Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz - 31 August 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz - 31 August 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz - 31 August 2023

Welcome to our 31 August 2023 roundup of important current affairs from India and around the world. Stay informed and updated with this quick and concise summary of key events that have made the headlines this month.


Karnataka Releases Water to Tamil Nadu: Following the directives of the Cauvery Water Management Authority, the Karnataka government has begun releasing water from its reservoirs to Tamil Nadu.

Indians Believe Nation's Influence is Growing: According to a Pew survey, a majority of Indians are more likely to believe that the nation's influence on the global stage is growing.

Karnataka Launches Gruha Lakshmi Scheme: The Karnataka government has launched the Gruha Lakshmi scheme, which envisages a payment of ₹2,000 every month to the women head of families in the State.

IMSc Pays Homage to Founder-Director: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) will pay homage to its founder-director, Alladi Ramakrishnan, in his birth centenary year.

NGT Directs BRO to Plant Trees in Uttarakhand: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to plant at least 10,000 trees within a month in Uttarakhand.

Aditya-L1 to Send Images of Sun: The Coronagraph of India’s first dedicated scientific mission, Aditya-L1, will send 1,440 images of the sun.

Economy & Corporate

Interest in PLI Scheme for IT Hardware: Dell, HP, and 30 other firms have expressed interest in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware.

RBI Governor Flags Concerns Over Urban Cooperative Banks: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has raised concerns over a few urban cooperative banks.

Ajit Pawar to Chair GoMs on GST System Reforms: Ajit Pawar has been appointed to chair the groups of ministers (GoMs) on GST System Reforms.

PhonePe Enters Stock Broking: Fintech firm PhonePe has entered the stock broking business by introducing Share.Market, a stock-broking platform.


Rebel Soldiers Oust Gabon President: Rebel soldiers in the Central African nation of Gabon claim to have ousted their President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

Evacuation in Punjab Province of Pakistan: Nearly 1.3 lakh people have been evacuated from the Punjab province of Pakistan after the Sutlej river burst its banks.

Australia to Hold Landmark Referendum: Australia is set to hold a landmark national referendum in October to recognize the country’s Indigenous people in its constitution.

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: North Korea has fired two short-range tactical ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters.


US Open Update: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden have sailed into the second round of the men’s doubles category at the US Open.

1000 Khelo India Centres: Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced that 1000 Khelo India Centres will be established within a year in the country.

India Beats Bangladesh in Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier: India beat Bangladesh 15-1 in the men’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier in Salalah, Oman.

Asia Cup 2023 Tournament Begins: The Asia Cup 2023 tournament has kicked off across four venues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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