Current Affairs | National | International | SSC | UPSC - 4th September 2023

National News

1. President to inaugurate 12-foot Mahatma Gandhi statue, ‘Gandhi Vatika’ near Rajghat 

  • President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate a 12-foot statue of Mahatma Gandhi and a ‘Gandhi Vatika’ near Rajghat on September 4. 
  • This initiative, organized by the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, carries immense significance as it coincides with India’s celebration of 75 years of independence and its tenure as the G20 presidency.
  • The statue of Mahatma Gandhi, towering at 12 feet, will be unveiled at the entrance of the 45-acre Gandhi Darshan complex. This complex is located near the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, where the revered leader was cremated. The statue serves as a poignant tribute to the Father of the Nation, who played a pivotal role in India’s struggle for independence through nonviolent means. 

2. Law Minister launches Tele-Law 2.0 

  • In a significant stride towards achieving this goal, the Union Minister of Law and Justice recently launched Tele-Law 2.0, a revamped version of the TeleLaw program. 
  • This initiative, operating under the DISHA Scheme by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, aims to provide free legal aid to the rural and marginalized sections of society through video conferencing. 
  • The Government of India created the Tele-Law program to give residents, particularly those who live in rural and distant areas with limited access to legal services, legal aid and advice. The program makes legal assistance available to everyone by bridging the gap between the public and legal experts using technology. 

3. NCERT Gets Deemed University Status: Education Minister 

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on September 1 that The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been conferred with the status of a deemed university. 
  • This momentous announcement was made during an event commemorating the 63rd foundation day of NCERT in the national capital. 
  • An important turning point in the development of educational institutions in India has been reached with the decision to offer NCERT the prestigious status of a designated university. This action highlights NCERT's dedication to excellence and acknowledges its extraordinary contributions to the field of education.

4. Amit Shah launches “Amrit Kalash Yatra” under ‘Meri Maati-Mera Desh’ 

  • Amrit Kalash Yatra was introduced in New Delhi as part of the "Meri Mati-Mera Desh" campaign by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
  • The campaign tries to emotionally engage every citizen with the notion of building a bigger India. 
  • By August 15, 2047, the Amritkal and "Sankalp Se Siddhi" efforts will position India at the top of the world in every industry. 
  • The goal of this program is for every person, family, and child to feel an emotional connection to the idea of a great India being created. 
  • Every home, ward, and village will gather "Mitti," or grains in a pot, starting on September 1 and will continue until October 13 at the block level, October 22–27 at the state level, and lastly, October 28–30 at New Delhi, the nation's capital. 
  • In order to honor our great veers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will add soil from these Amrit Kalash to Amrit Vatika that was built in Delhi. This will serve as a constant reminder to all citizens that we must make India great during the Amritkal era. 

Amit Shah in the News 

  • Amit Shah chairs the 26th meeting of the Western National Council in Gandhinagar 
  • Amit Shah plants 4 crore trees at CRPF Group Center in Greater Noida 
  • Amit Shah inaugurates development work worth Rs 1052 cr in Gujarat 
  • Amit Shah lays the foundation stone for IFFCO Nano Urea Plant
  • Amit Shah lays the foundation stone of 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shri Ram in Kurnool 

International News

5. Typhoon 'Haikui' wreaks havoc in Taiwan 

  • On September 2, 2023, some 3,000 people were evacuated to safe locations due to Typhoon Haikui in Taiwan. Between September 2 and 4, Haikui is predicted to bring Taiwan and the Batanes Islands (the Philippines' most northerly province), extremely heavy rainfall, severe gusts, and typhoons. 
  • Typhoon Haikui made landfall in the mountainous area of Taitung and Dongge, which is located in the extreme southeast of Taiwan. The weather service reports that Haikui was the first typhoon to directly strike Taiwan in four years. 
  • According to the weather service, it was traveling west at a speed of 7 kilometers (4 mph) and had sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (96 mph) with gusts up to 190 kilometers per hour (120 mph). 

