Current Affairs 12th October


National Affairs

1. MoC&F launched a web portal with Statistical Data on the Chemical Sector

The Service of Synthetic Substances and Fertilizers(MoC&F) has sent off an online interface ( to give measurable information connected with the synthetic area for the advantage, of everything being equal. The entryway was sent off during the Refinement studio on ChemIndia – Synthetic substances.


Stock of India: A Web-based Information The board Framework in New Delhi, Delhi. The studio was coordinated by the Division of Synthetic Compounds and Petrochemicals(DOCP), MoC&F and the League of Indian Offices of Trade and Industry (FICCI).


About the Entry:


The online interface was created by the Division of Synthetics and Petrochemicals alongside the Public Informatics Center(NIC).


The gateway plans to give measurable information on the synthetic area to all partners.


The entrance will work with the assortment of information on creation, introduced limits, trades, imports, buys, and deals of synthetics in Compound areas.




The entry smoothes out information supply, encourages proficiency, and gives admittance to the most recent developments and innovative headways connected with synthetic and petrochemical ventures.




This portal will offer a help framework to assist ventures with carrying out prescribed procedures, make an exact stock of the compound information framework, and give topographical information backing to different partners.


This advantages the clients, scientists, academicians, and strategy producers to create representations and reports as indicated by their requirements.

2. Indian Navy Conducts Annual Joint HADR Exercise CHAKRAVARTY 2023

The 2023 version of the Yearly Joint Philanthropic Help and Debacle Alleviation (HADR) Workout (AJHE) – “CHAKRAVAT 2023” was led by the Indian Naval force (IN) at Goa from 09th to eleventh October 2023.


AJHE is the consequence of the Head of the state Narendra Modi’s inclination conveyed during the Joined Commandants’ Meeting in 2015.


To address the difficulties presented by environmental change in the Indian Sea Locale (IOR), the Indian military directs HADR tasks as a component of India’s Security And Development for All in the Locale (SAGAR) drive.


This exercise developed the Indian furnished power’s help with catastrophe times as a cooperative government approach that improved India’s readiness and reaction to cataclysmic events.




The principal version of the activity was held in 2015 and it has been directed by the Indian Armed Force, Indian Naval Force (IN), and Indian Flying Corps (IAF) in revolution beginning around 2016.


The last version of the activity ‘Samanvay 2022’ led by the Indian Flying Corps (IAF) was held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.




AJHE saw the cooperation of the Indian Military, different public organizations, and eight nations from the IOR.


The public organizations that took an interest were Public Debacle The Board Authority (NDMA), Public Calamity Reaction Power (NDRF), Public Establishment for Calamity The Executives (NIDM), Indian Armed Force, Indian Naval Force, Indian Aviation Armed Forces, Coast Gatekeeper, Indian Metrological Division (IMD), Public Remote Detecting Organizations (NRSA). State Calamity The executive’s Office (SDMA) and State Fire Administrations, Goa, Region Calamity The executive’s Organization (DDMA) of North and South, Goa, Indian Public Community for Sea Data Administrations (INCOIS).


Focal Water Commission (CWC), Protection Innovative Work Association (DRDO), and agents from the Organization of Indian Offices of Business and Industry (FICCI).


The eight nations in the IOR that partook incorporate Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Maldives.


About CHAKRAVAT-2023:


The CHAKRAVAT-2023 incorporates a class, a Table-Top Activity, and a Multi-Organization Ability Showing.


The activity had conversations on developing points to be specific,


  • Environmental Change Variation and Fiasco Hazard Decrease.


  • Commonsense Arrangement, Fiasco Reaction in IOR.


  • A Cooperative Methodology, and NGO Coordinated Effort in Misfortune Decrease and Reaction.

International Affairs

1. EU Approves World’s 1st Green Bond Standards to Avoid Greenwashing 

European Association (EU) legislators endorsed new guidelines for organizations giving “green” bonds to help financial backers by empowering them to recognize genuinely manageable organizations from those who took part in greenwashing or deceiving environment agreeable cases. These guidelines present the “European Green Bond” name, addressing a first-of-its-sort worldwide drive.


