News Headlines-9th feb
- February 9, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
Headlines of the Day
In a move that will lead to a further increase in lending and deposit rates, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its recent MPC review raised the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6.5 percent in its fight against inflation.
RBI has projected the real GDP growth at 6.4 percent for 2023-24.
China has operated a fleet of spy balloons targeting several countries including India and Japan, a Washington Post report has said, days after the US military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft floating over sensitive installations in the country
Britain announced an immediate surge of military deliveries to Ukraine to help it fend off an intensifying Russian offensive and pledged to train its pilots as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on a rare visit abroad.
France Total Energies, one of the largest foreign investors in the Adani Group, said it has put on hold participation in the Indian conglomerate’s $50 billion hydrogen project pending results of an audit launched following allegations by a US short-seller.
- Which company has unveiled ‘Bard’, an AI chatbot as a competitor to ChatGPT?
2.What is the repo rate hike announced by the RBI in its recent MPC review?
Ans. 25 basis points
3.The Commission constituted by the Union government to examine whether the Scheduled Caste (SC) status can be accorded to Dalits who have converted to religions other than Sikhism or Buddhism-
Ans. Justice K.G Balakrishnan Commission
4.Who has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea?
Ans. Manuela Roka Botey
5.What is the projected growth rate for India’s economy in 2023 as per RBI?
Ans. 6.4 percent