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

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


International News

1. Israel-Palestine Conflict Intensifies

  • The discord between Israel and Palestine has escalated. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, has initiated “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood,” launching over 5,000 rockets into Israel, sparking a significant conflict leading to vast casualties and creating panic among citizens.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s leader, has announced a state of war, emphasizing the situation’s seriousness. He promised a robust response against Hamas.
  • The prolonged tension between Israel and Palestinian militants, especially Hamas, began in 2007. The current surge in hostilities arose after Israel restricted entry to Gazan workers. The conflict has caused numerous fatalities among combatants and civilians.

2. EU Sets Green Bond Standards

  • The European Union has taken a major step in preventing greenwashing by establishing standards for green bonds, allowing investors to identify genuinely sustainable companies.
  • The European Parliament approved the “European Green Bond” label, the first global standard providing guidance for green investments, ensuring companies of their bonds’ environmental credibility.
  • These standards aim to clarify and introduce a framework for external bond reviewers, intending to offer investors more trust in these financial instruments, thus supporting the EU’s move towards climate neutrality.

State News

3. Tripura Introduces E-Cabinet System

  • Manik Saha, Tripura’s leader, has introduced the e-cabinet system in the state, making it the fourth in India to adopt this technology after Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • This initiative signifies a shift to paperless cabinet meetings, emphasizing sustainability and utilizing digital tablets for officials.
  • During its debut e-cabinet meeting, a loan proposal of Rs 160 crore from the Asian Development Bank was approved. The National Informatics Centre in collaboration with the state’s information department made this possible.

4. Rajasthan to Create New Districts

  • Rajasthan’s Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, has announced plans to form three new districts in the state: Malpura, Sujangarh, and Kuchman City.
  • This revelation precedes the upcoming Assembly elections, increasing the state’s total number of districts to 53.
  • Earlier this year, the government had designated 17 new districts, based on public desires and senior committee suggestions.

5. NITI Aayog’s Workshop in Goa

  • The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) – NITI Aayog State Workshop focusing on promoting women-centric development through entrepreneurship was inaugurated in Goa.
  • Commemorating the “Swayampurna Goa” initiative’s third anniversary, Dr. Pramod Sawant emphasized skill development and introduced “Swayampurna Grameen Mitras” for efficient governmental service delivery.
  • The Chief Minister stressed the significance of women in socio-economic growth, announcing the “Swayampurna e-bazaar” launch during Dussehra.

6. 49th All India Police Science Congress in Dehradun

  • The 49th edition, hosted by the Uttarakhand Police, commenced at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.
  • Themed “Policing in Amrit Kaal,” this yearly event, under the Bureau of Police Research and Development, offers a forum for in-depth discussions on present-day police challenges.
  • The gathering has selected six major themes for debates and incorporated technology for efficient event organization.

Business News

7. Launch of REC’s New Mobile App

  • REC Limited, a leading power sector financier and developer, introduced the ‘SUGAM REC’ mobile app, specially designed for REC’s 54EC Capital Gain Tax Exemption Bonds investors.
  • The app aims to refine the investing experience and offers comprehensive details about REC’s 54EC Bonds, assisting investors in making well-informed investment decisions.

8. Air India Establishes Engineering Storage Facility

  • Air India has inaugurated a massive engineering storage facility at Delhi Airport.
  • Intending to enhance and optimize its fleet’s maintenance procedures, the strategically situated facility spans 54,000 square feet.
  • The storage is designed to accommodate a vast array of aircraft-related items, ranging from basic equipment to intricate parts.

Summits and Conferences News

9. Prime Minister to Inaugurate 10th Vibrant Gujarat Summit

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the 10th Vibrant Gujarat Summit on January 10, 2024, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • This summit offers a platform for investors to explore investment avenues in Gujarat, aligning with the “Viksit Bharat @2047” vision of the Prime Minister and emphasizing the theme “Gateway to the future.”

Appointments News

10. India Re-Elected in AIBD GC

  • India has been re-elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference for an unprecedented third consecutive term.
  • Apurva Chandra, the Secretary of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, declared this achievement during the 21st General Conference & Associated Meetings 2023.
  • Established in 1977 under UNESCO, AIBD is a prestigious organization with membership from 44 countries, including government representatives, broadcasting authorities, and partners from various global regions.

Recognition News

11. Dutch Spinoza Prize Awarded to Dr. Joyeeta Gupta

  • Dr. Joyeeta Gupta, originally from India and now a professor at the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded the esteemed Dutch Spinoza Prize for her groundbreaking climate change studies.
  • This award marks the twelfth time a researcher from the University of Amsterdam has received this honor, reflecting the university’s commitment to academic excellence.
  • Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on understanding the equitable challenges posed by climate change and devising effective governance strategies. She emphasizes the disproportionate impact of climate change on theworld’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.

Sports News

12. India Bags Gold in Archery World Cup

  • Team India clinched the gold medal in the mixed team event at the Archery World Cup held in Paris. The duo of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das delivered a stellar performance, defeating South Korea in a nail-biting finale.
  • This marks India’s third gold in the mixed team event this season, solidifying its position as a dominant force in the world of archery.

13. Tokyo Paralympics Star Sumit Antil Honored

  • Sumit Antil, the javelin thrower who broke the world record thrice in a single event at the Tokyo Paralympics, has been honored with the Arjuna Award for his exceptional achievements in sports.
  • The 23-year-old from Haryana has become an inspiration for many aspiring athletes across the country.

Technology News

14. ISRO Successfully Launches RISAT-2BR3

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the RISAT-2BR3 satellite, enhancing the country’s capabilities in radar imaging.
  • The satellite was launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Sriharikota. It aims to provide services in the field of agriculture, forestry, and disaster management.

15. Flipkart Announces Drone Delivery Trials

  • India’s leading e-commerce platform, Flipkart, has announced that it will start trials for drone deliveries in selected regions, after receiving regulatory approvals.
  • The move comes as part of Flipkart’s efforts to improve its delivery efficiency and reach remote areas more effectively. The company aims to achieve 30-minute delivery for certain products through this initiative.

Entertainment News

16. Bollywood Movie “Mitti” Bags Award at Cannes

  • “Mitti,” a Bollywood film directed by Rajat Kapoor, has won the ‘Best Foreign Film’ award at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • The film, which revolves around the struggles of farmers in India, has received critical acclaim for its storytelling and powerful performances.
  • This award is a significant recognition for Indian cinema on the global stage.

17. “A Song of Ice” Exhibition Opens in Mumbai

  • An art exhibition titled “A Song of Ice,” inspired by the popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin, has opened its doors in Mumbai.
  • The exhibit showcases artwork from various artists, interpreting the world of Westeros and its characters. It’s a treat for fans of the series and art enthusiasts alike.

Health News

18. Breakthrough in Malaria Vaccine Development

  • Researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have announced a significant breakthrough in the development of a malaria vaccine.
  • The new vaccine, currently in its third phase of clinical trials, has shown a 95% efficacy rate, making it one of the most promising candidates in the fight against malaria.
  • If successful, the vaccine can potentially save thousands of lives, especially in regions where malaria is endemic.
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