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NatGeo Photo Contest Winner of Indian Origin
  • US-based National Geographic publishes geography, wildlife and environmental magazines and TV. A photography competition is conducted annually on behalf of this magazine. The competition is conducted in various categories like Nature, People, Places, Animals. Indian-origin software engineer Karthik Subramaniam won the award for his photographs titled 'Dance of the Eagles'. 
  • Out of a total of 5,000 submissions, Karthik's photo was chosen as the best photo of the year. His photograph of the Silakat Eagle Sanctuary in Alaska, USA won the award. Karthik Subramaniam's photographs have been published in the May issue of 'National Geographic'
Ruthrank won gold in the ISSE World Cup Shooting Championship series
  • India's Rudranksh Patil won the gold medal in men's 10m air rifle at the ISSE World Cup Shooting Championships in Egypt. In the final match, Ruthrank, who met Germany's Maximilian Ulbricht yesterday, won by a score of 16-8 and came out on top.
  • Indian players Divyansh Singh Panwar and Hriday Hazarika, who participated in the same category, exited with the qualifiers.
Inauguration of India-Singapore UPI-PayNow link
  • Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Led by Lee Hsien Loong. Reserve Bank of India Governor Mr. Shaktikanta Das, Managing Director, Financial Services Authority of Singapore Mr. Ravi Menon exchanged cross-border transactions with each other through their mobile phones.
  • Singapore is the first country to introduce a person-to-person money transfer facility across borders. This scheme will help people of Indian origin living in Singapore, including migrant workers/students. 
  • Digitization and fintech benefits can be brought to common man and low cost by transferring money from Singapore to India. Accepting UPI payments via QR code is already available at select merchants in Singapore.
  • The video conference started with a telephonic conversation between the Prime Ministers of the two countries. They also discussed areas of mutual interest.
2023 Govt announces release of 50 lakh metric tonnes of wheat under domestic export sales system
  • The central government has decided to release an additional 20 lakh metric tonnes of wheat under the domestic sale system through the Food Corporation of India. As in previous years, it is planned to sell wheat and produce by flour mills to private traders and manufacturers through electronic auction.
  • De-stocking measures will release 20 lakh metric tonnes of wheat in the open market, resulting in lower market prices of wheat and wheat products to benefit consumers.
  • A video conference was held today with representatives of the Food and Public Distribution Department, Food Corporation of India and Flour Mills Association. Various measures have been taken to curb inflation and control prices in the open market. 
  • On the last 10th, wheat price per kg was Rs. 23.50, from Rs. Reduced to 21.50. The central government has said that through this, the prices of wheat, atta and semolina will be reduced. The reserve price reduction will remain in effect till 31.03.2023.

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