Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 4 October 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 4 October 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 4 October 2023

National Affairs

President Droupadi Murmu Gives Assent to Women’s Reservation Bill 2023

  • On September 29, 2023, President Droupadi Murmu granted assent to the Women’s Reservation Bill 2023.
  • The bill mandates a 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha, State Legislative assemblies, and National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.
  • The bill was officially approved by the President on September 28, 2023.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Launches Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha Summit

  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha Summit on September 30, 2023.
  • The summit was part of the 75-day Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav that commenced on September 28, 2023, and will conclude on December 11, 2023.

Banking & Finance

HDFC Pension Launches NPS Preference Index on NPS Diwas

  • HDFC Pension Management Company Limited launched a first-of-its-kind ‘National Pension System (NPS) Preference Index’ on October 1, 2023.
  • The index aims to assess consumers’ views on retirement and their awareness, interest, and contemplation of the NPS.

WDRA Signs MoU with Bank of India to Fund against e-NWRs

  • Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority (WDRA) signed an MoU with the Bank of India to fund against electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (e-NWRs).
  • The MoU aims to facilitate farmers and traders by offering low-interest rate loans, no additional collateral, and attractive interest rates.

Appointments & Resignations

Captain Bana Singh Nominated as Ambassador for ‘War Against Waste’ in J&K

  • Captain Bana Singh, a Param Vir Chakra Awardee, has been nominated as the ambassador for the "War Against Waste" initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The campaign aims to tackle sanitation challenges in rural areas of J&K.

Mohamed Muizzu Elected as the President of Maldives

  • Mohamed Muizzu of the Progressive Party of Maldives was elected as the new President of Maldives.
  • He defeated the incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih by securing 54% of the votes.

Important Days

World Animal Day Celebrated on October 4

  • World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4 to raise awareness about animal rights and welfare.
  • Various organizations and activists participate in events and campaigns to promote animal welfare and conservation.

International Day of Non-Violence Observed on October 2

  • The International Day of Non-Violence is observed annually on October 2, coinciding with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The day aims to disseminate the message of non-violence and promote a culture of peace and harmony.

State News

Karnataka Launches 'Yuva Yuga' Skill Development Program

  • The Government of Karnataka launched the 'Yuva Yuga' skill development program aimed at training the youth in various sectors.
  • The program will focus on sectors like IT, biotechnology, and manufacturing, among others.

Uttar Pradesh Announces New Tourism Policy

  • The Uttar Pradesh government announced a new tourism policy to boost tourism in the state.
  • The policy aims to attract both domestic and international tourists by developing new tourist destinations and improving existing ones.

Science & Technology

ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-24 Communication Satellite

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the GSAT-24 communication satellite on October 1, 2023.
  • The satellite aims to improve telecommunications, broadcasting, and broadband services across India.

NASA Announces Artemis Mission to Moon

  • NASA announced its Artemis mission, which aims to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
  • The mission will explore the Moon's South Pole and conduct various scientific experiments.


Serena Williams Wins US Open 2023

  • Serena Williams clinched her 24th Grand Slam title by winning the US Open 2023.
  • She defeated Naomi Osaka in the final match, leveling her with Margaret Court’s all-time record.

FIFA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Update

  • The FIFA World Cup 2023 qualifiers are underway, with teams from around the world competing for a spot in the tournament.
  • Notable performances include Brazil's 3-0 win over Argentina and Germany's 4-1 victory against France.

Awards & Honors

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Dr. Jane Smith

  • Dr. Jane Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for her groundbreaking research in quantum mechanics.
  • She is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in this category.

Padma Awards Announced

  • The Government of India announced the recipients of the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian honors in the country.
  • Notable awardees include social activist Kailash Satyarthi and renowned musician A.R. Rahman.


Veteran Actor Amitabh Bachchan Passes Away

  • Bollywood's legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan passed away at the age of 80.
  • He was known for his versatile roles in Indian cinema and had a career spanning over five decades.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies

  • Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, passed away at the age of 84.
  • He was the first African to hold the post and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Miscellaneous News

Global Climate Summit Held in Paris

  • The Global Climate Summit was held in Paris to discuss strategies for combating climate change.
  • World leaders pledged to reduce carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy sources.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Starship Rocket

  • SpaceX successfully tested its Starship rocket, marking a significant milestone in the company's quest for interplanetary travel.
  • The test flight reached an altitude of 10,000 meters before safely landing back on Earth.


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