Europe has arisen as a worldwide forerunner in the issuance of green bonds, addressing over half of the absolute volume in 2021, issuance is still simply 3% to 3.5% of the general bond market.


Organizations meaning to sort their bonds as “green” should uncover definite data concerning the utilization of bonds. Organizations should designate somewhere around 85% of raised reserves to exercises lined up with the EU’s economic scientific classification.


Notwithstanding maintainable assignment, organizations should exhibit how these speculations add to their change to a net-zero fossil fuel byproducts economy.


The new principles lay out an enlistment framework and administrative system for outer commentators of European green bonds.

Banking and Finance

1. Axis Bank and Fibe Partner to Launch India’s First Numberless Credit Card

Pivot Bank Restricted and Social Worth Innovations Private Restricted (Fibe) (formerly known as EarlySalary) have collaborated to send off India’s very first countless Mastercard called Fibe Pivot Bank Charge card.


The card, controlled by Rupay, additionally permits the client to connect this Visa to the Bound Together Installments Point of interaction (UPI).


About the card:


The Fibe Pivot Bank Visa offers monetary arrangements by focusing on the educated of Age Z (individuals brought into the world somewhere in the range of 1996 and 2010) of India.


The card has no card number, expiry date, or Card Confirmation Worth (CVV) imprinted on it.


This upgrades the security and protection of the cardholder by lessening the gamble of data fraud furthermore, unapproved admittance to client card subtleties.


The cardholders can get to their card subtleties in the Fibe portable application(App).




The card is likewise acknowledged at all disconnected stores and offers the tap-and-pay included for added comfort.


Rewards: The innumerable Mastercard offers industry-best rewards, including a level 3% cashback on internet-based food conveyance, neighbourhood drive on driving ride-hailing applications, and diversion on web-based tagging stages. Clients likewise get a 1% cashback on all the web furthermore, disconnected exchanges.


The Mastercard additionally offers advantages, for example,


  • Admittance to four homegrown air terminal parlours per quarter
  • Fuel overcharge waiver for fuel spends between Rs. 400 and Rs. 5,000


The additional benefit of Hub Feasting Pleasures, Wednesday Enjoyments, End of Season Deals, also, RuPay portfolio contributions.

2. Mahindra Last Mile Mobility Gets Rs.300 Cr from IFC as First Installment of Investment

Mahindra Last Mile Portability (MLMML), an auxiliary of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) gotten the main portion of speculation of Rs.300 crore from the Worldwide Money Partnership (IFC) for its Electric Vehicle (EV) division. This venture is IFC’s most memorable EV producer in India.


  • With this exchange, MLMML has stopped being an entirely possessed auxiliary of Mahindra with impact from the ninth of October 2023, while it keeps on being an auxiliary of the organization.


  • In Walk 2023, IFC focused on effective money management Rs. 600 Crore (in at least one portion) at a valuation of up to Rs. 6020 Crore, in another organization lodging the last mile versatility division of Mahindra Gathering.


  • This organization among MLMML and IFC means a shared devotion to economical, comprehensive, and clean vehicle arrangements.


  • MLMML means to speed up the green progress in the auto business on the side of India’s environmental targets. It will zero in on scaling last-mile traveller and freight transportation arrangements.


  • MLMML started business activities in September 2023, according to the end of the Resource Move Understanding and Business Move Concurrence with M&M.

3. Federal Bank Extends UPI Services to NRIs to Enhance Seamless Transaction

Kerala-based Government Bank Restricted has broadened the Bound Together Installments Connection point (UPI) coordination for Non-Private Outer (NRE) clients through its portable financial stage, FedMobile, to upgrade banking comfort for its Non-Private Indian (NRI) clients.


With the incorporation of UPI, NRI clients can now make instalments consistently utilizing their NRE accounts in areas where customary instalment techniques might be restricted.


