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28th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs

Important Dates

1. World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September 202

  • World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28 to raise awareness of rabies prevention and the progress being made in the fight against this terrible disease.
  • Theme 2023:  “All for 1, One Health for All”.
  • Aim: To bring together all groups, organizations, and stakeholders in the fight against rabies.
  • A contagious viral disease, rabies is almost always fatal once clinical symptoms appear.
  • It is also the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur.

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Sports

2. India win gold in 10m Air Pistol Team event in Asian game 2023

  • India players Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema, and Shiva Narwal clinched gold in the men’s 10m air pistol team event in the Asian Games 2023, in Hangzhou.
  • Naorem Roshibina Devi clinched India’s first silver medal in in women’s 60kg Wushu Sanda event, losing to China’s Wu Xiaowei.
  • Other Winners:
  • Shooting: India clinchs GOLD in men’s 10m air pistol team event
  • Sarabjot Singh ranked 4th in men’s 10m air pistol final

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Honours & Awards

3. Indore bags Best Smart City spot at National Smart Cities Conclave 2023

  • Indore has bagged the top spot for the ‘Best Smart City’ 2022 in India at the National Smart Cities Conclave 2023 held in the city.
  • Gujarat’s Surat came in second, while Agra in UP secured the third position among the smart cities of India.
  • Madhya Pradesh bagged the Best State in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu. 
  • Rajasthan and UP together bagged the third position.
  • President felicitated the winners of the fourth edition of the India Smart Cities Award Contest 2022.

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Banking & Finance

4. RBI Approved Poonawalla Fincorp To Issue Credit Cards With IndusInd Bank

  • Reserve Bank of India approved Poonawalla Fincorp, a Cyrus Poonawalla group-promoted NBFC, to issue a co-branded credit card with IndusInd Bank.
  • Aim: To enable Poonawalla Fincorp to usher in a new age of flexible and versatile retail credit
  • The company envisages to launch this credit card within three months,
  • The co-branded credit card is primarily designed to cater to customers who possess a favorable credit history.

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National & International Organizations

5. India ranked 56th position in World Talent Ranking 2023

  • Out of 64 economies, India has dropped four spots to rank 56th in the World Talent Ranking 2023, as per an International Institute for Management Development  report.
  • Switzerland holds the top position, followed closely by Luxembourg in second place
  • India ranks 29th in future readiness but struggles with its weak educational system, ranked 63rd in quality.
  • The IMD ranking evaluates various factors, including quality of life, and statutory minimum wage

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National & International Organizations

6. India maintains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023

  • India has maintained its 40th rank in the latest Global Innovation Index 2023 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
  • The top 4 countries are:
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • The GII tracks the innovation ecosystem performance of 132 global economies and the most recent global innovation trends.
  • India ranked first among the 37 lower-middle group income and first among the 10 economies in Central and South America

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Obituaries

7. MS Swaminathan, renowed Indian scientist, passes away

  • M S Swaminathan, hailed as the father of India’s Green Revolution, passed away.
  • He was instrumental in developing high-yielding varieties of paddy that helped ensure India’s low-income farmers produce more yield.
  • He was awarded the first World Food Prize in 1987 following which he set up the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai.
  • He has been conferred with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan also the recipient of the H K Firodia award.

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State Affairs

8. VOC Port becomes first Indian port to handle green ammonia import

  • For the first timeGreen Ammonia was imported through the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tamil Nadu.
  • Grey Ammonia is utilized for soda ash production. As a Go Green initiative, TFL has imported Green ammonia to produce Green soda Ash, on a trial basis.
  • The Port successfully handled 3 x 20 ISO Green Ammonia containers, weighing 37.4 tons of Green Ammonia, from Damietta Port, Egypt, for Tuticorin Alkali Chemical and Fertilizers Limited (TFL).

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National & International Organizations

9. Five villages won gold for best rural tourism project 2023

  • Five villages in the country won the ‘Gold’ award by the Union Government in the category of Best Rural Tourism Projects. 
  • They are Dawar in Kashmir, Sarmoli in Uttarakhand, Reiek in Mizoram, Kanthalloor village in Kerala, and Mandla in MP.
  • The gold medal is a recognition for the ‘STREET’ (Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic, Tourism hubs)
  • Overall of 767 projects from around the country, five of them won ‘Gold’, 10 for ‘Silver’ and 20 for ‘Bronze.’

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State Affairs

10. Chhattisgarh gov launches own housing scheme for state’s homeless families

  • The Chhattisgarh government announced 47,000 odd poor people in the state’s rural areas will get houses in the first phase of the Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas NYAY Yojana.
  • The survey of 59.79 lakh families was conducted in April 2023 and its update went on until May, according to which 10,76,545 families were found living in kutcha houses.
  • This comes after the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was to be implemented by the Chhattisgarh government along with the Centre in 2021.

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National & International Organizations

11. Green-certified office space in India jumps 36% since 2019

  • The city that has the most green office space in India is Bengaluru, with 104.5 million square feet of green offices, accounting for about 30 percent of the country’s total.
  • From 2019 to 2023, the area covered by green office buildings in the top six Indian cities increased by over 36 percent to 342 million square feet. 
  • The top Six Indian Cities are
  1. Bengaluru
  2. National Capital Region
  3. Mumbai
  4. Hyderabad
  5. Chennai
  6. Pune

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National & International Appointments

12. Intel India appoints Gokul Subramaniam as President

  • Intel has appointed Gokul Subramaniam as its India President.
  • He replaced Nivruti Rai, who resigned as the Intel India country head in June 2023.
  • He will be responsible for Intel’s overall engineering and design operations in India, including driving innovation, cross-group efficiencies, and executing Intel products from the country.
  • He is currently a vice president in the Client Computing Group (CCG) at Intel, and general manager of Client Platforms and Systems.

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National Affairs

13. Narendra Modi Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently attended a special event in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. 
  • It has played a significant role in transforming Gujarat into an attractive investment destination.
  • Over the past two decades, the summit has attracted numerous national and international companies, creating opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships.

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27th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs

SKUAST-Kashmir Exam Postponement Notice

1140 Post Job Recruitment in Northern Coal Fields Ltd (NCL)

Jammu Kashmir National Highway Daily Traffic Updates

Unemployment rate down to 5.2 in J&K

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