Hong Kong and China - Typhoon Saola 

  • Due to the arrival of severe typhoon Saola in Hong Kong and the Chinese city of Guangdong on September 1-2, 2023, hundreds of flights were cancelled, and schools and financial institutions were closed. A serious flood warning has been issued by the meteorological department. According to the department, the water level could surpass previous records. Guangdong has relocated more than 7.80 lakh residents from dangerous areas to secure locations. 
  • The super typhoon generated winds of more than 125 mph (200 km/h). The highest warning level available under the city's weather system was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory as Typhoon Alert Number 10. Since Typhoon Mangkhut struck Hong Kong in 2018, this was the first warning of its kind. 

USA - Hurricane Idalia 

  • On August 30 and 31, 2023, Hurricane Idalia made landfall in northern Florida, bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain. It was an extratropical Category 3 hurricane when it made landfall near Keaton Beach on Big Bend, Florida. It produced sustained gusts of close to 125 mph (200 km/h) and a 16-foot storm surge along Florida's northwest coast. 
  • The storm rapidly intensified to Category 4 classification over the Gulf of Mexico due to extremely warm sea surface temperatures. When it passed, it downed power lines and brought on severe flooding. 

6. Shanta Thottam receives 'World Innovation Award' at BRICS Innovation Forum 

  • Shantha Thottam, the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Telangana, will receive the "World Innovation Award" during the inaugural BRICS Innovation Forum, which will take place in Moscow, Russia, from August 27 to August 29. At this forum, there were attendees from more than 30 different nations. 
  • The honor is granted for excellent support of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which guarantees inclusive and equal access to high-quality education and fosters possibilities for everyone's lifetime. 
  • The other two nominees in this category were Saif Al-Hidabi, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation in Oman, and Fernando Padula Noves, the Minister of Municipal Education in So Paulo, Brazil. 

Shanta Thotam

  • Shantha Thottam has completed seven years of service to Telangana's innovation ecosystem. She began as Vice President at T-Hub, moved on to the position of Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the State Handlooms and Textiles Department, and is now the state's first female CIO. 
  • He established a Command Control Center and Open Data Portal in Hyderabad to monitor visual data from 1 lakh CCTV cameras and to safeguard the safety of the public. 

World Innovation Award 

  • Leaders in the developing world who have made individual contributions to the achievements of Sustainable Development Goals through concerted effort are recognized with the "World Innovation Award" by the World Organization for Development, an international nongovernmental organization with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. 

State News

7. Uttarakhand CM Releases Logo, Website Of Global Investors Summit In Dehradun 

  • The Investor Global Summit, scheduled to take place in Dehradun on December 8–9, 2023, has a new logo and website according to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. This summit has the ability to bring about a dramatic change in the state's economic landscape by examining investment prospects across a variety of sectors. 
  • The two-day summit, which is scheduled for December 8–9, intends to meet the lofty goal of drawing in investments totaling 2.5 lakh crore from a variety of industries. CM Dhami voiced his belief that the event would be successful in luring capital into crucial industries including tourism, wellness, horticulture, agriculture, and health. 

8. Telangana Grabs India’s First Gorilla Glass Factory 

  • The state of Telangana will soon be home to Corning Inc.'s cutting-edge Gorilla Glass production facility. The proposed manufacturing facility will be focused on making cover glass for top smartphone vendors. 
  • With a proposed expenditure of Rs. 934 crore, the ambitious project will soon become a reality. Additionally, it promises to open up work prospects for around  800 people, strengthening the local economy. 
  • Headquartered in New York, Corning Inc. is a Fortune 500 materials science company with a rich legacy spanning over 172 years. The company has been at the forefront of innovation, with expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics.

