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6th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs

Obituaries

1. ISRO scientist N Valarmathi, voice behind Chandrayaan-3 countdown, dies

  • N Valarmathi, the scientist and distinctive voice behind the ISRO’s launch countdowns passed away.
  • She voiced the launch of India’s first successful mission, Chandrayaan-3, which ultimately became her final one.
  • During the July 14 event, Valarmathi was heard giving the countdown for the rocket launch and had been the voice for ISRO launches for almost six years.
  • Her last announcement, was on July 30 when the PSLV-C56 rocket lifted off carrying 7 Singaporean satellites

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Agreement

2. IREDA signs MoUs with Union Bank of India and Bank of Baroda

  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed an MOU with the Union Bank of India and Bank of Baroda to co-finance renewable energy (RE) projects.
  • Objective: To collaborate with the banks in co-lending and loan syndication of emerging and established RE projects.
  • Aim: To extend our reach, particularly in tier-2 & tier-3 cities and rural areas, enabling us to provide unique and innovative financial support to existing and new customers.

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National Affairs

3. World’s tallest Nataraja statue installed at G20 summit venue

  • The world’s tallest Nataraja statue has been installed at Bharat Mandapam, the venue of the G20 summit in Delhi. 
  • The 28-foot-tall statue weighing 20 tonnes was made in a record time of seven months by sculptor Radhakrishnan Sthapathy and his team at Swamimalai in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu.
  • The statue was built in Ashtadhatu (8 metals) using the traditional casting method.
  • The statue was transported to the New Delhi in four days.

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State Affairs

4. Country’s first solar city to be inaugurated in Sanchi of Madhya Pradesh

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the country’s first solar city Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Aim: To reduce Annually about 13 thousand 747 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in Sanchi Solar City
  • An effort has also been made to attract tourism by reducing environmental pollution through eco-friendly facilities in Sanchi.
  • Battery operated e-rickshaws and garbage vehicles will also run in the city. E-vehicle charging stations have also been installed.

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National Affairs

5. India extends support to SCO member countries to enhance legal capabilities

  • The 10th meeting of the Ministers of Law and Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries was held in September 2023.
  • Highlights include
  • To cooperate between Ministries of Law and Justice of SCO Member nations to enhance cooperation in legal and judicial spheres.
  • Continue   to work on the implementation of the Co-operation Agreement
  • Organise conferences, legal cooperation for a etc for better exchange of experience

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Banking & Finance

6. SBI announces interoperability of CBDC and UPI for seamless transactions

  • Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot project, multiple Indian banks have announced the introduction of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) interoperability feature on the Digital Rupee application.
  • Digital Rupee app users can scan any QR code to make payments for groceries and daily expenses.
  • State Bank of India (SBI), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank. HDFC Bank, Canara Bank, among others are live with the inclusion of UPI interoperability.

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National Affairs

7. Dharmendra Pradhan launches Teachers Training Program of UGC

  • Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Malaviya Mission- Teachers Training Programme by the University Grants Commission at Kaushal Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • He also inaugurated the Portal of the Programme and released its information brochure.
  • Aim: To provide tailored training programmes for teachers.
  • This programme will work for the capacity building of faculty members in higher educational institutions.

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Honours & Awards

8. Satyajit Majumdar honored with Dr V G Patel Memorial Award 2023

  • Mumbai Professor Satyajit Majumdar, dean of School of Management and Labour Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), received the ‘Dr V G Patel Memorial Award-2023 for his work in promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship in India.
  • He is widely acknowledged as the Father of Entrepreneurship Movement in India.
  • He has mentored more than 350 startups, including 40 in Jammu and Kashmir and group startups in Jhabua, West Bengal.

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National Affairs

9. TDB partners with Aloe Ecell for ecofriendly primary battery

  • Technology Development Board (TDB) has joined forces with Aloe Ecell Pvt. Ltd., a Lucknow-based startup, to support the project Commercialization of Eco-friendly 1.5V AA size Aloe Vera-based batteries.
  • It is Valued at Rs. 2.98 crores, TDB’s substantial contribution of Rs. 1.91 crores as a soft loan aims to boost green innovation.
  • Aloe Ecell has already received recognition, including the National Startup Award in the Energy Sector 2020 and the Global Winners 2019 award

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National Affairs

10. Indian Army’s new Thal Sena Bhawan will conform to GRIHA-IV green norms

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of the Army headquarters Thal Sena Bhawan’s new building in Delhi Cantonment conforming with GRIHA-IV (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) norms.
  • The Army headquarters (AH) is currently housed in the iconic South Block at Raisina Hill in Lutyens’ Delhi
  • On completion of the new building, it will not only cut down carbon footprint but is expected to get together all the different pockets of AH

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