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Daily Current Affairs 13th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 13th 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 13th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

Sports News
1. India Achieves Fourth Victory in Asian Hockey Championship Trophy 2023

  • In the Asian Champions Trophy 2023, the Indian men’s hockey team secured a victory against Malaysia at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Chennai.
  • This win marked India’s fourth title in the championship’s history, making it the leading nation in the series. Pakistan trails with three championships.
  • Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, MK Stalin, commended India’s achievement and announced a reward of ₹1.1 crore for the triumphant team.

Defense News
2. Indian and UAE Navies Collaborate for a Joint Naval Exercise in 2023

  • The Indian Navy, represented by the ships INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand, engaged in a partnership exercise with the UAE Navy at Port Rashid, Dubai in August 2023.
  • This exercise focused on increasing the two navies’ mutual understanding, emphasizing techniques, tactics, and procedures.
  • The collaboration aimed to jointly address maritime challenges such as piracy, smuggling, and human trafficking.

Important Days and Dates
3. Annual Observance of World Organ Donation Day on 13 August

  • Every year, the World Organ Donation Day is marked on August 13 to promote the significance of organ donation and to dispel prevalent myths.
  • The 2023 theme is “Step up to volunteer; need more organ donors to fill the lacunae.”
  • Organ donation entails a person consenting to have their organ surgically transferred to another individual.

4. Celebration of International LeftHanders Day on 13 August

  • Also observed on August 13 annually is the International LeftHanders Day.
  • It focuses on drawing attention to the unique challenges faced by lefthanded individuals in a predominantly righthanded world.
  • The 2023 theme is “LeftHanders in Sports,” highlighting the distinct talents and contributions of lefthanders across various sectors.

National News
5. Banking Expansion Initiative in Odisha’s Panchayats

  • The Odisha government, led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has given the green light to a project aimed at increasing banking access in 4,373 previously unbanked gram panchayats.
  • This ₹500 crore initiative in August 2023 aims to bolster financial inclusivity and will be rolled out with the collaboration of six prominent public sector banks.

6. Third Installment of UPI Awareness Campaign Introduced by NPCI

  • In August 2023, the National Payments Corporation of India unveiled the third phase of the UPI Safety Awareness Campaign named “UPI Chalega.”
  • This effort intends to foster a deeper understanding of UPI’s functionalities and to attract new users.
  • It also emphasizes features such as UPI LITE for quick small transactions and UPI AUTOPAY for recurring payments.

7. Recognition for Kanwardeep’s Exemplary Investigation Skills

  • Chandigarh’s Senior Superintendent of Police, Kanwardeep Kaur, was recognized with the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal of Excellence in Investigation’ for 2023.
  • Her commendable investigation in a case involving the assault of a minor led to the perpetrator’s death sentence within 11 months of the crime when she served as the SSP of Kapurthala.
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