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Daily Current Affairs 18th September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18th September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18th 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 18th September 2023 Current affairs test.

National News
1. Inauguration of YashoBhoomi Convention Centre by PM Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently unveiled the first phase of the India International Convention and Expo Centre, termed ‘Yashobhoomi.’ Built at an expense of Rs 5,400 crore, this modern facility is poised to transform global MICE activities.
  • Spanning over 8.9 lakh square meters, Yashobhoomi is a symbol of India’s dedication to premium event hosting. With its expansive 73,000 square meters, the center can house up to 11,000 participants across 15 convention spaces.

State News
2. Celebration of Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17

  • Kalyana-Karnataka Liberation Day, also known as Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day, is observed annually in several Karnataka districts. The day, celebrated on September 17, remembers Hyderabad’s 1948 integration into India.
  • Telangana, in 2022, rebranded this observance as “Telangana National Integration Day” to promote unity among its diverse populace.

3. Maharashtra’s Decision to Rename Aurangabad and Osmanabad

  • Maharashtra’s government has officially renamed the districts of Aurangabad and Osmanabad to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Dharashiv, respectively.
  • This renaming action spans from villages to district levels. Historically, these names have significant cultural implications.

4. Launch of ‘Sarpanch Samvad’ App by Assam’s Governor

  • Gulab Chand Kataria, the Governor of Assam, introduced the ‘Sarpanch Samvad’ app, aiming to transform communication among village leaders.
  • This app, crafted by the Quality Council of India, aims to connect nearly 2.5 lakh Sarpanchs across the nation, promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Banking News
5. Resignation of Dhanlaxmi Bank’s Independent Director, Sridhar Kalyanasundaram

  • Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, an independent director at Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd., stepped down on Sept. 16, referencing multiple reasons, including conflicts within the board and unethical business behaviors.
  • This departure comes shortly after the bank’s largest shareholder, Ravindran Pillai, proposed Kalyanasundaram’s removal.

Business News
6. SIDBI’s Proposed Rights Issue for Asset Expansion

  • The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) disclosed plans to procure Rs 10,000 crore via a rights issue for the next fiscal year.
  • This is in preparation for its expected asset growth. Two tranches of Rs 5,000 crore each are projected for this rights issue.

Important Days News
7. Observance of World Bamboo Day on September 18

  • World Bamboo Day, celebrated every year on September 18, emphasizes the diverse advantages of bamboo.
  • First declared in 2009, this day aligns with the birth anniversary of the famed Indian scientist and former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a significant advocate for bamboo’s global potential.

8. International Equal Pay Day Recognized on September 18

  • September 18 also marks International Equal Pay Day, a day to accentuate the need for wage equality, particularly in addressing the gender pay gap.
  • This day stresses the United Nations’ commitment to fighting gender-based wage disparities.

Schemes News
9. Formation of IRDAI’s Cyber Security Committee

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a committee to consistently evaluate cyber risks linked to technology.
  • This body aims to ensure the robustness of cyber security within the insurance sector.

Ranks and Reports News
10. Santiniketan’s Inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Santiniketan, founded by Rabindranath Tagore, has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • This acknowledgment underscores India’s dedication to protecting its cultural treasures.

Sports News
11. Neeraj Chopra’s Performance at the Diamond League Final

  • At the Diamond League finals in Eugene, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra achieved second place with an impressive throw of 83.80 meters.
  • Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic secured the top position.

12. Asia Cup 2023’s Notable Achievements

  • In the Asia Cup 2023, Kuldeep Yadav was named Player of the Tournament, while Mohammed Siraj received the Player of the Match title in the final, largely due to his exceptional performance.

Obituaries News
13. Passing of Esteemed Writer and Filmmaker Gita Mehta

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  • Distinguished writer and filmmaker Gita Mehta, responsible for several bestselling books and documentaries, recently passed away at 80.
  • Gita Mehta’s legacy includes her contributions to literature, cinema, and her prominent family connections in Indian politics and publishing.
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