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Daily Current Affairs 26th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 26th 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 26th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News

1. Understanding India’s Updated Educational Curriculum Framework

  • The Ministry of Education has unveiled a new National Curriculum Framework for schools aimed at providing students greater academic freedom and a broader range of subject choices.
  • The updated framework encourages adaptability, allowing students to pick subjects that align with their individual career goals and interests. It also suggests introducing a two-board examination system and emphasizes language proficiency as a critical skill.

2. Assam Government Prohibits Small Plastic Bottles

  • The Assam Environment and Forest Department has announced a ban on the production and use of plastic water bottles under 1-litre capacity within the state.
  • This prohibition, effective from October 2, is part of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986 and aims to fulfill the department’s commitment to environmental conservation.

Banking News

3. RBI Increases Ceiling for Offline Transactions

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised its offline transaction guidelines, increasing the upper cap for offline transactions from ₹200 to ₹500, effective immediately.
  • While the limit per transaction has been raised, the cumulative cap for offline payments remains at ₹2,000, maintaining a balance between user convenience and financial security.

Important Days News

4. Observing Women’s Equality Day 2023

  • Women’s Equality Day, celebrated annually on August 26, honors the ongoing struggle for equal rights and opportunities for women worldwide.
  • The theme for 2023 is “Embrace Equity,” aligning with the strategic plan from 2021-2026. The day has its roots in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

Ranks & Reports News

5. Indore and Madhya Pradesh Earn Top Honors in India Smart Cities Awards 2022

  • Indore was named the top city at the India Smart Cities Awards 2022, organized by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
  • Madhya Pradesh received the award for the best state in the Smart Cities project, with Surat and Agra taking second and third places, respectively.

Appointments News

6. Infosys Teams Up with Iga Swiatek as Global Ambassador

  • Global consulting firm Infosys has announced a multi-year partnership with women’s tennis No. 1, Iga Swiatek, who will serve as a global brand spokesperson primarily focused on Digital Innovation.
  • This partnership aims to boost Infosys’ presence in the realms of tennis and technology, and both parties will collaborate on initiatives to empower young women in STEM fields worldwide.

Science and Technology News

7. India Declares August 23 as ‘National Space Day’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced August 23, the day Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon, as ‘National Space Day.’
  • The landing site has been named ‘Shivashakti,’ and the Chandrayaan-2 landing location will be referred to as ‘Tiranga Point.’ The Prime Minister projects that the Indian space industry could potentially double its value to $16 billion.

8. ISRO’s Upcoming Lunar Mission: LUPEX with Japan

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  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning another moon mission, LUPEX, in collaboration with The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • Slated for 2024-25, the mission will focus on exploring the Moon’s polar regions, particularly areas in perpetual shadow. The objective is to investigate water abundance and the feasibility of establishing a long-term station on the Moon.

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