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

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

National News

1. Government Approves 10% Quota for Medical Students from Public Schools

  • The Central Government has approved a 10% quota for students from state-run higher secondary institutions pursuing undergraduate medical studies following Puducherry’s request.
  • The immediate reservation is for students who cleared the NEET exam and were educated in public schools since the first grade.
  • This collaboration is expected to boost research in areas like genomics, which is essential for understanding diseases like aggressive cancer types. The announcement was made at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) ceremony attended by Minister Jitendra Singh.

International News

2. Japan’s New Lunar Mission: ‘Moon Sniper’ SLIM Takes Off

  • Japan has launched its lunar probe “moon sniper” using the H-IIA rocket. JAXA confirmed the successful launch from the Tanegashima Space Center.
  • The mission aims to precisely land SLIM within a 100-meter radius on the moon. Set for February, this $100 million project follows India’s Chandrayaan-3 success.
  • Japan had two unsuccessful attempts last year.

3. 78th UN General Assembly Session Kicks Off

  • The United Nations General Assembly’s 78th session has begun, with Dennis Francis as the Assembly President. In his opening remarks, he emphasized global challenges.
  • The session theme revolves around trust-building, unity, and swift action on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Discussions will include challenges from climate change, conflicts, and poverty, with proposals like the UNGA Security Council’s veto on the table.

States News

4. Sanchi Stands Out as India’s Pioneer Solar City

  • Sanchi, a world heritage site in Madhya Pradesh, is now India’s first solar city. The inauguration was done by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • The Nagauri-based solar facility near Sanchi has a 3-megawatt capacity, expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 13,747 tons annually.
  • This transition to solar power marks a significant eco-friendly shift, with credit given to the city’s residents, the Renewable Energy Department, and scientists.

5. India’s Debut UPI ATM: A Leap from Cardless Cash Withdrawals

  • India introduces its first UPI-ATM through a collaboration between Hitachi Payment Services and NPCI.
  • This allows certain bank users to make QR-enabled cardless withdrawals from compatible ATMs, eliminating the need for physical cards.
  • The UPI-ATM, also known as the Interoperable Cardless Cash Withdrawal (ICCW), has a transaction limit of ₹10,000, adhering to UPI’s daily limits and the ATM-operating bank’s rules.

6. Celebration of International Literacy Day 2023

  • International Literacy Day, celebrated on September 8, stresses the importance of literacy. Organized by UNESCO, the event is commemorated globally.
  • This year’s theme is ‘Championing Literacy in a Changing World: Laying the Groundwork for Sustainable and Harmonious Societies’.
  • The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes award ceremony is a highlight, honoring outstanding literacy projects.

Summits and Conferences News

7. Global Fintech Fest 2023: Showcasing Premier Fintech Innovations

  • The upcoming Global Fintech Fest (GFF) 2023 is set to be a significant event in the fintech world.
  • Minister of Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, inaugurated the fest, highlighting fintech’s transformative potential for India.
  • Endorsed by global organizations and nations, this year’s theme is ‘Global Collaboration for a Responsible Financial Ecosystem: Inclusive | Resilient | Sustainable’.

Awards News

8. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Work Recognized in UK’s Leading Non-Fiction Prize Longlist

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  • ‘The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human’ by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, offering 50,000 pounds in prize money.
  • The book delves into cellular-level studies that have revolutionized medical treatments, including those for diseases like Alzheimer’s and AIDS.

9. Miss International India 2023 Title Awarded to Chartered Accountant Praveena Anjana

  • Praveena Anjana from Udaipur has won the Miss International India 2023 title and will represent India at the Miss International contest in Japan.
  • Anjana, a chartered accountant, began her modeling career early and recently won the Miss Divine Beauty 2023 event in September.
  • A strong proponent of women’s rights, she aims to use her platform to advocate for gender equality and education. She is also skilled in classical dance and enjoys playing the piano.

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