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Daily Current Affairs 10th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 10th August 2023. We have briefly explained every current affairs matter to help you further understand your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs, we would recommend that you try the 10th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. CBI Academy’s Inclusion in Interpol’s Global Network

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Academy has been inducted into Interpol’s Global Academy Network, a significant announcement made during an online event.
  • The Ghaziabad-based CBI Academy is the 10th institute to join this international network, aiming to foster joint training sessions and research projects.
  • The Academy focuses on crime investigation, vigilance, and prosecution training. Its inclusion marks a significant enhancement in global police training efforts.
  • Previously, the CBI Academy has organized global training sessions in collaboration with international agencies such as the FBI and US Homeland Security.

2. ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ Initiative Begins

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde initiated the ‘Meri Mati, Mera Desh’ campaign at Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan, with dignitaries like Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar in attendance.
  • This campaign celebrates the historic Quit India Movement and emphasizes instilling patriotism.
  • The event also showcased the ‘Shilaphalakam’ memorial and kicked off a tree plantation activity called ‘Vasudha Vandan’.
  • Mumbai’s civic authority has also planned a plantation drive, naming it ‘Amritvatika’, which will encompass 75 local species.

3. NITIE’s Transition to IIM-Mumbai

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) will soon transition to IIM-Mumbai, following the passage of the IIM (Amendment) Bill 2023.
  • This will be the 21st IIM and the second one in Maharashtra after IIM Nagpur.
  • For the year 2023, NITIE ranked 7th under the NIRF Management Category.
  • Located beside Vihar Lake in Powai, the IIM-Mumbai campus will cover 63 acres.

4. Defence Ministry Adopts Local OS, ‘Maya’

  • Due to increasing cyber threats, the Defence Ministry has replaced Microsoft OS with ‘Maya’, an indigenously developed operating system based on open-source Ubuntu.
  • ‘Maya’ promises a seamless user experience, similar to that of Windows.
  • The implementation currently covers Defence Ministry systems, but the three Armed Services are also considering its adoption.
  • The government-developed ‘Maya’ aims to counter malware and cyberattacks, and plans are in place for its installation by August 15.

5. INS Chennai Collaborates with Royal Saudi Navy

  • INS Chennai conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) 2023 with the Royal Saudi Naval Ship HMS Al Jubail in the Red Sea.
  • The port visit to Jeddah aimed to strengthen India-Saudi defense ties.
  • These activities demonstrate the growing cooperation between the naval forces of both countries.

International News
6. India’s Proposal for BRICS Startup Forum

  • India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal presented India’s intention to introduce the BRICS Startup Forum in 2023 during the 7th BRICS Industry Minister’s Meeting.
  • The discussion centered on transforming production methods and potential contributions that India could make to fellow BRICS countries.
  • Emphasis was also placed on digitalization, inclusiveness, and investment within the BRICS nations.

Sports
7. Neeraj Chopra Represents India at World Athletics Championships

  • Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is set to represent India in the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
  • After securing a silver medal in the previous edition, Chopra aims for gold this time.
  • He has achieved victories in two Diamond League Meetings this year.

Important Days and Dates
8. Observance of World Biofuel Day

  • World Biofuel Day, observed on August 10, is dedicated to spreading awareness about the potential of non-fossil fuel sources in energy sectors.
  • The day commemorates the achievement of Sir Rudolf Diesel, who ran a diesel engine using peanut oil in 1893.
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