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Daily Current Affairs 10 August 2023, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

Read the most important current affairs of 10 August 2023. Today Current Affairs covers the headlines on World Steelpan Day 2023, Rajouri’s chikri wood craft, Mushqbudji rice, ISB MoU With Goa.

Top 12 Current Affairs and News Headlines of 10 August 2023

International News

1.Pakistan’s Parliament Dissolved: Setting the Stage for National Election Amidst Crisis

Pakistan's Parliament Dissolved: Setting the Stage for National Election Amidst Crisis

  • In a significant political development, Pakistan’s President took the step of dissolving the country’s parliament as per the recommendation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
  • The lower house of the Parliament’s five-year term is due to end on August 12. This move comes at a critical juncture as Pakistan grapples with both political and economic challenges.
  • The decision to dissolve the parliament was executed just three days prior to the culmination of the current parliamentary term. As part of the process, a caretaker administration will be established, jointly chosen by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a representative from the outgoing parliament’s opposition leadership.

State News

2.Number Of Elephants Goes Up By 346 From Last Count, Touches 6,395 In Karnataka

Number Of Elephants Goes Up By 346 From Last Count, Touches 6,395 In Karnataka

  • According to a report on Asian Elephant population and demography 2023, the state of Karnataka has witnessed a remarkable increase in elephant population.
  • The number of elephants in Karnataka has surged from an estimated 6,049 in 2017 to an impressive 6,395, making it the highest elephant-populated region in the country.
Year Elephant Population
2010 5,740
2012 6,072
2017 6,049
2023 6,395 (+346)
Cumulative Rise since 2010 +655

3.ISB Inks MoU With Goa To Start Knowledge Partnership

ISB inks MoU with Goa to start knowledge partnership

  • The Bharti Institute of Public Policy, a renowned think tank under the Indian School of Business (ISB), and the Government of Goa have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a knowledge partnership.
  • This strategic alliance is geared towards advancing evidence-based policy formulation and fostering impactful governance in the state of Goa.
  • Under the terms of the MoU, the Bharti Institute of Public Policy will join forces with the Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development to conduct specialized workshops. These workshops are aimed at enhancing the capabilities of state officials, empowering them with the tools to create and implement evidence-backed policies effectively.

Banking News

4.Airtel Payments Bank Launched India’s 1st Eco-Friendly Debit Card

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  • India’s first payment bank, Airtel Payment Bank also became the first Indian Bank to launch an eco-friendly debit card for its new and existing customers with a savings bank account.
  • The debit cards will be crafted from recycle- Poly Vinyl Chloride (r-PVC) material, a certified eco-friendly material, against normal PVC cards.
  • The introduction coincides with the Bank’s dedication to sustainability and its drive to advocate for environmentally conscious practices within the financial industry.

Economy News

5.Australia to be testing ground for US missiles

Australia to be testing ground for US missiles

  • Australia’s involvement in the AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom, United States) pact has gained attention due to its potential role as a testing ground for advanced hypersonic and long-range precision weapons.
  • The agreement, initially focused on supplying Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, has evolved to address the growing influence of China in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth highlighted Australia’s unique contributions and the collaborative nature of the pact.
  • Australia’s engagement in the AUKUS pact stems from its recognition of the security challenges in the region. Senior Australian officials view the pact as a strategic move aligned with their national interests, aiming to address diverse challenges within the theater, including potential conflicts involving Russia, North Korea, and China.

Important Days News

6.World Steelpan Day 2023: Date, Significance and History

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  • On July 24th, a significant step is anticipated as the United Nations prepares to adopt a draft resolution. This resolution will declare August 11th as World Steelpan Day, to be celebrated annually on the UN’s calendar. Let’s delve into the fascinating history and cultural importance of the steelpan, an instrument that emerged from the heart of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • On August 11th, the world will resonate with the joyful notes of the steelpan, echoing the vibrant history of Trinidad and Tobago. World Steelpan Day stands not only as a celebration of music but also as a tribute to the resilient spirit of cultural diversity and sustainable development.

