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

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


Domestic & Global Appointments

1. Mohamed Muizzu Becomes Maldives’ President

  • Mohamed Muizzu, known for his pro-China stance, has won the presidential election in the Maldives.
  • The victory saw him beat the current president, Mohamed Solih.
  • A quick profile of Mohamed Muizzu: At 45 years old, Mohamed Muizzu studied civil engineering in Britain. Before his presidential bid, he served as the construction minister under the leadership of Abdulla Yameen, his mentor. He supervised multiple infrastructure projects funded by China, including a bridge project worth $200 million.

Sports News

2. Gold Victory for India’s Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale in Mixed Doubles

  • Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale, representing India, clinched the gold medal in the mixed doubles category at the 2023 Asian Games held in Hangzhou.
  • The duo, seeded second, bested the ninth-seeded pair from Chinese Taipei, Tsung-hao Huang and Liang En-shuo, in the final round at Hangzhou’s Olympic Sports Centre.
  • Other Achievements: The pair of Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan brought home a silver medal in the men’s doubles tennis event.

3. India’s Premier Sports Training Center Unveiled by PM

  • In remembrance of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the nation’s premier sports training facility in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. This center is named in honor of ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is specially designed for Divyangjan.
  • Purpose: The center aims to provide equal sporting opportunities, nurture talent, and boost participation across various sports.
  • Goal: The establishment symbolizes a commitment to fostering an inclusive sporting environment that recognizes the potential of sports.

4. India Commemorates 154th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

  • The entire country paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 154th birth anniversary on October 2nd.
  • A multi-religious prayer gathering, Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha, took place at Mahatma Gandhi’s final resting place, Rajghat, in Delhi.
  • Additionally, the historic Gandhi Ashram at Noakhali organized events to honor him.
  • The day also marked the remembrance of another great leader, former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

5. Historic Bronze Medal for Indian Table Tennis Duo

  • Indian table tennis pair, Ayhika Mukherjee and Sutirtha Mukherjee, secured a landmark bronze medal in the women’s doubles event at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou.
  • Despite their commendable efforts, they were defeated by North Korea’s Suyong Cha and Sugyong Pak in the semifinals.
  • This duo holds the 16th position globally in rankings.
  • This win has escalated India’s total medal count at the games to 56, which includes 13 gold, 21 silver, and 22 bronze medals.

Finance & Banking

6. “KBLSwarna Bandhu” Karnataka Bank’s Novel Gold Loan Initiative

  • Karnataka Bank, a prominent private sector bank, has introduced a distinctive doorstep gold loan service named “KBLSwarna Bandhu” that boasts complete digital integration.
  • Objective: To offer gold loan services directly at the customer’s residence.
  • In this endeavor, the bank collaborates with SahiBandhu, a major aggregator in the gold loan sector backed by The Manipal Group.
  • This collaboration aims to augment the bank’s gold loan offerings.

National & Global Enterprises

7. TCS Stands Firm as the Most Valuable Indian Brand

  • In the recent Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Report, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) retained its lead with a staggering brand valuation of $43 billion.
  • The frontrunners in the list are:
    1. TCS
    2. HDFC Bank
    3. Infosys
    4. Airtel
    5. State Bank of India
  • TCS’s persistent growth in digital transformation services remains unchallenged even in challenging business environments.

Military Updates

8. Iran’s Satellite Launch Raises Concerns in the Middle East

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  • The Revolutionary Guards of Iran, an integral faction of the nation’s military, successfully launched the Noor 3 satellite using a three-tier Qasem rocket.
  • In Farsi, “Noor” translates to “light,” and “Qased” means “messenger.”
  • The primary function of Noor 3 is imaging.
  • This launch follows its predecessors, Noor 1 and Noor 2, which were sent into orbit in April 2020 and March 2022, respectively, using Qased rockets.
  • Despite this success, Iran has faced multiple unsuccessful satellite launch attempts in recent times.
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