9. ITC to invest Rs 1,500 cr to set up food manufacturing plant in Madhya Pradesh 

  • In order to establish an integrated food manufacturing and logistics facility as well as a manufacturing plant for sustainable packaging products in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, the Diversified Group ITC will invest approximately Rs 1,500 crore. 
  • The two projects, which span about 57 acres, would help Madhya Pradesh's manufacturing and agricultural sectors. 
  • When finished, the two projects will cost a combined $1,500 crore in investment and support livelihoods along the whole sustainable value chain.
  • While the food plant will produce ITC goods like the atta brand Aashirvaad, Sunfeast biscuits, and "YiPPee!" noodles, the facility for molded fiber products will be a leader in sustainable packaging, advancing the use of alternatives to plastics in industries like packaging for electronics, FMCG, and food and beverage products. 
  • The plant at Sehore, which is part of ITC's investment in the food processing industry, is expected to boost the state's manufacturing sector and assist inclusive agri-value chains. 

10. Assam government forms panel to draft anti-polygamy law

  • According to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday, the Assam government has established a three-person team to write the proposed law to outlaw polygamy in the State. 
  • The members of this committee are Director-General of Police Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Le- gal Remembrancer Kuntal Sharma Pathak, and Advocate-General Devajit Saikia. 
  • According to Mr. Sarma, the Assam government had previously established a committee under the leadership of Justice Rumi Phookan (retired), a former judge on the Gauhati High Court, to study whether the State legislature had the authority to implement an anti-polygamy law. 

Sports News

11. McGahey to become first transgender to play international cricket

  • Danielle McGahey of Canada will become the first transgender cricketer to play in an international match when she represents her adopted country next month in a regional qualifying tournament for the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. 
  • The 29-year-old McGahey, an opening batter, has been selected in Canada’s women’s squad for the qualifying tournament after she fulfilled ICC’s eligibility criteria for male-to-female transgender players. 
  • The qualifying tournament will be played in Los Angeles from September 4 to 11. 
  • Canada will take on Argentina, Brazil, and the United States in the ICC Americas Qualifier for a place in the global qualifiers. 

12. Indian men's and women's hockey team won the first edition of 'Hockey 5s Asia Cup-2023' 

  • On September 2, 2023, in Salalah, Oman, the Men's Hockey 5s Asia Cup final saw India upset Pakistan in a penalty shootout. Following a 4-4 stalemate after the allotted time, they won the shootout 2-0 over Pakistan, their bitter rivals.
  • With the victory, Asia qualified for the FIH Men's Hockey5s World Cup in Oman in 2024. After a dominant 10-4 victory over Malaysia, the Indian team guaranteed their spot in the semi-finals.
  • Mohammed Raheel (19th and 26th goals), Jugraj Singh (7th), and Maninder Singh (10th goals) scored goals for India during ordinary play, while Gurjot Singh and Maninder Singh each scored goals in the shootout. 
  • Men's Hockey 5s Asia Cup-2023's inaugural competition featured 11 teams and took place in Salalah, Oman, from August 29 to September 2, 2023. Malaysia took home the bronze medal, while Pakistan earned the silver. The greatest goal scorer for the Indian squad (87 goals) was Rana Abdul of Pakistan (27 goals), followed by Maninder Singh of India (22 goals).
  • The first-ever FIH Hockey5s World Cup 2024 will take place in Muscat, Oman, from January 24–31. Both the men's and women's events will feature 16 teams. 
  • The inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup 2024 will run from January 24 to January 31 in Muscat, Oman. 16 teams will compete in the men's and women's competitions, respectively. 

Indian Women's Hockey Team - Asian Hockey 5s World Cup-2023 

  • India defeated Thailand 7-2 to claim the inaugural Women's Asian Hockey 5s World Cup title on August 28. Malaysia won the bronze medal, while Thailand won the silver. With the victory, they not only won the Asian Cup but earned a coveted spot in the forthcoming Women's Hockey 5s World Cup in 2024. India defeated Malaysia by a score of 9-5 in the semifinals. India's two goals came from Mariana Kujur (2nd, 8th minute) and Jyoti (10th, 27th minute), with the other goals coming from Monica Deepi Toppo (7th), captain Navjot Kaur (23rd), and Mahima Chaudhary (29th). 

