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 26th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs

1. World’s Second Largest Hindu Temple outside India to be Inaugurated in US

  • New Jersey in the US is set to host the world’s second-largest Hindu temple outside India, to be formally inaugurated on October 8.
  • Hailed as the world’s largest Hindu temple outside India “in the modern era”, the Akshardham temple was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham organization.
  • It is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, a Hindu spiritual leader of the 19th century, and was inspired by his 5th spiritual successor  Pramukh Swami Maharaj

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Honours & Awards

2. Legendary actor Waheeda Rehman to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced that veteran actor Waheeda Rehman has been chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award 2023
  • The actress has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films like Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool and several others
  • A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, she has exemplified dedication, commitment and the strength of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the highest level of professional excellence

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Sports

3. India Women’s Cricket Team Wins Gold Medal By Defeating Sri Lanka

  • Indian women’s cricket team won their maiden gold medal in Asian Games 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the final. 
  • This is a historic feat achieved by the Indian Women’s cricket team.
  • India secured a new world record and captured the gold medal in the men’s 10 air rifle team event during the Asian Games 2023.
  • The Indian contingent participating in the men’s four rowing final displayed their mettle, securing a well-deserved bronze medal.

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State Affairs

4. Madhya Pradesh notifies ‘Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve’

  • Madhya Pradesh, which is home to the most tigers in the country, has got a new protected area for the big cats named ‘Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve’, the seventh in the state and 54th in the country.
  • Veerangana Drugavati Sanctuary, recognized for their ecological significance in preserving biodiversity, including flora, fauna, geology, and zoology
  • Until now, M.P. was home to six tiger reserves – Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Pench, Panna and Sanjay-Dubri.

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Honours & Awards

5. Biswanath Ghat in Assam named ‘Best Tourism Village of India 2023

  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that Biswanath Ghat has been selected as the Best Tourism Village of India 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Biswanath Ghat is also popularly known as ‘Gupta Kashi’ and is named after the ancient Biswanath Mandir.
  • The village is located towards the south of Biswanath Charialii Town.
  • The ghat boasts a cluster of temples of different gods.

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Banking & Finance

6. SIDBI signs pact with DLAI to boost fintech sector

  • The Small Industries Development Bank of India has inked an agreement with the Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI) to boost the country’s fintech sector.
  • Aim: To collaborate with SIDBI to develop standard protocols to expedite the adoption of digital lending partnerships including alliances between banks and Lending Service Providers
  • It also provides resource support to eligible DLAI member NBFCs and also explores Assignment and Securitisation transactions

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