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Daily Current Affairs 2nd August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2nd August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 2nd 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 2nd August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. Launch of India’s Indigenous MRI Scanner

  • India’s Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh, unveiled the nation’s first domestically designed and affordable MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner in the capital city, New Delhi.
  • An MRI employs robust magnetic fields alongside radio waves to generate comprehensive internal body images.
  • The achievement is credited to collaborations between the National Biopharma Mission, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, and the Department of Biotechnology.

2. Inaugural Edition of ‘KBL FinOne’ by Karnataka Bank

  • The Karnataka Bank held its initial edition of ‘KBL FinOne’, an event dedicated to fintech collaboration, in Bengaluru earlier in July.
  • The main aim of this event was to encourage inventive business approaches, ensure a frictionless banking journey, and introduce a holistic range of products.
  • The event showcased insights from over 30 fintech experts, addressing subjects like emerging lending strategies and neobanking.

3. Chetna Maroo’s Novel Features in the 2023 Booker Prize Longlist

  • Londonbased writer of Indian descent, Chetna Maroo, secured a spot on the 2023 Booker Prize longlist with her debut work titled ‘Western Lane’.
  • Set against a British Gujarati backdrop, the book deftly utilizes squash as an allegory to depict complex human sentiments, garnering commendations from Booker panelists.
  • The longlist is inclusive of 13 novels, written by authors from diverse nations such as the UK, US, Canada, and Ireland, touching upon contemporary and universal subjects.

4. Accolades for Deepak Shenoy and Medec Dragon Pvt Ltd

  • Medec Dragon Pvt Ltd was recognized with the esteemed “Best Managed Pharmaceutical Sustainable Organizations 2023” accolade.
  • Concurrently, the company’s Managing Director, Deepak Shenoy, was celebrated as the “Global Visionary Entrepreneur of the year 2023” during the 6th iteration of the South Asia Pacific Healthcare Summit & Business Award held in 2023.
  • Orchestrated by Brandscouncil Ratings & Medilinks in Mumbai, India’s inaugural Mrs. World, Aditi Govitrikar, presented the awards.

International News
5. Thuraiya Alhashmi’s Election to BRICS’ New Development Bank

  • Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, holding the directorship for International Financial Relations and Organizations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, has been designated as a Board of Directors member and Constituency Director at the New Development Bank of BRICS.
  • This landmark appointment establishes her as the pioneering Emirati and Arab female in a Director’s role.
  • Her involvement is set to bolster the UAE’s fiscal presence internationally across multiple financial domains.

Sports
6. Football Veteran Diego Godin Bids Adieu

  • Diego Godin, the excaptain for Uruguay, declared his departure from professional football in July 2023, marking the end of an illustrious twodecade career.
  • Godin’s record is noteworthy with 627 professional games, 38 goal accomplishments, and a haul of 10 accolades, among which are dual Europa League victories and a trio of UEFA Super Cups during his tenure at Atletico Madrid.
  • Godin’s football journey prominently features his association with Spanish clubs and participation in four World Cup tournaments.
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