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Current Affairs One-Liner : 15th August 2023

Published on August 15, 2023
  • National:
    • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Navars Edutech successfully launched the National Space Innovation Challenge 2023 (NSIC 2023) on August 11 for all school students across the country.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 15th August 2023
    • Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, launched Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) to strengthen the apprenticeship ecosystem in India.
    • On August 10, 2023, the Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, launched the indigenous Technology of Hybrid Green Energy Microgrid for Electrical energy requirements of the Rural communities developed by C-DAC,Thiruvananthapuram.
    • Chakr Innovation, a pioneering startup specializing in pollution reduction solutions, has secured substantial funding of INR 18 crores from the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) under its Ubharte Sitare Programme (USP).
    • The movie “Champaran Mutton” produced by a pupil of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune has reached the semifinals for the prestigious Students Academy Awards category.
    • The Indian Men’s Hockey Team won the Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 by defeating Malaysia with a score of 4-3. This victory made India the most successful team in the Asian Champions Trophy, ahead of three-time champions Pakistan.
    • Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated a multi-level flyover at Chandani Chowk in Pune on Saturday, August 12, 2023. The inauguration comes after much delay and will address traffic congestion in the city.
    • Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a waiver of farm loans of up to 99,999. This announcement was made on the eve of Independence Day as a gift to farmers.
    • President Droupadi Murmu has approved 76 gallantry awards, including four Kirti Chakras posthumously and 11 Shaurya Chakras to personnel of the security forces, on the eve of the 77th Independence Day.
  • Sports:
    • Lima, Peru has been reinstated as the host city for the 2024 World Athletics Under-20 Championships. The city had initially withdrawn its bid four months ago, citing “recent political instability and social unrest, as well as natural disasters in Peru” as the reasons.
    • Dipa Karmakar, the Indian gymnast who achieved a historic fourth-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been excluded from the Indian squad for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.
  • Important Days:
    • International Youth Day is observed on August 12 every year to celebrate the contributions of young individuals to society and address the challenges faced by them globally. This year, the International Youth Day 2023 theme is "Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World"
    • World Elephant Day is celebrated annually on August 12th. The day aims to raise awareness about the threats facing elephants, including habitat loss, poaching, and human-elephant conflict.The theme for World Elephant Day 2023 is “Ending the Illegal Wildlife Trade”.
  • Obituary:
    • Prof. M.R. Satyanarayana Rao, the former President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and a Padma Shri recipient, passed away at his residence in Tata Nagar, Bengaluru on August 13th night following a cardiac arrest.

Questions:

Q.1 When is International Youth Day observed?
a. August 12
b. August 15
c. August 18
d. August 21

Q.2 What is the maximum amount of farm loan that will be waived off by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao ?
a. 99,99
b. 99,9999
c. 999,999
d. 99,999
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