1 Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi . The modern international cricket stadium will be developed at Ganjari, Rajatalab in Varanasi at a cost of approximately Rs 450 crore and will be spread over an area of more than 30 acres. The architecture of this stadium is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Inspired by the Indian Railways, designs have been developed for the crescent-shaped roof cover, trident-shaped lights, seating arrangement based on ghat stairs and belpatra-shaped metal sheets on the façade. The capacity of the stadium will be 30,000 spectators. Shri Modi is on a tour to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi. He is participating in three different programs in Varanasi and starting development projects worth more than Rs 1.5 thousand crores.
2 Prime Minister inaugurates ‘International Lawyers Conference 2023’ in New Delhi
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘ International Lawyers Conference 2023 ‘ at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi . The objective of the conference is to serve as a platform for meaningful dialogue and discussion on various legal topics of national and international importance, to promote exchange of ideas and experiences and to strengthen international cooperation and understanding on legal issues.
3 Under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin, 75 percent villages are free from open defecation – Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
The Central Government has said that 75 percent of the villages in the country have become free from open defecation . Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said in a press conference in New Delhi that these villages have been declared ODF Plus under the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin. The number of such villages has exceeded 43 thousand. ODF Plus status is given to villages that are free from open defecation and have also implemented solid and liquid waste management systems. The Union Minister said that 14 states and union territories have achieved 100 percent villages ODF Plus status . In this Goa, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are also included. He said that the government has set a target of achieving 100 percent sanitation in all the villages of the country by 2024-25 under the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin.
4 Prime Minister Modi invited Biden to be the chief guest of India on Republic Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Joe Biden to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 next year . US Ambassador Eric Garcetti confirmed the invitation, saying it was under consideration by the US government. President Bide is scheduled to visit India in 2024 for the Quad summit, and efforts are being made to align the summit with his visit.
5 Education scheme approved for medical device sector
The Government of India has taken an important step towards strengthening the country’s medical device industry by approving a ₹480 crore scheme aimed at developing a skilled talent pool. This three-year initiative is set to provide necessary financial assistance to government institutions for the implementation of various courses related to medical devices, with the goal of upgrading these institutions at par with global standards. The approval of the scheme follows the recent launch of the National Medical Devices Policy, 2023, which envisages growing India’s medical devices sector from the current $11 billion to an impressive $50 billion by the year 2030.
6 Assam government started Chief Minister Self-reliant Assam campaign
The Government of Assam is all set to usher in a new era of empowerment and self-reliance for its youth with the launch of “ Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Assam Abhiyan ”. This ambitious scheme aims to provide financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to two lakh eligible young individuals , paving the way for a brighter and more self-reliant future for the youth of the state. “Chief Minister Self-reliant Assam Campaign” is a testament to the commitment of the Government of Assam to empower its youth. By providing financial assistance to two lakh young individuals, the scheme intends to enable them to pursue their dreams and aspirations, thereby reducing unemployment and promoting self-reliance among the youth of the state.
7 Natural Paint Training Unit launched in Western Uttar Pradesh
Shri Manoj Kumar , Chairman , Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) , Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises inaugurated the Natural Paint Training Unit in a program organized on Friday at Chaudhary Charan Singh Multipurpose Training Center located at Panjokhara, Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh . . On this occasion, he conducted ‘Khadi Samvad’ with Khadi artisans by distributing 40 Turnwood Craft machines.
8 Indian Army contingent leaves for MDMM+EWG on counter-terrorism ground training exercise in Russia
A contingent of 32 personnel from a battalion attached with Rajputana Rifles departed for Counter Terrorism Ground Training Exercise (FTX) ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus Expert Working Group (EWG) in Russia from 25-30 September, 2023 . This multinational joint military exercise will be hosted by Russia, Myanmar as co-chairs of the EWG. Is doing it together with. The exercise follows the ADMM+EWG table top exercise being held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar from 2-4 August 2023. Since 2017, the ADMM Plus meeting provides an opportunity for dialogue and coordination with ASEAN and Plus countries. The inaugural ADMM was held in Hanoi on October 12, 2010. This year Plus Group is also participating in Abhsaas along with ASEAN members.
9 Joint call for action for forests by 2030
The Cooperative Partnership on Forests (CPF) led by 16 global organizations under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued a joint call to action for forests by 2030. They aim to emphasize the urgent need for greater action and political commitment in implementing forest solutions in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mandated by the United Nations. The initiative covers four key areas: implementation and action; Data, Science and Innovation; To increase finance and communication and awareness for forests.
