Current Affairs 13th October

National Affairs

1. Demand of 4% raise in Indian Natural Gas in 2023

The Worldwide Energy Organization (IEA) delivered its ‘Gas 2023 Medium-Term Market

Report’. According to it, India’s flammable gas request is supposed to ascend by 4% in 2023 schedule year and will keep on expanding at a typical yearly pace of around 8% till 2026. This development will be driven by power, petrochemical and compost areas.


Central issues:


India’s essential gas supply ascending by 2% in the initial eight months of 2023.


After a sharp 6% drop in 2022, India’s condensed petroleum gas (LNG) imports rose by 8% in the initial eight months of 2023 contrasted with something similar in 2022.


In India, an increment of north of 20 billion cubic meters (bcm) of petroleum gas is normal for 2022-2026 period.


Spot LNG costs fell underneath USD15 per metric million English warm unit (MMBTU) limit since June 2023 which prompted expanded request from the business and power area.


In April 2023, India authorized the Dhamra LNG terminal, expanding its aggregate

regasification limit by 10%.


Regasification is the method involved with changing over the LNG back to its vaporous state by warming it, after which it is shipped through pipelines.

2. DAHD Launched ‘A-HELP’ Programme to Empower Women and Signed MoU with NRLM at Jharkhand

The Division of Creature Cultivation and Dairying (DAHD) under the Service of Fisheries, Creature Cultivation and Dairying(MoFAHD) sent off the ‘A-HELP’ (Certify Specialist for Wellbeing and Expansion of Domesticated animals Creation) program in Jharkhand.


The drive was sent off through an Update of Figuring out (MoU) between DAHD and Public Country Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) under the Service of Rustic Advancement (MoRD).


Badal Patralekh, Priest of Farming, Animal Cultivation and Co-usable, Govt. of Jharkhand was the main visitor of the send off program.


About A-HELP:


Aim: To engage ladies by drawing in them as Licensed Specialists who add to fundamental errands, for example, infectious prevention, creature labeling, and animals protection.

A-Assist with willing improve admittance to veterinary administrations close to home, enabling ‘Pashu Sakhis’. This will act as a reconciliation of ladies’ strengthening, and cultivating financial headway.


A-Assist will with really overcoming any barrier between neighborhood veterinary establishments and animals proprietors, give essential wellbeing administrations, and go about as both an Animals Asset Individual and a Essential Specialist co-op.


A-HELP has previously been started across 6 states including Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand, and one Association Domain (UT) Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).

Banking and Finance

1. RBI to Apply PCA Supervisory Guidelines to Government-Owned NBFCs Starting October 2024; RBI Instructs BoB to Stop Customer Onboarding on Mobile App

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared that it will apply severe administrative standards under the Brief Restorative Activity (PCA) Structure to government-possessed Non-Banking Monetary Organizations (NBFCs) beginning from October 2024. This move has huge ramifications for these administration possessed NBFCs.


Significant government-possessed NBFCs that will be dependent upon the PCA Structure incorporate substances like Power Money Enterprise (PFC), Country Jolt Partnership (REC), Indian Rail route Money Company (IRFC), and Modern Money Organization of India (IFCI).


Use of PCA to Government-Possessed NBFCs:


RBI has chosen to stretch out the PCA structure to all store taking government NBFCs and non-store taking government NBFCs in center, upper and top Layers (barring base layer) with impact from October 1, 2024.


This expansion depends on the evaluated financials of the NBFC as of Walk 31, 2024, or ensuing dates.


The Save Bank of India, under segment 35A of the Financial Guideline Act, 1949, has requested Bank of Baroda to quickly suspend the method involved with adding more clients to the ‘sway World’ portable application.

Economy and Business

1. Unemployment rate at 6-year low of 3.2% in 2022-23: 6th NSSO Annual PLFS

  1. On October 9, 2023, the Public Example Overview Office (NSSO), Service of Measurements also, Program Execution (MoSPI) delivered the sixth Yearly Report ‘Intermittent Work Force Overview (PLFS) [July, 2022 – June, 2023]’ expressing Joblessness rate (UR) at 6-year low of 3.2% in 2022-23 under the Typical Status (ps+ss). It was 6% in 2017-18.


