Daily GK Update - 12th April 2023 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 12th April 2023 Current Affairs
12-April 2023...........

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                                                         Current Affairs

                                                         National Affairs

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has become a national party of India.

  • The status of the national party has been given by the election commission of India.
  • There are three types of political parties in India- 1. National Party 2. State Party and 3. Regional Party.
  • To become a national party, the state party must fulfil some conditions laid down by the Election Commission of India.

Criteria to Become a National Party in India:

  • If the party wins at least 2% of seats in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) from at least three different states in a general election.
  • If the party secures at least 6% of the total valid votes polled in any four or more states, at a general election to the Lok Sabha or to the Legislative Assembly.
  • If the party is recognized as a state party in at least four states.

Gujarat has topped in using the funds allocated under the MPLAD.

  • Gujarat has used the full amount allocated under the MPLAD(Member of Parliament Local Area Development) Scheme.
  • Uttar Pradesh was allocated the highest amount under the MPLAD.
  • The MPLADS is a Plan Scheme fully funded by the Government of India. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency is Rs. 5 crores. This scheme was started in 1993.

The Ministry of Power has released the State Energy Efficiency Index 2023.

  • Karnataka (Top performer), Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana are the front runners.
  • Assam (Top performer), Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab are the achievers.
  • This index has been developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).

Mumbai has become the 19th best city in Public Transport.

This report is published by ‘Time Out” which is a media outlet based in the United Kingdom.

According to this report, Top Performing Countries are the following:

1st- Berlin

2nd- Prague

3rd- Tokyo

UIDAI and IIT Bombay are going to develop a touchless Biometric System.

Aadhaar issuing body UIDAI - Unique Identification Authority of India - has announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) to develop a touchless biometric capture system and enhance the Aadhaar ecosystem.

                                                        International Affairs

Italy is going to sign a defence pact with India.

  • The Defence Pact will allow officials from both countries to coordinate over security issues.
  • Italy will be able to sell its defence platforms to India through this pact.


The International Monetary Fund has lowered India’s GDP Growth Rate for Financial Year 2024 from 6.1% to 5.9%.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its GDP growth forecast for India for the financial year 2023-24 by 20 basis points to 5.9 percent. The fresh revision in the growth forecast by the Washington-based multilateral body in its latest bi-annual World Economic Outlook

National Stock Exchange launches India’s first Nifty and InvITS index.

  • These Indexes have been launched to track real estate Investment Trusts and Infra Investment Trusts.

                                                        Books and Authors

“The Banker to Every Indian” is a coffee table book launched by SBI (State Bank of India).

  • This book talks about SBI’s contribution to nation-building.

                                                       Awards and Honours

Nilesh Sambare has been awarded Maratha Udyog Ratna 2023 Award.

  • Nilesh Bhagwan Sambre, the founder of Jijau Educational and Social Foundation, was recently honoured with the "Maratha Udyog Ratna" award at the "Maratha Entrepreneurs Conference 2023".


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