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Welcome to the daily briefing of the most important events happening today. In this edition, we cover the top current affairs of October 9th, 2023, in both Hindi and English languages. Whether you prefer to read in Hindi or English, we’ve got you covered.
1. Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless efforts in advocating for women’s rights and human freedoms in Iran. The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognized her remarkable dedication to the fight against oppression.
2. Munish Kapoor Appointed Executive Director of RBI
Munish Kapoor has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), where he will oversee the Department of Economic and Policy Research. Kapoor brings a wealth of experience, having previously served as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
3. Nobel Prize for Literature 2023
The prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature for 2023 has been awarded to Norwegian writer Jon Fosse. His innovative plays and prose works earned him this esteemed accolade. Last year, French writer Annie Ernaux was honored with the same award.
4. Dinesh Khara’s Tenure Extended as SBI Chairman
Dinesh Khara’s tenure as the Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) has been extended until August 2024. Khara has been leading India’s largest public sector bank since October 2020.
5. Sachin Tendulkar Named Global Ambassador for One Day Cricket World Cup
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the Global Ambassador for the One Day Cricket World Cup, set to kick off in Ahmedabad. Tendulkar, a six-time ODI World Cup participant, will officially inaugurate the tournament.
6. India’s Annu Rani Secures Gold in Javelin Throw at Asian Games
Annu Rani made history at the Hangzhou Asian Games by winning the gold medal in javelin throw. Her impressive throw of 62.92 meters marked her as the first Indian female athlete to secure gold in this event at the Asian Games.
7. RBI Approves Merger of Slice with North East Small Finance Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given the green light to the merger of fintech startup Slice with North East Small Finance Bank, signaling a significant development in the financial sector.
8. Nobel Prizes in Physics and Physiology or Medicine Announced
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Cruz, and Anne L’Huillier for their groundbreaking work related to Attosecond Pulses of light in matter. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman.
9. Unveiling of BR Ambedkar’s Statue in the USA
The largest statue of BR Ambedkar will be unveiled in the United States on October 14. This 19-foot statue, named the ‘Statue of Equality,’ pays tribute to the Indian jurist, politician, and social reformer who played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Indian Constitution.
10. Ajay Jadeja Appointed Mentor for Afghanistan Cricket Team
Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja has been appointed as the mentor for the Afghanistan cricket team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Additional Global Developments:
- Gaganyaan Mission Progress: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is making strides with the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) as part of its Gaganyaan human space mission, showcasing its capability to launch and safely return humans from low Earth orbit.
- Operation Iron Swords: Israel has launched Operation Iron Swords in response to a surprise attack by Hamas, leading to significant casualties and tensions in the region.
- Caste Survey in Rajasthan: The Rajasthan government has initiated a caste survey, becoming the second state in India to undertake such a comprehensive survey, following Bihar’s example.
- International Cyber Security Conference: The 16th edition of the International Cyber Security and Policing Conference, cOcOn, was organized by Kerala Police to address online security concerns, especially those targeting children.
- Amazon’s Project Kuiper: Amazon’s subsidiary, Project Kuiper, is working towards providing affordable broadband to underserved communities. They have recently taken significant steps, including launching test satellites.
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