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Daily Current Affairs 3rd September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3rd September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3rd September 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 3rdSeptember 2023 Current affairs test.

Sports
1. Victory for India’s Male Hockey Team at the Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023

  • India’s male hockey team achieved victory over Pakistan in the Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 finals, held in Salalah, Oman, through a penalty shootout.
  • This win ensures India’s spot in the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup in Oman for 2024.
  • This encounter marks India’s first triumph over Pakistan in their last three Hockey 5s matchups.
  • Dilip Tirkey, President of Hockey India, congratulated the team on both their qualification for the 2024 World Cup in Oman and for securing the gold medal.

National Affairs
2. Inauguration of the Amrita Patel Centre of Public Health by Health Minister in Gujarat

  • Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, inaugurated the Amrita Patel Centre of Public Health in Anand, Gujarat.
  • Mandaviya highlighted India’s leading role in the global health sector.
  • Purpose: The facility aims to bolster the country’s health infrastructure.
  • The government is ardently working to offer healthcare that’s both affordable and accessible to all.
  • Mandaviya is set to attend multiple events in Surat during his visit to Gujarat.

Banking & Finance
3. ALT ID: Mastercard’s New Initiative for Enhanced Security in Online Transactions

  • Mastercard launched the ALT ID solution in India to strengthen the security of one-time checkout transactions on e-commerce platforms, enhancing the payment experience for both consumers and retailers.
  • About ALT ID: It stands for “Alternate Identification Number” and offers an alternate ID instead of the actual card numbers, specifically for single checkout online transactions.

Defense
4. Indian Navy Receives Diving Support Craft from Titagarh Rail Systems

  • Following the launch of its first Diving Support Craft (DSC) at the Titagarh shipyard in West Bengal, Titagarh Rail Systems Limited shares saw an increase of 0.84 percent.
  • Objective: The craft will serve the Clearance Diving Teams of the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command, facilitating underwater salvage, maintenance, and repair operations in certain harbors.
  • This initiative aligns well with the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.

Important Dates
5. National Skyscraper Day Celebrated on 3rd September

  • This annual observance on September 3 is dedicated to marveling at the wonder of skyscrapers.
  • The theme for National Skyscraper Day 2023 is: “Go on and try to tear me down, I will be rising from the ground”.
  • Skyscrapers often symbolize a city’s economic prosperity, with cities having taller structures usually experiencing increased business activities.

Obituaries
6. Passing of Renowned Tamil Actor-Comedian RS Shivaji at Age 66

  • The beloved comedian and actor RS Shivaji passed away in Chennai.
  • Throughout his career, Shivaji had a deep professional association with actor Kamal Haasan and his production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, contributing to numerous renowned Tamil films.
  • Besides acting, Shivaji also explored roles like assistant director, sound designer, and line producer in various Tamil movies.
  • Born to actor-producer M.R. Santhanam in 1956 in Chennai, he was mainly affiliated with Tamil cinema.

National Affairs
7. Tata SIA Airlines’ Merger with Air India Receives CCI Approval

  • The proposed merger of Tata Group’s Vistara airlines and Air India got the green light from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  • This merger propels Air India to prominence as India’s top airline domestically and internationally, boasting a combined fleet of 218 aircraft. It stands as the largest international and the second-largest domestic carrier in India.
  • N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, perceives this merger as a strategic move to streamline and optimize the conglomerate’s varied ventures.
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