The UR in Current Week by week Status (CWS) diminished to 5.1% in 2022-23. It was 8.7% in 2017-18


The UR under the Typical Status during the one-year time frame declined for the fifth continuous year since it was sent off in April 2017 while under CWS it diminished for the third continuous year since April 2017.


The sixth yearly report by NSSO is commenced upon the PLFS directed during July 2022- June 2023.


At all India level, Workforce Cooperation Rate (LFPR) expanded to 57.9% in 2022- 23 from 55.2% in 2021-22 under Common Status (ps+ss).

2. Skyroot Signs Two MoUs with French Space Firms to Launch Satellites

Skyroot Aviation Private Restricted, a Hyderabad (Telangana) – based space startup, has marked two memoranda of grasping (MoUs) with two France-based Space firms Promethee Earth Knowledge and ConnectSAT. The satellites of the French space firms are set to be sent off on Vikram-I of the Skyroot.


About the MoU with Promethee:


Skyroot marked a MoU with Promethee to send off its Japetus earth perception group of stars installed Skyroot’s Vikram rockets.


The MoU was endorsed by Olivier Piepsz, Prime supporter and President of Prométhée, and Fellow benefactors of Skyroot Aviation, Pawan Chandana and Bharath Daka.


Skyroot’s Vikram send off vehicles were an optimal decision because of the particular orbital

necessities expected by half of Prométhée’s satellites.


About the MoU with ConnectSAT:


Skyroot marked a three-dimensional MoU with ConnectSAT and Expleo to send off ConnectSAT’s OSIRIS satellite star grouping locally available Skyroot’s Vikram rockets.


As a feature of the MoU, Expleo gives reconfigurable programming to ConnectSAT’s Web of Things (IoT) satellite. The OSIRIS satellite heavenly body works for different social applications and checking and observation arrangements.


The three-sided MoU was endorsed by Abdoulahi Ben Moussa Dia, CEO (President) of ConnectSAT, Frédérique Rebout, Chief Collusions and Accomplices at Expleo, and Prime supporters of Skyroot Aviation, Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka.


About Skyroot Vikram series rockets:


Skyroot sent off India’s first secretly fabricated rocket ‘Vikram-S’ under the mission “Mission Prarambh” (the start) in 2022. Vikram-S is a solitary stage strong-fuelled sub-orbital rocket equipped for conveying an 80 kg payload.


Vikram Rocket was named after Vikram Sarabhai, the organizer behind the Indian Space Program. Vikram series rockets are particular Space send-off vehicles particularly created for conveying little satellites and created utilizing trend-setting innovations including 3D printing, and carbon composite bodies.

Science and Technology

1. Europe’s First Private Rocket MIURA 1 SN1 was Launched by PLD Space 

The principal private suborbital European rocket MIURA 1 SN1 was sent off by the Spanish space organization PLD Space.

The reusable rocket was sent off from the El Arenosillo Trial and Error Center (CEDEA) of the Spanish Public Organization for Aviation Innovation (INTA) in Huelva, Spain.




  • The rocket is 12.5 meters long with a propellent arrangement of Lamp oil and Cryogenic fluid oxygen(KeroLOX).
  • The rocket has a TEPREL-B Fluid Bi-charge motor created by PLD Space. In 2021, it turned into the main KeroLOX rocket motor created in Europe for space flights.
  • The rocket had an Ostensible payload mass of 100 kilograms.
  • The Miura-1 rocket has been named after a variety of battling bulls.




The main trip of the MIURA 1 SN1 innovation demonstrator plans to gather information about the flight execution of the rocket and its frameworks,

This information will be utilized to approve the plan and innovation of the MIURA 5 orbital send-off vehicle which is wanted to be sent off in 2025.

The rocket additionally means to direct logical examination under microgravity conditions.


About the send-off:


The send-off likewise tried a mechanical gadget from the German Community for Applied Space Innovation and Microgravity (ZARM) under microgravity conditions.




With this send-off, Spain has now joined the tip-top club of countries that can send off rockets into space. Spain has turned into the 10th country to arrive at space. The other nine nations are Russia, the US of America(USA), France, Japan, China, India, Israel, Iran and North Korea.


Extra data:


Europe had depended on Ariane 5 (Europe’s biggest rocket) for weighty payloads, Russia’s Soyuz rocket for medium payloads, and Italy’s Vega rocket for little payloads. In July 2023, Ariane 5 resigned after its last send-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Ariane 6’s entrance is additionally postponed.

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