7th October 2023 Daily Current Affairs

State Affairs

1. CM Ashok Gehlot announced Rajasthan to have three new districts

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the formation of three new districts in the state — Malpura, Sujangarh and Kuchman City.
  • Rajasthan would now have 53 districts.
  • The state government had formed 17 new districts earlier in August 2023.
  • The other new districts are Apoongarh, Balotra, Beawar, Deeg, Didwana-Kuchaman, Dudu, Gangapur City, Kekri, Kotputli-Behror, Khairthal-Tijara, Neem ka Thana, Phalodi, Slumber, Sanchore and Shahpura.

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Honours & Awards

2. Nobel Peace Prize 2023 won by Narges Mohammadi

  • Narges Mohammadi, a jailed Iranian women’s rights advocate, has won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous struggle against the oppression of women in Iran and relentless fight for social reform.
  • She was awarded the prestigious prize for her efforts “to promote human rights and freedom for all”.
  • She is the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, a non-governmental organization led by Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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Banking & Finance

3. IndusInd Bank Launches INDIE – A Customer-Centric Digital Banking App

  • IndusInd Bank has launched ‘INDIE,’ a financial app offering personalized financial services, harnessing advanced analytics to offer tailored insights and an array of innovative features.
  • Aim: To allow customers to borrow precisely what they need when they need it, paying interest solely on the borrowed amount.
  • One of INDIE’s features is its flexibility in financial product offerings.
  • For instance, users can access an instant credit line of up to Rs. 5 lakh.

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State Affairs

4. MP CM lays foundation stone for India’s largest pumped storage project

  • Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated India’s largest pumped storage project in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The project is being developed by Greenko Group, India’s largest energy storage company.
  • The project, which is located in the Khemla block, Neemuch district, Madhya Pradesh
  • It has a capacity of 1440 MW, with storage for 7.5 hours and is now being expanded to 1920 MW with storage of 6 hours to provide a storage of nearly 11 Giga watt hours (GWh) daily.

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Banking & Finance

5. YES Bank becomes the first lender to offer ‘ONDC Network Gift Card’

  • YES Bank became the first bank in the country to issue an ONDC Network Gift Card
  • This marks a shift in the way India shops and aims to revolutionize the shopping experience for Indian consumers
  • The ONDC Network Gift Card, issued in partnership with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is at the forefront of democratizing digital commerce.
  • Unlike traditional gift cards, this concept empowers customers to utilize the gift card for purchasing products from any brand

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Important Dates

6. World cotton day is observed on 7th October

  • World Cotton Day, observed on October 7 emphasises cotton’s importance in generating jobs and supporting economies, especially in less developed countries.
  • Aim: To promote fair trade and help developing nations engage in all aspects of the cotton industry to improve their economies.
  • The theme for World Cotton Day 2023, ‘Making cotton fair and sustainable for all, from farm to fashion,’ is championed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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Banking & Finance

7. Axis Bank launches its digital bank proposition ‘open by Axis Bank’

  • Axis Bank launched ‘open by Axis Bank’, its digital bank proposition in its latest advertising campaign that focuses on the Bank’s digital capabilities.
  • The Open 2023 campaign highlights the top 15 features of the Bank’s digital offerings.
  • It is a culmination of the Bank’s multiyear effort to launch a digital bank within the bank, which is focused on delivering a personalized, intuitive, and hassle-free digital banking experience.

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Sports

8. Jyothi Surekha Vennam for clinching third Gold Medal at Asian Games

  • Jyothi Surekha Vennam clinched her third Gold Medal at the Asian Games 2023 in Compound Archery.
  • Other winners:
  • Ojas Praveen Deotale for striking Gold in the Compound Archery Men’s Individual event at the Asian Games.
  • Aditi Gopichand Swami brought home the Bronze Medal at the Asian Games in Compound Archery.
  • Abhishek Verma won the Silver Medal in the Compound Archery Men’s Individual event.

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National Affairs

9. EU Approves World’s First Green Bond Standards to Combat Greenwashing

  • In a step towards combating greenwashing and aiding investors in making informed choices, European Union legislators have granted approval to pioneering standards governing the issuance of green bonds
  • This initiative is designed to champion transparency and credibility within the green bond market, curtailing deceptive claims of environmental sustainability
  • Europe, as the global frontrunner in green bond issuance, contributed to over half of the total volume in 2021

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Sports

10. India beat Japan to win gold medal and secure Paris 2024 Olympic berth

  • The Indian Men’s Hockey Team won over the defending Champions Japan at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2023 to claim the Gold medal.
  • With the win, the Indian men’s hockey team also secured a berth at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
  • This is India’s fourth Gold medal in Men’s Field Hockey at the Asian Games.
  • India had previously won the Gold medal in 1966, 1998, and 2014.
  • The Indian women are already out of the race after losing in the semi-finals to hosts China

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