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

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

International Updates
1. African Union Insights:

  • Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) is a pan-African organization comprised of 55 African nations. It was initiated on July 26, 2001, in Durban, South Africa.
  • The main objective of AU is to foster unity, collaboration, economic integration, and sustainable development in Africa.
  • It’s governed by several organs including the Assembly of African leaders, the Executive Council consisting of foreign ministers, and its administrative body, the African Union Commission.

Defence Highlights
2. Ladakh’s Nyoma to House World’s Tallest Fighter Airfield:

  • In a significant endeavor, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is preparing to construct the world’s highest fighter airfield in Nyoma, Ladakh.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will initiate this project by placing the foundation stone at the Devak Bridge in Jammu on September 12, 2023.
  • Nyoma, situated in southern Ladakh, hosts an Indian Air Force Base and has had an Advanced Landing Ground since 1962. It’s altitude is 4,180 meters or 13,710 feet.

3. 19th Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting Sees Indian Participation:

  • The 19th edition of the Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 5th to 8th September 2023 with participation from the Indian Coast Guard.
  • DG Rakesh Pal, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, led the Indian delegation. The event was attended by 23 member nations and two associate members – ReCAAP and UNODC.
  • Key focus areas of discussion were maritime law enforcement, maritime safety, environmental protection, and combatting illegal sea activities.

4. RBI’s Digital Rupee Pilot Launch in the Horizon:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to launch a pilot for the Central Bank Digital Currency, the Digital Rupee, in October, aimed primarily at interbank transactions in the call money market.
  • Following the RBI Act 1934 amendments via the 2022 Finance Bill, this aligns with the government’s vision for a CBDC.
  • There are two planned versions of the digital rupee: CBDC-Wholesale for select financial entities and CBDC-Retail for wider public and business consumption.

Dates to Remember
5. Himalaya Diwas 2023 Celebrations:

  • Himalaya Diwas is observed annually on 9th September to highlight the importance of the Himalayan region and its ecosystem.
  • This tradition started in 2014 when Harish Rawat, the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, declared this day as Himalaya Day.

6. World EV Day 2023 Observance:

  • World EV Day, observed on 9th September, focuses on sustainable transport and envisions a future with reduced carbon emissions.
  • Initiated in 2020, this annual event celebrates the potential of electric vehicles in tackling climate change.

Summits & Conferences
7. G20 Presidency Shifts from India to Brazil:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India handed over the G20 Presidency to the President of Brazil, Lula da Silva.
  • During the transition, Brazil’s President highlighted upcoming G20 focal areas, including global hunger alleviation, sustainable energy and development, and the reformation of international governance entities.

Ranking Insights
8. Indore Tops the Clean Air Survey:

  • The Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 2023, released by the Central Pollution Control Board, ranked Indore, Amravati, and Parwanoo as having India’s best air quality.
  • Among cities with populations exceeding a million, Indore was at the forefront. However, cities like Madurai, Jammu, and Kohima need to address air quality issues.

Sports Roundup
9. Prathamesh Jawkar’s Silver Streak at the 2023 Archery World Cup:

  • At the 2023 Archery World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico, Indian archer Prathamesh Jawkar clinched a silver medal, facing off against Denmark’s Mathias Fullerton.
  • Another Indian contender, Abhishek Verma, aimed for a medal but was defeated in the bronze playoff against Mike Schloesser.

10. Chess Highlights from Tata Steel Chess India 2023:

  • The 2023 Tata Steel Chess India tournament in Kolkata saw Indian chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa finish in third place.
  • Alexander Grischuk made a mark by winning the Open Blitz category.

11. Germany Claims Basketball World Cup 2023:

  • Germany triumphed in the 2023 FIBA World Cup by defeating Serbia with a score of 83-77.
  • MVP Dennis Schroder significantly contributed to Germany’s unbeaten run in the tournament. The event was co-hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.

In Remembrance
12. Passing of Dennis Austin, PowerPoint Pioneer:

  • Dennis Austin, co-creator of the globally recognized software PowerPoint, passed away at age 76.
  • Together with Robert Gaskins, he developed Presenter, which was later rebranded as PowerPoint after Microsoft’s acquisition in 1987. This software revolutionized presentation methods across various industries.

Entertainment Beat
13. Bollywood’s “Dil Se Udaan” Releases:

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  • Director Anand Rai’s “Dil Se Udaan” was released on 15th September, starring renowned actors Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The romantic drama has garnered significant attention in the film industry.

14. Adele’s New Album “Reflections” Launch:

  • Grammy Award-winning artist Adele unveiled her album “Reflections” on September 20. This is her first release since the highly successful “30” in 2021, and fans await her soul-stirring ballads and evocative lyrics.

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