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Daily Current Affairs 12th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 12th 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 12th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. Alterations Proposed in Election Commissioners’ Appointment Procedure in India

  • The Indian central government has introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha aiming to revise the appointment methodology for the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners.
  • Among the key proposals is the exclusion of the Chief Justice of India from the selection committee responsible for deciding these appointments.
  • The changes come in the wake of a Supreme Court verdict in March that emphasized the need for maintaining the Election Commission’s neutrality and independence.

2. Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023: Overhauling the Indian Criminal Justice Framework

  • Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, introduced three bills in the Lok Sabha, all focused on reforming the Indian criminal justice system.
  • The Bharatiya Sakshya Bill aims to replace the outdated Indian Evidence Act of 1872.
  • The new bill aims to update laws related to evidence, reflecting the modern needs and aspirations of the citizens.

3. India’s Ambitious Goal: Boost Natural Gas Share to 15% by 2030

  • India aims to increase its natural gas usage from 6% to 15% by 2030 under the guidance of Rameswar Teli, Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  • Plans include the expansion of the National Gas Grid Pipeline and the establishment of LNG Terminals.
  • Government aims to secure a consistent domestic gas source for both transportation and household sectors.

4. Uttar Pradesh Witnesses Highest Cancer Case Surge

  • According to the Indian Council of Medical Research Cancer Registry, Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of new cancer cases in India in 2022.
  • The state recorded an alarming 210,000 new cases, a rise from 201,000 in 2020.
  • The Central government has initiated various strategies to improve healthcare accessibility for cancer patients.

5. $10 Billion Mega-Merger of Zee and Sony Gets NCLT Nod

  • The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the merger between Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Culver Max Entertainment (formerly Sony Pictures Networks India).
  • SEBI’s final verdict on the matter is expected on August 14th.
  • This merger marks a significant shift in India’s entertainment sector.

Important Days News

6. World Elephant Day 2023 Commemoration

  • World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th worldwide, focusing on challenges faced by elephants.
  • Patricia Sims from Canada and Thailand’s Elephant Reintroduction Foundation founded the day in 2012.
  • The day aims to promote enhanced conservation initiatives.

7. Celebrating International Youth Day 2023

  • International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12th each year.
  • The UN-endorsed day focuses on issues impacting the global youth demographic.
  • The inception of the day dates back to 1965, reaffirming the UN’s commitment to youth empowerment.

Awards News
8. Subhash Runwal Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by RICS

  • Subhash Runwal received the Lifetime Achievement accolade during RICS South Asia Awards’ inaugural event.
  • RICS is a renowned international body representing industry professionals.
  • The award highlights Runwal’s unparalleled contributions to the realty sector.

Obituaries News
9. Passing of Distinguished Nuclear Physicist Bikash Sinha

  • Distinguished nuclear physicist Bikash Sinha passed away at 78.
  • Sinha had been honored with the Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2010.
  • He was an expert in various fields including nuclear and high energy physics, as well as early universe cosmology.
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