The arrangement has been supported by the Public Installments Company of India (NPCI) for NRIs from nations including Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, the US of America(USA), Saudi Arabia, the Assembled Bedouin Emirates(UAE), furthermore, the Assembled Kingdom(UK).


Any NRI client with an Indian portable number enrolled in the Bank’s records can likewise profit from this office, further upgrading openness.


With UPI on FedMobile, NRE clients can partake in an extensive variety of instalment choices, including Send Cash, Output N Pay, UPI Gather, and UPI Command endorsements, including those for the First sale of stock (Initial public offering) Membership.


The component will likewise be accessible on other UPI applications that help worldwide UPI exchanges to offer adaptability to the clients.

4. Payment Aggregator Paysharp Gets ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Certification

Chennai(Tamil Nadu)- based Paysharp Private Limited(Paysharp), a Hold Bank of India (RBI) on a fundamental level, permit endorsed Installment Aggregator, gets ISO/IEC 27001: 2022 accreditation, the world’s most popular norm for Data Security The board Frameworks (ISMS).


Paysharp, a fintech startup established in 2019, is zeroing in on non-card-based instalments like Brought Together Installments Point of interaction (UPI) instalments. It offers both Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-buyer (B2C) organizations, offering a scope of UPI assortment arrangements.


ISO/IEC 27001 assists associations with becoming gamble mindful and proactively recognising and addressing shortcomings. It elevates an exhaustive way to deal with data security.


ISO/IEC 27001 was mutually distributed by the Global Association for Normalization (ISO) and the Global Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2005 and afterwards amended in 2013 and 2022.


The ISO/IEC 27001 standard gives organizations of any size and from all areas of action direction for laying out, carrying out, keeping up with, and constantly working on an ISMS.

Economy and Business

1. NSO’s 19th PLFS Quarterly Bulletin: UR in urban areas dips to 6.6% in April-June 2023 

On October 9, 2023, the Public Factual Office (NSO), Service of Measurements and Program Execution (MoSPI) delivered its nineteenth Quarterly Bulletin(QB) of Occasional Workforce Overview (PLFS) for April-June 2023 (Q1FY24).


According to it, India’s metropolitan joblessness rate (UR) in Current Week by Week Status (CWS) terms for people aged 15 years or more declined to 6.6% during Q1FY24 from 6.8% during Q4FY23. It was 7.6% in April-June 2022 (Q1FY23).


The UR for Q1FY24 is lower than the URs saw in the quarters canvassed in the pre-pandemic period.




An all-out number of 5,639 FSUs-First Stage Unit (UFS-Metropolitan Edge Study blocks) have been studied during Q1FY24. The number of metropolitan families overviewed was 44,190 and the number of people overviewed was 1,67,916 in metropolitan regions.


Key Figures addressing People of 15 years or more in Metropolitan Regions in Q1FY24:


UR in CWS among male populace declined to 5.9% when contrasted with 7.1 in Q1FY23. UR in CWS among females likewise saw a decay during Q4FY23 to 9.1% from 9.5% in Q1FY23.


At all India levels, the Workforce Cooperation Rate (LFPR) in CWS expanded to 48.8% from 47.5% in April-June 2022 (Q1FY23).


  • For males, it was around 73.5% during this period.
  • For females, LFPR expanded from 20.9% to 23.2%.


Specialist Populace Proportion (WPR-in %) in CWS expanded to 45.5% from 43.9% in Q1FY23.


  • For males, it expanded from 68.3% to 69.2% during this period.
  • For females, it expanded from 18.9% to 21.1%.


Static Data:


About Occasional Workforce Review (PLFS):


The public Example Study Office (NSSO) sent off an Occasional Workforce Overview (PLFS) in April 2017. 


This fills the accompanying two needs:


To assess the critical business and joblessness pointers (viz. Laborer Populace Proportion, Workforce Cooperation Rate, Joblessness Rate) in the brief time frame time frame months (quarterly) for the metropolitan regions just in the ‘Current Week by week Status’ (CWS).

To assess business and joblessness markers in both ‘Normal Status’ (ps+ss) also, CWS in both rustic and metropolitan regions yearly.


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