1. Sachin Tendulkar has been selected as the Global Ambassador for the (ICC).
Sachin Tendulkar has been selected as the Global Ambassador for the 2023 Cricket World Cup by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Tendulkar is regarded as one of cricket’s all-time greats and a cultural icon. He will undoubtedly contribute to World Cup promotion and raise interest in the tournament.
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2. India Participates in Moscow Format meeting on Afghanistan’s security situation
India took part in the most recent Moscow Format meeting on Afghanistan’s security situation, which took place on September 29, 2023, in Kazan, Russia. A regional debate platform on Afghanistan called the Moscow Format was created in 2017. It encompasses Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, and Uzbekistan. With a focus on security, counterterrorism, and economic growth, the format is intended to foster regional collaboration and coordination on Afghanistan.
3. Anirban Mukherjee has been elevated to the role of PayU’s global CEO
Anirban Mukherjee, who was formerly the CEO of PayU India, has been elevated to the role of PayU’s global CEO. This modification demonstrates PayU’s strategic focus on its Indian operations and its adaptation to the rapidly evolving digital payment landscape in the nation. Current Global CEO Laurent Le Moal will serve as an advisor to the business.
4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will purchase a variety of weapon systems
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will purchase a variety of weapon systems, including planes, helicopters, and missiles, for an estimated cost of between Rs 2.5 lakh crore and Rs 3 lakh crore during the following six to seven years, according to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari. The government’s push for defense production independence is supported by this action.
5. Breast Cancer: October Month
Every year, the full month of October is dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer. In order to spread awareness and encourage breast cancer prevention and treatment, people, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits work together during this period.
6. Samir V. Kamat is Chairman of (DRDO).
Dr. Samir V. Kamat is the current Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He took over the position on August 26, 2022. Dr. Kamat is a distinguished scientist with over 30 years of experience in DRDO. He has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA.
7. World Bank predicted GDP growth for india- FY2024.
The 6.3% GDP growth prediction made by the World Bank for India’s FY24 is still in effect. This is true despite the fact that India is currently dealing with global issues like the conflict in Ukraine and growing inflation. Investments in infrastructure and domestic demand are the foundations of India’s resiliency.
8. The CRPF Women’s Bike Expedition ‘Yashasvini’ was launched.
The CRPF Women’s Bike Expedition ‘Yashasvini’ was launched from Srinagar’s famous Lal Chowk by Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. A ground-breaking program to empower women and advocate for women’s empowerment, the trip. From Srinagar to Gujarat, an all-female motorcycle expedition rally will take place.
9. National Wildlife Week: 2 October
India observes National Wildlife Week every year from October 2 to October 8. The dates fall on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, who promoted the values of Ahinsa (nonviolence) and compassion for all living things. The subject for this year, “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation,” highlights the teamwork needed to safeguard and preserve the country’s rich biodiversity.
10. Interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) cecome 7.1%.
For the quarter from October to December 2023, the government has chosen to maintain the interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) savings at 7.1%. The government has kept things as they are for the fifteenth consecutive quarter, maintaining stability for the retirement funds of government employees. For employees of the central government, there is a provident fund program called the GPF. Employees can pay up to 12% of their base income to the GPF as part of this voluntary program. The government makes an equal contribution to each employee’s GPF account.
11. Muneesh Kapur was appointed as Executive Director of (RBI)
Muneesh Kapur was appointed as Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on October 3, 2023. He has over three decades of experience in the RBI, working in the areas of macroeconomic policy, research, and monetary policy.
12. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal
At the Asian Games 2023, Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw with a throw of 88.88 meters. With a throw of 87.54 meters, Kishore Kumar Jena captured the silver medal.
13. Kala Utsav-2023
In Dehradun, the 4th Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) National Cultural & Literary Fest and Kala Utsav-2023 were officially opened by Arjun Munda, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs. A venue for tribal students from all over India to display their talents in a range of cultural and literary activities is provided by the four-day EMRS National Cultural & Literary Fest and Kala Utsav. Additionally, the festival hopes to foster harmony and diversity among the various indigenous communities.
14. HAL sent the Indian Air Force the LCA Tejas’ first trainer model
Indian government-run aerospace and defense manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It manufactures a variety of airplanes, helicopters, engines, and other aerospace components and is the biggest aerospace firm in India. In 2023, HAL sent the Indian Air Force the LCA Tejas’ first trainer model. IAF pilots will be trained on the Tejas fighter aircraft using the twin-seat Tejas trainer. When necessary, it may also function as a fighter plane.
15. India’s triumph in the men’s 4x400m relay
In the men’s 4×400-meter relay at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, India took home the gold medal. The team of Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi, Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Anas Yahiya, Rajesh Ramesh, and finished in 3:01.58. India’s triumph in the men’s 4x400m relay is a noteworthy accomplishment because it is the nation’s first gold medal in this competition at the Asian Games.
16. Nobel Prize in Literature 2023
Jon Fosse won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2023 “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable”. Fosse is a Norwegian novelist and playwright. His writing is renowned for its sparse, beautiful wording and attention to subjects like faith, birth, and death. He has written more than 30 works, including plays like “Someone Is Going to Come” and “Ocean. Vessel. Mountain,” as well as novels like “Eros and Melancholy” and “Melancholy and Comedy.”
17. Aditya Puri became a senior adviser at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
In 2023, Aditya Puri, a former managing director and CEO of HDFC Bank, became a senior adviser at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP. Puri will make use of his knowledge and experience to advance initiatives targeted at increasing financial inclusion across India and drive a tech-enabled change in the financial services industry.
18. UNCTAD’s revised economic growth forecast for India in 2023
UNCTAD has revised its initial estimate of India’s GDP growth in 2023 from 6% to 6.6%. However, the survey also anticipates a slowdown in India’s growth, which would only reach 6.2% in 2024. The revised UNCTAD forecast is supported by India’s high corporate profits and domestic demand. The study also identifies potential threats to India’s economy, including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, rising inflation, and the US Federal Reserve’s tightening of monetary policy.