India hands over G20 Presidency to Brazil.

  • The 18th G20 Summit successfully concluded in New Delhi with India handing over the Presidency to Brazil.
  • After receiving the gavel, President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva appreciated India's efforts in leading the G20 presidency saying that India gave the voice to issues of interest to emerging countries.
  • Prime Minister Modi raised the issue of reforms in the United Nations Security Council by emphasizing on a new global structure.

12 scientists selected for Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Awards for year 2022.

  • Country’s top annual science prize, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Awards were announced after a gap of two years.
  • This year 2023 12 scientists will get the awards in seven categories. Dr.N. Kalaiselvi, Director General of CSIR announced the awards for the year 2022 in the presence of Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
  • These awards are given every in seven scientific disciplines - physics, biology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, chemistry, and earth sciences.

Alexander Grischuk won the Open Blitz title of the Tata Steel Chess India.

  • World champion Alexander Grischuk reigned supreme to clinch the Open Blitz title of the Tata Steel Chess India 2023 in Kolkata.
  • World Cup runner-up R Praggnanandhaa was the best Indian with an overall third-place finish.
  • Erigaisi was the second-best Indian with an overall fourth finish with 10 and a half points.
  • India's No 1 D Gukesh suffered six defeats to end with a disappointing eighth place finish.

Indian Coast Guard participated in 19th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencie.

  • Indian Coast Guard participated in the 19th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) at Istanbul, Türkiye.
  • Aim: To enable a focused and goal-oriented approach towards coordinated response and synergy towards common maritime issues.
  • Objective: To discuss vital issues including maritime law enforcement, safety and security of life at sea, marine environment protection, illicit trafficking of drugs, weapons, and humans at sea etc.

US and Vietnam signed deal on semiconductor supply chains.

  • The United States and Vietnam have signed a deal on semiconductor supply chains to expand the capacity of the semiconductor ecosystem in Hanoi, in support of the US industry.
  • The US and Vietnam also announced the launch of comprehensive workforce development initiatives in Vietnam that jointly develop hands-on teaching labs and training courses for semiconductor assembly, testing, and packaging.

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