Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 19 September 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 19 September 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 19 September 2023

Here, we bring you the most significant current affairs of 19th September 2023, covering various sectors such as national news, defence, economy, and more. Let's dive into the details:

National News

Union Minister Of Civil Aviation Inaugurates ‘Udaan Bhawan’ At Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport

  • Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan,’ a modern office complex at Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport.
  • The building features modern amenities including conference rooms, an advanced AV system, robust IT infrastructure, and a yoga room.
  • It has received a GRIHA-5 rating for incorporating eco-friendly features and efficient waste management systems.

Hoysala Temples Now India’s 42nd UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

  • The Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somananthpura in Karnataka have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • This marks the 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.
  • These temples, built in the 12th and 13th centuries, showcase a blend of various architectural styles prevalent in India during that period.

Defence News

Coastal Security Drill ‘Operation Sajag’ Conducted By Indian Coast Guard Along The West Coast

  • The Indian Coast Guard conducted a comprehensive drill named ‘Operation Sajag’ along the west coast on 18th September 2023.
  • The operation involved extensive checking and verification of documents and crew passes of all vessels at sea.
  • Biometric card readers were issued to security agencies to streamline the identification process.


  • The Indian Navy will host the second edition of the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Seminar, ‘Swavlamban 2023,’ on 4th and 5th October 2023.
  • The seminar will showcase 75 prototypes and feature live demonstrations of promising technologies.
  • The initiative aims to foster innovation and indigenisation in the defense sector.

Economy News

S&P Global Upgrades India’s FY24 Growth Forecast To 6.6%

  • S&P Global Market Intelligence has revised India's economic growth forecast for FY24 to 6.6%, up from 5.9%.
  • The revision is due to robust economic performance in the April-June quarter.
  • However, the firm also predicts a sharp increase in inflation, reaching 6% in 2023.

Banking News

SBI Revolutionizes NRI Banking: Digital NRE/NRO Account Setup Via YONO

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has introduced a digital platform for NRIs to open NRE and NRO accounts seamlessly.
  • The service aims to simplify and expedite the account opening process for "new to bank" customers.
  • The initiative represents a step forward in leveraging technology to enhance banking services for NRIs.

SBI’s Innovative Approach To Prevent Loan Default: Chocolates At Borrowers’ Doorsteps

  • SBI has adopted a novel approach to improve loan collections by personally visiting borrowers and offering them a pack of chocolates.
  • This initiative is part of efforts to enhance loan recovery, especially given the substantial growth in SBI's retail lending.
  • SBI collaborates with fintech companies utilizing AI technology to enhance loan recovery efforts.

Finance Ministry Approves Welfare Measures For LIC Agents And Employees

  • The Finance Ministry has approved several welfare measures for LIC agents and employees.
  • The measures include an increase in the gratuity limit for LIC agents from three lakh rupees to five lakh rupees.
  • The ministry has also introduced a family pension at a uniform rate of 30% to support the families of LIC employees.

Schemes and Committees News

SHREYAS Scheme Empowers Thousands: Over 2300 Crore Rupees Allocated For Education Of SC And OBC Students Since 2014

  • The SHREYAS scheme has allocated over 2300 crore rupees since 2014 for the education of SC and OBC students.
  • The scheme encompasses several sub-schemes aimed at empowering economically disadvantaged SC and OBC candidates.
  • It facilitates high-quality coaching to help these candidates compete in exams and secure admission to prestigious institutions.

Appointments News

Dhananjay Joshi Appointed Chairman Of Telecom Industry Body DIPA

  • Dhananjay Joshi, MD and CEO of Summit Digitel, has been appointed as the chairman of the Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA).
  • He succeeds Akhil Gupta, who served as the chairman since 2011.
  • Sandeep Girotra, CEO of American Tower India, has been named the new vice chairman, effective from October 1, 2023.
  • DIPA, a non-profit industry body, represents the digital infrastructure industry in India and includes a wide range of companies involved in the development and operation of digital infrastructure in the country.

Nihar Malaviya Named As Permanent CEO Of Penguin Random House

  • Nihar Malaviya has been appointed as the permanent CEO of Penguin Random House, succeeding Markus Dohle.
  • Malaviya joined Bertelsmann in 2001 and has held various positions before becoming CEO.
  • Penguin Random House, owned by Bertelsmann, is the world's largest publisher of consumer books, undergoing a company-wide reorganization in 2023.

Sports News

Diamond League Final In Eugene 2023: Mondo Duplantis Breaks Pole Vault World Record

  • Swedish pole vault champion, Mondo Duplantis, broke the world record at the 2023 Diamond League Final in Eugene on September 17th.
  • Duplantis cleared the bar at 6.23 meters with his first attempt, surpassing his previous record of 6.22 meters.
  • This marks the seventh time Duplantis has broken the world record in pole vault, showcasing an impressive display of skill and athleticism.


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