13. Max Verstappen wins Italian Grand Prix 2023 

Max Verstappen has won the Italian Grand Prix and sets a new record for the most consecutive wins in Formula 1 history with 10.
Here are the full results: 

14. Mohun Bagan SG defeats East Bengal 1-0 at Durand Cup finals 

  • At the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal, Mohun Bagan Super Giant defeated East Bengal (1-0) to take home the Durand Cup 2023 trophy. Mohun Bagan SG became the first team in Durand Cup history to capture 17 titles with this triumph. 
  • East Bengal is the second-most successful team in the Durand Cup with 16 championships. Mohun Bagan SG became the first team in Durand Cup history to capture 17 titles with this triumph. East Bengal is the second-most successful team in the Durand Cup with 16 championships. 

Banking and Financial News

15. Morgan Stanley raises India GDP forecast to 6.4 percent 

  • Nomura and Morgan Stanley economists increased their estimates for India's fiscal 2024 after statistics revealed that the country's GDP expanded at its fastest rate in a year in the quarter from April to June.
  • However, as quarterly growth fell short of expectations, economists at BofA Global Research lowered their projections. 
  • Nomura has raised its earlier forecast of 5.5 percent growth to 5.9 percent growth for India's gross domestic product (GDP) for the year ending March 2024. It was increased by Morgan Stanley from 6.2 percent to 6.4 percent. 
  • India's first-quarter GDP increased by a higher-than-anticipated 7.8 percent on an annual basis, supported by robust demand and strong services activity. 
  • The first-quarter result was well below the ofA economists' estimated 9.1 percent year-overyear (Y/Y) growth rate, causing them to lower their fiscal 2024 prediction from 6.5 to 6.3 percent. 
  • Nomura decreased the country's projected GDP growth rate for fiscal 2025 from 6.5 percent to 5.6 percent, citing bad monsoons, increasing food prices, a potential slowdown in government capital spending, and weak global growth that is putting pressure on local demand. 
  • Barclays saw a slight upside risk to their prediction, while Goldman Sachs maintained theirs constant at 6.4 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively, for the fiscal year 2024. 

Current GDP List 

  • World Economic Outlook by IMF – 7.2% (FY23), 6.1% (FY24), 6.3% (FY25) 
  • Economic Survey –7% (FY23), 6.5% (FY24) 
  • World Bank – 6.9% (FY23), 6.3% (FY24), 6.4% (FY25), 6.5% (FY26) 
  • Moody– 6.8% (FY23), 6.1% (FY24), 6.3% (FY25) 
  • NACER – 7.4% (FY23), 6.5% (FY24)
  • S&P – 7.2% (FY23), 6.7% (FY24), 6.9% (FY25 & 26) 
  • ICRA – 6.9% (FY23), 6% (FY24) 

Appointment and Resignation

16. NV Ramana appointed as a member of the Singapore International Mediator Panel 

  • The esteemed International Mediator Panel of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) has welcomed former Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana as a member. 
  • Justice Ramana took part in the annual conference known as "Singapore Convention Week," which was put on by the Ministry of Law of Singapore, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and more than 20 other partner organizations. 
  • Justice Ramana discussed the value of mediation in lightening the load on the justice delivery system while serving as CJI. 

About Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIMC) 

  • SIMC is an independent non-profit organization in Singapore.
  • It specializes in providing arbitration services for cross-border commercial disputes. 
  • It maintains a panel of international arbitrators who facilitate the resolution of disputes. 

Recent Appointment

  • Principal DG of Akashvani – Dr. Vasudha Gupta 
  • MD for Falabella, India – Ashutosh Dabra 
  • First woman CEO and chairperson of the Railway Board – Jaya Varma Sinha (replace Anil Kumar Lahoti)
  • First Woman to head Indian mission in Pakistan – Geetika Srivastava (replace M Suresh Kumar) 
  • First Woman field Director of Kaziranga NP – Dr Sonali Ghosh (replace Jatindra Sarma) 

17. L. Kantha Rao takes charge as Secretary of the Ministry of Mines 

  • L. Kantha Rao has assumed charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Mines. 
  • He is the 1992 Batch of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Madhya Pradesh Cadre. 
  • Rao has taken charge of Secretary of Mines from Shri Vivek Bharadwaj IAS (1989 Batch). 
  • Prior to this, he served as the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Telecommunications, a position where he played a key role in contributing towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. 
  • He has been instrumental in the successful execution of initiatives under the Digital Communication Policy, Regulatory recommendations, International Relations, and Universal Connectivity. 

