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Brief Current Affairs Summary: 21 April, 2023

Brief Current Affairs Summary

IndianCareers has curated a list of the top 5 news stories important for exam preparation. The list includes essential topics such as Dominic Raab and ITC Market Cap.

Deepika Misra Honored with Gallantry Medal

Deepika Misra has become the first woman officer of the Indian Air Force to receive the Gallantry Medal. She was granted the Vayu Seva Medal for her bravery on Independence Day last year. The medal was presented to her by Indian Air Force Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari during an investiture ceremony in New Delhi.

ITC Market Value Reaches Over 5 Trillion

ITC Limited, one of India’s leading private sector firms, has achieved a market value of over Rs 5 lakh crores, making it one of the top 11 companies to reach this milestone. The company’s total sales were around Rs 90,104 crores, and its net profit for 2022 was Rs 15,058 crores. ITC has a diverse range of businesses across software, hotels, agriculture, FMCG, packaging, and more.

UK Politician Dominic Raab Resigns Over Bullying Complaints

UK Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Dominic Raab resigned from his position following allegations of bullying. An independent investigation was launched into the matter, and Raab tweeted that he had requested an inquiry and left. In November of last year, a senior lawyer named Adam Tolley was appointed by Rishi Sunak.

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Elon Musk Removes Blue Check Verification on Twitter

Elon Musk has started a campaign to remove blue checkmarks from all user profiles on Twitter. Users will now have to pay a subscription fee to enjoy the benefits of blue check verification. Several high-profile figures have already lost their checkmarks, and the platform has introduced new eligibility criteria.

AIIB and UAE Sign Agreement to Launch First Overseas Office

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the bank’s first overseas office. The office will be an interim operational hub located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, focusing on funding infrastructure projects. The UAE is committed to improving its cooperation with global institutions and will be an essential link between the Middle East and the rest of the world.



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