Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 7 October 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 7 October 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 7 October 2023

Here are the current affairs of 7 October 2023.

International News

Escalation Of Israel-Palestine Conflict

  • Operation Al-Aqsa Flood: Hamas initiated a full-scale war, firing over 5,000 rockets into Israel.
  • State of War: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of war, vowing unparalleled retaliation against Hamas.
  • Historical Context: The conflict dates back to 2007 and has escalated due to Israel's closure of borders to Gazan workers.

EU Approves World’s First Green Bond Standards

  • Combatting Greenwashing: European Union lawmakers approved new standards for green bonds to prevent misleading climate-friendly claims.
  • European Green Bond Label: A voluntary standard introduced to guide investors towards genuinely sustainable investment opportunities.
  • Transparency and Oversight: The EU aims to bolster investor confidence by establishing a registration system and supervisory framework for external reviewers of European green bonds.

State News

Tripura Implements E-Cabinet System

  • Fourth State: Tripura becomes the fourth Indian state to adopt an e-cabinet system.
  • Paperless Meetings: The system aims to reduce the carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability.
  • Asian Development Bank Loan: During the debut e-cabinet meeting, a loan of Rs 160 crore from the Asian Development Bank was approved.

Rajasthan To Have Three New Districts

  • New Districts: Malpura, Sujangarh, and Kuchman City are the new districts announced by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
  • Political Context: This development comes ahead of the upcoming Assembly election.
  • High-Level Committee: The move aligns with recommendations from a high-level committee and aims to address public demands.

Business and Economy

Tesla Opens New Gigafactory in Texas

  • Production Capacity: The new Gigafactory aims to produce 500,000 electric vehicles annually.
  • Employment Boost: The factory is expected to create over 10,000 jobs in the Austin area.
  • Green Energy: Tesla also announced plans to power the entire facility with renewable energy sources.

Amazon Acquires MGM Studios

  • Deal Value: Amazon has acquired MGM Studios for $8.45 billion.
  • Content Library: The acquisition includes a vast library of movies and TV shows, including the James Bond franchise.
  • Streaming Wars: This move is seen as Amazon's strategy to compete more aggressively in the streaming market.

Science and Technology

NASA's Artemis Mission Delayed

  • New Timeline: NASA announced a delay in its Artemis mission to land the next humans on the Moon.
  • Budget Constraints: The delay is attributed to budget constraints and technical challenges.
  • International Collaboration: NASA is seeking international partners to share the financial and technological burden.

Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research

  • New Drug: Scientists have developed a new drug that can potentially reverse Alzheimer's symptoms.
  • Clinical Trials: The drug is currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials.
  • Global Impact: If successful, this could be a game-changer in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Tokyo Paralympics Medal Tally

  • Record-Breaking Performance: Team USA topped the medal tally with a record-breaking 115 medals.
  • Indian Achievements: India secured 7 gold, 5 silver, and 11 bronze medals.
  • Inclusive Sports: The event highlighted the importance of inclusive sports and broke several viewership records.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

  • Upsets and Surprises: Several underdog teams have performed exceptionally well in the qualifiers.
  • VAR Controversies: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has been under scrutiny for inconsistent decisions.
  • Countdown Begins: With just a few months to go, the excitement for the FIFA World Cup is building up.


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