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Daily Current Affairs 21st September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21st 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 21st September 2023 Current affairs test.

National News
1. Chacha Chaudhary & Sabu Engage Young Voters via ECI Initiative

  • In light of Chacha Chaudhary comic series’ vast readership, CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar, alongside Election Commissioners Shri Anup Chandra Pandey and Shri Arun Goel, introduced the comic book “Chacha Chaudhary aur Chunavi Dangal” at Nirvachan Sadan.
  • This collaborative effort by the Election Commission of India and Pran Comics aims to galvanize the youth to actively engage in democratic processes. Characters created by the late Cartoonist Shri Pran Kumar Sharma like Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu, and Billoo are central to the narrative.
  • The comic book not only highlights the importance of voter registration but also enlightens its readers about Election Commission’s apps such as cVigil and KYC, thus promoting informed electoral participation.

International News
2. Rishi Sunak, UK PM, Postpones Petrol and Diesel Cars Ban to 2035 in Climate Strategy Overhaul

  • UK’s path towards its Net Zero climate goals saw a revised strategy by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which includes a rescheduled ban on petrol and diesel cars to 2035.
  • Sunak reiterated UK’s unwavering commitment to the Net Zero target of 2050, stating the need for a more pragmatic and measured approach, especially given the current cost-of-living pressures.
  • Sunak’s new strategy also entails deferring the prohibition on specific boilers until 2035 and re-evaluating policies requiring landlords to enhance property energy efficiency.

3. Indian PM Modi Invites President Biden for Republic Day Festivities

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited U.S. President Joe Biden to grace India’s Republic Day ceremonies on January 26 as the chief guest. U.S. Ambassador Eric Garcetti confirmed receipt of the invite and mentioned its ongoing review.
  • This invitation represents the third occasion where the Modi administration has reached out to a U.S. President for Republic Day. President Obama was the inaugural U.S. President to accept this honor in 2015, while President Trump could not attend in 2019 due to other commitments.

Economy News
4. Contrasting Economic Forecasts for India’s FY24 GDP Growth from ADB and India Ratings

  • Disparate economic outlooks for India’s FY24 GDP growth have emerged from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India Ratings and Research. The ADB has adjusted its forecast to 6.3%, whereas India Ratings anticipates a 6.2% growth.
  • ADB has also revised its inflation outlook for India in FY24 to 5.5% owing to factors such as adverse weather affecting food inflation in South Asia. The continuing rice export ban could amplify this inflationary trend.
  • However, ADB’s FY25 growth forecast remains positive at 6.7%, anchored on prospects of increased private investment and industrial production.

Business News
5. Volvo Announces Decision to Halt Diesel Car Production by 2024, Transitioning to Electric Vehicles

  • Leading automotive brand Volvo Cars has proclaimed its plan to stop manufacturing diesel-powered vehicles by early 2024, signaling a transformative step towards becoming a wholly electric car manufacturer by 2030.
  • Volvo’s strategic shift resonates with the evolving dynamics of the automobile sector. As announced, diesel-based Volvo cars will be phased out in the coming months, marking Volvo as one of the pioneering traditional auto companies to commit to this change.

Important Days News
6. Celebration of International Day Of Peace 2023

  • Every 21st of September, the global community commemorates the International Day of Peace (IDP), a day instituted by the United Nations to champion peace, non-aggression, and conflict resolution.
  • The 2023 IDP theme, “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals,” highlights our collective obligation to nurture peace.
  • Tracing back to September 30, 1981, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 36/67, which designated the third Tuesday of every September as the International Day of Peace.

7. Observance of World Alzheimer’s Day 2023

  • World Alzheimer’s Day, celebrated every 21st of September, is a universal effort to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while reducing associated stigmas.
  • Alzheimer’s, the most common dementia variant, is responsible for 60-70% of dementia instances, leading to progressive memory, cognition, and behavioral impairments.
  • The entire month of September is marked as World Alzheimer’s Month. The 2023 theme, “Never too early, never too late,” accentuates early identification and preventive interventions.

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