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Current Affairs One-liners | September 2, 2023
Welcome to the latest news one-liners for September 2, 2023. In this concise roundup, we bring you the most significant events and developments from various domains. Let’s dive into the latest updates.
- One Nation One Election Committee: The Central Government has taken a significant step towards electoral reform by constituting a committee for the ‘One Nation One Election’ initiative. Former President Ramnath Kovind has been appointed as its chairman.
- Neeraj Chopra’s Silver Medal: India’s star javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, made his mark in the Zurich Diamond League Championship 2023 by winning the silver medal. His remarkable throw of 85.71m secured his position in the finals of the Diamond League, scheduled for next month in Eugene, USA.
- Aditya-L1 Mission Launch: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the Aditya-L1 mission on September 2, 2023. This mission aims to study the Sun’s outermost layer, the solar corona.
- New Chairman for Finance Industry Development Council: Umesh Revankar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC). He brings over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry to this role.
- Griha Lakshmi Yojana in Karnataka: The state of Karnataka has initiated the Griha Lakshmi Yojana, a social welfare scheme aimed at supporting women. Under this scheme, female heads of families will receive a monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 from the government.
- Global India AI 2023 Conference: India is set to host the first edition of the Global India AI 2023 conference in October. This conference will provide a platform for discussions on AI applications, next-generation learning, artificial intelligence models, electric vehicles, and computing systems.
- Inauguration of Assam’s Longest Flyover: Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, inaugurated the state’s longest flyover, named Nilachal flyover, with a total length of 2.63 kilometers. This infrastructure project connects Maligaon Chariali to Kamakhya Gate in Guwahati.
- Dr. Vasudha Gupta Appointed Principal Director General: Dr. Vasudha Gupta, a senior officer of the Indian Information Service, has taken over as the Principal Director General of All India Radio and News Services Division (NSD). Her previous role was Director General at All India Radio.
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
- India’s Q1 GDP Growth: India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) registered a growth of 7.8 percent in the April-June quarter of the current fiscal year (2023-2024).
- GST Collections Growth: India’s goods and services tax (GST) collections in August saw an 11 percent year-on-year growth.
- Record UPI Transactions: India achieved a significant milestone with 10 billion UPI transactions conducted in a single month.
- Singapore Presidential Election: Singaporeans participated in the country’s first contested Presidential election in over a decade.
- Leadership Change in Gabon: Army officers in the African nation of Gabon appointed Gen Brice Oligui Nguema as their new leader.
- Jais – Advanced Arabic Language Model: The release of Jais, the world’s most advanced Arabic Large Language Model, has garnered attention in the field of AI language models.
- Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifiers: India secured a spot in the semifinals of the Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifiers by defeating Malaysia 7-5 and Japan 35-1 in Salalah, Oman.
- Neeraj Chopra’s Success: Neeraj Chopra finished second in the men’s javelin event at the Zurich Diamond League, earning a place in the Diamond League finals.
- Gukesh Tops Chess Rankings: Young chess prodigy Gukesh replaced Viswanathan Anand as India’s top-ranked chess player.
- Operation Muskaan: The Mumbai Police launched ‘Operation Muskaan,’ a Ministry of Home Affairs project, which has successfully rescued over 5,000 minors this year.
- Increased Transaction Limit: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the transaction limit for small-value digital payments in offline mode to Rs 500 from the earlier cap of Rs 200.
- Ladli Behna Scheme: The state of Madhya Pradesh increased financial aid for women under the ‘Ladli Behna Scheme’ from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,250 per month.
- National Space Day: August 23 has been declared as ‘National Space Day’ in India to commemorate the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon.
- Ancient Tomb in Peru: Archaeologists unearthed a 3,000-year-old priestly tomb in northern Peru.
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