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Daily Current Affairs 14th October 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14th October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14th 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 14th October 2023 Current affairs test.

 

State News

1. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Unveils ‘Juhi’ Mascot for Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023

  • The Honorable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, revealed the mascot ‘Juhi’ for the upcoming Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The mascot is inspired by an elephant at Betla National Park.
  • This event also marked the beginning of the Trophy Tour for the tournament, which will visit all districts of Jharkhand from October 13 to October 25, 2023.
  • These developments signify the countdown to the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023, promising a celebration of athleticism, heritage, and unity.

Defence News

2. Indian Army Installs First Mobile Tower at Siachen Glacier

  • The Indian Army, in collaboration with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has successfully installed a mobile tower at the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield.
  • This milestone enhances mobile communication for soldiers stationed at elevations exceeding 15,500 feet, improving their well-being in challenging conditions.

Economy News

3. India’s Goods Exports Decline in August but Show Positive Trends

  • India’s goods exports experienced a seventh consecutive month of decline in August 2023, with a year-on-year decrease of 6.86% to $34.48 billion.
  • Imports in August 2023 also declined by 5.23%, primarily due to reduced imports of various items.
  • Despite the overall decline, half of the top thirty export items, including engineering, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and select agricultural goods, saw growth, sparking optimism for the future.

Banking News

4. ICICI Bank Launches ‘iFinance’ for Multi-Bank Account Access

  • ICICI Bank has introduced ‘iFinance,’ allowing customers to consolidate their savings and current accounts from multiple banks into one convenient location.
  • The feature is available through ICICI Bank’s digital platforms, simplifying banking and enhancing user-friendliness.

Business News

5. Zomato Introduces ‘Xtreme’ Parcel Delivery Service

  • Zomato has launched ‘Xtreme,’ a hyperlocal delivery service using its extensive fleet of over 3 lakh two-wheeler delivery executives.
  • Xtreme offers a flexible solution for businesses and individuals, allowing them to ship small parcels of various products within a weight limit of 10 kg.

6. Indian Oil Corporation Invests ₹1,660 Crore in NTPC Green Energy JV

  • The Indian Oil Corporation has approved an equity investment of ₹1,660.15 crore, securing a 50% stake in the joint venture company Indian Oil NTPC Green Energy.
  • This collaboration focuses on developing renewable energy-based power projects, emphasizing solar PV and wind technologies.

7. Microsoft Completes $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

  • Microsoft has successfully acquired Activision Blizzard in a monumental deal valued at $69 billion, making it a major player in the global gaming industry.

Important Days News

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8. World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Celebrates Water’s Role in Bird Life

  • World Migratory Bird Day 2023, celebrated on October 14, highlights the importance of water in the lives of migratory birds, promoting conservation efforts.

Summits and Conferences News

9. PM Modi Inaugurates 141st IOC Session in Mumbai

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, facilitating discussions on the future of the Olympic Games.

10. 17th CII Annual Tourism Summit in Mumbai

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the 17th CII Tourism Summit in Mumbai to address challenges and outline growth strategies for the tourism sector.

Ranks and Reports News

11. Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi in Knight Frank Index

  • Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi secured positions in the Knight Frank Global Prime Residential Index, reflecting the performance of these cities in the residential real estate market.

Awards News

12. NTPC Featured in Forbes “World’s Best Employers 2023” List

  • NTPC Limited has been recognized as one of the “World’s Best Employers 2023” by Forbes, highlighting its commitment to employee well-being and development.

13. Michael Douglas to Receive Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award

  • Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will be honored with the Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award at the 54th International Film Festival in Goa.

Appointments News

14. Sandeep Shandilya Appointed Hyderabad Police Commissioner

  • Sandeep Shandilya has been appointed as the new police commissioner of Hyderabad, bringing his experience and leadership to the role.

Sports News

15. Neeraj Chopra Nominated for 2023 World Athlete of the Year Award

  • Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the prestigious Men’s Athlete of the Year award by World Athletics.

16. T20 Cricket Recommended for Inclusion in 2028 Olympics

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted the recommendation to include T20 cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, expanding the scope of the Games.
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