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26th August 2023 Daily Current Affairs

State Affairs

1. Sri Lanka hosts its very first Karnataka cultural festival

  • Sri Lanka hosted its very first Karnataka cultural festival organized by the International Cultural Council of India in collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and M.E Global Peace Foundation
  • Aim: To celebrate cultural diversity and mark a significant moment in the shared cultural heritage of India and Sri Lanka
  • The event showcased performances by over 30 artists from Karnataka including dances, folk songs, multi-lingual poems, and captivating puppet shows

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2. Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa re-elected for 2nd and final five-year term

  • Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was re-elected for a second and final five-year term in August 2023.
  • His victory over his closest competitor, Nelson Chamisa after his first full term in office, strengthened ZANU-PF ‘s grip on power.
  • Zimbabwe has over the past two decades suffered under disastrous economic policies that have led to soaring prices, high unemployment, and a medical system lacking basic drugs and equipment.

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National Affairs

3. India hand over B20 presidency to Brazil to host G20 in 2024

  • India has handed over the B20 presidency to Brazil to host G20 in 2024. 
  • According to B20 India Chair N Chandrasekaran India’s B20 Presidency under the its G20 Presidency worked under the theme of Vasaudeva Katumbakam (One Earth, One Family, One Future).
  • Worked on 9 themes which included the empowerment of women and youth, the transition towards an Artificial Intelligence world, building a global resilient supply chain, and financing for the global economic recovery.

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Sports

4. In badminton, HS Prannoy won bronze medal at BWF World Championships

  • HS Prannoy bagged a bronze medal in badminton at BWF World Championships 2023 in Denmark.
  •  He registered a loss to Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the semifinals at the Championships and went down to world number three position.
  • This is India’s 14th medal at the World Championships.
  • This includes one gold, four silvers and nine bronze medals.
  • China is the most successful team in the tournament’s history, with 196 medals, including 69 gold, 48 silver and 79 silvers.

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5. Indian women’s visually challenged cricket team won gold at World Cup 2023

  • Indian women’s visually impaired team won the T-20 final of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games 2023 at Birmingham
  • The Indian team defeated Australia by nine wickets in the rain-interrupted match.
  • The Indian men’s blind cricket team lost to Pakistan in the IBSA World Games final to settle for a silver medal.
  • Cricket for the visually challenged made its debut in the International Blind Sports Federation World Games in 2023.

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National Affairs

6. Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal launches Tele-Law- 2.0

  • Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal launched Tele-Law- 2.0 which Integrates Tele-Law and Nyaya Bandhu App to ensure access to Justice in New Delhi.
  • Aim: To enable the common citizen to access legal advice, legal assistance, and legal representation through a single registration and single gateway of Tele-Law.
  • The Minister called upon legal professionals to contribute pro bono services to ensure that no citizen is deprived of essential legal assistance.

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Schemes

7. Jal Shakti Ministry releases report on 6th census on minor irrigation schem

  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti released the report on the sixth census on minor irrigation schemes.
  • 23.14 million minor irrigation (MI) schemes have been reported in the country, out of which 21.93 million are groundwater and 1.21 million are Surface Water schemes.
  • UP has the largest number of MI schemes in the country followed by Maharastra
  • For the first time, information about the gender of the owner of the MI scheme was also collected in case of individual ownership.

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State Affairs

8. Second G20-Chief Scientific Advisers’ Roundtable meeting began in Gujarat

  • The second G20-Chief Scientific Advisers’ Roundtable meeting officially began in Gandhinagar in August 2023.
  • Science advisors, Scientists, researchers from G20 countries, and invited countries will participate.

Themes Include:

  • Opportunities in One Health
  • Synergizing Global Efforts to Expand the Access to Scholarly Scientific Knowledge
  • Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Science & Technology
  • Institutional Mechanism for Inclusive Global S&T Policy Dialogue

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