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

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

 

National News

1. PFC’s Distinct Recognition in Asia Transition Finance Study Group

  • Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) has become the inaugural Indian entity to be a part of the Asia Transition Finance Study Group (ATFSG). Backed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), this group is set to promote sustainable transition finance throughout Asia.
  • PFC’s inclusion allows it to offer India’s insights and actively contribute to shaping policies designed to fortify effective energy transition finance.

International News

2. Russia’s Stance on Transgender Issues and Marriages

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a new law, which unanimously passed the parliament, further limiting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community within Russia.
  • The new legislation prohibits any medical procedures intended for gender transitioning and rejects any gender modifications on official documents.

State News

3. Rajasthan’s Progressive Step for Gig Workers’ Social Security

  • Rajasthan’s government has introduced the Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers Bill, 2023. This makes Rajasthan the first state in India to prioritize gig workers’ social security.
  • The proposed Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers Welfare Board will enable gig workers to register with the state’s aggregators, overseeing aggregators’ adherence to the bill and guaranteeing regular welfare fee deductions.

Banking News

5. RBI’s Inclusion of NongHyup Bank in its Schedule II

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has added “NongHyup Bank” to the Second Schedule of the RBI Act, 1934.
  • This essential step augments the presence of NongHyup Bank, headquartered in Junggu, Seoul, South Korea. Having operated in India since 2016, the bank is now poised to enhance its financial operations within the Indian market.

Important Days News

6. Emphasis on World Drowning Prevention Day 2023

  • On July 25, the global community commemorates World Drowning Prevention Day, highlighting the severe repercussions of drowning and promoting effective preventative measures.
  • Every year, an estimated 236,000 individuals die from drowning. Children between the ages of five and 14 are especially at risk, with those in rural areas facing higher dangers than urban counterparts.

Sports News

7. Spotlight on 2023 World Aquatics Championships

  • Fukuoka, Japan is the proud host of the World Aquatics Championships in 2023, from July 14 to 30.
  • The event kicks off with five open water competitions, succeeded by eight days of rigorous contests in the Marine Messe pool. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. local time, with finals starting at 8:00 p.m.

8. Shubhankar Sharma’s Notable Achievement in 2023 Open Golf Championship

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  • Shubhankar Sharma has set a record by achieving the highest position ever by an Indian golfer at the Open, hosted at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, England. He secured the tied-eighth spot alongside American Cameron Young.
  • Sharma’s impressive scores of 68-71-70-70 placed him just five shots behind the leaders.

Books and Authors News

10. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan Unveils Malayalam Version of Krishna – the 7th Sense

  • Kerala’s Governor, Arif Mohammed Khan, has released the Malayalam version of Debashis Chatterjee’s “Krishna – the 7th Sense”. He also introduced “Karma Sutras, Leadership and Wisdom in Uncertain Times”, which is part of the IIMPenguin Series for New Managers by Chatterjee.
  • The renowned academic and management guru, Chatterjee, has previously penned 18 non-fiction works.

Schemes News

11. Tamil Nadu’s Assistance Scheme for Ration Card Holders

  • M K Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, launched a registration camp on July 24 to facilitate beneficiaries in availing the Rs.1,000 monthly assistance scheme.
  • The initial registration phase, from July 24 to August 4, targets 2,21,484 ration card holders. The subsequent phase, spanning from August 5 to 16, is set to cover an additional 2,47,111 cardholders.

Awards News

12. Kartik Aaryan Receives Rising Global Superstar Award

  • Actor Kartik Aaryan will receive the Rising Global Superstar of Indian Cinema award at the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on August 11.
  • This prestigious award, presented by the Governor of Victoria, celebrates Kartik’s significant contributions and influence on the Indian film industry.

Agreements News

13. Expansion of ‘WhatsApp Se Wyapaar’ by CAIT and Meta

  • The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Meta, the parent company of Facebook, are expanding their ‘WhatsApp Se Wyapaar’ initiative.
  • This collaboration aims to empower 10 million local traders digitally using the WhatsApp Business App, echoing Meta’s prior commitment from June to train one million traders on the platform.

Miscellaneous News

14. Delhi Welcomes its First RO ‘Water ATM’

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, inaugurated the city’s maiden ‘water ATM’. This initiative aims to provide water in regions without piped supplies, reducing reliance on water tankers.
  • Through these ATMs, underprivileged sections of Delhi can access the same quality of RO water as their more affluent peers.
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