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Top Current Affairs September 19, 2023
Summary: In a proactive measure for student safety, all schools in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, will close on September 21, 2023, due to the UP International Trade Show 2023 and Moto GP events. A holiday will follow on September 22, affecting all educational boards in the district. This decision aims to manage potential crowds and traffic during these events. Other holidays in September include Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayak Chaturthi on September 19 and Id-e-Milad on September 28. Additionally, Kozhikode’s educational institutes are closed until September 24 due to the Nipah virus outbreak, with online classes provided.
Summary: New Delhi, September 19, 2023 – The Ministry of Finance has released data indicating exceptional growth in India’s direct tax collections for FY 2023-24. As of September 16, 2023, Gross Direct Tax collections have surged by 18.29%, while Net Direct Tax collections have outperformed expectations, growing by an impressive 23.51%. These figures, along with substantial Advance Tax collections and refunds issued to taxpayers, signal a robust economic recovery and increased tax compliance, providing the government with resources for development and welfare programs. Read More
Summary: New Delhi, September 19, 2023 – The Government of India (GoI) has made a significant financial move by announcing the auction for the sale (re-issue) of three substantial government securities. These include ‘7.06% Government Security 2028,’ ‘7.18% Government Security 2033,’ and ‘7.30% Government Security 2053.’ The auction, scheduled for September 22, 2023, will attract attention from investors and financial institutions. This development presents an opportunity for both individuals and institutions, with up to 5% of the sale allocated to them. The auctions will be conducted electronically, with results announced on September 22, 2023. Read More
Summary: New Delhi, September 19, 2023 – The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken a significant step to enhance aviation safety and efficiency in India by adding two state-of-the-art B-360 aircraft to its Flight Inspection Fleet. These aircraft will play a vital role in calibrating various navigation systems and procedures at airports across India and neighboring countries. The induction ceremony, attended by esteemed dignitaries, marks a proactive approach to meet the growing demand for flight calibration due to the increasing deployment of navigational aids. AAI’s commitment to adhering to international aviation standards is evident in this move. Read More
Boosting Quality Awareness: Bureau of Indian Standards Establishes 6,467 Standard Clubs in Schools and Colleges Nationwide
Summary: The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has established 6,467 Standard Clubs in schools and colleges across India with the aim of promoting quality and standards awareness among students. These clubs engage students in various activities, including standards writing competitions, quizzes, debates, and exposure visits to labs and industrial units. BIS provides financial support for these activities and offers financial assistance for the renovation of learning spaces and science labs in government institutions with Standards Clubs.
- The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has set up 6,467 Standard Clubs in Indian schools and colleges to educate students about the significance of quality and standards.
- BIS believes that nurturing quality consciousness among students is crucial for economic development.
- These clubs have over 1.7 lakh student members from science backgrounds, mentored by science teachers.
- Activities in these clubs include standards writing competitions, quizzes, debates, essays, and exposure visits.
- BIS supports these activities financially and offers specialized training for mentors.
- High and higher secondary government schools with Standard Clubs can receive up to ₹50,000 for upgrading their science labs.
- BIS provides financial assistance of up to ₹1,00,000 to establish ‘Manak Kaksha’ in government institutions, enhancing learning environments.
- This initiative aims to empower the youth to become responsible and quality-conscious citizens.
Important Updates & Current Affairs Highlights
🏏 Ravindra Jadeja:
- 🎖️ New record in Asia Cup 2023, highest wicket-taker for India.
- 🏆 Muttiah Muralitharan holds ODI wickets record.
- 📊 Jadeja has 24 wickets in Asia Cup.
- 🥇 Won 5th National Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023.
- 🏁 Defeated Karnataka 31-10.
- 🏉 Organized by Indian Rugby Football Union.
- 🥉 Bihar team secured third place.
- ✈️ Building world’s highest fighter airfield at Nyoma.
- 💰 Cost: Rs 218 crore.
- 🛡️ Important for competition with China.
- 🚀 Launched by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
🏸 Kiran George:
- 🥇 Won men’s singles title in Indonesia Masters 2023.
- 🌐 Ranked 50th in badminton rankings.
- 🏆 Previously won Odisha Open title.
- 🇮🇳 Only Indian in Indonesia Masters 2023 final.
🎾 Coco Gauff:
- 🏆 Won US Open 2023 women’s singles title.
- 🇺🇸 19-year-old American tennis player.
- 🎾 First Grand Slam title.
- 🌟 Came back after losing first set.
🔬 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award:
- 🏅 12 scientists awarded in seven categories.
- 🧪 Top annual science award.
- 🎓 CSIR Director General Kalaiselvi present.
- 🔬 Awards in Physics, Biology, Engineering, etc.
🌍 African Union:
- 🌐 New permanent member in G20 summit.
- 🤝 19 countries and two unions in G20.
- 🌟 President Azali Assoumani attended.
- 🌍 African Union has 55 member countries.
- 🌐 Handed G20 presidency to Brazil.
- 🤝 PM Modi promised support.
- 🗓️ India chaired G20 until 30 November.
🏏 Kuldeep Yadav:
- 🎯 Fastest Indian spinner to 150 ODI wickets.
- 🏟️ Achieved in 88 ODI matches.
- 🎖️ Best bowling performance: 6/25.
- 🧢 Multiple four and five-wicket hauls.
🪔 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:
- 💡 Expansion approved for 75 lakh LPG connections.
- 📆 Financial years 2023-24 to 2025-26.
- 📈 Total beneficiaries to reach 10.35 crore.
- 🚀 Launched by PM Modi in 2016.
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