Other Appointment 

  • Cabinet Secretary – Rajiv Gauba (one-year extension)
  • Secretary of Department of School Education – Sanjay Kumar 
  • Secretary in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways – Anurag Jain 
  • Corporate Affairs Secretary- Manoj Govil 
  • Revenue Secretary – Sanjay Malhotra 
  • Principal Secretary to PM – Pramod Kumar Mishra 

18. Uday Kotak resigns as MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank 

  • Uday Kotak has resigned as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kotak Mahindra Bank. 
  • Uday Kotak has now become a non-executive director of the bank. 
  • In the interim, Dipak Gupta, the joint managing director, will carry out the duties of the MD and CEO until December 31, 2023, subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the members of the bank. 
  • Uday Kotak is the founder and promoter of the bank and has been the MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (earlier known as Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited) since August 1, 2002.
  • He has played an important role in the institution’s growth over the past 38 years. 
  • As a founder of the bank, Uday Kotak will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director and significant shareholder. 

About Kotak Mahindra Bank 

  • Founded – 2003 
  • Founders – Uday Kotak 
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra 
  • Chairman – Prakash Apte 
  • MD & CEO – Dipak Gupta (Interim) 

19. Dr. Vasudha Gupta Assumes Charge As Principal DG Of Akashvani

  • The Principal Director General of the Akashvani and News Services Division is Dr. Vasudha Gupta, a seasoned Senior Indian Information Service officer. This appointment follows her honorable career at Akashvani as Director General, where she was instrumental in reviving the venerable radio organization. 
  • Dr. Vasudha Gupta has over 33 years of devoted service in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including her time as Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB). She also served in this capacity for a number of years. 
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is where Dr. Vasudha Gupta earned her Ph.D. in finance. Dr. Gupta has played a crucial role in the revitalization of Akashvani over the past year. Her scholastic success has enabled her to launch social media platforms in regional languages through Akashvani, an important step toward enhancing information accessibility for a wide range of people.

Awards News

20. Manoj Bubna Recognized as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 

  • In a remarkable recognition of visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to the e-commerce technology landscape, N7 – The Nitrogen Platform’s CEO Manoj Bubna has been conferred the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 award by the renowned Entrepreneur India business magazine. 
  • Manoj Bubna, a trailblazing entrepreneur known for his innovative thinking and transformative approach, has steered his company to unprecedented heights, revolutionizing the industry with his groundbreaking ideas and steadfast determination. 
  • N7 is a vertically focussed Content Delivery Service that empowers commerce brands and enables them to better run their business by providing them with deep insights & then empowering them to use these insights to generate better ROI on their online channel. 

About N7 – Nitrogen Platform

  • N7 – Nitrogen Platform is a new Digital experience and Streaming platform that delivers better digital experiences, drives conversions, and increases engagement. 
  • Nitrogen Platform accelerates performance by using predictive caching, 3rd party Java Script Manager, and instantaneous rendering of catalog & product pages. 
  • With its ultra-fast network and edge computing, the Nitrogen platform is used by its globally located customers to provide accelerated content delivery, supreme quality video, advanced security & hyper-personalized experiences. 

21. Satyajit Majumdar honoured with Dr V G Patel Memorial Award 2023 

  • Mumbai Professor Satyajit Majumdar, dean of School of Management and Labour Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), has received the ‘Dr V G Patel Memorial Award-2023 for Entrepreneurship Trainer, Educator and Mentor’ for his work in promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship in India.
  • Patel is widely acknowledged as the Father of the Entrepreneurship Movement in India. 
  • Majumdar’s name was chosen among 400 applicants from 26 states by a jury nominated by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad. 
  • Over the last two decades, Majumdar 63, has played an important role in the development of entrepreneurship, especially in the social sector. 
  • Along with his team, he has mentored more than 350 startups, including 40 in Jammu and Kashmir and group startups in Jhabua, West Bengal. 
  • Since joining TISS in 2010, Majumdar’s main role has been to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurship. In 2012, TISS started a separate entrepreneurship cell under his leadership. 

