the US and provided financial support to new-age tech companies and companies investing in venture capital.
Question 6: IDFC First Bank has tied up with which Swedish company and why?
answer: IDFC First Bank has tied up with Swedish company Crunchfish to start a pilot project of offline retail payments. The Reserve Bank of India has decided to start a pilot project to this effect. The project will provide digital payment services to customers and merchants even without network connectivity. IDFC FIRST Bank will be one of the first few banks to be a part of this pilot project by HDFC Bank. Crunchfish has created a unique digital payment solution developed under the regulatory sandbox program of RBI. IDFC First Bank is providing its services with 707 branches, 253 Asset Service Centers, 867 ATMs in the country.
Question 7: Which Pakistani-origin leader has won the election to head the Scottish National Party?
answer: Pakistani-origin politician Humza Yusuf has been elected as the head of the Scottish National Party. He is set to replace Nicola Sturgeon as the First Minister of Scotland. He defeated the country’s Finance Minister Kate Forbes and Ash Reagan, who resigned from the government against the proposed change of gender recognition. Humza Yusuf won the Scottish National Party leadership election with 52% of the vote. Nicola Sturgeon served as leader of the party for 8 years. Humza Yusuf was born on 7 April 1985 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a member of the Scottish National Party and has served as the member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollock since 2016. Prior to that, he represented Glasgow on the regional list from 2011 to 2016.
Question 8: Who has been elected the chairman of the New Development Bank?
answer: Former Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff has been elected president of the New Development Bank. She is replacing Marcus Troyjo. Dilma Rousseff is an economist who served as the President of Brazil from January 2011 to August 2016. The bank has been established jointly by the BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. She was the first woman to hold the office of President in Brazil. Rousseff served as chief advisor to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010, prior to her presidential run. She was also the Minister of Minerals and Energy from 2003 to 2005.
Question 9: Which Indian Navy ships visited Madagascar?
answer: Indian Navy’s 1st Training Squadron (1TS), two ships INS Tir and ICGS Sarathi visited Port Antsiranana in Madagascar from March 20 to March 23, 2023 as part of training. The ships of the 1st Training Squadron (1TS) were received at Port Antsiranana by officials from the Malagasy Navy and representatives of the Indian Embassy in Madagascar. The ships of the Training Squadron (1TS) conducted exercises on Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense (NBCD), firefighting, weapon handling and Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) with the Malagasy Navy during their stay at Antsiranana. Antsiranana is a port city in the far northern part of the island of Madagascar.
Question 10: Which organization has launched the Vedic Heritage Portal?
answer: Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts has recently launched the Vedic Heritage Portal, a digital repository of Vedic knowledge and traditions collected from across the country. This portal has been prepared with an effort of seven years and an estimated cost of five crore rupees. It is a one-stop solution for researchers and others. It is considered by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity. There are more than 550 hours of audio-visual material available on more than 18 thousand Vedic mantras, which have been prepared in collaboration with Vedas, Vedic research institutes, Vedapathi families and experts from all over the world. The audio content is also available in a mix of English and Hindi, apart from Sanskrit.