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Rs 2,000 crore scheme to protect marine resources - Tamil Nadu Government Ordinance
  • In the 2023-24 budget speech in the Assembly, it was announced that the Government of Tamil Nadu will implement the coastal restoration project with the help of the World Bank as the coastal ecosystem and the livelihood of the coastal people will be severely affected in the future due to the pressure caused by climate change and growing population.
  • For this, the objectives of preventing sea erosion, reducing marine pollution and protecting marine biodiversity will be spent over the next five years at a cost of Rs. It was announced that the project will be implemented with World Bank funding at a cost of 1675 crores.
  • In order to implement the notification, the Tamil Nadu Government has issued an ordinance to start the Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Project. The Tamil Nadu government has issued an order that coastal restoration work will be done at a cost of Rs.1675 crore. 
  • Likewise, the Tamil Nadu government has issued an ordinance to undertake a Rs.2,000 crore project to protect marine resources. It is reported that these projects will be implemented with World Bank funding.
PS Raman was appointed as the Chief Public Prosecutor
  • With DMK coming to power in Tamil Nadu, R. Shanmugasundaram was appointed as Chief Public Prosecutor in the Madras High Court.
  • Prior to this, he has served as the Additional Criminal Advocate of the Tamil Nadu Government during the DMK regime from 1989-91 and as the State Chief Criminal Advocate during the DMK regime from 1996-2001 and has also served as a DMK MP.
  • In this situation, advocate Shanmugasundaram automatically resigned from his post. Subsequently, the government decided to appoint PS Raman, the former chief advocate of the Tamil Nadu government.
  • While the recommendation was sent to the Governor's office, the Governor gave his approval last night. Following this today at 10 am, PS Raman will take charge as the Chief Public Prosecutor.
  • A number of cases await him, including the case of hoarding assets against Tamil Nadu ministers. It is noteworthy that he was appointed and held the position of Chief Advocate by the DMK government during the period 2006-2011.
Exposat satellite collection of data on galaxy bursts
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) designs and launches satellites for the country's defense and communications including PSLV - GSLV rockets. 
  • Satish Dhawan Space Research, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh From the centre's first launch pad, a PSLV - C58 rocket carrying the 469 kg 'ExpoSat' satellite, blasted off at 9:10 am on January 1. 
  • At the 22nd minute after liftoff, the rocket successfully placed the Exposat satellite into its planned 650-km-diameter geocentric orbit. Then, the 'app' rocket engine was restarted and brought down to a distance of 350 km, and 10 probes were carried out. 
  • A small instrumented satellite was stationed in that orbit. In this case, the EXPOSAT satellite sent by ISRO on Jan. 1 is collecting data on galaxy explosions. 
  • ISRO has collected data on galaxy explosions outside the solar system for the first time. According to the data, calcium, sulphur, magnesium, silicon, argon, neon and iron are present.
Nancy won a gold medal in shooting at the Paris Olympics
  • The Shooting Asian Qualifier for the Paris Olympics is being held in Jakarta, Indonesia. India's Nancy scored 252.8 points and won the gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle category.
  • Another Indian athlete Ilavenil Walarivan bagged the silver medal with 252.7 points. India's Rudrangsh Patil bagged the bronze medal in men's 10m air rifle event with 228.7 points.
Rahul Naveen has been appointed as the Official Director of Enforcement
  • Sanjay Kumar Mishra, a 1984 IRS cadre, has been serving as the Director of Enforcement since 2018. Several petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against the extension of his tenure. 
  • The Supreme Court heard the petitions and ruled that the action was illegal. Subsequently, it was announced that his tenure will end on September 15 last year. 
  • In this situation, the central government appointed Rahul Naveen as a temporary director in September last year. Meanwhile, Rahul Naveen, who is working as the interim director of the Enforcement Department, has been officially appointed as the new director in the notification issued by the Appointments Committee of the Central Cabinet known as ACC. 
  • This is stated in the notification. He is an IRS cadre in 1993 and has held various high positions in the enforcement department. He was officially announced as the new director.
20 agreements between China and Maldives
  • Maldives President Mohammed Moois, who is on a tour of China, met and held talks with President Xi Jinping on Wednesday.
  • As a result, 20 major agreements were signed between China and the Maldives on Wednesday to promote cordial relations in various fields. It is mentioned in the record that the presidents of both the countries witnessed the event in person.
  • These agreements have been made in various sectors including tourism, disaster management, maritime economy, octane economy, trade route.
  • Mohammed Moois, who is known to be anti-India and pro-China, won the election held in Maldives in September last year. It is said that after he took office as the President, there was a setback in the relationship between India and the Maldives.
ISRO Awarded "Indian of the Year" in the "Outstanding Achiever" category for 2023
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science, Technology (Private), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Civil Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, awarded the "Best Achiever of the Year" award for the year 2023 in the "Best Achiever" category to Indian Space Research Center (ISRO). , presented.
  • Instituted by the National Television Channel, ISRO Chairman S. Somnath and Chandrayaan 3 Program Director Dr. P. Weeramuthuvel received the award at a ceremony held in New Delhi. The award recognizes ISRO's significant contribution in expanding the frontiers of space exploration.
  • The year 2023 will undoubtedly go down in the history books as a time when the Indian Space Research Center has demonstrated unparalleled energy and resilience in the face of challenges. In 2023, the pinnacle of ISRO's achievements, Chandrayaan-3 successfully soft-landed on the unknown South Pole of the Moon.

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