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

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

International News
1. India-Middle East-Europe Mega Economic Corridor Unveiled

  • At the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor initiative. Engaging nations such as India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, the European Union, Italy, Germany, and the USA, this initiative is expected to have revolutionary implications, potentially overshadowing the historical significance of the Silk and Spice routes. The main goal is to increase trade among member nations, with an emphasis on energy-related commerce. This project is perceived as a counter to China’s extensive infrastructure schemes that seek to enhance global connectivity with its economy.

2. Eastern Libya Faces Massive Casualties Due to Storm Daniel

  • A severe storm named Daniel has caused extensive damage in Eastern Libya, leading to the deaths of over 5,300 people. Libya, which has been in turmoil for more than ten years and fragmented into various factions, has exhibited infrastructure negligence. The city of Derna was particularly affected, with most access roads either damaged or entirely obliterated. Reports indicate that in Derna alone, over 5,300 individuals perished, with around 1,500 confirmed fatalities.

National News
3. G20 Exhibition Features “Bharat: The Mother of Democracy” Portal

  • Prior to the G20 leadership summit, the Ministry of Culture unveiled an online portal titled “Bharat: The Mother of Democracy.” This digital exhibit, curated by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), highlights India’s democratic heritage spanning over 7,000 years. Accessible in 16 international languages, the portal is segmented into five main sections, further divided into 22 subsections, providing insights into various epochs of India’s democratic journey.

4. President Droupadi Murmu Launches Global Symposium On Farmers’ Rights

  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the First Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights in New Delhi. Hosted by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and organized by the International Treaty of the FAO, she underscored the vital role farmers have in safeguarding crop diversity and praised Indian farmers for their commitment to preserving native plant variants.

Business News
5. Cashfree Payments Collaborates with NPCI for a New Feature

  • Cashfree Payments, led by CEO & Co-founder Akash Sinha, has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch ‘AutoPay on QR.’ Designed to serve subscription-based businesses, this feature aims to streamline mandate creation and possibly enhance business ROI.

6. NPCI Releases ‘OTG Ring’ for Contactless Payments

  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), in collaboration with the Indian fintech company LivQuik, has introduced a unique contactless payment wearable named ‘OTG Ring.’ This innovative, made-in-India solution is expected to transform the way people transact, catering especially to National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) users.

7. ITI Limited Introduces ‘SMAASH’ PC & Laptop Line

  • ITI Limited, a renowned telecom firm in India, has forayed into the technology market with its proprietary Laptop and Micro PC line named ‘SMAASH.’ Compatible with solar solutions and available in a variety of configurations, these products are emerging as favored alternatives to leading MNC brands.

Ranks and Reports News
8. Switzerland Tops Best Countries Report 2023

  • In the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, Switzerland has clinched the title of the world’s best country for the sixth time. India climbed one position from the previous year to rank 30th, excelling particularly in the “Movers” category.

Appointments News
9. Sindhu Gangadharan Becomes Nasscom’s Vice-Chairperson

  • Sindhu Gangadharan, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director at SAP Labs India, has been appointed the Vice-Chairperson of Nasscom. With this designation, she has become the first female leader of SAP Labs India, which is SAP’s most extensive R&D center globally. NASSCOM serves as the apex organization for the Indian tech sector.

10. Subroto Cup 2023 Expands to Include Bengaluru as a Venue

  • The 62nd Subroto Cup International Football Tournament has expanded its venues to include Bengaluru, in addition to Delhi and Gurugram. The competition, scheduled from September 19 to October 23, will feature teams from 27 Indian states and Union Territories, with squads from Bangladesh and Nepal also participating.

11. Simona Halep Faces 4-Year Ban due to Doping

  • Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has been slapped with a four-year ban from professional tennis by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for anti-doping violations. This suspension follows her positive test for Roxadustat during the US Open. An appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is anticipated.

12. Kiran George Wins Indonesia Badminton Masters Title

  • Indian badminton player Kiran George secured the Indonesia Masters 2023 title, claiming his second BWF World Tour Super 100 title. He was the lone Indian finalist in the tournament.

Obituaries News
13. Ustad Ali Zaki Hader, Renowned Rudra Veena Exponent, Passes Away

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  • Ustad Ali Zaki Hader, a distinguished Rudra veena artist, passed away in New Delhi at 50 years of age. A disciple of Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Hader was the last maestro of the Khandarbani style from the Jaipur Beenkar gharana of Dhrupad.
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