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Current Affairs One-Liner : 12th August 2023

Published on August 12, 2023
  • National:
    • On Friday, August 11, 2023, Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced three bills in the Lok Sabha to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.PC) and the Indian Evidence Act (IEA), which are British-era laws.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 12th August 2023
    • The Ministry of External Affairs defended the use of the Sanskrit term Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family) in its G-20 logo. The Ministry said it uses only the “English version” of the phrase — “One Earth, One Family, One Future” — in its summary documents and outcome statements.
    • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Rural Development jointly launched the ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) Wall at SARAS Ajeevika Store in New Delhi on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
    • Indian telecommunications major, Reliance Jio has completed the work related to connecting Maldives with a High-Speed Optic Fibre cable. A ceremony was held in Hulhumale in Maldives on Friday to land the Ocean Connect Maldives-India Asia Express (OCM-IAX) Submarine Cable System.
    • on the eve of International Youth Day, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, delivered a compelling keynote address at the “ImPact with Youth Conclave” organized by United Nations India, Yuwaah at UNICEF, and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated three connectivity projects costing Rs 360 crore to boost coastal security in Gujarat. The minister was addressing the gathering at Koteshwar in Kutch district, after laying the foundation stone for BSF’s Mooring Place and virtually inaugurating the newly built Chidiyamod Biarbet link road and OP Tower in Harami Nala in Kutch.
  • Economy:
    • The Parliament has passed the amendments in the Central GST as well as Integrated GST legislations to allow 28 per cent levy on full face value of bets placed in casinos, horse racing and online gaming.
  • Sports:
    • India beat Malaysia 4-3 to win the Asian Champions Trophy 2023. India thrashed Japan 5-0 in the last-four clash to set up a title showdown of the Asian Champions Trophy with Malaysia.
  • Important Days:
    • The United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution on July 24, 2023, declaring August 11 as the annual World Steelpan Day. This day honors the unique musical instrument invented in Trinidad and Tobago that has taken the world by storm.


Q.1 When was the first-ever UN’s World Steelpan Day celebrated?
a. August 11, 2022
b. August 11, 2023
c. July 24, 2023
d. July 24, 2022
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