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Daily Current Affairs 17th September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17th September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17th 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 17th September 2023 Current affairs test.

Sports
1. India Triumphs Over Sri Lanka to Clinch Asia Cup 2023 Trophy in Colombo

  • The Indian cricket squad clinched the Asia Cup 2023 title in Colombo by overpowering Sri Lanka.
  • India’s Mohammed Siraj delivered a stellar performance, taking six wickets and thereby weakening Sri Lanka’s stance.
  • His feat was complemented by Hardik Pandya with a three-wicket contribution and Jasprit Bumrah who added one wicket to the tally.
  • Mohammed Siraj earned the title of the player of the match, while Kuldeep Yadav was named the player of the series.
  • The match saw unbeaten scores from Ishan Kishan at 23 and Shubman Gill at 27.

Schemes
2. Government Proposes 8% Subsidy on Loans under Vishwakarma Yojana

  • The administration has announced an 8% subsidy on loans granted to artisans via the PM Vishwakarma initiative, introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Purpose: The scheme is devised to financially back artisans and craftsmen from both rural and urban regions while preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage manifested in local creations.
  • Goal: The scheme aims to merge these artisans with both domestic and international value streams.

Important Dates
3. World Patient Safety Day Celebrated on 17th September

  • The global community marks World Patient Safety Day on the 17th of September.
  • Aim: The day is meant to raise global awareness, foster understanding, and promote unity among nations to augment patient safety and minimize patient-related harm.
  • For World Patient Safety Day 2023, the chosen theme is “Engaging patients for patient safety,” highlighting the essential role played by patients and their families in healthcare safety.

Honours & Awards
4. Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards Presented by Jagdeep Dhankhar

  • In New Delhi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar honored 84 artists with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards 2023.
  • The special recognition awards targeted artists above 75 years of age across India, who haven’t received any national accolades so far.
  • Recipients of this honor receive a monetary award of one lakh rupees, accompanied by a Tamrapatra and Angavastra.
  • This esteemed recognition is given to artists and scholars in the realm of performing arts.

National & International Appointments
5. Ex-SBI Head, Rajnish Kumar, Assumes Role as Chairman of Mastercard India

  • Mastercard India has entrusted its non-executive chairmanship to former SBI leader, Rajnish Kumar.
  • In this role, he will provide direction to Mastercard’s South Asia executive team, spearheaded by Gautam Aggarwal, to adeptly handle the evolving payment dynamics in the region.
  • With a banking career spanning almost 40 years in India’s premier bank, Kumar has donned numerous pivotal roles, overseeing significant operations in India, Canada, and the UK.

Summits & Conferences
6. Raipur Hosts the Last G20 Framework Working Group Gathering

  • Raipur welcomes the delegates for the concluding, fourth meeting of the G20 Framework Working Group (FWG) under the aegis of the Indian G20 Presidency.
  • Objective: This meet seeks to prompt deliberations on the current global economic scenario and offer strategic insights into vital macroeconomic topics.
  • In conjunction with this, the RBI is organizing a series of community engagement events that encompass panel discussions on themes like digital banking and promoting financial literacy, G20 awareness drives, painting competitions, and slogan creation contests.
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