Current Affairs 16.10.2023

Udaipur is set to become India’s first wetland city

  • Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’ known for its picturesque surroundings, lakes, forts, palaces and historical significance, is in the race to achieve the coveted title of India’s first wetland city.
  • The city is known for its many picturesque lakes, including Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Doodh Talai Lake, Rang Sagar Lake and Swaroop Sagar Lake, which serves as a major tourist attraction.

About Rajasthan

  • Capital – Jaipur
  • Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor – Kalraj Mishra

Neeraj Chopra becomes the second Indian ambassador of ‘Laureus’

  • In October, Indian player and World Javelin Champion Neeraj Chopra has been appointed as the ambassador of ‘Laureus’.
  • Neeraj Chopra is the second Indian player after former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has been made the ambassador of ‘Laureus’.
  • Laureus is a global sports charity organization that works to improve the lives of youth.
  • The organization is famous for its ‘Sport for Good’ initiative, academy and ambassador programs and world sports awards.

Women’s Asian Hockey Championship 2023 will be organized in Ranchi.

  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has unveiled the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy and event mascot ‘Juhi’.
  • This time the name of the tournament will be ‘Jharkhand Asian Champions Trophy 2023’.
  • These games will be held in Ranchi between 27 October and 14 November.
  • The country’s first Women’s Asian Hockey Championship will be played at the ‘International Strawturf Hockey Stadium’ located in Morabadi.

Nagaland Hornbill Festival celebrated

  • Hornbill Festival is the most prestigious festival of Nagaland.
  • The Hornbill Festival is held every year from 1 to 10 December at the heritage village Kisama in Nagaland, where the authentic Naga culture and its traditions are witnessed by people from all over the world.
  • The year 2024 will mark the 25th year of the Hornbill Festival where people will witness a whole new level of experience and excitement.

About Nagaland

  • Nagaland was established as the 16th state of India on 1 December 1963. Most of the state is hilly, except for a few areas along the banks of the Assam Valley.

Celebrated ‘World Migratory Bird Day’ on 14 October

  • World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2023 is a global event observed twice a year.
  • This year, the fall celebration is on Oct. 14 and is titled “Water: Sustaining Bird Life.” Revolves around the theme.
  • It is a day that highlights the importance of migratory birds and their conservation efforts.
  • World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year, this year on 13th May and 14th October as World Migratory Bird Day.

Indian team withdrew from the World Cadet Chess Championship

  • The Indian team has withdrawn its name from the World Cadet Chess Championship to be held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt from 14 to 23 October in
  • view of the situation in Gaza and keeping in mind the safety of the participants.
  • 39 players from the country were to participate in the tournament, which included events in Under-12, 10 and 8 categories.
  • The All India Chess Federation (AICF) said, “After due deliberations, keeping in mind the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas and the age of the participants, the Indian team in the World Cadet Chess Championship-2023 It was decided to withdraw the participation.”

ECI changes Rajasthan state assembly election dates

  • The date of Rajasthan elections has been changed. Voting here will take place on November 25.
  • Before this, voting was to be held on 23rd November but it was being demanded by different organizations that because 23rd is Dev Uthani Ekadashi and in such a situation a large number of marriages can take place on 23rd November.
  • Keeping this in mind, the dates should be changed.

Petroleum Minister inaugurates 26th Energy Technology Meet in New Delhi

  • Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh inaugurated the 26th Energy Technology Meet at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.
  • Objective – To provide a common platform for refiners and technology service providers to showcase recent advances.
  • India has surpassed its biofuel blending target, an important component of the country’s green energy policy.
  • The target of 20% biofuel blending, originally set for 2030, has been pushed back to 2025.

NTPC features in Forbes’ “World’s Best Employers 2023” list

  • NTPC Limited, India’s largest integrated energy conglomerate, has been recognized as one of the “World’s Best Employers 2023” in the Forbes World’s Best Employers list 2023.
  • It is ranked 261st among the top 700 companies in the world ranking and is the only Indian PSU to feature in the list.
  • This is proof that the practice of people in NTPC is at par with the top companies in the world.

Tamil Nadu government launches ‘Project Nilgiri Tahar’

  • Tamil Nadu government launches project to conserve state animal Nilgiri tahr Chennai, October 12 (Language) Tamil Nadu government has launched a project to conserve its state animal Nilgiri tahr (a species of goat) and develop better understanding about this endangered species. Launched the ambitious program ‘Nilgiri Tahr Project’ on Thursday.

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