10 Agumbe’s dominance declines due to the emergence of new rain gauges.
The Agumbe Rainforest Complex (ARC) in Karnataka , long renowned for its exceptional rainfall and often referred to as the ‘ Cherrapunji of the South ‘, is losing its landmark status due to the installation of new rain gauges in the region. Agumbe has been a rain gauge site for over a century, recently installations in areas such as Nadapala and Mudradi have revealed high rainfall levels, leading to a drop in Agumbe’s ranking. A rain gauge is a meteorological instrument used to measure the amount of rainfall, usually rainfall, occurring at a particular location over a specific period of time. These new gauges, operational from the year 2022, show that 6,251.5 mm in Agumbe in the year 2022-2023. It received the third highest rainfall in Karnataka . Despite these changes, Agumbe’s rainfall data remains valuable to researchers studying biodiversity, hydrology and the king cobra’s unique habitat.
11 Omega Blocking
The recent devastating floods in Libya have been linked to the Omega atmospheric blocking phenomenon. Omega blocking is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs when a high pressure system becomes trapped or compressed between two low pressure systems , creating a pattern that resembles the Greek letter omega (Ω) . This can cause extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts and floods, depending on location and season. These events are difficult to predict and can cause widespread damage and loss of life. These have been linked to past extreme weather events, including floods in Pakistan in 2011, extreme rainfall in northwestern Iran in 2008, and heat waves in France and Germany in 2019.
12 Booker Prize 2023: Writer Chetna Maru’s first novel ‘Western Lane’
The jury of the Booker Prize 2023 has unveiled the final list of six novels, drawn from the “Booker Dozen” longlist of 13 titles. These novels were selected from a pool of 163 books, which were published between October of the previous year and September of the current year. The award is to be announced on November 26. London-based Indian-origin writer Chetna Maru ‘s first novel ‘ Western Lane ‘ has been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize . The novel tells the touching story of an 11-year-old British Gujarati girl named Gopi and her deep relationship with her family.
13 CUSAT researchers A.P.J. New marine tardigrade species named after Abdul Kalam
Researchers at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) have identified a new species of marine tardigrade , which they named after late former president and scientist A.P.J. Named after Abdul Kalam . The new species of tardigrades, named ‘ Batylipes kalamii ‘ , was found by researchers in intertidal beach sediments of the Mandapam coast, close to Kalam’s birthplace in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu .
14 Odisha’s Swati Nayak to receive 2023 Norman Borlaug Field Award
In a significant recognition of her extraordinary contributions in the field of agriculture and food production, Odia scientist Swati Nayak will receive the prestigious Borlaug Field Award for 2023 . This prestigious award honors their innovative approaches to engaging farmers in demand-driven rice seed systems, from testing and deployment to access and adoption of climate-resilient and nutritious rice varieties. Swati was instrumental in formulating an international seed policy agreement called “Seeds Without Borders”, which accelerates the distribution of modern rice varieties throughout South and Southeast Asia. His work in this area has made significant contributions to enhancing global food security.
15 More than 10% of Japan’s population now aged 80 or older: Report
Japan ‘s demographic crisis has deepened as more than 10% of the country’s population is now aged 80 or older, according to data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Is. This concerning milestone comes with a record-high proportion of elderly citizens, defined as people aged 65 and above, at 29.1% of the population – the highest rate globally. Despite numerous government efforts, Japan’s demographic issues persist, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stressing the urgency of assisting child-rearing to maintain social functions. Japan is facing a declining population with a fertility rate of 1.3, well below the 2.1 required for sustainability. Deaths have outnumbered births for more than a decade, posing challenges for the world’s third-largest economy. This problem has persisted since the economic boom of the 1980s.
16 IRDAI to unveil Bima Sugam
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is all set to introduce an unprecedented online platform called ‘ Bima Sugam ‘, which is going to transform the insurance sector in the country. ‘Bima Sugam’ aims to become the world’s largest online marketplace for insurance products and services. IRDAI has allocated a budget of Rs 200 crore for Bima Sugam, and it plans to invite service providers through a request for proposals to help develop and run the platform. The role of the platform will include insurance purchasing, servicing and claims settlement, providing a seamless experience to policyholders while reducing paperwork and related costs. ‘Bima Sugam’ aims to be a game-changer in the insurance sector, by providing a comprehensive online platform for insurance services, similar to the impact of UPI in the financial sector.
