IndiGo becomes 1st Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers in a year.

  • Indian airline IndiGo has created history by becoming the first Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers within a single calendar year.
  • IndiGo has expanded with over 20 new international routes in the last six months.
  • Domestically, IndiGo continues to lead, having a market share of 61.8%, and notably made a historical order of 500 Airbus A320 planes earlier this year.

India topped global remittance charts at $125 billion in 2023.

  • The World Bank's latest Migration and Development Brief revealed the report.
  • Remittances to low-and middle-income countries grew by an estimated 3.8% in 2023, totaling USD 669 billion.
  • 1st - India (USD 125 billion).
  • 2nd - Mexico (USD 67 billion).
  • 3rd - China (USD 50 billion).
  • 4th - Philippines (USD 40 billion).
  • 5th - Egypt (USD 24 billion).

Dr Poonam Khetrapal bagged Bhutan’s National Order of Merit Gold Medal.

  • Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk honoured Dr Khetrapal, an Indian national, at Bhutan’s 116th National Day celebration in Thimpu.
  • Retired Punjab cadre IAS officer of 1975 batch and WHO South-East Asia regional director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been awarded Bhutan’s prestigious National Order of Merit Gold Medal for her distinguished services to the country.


Share of agriculture in India's GDP declined to 15% in FY23: Govt.

  • The contribution of agriculture to India's GDP has shrunk from 35% in 1990-91 to 15% in 2022-23, due to fast-paced growth in the industrial and service sectors.
  • Despite the decrease, the agriculture sector has maintained an average annual growth of 4% over the past five years.
  • The government is actively implementing various programs, reforms, and policies to boost agricultural productivity.

SBI touched Rs 5-trillion-mark in market capitalisation for first time.

  • India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) touched the Rs 5-trillion-mark in market capitalisation for the first time.
  • The shares of the bank has hit a record high of Rs 574.65 and 574.7 per share, up around 3 % on the BSE and NSE, respectively.
  • SBI currently stands at the 7th position in the overall market cap ranking of companies.

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