Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Oct 25, 2023

Current Affair 1:
India Mobile Congress (IMC)



India Mobile Congress (IMC) is the largest telecom, media, and technology forum in Asia, jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Since its inception, IMC has established itself as a leading forum for bringing together industry, government, academia, and other ecosystem players to discuss, deliberate, demonstrate and display the latest trends in the realm of TMT and ICT.

Not only is the India Mobile Congress the biggest technology event in Asia, but it is also the biggest networking event in India in the technology space. Through an immersive showcase of revolutionary innovations, our mission is to catapult India into the limelight, becoming a beacon of the all-encompassing digital transformation shaping the future.

With the theme 'Global Digital Innovation,' the IMC 2023 aims to strengthen India’s position as a developer, manufacturer, and exporter of key cutting-edge technologies.  The three-day congress will highlight technologies such as 5G, 6G, and Artificial intelligence (AI) and discuss issues pertaining to the semiconductor industry, green technology, cybersecurity etc.

This year, IMC is introducing a startup program - ‘Aspire’. It will foster connections between startups, investors, and established businesses with an aim to catalyze fresh entrepreneurial initiatives and collaborations.


Current Affair 2:
India’s first Nano DAP Plant



Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation inaugurated India’s 1st IFFCO’s Nano DAP (Liquid) plant in Kalol (Gandhinagar), Gujarat.

Nano DAP Liquid is an efficient source of Nitrogen & Phosphorus and helps in overcoming the Nitrogen & Phosphorus deficiencies in plant. It is an efficient source of available nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P2O5) for all the crops.

Unlike the solid DAP and Urea, the liquid nano DAP will not affect the nutrients in the soil and will have zero harmful metal particles.

As per the government, one bag of conventional DAP costs around 1300 rupees, the farmers can get one bottle of nano liquid DAP for just 600 rupees which can be carried by farmers in their pockets. The plant will lead to a significant reduction in imports of DAP and also will bring down the logistics and warehousing costs.


Current Affair 3:
Geologist discovers coral reef fossils in Ladakh Himalayas


Geologist has unearthed coral reef fossils at 18,000 feet above sea level at Burtse in the Eastern Ladakh Himalayas. The unearthed fossils include structures of coral colonies, and give a glimpse into Burtse area's geological past which comprised of an ancient underwater world. The findings are indicative of a biodiversity that once existed in the said region.

According to geologist Arya, these findings have the potential to redefine our understanding of the region's past. Ladakh, famous for its high-altitude desert landscapes, might have been a different geological entity, one that was home to vibrant marine life, coral reefs and beaches.


According to Arya, the geological history of Burtse offers a remarkable parallel to the beaches of Rameswaram or Andaman Nicobar today.

Earlier in August, the Geologist had discovered well-preserved fossils of marine animals at an altitude of 16,000 feet above sea level further in Ladakh, augmenting the idea that Himalayas were born as continental plates thrust out of Tethys Sea about 40 million years ago.


Current Affair 4:
Cardamom Cultivation



Climate and soil

The crop thrives well in regions which receive a well-distributed annual rainfall of 1500-2500 mm with a mean temperature of 15°C to 35°C and 600-1200 m above MSL. Cardamom grows luxuriantly in forest loam soils, which are generally acidic in nature with a pH range of 5.5-6.5. Growth of cardamom is enhanced, when planted in humus rich soils with low to medium available phosphorous and medium to high available potassium.

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