17 Volvo will stop production of diesel cars by 2024, will become a completely electric car manufacturer
Volvo Cars, a leading name in the automotive industry , has recently made an unprecedented announcement. The Swedish carmaker has announced its intention to stop producing diesel-powered vehicles by the beginning of 2024 , a significant step towards its goal of becoming an all-electric carmaker . The decision is in line with Volvo’s commitment to transition entirely to electric vehicles by 2030.
18 India Ratings raised India’s growth forecast, ADB reduced GDP growth estimate
Rating agency India Ratings and Research has increased India’s GDP growth estimates. The agency has increased India’s growth forecast for the current financial year 2023-24 (FY24) from 5.9 percent to 6.2 percent. At the same time, Asian Development Bank i.e. ADB has cut India’s GDP growth rate estimate. ADB has reduced it to 6.3 percent for the financial year 2022-23 (FY 23).
19 Mysterious rare disease spreading from dogs to humans in Britain
These days, a virus is gradually becoming active in Britain , which till now was limited only to dogs. Brucella canis from dogs to people There has been a stir due to the emergence of three cases of bacterial infection in the UK. Britain’s health department is also worried due to the increasing cases of bacterial infection in humans. Since the summer of 2020, there has been a worrying increase in cases of Brucella canis infection among dogs in the United Kingdom, mainly originating from Eastern Europe. This incurable disease spreading among dogs has now taken a dangerous leap of infecting humans. This disease is incurable in dogs and it also poses a threat to their life. At the same time, despite the spread of this disease among humans, its effect has been seen to be quite mild. It was reported that people could get meningitis and septicemia as a result.
20 World Cup anthem song released
The countdown for the ICC ODI World Cup, which is going to be hosted by India from October 5, has started. This is going to be the first time that India will host the ODI World Cup alone . This mega event is to be played hosted by India from October 5 , in which 10 teams are participating. The anthem song of ODI World Cup 2023 ‘ Dil Jashn Bole’ has been released by ICC.
21 ICC Player of the Month winner August
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the ICC Player of the Month for August 2023. Ireland’s Arlene Kelly and Pakistan captain Babar Azam have been honored as the International Cricket Council (ICC) players of the month for August 2023 . Pakistan captain Babar Azam has become the first player to win the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award in August. Ireland’s Arlene Kelly was named Women’s Player of the Month for her impressive bowling in the T20 International win against the Netherlands.
22 BCCI announces SBI Life as official partner for domestic and international seasons 2023-26
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on September 20, 2023, announced SBI Life as the official partner for the BCCI domestic and international seasons 2023-26 . This is a three-year agreement and the partnership will begin with the three-match ODI series against Australia starting on 22 September 2023. This is an important partnership for both BCCI and SBI Life.
23 T20 World Cup 2024 matches will be held in New York, Dallas and Florida
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially named three prestigious venues in the United States to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 . The ICC has confirmed three cities in the USA ( Dallas, Florida and New York ). Here, T-20 World Cup matches will be organized. The United States is set to host the T20 World Cup for the first time, with Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County in New York selected for the grand event. West Indies and the United States were awarded the hosting rights of the tournament by the ICC Board in November 2021. Now the ICC has selected the US venues after a detailed and comprehensive assessment of multiple options.
24 ODI World Cup 2023 का Golden Ticket
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah is giving golden tickets of the World Cup to the famous personalities of the country before the ODI World Cup to be hosted by India . In this episode, Shah has handed over golden tickets to Sachin Tendulkar, Tamil film icon Rajinikanth and mega star Amitabh Bachchan. The golden ticket is being given by BCCI, the main reason behind this is the promotion of the World Cup. The Golden Ticket has been launched by BCCI as part of the “Golden Ticket for India Icons” programme. It is being awarded to the greatest persons of the country. It provides ticket holders the facility to watch all Cricket World Cup matches from Ground Zero.
25 World Sign Language Day
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages to raise awareness about the important role sign languages play in upholding the human rights of deaf persons . The concept of International Sign Language Day was introduced by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an organization representing the human rights of approximately 70 million deaf individuals through its 135 national member associations. The inaugural ceremony took place in 2018 as part of the International Week of the Deaf. This year’s theme is “ A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!” ” Is.