UPI FY24 Performance: Close to Rs 200 Trillion Mark.

  • The value of UPI transactions for FY24 reached a record high of Rs 199.89 trillion, a substantial increase from Rs 139.1 trillion in the previous fiscal year.
  • In March 2024 alone, UPI transactions soared by 55% in volume, reaching 13.44 billion, and surged by 40% in value to Rs 19.78 trillion compared to March 2023.
  • IMPS transactions saw a 17% increase in volume to 581 million transactions.

IREDA hits record loan sanctions & disbursements in FY23-24.

  • IREDA achieved record loan sanctions of Rs 37,354 crore and disbursements of Rs 25,089 crore in FY23-24.
  • The loan book expanded by 26.71%, reaching Rs 59,650 crore, showcasing a strong year-on-year growth and contribution to the renewable energy sector.
  • The performance underscores IREDA's commitment to driving India's renewable energy revolution as the country's leading Green Financing NBFC.

World’s first conversational AI with Emotional Intelligence.

  • EVI is the world’s first emotionally intelligent voice AI developed by Hume.
  • It is powered by Hume’s proprietary empathic large language model (eLLM).
  • EVI processes the tune, rhythm, and timbre of speech, which allows it to unlock new capabilities like knowing when to speak and generating more empathic language with the right tone of voice.


Paradip Port emerged as highest cargo handling major port of India.

  • Paradip Port Authority (PPA) has set a record by handling 145.38 MMT of cargo in FY 2023-24, becoming India's top cargo handling port & surpassing Deendayal Port with annual growth of 7.4%.
  • PPA has improved its berth productivity to 33014 MT, the highest in India.
  • Paradip Port is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India.
  • It is at the confluence of Mahanadi river & Bay of Bengal.

India's defence exports hit record ₹21,000 cr in FY 2023-24.

  • India's defence exports crossed ₹21,000 crore for the first time in the 2023-24 financial year, marking a significant growth of over 32% from the previous year.
  • This milestone is attributed to various initiatives by the Defence Ministry aimed at boosting domestic defence manufacturing and exports.
  • FY 2020-21: 8,435 cr.
  • FY 2021-22: 12,815 cr.
  • FY 2022-23: 15,918 cr.
  • FY 2023–24: 21,083 cr.

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