United States tops the recently released World Digital Competitiveness Index.

  • Recently the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) released the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking.
  • Economies of a total of 64 countries have been included in this ranking.
  • India ranks 49th in this index.
  • India ranks 12th among 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The United States ranks first in the index.
  • Netherlands is in second place and Singapore is in third place.
  • Denmark is ranked fourth and Switzerland is fifth.
  • This index is prepared on the basis of 3 indicators.
  • These indicators are – knowledge, technology and future preparedness.

India's economic growth rate in the second quarter of 2023 was 7.6%.

  • Recently the Central Government released the figures of the country's economic growth rate.
  • These figures are for the second quarter of the financial year 2023-24.
  • According to this data, the country's economic growth rate in this second quarter has been 7.6%.
  • The main reason for the economy registering growth is the better performance of the manufacturing, mining and service sectors.
  • The country's economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2023-24 was 7.8%.
  • India is the fastest growing economy in the world with a growth rate of 7.6%.
  • Nominal GDP or gross domestic product at current prices in the second quarter of the year 2023-24 is estimated to be Rs 71.66 lakh crore.
  • Whereas in the second quarter of the year 2022-23 it was Rs 65.67 lakh crore.

Global Ayurveda Festival was inaugurated by the Vice President.

  • Global Ayurveda Festival is being organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • It is being organized from 1 to 5 December.
  • This is the fifth Global Ayurveda Festival.
  • The festival was inaugurated by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar.
  • The theme of this conference is 'Emerging Challenges in Healthcare and a Resurgent Ayurveda'.
  • It will also be India's first dedicated business-to-business meeting on Ayurveda medical tourism.
  • The conference will bring together international practitioners of Ayurveda, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders to explore its impact in health care.

Odisha Government has launched "Ama Bank".

  • Recently the Government of Odisha has launched Ama Bank for financial inclusion.
  • This bank scheme was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • Its objective is to provide banking services through Customer Service Points (CSP) plus banking outlets.
  • Under this, those 4,373 gram panchayats will be covered where banking services are not available.
  • Banking facilities in all these gram panchayats will be completed by March 2024.
  • These outlets will provide 15 banking services.
  • Through this, a system will be developed to provide doorstep services to the elderly, disabled persons and pregnant women.
  • The government will provide rent-free banking space for five years.

India has been elected to the International Maritime Organization Council.

  • Recently elections were held for the International Maritime Organization Council.
  • These elections were held in London.
  • In this election, India has been elected to the International Maritime Organization Council.
  • India has been elected to the Council for the year 2024-25.
  • This council IMO It has an executive body which is responsible for monitoring the functioning of the organization.
  • India has been re-elected to this council.
  • The International Maritime Organization was established in the year 1948.
  • Its headquarters is located in London.

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