Current Affairs 27.10.2023

1. ECI made Rajkumar a ‘national icon’

  • On October 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed Bollywood actor Rajkumar Rao as ‘National Icon’.
  • Inspired by Rajkumar’s acting in the film Newton, ECI has made him a national icon, for which Rajkumar is not charging any fees.
  • ECI has made Rajkumar Rao a ‘national icon’ for the upcoming assembly elections.
  • Rajkumar Rao was born on 31 August 1984 in Gurugram, Haryana.

2. Center approves ‘Jamrani Dam Project’ in Uttarakhand

  • On October 25, the Central Government has approved ‘Jamrani Dam Project’ in Uttarakhand. This project will be completed under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana’ programme.
  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said that with the approval of ‘Jamrani Dam Project’, the problem of drinking water and electricity in Haldwani and surrounding areas will be solved.
  • Through this project, 57065 hectares of land will be brought under irrigation.

3. Opening Ceremony of the 37th National Games

current affairs 27.10.2023
  • PM Narendra Modi rode around the stadium in Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium riding on a chariot.
  • The 37th season of the National Games has started from 25th October.
  • The official opening ceremony of the National Games began today (26 October) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.
  • India ready to host the Olympics Modi said, ‘India is fully prepared to host the Youth Olympics in 2030 and the Olympic Games in 2036.
  • Goa is hosting the National Games for the first time.
  • 45 sports events will be held in Goa, but cycling and golf competitions will be held in Delhi.
  • There will be a total of 47 events in the National Games held in Goa.
  • More than 10,000 athletes are participating in these.

4. Union Minister Arjun Munda inaugurates Aadi Mahotsav National Tribal Festival in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Recently Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav National Tribal Festival in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Aadi Mahotsav is an important program of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED).
  • Its objective is to introduce the common people to the rich and diverse crafts and culture of the tribal communities at one place

5. Ashok Gadgil and Shubra Suresh awarded National Medal in Technology and Innovation and National Medal of Science by USA

  • Recently, two American scientists of Indian origin named Ashok Gadgil and Shubra Suresh were honored with America’s Medal by President Joe Biden at the White House for their contribution in the field of technology and innovation.
  • Both these scientists were awarded the National Medal in Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science.
  • President Biden also honored prominent American scientists and inventors at the awards ceremony.

Other awards –

  • Dadasaheb Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 – Waheeda Rehman
  • Norman Borlaug Field Prize 2023- Swati Nayak
  • Safety Innovation Award- RITES Limited
  • Dr. A. M. Gokhale Award – Brigadier Sanjay Kumar Mishra
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of education – Prof. Najma Akhtar

6. Sumit Antil won gold medal in Asian Para Games

  • Recently, in the fourth Para Asian Games, Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw F64 event in the Asian Para Games.
  • He created a world record, Para Asian record and sports record in this tournament.

7. International Dwarfism Awareness Day celebrated on 25 October

  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities celebrated World Dwarfism Day.
  • International Stuntness Awareness Day is celebrated every year on 25 October.
  • The day spreads awareness about achondroplasia, which causes dwarfism.
  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment celebrated the day by organizing various activities like awareness programs through its associated institutions.

8. 3 centrally sponsored schemes included in Pradhan Mantri Scheduled Caste Benefit Scheme (PM-AJAY)

  • Recently 3 centrally sponsored schemes have been included in the Pradhan Mantri Scheduled Caste Benefit Scheme (PM-AJAY).
  • These 3 schemes include Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana, Special Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan and Babu Jagjivan Ram Hostel Scheme.
  • Let us tell you that the Prime Minister Scheduled Caste Benefit Scheme is a scheme launched in the year 2021-22 to make the Scheduled Caste youth self-reliant.
  • It aims to reduce poverty of Scheduled Castes by creating additional employment opportunities through skill development, income generation schemes and other initiatives

9. National level ‘Saras Livelihood Fair’ 2023 is being organized in Gurugram.

  • National level ‘Saras Aajeevika Mela’ 2023 is being organized at Laser Valley Ground, Gurugram.
  • This 17-day fair will continue till 11th of next month.
  • SARAS Livelihood Fair is an initiative of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission of the Ministry of Rural Development.

10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the brand ambassador of Lays

  • Lay’s has again announced cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its new brand ambassador.
  • PepsiCo India, the company that owns the Lay’s brand, today announced that Lay’s has once again brought together the best and most loved cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand to enhance the joy of cricket that unites the entire nation. Has been added as ambassador.

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