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Daily Current Affairs 1st October 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1st October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1st 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 1st October 2023 Current affairs test.


Sports Updates

1. Avinash Sable Clinches Gold in Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

  • At the 2023 Asian Games, Indian athlete Avinash Sable secured the top spot in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, marking India’s maiden gold in this event.
  • This victory added the 12th gold for India in these games and is the premier track and field gold from the event in China.
  • In 2022, Avinash secured a silver at the Commonwealth Games and set a national record with a time of 8min 11.20 sec.

Other Noteworthy Victories

  • India celebrates a bronze in the men’s canoe double 1000m.
  • Harmilan Bains attained silver in the women’s 1500m event.
  • In the men’s long jump, Murali Sreeshankar secured a silver medal.

Significant Observances

2. Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October

  • This day, celebrated every 1st October, honors senior citizens globally.
  • Theme for 2023: “Ensuring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Individuals.”
  • Its mission is to spotlight the significance of the elderly and appreciate their roles, focusing on improving their lives.

3. Marking International Coffee Day on 1st October

  • International Coffee Day, celebrated every year on October 1st, honors coffee farmers worldwide.
  • 2023’s Theme: “Advocating for safe and healthy work environments in the coffee supply chain.”
  • Coffee, consumed globally, sees roughly 2 billion cups enjoyed daily.
  • The coffee trade saw expansion across the Middle East, reaching Europe by the 17th century.

Defence Activities

4. CRPF’s Bike Expedition in Association with “Yashaswini”

  • A bike expedition will be hosted by the Central Reserve Police Force alongside the Ministry of Women and Child Development, saluting women’s strength in India.
  • The rally will see 150 female CRPF officers divided into three groups.
  • These groups will kickstart their journey from Srinagar, Shillong, and Kanyakumari, with the concluding point at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat.

Domestic News

5. 4th National EMRS Cultural, Literary and Kala Utsav 2023 by NESTS

  • The National Education Society for Tribal Students will be presenting the 4th National EMRS Cultural, Literary, and Kala Utsav from 3rd to 6th October in Dehradun.
  • The objective: To highlight the artistic prowess of students via Kala Utsav.
  • Eklavya Vidyalaya Sangathan Samiti in Uttarakhand will be hosting the 2023 event at Maharana Pratap Sports College in Dehradun.

6. 69th Wildlife Week Commemorated by National Zoological Park

  • The National Zoological Park initiated the 69th Wildlife Week with the theme “Collaborations for wildlife preservation.”
  • The Nature Park within the Gujarat Science City offers tranquility and scenic beauty.
  • Essential for nature lovers and botanists, the park underscores biodiversity and serves as an educational hub, imparting lessons on conservation and sustainable practices.

Regional News

7. PM Announces National Turmeric Board & Sammakka Sarakka Tribal University

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  • The Prime Minister declared the establishment of the National Turmeric Board and Sammakka Sarakka Tribal University for Telangana, allocating 900 crore rupees for the latter.
  • The goal: To enhance infrastructure, research, value addition, and bolster exports professionally.
  • The therapeutic benefits of turmeric gained recognition during the Covid pandemic, boosting its demand and exports.

Scientific Achievements

8. India’s Solar Mission Aditya L1 Breaks Away from Earth’s Gravitational Pull

  • India’s Solar Mission Aditya L1 successfully ventured beyond Earth’s gravitational influence, moving over 9.2 lakh kilometers away.
  • The spacecraft is currently en route to the Lagrange point L1, located 1.5 million km from Earth.
  • After about 110 days, the Ground station will maneuver the spacecraft into an orbit around the L1 point.

Updates from Educational Bodies

9. 2024’s Best World Universities Announced by THE

  • The 20th edition of Times Higher Education’s World’s Best Universities rankings is now available.
  • Top institutions include:
    • 1. University of Oxford, U.K.
    • 2. Stanford University, U.S.
    • 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.
  • This year, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore made it to the 201-250 range. Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Mahatma Gandhi University are ranked in the 501-600 range.
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