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

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

National News

1. Global Biofuels Alliance Initiated by PM Modi at G20 Meet

  • At the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India unveiled the inception of the Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA), a collaboration encompassing over 30 countries and international entities. The mission of this coalition is to accelerate biofuel adoption and enhance bioenergy availability in developing economies. Prominent G20 nations in this coalition consist of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable non-G20 nations like Iceland, Kenya, Uganda, and several others have also joined, alongside renowned organizations like the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

International News

2. Louisville, US Designates September 3rd as Sanatana Dharma Day

  • Louisville’s Mayor Craig Greenberg has officially recognized September 3 as Sanatana Dharma Day, emphasizing the importance of harmony and comprehension among varied communities. Sanatana Dharma, synonymous with Hinduism, stands as a timeless spiritual tradition deeply rooted in ancient teachings, promoting spiritual evolution and reverence for all life. Notably, earlier, July 20 had been declared as the ‘Encyclopedia of Hinduism’ day by the former mayor, Greg Fisher.

3. North Korea Unveils ‘Tactical Nuclear Attack Submarine’

  • A significant revelation from North Korea is its unveiling of its maiden “tactical nuclear attack submarine,” designated as Submarine No. 841 and christened after the naval commander Hero Kim Kun Ok. Speculations suggest that this submarine, equipped with a suite of launch tubes, is a revamped version of the earlier Soviet-era Romeo-class submarine, highlighting North Korea’s naval capabilities.

4. UK Pledges Significant Amount to Global Climate Fund

  • UK’s Rishi Sunak announced the nation’s substantial contribution of $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a commitment that stands out as the UK’s grandest singular pledge to counter global climatic adversities. Founded under the aegis of the UN climate discussions, the GCF aims to support developing countries in their environmental endeavors.

Banking News

5. RBI & NPCI Unveil Advanced UPI Features

  • Elevating India’s digital transaction landscape, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das introduced an array of sophisticated UPI features developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), setting new benchmarks in financial transactions for Indians.

6. RBI Nods for Sandeep Bakshi’s Continued Leadership at ICICI Bank

  • ICICI Bank confirmed RBI’s endorsement for Sandeep Bakhshi to continue as the bank’s MD and CEO, reflecting the trust in his foresight and governance by both the RBI and the bank’s board.

Important Days News

7. Observance of United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

  • Celebrated globally on September 12, the United Nations’ Day for South-South Cooperation honors advancements made by southern nations and regions and showcases UN’s efforts to foster technical collaboration amongst these nations.

Agreements News

8. Strategic Collaboration Between Thomas Cook India and NPCI

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  • A pioneering step in the forex domain, Thomas Cook (India) Limited has allied with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to roll out an innovative RuPay prepaid forex card, specifically for Indians touring the UAE, signifying advancements in travel currency solutions.

Awards News

9. CSIR Unveils Recipients of the Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for 2022

  • CSIR has divulged the honorees for the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards for 2022, honoring eminent scientists under the age of 45 in India.

Sports News

10. Virat Kohli Sets New ODI Record in Asia Cup 2023

  • India’s cricket icon, Virat Kohli, shatters records to become the quickest batter to accumulate 13,000 ODI runs, overtaking legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and others in fewer innings.

Obituaries News

12. Demise of Celebrated Political Cartoonist Ajit Ninan

  • The art world mourns the passing of the illustrious political cartoonist, Ajit Ninan, who was renowned for his contributions to both political commentary and children’s literature.

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