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Daily Current Affairs 4th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 4th 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 4th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. Joint Unveiling of the Study in India Portal

  • Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and S. Jaishankar have collaboratively introduced the Study in India (SII) Portal in the nation’s capital.
  • Its purpose: Furnish complete data about India’s tertiary educational institutions, facilitating a combined platform for both student enrollment and their visa requests.
  • Features include showcasing academic amenities and research backing.

2. ‘Rajmargyatra’ App Introduction by NHAI

  • The unified mobile application, ‘Rajmargyatra,’ has been rolled out by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • Goal: Designing an uninterrupted and intuitive experience for those traveling on national highways.
  • The app offers insights about the country’s National Highways, realtime meteorological data, prompt notification dispatches, and information about nearby toll stations, fuel refill points, and medical centers.

3. Sagar Setu’s Port Health Organisation Initiation by Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Sarbananda Sonowal, overseeing the ministries of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, and Ayush, inaugurated the Port Health Organisation (PHO) segment, part of the Sagar Setu National Logistics Portal (Marine) in August 2023.
  • Objective: Enhance operational efficiencies, champion Ease of Doing Business (EODB), and prioritize the wellbeing of the public and harbor staff.
  • The organization’s techdriven approach will aid in monitoring diseases, performing health checks, and executing quarantine protocols.

4. Puneet Chandok Heads Microsoft’s India Division

  • In August 2023, Microsoft decided on Puneet Chandok as the head of its operations in India and the broader South Asian region.
  • His leadership will span countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, prioritizing customeraligned strategies amplified by AI innovations.
  • Previously, he had a leadership role with McKinsey in both India and across Asia.

5. Demise of Marathi Lyrical Genius Namdeo Dhondo Mahanor

  • Esteemed Marathi poet and songwriter, Namdeo Dhondo Mahanor, departed this world in August 2023.
  • He gained renown for his natureinspired verses and memorable contributions to iconic Marathi films like Jait Re Jait, Ek Hota Vidushak, and Sarja.
  • His literary contributions earned him the distinguished Padm Shri award, and he served in the state’s legislative council.

6. India’s Economic Growth Projections

  • Predictions from August 2023 indicate India’s GDP growing at a consistent 6.7% annually between fiscal years 2024 and 2031.
  • This growth trajectory will potentially elevate the nation’s GDP from 3.4 trillion dollars in FY 2023 to an impressive 6.7 trillion dollars.
  • As outlined by S&P Global, per capita GDP may touch approximately 4,500 dollars
  • The primary catalyst for this ascent is capital aggregation, with investment proportions touching a decadehigh of 34% in FY 2023.

Sports News
7. Gukesh D. Ascends to India’s Chess Pinnacle

  • Grandmaster Gukesh D has clinched the title of India’s premier chess maestro, edging out the legendary Viswanathan Anand in August 2023.
  • Advancing to the FIDE World Cup 2023’s third round, he emerged triumphant against Azerbaijani player Misratdin Iskandarov.
  • His live rating in Classic Chess stands at 2755.9, marginally surpassing Anand’s 2754.0.
  • Presently, Gukesh occupies the world’s 9th slot in live rankings, while the fivetime global champion, Anand, now resides at the 10th spot.
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