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 18th October 2023 Daily Current Affairs

 Important Dates

1. Ayurveda Day to be celebrated 100 countries across the globe

  • In 2023 Ayurveda Day will be celebrated internationally in about 100 countries across the globe.
  • It is scheduled on Dhanvantari Jayanti, 11 November 2023.
  • The day will be celebrated on the theme of Ayurveda for One Health. Objective: To promote and disseminate Ayurveda at the international level and establish it in the global scenario for the welfare of mankind, animals, plants, and the environment.

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2. UP CM Announces Free Gas Cylinder For Ujjwala Scheme Beneficiaries

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the beneficiaries under the Ujjwala scheme will get a cooking gas cylinder free of cost as a “Diwali gift”. 
  • The decision is expected to benefit 1.75 crore families in the state.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a flagship initiative of the central government aimed at providing financial assistance for LPG connections to families falling below the poverty line (BPL).

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3. Ashutosh Sharma Breaks Yuvraj Singh’s Fastest Fifty Record

  • Ashutosh Sharma, recently made headlines by shattering the long-standing record set by Yuvraj Singh for the fastest fifty by an Indian player in T20 cricket.
  • He achieved this feat during a match against Arunachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, reaching his fifty in just 11 balls.
  • Yuvraj had held the record for the last 16 years, having struck a fifty off 12 balls against England in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.

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4. Union Minister Launches ‘Apna Chandrayaan’ Web Portal

  • Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan launched a web portal ‘Apna Chandrayaan’ having activity-based support material such as quiz , puzzles, etc for school students on Mission Chandrayaan-3
  • Aim: To make it more accessible, facilitating self-learning among students. He also released 10 special modules on Chandrayaan-3, offering a comprehensive overview of its various facets – including scientific, technological, and social aspects.

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National & International Appointments

5. Christopher Luxon was elected as the Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • Christopher Luxon has been elected as the 42nd Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • He completed a rapid political ascent four years after leaving one of the country’s top executive roles
  • He spent 7 years as chief executive of Air New Zealand, and was hailed a likely future leader upon entering politics in 2019
  • National hoped he could repeat the “glory days” under John Key, a former Merrill Lynch broker who won three elections for the party and served as PM from 2008 to 2016

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6. Puma ropes in Mohammed Shami as its brand ambassador

  • Puma has roped in Team India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami as its brand ambassador.
  • The sports brand has a star-studded roster of brand ambassadors which includes Virat Kohli, champion sprinter Usain Bolt.
  • Under this partnership, the Indian pacer will endorse Puma’s footwear, apparel and accessories through multiple activities and campaigns throughout the year.
  • The brand has also launched a new bowling spikes with a mid-sole meant for runners, to support fast bowlers

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National & International Appointments

7. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das received the Award for being ranked ‘A+

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das received the Award for being ranked ‘A+’ in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023.
  •  The award recognizes those central bank governors whose strategies outperformed their peers through originality, creativity, and tenacity.
  • Two other central bankers- Thomas J. Jordan of Switzerland and Nguyen Thi Hong of Vietnam earned an ‘A+’ grade in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023.

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State Affairs

8. MeitY inaugurated Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Lab in Gorakhpur

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology S Krishnan (IAS) inaugurated Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Lab in NIELIT Gorakhpur.
  • This is the First-of-its-kind lab in Uttar Pradesh under Future Skill PRIME Project, which has been established to bridge the gap between Industry and Academia.
  • The state-of-art RPA lab has been built under the Future Skill PRIME Project funded by MeitY with an objective to upskill/reskill manpower in emerging technology of RPA.

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9. India-Sri Lanka Ferry Service Reopens After Four Decades

  • India and Sri Lanka launched a ferry service across the Palk Strait under a new roadmap for greater connectivity,
  • Nearly four decades later the link between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Kankesanthurai in Jaffna was disrupted by the civil war in the island nation.
  • The ferry service is expected to boost travel and trade with Kankesanthurai, the Sri Lankan port located closest to ports on India’s west coast.

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10. Daniel Noboa elected Ecuador’s youngest president

  • Businessman Daniel Noboa became the youngest president in Ecuador’s history.
  • With more than 97% of votes counted, Mr Noboa, a centrist, had a lead of four percentage points over his left-wing rival, Luisa González.
  • The election campaign was overshadowed by unprecedented levels of violence, which saw one of the candidates, Fernando Villavicencio.
  • Ecuador has all the elements needed to be a global example of progress.

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