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Daily Current Affairs 9th September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 9th September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 9th 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 9th September 2023 Current affairs test.

National News

1. The Prominence of Bharat Mandapam in the G20 Summit

  • Nestled within Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Bharat Mandapam signifies India’s role as the G20 Summit host. As discussions between global leaders like Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, and Emmanuel Macron ensue, this site will be at the forefront, including a special lunch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Spanning 123 acres, Bharat Mandapam is hailed as India’s premier MICE destination, contending with top international convention venues. With an investment of roughly Rs 2,700 crores, it boasts meeting spaces, auditoriums, lounges, an amphitheater, and a modern business center.

2. G20 India Mobile App Introduced by the Indian Government

  • Ahead of the G20 Summit in Delhi, the government has rolled out the G20 India mobile application to enhance visitor experience. The Ministry of External Affairs spearheaded this project, ensuring it offers vital details in 10 languages, including Hindi, German, Portuguese, and Japanese. This user-friendly app comprises features like Language Translation, Citizen’s Corner, Crafts Bazaar, Explore India, and a Calendar section.

International News

3. African Union Joins G20 under India’s Leadership

  • The G20 Summit began with an announcement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, welcoming the African Union (AU) as a permanent G20 member. Subsequently, Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros and AU Chairperson, took his place among the G20 leaders. With 55 member nations, the AU’s influential role in global matters is undeniable. Its G20 membership underscores Africa’s growing prominence on the world stage.

4. Modi-Biden Dialogue Prior to G20 Summit

  • Ahead of the G20 gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden convened for bilateral talks, marking their second such interaction in under six months. Their joint 29-point declaration highlighted the broad spectrum of their ties amidst global shifts. They underscored the significance of strategic tech chains and pondered over defense collaboration potential. The Quad’s role in ensuring a stable Indo-Pacific was also emphasized.

5. Expansion of India’s Diplomatic Relations with Timor-Leste

  • During the annual ASEAN-India summit in Jakarta, Prime Minister Modi announced India’s intent to establish an embassy in Timor-Leste, indicating deeper connections with the ASEAN region. Timor-Leste’s progression from an ASEAN Observer to a full member emphasizes its growing stature in the association.

State News

6. Jharkhand Offers Pension and OBC Status to Transgender Community

  • Jharkhand’s government has embraced progressive policies by incorporating the transgender community into its all-inclusive pension scheme. The Mukhyamantri Rajya Samajik Suraksha Pension Yojana, under the social assistance plan, ensures financial support of Rs 1,000 monthly. Furthermore, transgenders without caste reservations are now categorized under backward class-2, addressing past inequities. For availing these benefits, eligible transgender individuals must secure a certificate from the deputy commissioner’s office.

Important Days News

7. Observance of International Day to Safeguard Education

  • Recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day to Protect Education from Attack falls on September 9 annually. Established in response to escalating global attacks on educational establishments, the day raises awareness about the threats to education, including bombings and forced recruitment of children in warfare. The inception of this day can be traced back to the UN General Assembly Resolution 74/275 on May 28, 2020.

Books and Authors News

8. Graphic Novel on UP CM Yogi Adityanath Makes Record

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  • The graphic narrative titled ‘Ajay to Yogi Adityanath’ by esteemed author Shantanu Gupta has made waves by achieving the most book launches, earning a spot in the Asia Book of Records. It offers insights into Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s life journey. Launched at multiple venues on June 5, 2023, it coincided with the Chief Minister’s 51st birthday.

9. Insights into Banaras in Radhika Iyengar’s Book

  • ‘Fire on the Ganges: Life Among the Dead in Banaras’ by Radhika Iyengar, published by HarperCollins, delves into Banaras’s association with mortality. It primarily chronicles the narratives of the Doms in Banaras, providing a poignant glimpse into their lives.

Sports News

10. Inception of the 37th National Games in Goa

  • Shri. P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, the Goa Governor, inaugurated the Mashaal, symbolizing the kick-off of the 37th National Games. The event, organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, witnessed the unveiling of the National Games’ anthem sung by Amitabh Bachchan. An informative website about the games was also launched to keep enthusiasts updated.

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