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Daily Current Affairs 20th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 20th August 2023. We have briefly explained every current affairs matter to help you further understand your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs, we would recommend that you try the 20th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

Sports
1. Spain Triumphs in Women’s FIFA World Cup for the First Time

  • Spain won their inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, beating England at Sydney’s Accor Stadium.
  • Spain joins Germany as the only two countries to have claimed titles in both men’s and women’s FIFA World Cups.
  • With this win, the Spanish women’s national team, also known as La Roja, becomes the first squad to simultaneously hold world titles in U-17, U-20, and the senior categories. They are the fifth team to win in the nine-time history of the Women’s World Cup.
  • The match-winning goal was scored by Spanish captain Olga Carmona in the first half.

2. Gold Medal for India’s Anahat Singh in Asian Junior Squash Championships

  • Anahat Singh of India captured the gold medal in the U-17 division at the 2023 Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships in China, defeating Hong Kong’s Ena Kwong.
  • Anahat had previously won a bronze in the U-13 category in Macau in 2019.
  • She was also the champion in the U-11 at the British Junior Open Squash and secured the U-13 title at the Dutch Junior Open Squash in 2019.
  • In 2021, she advanced to the quarter-finals of the Indian Open held in Noida.

Banking & Finance
3. YES BANK Rolls Out ‘Iris’ for Advanced Digital Banking in India

  • YES BANK has launched ‘Iris by YES BANK’, a new mobile application aimed at transforming digital banking in India.
  • The app offers a high degree of customization and more than 100 functionalities on a single platform.
  • To ensure top-notch security, the app incorporates features like Biometric Authentication, Sim-Binding, and Two-Factor Verification.
  • The bank is under the leadership of Managing Director & CEO Prashant Kumar.

4. HDFC Group Introduces New Services in Life Insurance and Asset Management

  • The HDFC Group has unveiled new life insurance and asset management services at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat.
  • The goal is to provide services to NRIs and the global Indian community.
  • HDFC Life and HDFC AMC International (IFSC) Ltd have been launched to meet the financial needs of the global Indian community with world-class foreign currency insurance solutions.

Business
5. Rahul Dravid Named as BPCL’s Brand Ambassador

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India’s second-biggest oil marketing company, has appointed cricket great and current Indian cricket team Head Coach Rahul Dravid as its brand ambassador.
  • Dravid will endorse BPCL’s ‘Pure for Sure’ campaign and its MAK range of lubricants.
  • BPCL has refineries in Bina, Kochi, and Mumbai and was the 309th largest public-sector enterprise globally in 2020.

State Affairs
6. New Record-Setting Motorable Road Under Construction in Ladakh

  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has started constructing the ‘Likaru-Mig La-Fukche’ road in Ladakh with the aim to set a new world record.
  • The project aims to build the world’s highest drivable road at an approximate altitude of 19,400 feet, surpassing Umling La Pass.
  • The road will provide a new connection from Hanle to the CDFD road at Fukche.

National & International Organizations
7. WHO Announces Global Initiative on Digital Health

  • In association with the G20 India presidency, the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH) during the Health Minister’s Meeting at the G20 Summit.
  • The initiative will act as a WHO-managed network to aid the implementation of the Global Strategy on Digital Health from 2020 to 2025.
  • WHO is committed to assisting countries in strengthening their digital health capacities and improving access to quality-assured digital solutions.
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