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Daily Current Affairs 7th August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7th August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 7th 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 7th August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. Rejuvenation of 13 Railway Stations under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has digitally unveiled the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS).
  • This ambitious project intends to refurbish and upgrade 1,309 railway stations nationwide, aiming for a worldclass passenger experience.
  • To kickstart this venture, ₹25,000 crore has been allocated to rejuvenate 508 stations across various states, with ₹303 crore specifically designated for the modernization of 13 stations in the State.

2. Bihar’s Push for Rhino Conservation in Valmiki Tiger Reserve

  • The government of Bihar is forming a ‘Rhino Task Force’ to recommend steps for reinitiating the rhino conservation program at the Valmiki Tiger Reserve in the West Champaran district.
  • This move is in response to the notable growth in the tiger population in the reserve.
  • As of now, there is a single rhino in VTR and another 14 in Patna Zoo.
  • The formation of this task force intends to increase the rhino count in the reserve.

International News

3. Iraq’s Significant Health Achievement: Eradication of Trachoma

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has acclaimed Iraq as the 18th nation to effectively eradicate trachoma, a public health concern.
  • This makes Iraq the fifth country in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region to reach this health milestone.
  • Additionally, Iraq is recognized as the 50th country worldwide to counteract at least one Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD).
  • Trachoma, an infectious eye disease, is triggered by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which primarily impacts the eye’s surface and its interior lining.

Defence News
4. Launch of ‘Neerakshi’: India’s Pioneer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Mine Detection

  • The country has rolled out its firstever autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), christened “Neerakshi” which translates to “Water’s Eyes”.
  • This innovative equipment, meant for mine detection, was a joint venture between the Kolkatabased warship maker, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, and AEPL, an MSME entity.
  • Before its market introduction, the Indian defence forces, including the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, will conduct trial runs.
  • This 2.15m AUV boasts an operational endurance of around four hours and can function up to a 300m depth.

5. HDFC Bank CEO Emerges as Top Earner in FY23

  • Sashidhar Jagdidhan, holding the reins as HDFC Bank’s CEO, emerged as the topearning bank CEO for the financial year 2023, with a compensation package surpassing ₹10.55 crore.
  • Having assumed the leadership role in late 2020, Jagdishan’s unparalleled leadership attributes have significantly contributed to the bank’s profitability.
  • Amitabh Chaudhary of Axis Bank and Sandeep Bakshi of ICICI Bank are among the other highearning CEOs, with remunerations of ₹9.75 crore and ₹9.60 crore respectively for FY23.

Sports News
6. SAI Rolls Out ‘Halla Bol’ Film Series Under ‘Cheer4India’ Initiative

  • As part of the overarching ‘Cheer4India’ campaign, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has introduced a series of short films titled “Halla Bol”, spotlighting the stories of Asian Games contenders.
  • This initiative serves dual purposes: motivating the athletes for the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 and enlightening the nation’s youth about sports careers.
  • The inaugural episode featuring the celebrated Indian sportsperson, Neeraj Chopra, has garnered immense social media traction.
  • A dozen films in total are slated for release in the forthcoming weeks.

Important Days
7. Commemorating Rabindranath Tagore’s Legacy on His Death Anniversary

  • August 7 stands as a solemn reminder of the passing of the literary genius and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
  • He donned multiple hats, including that of a poet, musician, novelist, painter, and dramatist, and left an indelible mark on Bengali arts.
  • Succumbing to health issues, Tagore departed on August 7, 1941, at 80. He was the maestro behind over 2,000 songs, forming a distinctive genre termed as “Tagore songs”.
  • His literary prowess spanned across eight novels, 84 stories, and countless poems, with two of his compositions gracing the national anthems of Bangladesh and India.
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