Recent Awards 

  • Miss Earth India 2023 – Priyan Sain
  • Miss International India 2023 – Praveena Aanjna 
  • ET Leadership Excellence Awards – Parmeet Singh Sood 
  • Harward University’s coveted George Ledlie Prize 2023 – Indian-American economist Raj Chetty & Biologist Michael Springer 
  • Global Leader Award 2023 – Jayesh Saini 
  • Diversity in Cinema Award at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – Mrunal Thakur 
  • Global Visionary Entrepreneur Award – Deepak Shenoy (MD of Medec Dragon Pvt Ltd) 
  • Best Managed Pharmaceutical Sustainable Organizations Award 2023– Medec Dragon Pvt Ltd 
  • Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2023 – Narendra Modi (41st recipient) 
  • Maharashtra govt’s first ‘Udyog Ratna’ award – Ratan Tata 

Important day 

22. 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah begins 

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah throughout September 2023. 
  • This year, the objective is to comprehensively tackle malnutrition through a life-cycle approach, the cornerstone of Mission Poshan 2.0. 
  • The focal point of Poshan Maah 2023 is to cultivate widespread awareness concerning critical human life stages: pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. 
  • The aim is to foster nutritional understanding across India through a theme centered on “Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat” (Nutrition-rich India, Educated India, Empowered India).
  • POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan is a Multi-Ministerial Convergence Mission with the vision to ensure the attainment of MalnutritionFree India. 
  • The Government launched the POSHAN Abhiyaan, earlier known as National Nutrition Mission, on March 08, 2018, to address the problem of malnutrition in the country. 
  • Centre’s initiative, POSHAN Abhiyaan, has been instrumental in advancing nutritional outcomes for pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescent girls, and children under 6 years of age in a comprehensive manner. 

23. National Teachers’ Day 2023: Date, History & Significance

  • Every year on September 5th, India observes National Teachers' Day. It's a day set aside to recognize and appreciate what teachers have given to society. The day is also celebrated as a mark of respect for Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who served as India's second president from 1962 to 1960. 
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan was a researcher, thinker, and educator. He was also a fervent supporter of education and thought that teachers were essential in determining the course of the country. When his pupils begged him to celebrate his birthday in 1962, he insisted that they honor September 5th as Teachers' Day instead. National Teacher's Day 2023 is observed on Monday this year. 

24. International Day of Charity observed on 5th September

  • The legendary missionary Mother Teresa passed away on September 5, thus that day is observed as the International Day of Charity. 
  • The day strives to increase awareness and give people, charitable, philanthropic, and volunteer groups a global platform for charity-related activities. Every year, people around the world observe this day. 
  • Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was Mother Teresa's given name when she was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, North Macedonia. She was born and raised in Skopje, spent her first eighteen years there, then traveled to Ireland and India in 1928, dedicating her time to aiding the needy and the destitute. 

Obituary News 

25. Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak passes away 

  • Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak passed away at the age of 49.  
  • Streak has played 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe between 1993 and 2005. He ended with 216 wickets in Tests and 239 in ODIs. 
  • Streak was the captain of Zimbabwe between 2000 and 2004. In 68 ODIs as captain, he led Zimbabwe to win in 18 and lost 47 while three finished without any result. In 21 Tests, Streak captained Zimbabwe to wins in four while they lost 11 and drew six. 
  • Heath Streak was the first Zimbabwe cricketer to claim 100 wickets in Tests and ODIs. He is also the only cricketer from Zimbabwe to achieve the elusive feat of taking 100 Test wickets and scoring 1000 Test runs.
  • Streak was also the only cricketer from his country to score 2000 runs and bag 200 wickets in the ODIs. 
  • In 2021, he was given an eight-year ban from all cricket-related activities by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his involvement in corrupt practices. 

