Vienna to host INTERPOL General Assembly in 2023.

  • The 91st General Assembly of INTERPOL will take place in Vienna, Austria in 2023, where the international criminal police organisation was officially created in 1923.
  • The 90th INTERPOL General Assembly was held in New Delhi from October 18-21, 2022.
  • The General Assembly of INTERPOL is a supreme governing body and meets once a year to take key decisions related to its functioning.
  • The Assembly meeting held in India after a gap of 25 years.

Indian origin Rishi Sunak becomes new Prime Minister of UK.

  • Indian-origin Rishi Sunak (42) has become the prime minister of United Kingdom.
  • He has replaced former PM Liz Truss, who had resigned from the post just after 44 days.
  • He also the youngest PM of UK in modern history at the age of 42 years.
  • While, William Pitt the Youngest PM of UK, who become the PM at the age of 24 in 1801.
  • He was born in UK's Southampton area to an Indian family.
  • He became a member of Parliament in 2015 after he got elected from Richmond, Yorkshire.

Uttar Pradesh bagged top honours at PMAY-U Awards 2021.

  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban Awards 2021 has been awarded to Uttar Pradesh (first position), followed byMadhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
  • Gujarat has been honoured with 5 Special Category awards for performance related to Affordable Rental Housing Complexes and Convergence with other Missions.
  • J&K and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have been adjudged Best performing UT.
  • Aim: Confronting and tiding over the shortage of housing facilities in urban India.

BSE launched Electronic Gold Receipts.

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has launched Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.
  • Aim: Efficient and transparent price discovery of the yellow metal.
  • The EGR was introduced in two new products of 995 and 999 purity and trading will be in multiples of 1 gram and deliveries in multiples of 10 gram and 100 gram.
  • This platform will lead to greater assurance in the quality of gold supplied, efficient price discovery, and transparency in transacting.

Kerala govt launched "Kunjapp" to prevent cyber crimes against children.

  • Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the 'Kunjapp', a mobile application to prevent cyber crimes against children in the state.
  • He has also inaugurated the training for the newly appointed Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members at Kovalam.
  • The duty of the CWC and JJB members is to ensure the safety and security of the children.
  • Child exploitation can be reported through the application.

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