Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 04.09.2023


1. Pirola

Why in news – A new Coronavirus variant called BA.2.86, informally being termed ‘Pirola’, has emerged.

Key Points –

• It has more than 30 mutations to its spike protein.

• The high number of mutations is a point of concern here.

• Mutation is particularly common in viruses that have RNA as their genetic material. E.g., coronaviruses and influenza viruses.

2. Indo-US Task Force for Electronics

Why in news – The Indo-US Task Force for Electronics was launched recently.

Key Points –

• Chair of the task force - Ram Sewak Sharma.

• Aim - to boost the electronics trade between the two countries to $100 billion within a decade.

• India's electronics manufacturing industry is targeting $300 billion of electronics production by 2025-26.


1. Hindu Heritage Month

Why in news – US State Georgia officially declares October as 'Hindu Heritage Month'.

Key Points –

• It aims to recognize and appreciate the valuable contributions made by the vibrant Hindu-American community residing in the state.

• CoHNA (Coalition of Hindus of North America), a Hindu advocacy group in the United States, has warmly welcomed this initiative.

• In April, 2023, Georgia became the first US state to pass a resolution condemning Hinduphobia.

2. Typhoon Haikui

Why in news – Typhoon Haikui made landfall in Taiwan.

Key Points –

• It unleashed torrential downpours.


1. Adopt a Heritage 2.0 Program

Why in news – Archeological Survey of India (ASI) launched the “Adopt a Heritage 2.0 program” Indian Heritage app and e-permission portal.

Key Points –

• ASI invites corporate stakeholders to enhance the amenities at the monuments by utilizing their CSR funds.

• It clearly defines the amenities sought for different monuments as per the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.

• ASI has 3696 monuments under protection.

• Under - Ministry of Culture.

2. 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Why in news – It is being celebrated throughout September 2023.

Key Points –

• By - Ministry of Women and Child Development.

• Theme - Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat.

• POSHAN - Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition.

• POSHAN Abhiyan operates in mission mode to combat the challenge of malnutrition.

• Target group – Pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescent girls, and children under 6 years of age.


1. Gorilla Glass Manufacturing Facility

Why in news – Telangana to host India’s first gorilla glass manufacturing facility.

Key Points –

• To be setup by - Corning Inc.

2. Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers

Why in news – Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers got Navratna Status.

Key Points –

• Given by - Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), M/o of Finance.

• RCF is a central public sector enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. 


1. Central Banker Report Cards 2023

Why in news – RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has been rated A+ in the Global Finance’s Central Banker Report Cards 2023.

Key Points –

• Top 3 Central Bank Governors –

(a) Shaktikanta Das (India)

(b) Thomas J Jordan (Switzerland)

(c) Nguyen Thi Hong (Vietnam).

• Grades are based on success in inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability, and interest rate management.

2. World Innovation Award

Why in news – Dr. Shanta Thoutam received the award at the first BRICS Innovation Forum hosted in Moscow.

Key Points –

• She is Telangana Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).

• It is given for outstanding contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal-4 (quality education).

• It was organised by the World Organisation for Development.


1. Tharman Shanmugaratna

Why in news – Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratna elected as Singapore’s 9th President.

Key Points –

• He became the 9th President and 3rd Indian-origin person to head Singapore.

• He succeded Halimah Yacob.

• Tharman is a multi-generational Singaporean of Tamil ancestry from the 19th century.

2. R Madhavan

Why in news – R Madhavan was appointed as the president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Key Points –

• Appointed by - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).

• He succeded Shekhar Kapur.

3. Manish Desai

Why in news – Manish Desai has assumed charge as Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB).

Key Points –

• He is a 1989 batch Indian Information Service Officer.


1. 132nd Durand Cup 2023

Why in news – Mohun Bagan emerged as the winner after 23-year hiatus.

Key Points –

• Mohun Bagan defeated East Bengal FC 1-0.

• It was Mohun Bagan’s 17th Durand Cup title.

• Venue - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), in Kolkata.


• Which program was launched by the Department of Justice marking an important chapter in the evolution of the Tele-Law program - Tele Law 2.0.

• In which state did Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of the Central Tribal University - Andhra Pradesh (Vizianagaram district).

• Which state government has approved the formation of 4 new districts and 81 sub-districts – Assam.

• The African Union has suspended which country from all of its institutions and activities "until the effective restoration of constitutional order" following a coup – Niger.

• Which organization published the special issue of the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics on Biological Electron Microscopy and Nanobiotechnology - CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR).

• Where was the first Foreign Office Consultations meeting between India and Samoa held - Apia (Capital of Samoa).

• Which educational institution was honored with the 25th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for 2020-21 - Vanasthali Vidyapeeth (Rajasthan).

• Which medal has Neeraj Chopra won in the Zurich Diamond League Championship 2023 - Silver Medal.

• Who has overtaken Viswanathan Anand as India's top chess player in International ranking - Grandmaster D Gukesh.

• National Green Tribunal has directed Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to plant at least 10,000 trees within a month in which state - Uttarakhand.


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