Consumer Price Index for industrial workers sees slight decrease.

  • The All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for December 2023 decreased by 0.3 points to 138.8, marking a 0.22% decline compared to the previous month.
  • The Food & Beverages group contributed the most to the downward pressure on the index.
  • The year-on-year inflation for December stood at 4.91%, slightly lower than the previous month's 4.98%.

RBI imposed major restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank.

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed strict business restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank, prohibiting new deposits, credit transactions, and account top-ups from February 29th onwards.
  • The regulatory action follows persistent non-compliances and supervisory concerns identified during a comprehensive external audit of the bank's systems.

WHO honors countries for pioneering efforts in eliminating trans fatty.

  • WHO has awarded certificates recognizing five countries—Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand—for their advancements in eliminating both industrially produced and naturally occurring trans fatty acids.
  • 53 countries implementing best-practice policies to combat TFA in food and protect 3.7 billion people worldwide.
  • WHO target of virtual elimination of TFA globally by 2025.


Rhythm Sangwan & Ujjwal Malik secure India’s first gold: ISSF Shooting.

  • Rhythm Sangwan and Ujjwal Malik clinched gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup in Cairo.
  • Arjun Babuta and Sonam Uttam Maskar secured silver in the 10m air rifle mixed team event.
  • Anuradha Devi set the pace for India's success by winning silver in the women's 10m air pistol event

Vizag's Dr. Arun Kumar V honored with Vyaghreswarudu Gold Medal.

  • Dr. Arun Kumar V, a renowned spine surgeon from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, has been bestowed with the prestigious Vyaghreswarudu Gold Medal-2024 by the Andhra Pradesh State Orthopaedic Association.
  • This honor recognizes Dr. Arun Kumar's exceptional contributions to the field of spine surgery, particularly his expertise in endoscopic spine surgeries.

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