- International Labour Day: Popularly known as International Workers’ Day or May Day is observed on May 01 every year to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of the workers’ and labours’ movement.It is celebrated in more than 80 countries, including India, Cuba, and China.The tradition of Labour Day dates back to 19th century America. On May 1st, 1886, workers in Chicago organized a strike to demand an eight-hour workday.
However, workers across the US came together to demand their rights and to fight for better working conditions after a bomb exploded at a labour rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago, USA. In 1889, the International congress of socialist parties met in Paris and decided to celebrate Labour Day or Worker’s Day.
The first labour day was celebrated in India on May 1, 1923, in Chennai. The first May Day celebrations were organized by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. For example, It is known as Kamgar Din in Hindi, Karmikara Dinacharane in Kannada, and Karmika Dinotsavam in Telugu.
- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI): It is an autonomous and statutory body established under the IRDA Act 1999.It is the apex body that supervises and regulates the insurance sector in India.
Objective: To protect the interests of policyholders, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry in India.Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Finance. Head Office: Hyderabad.
Composition: IRDAI is a 10-member body- a Chairman, five full-time members, and four part-time members appointed by the Government of India.
- Yuva Tourism Clubs: The Tourism Ministry will undertake a special initiative of 100 Episodes of Mann ki Baat – 100 days of Action through the Yuva Tourism Clubs.The vision is to nurture and develop young ambassadors of Indian tourism who would become aware of tourism possibilities in India, appreciate our rich cultural heritage and develop an interest and passion for tourism. The establishment of Yuva Tourism Clubs was initiated in schools, colleges and Indian Hotel Management institutions in connection with the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations.The Ministry of Tourism has also proposed to increase the number of Yuva Tourism Clubs to 50 thousand in the next 100 days, starting from May 1, 2023.
- ASEAN-India maritime exercise (AIME-2023): AIME-2023 is the first time India has been involved in exercises with the ASEAN though there have been exercises with ASEAN nations separately.Aim: Enhancing interoperability and exchange of best practices among participating navies.With AIME-2023, India becomes the 4th ASEAN dialogue partner, after Russia, China and the US, to hold the ASEAN+1 maritime exercise.
The maiden exercise will be conducted off the coast of Singapore and will feature harbour and at-sea events off the coast of Singapore.Two major Indian Navy warships– the INS Delhi, an indigenously built destroyer, and INS Satpura, a Shivalik-class, recently built modern stealth
frigate– are part of the exercise.