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

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This post contains important current affairs of 10th October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10th October 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 10th October 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Introduction of Digital India Act 2023:

  • The Digital India Act 2023 (DIA) was recently introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to shape India’s digital future.
  • This Act integrates digital laws in India, aligning with other crucial legislations like the Digital Personal Data Protection Act and amendments related to cybercrime in the Indian Penal Code.
  • The DIA is a progressive legal structure catering to India’s expanding digital sector, offering an adjudication mechanism for online offenses, ensuring internet rule adherence.

International News

2. India-Switzerland Celebrate 75-Year Relationship:

  • A celebration marking 75 years of partnership between India and Switzerland took place in Satoli village, Uttarakhand.
  • The event named ‘Swiss Himalayan Bounty’ highlighted efforts to uplift Uttarakhand’s communities, like introducing smokeless stoves.

State News

3. Hyderabad’s Solar Cycling Track:

  • Hyderabad has launched Healthway, its premiere solar-powered cycling track, to support green mobility.
  • The track, second of its kind globally, has two segments and five access points for city-wide convenience.

4. Reservation in Bihar’s Judicial Services:

  • Bihar’s government is offering a 10% quota for the Economically Weaker Section in its judicial services and educational institutions.
  • This move promotes equal representation and supports economically challenged segments.

5. NLC India’s Solar Achievement:

  • NLC India Ltd. secured an 810 MW solar project in Bikaner, Rajasthan, increasing the state’s total power project capacity.
  • The location benefits from ample solar energy, boosting the project’s efficiency and environmental contributions.

Defence News

6. USI’s Military Heritage Festival:

  • The United Service Institution of India plans to host the Indian Military Heritage Festival, highlighting India’s vast military heritage.

7. CHAKRAVAT 2023 – A Joint HADR Exercise:

  • The Annual Joint HADR Exercise, or CHAKRAVAT, is a collaborative initiative involving various agencies, with the Indian Navy hosting the 2023 version.
  • It involves simulated scenarios to refine disaster management strategies.

Economy News

8. India’s Fiscal Deficit for FY24:

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  • The fiscal deficit from April to August in FY24 is Rs 6.42 trillion, constituting 36% of the annual target.
  • Total expenditure during this period has increased compared to the previous fiscal year.

9. ‘Status Holder’ Initiative:

  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal introduced system-based ‘Status Holder’ certificates to align with the Foreign Trade Policy 2023.
  • The automated certification is based on annual export figures.

Banking News

10. IDFC FIRST Bank & Outlook Group Collaboration:

  • IDFC FIRST Bank collaborates with Outlook Group for the “40After40” event, emphasizing retirement planning.

Business News

11. IRDAI’s Bima Vahak Initiative:

  • IRDAI aims to deploy ‘Bima Vahaks’ across all Gram Panchayats by 2024, focusing on insurance accessibility, especially for women.

12. ALSEZ’s Business Continuity for Haifa Port:

  • Amidst regional disturbances, APSEZ ensures employee safety and emphasizes its business continuity strategy.

Important Days News

13. World Mental Health Day 2023:

  • October 10th marks the global recognition of mental health, focusing on the theme, “Mental health is a universal human right” for 2023.

Schemes News

14. GST Amnesty Scheme 2023:

  • The GST Council introduced an amnesty plan, offering flexibility in appeal deadlines and pre-deposit thresholds.

Summits and Conferences News

15. Sri Lanka Chairs IORA:

  • Sri Lanka is set to chair the Indian Ocean Rim Association, with various foreign ministers attending the meeting in Colombo.

Science and Technology News

16. Eclipses in October 2023:

  • Both solar and lunar eclipses are expected in October 2023, providing a treat for astronomy enthusiasts.
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