Current Affairs Roundup: October 26, 2023
Welcome to this special edition where we delve into the most important current affairs of October 26, 2023. From national and international news to economy and sports, we've got it all covered for you. Let's dive in!
PM Modi to Attend Lord Ram's Idol Installation in Ayodhya
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation to attend the installation of Lord Ram's idol at the Ayodhya temple on January 22.
- The event marks a significant milestone in the history of Ayodhya and India.
Government Approves Jamrani Dam Project in Uttarakhand
- The Indian central government has approved the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand.
- The project is expected to be completed by March 2028.
China Replaces Missing Defence Minister Li Shangfu
- China's Defense Minister, Li Shangfu, has been removed from his position.
- His successor has not been named yet.
US House Elects New Speaker
- Republican Congressman Mike Johnson from Louisiana has been elected as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- The Speaker is the third-highest political position in the U.S.
12th Bengaluru Literature Festival to Start on December 2
- The 12th edition of the Bengaluru Literature Festival will feature around 250 authors.
- The festival aims to recognize and encourage talent in the field of literature.
Kerala Government to Set Up ₹237 Crore Graphene Production Facility
- The Kerala government has decided to set up a graphene production facility.
- The facility will operate on a public-private partnership model.
Centre Approves ₹22,303 Crore Subsidy on Key Fertilizers
- The Indian government has announced changes in the subsidy rates for key fertilizers.
- The subsidy revision is estimated to cost the government ₹22,303 crore.
RBI Announces New Measures to Boost Digital Payments
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced new measures to promote digital payments in the country.
- These include the introduction of a new payment interface and increased security protocols.
HDFC Bank Launches "Green Future" Initiative
- HDFC Bank has launched a new initiative called "Green Future" to promote sustainable banking.
- The initiative aims to reduce the bank's carbon footprint and encourage eco-friendly practices among its customers.
Important Days News
World Polio Day Observed on October 24
- World Polio Day was observed on October 24 to raise awareness about the importance of eradicating polio.
- Various events and campaigns were organized globally to spread the message.
United Nations Day Celebrated on October 24
- United Nations Day was celebrated on October 24 to mark the anniversary of the UN Charter coming into force in 1945.
- The day aims to celebrate the achievements and goals of the United Nations.
India Wins Gold in Archery World Cup
- The Indian archery team clinched gold in the Archery World Cup held in Paris.
- This marks a significant achievement for Indian sports.
Serena Williams Announces Retirement
- Tennis legend Serena Williams has announced her retirement from professional tennis.
- Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles during her career.
Science and Technology News
NASA Launches New Satellite to Study Earth's Climate
- NASA has launched a new satellite to study the Earth's climate and weather patterns.
- The satellite is equipped with advanced technology to provide accurate data.
SpaceX Successfully Tests Starship Rocket
- SpaceX has successfully tested its Starship rocket, marking a significant milestone in the company's quest for interplanetary travel.
- The test was conducted in Texas and lasted for approximately six minutes.
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