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Top Current Affairs Highlights – August 26, 2023
In a fast-paced world, staying informed is crucial. This article presents a roundup of the most noteworthy events from August 26, 2023, spanning various fields, from politics to technology.
- NAMASTE Scheme: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs have launched the NAMASTE scheme to formalize and rehabilitate manual scavengers. The scheme includes safety training, health insurance coverage, skill training, and an awareness campaign to empower sanitation workers.
- Advisory against Gambling Advertisements: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory warning media entities and online platforms against promoting gambling or betting in advertisements. The advisory emphasizes the risks associated with such ads, including money laundering, and urges compliance to avoid government actions.
- ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ Scheme: Starting September 1, the Indian government is introducing the ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ scheme to promote invoice culture. Customers who ask for invoices will be rewarded with cash prizes, aiming to enhance tax transparency and compliance.
- ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Success: India’s ISRO achieved a historic milestone by successfully landing Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module near the Moon’s south pole. The mission holds significance for future lunar exploration, water ice deposits, and astronomical observations.
- C-DOT’s 40th Foundation Day: The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) celebrated its 40th Foundation Day, focusing on modernizing communication networks with AI/ML technologies. C-DOT launched a cybersecurity solution and organized a technical conference on AI and ML applications.
- Fukushima Radioactive Water Release: Amid concerns, Japan proceeds with the release of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. China and South Korea express opposition, while Japan assures transparency and scientific explanations to the public and international community.
- PM Modi’s Visit to Greece: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored with ‘The Grand Cross of the Order of Honour’ by Greece, highlighting India-Greece relations. The visit focused on enhancing bilateral ties, including trade, investment, defense, security, and people-to-people connections.
- China-India Border Tensions: PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to expedite disengagement and de-escalation of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during the 15th BRICS Summit. Both leaders emphasize resolving LAC issues for peace and stability.
- ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023: Online ticket sales are now open for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be hosted in India. The event’s ticketing partner is BookMyShow, with different phases of sales until September 15.
- FIDE Chess World Cup 2023: Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated India’s R. Praggnanandhaa to win the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023. Despite the loss, Praggnanandhaa’s achievement is remarkable, as he secured a spot in the prestigious Candidates Tournament.
Business and Economy
- UK-India Trade Relations: UK Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch plans talks with Indian counterparts to double trade by 2030. A campaign called “Alive with Opportunity” was launched to strengthen bilateral ties and boost trade in growing sectors.
- ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ Scheme: India’s initiative to promote invoice culture through the ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ scheme aims to enhance tax transparency and compliance.
- Bollywood Releases in Bangladesh: Salman Khan’s film “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan” has been released in Bangladesh, following the success of “Pathan.” This marks the second Bollywood film to officially release in Bangladesh.
- 69th National Film Awards: The winners of the 69th National Film Awards have been announced, recognizing outstanding contributions to Indian cinema across various categories.
Science and Technology
- ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Success: India’s ISRO successfully landed Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module near the Moon’s south pole, opening doors for collaborations with NASA and ESA.
- C-DOT’s 40th Foundation Day: C-DOT celebrated its 40th Foundation Day by focusing on modernizing communication networks with AI/ML technologies and launching a cybersecurity solution.
Prime Minister’s Engagements
- PM Modi’s South Africa Visit: PM Modi concluded a productive visit to South Africa after attending the BRICS Summit. He held bilateral meetings, discussed trade and global issues, and interacted with world leaders.
- PM Modi’s Visit to ISRO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit ISRO’s Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru to engage with scientists working on the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
- India-Kuwait Relations: India’s Minister of State for External Affairs visited Kuwait to strengthen bilateral ties, enhance economic partnership, and engage with the Indian community.
- India-UAE Relations: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulated PM Modi on Chandrayaan-3’s success, highlighting India’s scientific progress.
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