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Daily Current Affairs 11th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 11th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 11th 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 11th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. Kerala Seeks Central Approval for Name Change to ‘Keralam’

  • The Kerala State Assembly has endorsed a resolution, urging the Central government to change the state’s name from ‘Kerala’ to ‘Keralam’.
  • ‘Keralam’ originates from a blend of two local words: “Kera” (meaning coconut) and “Alam” (meaning land).
  • This change aligns with Kerala’s reputation as the “Land of Coconut Trees,” supplying almost 45% of the nation’s coconut.
  • The proposed name change will be governed by Article 3 of the Constitution and will become the state’s official name in all languages mentioned in the Constitution’s Eighth Schedule.

2. Gujarat Celebrates World Lion Day with ‘Sinh Suchna’ App

  • Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Bhupendra Patel, commemorated World Lion Day by unveiling the ‘Sinh Suchna’ app in Gandhinagar.
  • This technological advancement aids the forest department and the public in tracking lion movements.
  • The app’s users can instantly notify the forest department about lion sightings, enabling instantaneous tracking and quick conflict resolution.

3. Air India Undergoes Brand Transformation by Tata Sons

  • The primary company of Air India, Tata Sons, has revealed a revamped look for the national carrier, including the replacement of the iconic “Maharaja” mascot.
  • The new design is inspired by the airline’s quintessential Indian window pattern, reenvisioned as a golden window frame.
  • Dubbed ‘The Vista,’ the new logo symbolizes boundless potential and an optimistic outlook for Air India’s future.
  • The first A350 aircraft, scheduled to join the fleet in December 2023, will bear this refreshed design.

4. AU Bank Pioneers 24×7 Video Banking in India

  • India’s premier small finance bank, AU Small Finance Bank, has modernized customer interaction by launching a 24×7 video banking platform.
  • This initiative allows clients to have video-based discussions with banking professionals at any time of day, including weekends and public holidays, thereby expanding essential banking services to areas that were previously underserved.

5. RBI Announces Strategic Shifts for UPI and UPI Lite

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced several innovative measures aimed at redefining India’s digital payments ecosystem via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and UPI Lite.
  • The new system will be powered by AI, ensuring a secure transaction experience.
  • The RBI has increased the UPI Lite transaction cap from Rs 200 to Rs 500, offering more flexibility for users.
  • Additionally, offline payments will be enabled through Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

6. New Amravati Station Achieves ‘Pink Station’ Status by Central Railway

  • Central Railway’s New Amravati station has distinguished itself as the first in the Bhusaval Division and the third within Central Railway to earn the “Pink Station” label, indicating it is entirely run by women.
  • Managing a bustling station that serves roughly 380 daily passengers and 10 trains, the all-female crew at New Amravati demonstrates steadfast dedication and exemplary professionalism.

International News

7. Cambodia Elects First Female Parliament President

  • Khuon Sudary is poised to become the first female President of the National Assembly of Cambodia.
  • Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen made this landmark announcement, emphasizing the focus on women’s empowerment in leadership roles.

Important Days and Dates

8. World Elephant Day 2023

  • Observed on August 12, World Elephant Day aims to elevate awareness about the challenges faced by elephants and promotes their conservation and protection.

9. Independence Day 2023 Sees ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Bike Rally Kick-off

  • The Vice President, Jagdeep Dhankhar, initiated the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ bike rally at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations.
  • This campaign encourages individuals to proudly hoist the national flag at their homes, and the rally will encircle India Gate and conclude at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.
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