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- 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta: The 43rd ASEAN summit is scheduled to be held in Jakarta from September 5 to 7. This summit will bring together leaders from Southeast Asian nations to discuss regional and global issues.
- Investor Global Summit in Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the logo and website of the Investor Global Summit in Dehradun. The summit is set to take place on December 8-9, 2023, with the aim of attracting investments of Rs 2.5 lakh crore across various sectors.
- Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup Title to India: India secured the Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup title by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan 2-0 in a penalty shootout. This victory also guarantees India a spot in the FIH Men’s Hockey 5s World Cup 2024.
- G20 Sherpa Meeting in Mewat, Haryana: The fourth and final Sherpa meeting of the G20 summit took place in Mewat, Haryana. This meeting laid the groundwork for discussions at the upcoming G20 summit.
- Passing of Former Cricketer Heath Streak: Former Zimbabwean cricketer Heath Streak passed away at the age of 49. He made significant contributions to Zimbabwean cricket during his career.
- Durand Cup 2023 Winners – Mohun Bagan Super Giant: Mohun Bagan Super Giant clinched the Durand Cup 2023 title by defeating East Bengal with a score of 1-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. This victory marks a significant achievement for Mohun Bagan.
Banking and Finance:
- Deepak Gupta Appointed as Interim Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank: Deepak Gupta has been appointed as the interim Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, succeeding Uday Kotak. This change comes ahead of Uday Kotak’s term end later this year.
Science and Space:
- Passing of Scientist N Valaramathi: Scientist N Valaramathi, known for providing the countdown voice for Chandrayaan-3 and other launch missions, has passed away. Her contributions to India’s space program are remembered.
- Tharman Shanmugaratnam Elected as President of Singapore: Bharatvanshi Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been elected as the 9th President of Singapore, making history in the presidential election. He secured 70.4% of the votes.
Additional International News:
- Australia’s Indigenous Recognition Referendum: Australia is set to hold a historic national referendum in October to recognize the country’s Indigenous people in its constitution. The referendum aims to establish a new advisory body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Political Developments in Gabon: Rebel soldiers in Gabon claim to have ousted President Ali Bongo Ondimba following disputed elections. This development has significant implications for the Central African nation.
- Karnataka’s ‘Gruha Lakshmi Scheme’: Karnataka government has launched the ‘Gruha Lakshmi scheme,’ which aims to provide assistance of ₹2,000 every month to women heads of families in the state. The scheme also targets attracting investments in various sectors.
Science and Technology:
- United Nations’ State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released the ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023’ report. It highlights global hunger, nutritional access, child malnutrition, and regional trends. In India, the report emphasizes the growing disparity between the cost of a nutritious meal and economic realities.
- India has won the Hockey 5s Asia Cup title, securing a place in the FIH Men’s Hockey 5s World Cup 2024.
- Bharatvanshi Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been elected as the President of Singapore.
- Scientist N Valaramathi, known for her contributions to India’s space program, has passed away.
- Mohun Bagan Super Giant won the Durand Cup 2023 title.
- Deepak Gupta has been appointed as the interim Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
- Former Zimbabwean cricketer Heath Streak passed away.
- The 43rd ASEAN summit will take place in Jakarta.
- The Investor Global Summit is set to be held in Dehradun.
- The fourth and final Sherpa meeting of the G20 summit was held in Mewat, Haryana.
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