RBI conferred with businessline’s Changemaker of the Year 2023 Award.

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conferred the businessline’s Changemaker of the Year 2023 award.
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das attributed RBI’s success in steering through Covid and other crises to the team work and diligence of its dedicated officers and employee force.
  • These awards encompass various categories, celebrating those who have contributed to the betterment of society, the economy, and the planet.

Jharkhand cabinet approves Rs 1,485 crore electrification scheme.

  • Jharkhand Cabinet approved a Rs 1,485-crore electrification scheme and free training for 15 rookie pilots in the proposed pilot training academy in Dumka.
  • A new scheme, Mukhya Mantri Ujjwal Jharkhand Yojana, has been approved by the cabinet and Rs 1,485.39 crore has been allocated for it.
  • Under the scheme, un-electrified rural hamlets and households and leftover urban areas will be covered.
  • The government has also decided to provide free training to 15 trainee pilots.

Chanakya Defence Dialogue 2023 concluded.

  • The Chanakya Defence Dialogue 2023, a two-day groundbreaking event steered by the Indian Army in collaboration with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), concluded on 4th November with takeaways on Security Challenges in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
  • The theme, Serving India and Indo Pacific Region- Collaborating for Comprehensive Security.
  • The event organised in Manekshaw Centre on 3rd and 4th November, in six different sessions.

India-France LOI signed in Public Administration and Administrative Reforms.

  • The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and M/o Public Sector Transformation & the Civil Service of the French Republic signed the Letter of Intent for Cooperation in the field of Public Administration and Administrative Reforms for 3 years.
  • Aim: To strengthen the bilateral partnership between the two countries through exchange visits focused on administrative reforms, good governance webinars, capacity-building programs.

Bangladesh Launches New India-assisted Rail Projects.

  • India and Bangladesh launched two new railway links and a thermal power plant unit to strengthen connections and energy security in the region amid strong opposition protests in Bangladesh.
  • India provided $47.8 million for a cross-border train link and a $388.92 million concessional line of credit for the Khulna-Mongla port rail line in Bangladesh.
  • India provided another $1.6 billion for Bangladesh’s 1,320-megawatt super thermal power project.

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