Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 05.05.2023


1. National Manufacturing Innovation Survey (NMIS) 2021-22

Why in news – It was conducted by Department of Science and Technology and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Key Points –

• Most innovative – Karnataka > Telangana > Tamil Nadu > Maharashtra > Haryana.

• Least innovative - Northeastern states (last) (excluding Assam) > Bihar.

• Highest score among the hill states – Uttarakhand.

• Highest score among the UTs - Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

Innovative Firms –

(a) Highest share - Telangana > Karnataka > Tamil Nadu.

(b) Least share – Odisha (last) > Bihar > Jharkhand.

2. Undersea Tunnel

Why in news - India’s first undersea tunnels to open in November 2023 in Mumbai.

Key Points –

• Length - 2.07-km.

• It is part of the Rs 12,721-crore Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP).

• Mavala - Largest ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the history of India.


1. Ajay Banga

Why in news - India-American and former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has been appointed as the World Bank's 14th president.

Key Points –

• Tenure - 5 years (begins on June 2, 2023).

• Banga received Padma Shri award in 2016, India's 3rd highest civilian award.

• World Bank Group president has always been an American citizen nominated by USA and the IMF's managing director has been a European citizen.

About World Bank (1945) –

• World Bank - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) + International Development Association (IDA).

• Result of Bretton Woods Conference 1944. (Other body – IMF).

• Global partnership of 189 countries.

• Core objective – to give loans for infrastructure, electricity grids, roads and transit, dams, and other projects receiving special attention.

• A country must first become a member of the IMF before joining the World Bank Group.

• The countries must first join the IBRD before they may join the IDA, IFC, or MIGA.


1. 4th Future of Jobs Report

Why in news - The report titled “Future of Jobs” was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Key Points –

• Indian labour market would see a 22% job churn (movement of jobs in an economy), compared to 23% globally.

• Most important skills for workers in 2023 - Analytical thinking and creative thinking.

• AI machine learning specialists and cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow on an average by 30% by 2027.

• 6 in 10 workers would require training before 2027.

About WEF (1971) –

• International non-governmental and lobbying organisation for multinational companies.

• Major reports by WEF - Energy Transition Index, Global Competitiveness Report, Global IT Report, Global Gender Gap Report, Global Risk Report, Global Travel and Tourism Report.

• Headquarter - Cologny, Switzerland.


1. “Digital Transformation” Helpline

Why in news - Microsoft India introduced a dedicated website and a helpline number for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

Key Points –

• Aim - to address business challenges faced by Small and Medium Businesses and support them to improve their digital adoption.


1. Man of the Century

Why in news - Former Lok Sabha MP Pandit Ramkishan was honoured with the title of Shatabdi Purush (Man of the Century).

Key Points –

• He was elected once to the Lok Sabha – in 1977 – and four times to Rajasthan Assembly – in 1962, 1967, 1974 and 1990.


1. Buddha Purnima 2023

Why in news - Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

Key Points –

• The date of Buddha Purnima is based on the Asian lunisolar calendar and it usually falls in the Hindu month of Vaisakha on the full moon day.

• Buddha is the 9th Vishnu avatar (reincarnation).