Today’s Current Affairs in Hindi and English – September 03, 2023

Today's Current Affairs in Hindi and English - September 03, 2023
Today's Current Affairs in Hindi and English - September 03, 2023

Explore the significant events and daily current affairs of September 3, 2023, covering international relations, governance, space exploration, sports, government initiatives, the Indian economy, international politics, environment, and more.

In today’s fast-paced world, staying informed about current affairs is crucial. We bring you a concise overview of the most important happenings on September 3, 2023, spanning various domains.

International Relations

1. ADB’s Investment in Solar Energy in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited have signed a significant long-term loan agreement of up to 1.2 billion Indian rupees. The loan aims to fund the construction and operation of a 25-megawatt solar photovoltaic-based power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. This solar project is expected to generate approximately 50.7 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually. It represents a crucial step in increasing the supply of clean and low-cost energy to commercial and industrial customers in the region.

2. India-Kenya Maritime Security Cooperation

Goa Shipyard Ltd and Kenya Shipyard Ltd have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote capacity building and collaboration in ship design and construction. This move demonstrates the commitment of both nations to enhance their maritime capabilities. Additionally, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defense Aden Bare Duale held bilateral talks in New Delhi, emphasizing the importance of strengthening military industry cooperation and deepening maritime security efforts in the Indian Ocean Region.

Governance and Social Empowerment

3. Increased OBC Reservations in Gujarat

The government of Gujarat has taken a significant step by increasing reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the state’s panchayats and urban local bodies from 10% to 27%. This decision was made based on the recommendations of the K.S. Jhaveri Commission, which was formed following a 2022 Supreme Court order. The move aims to ensure greater representation and social inclusion for OBC communities in local governance.

Space Exploration

4. Lunar Exploration Discoveries

In a recent experiment, the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectroscope (APXS) on board the Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan-3 made a noteworthy discovery in the lunar South Pole region. It detected the presence of sulfur and other minor elements on the moon’s surface. The APXS instrument, equipped with radioactive sources emitting alpha particles and X-rays, provides valuable insights into lunar composition and geology.

Sports and Achievements

5. Javelin Star Kishore Jena’s Success

Odisha’s javelin star, Kishore Jena, achieved a historic feat by becoming the first athlete from the state to represent India at the finals of the World Athletics Championship. Competing in Budapest, Hungary, he finished fifth with a personal best throw of 84.77 meters. This remarkable achievement highlights India’s growing presence in the global athletics arena.

Government Initiatives

6. Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2023

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) is observing the 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah throughout September 2023. This initiative focuses on addressing malnutrition comprehensively through a life-cycle approach, a key component of Mission Poshan 2.0. The primary objective is to raise awareness about critical life stages, including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, to promote better nutrition across India. The theme for this year is ‘Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat,’ emphasizing nutrition, education, and empowerment. Various activities and campaigns will be conducted nationwide to create awareness about nutrition, including Exclusive Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding.

7. Poshan Abhiyaan and Saksham Anganwadi

Poshan Abhiyaan is a flagship initiative by the Government of India aimed at addressing malnutrition comprehensively. It focuses on promoting practices that improve health, wellness, and immunity against diseases and malnutrition. The program targets pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescent girls, and children under 6 years of age. The Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 initiatives are part of this program’s restructuring to address malnutrition among children, adolescent girls, and pregnant and lactating women.

Indian Economy

8. India’s Fiscal Deficit

India’s fiscal deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year 2023-24 has reached 33.9% of the full-year target. The Union Budget had projected reducing the fiscal deficit to 5.9% of the GDP for the current fiscal year. The deficit was 6.4% of the GDP in the previous fiscal year, against the earlier estimate of 6.71%.

International Politics

9. Coup Attempt in Gabon

Gabon, a Central African nation rich in oil but plagued by poverty and political instability, recently witnessed a coup attempt by mutinous soldiers. They claimed to have seized power and placed President Ali Bongo Ondimba under house arrest. This coup attempt was triggered by allegations of election fraud and corruption, reflecting growing discontent within the country.

Environment and Wildlife Conservation

10. Illegal Trade of Red Sand Boa

A report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India titled ‘Illegal Trade of Red Sand Boa in India 2016-2021’ has exposed the extensive illegal trade of red sand boa in India. The report documents 172 incidents of seizures involving this endangered species between 2016 and 2021. This revelation highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect the red sand boa population and India’s biodiversity.

Government Employment Scheme

11. Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY)

The Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) has exceeded its initial employment generation targets as of July 31, 2023. This scheme was launched to stimulate the creation of new job opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic. It offers financial assistance to employers registered with the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and has played a significant role in reviving the job market and contributing to economic recovery.

Rapid Fire – Quick Facts

World Organ Donation Day: Observed on 13th August annually to raise awareness about organ donation.

Golden Globe Race: Abhilash Tomy, former Commander in the Indian Navy, achieved a podium finish at the Golden Globe Race 2022, a non-stop, solo, unassisted yacht race around the world.

NCERT & UNESCO Comic Book: A comic book titled “Let’s Move Forward” was jointly developed by NCERT and UNESCO to promote health education and wellness in schools.

Superfoods: Nutrient-rich foods like blueberries, salmon, kale, acai, and millets are considered superfoods due to their exceptional nutritional value, although the term lacks strict scientific criteria.

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