Hello readers! Let's dive into the most significant current affairs of 10th October 2023. From national to international news, we've got you covered with the latest updates and headlines.
Digital India Act 2023
- The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) introduced the Digital India Act 2023. This act aims to consolidate digital laws in India and provides a framework for governing India's digital future. It addresses online civil and criminal offenses and ensures the rule of law on the internet.
India & Switzerland Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship
- India and Switzerland marked 75 years of their enduring friendship with a three-day event named ‘Swiss Himalayan Bounty’ in Satoli village, Uttarakhand. The event highlighted the efforts of the Swiss Himalayan Amity (SHA) in promoting smokeless stoves in the region.
India-Tanzania Bilateral Cooperation
- India and Tanzania are set to strengthen their bilateral ties. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan's visit to India aims to boost trade and investment relations, with the goal of expanding bilateral trade to USD 10 billion in the next three years.
Hyderabad's Solar Cycling Track
- Hyderabad inaugurated its first solar roof cycling track named Healthway. This initiative promotes eco-friendly transportation and is the second of its kind globally.
Indian Military Heritage Festival
- The United Service Institution of India (USI) will host the first-ever Indian Military Heritage Festival on October 21 and 22. The event aims to highlight India's rich military history and traditions.
Annual Joint HADR Exercise 2023 (AJHE-23) – CHAKRAVAT 2023
- The Annual Joint HADR Exercise, known as CHAKRAVAT, is set to be hosted by the Indian Navy in Goa from October 9th to 11th. This exercise focuses on refining disaster response strategies.
Urban Unemployment Rate
- The urban unemployment rate in India dropped to 6.6% in the April-June quarter, marking the lowest level since 2018.
India's Fiscal Deficit
- India's fiscal deficit for the April-August period in FY24 stood at Rs 6.42 trillion, accounting for 36% of the full-year target.
IDFC FIRST Bank & Outlook Group Collaboration
- Outlook Group, in association with IDFC FIRST Bank, announced the launch of the “40After40” event, focusing on retirement planning.
IRDAI's Bima Vahak Initiative
- The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) plans to deploy 'Bima Vahaks' in every Gram Panchayat by the end of 2024 to expand insurance coverage.
Important Days News
World Mental Health Day 2023
- World Mental Health Day was observed on October 10th, emphasizing the importance of mental well-being. The theme for 2023 was “Mental health is a universal human right.”
GST Amnesty Scheme 2023
- The GST Council introduced an amnesty scheme to streamline the appeal process against demand orders issued by tax inspectors.
Chef Michael Chiarello's Demise
- Renowned celebrity chef and former Food Network star, Michael Chiarello, passed away due to an acute allergic reaction.
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