Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Aug 17, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA)


The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) was constituted on 26.10.2010 under the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2007 vide Government of India Gazette Notification dated 26th October 2010.

The Act provides for the establishment of the WDRA to exercise the powers conferred on it and to perform the functions assigned to it under the Act, Rules and Regulations for the development and regulation of warehouses, negotiability of warehouse receipts and promote orderly growth of the warehousing business in the country.

The WDRA is a Statutory Authority under the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. The Authority has its Headquarters in New Delhi.

The Authority consists of a chairperson and two Members appointed by the Central Government.

Current Affair 2:
Indian scientist develops novel method to improve accuracy and precision of nanomechanical testing technology



No need to go in much technical. Just Indian scientists are involved so we are learning this.

A novel method to test nanomechanical properties of materials at very minute scales with high precision and accuracy has been developed by an Indian scientist in collaboration with two international institutions.

The new methodology not only significantly improves the precision and accuracy of what is known as nanoindentation technique or testing of mechanical strength, but enables testing at much higher rates, thus facilitating high throughput.

Setting the tone for high precision and high accuracy nanoindentation measurements at much higher rates than what is traditionally possible, the new methodology is expected to impact a broad spectrum of scientific research on measuring the strength of materials at small scales.

What is nanoindentation technique?

Nanoindentation is the latest technology that enables researchers to measure mechanical properties such as modulus and hardness of materials in different shapes, sizes and scales. Most notably, this technique does not need any sample preparation and can measure properties for various materials ranging from hard superalloys to soft biomaterials within seconds making it the fastest technique for such measurements.

It is a significant development over regular uniaxial tensile and shear testing methods that take days from samples preparation to final results.

Current Affair 3:



India and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sharing of INDIA STACK — a collection of open APIs and digital public goods that aim to facilitate identity, data, and payment services on a large scale.


India Stack is a set of open APIs and digital public goods that aim to unlock the economic primitives of identity, data, and payments at population scale.

Although the name of this project bears the word India, the vision of India Stack is not limited to one country; it can be applied to any nation, be it a developed one or an emerging one.

Having said that, this project was conceptualized and first implemented in India, where its rapid adoption by billions of individuals and businesses has helped promote financial and social inclusion and positioned the country for the Internet Age.

Who owns and maintains India Stack?

India Stack is the name used to describe a collection of disparate technology products and frameworks.

The components of this collection are owned and maintained by different agencies. Aadhaar products such as e-auth and e-KYC are owned by the Unique ID Authority of India. eSign is a technology specification which is maintained by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Digilocker is owned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. UPI is owned by the National Payments Corporation of India.

Also learn Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA)

India Stack puzzle focuses on establishing a new model for data governance in India. Enshrined in a policy framework known as the Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA), the ‘data’ layer of India Stack aims to restore the ownership and control over user data to its rightful owners.

DEPA is a joint public-private effort for an improved data governance approach.

Current Affair 4:
Indian Coast Guard


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