Current affairs 27 december 2023

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The Health Minister has introduced ‘MedTech Mitra’ to promote the advancement of healthcare solutions.

The objective of the platform is to assist aspiring young innovators in progressing their research and acquiring necessary regulatory approvals.

Part of a broader campaign to holistically transform India’s healthcare sector by 2047.

‘MedTech Mitra’ will facilitate start-ups while ensuring ease of innovation, research, and service provision towards building a ‘self-reliant India’.


Manav Rachna Sansthan achieves QS five-star rating in seven areas

The institute receives overall 4-star and 5-star ratings in teaching, employability, academic development and others.

The QS rating recognizes the institution’s student-friendly infrastructure and commitment to inclusivity.

Dr. Prashant Bhalla, Chairman, MREI, has pledged to continue to focus on career advancement and academic excellence of the students.


UK to impose carbon import levy on some products by 2027

The planned carbon border adjustment mechanism targets carbon-intensive commodities in different sectors.

The levy will depend on carbon emissions during production and discrepancies in carbon pricing between origin and the UK.

The UK aims to reach net zero emissions by 2050.


Sagar Manthan conference in Goa focused on future development of India

Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Shripad Naik highlighted the importance of inclusive and sustainable development.

Gadkari emphasizes on 4E development formulas: ethics, economy, ecology and environment.

The discussion revolves around development strategies that place economically marginalized people at the center of change.


Ukraine has been granted a sum of $1.34 billion as part of the World Bank project.

Financing includes a World Bank loan as well as grants from Norway, the US and Switzerland.

The fund helps offset defence-related expenditure, including non-security, social payments and emergency service expenditure.

The Finance Minister highlighted the role of assistance in maintaining Ukraine’s financial stability during the conflict.


UP CM inaugurates state’s first intra-district chopper service.

The helicopter service provides a connection between Bateshwar in Agra and Govardhan in Mathura.

A dedicated helipad facility has been established at Bateshwar village.

Yogi Adityanath also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several other projects in Bateshwar on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launches ‘Mera Bharat’ campaign.

The minister highlighted India’s leap in development in areas such as infrastructure, economy, digitalisation.

Notes the rise of India as a startup ecosystem and the transition from mobile imports to exports.

The campaign calls upon the youth to contribute in making India a developed country by 2047.


KSRTC launches ‘Namma Cargo’ logistics services across Karnataka.

Karnataka Transport Minister flagged off 20 cargo trucks with GPS for reliable goods transportation within the state.

Transport Corporation has appointed KMS Coach Builders and S.M. for truck services. MoU has been signed with Kannappa Automobiles.

There are plans to increase the fleet to 500 trucks within a year, ensuring safe and prompt delivery with tracking facility.


Vice President unveils postal cover on Justice Reddy’s centenary.

Vice President Dhankhar released a special postal cover of late Justice Konda Madhava Reddy on the 100th birth anniversary.

Governor D. Tamilisai Soundararajan, among other dignitaries, presided over the function at AV College, Gagan Mahal.

Justice Konda Madhava Reddy Foundation hosted the event to recognize the contributions of the former Chief Justice and Governor of Maharashtra.


President stressed on women empowerment in ‘Lakhpati Didi Conference’.

The President stressed the need for self-reliance and empowerment of every Indian woman to make India a developed nation.

She highlighted the government’s efforts like ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Act’ to promote women’s economic autonomy and political power.

The President also stressed the ongoing struggle for gender equality, stressing the importance of eliminating gender inequalities.


Telangana introduces Rs 5 lakh accident insurance for gig workers.

CM Revanth Reddy will provide insurance to gig workers and a health cover of Rs 10 lakh under ‘Rajiv Arogyasri Yojana’.

The state aims to provide social security to the unorganized sectors and wants to draft effective laws by the next budget session.

Reddy also announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh for the family of a deceased food delivery worker.


Naveen Patnaik approves special security for Jagannath temple.

CM Patnaik’s decision based on feedback from stakeholders ensures foolproof security and crowd management.

The Special Security Battalion will consist of around 1190 personnel, who will be placed under the command of SP Puri.

The anticipation of influx of devotees following the Heritage Corridor project motivates the move to ensure systematic darshan.


Good Governance Day celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Vajpayee.

Good Governance Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Vajpayee.

Celebrated every year on 25 December, the day is designed to promote awareness about accountability in governance.

It underlines the commitment to promote accountability and transparency in the functioning of the government.


APSSDC skill training empowered 1.35 lakh youth with employment.

 APSSDC has trained 12.5 lakh persons, providing secure jobs to 1.35 lakh people.

This initiative inspired Chief Minister Y.S. As per the vision of Jagan Mohan Reddy, 26 skill colleges and 192 skill centers have been provided.

Success stories highlight the impactful training, with individuals finding rewarding careers in various industries, including in rural areas.


PM unveils first in series of collected works of Madan Mohan Malviya.

On the occasion of the 162nd birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, PM Modi released the first set of the comprehensive eleven-volume collection.

This event is part of ‘Amrit Kaal’, which aims to duly acknowledge the invaluable contributions of freedom fighters.

This collection provides information about the life of Malaviya and his many contributions to the nation.


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