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

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

National Updates
1. SBI Life’s New Leadership

  • Following approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), Amit Jhingran has assumed the role of CEO & MD of SBI Life Insurance Company.
  • With a career spanning over three decades at the State Bank of India, he was formerly the chief general manager of the Hyderabad Circle.
  • Jhingran started his career with SBI as a probationary officer in 1991 and has held various roles in global banking.

2. Tribute to National Heroes through “Meri Mati Mera Desh”

  • A nationwide initiative called “Meri Mati Mera Desh” has been launched to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
  • This inclusive campaign includes village-level engagements and national-level events, with programs organized by urban local entities and states.
  • The Amrit Kalash Yatra, a significant event within this campaign, starts on August 9th and concludes with the Independence Day celebrations of 2023.

3. Unveiling of ‘Bhartiya Vastra Evam Shilp Kosh’ E-Portal

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Bhartiya Vastra evam Shilp Kosh’ digital platform.
  • A collaborative effort between the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Ministry of Textiles, this e-portal aims to showcase India’s rich textile heritage.
  • The portal features a craft atlas, a digital museum, and an exhibition of cultural items.

4. India’s Merchandise Export Ranking by WTO

  • The World Trade Statistical Review 2023 by the World Trade Organization (WTO) ranks India 18th among major global merchandise exporters for the year 2022.
  • Internationally, India stands at the 9th position in merchandise imports and 7th in merchandise exports.
  • The leading countries in 2022 global merchandise trade are China, the USA, and Germany.

5. Delhi Services Bill Enactment

  • The Rajya Sabha has approved the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill in August 2023.
  • The bill aims to foster transparent administration in Delhi and establishes an authority comprising the Delhi Chief Minister, Delhi’s Chief Secretary, and its Principal Home Secretary.
  • This authority will advise the Delhi Lieutenant Governor on personnel transfers, postings, and disciplinary matters.

6. Inception of Research Facilities at Premier Institutes

  • The government has approved the establishment of research parks at eight Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
  • The initiative aims to nurture student entrepreneurship, strengthen academic-industry collaborations, and magnify the academic impact on the industrial sector.

7. Demise of Acclaimed Director Siddique

  • Famed filmmaker Siddique has passed away at the age of 63.
  • His cinematic journey began with “Ramji Rao Speaking” and he achieved widespread acclaim in Malayalam cinema with films like “In Harihar Nagar,” “Godfather,” and “Vietnam Colony.”
  • He also ventured into Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi cinema.

Sports Bulletin
8. Savita Clinches Gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championship 2023

  • Indian wrestler Savita has won the gold medal in the 61kg weight category at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships 2023 held in Turkey.
  • India collected a total of 11 medals— one gold, seven silver, and three bronze— exhibiting an impressive performance.
  • The female wrestlers particularly stood out, placing India third globally, behind only Japan and the USA.
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