TIME Most Influential People of 2023 list released.

  • TIME Magazine has published a list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2023, which includes Jennifer Coolidge (Actor), Doja Cat (Recording Artist), Bob Iger (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), and Salman Rushdie (Writer).
  • There is no particular order to the rankings.
  • Six categories: Artists, Icons, Pioneers, Leaders, Titans, and Innovators.
  • Indian Actor Shahrukh Khan and Indian Director S.S. Rajamouli were listed in Icon and Pioneer categories, respectively.

India and WFP signed MoU for sending wheat to Afghanistan.

  • The Indian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Food Programme (WFP) for sending 10,000 metric tonnes of wheat to the people of Afghanistan.
  • The MoU was signed between the Ministry of External Affairs and the United Nations WFP.
  • This MoU marks the fifth tranche, to be shipped through the Chabahar Port in Iran, of humanitarian food assistance that India committed in 2020.
  • In 2022, India has contributed 40,000 metric tons of wheat.

Tamil Nadu govt formed a panel to assess the functioning of juvenile homes.

  • The Tamil Nadu government has formed a one-man committee to recommend measures for the effective administration of the homes functioning as per the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2015.
  • Headed by: Retired judge K. Chandru
  • The committee will look into various aspects including infrastructure, health, and medical facilities, and the qualification of staff.
  • The committee will also provide recommendations to the government for improvement.

ATL linked with KVK and Agricultural Technology Management Agency.

  • AIM, NITI Aayog, and the Ministry of Agriculture signed to promote innovation in the agricultural sector among school students across India.
  • The Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) and Agricultural Technology Management Agency agreed to connect.
  • KVKs work as a Single Window Agricultural Knowledge Resource and Capacity Development Centre.
  • KVKs, in partnership with ATMA, will collaborate with nearby ATLs to support agricultural-related innovation.

Aman Sehrawat wins India’s 1st gold medal at Asian Wrestling C'ships.

  • Indian wrestler, Aman Sehrawat won India’s first gold medal in men’s 57 kg freestyle category at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2023, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • He defeated Kyrgyzstan's Almaz Smanbekov 9-4.
  • Among the other Indian wrestlers, Deepak (79kg) won bronze while Deepak Nehra (97kg) lost his bronze medal match.
  • The Greco-Roman wrestlers won four medals while the women’s wrestlers bagged seven.

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