Honours & Awards
1. Biswanath Ghat in Assam named ‘Best Tourism Village of India 2023
- Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that Biswanath Ghat has been selected as the Best Tourism Village of India 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism.
- Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Biswanath Ghat is also popularly known as ‘Gupta Kashi’ and is named after the ancient Biswanath Mandir.
- The village is located towards the south of Biswanath Charialii Town.
- The ghat boasts a cluster of temples of different gods.
Honours & Awards
2. Legendary actor Waheeda Rehman to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award
- Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced that veteran actor Waheeda Rehman has been chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award 2023
- The actress has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films like Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool and several others
- A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, she has exemplified dedication, commitment and the strength of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the highest level of professional excellence
3. India Women’s Cricket Team Wins Gold Medal By Defeating Sri Lanka
- Indian women's cricket team won their maiden gold medal in Asian Games 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the final.
- This is a historic feat achieved by the Indian Women's cricket team.
- India secured a new world record and captured the gold medal in the men's 10 air rifle team event during the Asian Games 2023.
- The Indian contingent participating in the men's four rowing final displayed their mettle, securing a well-deserved bronze medal.
4. Madhya Pradesh notifies 'Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve'
- Madhya Pradesh, which is home to the most tigers in the country, has got a new protected area for the big cats named ‘Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve’, the seventh in the state and 54th in the country.
- Veerangana Drugavati Sanctuary, recognized for their ecological significance in preserving biodiversity,including flora, fauna, geology, and zoology
- Until now, M.P. was home to six tiger reserves – Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Pench, Panna and Sanjay-Dubri.
5. World’s Second Largest Hindu Temple outside India to be Inaugurated in US
- New Jersey in the US is set to host the world's second-largest Hindu temple outside India, to be formally inaugurated on October 8.
- Hailed as the world's largest Hindu temple outside India “in the modern era”, the Akshardham temple was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham organization.
- It is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, a Hindu spiritual leader of the 19th century, and was inspired by his 5th spiritual successor Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Banking & Finance
6. SIDBI signs pact with DLAI to boost fintech sector
- The Small Industries Development Bank of India has inked an agreement with the Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI) to boost the country's fintech sector.
- Aim: To collaborate with SIDBI to develop standard protocols to expedite the adoption of digital lending partnerships including alliances between banks and Lending Service Providers
- It also provides resource support to eligible DLAI member NBFCs and also explores Assignment and Securitisation transactions
7. Madhya Pradesh Announced Hike Retirement Benefits For Kotwars
- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an increase in honorariums and retirement benefits for kotwars.
- The government would provide Rs 1 lakh to kotwars at the time of their retirement.
- Kotwars are appointed at the village level to assist revenue officials and provide them with information.
- kotwars, who do not own land, will get Rs 8,000 per month instead of the earlier Rs 4,000, while those with less than 3 acres of land will get Rs 2,000.
8. World Contraception Day is celebrated on September 26
- World Contraception Day is an annual observation that falls on September 26 every day.
- Aim: To spread awareness around the importance of contraception and to empower couples.
- The World Contraception Day 2023 theme is "The Power of Options,"
- It is important to make women aware of how they can avoid unplanned motherhood.
- In addition to family planning, contraception also prevents HIV AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections.
9. World Environmental Health Day is celebrated on September 26
- World Environmental Health Day is celebrated on September 26.
- Objective: To foster healthy and safer communities which can help both human beings and the environment to thrive. It also helps in promoting the importance of human health and their well-being
- Aim: To focus on creating awareness about environmental health.
- The theme of World Environmental Health Day 2023 is "Global Environmental Public Health: Standing up to protect everyone's Health each and every day."
10. National Award Winning Malayalam Filmmaker K G George Passed Away At 78
- Veteran Malayalam filmmaker and national award winner K G George died at an old age home near Kakkanad here.
- He received the national award for best feature film 'Swapnaadanam' (1976) and has also bagged nine state film awards since he started his film career in 1970.
- 'Panchavadi Palam' directed by George in 1984 is considered one of the best political satire films in Malayalam cinema.
- He worked to reduce the difference between artistic and commercial cinema
Banking & Finance
11. Global investment in Indian banks to continue on robust finances
- Indian banks will continue attracting global investment from investors looking for better returns as credit growth, improved margins, and stable asset quality boost the country’s lenders
- The total market value of foreign institutional investors' holdings in Indian banks has increased to Rs 8.36 trillion as of June 30 2023 from Rs 7.71 trillion 2022
- Top lenders that attracted foreign institutional investors include ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
National & International Appointments
12. Banmali Agarwal appointed as the new chairman of Tata Advanced Systems
- Tata Sons has appointed Banmali Agarwal as the new chairman of the group’s aerospace and defense solutions unit Tata Advanced Systems (TASL).
- He has been appointed in place of Vijay Singh, Who have retired.
- He is also a senior advisor to Tata Sons and chairman of Tata Electronics.
- Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, is the strategic aerospace and defense arm of the Tata Group. TASL is both an operating and holding company.