Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 20 September 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 20 September 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 20 September 2023

Here, we bring you the most significant current affairs of 20th September 2023, covering various sectors such as national and international news, state news, defence, economy, banking, and more. Let's dive into the details:

National News

  • Cabinet Approves Women Reservation Bill
    • Historic step to reserve 33% seats for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
    • Promotes gender equality and increased representation in legislative bodies.
    • Reserved seats to be rotated after each general election to prevent monopolization.
    • Sub-reservation within the 33% quota for SCs, STs, and Anglo-Indians.

International News

Indonesia Initiates ASEAN Joint Military Drills Amid South China Sea Tensions

  • Inaugural joint military exercises in South Natuna Sea.
  • Focus on enhancing military skills including maritime security and humanitarian assistance.
  • Promotes regional stability and cooperation among ASEAN members.

African Union to Launch Its Own Credit Ratings Agency

  • Aims to provide balanced evaluations of lending risks associated with African countries.
  • Promotes investment in the continent and offers supplementary perspectives for investors.

Gandhi Walk Resumes in Johannesburg After COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 35th edition witnessed participation of over two thousand people.
  • Focus on enjoyment over competition, featuring a six-kilometre walk and entertainment.

G77+China Summit Concludes with Focus on Empowering Global South

  • Declaration of 16th September as the annual "Day of Science, Technology, and Innovation in the South".
  • Aims to advance national science and innovation systems in Southern nations.

India-Canada Relations Strain Over Sikh Separatist Involvement Allegations

  • Canadian PM announces credible links between Indian government agents and the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia.
  • Sparks discussions on potential connections between Indian intelligence agencies and overseas deaths.

State News

CM Pramod Sawant Launches Griha Adhar Scheme in Goa

  • Aims to enhance financial independence and well-being of homemakers.
  • Promotes self-reliance and improved quality of life for women.

Nuakhai Juhar 2023 Celebrated in Odisha

  • Annual harvest festival marking the arrival of the new rice season.
  • Features traditional greetings, community dances, and feasts.

Defence News

  • Udhampur Railway Station Renamed as Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Railway Station
    • Honors the memory of the brave Army officer.
    • Aims to commemorate his service and sacrifice for the country.

Economy News

Government Announces New Measures to Boost MSME Sector

  • Introduction of credit guarantee schemes and financial incentives.
  • Aims to promote entrepreneurship and generate employment opportunities.

India's Forex Reserves Surge to a Record High

  • Reserves increased by USD 8.23 billion in the week ending on September 15, 2023.
  • Boosts the country's capacity to absorb external shocks and maintain economic stability.

Banking News

RBI Introduces New Guidelines for Digital Payment Security

  • Enhanced security measures to protect users from fraud and cyber-attacks.
  • Includes multi-factor authentication and real-time monitoring of transactions.

SBI Launches Green Bonds to Fund Renewable Energy Projects

  • Aims to raise USD 1 billion through the issuance of bonds.
  • Promotes sustainable development and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Sports News

Tokyo Paralympics 2023: India Bags 7 Medals on Day 3

  • Indian athletes continue to shine, bringing home 3 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
  • Highlights the country's growing prowess in the field of para-sports.

IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians Clinch Victory Against Kolkata Knight Riders

  • A thrilling match that saw Mumbai Indians securing a win in the last over.
  • Showcases the excitement and competitive spirit of the IPL season.

Science and Technology News

ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-32 Communication Satellite

  • Enhances communication infrastructure and broadband connectivity across India.
  • Marks another milestone in India's space exploration journey.

Researchers Discover New Species of Frog in Western Ghats

  • A significant find that adds to the rich biodiversity of the region.
  • Highlights the importance of conservation efforts in preserving unique ecosystems.

Entertainment News

Bollywood Releases: 'The Untold Story' Hits Theatres

  • A biographical drama that explores the life and journey of a legendary figure.
  • Attracts audiences with its compelling narrative and stellar performances.

Grammy Awards 2023: Adele Bags Album of the Year

  • Recognizes the artist's outstanding contribution to the music industry.
  • Celebrates creativity and excellence in the world of music.


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