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Current Affairs (25th October, 2023)

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023

  • Each year from October 24 to 31, Global Media and Information Literacy Week holds significant importance in the field of information and media literacy.
  • Nigeria will host this event this year.
  • UNESCO, in collaboration with the UNESCO-U.N.A.O.C. Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network and the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance, launched this event in 2012.
  • The theme for Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023 is "Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces: A Collective Global Agenda."

UN Disarmament Week

  • From October 24 to 30, 2023, the United Nations Disarmament Week is being commemorated, an annual event coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).
  • This occasion aims to enhance understanding about the importance of disarmament and promotes the elimination of nuclear weapons and other forms of mass destruction.
  • The General Assembly's special session on disarmament in 1978 called for the establishment of a week-long observance starting on October 24, which marks the anniversary of the United Nations' founding.

ONGC Won Bid to Acquire PTC's Wind Power Unit

  • The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has recently won a bid to purchase PTC India Ltd.'s wind power unit for Rs 925 crore.
  • This move reflects ONGC's ongoing initiative to expand its business ventures beyond its primary focus on hydrocarbon operations.

India’s Unnati Hooda Wins at Abu Dhabi Masters 2023

  • During the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023, Indian badminton player Unnati Hooda clinched the title in the women's singles event.
  • This significant victory represents her second BWF Super 100 World Tour title, establishing her as a prominent emerging talent in the sport.

Amit Shah Inaugurated IFFCO's Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant in Gujarat

  • Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah inaugurated IFFCO's Nano DAP (Liquid) plant at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat aiming to make India self-sufficient in food production and fertilizers.
  • IFFCO has taken India to first position in the world in Nano Urea and Nano DAP production.

Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023

  • 'Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023' has commenced at Umroi Cantonment in Meghalaya, with the objective of boosting military capabilities for executing multi-domain operations.
  • This joint training exercise includes soldiers from the 5th Royal Battalion of the Malaysian army and a Battalion of the Rajput Regiment from the Indian army.

Air Marshal Sadhna S Nair assumed the appointment of Director General Hospital Services

  • Air Marshal Sadhna S Nair has taken on the role of Director General Hospital Services (Armed Forces) within the office of DGAFMS, making history as the first woman to hold this position upon her promotion to the rank of Air Marshal.
  • Before this assignment, she served as the Principal Medical Officer (PMO) at HQ Training Command (Air Force) in Bangalore.