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Daily Current Affairs 25th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 25th 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 25th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

International News

1. First Visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Greece in Four Decades by PM Modi

  • Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, recently visited Greece, making history as the first Indian Prime Minister to step foot in the nation in 40 years.
  • Upon arrival in Athens, the Indian diaspora warmly welcomed him and presented him with a traditional Greek headpiece as a symbol of cultural connection and strong bilateral relations.
  • During his trip, Modi is expected to engage in significant dialogues with his Greek counterpart, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, aiming to strengthen the already existing ties between the two nations.

National News

2. Strategic Green Hydrogen Initiatives Launched by Finance Minister and HSBC India

  • Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister of India, recently initiated a key partnership between HSBC India, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) to further green hydrogen research.
  • This collaboration comes with significant grant support amounting to ₹15 crore ($2 million) and aims to push forward projects focusing on green hydrogen as an alternative fuel source.
  • With this move, India aims to establish itself at the forefront of the worldwide endeavor to transition to greener, low-carbon fuel alternatives.

3. PM Modi Presents Cultural Gifts to BRICS Leaders During Visit

  • During his three-day trip to South Africa for the 15th BRICS summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave unique gifts to the participating leaders.
  • A pair of Bidri ‘Surahi’ from Telangana was gifted to the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa. This vase is an Indian innovation originating from a 500-year-old Persian craft, specific to Bidar.
  • Modi also gifted a Nagaland shawl to the First Lady of South Africa, Tshepo Motsepe, and a Gond Painting from Madhya Pradesh to the Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. These artworks represent some of India’s most valued tribal art forms.

4. HDFC Bank and Marriott Unveil India’s First Co-Branded Hotel Credit Card

  • HDFC Bank, one of India’s leading private banks, has collaborated with Marriott Bonvoy to introduce the ‘Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card.’
  • This revolutionary credit card, the first hotel co-branded card in India, runs on the esteemed Diners Club platform and aims to redefine travel rewards in the country.
  • The card is specifically designed for modern travelers and allows them to accrue Marriott Bonvoy points on qualifying expenses, which can then be redeemed across participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

Sports News

5. Infosys Partners with Tennis Star Rafael Nadal for Digital Innovation

  • Infosys has announced a three-year alliance with global tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, appointing him as the brand ambassador for Infosys’ digital innovation projects.
  • Central to this partnership is the development of an AI-powered match analysis tool that will provide real-time insights to Nadal’s coaching team, particularly during his live matches.
  • Rafael Nadal, from Spain, boasts an exceptional tennis career, including 14 French Open titles and a record-breaking 22 men’s singles Grand Slam victories.

6. Praggnanandhaa Secures Second Place in Chess World Cup 2023

  • India’s young chess prodigy, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, secured the second position in the FIDE World Cup, losing to Magnus Carlsen in the final round.
  • Carlsen, who won his first World Cup title, had to go through a tie-breaker to beat Praggnanandhaa, as both had previously scored one draw each.
  • Praggnanandhaa, who turned 18 during the competition, holds the distinction of being the youngest ever World Cup finalist. He was also the lowest-seeded player, at 31, to reach the finals of the World Cup.
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