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Monthly One-Liner GK Digest: February 2023

Published on Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Monthly One-Liner GK Digest: February 2023

International News

Operation ‘Dost’ launched to help Turkey

  • The operation involves the deployment of the Indian Air Force's C17 Globemaster aircraft, which carries medicines, relief materials, and teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
  • The earthquake was felt in five tremors and was followed by over 60 aftershocks. According to data from the US Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicentre was located 23 km east of Nurdagi in the Gaziantep province, with a depth of 24.1 km.

World Day of Social Justice 2023 celebrated by UN

  • The International Labor Organization observes the day with different themes, and in 2023, the World Day of Social Justice will focus on building trust in governments worldwide.
  • The theme for the 2023 World Day of Social Justice is "Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice."

National News

GoI to launch National Data Governance Policy

  • The policy will create an Indian Data Management Office (IDMO) under the IT Ministry, which will focus on increasing access to anonymised data safely and securely.
  • The main objective of the policy is to make data secure and available to startups in India, and is considered a first step towards a digital government.

India’s capacity to manufacture solar module to reach 95gw by 2025

  • As of September 2022, India had a solar cell manufacturing capacity of approximately 4.7 GW, which is expected to increase seven times by the end of 2024.
  • The Indian government has set a goal to have 220 GW of solar capacity by the end of the decade, which requires a significant increase in manufacturing capacity.


“Pay as you drive” vehicle insurance policy by NIA

  • This type of insurance, also known as Usage-based insurance (UBI), pay how you drive (PHYD), and mile-based auto insurance, is determined by factors such as the type of vehicle, time, distance, behaviour, and location.
  • Insurance premiums are calculated based on driving, and distance traveled instead of a fixed amount in traditional car insurance.

RBI reported an increase in micro ATMs in 2022

  • Micro ATMs, as the name suggests, are small, portable, handheld ATMs or card-swipe devices that also offer cardless money transfers in rural areas using the Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS).
  • The customer's bank account is linked to an identity proof, often the Aadhaar, which is used by the micro-ATM to identify them.

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