Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 15 September 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 15 September 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 15 September 2023

Here, we bring you a comprehensive roundup of the daily current affairs from various sectors including national affairs, banking and finance, awards and recognitions, and more. Let's dive into the major events that marked the 15th of September 2023.

National Affairs

Cabinet Approval on September 13, 2023

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved several proposals on 13th September 2023, including:

  • Resolution on the success of the New Delhi Group20 (G20) Summit
  • Extension of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) 2.0 for the release of 75 lakh LPG connections over 3 years (2023-24 to 2025-26)
  • Approval of the eCourts Project Phase III as a Central Sector Scheme with a financial outlay of Rs.7210 crore
  • Approval of MoUs between India and 3 other countries

NITI Aayog Special Campaign 2.0

NITI Aayog successfully completed its Special Campaign 2.0, focusing on resolving pending matters and promoting cleanliness within government offices. The campaign achieved a 95% success rate in addressing public grievances and appeals from November 2022 to August 2023.

Banking & Finance

IIT Kanpur and ICICI Bank Partnership

IIT Kanpur partnered with ICICI Bank to foster the startup ecosystem, providing comprehensive support to early-stage ventures, including facilitating workshops and seminars to help them engage in international markets.

Max Life's New Insurance Policy 'SEWA'

Max Life Insurance launched a combined life insurance and health policy named 'SEWA', offering a comprehensive plan that covers hospitalization, ICU charges, and more, along with life cover.

RBI's New Guidelines and Revised Norms

The Reserve Bank of India introduced guidelines on responsible lending conduct and revised banks' investment portfolio norms, effective from April 1, 2024. The guidelines emphasize timely release of property documents post-loan settlement and introduce a new investment category, Fair Value Through Profit and Loss (FVTPL).

SIDBI and Tata Power Collaboration

SIDBI partnered with Tata Power to finance solar rooftop initiatives for MSMEs, offering easy financing options for micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Awards & Recognitions

Honour for Indian Fashion Designer

Indian Fashion Designer Rahul Mishra was honored with France's "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for his contributions to the arts and promoting Indian crafts internationally.

Acquisitions & Mergers

KKR's Investment in Reliance Retail

Global investment firm KKR is set to invest Rs 2069.50 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, raising its total equity stake to 1.42%.

Science & Technology

WHO's New Resources for Suicide Prevention

The World Health Organization launched two new resources to strengthen suicide prevention efforts, focusing on responsible media reporting and the decriminalization of suicide and suicide attempts.

AWS, ISRO, and IN-SPACe Partnership

Amazon Web Services signed an MoU with ISRO and IN-SPACe to support space-tech innovations through cloud computing, fostering the development of new solutions in the space sector.


SAFF U16 Championship 2023

India clinched the title at the SAFF U16 Championship 2023 by defeating Bangladesh in the finals, held in Thimphu, Bhutan.


Passing of N S Srinivasan

N S Srinivasan, a renowned traffic expert and founder director of NATPAC, passed away at the age of 89.

Important Days

Hindi Diwas 2023

Hindi Diwas was observed on September 14th to celebrate the linguistic diversity of India and recognize the significance of the Hindi language.

State News

Initiatives in Odisha and Assam

  • The Odisha government signed an MoU with six public sector banks to provide banking services in unbanked Gram Panchayats of the state.
  • Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria launched the 'Sarpanch Samvad' mobile app developed by the Quality Council of India to support sarpanchs across India.

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Current affairs quiz - 15 September 2023


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