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Monthly One-Liner GK Digest: March 2023

Published on Saturday, April 08, 2023
Monthly One-Liner GK Digest: March

International News

Bola Tinubu wins Nigeria presidential election

  • He established the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.
  • He initiated several urban renewal projects, such as the construction of new roads, bridges, housing estates and markets.

Hekani Jakhalu and Salhoutuonuo Kruse first women MLAs from Nagaland

  • They are the first two women MLAs to be elected from Nagaland since its statehood in 1963]. Nagaland has one of the lowest female representation in politics in India.
  • Hekani Jakhalu is a lawyer who has worked with various national and international organisations, such as UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, etc. She has also been a consultant for the Nagaland government on legal reforms and women's rights.

National News

Uttrakhand to set up India's First Mother Milk Bank

  • The bank will be set up at Doon Medical College Hospital in Dehradun and will cater to newborns admitted in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the state.
  • The health department has identified 10 NICUs where refrigerators will be installed to store donated milk. The milk will be pasteurized and tested before being given to babies.

Assembly Election Results 2023 India

  • Karnataka had 224 assembly seats up for grabs. The BJP won 118 seats, followed by the Congress with 68 seats and the JD(S) with 32 seats. The BJP formed a majority government with B.S. Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister.
  • Tripura had 60 assembly seats up for grabs. The BJP won 36 seats, followed by the CPI(M) with 16 seats and the IPFT with 8 seats.

Banking

Moody’s ups India’s GDP growth projection for 2023 to 5.5%

  • The main reason for this revision was the higher capital expenditure proposed in the Union Budget 2023-24, which aimed to boost infrastructure spending and revive the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. Moody's also cited a sustained economic momentum as a positive factor for India's growth outlook.
  • Moody's said that India's growth outlook was supported by a strong recovery in private consumption and investment, as well as a favourable base effect from the sharp contraction in 2022.

HDFC Bank, IRCTC launch India’s most rewarding co-branded travel credit cards

  • The annual fee of this card is Rs. 499 plus applicable taxes. However, you can get it waived off if you spend Rs. 1.5 lakhs or more in an anniversary year.
  • You can visit the websites of IRCTC or HDFC Bank and fill out an online application form.
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