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Daily Current Affairs 31st July 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 31st July 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 31st 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 31st July 2023 Current affairs test.


National Updates

1. Launch of ULLAS Mobile App for Basic Literacy

  • The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spearheaded the inauguration of ULLAS: Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram at the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam 2023, hosted at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • Introduced by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the program aims to augment India’s educational framework by focusing on foundational literacy and pivotal life skills. This aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’s third anniversary.

2. Introduction of ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ Initiative

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the forthcoming “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign, slated for 30th July, as a tribute to the nation’s martyrs in the lead-up to Independence Day.
  • As part of this campaign, an ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ will transport soil from various parts of India in 7,500 containers to Delhi. Moreover, an ‘Amrit Vatika’, utilizing plants sourced from diverse regions, will be cultivated adjacent to the National War Memorial.

Economic Bulletins

3. Unveiling of SEBI’s New Framework

  • On July 27, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced the Corporate Debt Market Development Fund (CDMDF).
  • This initiative is conceived as a safeguarding measure. During market fluctuations, the fund will acquire high-grade corporate debt papers. An added layer of security is provided via the Guarantee Scheme for Corporate Debt (GSCD).

Business Highlights

4. Amazon’s Inaugural Floating Store

  • Amazon India has launched an innovative floating store on Dal Lake in Srinagar.
  • This endeavor exemplifies Amazon India’s mission to ensure dependable deliveries while bolstering local enterprises. It builds upon the ‘I Have Space’ delivery scheme from 2015, which centered on remote deliveries through local alliances.

Significant Days

5. Insights on World Ranger Day 2023

  • Commemorated on July 31st, World Ranger Day honors the valiant individuals dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and the environment.
  • The theme for 2023, “30 by 30”, is influenced by the decisions taken during the 2022 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

Population & Conservation Updates

6. Update on India’s Tiger Census

  • Since the inception of Project Tiger in 1973, India is now home to approximately 75% of the world’s wild tiger population.
  • Recent statistics, disclosed on Global Tiger Day (29th July 2023) by Minister Ashwini Kumar, indicate that India’s tiger count stands at 3,925, reflecting an annual growth of 6.1%.

Appointment Announcements

7. NAAC’s Latest Directorial Appointment

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  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) confirmed the appointment of Prof Ganesan Kannabiran as its director on July 28. He brings over 30 years of experience from the educational domain, with noteworthy tenures at NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

8. US DFC’s New Deputy CEO

  • Nisha Biswal, an expert in US foreign policy, has been designated as the Deputy CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), following a recommendation by President Joe Biden. Presently, she occupies the role of Senior VP for international strategy at the US Chamber of Commerce.

9. Ascension of BSNL’s Executive

  • Shivendra Nath, who previously served as Chief Engineer at BSNL, has been chosen by the PSEB to assume the position of Chairman & Managing Director at Engineering Projects India Ltd (EPIL).

Honors & Awards

10. Maharashtra’s Premier Udyog Ratna Award

  • Renowned industrialist, Ratan Tata, will be the inaugural recipient of the Maharashtra Udyog Ratna Award. This revelation was made by the state’s industries minister, Uday Samant. The accolade is considered on par with the Maharashtra Bhushan distinction.

Sports Roundup

12. Tennis Mastery in Warsaw

  • Poland’s Iga Swiatek clinched her fourth WTA title of the year and notably, her first on home turf. She showcased remarkable prowess against Germany’s Laura Siegemund, wrapping up the match with scores of 60, 61. Preceding this, she triumphed over Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer in the semifinals.
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