26. Piloo Reporter, The First Among Neutral Umpires, Passes Away

  • Former international umpire Piloo Reporter passed suddenly on September 3 at a hospital in Thane, Mumbai. He was 84 years old and suffering from cerebral contusions, which caused him to remain sick for a long time while confined to bed. 
  • Piloo Reporter, known for his cheery demeanor and forceful method of signaling boundaries, participated in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs throughout the course of his lengthy and successful career, which lasted 28 years. The cricketing community affectionately referred to him as "PD" because of his distinctive boundary-signaling technique. 
  • Piloo Reporter and fellow Indian umpire V K Ramaswamy made history in 1986 by becoming the first pair of impartial umpires to officiate a match since 1912. 

27. Tamil Actor and Comedian RS Shivaji passes away at 66 in Chennai 

  • RS Shivaji, a well-known comedian and performer, died at the age of 66. On Saturday morning in Chennai, the gifted performer passed away, leaving behind a legacy of joy and amazing performances. 
  • Santhanam, a well-known actor and producer, gave birth to RS Shivaji on October 26, 1956. Santhana Bharati, another well-known actor and director, was his sibling. His career was marked by exceptional partnerships with well-known actors and filmmakers, with a specific connection to the renowned Kamal Hassan. 
  • Santhanam, a well-known actor and producer, gave birth to RS Shivaji on October 26, 1956. Santhana Bharati, another well-known actor and director, was his sibling. His career was marked by exceptional partnerships with well-known actors and filmmakers, with a specific connection to the renowned Kamal Hassan. 

Business News

28. Bajaj Auto’s Subsidiary Receives RBI Approval for NBFC Operations 

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given regulatory approval for Bajaj Auto Consumer Finance, a subsidiary of Bajaj Auto, to start operating as a nonbanking financial institution (NBFC). 
  • On August 31, 2023, Bajaj Auto Consumer Finance received its RBI certificate of registration, which opened the door for the company to start operating as an NBFC. 
  • Bajaj Auto had earlier declared that a wholly-owned subsidiary called Bajaj Auto Consumer Finance would be established in 2021. The major goal of the subsidiary is to only offer finance for Bajaj Auto-made goods. 

Summits and Conferences News 

29. G20 Summit 2023 in Delhi 

  • The G20 Summit 2023 is slated to take place in Delhi, the nation's capital, on September 9 and 10. The famous "Bharat Mandappam," which is part of the ITPO Convention Centre in New Delhi's Pragati Maidan, will host the summit. 
  • The G20 Summit's 2023 theme is "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," which is short for "One Earth, One Family, One Future." This subject underscores the necessity of environmentally sustainable decisions while emphasizing global unity and interconnectedness.
  • The summit has a full agenda that includes numerous meetings before, during, and after the event. The purpose of these gatherings is to promote international understanding and collaboration.  

Indian Polity

30. Ramnath Kovind will head Panel On . One Nation, One Election 

  • The Union government has established a committee, led by former Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, to examine the viability of holding State Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously. 
  • Following the government's announcement that a special parliamentary session will be held from September 18 to September 22nd, 2023, this development has raised questions regarding the session's aim. 
  • The idea of "One Nation, One Election" aims to time the Lok Sabha (the lower chamber of the Indian Parliament) election with those for all state assemblies. The main goal is to hold all of these elections at once, either on the same day or at the same time. 
  • In India, holding elections concurrently was customary up until 1967; four elections were conducted in this manner. After certain state assemblies were prematurely dissolved in 1968–1969, the practice was abandoned. In 1970, the Lok Sabha was dissolved for the first time a year early, and mid-term elections were conducted in 1971. 

Recent Committees 

  • SEBI reconstitutes panel on alternative investment policy; chaired by – N R Narayana Murthy 
  • Government forms new panel to review all official data; chaired by – Pronab Sen
  • The government sets up high power committee to review DRDO; chaired by – Prof K Vijay Raghavan 
  • Chairman of the research advisory committee of ICAR – B Neeraj Prabhakar
  • Government sets up panel to recommend reforms in arbitration law; Headed by – T K Vishwanathan (Former Law Secretary) 

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