Ranks & Reports News

7.Srinagar Tops JJM Implementation Among Har Ghar Jal Certified Districts

Srinagar Tops JJM Implementation Among Har Ghar Jal Certified Districts

  • The Srinagar district has become the highest-performing district under the Jal Jeevan Survekshan (JJS-2023), outshining 114 Har Ghar Jal certified villages across India.
  • The district’s achievements include Har Ghar Jal certification, meticulous water quality testing through laboratories and Field Test Kits (FTKs), specialized training for women to effectively utilize FTKs, and comprehensive skill training for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2019. Its goal is to provide adequate quantities of clean, safe, and pressurized drinking water on a consistent basis.

8.Bihar, UP, TN top 3 states with maximum Jan Dhan beneficiaries

Bihar, UP, TN top 3 states with maximum Jan Dhan beneficiaries

  • In the fiscal year 2022-23, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu emerged as the leading three states in terms of the most number of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Beneficiaries: Leading States
State Beneficiary Rank Beneficiary Count Fiscal Year Scheme Impact
Bihar 1st 84,89,231 individuals 2022-23 Exemplary success, underscores scheme triumph, inclusive growth
Uttar Pradesh 2nd 68,08,721 individuals 2022-23 Penetration in populous regions, financial stability, self-sufficiency
Tamil Nadu 3rd 64,06,513 individuals 2022-23 Impact in developed economic landscape, widespread scheme reach
  • The aim of the “Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is to ensure equitable access to a range of financial services, including the availability of fundamental savings accounts, access to customized credit, seamless remittance capabilities, insurance coverage, and pension benefits for underserved segments, notably weaker sections and low-income groups.

9.India ranks 6th in South Asia region for Internet Resilience

India ranks 6th in South Asia region for Internet Resilience

  • India, a rapidly developing nation in the realm of technology and connectivity, has achieved an overall score of 43 percent in the Internet Resilience Index (IRI). This achievement positions India as the sixth-ranked country in the South Asian region.
  • Top 5 countries in the Internet Resilience Index (IRI):
Rank Country Internet Resilience Index (IRI) Ranking
1 Bhutan 58 percent
2 Bangladesh 51 percent
3 Maldives 50 percent
4 Sri Lanka 47 percent
5 Nepal 43 percent
  • The IRI, developed by the global non-profit organization Internet Society, provides a comprehensive assessment of a country’s internet ecosystem, taking into account factors such as security, performance, infrastructure, and market readiness.

Appointments News

10.SBI Life’s Appointment of Amit Jhingran as MD & CEO Receives IRDAI Approval

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  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) approved the appointment of Amit Jhingran as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for SBI Life Insurance Company Limited.
  • Amit Jhingran has over three decades of experience in the insurance sector and serves as the Assistant General Manager of the Hyderabad Circle.
  • He joined the company in 1991 as a probationary officer and has been with SBI Life since then. Amit Jhingran had also held the post of CEO of SBI, Chicago.

Science and Technology News

11.NewSpace India Limited partners with Tata Play to commission GSAT-24

NewSpace India Limited partners with Tata Play to commission GSAT-24

  • In a strategic partnership, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) teams up with Tata Play to introduce GSAT-24. The objective of this partnership is to augment satellite broadcasting capabilities and provide high-quality entertainment to every part of the nation.
  • GSAT-24, is an Indian Communication Satellite crafted by ISRO. It is a 4-tonne class communication satellite conceived by ISRO to facilitate DTH services.
  • It belongs to the 24-Ku band communication satellite category. The spacecraft incurred a budget of approximately ₹400 crore for its development.

Miscellaneous News

12.Rajouri’s chikri wood craft, Anantnag’s Mushqbudji rice receive GI tag

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  • In a significant recognition of local craftsmanship and agricultural heritage, the Geographical Indication (GI) Tags have been bestowed upon Rajouri Chikri Wood Craft from Rajouri district and the prized Mushqbudji Rice variety from Anantnag district.
  • These labels signify the unique nature and exceptional qualities of these products, tracing their origins to specific regions. This achievement is a result of a collaborative effort involving NABARD, the Department of Handicrafts & Handloom, and the Department of Agriculture, commencing in December 2020.

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FAQs

Which Indian commpany teamed up with Tata Play to introduce GSAT-24 Satellite?

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) company teamed up with Tata Play to introduce GSAT-24 Satellite.

Which district became the highest-performing district under the Jal Jeevan Survekshan (JJS-2023)?

Srinagar district became the highest-performing district under the Jal Jeevan Survekshan (JJS-2023).