Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 13 October 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 13 October 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 13 October 2023

Staying updated with current affairs is crucial for anyone who wants to be well-informed, especially for those preparing for competitive exams. This blog post aims to provide you with a comprehensive roundup of the most important news headlines from October 13, 2023. Let's dive into the details.

International News

Is Israel A NATO Member?

  • Israel is not a NATO member but holds a "Non-NATO Ally Status."
  • This status signifies a strategic partnership with the US military.
  • NATO encompasses 31 sovereign member countries, and Israel's status highlights its significant role in the alliance's framework.

State News

Nitin Gadkari Approves 7 Bridge Projects in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Approval of seven bridge projects with a cumulative cost of Rs 118.5 crore.
  • These projects aim to improve connectivity within Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Enhanced connectivity will lead to better access to healthcare, education, and other essential services.

UP Wins Award For Telecommunication Technology In Mental Health

  • Uttar Pradesh was awarded the third prize for its Telemanas service.
  • The award was presented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • The service aims to provide 24/7 mental health care, even in remote regions.

Economy News

Retail Inflation Cooled From 6.83% to 5% in September

  • A notable drop in retail inflation in September.
  • The decline is attributed largely to softer vegetable prices.
  • Cereal inflation dropped from 11.85% in August to 10.95% in September.

RBI Imposes ₹5.4 Crore Penalty On Paytm Payments Bank

  • RBI imposed a fine for failing to adhere to KYC protocols and cybersecurity measures.
  • Paytm also failed to implement device binding control measures.
  • The fine highlights various instances of non-compliance with RBI’s guidelines.

Important Days News

International Day For Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

  • Observed annually on the 13th of October.
  • The theme for 2023 is "Fighting inequality for a resilient future."
  • The day aims to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

Summits and Conferences News

India, France Defence Ministers Hold Fifth Dialogue

  • Discussions spanned various aspects of defense cooperation.
  • The ministers assessed the current regional security situation.
  • Potential collaboration in niche domains such as space, cyber, and AI was discussed.

Ninth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20) and Parliamentary Forum

  • Hosted by the Parliament of India.
  • The summit’s theme is "Parliaments for One Earth, One Family, One Future."
  • The session aims to empower women and promote gender equality.

Ranks and Reports News

Global Hunger Index 2023: India’s Decline to 111th Place

  • India ranked 111 out of 125 countries.
  • This marks a decline from its 107th position in 2022.
  • Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China, and Croatia are the top five countries.

Awards News

Tamil Writer Sivasankari Presented With Saraswati Samman 2022

  • Honored for her memoirs, "Surya Vamsam."
  • The award includes a citation, a plaque, and a prize of ₹15 lakh.
  • The Saraswati Samman is one of India’s most prestigious literary awards.


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