Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 2 September 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 2 September 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 2 September 2023

In today's fast-paced world, staying updated with current affairs is crucial. Here are some of the current affairs from September 2, 2023, that will help you stay informed about what's happening around the world.

National News

ASI Launches "Adopt a Heritage 2.0 programme" and Indian Heritage App

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is set to launch the "Adopt a Heritage 2.0" programme and a user-friendly mobile app named 'Indian Heritage' on September 4, 2023. This initiative is designed to facilitate corporate stakeholders' active involvement in improving amenities at heritage sites by utilizing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.

Utkela Airport Inaugurated in Odisha

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, accompanied by Gen Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Minister of State for Civil Aviation, inaugurated Utkela Airport in Odisha on August 31, 2023. This development is part of the ambitious UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, aimed at enhancing regional air connectivity across India.

International News

Georgia Declares October as 'Hindu Heritage Month'

Governor Brian Kemp of the U.S. state of Georgia has officially declared October as 'Hindu Heritage Month'. This proclamation aligns Georgia with several other states across the United States that have taken similar steps to honor and commemorate Hindu heritage, culture, values, and traditions.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam Wins Singapore Presidential Election

Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam emerged victorious in Singapore’s presidential election. This victory is especially noteworthy as it marks the country’s first contested presidential polls since 2011.

Business News

Indo-US Task Force Aims to Boost Electronics Trade to $100 Billion by 2033

The Indian Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) has established a dedicated task force to elevate the current Indo-US electronics trade, currently at $8 billion, to an ambitious $100 billion within the next decade.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Gets Navratna Status

The Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) conferred 'Navratna Status' upon Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF). Navratnas constitute a group of public sector firms endowed with the financial independence to invest up to Rs 1000 crore without necessitating approval from the central government.

Economy News

Moody’s Upgrades India’s 2023 GDP Growth Forecast to 6.7%

Global rating agency Moody’s Investor Service has revised its economic growth projection for India, providing a positive outlook for the year 2023. The agency has increased its forecast for India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to 6.7 percent, up from the previous estimate of 5.5 percent.

India’s August GST Collection Surges to ₹1.59 Trillion

In August, India witnessed a notable surge in Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection, amounting to ₹1.59 trillion, signifying an 11% increase compared to the same period last year.

Ranks & Reports News

All-India House Price Index Surges 5.1% in Q1FY24: RBI’s Latest Data

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled its latest data, revealing a significant upswing in the All-India House Price Index (HPI). In the April-June quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24, the HPI recorded a robust growth rate of 5.1%.

Appointments News

Manish Desai Takes Charge of Press Information Bureau (PIB)

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting made significant appointments, including the transfer of Manish Desai, the Central Bureau of Communications (CBC) chief, to lead the Press Information Bureau (PIB).

R Madhavan Nominated as President of FTII Pune

Renowned actor R Madhavan has been nominated as the new President of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Awards News

Shanta Thoutam Honored with World Innovation Award at BRICS Innovation Forum

Telangana’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Shanta Thoutam was presented with the World Innovation Award at the first BRICS Innovation Forum hosted at Moscow from August 27 to 29.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Rated ‘A+’ In Global Finance Central Banker Report 2023

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das was awarded an ‘A+’ rating in the prestigious Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023.

Important Days News

World Coconut Day 2023

Every year, World Coconut Day is celebrated on September 2. The day is celebrated to understand the benefits of this fruit and promote awareness.

Science and Technology News

ISRO Aditya L1 Mission Launched

ISRO Aditya L1 mission was launched successfully on September 2, 2023, at 11:50 AM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

Sports News

Neeraj Chopra Wins Diamond League Final

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra continued his winning streak by clinching the Diamond League final in Zurich. He threw a distance of 87.60 meters to secure the top spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Manchester United

Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has made a sensational return to Manchester United, the club where he rose to prominence. The move comes after Ronaldo's three-year stint with Juventus.

Banking and Finance News

CCI Clears Merger of Tata SIA Airlines (Vistara) with Air India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the merger of Tata SIA Airlines Limited (Vistara) with Air India Limited and Air India Express Limited. This move is a significant step towards the privatization of Air India.

RBI Introduces New Measures to Enhance Security of Card Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced new measures to enhance the security of card transactions. These measures include the implementation of a 24x7 helpline for cardholders and a centralized industry-wide 24x7 helpline for addressing customer queries in case of any unauthorized electronic transactions.

Environment News

World's First Plant-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Approved in Canada

Health Canada has approved the world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Quebec City. The vaccine, named Covax-19, is made using a relative of the tobacco plant.

Miscellaneous News

India's First Drone School to Open in Kerala

Kerala will soon be home to India's first drone school. The school, named the Kerala Drone Academy, will offer training and certification courses for drone pilots and enthusiasts.

India's First-Ever Floating LNG Terminal Inaugurated in Maharashtra

India's first-ever floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal was inaugurated at Jaigarh port in Maharashtra. The terminal is a joint venture between H-Energy and Höegh LNG.

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