Current Affairs 23.10.2023

1. The country’s first regional rapid rail ‘Namo Bharat’ started from Saturday

  • The country’s first regional rapid rail ‘Namo Bharat’ started from Saturday. In the first phase, this train is being run from Sahibabad station in Ghaziabad to Duhai depot.
  • Its distance is 17 kilometers.
  • People were eager to travel in this train equipped with modern facilities. Passengers were welcomed with roses at RapidX stations.
  • The number of passengers is less in the beginning.

2. India to host Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier

  • FIH moved the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier from Changzhou, China to Ranchi, India.
  • The Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier will be held at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand from January 13 to January 19, 2024.
  • Apart from India, seven national teams from across the world will come to Ranchi.

3. Gujarat’s Dhordo village awarded as best tourism village by UNWTO

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has appreciated Dhordo village being awarded as the Best Tourism Village by UNWTO.
  • Dho is a small village located in Kutch district of Gujarat state, India.
  • This village is located in Bhuj taluk along the India-Pakistan border.
  • President Draupadi Murmu ji inaugurated the Digital House of Gujarat Assembly.
  • Gujarat’s ‘Kakrapar Nuclear Plant’ started operations at full capacity
  • Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of IFFCO Nano Urea Plant in Kutch.

4. Mizoram: Two-day Anthurium Festival begins

  • In Mizoram, the two-day Thuriyam festival began with full celebration and enthusiasm at Reik in Mamit district.
  • This festival is being organized by the Tourism Department of Mizoram.
  • Anthurium Festival is an occasion of joy and a platform to showcase the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Mizo people.
  • New species of toad discovered in ‘Dampa Tiger Reserve’ of Mizoram
  • Three-day ‘International Tourism Mart’ held in Aizawl
  • Shillong to host second edition of ‘North East Olympic 2022 Games’
  • Chapchar Kut festival, which is Katpui festival, Mimkut, Paulkut festival.

5. Governor of West Bengal presents ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ awards.

  • Hindustani classical singer and composer Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty has been honored with the prestigious ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ by West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose.
  • This award, a testament to his remarkable contribution to the world of music, is a recognition of his invaluable role in preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Indian classical music.
  • In its first edition, Bose, along with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), presented the award to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for its recent successful ‘Chandrayaan’ mission.

6. New Delhi: “Bharat Tex 2024” to be organized from February 26-29, 2024

  • Industry body to host global mega textile event – Bharat Tex 2024 – Unveiling the future of textiles in India.
  • “Bharat TEX 2024” is planned to be the biggest textile event with exhibitions, knowledge sessions and buyer meets.
  • The fair will be organized to showcase India’s capabilities across the entire textile value chain from fiber to fashion.

7. APAAR: ‘One Nation, One ID’ to be launched for students

  • The Union Education Ministry has introduced the concept of ‘One Nation, One Student ID’, called APAAR ID, in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • APAAR ID, which stands for ‘Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry’, is a digital identification system for students in India.
  • APAAR ID is an education ecosystem registry system known as ‘EduLocker’.

8. ‘National Police Memorial Day’: 20 October

  • The incident began on October 20, 1959, when the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was given the responsibility of patrolling the 2,600-mile border between India and Tibet.
  • Three units of the 3rd Battalion of the CRPF are on separate patrols to keep an eye on the India-China border in north-eastern Ladakh, known as Hot Springs.

9. Jammu and Kashmir adopts a “whole of government” approach in governance

  • Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the sixth capacity building program for officers of Jammu andKashmir Administrative Services organized by the National Center for Good Governance in New Delhi.
  • The Minister asked the officials to adopt an integrated approach to identify equitable schemes and implement the schemes for better efficiency and results, thereby benefiting the common man.
  • Noting that there has been a change in the demography of the Central and State Civil Services due to the advent of technology and democratization of resources even in rural and remote areas.

10. Former CEC Dr. Manohar Singh Gill passed away

  • Former Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) and Congress leader Manohar Singh Gill passed away at the age of 86.
  • As a valued colleague in the UPA government and earlier as a civil servant, his contribution to the development of the nation in various fields such as sports, electoral processes and agriculture was long lasting.
  • Dr. M.S. Gill was the 11th Chief Election Commissioner of India

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