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Welcome to today’s edition of current affairs, keeping you updated with the most important events of September 26, 2023. In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the day’s highlights in both Hindi and English.
India Wins Gold in Women’s Cricket at Asian Games 2023
In a thrilling final match, India’s women’s cricket team secured the gold medal in the Asian Games 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka. Led by Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian team won by a margin of 19 runs, marking their second gold in this edition.
Prime Minister Flags Off 9 Vande Bharat Trains
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off nine new Vande Bharat trains via video conferencing, boosting connectivity in 11 states. With this addition, India now has a total of 34 Vande Bharat trains, enhancing rail travel across the country.
India Launches First Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus
India took a significant step towards eco-friendly transportation by launching its first green hydrogen fuel cell bus in New Delhi. This move aligns with the government’s mission to promote green fuels, with plans to introduce 13 more buses in the Delhi-NCR region by year-end.
Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 Inaugurated by Defense Minister
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the ‘Bharat Drone Shakti-2023’ exhibition at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. This drone show, hosted by the Indian Air Force and Drone Federation of India, showcases the latest advancements in drone technology.
G20 University Connect Finale to be Held in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited youth to participate in the G20 University Connect Finale, scheduled to take place in New Delhi. This event will be held at the prestigious ‘Bharat Mandapam’ and follows the recent G20 Summit 2023, chaired by India.
World Pharmacist Day Celebrated on September 25
World Pharmacist Day was celebrated on September 25, 2023, to recognize the vital role of pharmacists in improving global health. The theme for this year was “Pharmacy Strengthening Health Systems,” highlighting the contributions of pharmacists in healthcare.
India Wins First Gold in Shooting at Asian Games 2023
India secured its first gold medal in the Asian Games 2023 in the sport of shooting. The team of Aishwarya Pratap Singh, Divyansh Singh Panwar, and Rudraksh Patil set a world record score of 1893.7 in the 10m air rifle men’s team event.
The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is actively promoting two significant scholarship schemes: the Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for SCs & Others and the Post-Matric Scholarships Scheme for SC students (PMS-SC). These initiatives aim to uplift students from Scheduled Castes (SC) backgrounds by providing financial assistance for their education.
Highlights of the PMS-SC Scholarship:
- Pre-Matric Scholarships for SC students in classes IX and X.
- Pre-Matric Scholarships for children of parents/guardians engaged in unclean and hazardous occupations.
- Post-Matric Scholarships for SC students pursuing higher education.
- Recent changes in funding patterns, online processing, and direct benefit transfer (DBT) for transparency.
- Significant achievements in releasing scholarship funds in FY2023-24.
The Ministry of Defence has opened online registration for new Sainik Schools as part of its initiative to establish 100 new Sainik Schools in partnership mode. These schools aim to provide quality education, offer career opportunities in the Armed Forces, and promote collaboration between the Central Government, State Governments, NGOs, and the private sector.
- Online registration open from September 27, 2023, to November 25, 2023.
- Seamless updates for previously registered applicants.
- New Sainik Schools will follow an Academic PLUS curriculum for holistic education.
- Focus on empowering education partnerships for nation-building.
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