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Current Affairs One-Liner : 8th September 2023

Published on September 08, 2023
  • National:
    • The Maritime Infrastructure Perspective Plan 2023-37 was released at the 2nd Naval Commanders Conference. This plan aims to synchronize and enmesh the infrastructure requirements of the Navy over the next 15 years.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 8th September 2023
    • According to the 2023 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth and Jobs Survey released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the global trade finance gap expanded to a record $2.5 trillion in 2022, up from $1.7 trillion two years earlier.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved Groww Mutual Fund to launch its first index fund. The index fund is named the Groww Nifty Total Markets Index Fund. This approval allows Groww to enter the mutual fund space.
    • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) successfully launched the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) and the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM).
    • Ahmedabad has indeed become the second city in India to implement an Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) for particulate pollution, following Surat. The Gujarat government announced this on Tuesday.The ETS, also known as a “cap-and-trade” system, caps the amount of pollution allowed from regulated industries and allots permits to plants.
    • Jharkhand Cabinet has approved a pension of Rs 1,000 per month for the transgender community under the Mukhyamantri Rajya Samajik Suraksha Pension Yojana. This is part of a social assistance scheme aimed at providing social security and bringing the transgender community into the mainstream of society.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a 12-point proposal for strengthening India-ASEAN cooperation.This proposal aims to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between India and ASEAN through practical implementation of actions for peace, progress, and shared prosperity.
    • The Uttar Pradesh State Institute of Education (SIE) has designed a first-of-its-kind dialects dictionary containing 76,000 words in regional dialects/languages of the State like Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Braj and Bundelkhandi.
  • Economy:
    • The Finance Ministry has indeed announced that a 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be imposed on casinos and e-games. This decision was made during the 50th GST Council meeting.
  • World:
    • The African Union (AU), representing a bloc of more than 50 countries, has achieved formal admission as a permanent member of the Group of 20 (G20). This is a significant recognition of Africa’s increasing relevance to the rest of the world.
    • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) have advanced policy and regulatory recommendations to identify and respond to macroeconomic and financial stability risks associated with crypto-assets
    • The United Kingdom (U.K.) has decided to rejoin the European Union’s (EU) preeminent science R&D funding program, Horizon Europe. This is a significant post-Brexit shift.
  • Sports:
    • Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden reaching the men’s doubles final at the US Open is a significant achievement. They must have displayed exceptional teamwork and skill to get this far in such a prestigious tournament.
  • Important Days:
    • The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is observed annually on September 7th. The theme for the year 2023 is "Together for Clean Air". This day highlights the urgent need for stronger partnerships, increased investment, and shared responsibility for overcoming air pollution.

Question:

Q.1 When is the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies observed?
a. September 5
b. September 11
c. September 9
d. September 7
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