Norwegian author Jon Fosse wins Nobel Prize 2023 in Literature.

  • Norwegian author Jon Fosse has been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.
  • He is today one of the most widely performed playwrights in the world and has become increasingly recognized for his prose.
  • The human condition is the central theme of Fosse’s body of work, irrespective of genre.
  • He has now joined an illustrious list of past winners that ranges from Toni Morrison to Ernest Hemingway.

Prof. Dr Joyeeta Gupta receives Spinoza Prize in field of climate change.

  • Indian-origin professor Dr Joyeeta Gupta has received the Spinoza Prize, the highest distinction in Dutch science for her work in the field of climate change at a ceremony in the Netherlands.
  • The prize was presented to her by the Netherlands' Minister for Education, Science, and Culture, Robert Dijkgraaf at The Hague.
  • She is a Dutch environmental scientist who is professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam.

ICC names Sachin Tendulkar as "Global Ambassador" for ODI World Cup 2023.

  • The International Cricket Council named legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the Global Ambassador for the Cricket World Cup 2023.
  • Sachin, who has participated in a record six 50-over World Cups, will unveil the World Cup trophy before the inaugural match between England and New Zealand, thereby officially opening the tournament.
  • The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 will commence on October 5, with England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Madhya Pradesh announces 35 % reservation for women in govt jobs.

  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Madhya Pradesh government issued a notification for providing 35 percent reservation for women in recruitment, barring the forest department.
  • Madhya Pradesh was the first state to introduce 50 percent reservation for women in elections to panchayats and urban bodies.
  • It also has a 30 percent reservation for women in the police.
  • The state also offers concessional tariffs for registry of property in case it is in a woman’s name.

India and UAE launched UAE’s payment card scheme based on RuPay card.

  • India and UAE signed a strategic partnership agreement between National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Al Etihad Payments (AEP), a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the UAE for Domestic Card Scheme Implementation in UAE.
  • As per the agreement, NPCI and AEP will work together to build, implement, and operationalize UAE's national domestic card scheme modelled on India’s RuPay card.
  • Aim: To expand the bilateral trade to make it 100 billion dollar.

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