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Facts- 23rd July

1. BARC develops superabsorbent material to combat oil pollution

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) formerly known as Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay is India’s premier nuclear research facility, headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Founded by Homi Jehangir Bhabha Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in January 1954 as a multidisciplinary research program essential for the india’s nuclear program. It operates under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India. In 1966 after the death of Homi Jehangir Bhabha AEET renamed as Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) BARC.
  • Director: Ajit Kumar Mohanty

2. Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry to organise 5th NE India Traditional Fashion Week 

  • In the 1985-1986, the former Ministry of Welfare was divided into the Department of Women and Child Development and the Department of Welfare. At the same time, the Scheduled Castes Development Division, Tribal Development Division and the Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Wakf Division of the Ministry of Law left those ministries to form the new Ministry of Welfare.

The Ministry of Welfare adopted the name Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in May 1998. In October 1999, the Tribal Development Division left the ministry to become its own ministry, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

  • Ministers responsible: Virendra Kumar Khatik, Cabinet Minister

Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State

Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State

A. Narayanaswamy, Minister of State

3. Defence minister Rajnath Singh flags in Army skiing expedition along China border

  • ARMEX-21 is a major skiing expedition launched by the Indian Army from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand, covering around 1,500 km distance. This comes to close proximity with the LAC in Ladakh, Himachal, Garhwal and Kumaon sectors. The expedition comes amid border tensions between India and China.

4. INS Tabar arrives at St Petersburg to take part in Russia’s Navy Day celebration

  • INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth frigate and forms part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet which is based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command. Incidentally, the ship was built for the Indian Navy in Russia and was commissioned at St Petersburg in April 2004. The ship is equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors and is among the earliest stealth frigates of the Indian Navy.

5. India sees significant improvement in UNESCAP score on trade facilitation

  • The overall score of India has also been found to be greater than many OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries including France, UK, Canada, Norway and Finland and the overall score is greater than the average score of EU.
  • The Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation is conducted every two years by UNESCAP. The 2021 Survey includes an assessment of 58 trade facilitation measures covered by the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

6. World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge opens to public in Amsterdam

  • Physical construction of the bridge took four giant, torch-wielding robots six months to complete, layer by painstaking layer, using a net total of 4.9 tons of steel. However, before that process began, scientists at Dutch company MX3D spent four years on preliminary research and development to make sure the finished product would be sound.

7. Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan become cadet world champions

  • Ever since the Cadet World Championships were reinstated in the wrestling calendar, only two countries have won the boys’ freestyle team title.
  • In the past nine tournaments, Russia have won eight times while Iran won once in 2018.
  • This is India’s first-ever team freestyle world title at any level.
  • Girls’ freestyle contests began today and India qualified two athletes to finals – as did Belarus – so the country’s success could be set to continue in Budapest.

8. Hockey India launches player-oriented web-based platform for players

  • Hockey India directs and conducts all activities for both men and women’s hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India. It was formed after Indian Hockey Federation was dismissed in 2008 by IOA.
  • President: Narinder Dhruv Batra
  • Founded: 20 May 2009
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India

9. Bank with a Soul Equitas by Dr. CK Garyali

  • Dr. C K Garyali is a founder trustee of EDIT (Equitas Development Initiative Trust) and the book chronicles the journey of Equitas and EDIT in transforming the lives of women with frequent social reform initiatives helping them setup micro-enterprises and pioneering financial inclusivity right from its inception. As a founder trustee, Dr. Gariyali has seen Equitas play a remarkable role in the last 13 years, empowering over 30,00,000 women by lending to them and helping them set up micro-enterprises, improving their incomes and enhancing the quality of their lives through health camps, job fairs and skill training.

10. National Broadcasting Day: 23rd July

  • All India Radio, officially known since 1957 as Akashvani, is the national public radio broadcaster of India and is a division of Prasar Bharati. It was established in 1936. It is the sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan, an Indian television broadcaster.
  • Founder: Government of India
  • Founded: 1936, Delhi
  • Headquarters: Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001, India
  • Owner: Prasar Bharati
  • Motto: Bahujanahitaya Bahujanasukhaya / बहुजनहिताय बहुजनसुखाय