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

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


National Updates:

1. National Ayurveda Day Celebrations Announced:

  • Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has unveiled plans for a month-long festivity in honor of the 8th National Ayurveda Day, set for November 10, 2023.
  • The intention is to enlighten students, farmers, and the public about Ayurveda’s virtues. The day pays homage to Lord Dhanvantari, seen as the deity of Ayurveda and is synchronized with the Dhanteras festival.
  • The slogan for 2023 is “Ayurveda for every aspect of life” reflecting its holistic application.

2. Operation Ajay to Safeguard Indians in Israel:

  • To ensure the security of Indians in Israel amid rising regional tensions, Operation Ajay has been instated as announced by Dr. S Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister.
  • Provisions include special flights and comprehensive communication plans. A dedicated Control Room has also been set up to oversee and support affected Indians.

3. Animated Series Highlighting Freedom Fighters Launched:

  • Shri Anurag Thakur introduced the animated series “Krish, Trish, and Baltiboy – Bharat Hain Hum”, which shines a light on lesser-known freedom fighters. Produced by the Central Bureau of Communication and Graphiti Studios, this series extends over two seasons.

4. ‘Mera Yuva Bharat’ to Champion Youth Development:

  • The Union Cabinet, spearheaded by PM Narendra Modi, has green-lighted the creation of the “Mera Yuva Bharat” institution.
  • The institution’s mission is to empower the youth through technology and aligns with National Youth Policy, focusing on those aged between 10 and 29.

5. Digital Campaign by DARPG:

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the Special Campaign 3.0 tagged “Digital DARPG” with an aim to boost service efficiency and modernize government functions using new technologies.

State Corner:

6. Uttar Pradesh Pledges to Protect the Gangetic Dolphin:

  • The state’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, has proclaimed the Gangetic Dolphin as the official aquatic animal of the state, emphasizing environmental and wildlife conservation.

Business Beat:

7. SEBI Investigates Adani’s Ties with Gulf Asia:

  • The financial watchdog, SEBI, is examining the association between the Adani Group and the Gulf Asia Trade & Investment fund.

8. Bharti Group Buys Out AXA’s Stake in Joint Venture:

  • Bharti Group is set to acquire the 49% stake held by French firm AXA in Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co.

Significant Dates:

9. World Sight Day, 12th October 2023:

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  • The day, dedicated to spreading awareness about vision issues, is being observed on October 12, with a theme emphasizing eye care in the digital era.

Accords & Pacts:

10. IGNOU and ICAI Strengthen Academic Ties:

  • IGNOU has refined its collaboration agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to provide a well-rounded educational experience for students.

Awards Bulletin:

11. MRPL Triumphs with Innovation Award:

  • Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has received recognition for innovative refinery solutions at the 26th Energy Technology Meet 2023.

Literature News:

12. Vivek Agnihotri’s New Book Launch:

  • Director Vivek Agnihotri has released his newest book titled “The Book of Life: My Dance with Buddha for Success” in Lucknow.

Sports Scoreboard:

13. New 100m Sprint Record by Manikanta H Hoblidhar:

  • The National Open Athletics Championships 2023, held in Bengaluru, witnessed a new national record in the men’s 100m category, set by Manikanta Hoblidhar.

14. Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 Announcements:

  • The 11th Sultan of Johor Cup is to take place in Johor, Malaysia. India, grouped in Pool B, will compete against Malaysia, Pakistan, and New Zealand. This event serves as a prelude to the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023.
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