India to host 2023 women’s World Boxing Championship.

  • The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has confirmed that the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be hosted by India, in New Delhi.
  • This will be the third time, when the prestigious women’s competition will be held in India.
  • Earlier, the event was organised in 2006 and 2018 in New Delhi.
  • The tournament is likely to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • The 2023 men’s world championship will be held in Tashkent in May.
  • IBA President: Umar Kremlev

Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary notified as 17th wildlife sanctuary of TN.

  • Tamil Nadu CM, M K Stalin has declared the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary as 17th wildlife sanctuary of state.
  • The sanctuary was notified under Section 26-A of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • It covers reserve forest areas in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, which is a home to 35 species of mammals, 238 species of birds and many more.
  • This sanctuary will connect Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary (TN) with the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary (Karnataka).

Indian Navy participates Malabar Naval Exercise in Japan.

  • India has participated in 26th International Malabar Naval Exercise, organised in Yokosuka of Japan.
  • The naval exercise also joined by Australia, Japan and the USA.
  • The exercise will continue till the 18th of next month.
  • From India, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kamorta have been demonstrated at the event.
  • The MALABAR exercise was initiated in 1992 between the navies of India and the United States.
  • Later, it was joined by Japan in 2015, Australia in 2020.

QS Asia University Rankings 2023 released.

  • IIT-Bombay has ranked 40th (Last year: 42nd) in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2023, followed by IIT Delhi (46).
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is placed at the 52nd spot followed by IIT Madras (53), IIT Kharagpur (61), IIT Kanpur (66), and University of Delhi (85).
  • Top 4: China’s Peking University; National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and The University of Hong Kong.

IMF approves $4.5 billion loan for Bangladesh to combat economic crisis.

  • The IMF has agreed to provide a $4.5 billion support package to Bangladesh, to stabilise economy and protect the vulnerable people.
  • Bangladesh is the third South Asian country, after Sri Lanka and Pakistan, to secure a bailout package from the IMF.
  • The amount will be disbursed in seven installments till December 2026.
  • The first installment of $447.48 million will be cleared in February 2023.
  • The Finance ministry officials calculated the interest rate to be around 2.2%.

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