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Daily Current Affairs 24th September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24th September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24th 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 24th September 2023 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Fourth G20 Infrastructure Gathering in MP

  • The fourth international meeting of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group took place in the Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Center in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh under India’s leadership.
  • Over 50 representatives attended this meeting which spanned two days.
  • Discussions centered on multiple facets of infrastructure investment, including fostering infrastructure as an investment class, emphasizing high-quality urban infrastructure, technological advancements in infrastructure, and sourcing creative methods for infrastructure funding.
  • The Ministry of Finance managed and led the meeting, with Australia and Brazil acting as cochairs.

2. G20 Infrastructure Working Group Meetings Overview

  • Meetings were held in Pune, Visakhapatnam, Rishikesh, and Khajuraho.

3. Assam’s Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme

  • Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, introduced the scheme to support jobless youth through financial aid.
  • The program promises to offer 2 lakh rupees to 200,000 youngsters to foster self-reliance.

4. Election Commission Uses Chacha Chaudhary for Voter Awareness

  • The ECI and Pran Comics launched a comic book named “Chacha Chaudhary aur Chunavi Dangal” to motivate young voters.
  • Iconic comic figures will promote election awareness.
  • These characters are creations of the esteemed cartoonist, the late Pran Kumar Sharma.

5. Adani Group’s Smart Meter Contracts in Maharashtra

  • Adani Group secured two contracts valued at Rs 13,888 crore from MSEDCL for smart meter installations.
  • Out of six tenders from MSEDCL, Adani secured two.
  • Adani is expanding its presence in the power sector, previously securing a 1,000 crore rupees contract in Mumbai.

6. Appointment Regulation of VCs in Himachal Pradesh

  • The Himachal government proposed a bill to guide the appointment of vice-chancellors for two universities.
  • The proposed bill covers two specific universities.
  • Current VCs are appointed by the governor based on a selection committee’s recommendations.
  • The amendment suggests VC appointment based on governmental “aid and advice”.

7. Indian Climbs Eighth Highest Mountain

  • Sunil Kumar became the first Indian this season to ascend Mt Manaslu in Nepal.
  • Kumar’s achievement was accompanied by another Nepalese climber and two guides.

8. ‘Officer Desk System’ Introduced by UP Government

  • Aimed at expediting secretariat tasks, the system seeks to ensure swift and transparent processing.
  • The Officer Desk System focuses on efficient file management and reducing corruption.

Banking and Financial

9. EPFO’s Record Member Addition

  • EPFO registered its highest ever net member increment in July 2023, adding 18.75 lakh members.

10. African Union’s Own Credit Rating Agency

  • In response to perceived unfair ratings by major agencies, the African Union is launching its own credit rating agency.

Defence

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11. Singapore-India Naval Exercise Commences

  • The 30th SIMBEX, symbolizing the naval partnership between India and Singapore, has begun.

Sports

12. ICC’s Official Anthem for the Men’s Cricket World Cup

  • ICC launched its anthem for the upcoming Men’s Cricket World Cup, featuring Ranveer Singh.

13. Bronze Medal for Antim Panghal

  • Antim Panghal secured a bronze in the World Championships in Serbia, also ensuring a spot for India in the 2024 Olympics.

Important Day

14. International Day of Sign Languages

  • Celebrated annually on September 23, its purpose is to stress the importance of sign languages and their role in diverse human communication.
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