Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 08.09.2023


1. Zayed Charity Marathon in 2024

Why in news - Kerala to host inaugural Zayed Charity Marathon in 2024.

Key Points –

• The proceeds from the marathon in Kerala will be used to support healthcare initiatives in the state.

2. Roots and Routes Exhibition

Why in news - The National Gallery of Modern Art will host an exhibition - Roots and Routes.

Key Points –

• Aim - to showcase rare antiquities from across the country.

• It will be held on the sidelines of the G20 summit on September 9 - 10 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

• It aims to put India’s civilization glory on the world map.


1. Xi Jinping Absence

Why in news - Xi Jinping’s absence at New Delhi's G20 summit raises questions on Sino-Indian.

Key Points –

• Premier Li Qiang will represent China at the Sept. 9-10 gathering of G20 leaders.

Probable Reasons –

(a) Deliberately snubbing India – the “regional or local” power.

(b) Avoiding meeting Joe Biden.

(c) Staying home to tackle too many uncertainties brought on by the ongoing economic slowdown.


1. Regulating Fintech

Why in news - RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has asked fintech entities to form a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO).

Key Points –

• SRO helps in establishing codes of conduct that foster transparency, fair competition, and consumer protection.

• It provides a link between the regulator and market participants through a less formal set-up.

• SRO is a non-governmental organisation.

• SROs are given recognition by the RBI.

2. GI tag to Kalajeera Rice

Why in news – Koraput Kalajeera Rice has got Geographical Indications (GI) tag.

Key Points –

• It is also known as the ‘Prince of Rice’.

• It is popular for its black colour, good aroma, taste and texture.

Value Addition –

• Rayagada shawls (Rayagada, Odisha) are likely to get GI tag.

• It is the handwoven shawls weaved by the Dongria Kondh tribe of Odisha.

• The shawl is weaved and embroidered with their tribal motifs.


1. “Human embryo” in Lab

Why in news – Israeli scientists have successfully grown a “human embryo” in the lab without using an egg or sperm.

Key Points –

• They used a mix of stem cells that were able to spontaneously assemble into an embryo-like structure.

Aim –

(a) Studying the initial stages may help understand genetic and inherited diseases better.

(b) Improving success rates of in vitro fertilization.

• Lab-grown embryos are not allowed to be used to get pregnant. It is destroyed after studying the first 14 days.

• 1st test tube baby - Louise Brown (1978).


1. Lokesh Suji

Why in news – Lokesh Suji elected to International Esports Federation (IESF) membership committee.

Key Points –

• Tenure – 3 years.

• Lokesh Suji is Director of the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) and Vice-President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF).

• President of the IESF - Vlad Marinescu.

2. Mylswamy Annadurai

Why in news – Mylswamy Annadurai Joins SS Innovations Board.

Key Points –

• SSI MANTRA is the 1st and indigenously developed surgical robotic system.

• Mylswamy Annadurai is known as the Moon Man of India.


1. UN International Day of Police Cooperation

Why in news – It was observed for the 1st time on September 7, 2023.

Key Points –

• On September 7,1923, INTERPOL celebrated its centenary.

• INTERPOL is the world's largest police organization with 195 member countries

• The United Nations has designated 7 September as the International Day of Police Cooperation.

Value Addition –

• INTERPOL’s Global Policing Goals and the 2030 Agenda -

(a) SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)

(b) SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

(c) SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).

2. International Literacy Day 2023

Why in news – UNESCO celebrated International Literacy Day (ILD) on 8 September 2023

Key Points –

• Theme - Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies.

• A conference was organized in person in Paris, France.

Value Addition –

• ILD was set up by UNESCO on October 26, 1966, in the 14th session of UNESCO’s general conference.

• ILD was first celebrated in 1967.

• SDG 4 - Quality Education.


1. West Bengal Foundation Day

Why in news – West Bengal Assembly declared Poila Baishakh as foundation day and Tagore song as state anthem.

Key Points –

• Poila Baishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar.

• State anthem - Banglar Mati Banglar Jol (The soil of Bengal, the water of Bengal, written by Rabindranath Tagore).

Value Addition –

• Centre proposed to observe June 20 as the statehood day.


1. Bihar Tourism Reel Making Contest

Why in news – Tourism Department organized an online “Reel Making Contest” and invited people across India.

Key Points –

• Starting from – September 1, 2023.

• Last date – September 15, 2023.

• Prize Money –

(a) First Prize – Rs 100,000

(b) Second Prize - Rs 50,000

(c) Third Prize - Rs 25,000.

• Consolation Prizes for the 10 best Contestants apart from the Top 3 winners - Rs10,000.

2. Gaya Ji Dham Dharamshala

Why in news – CM Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone of Gaya Ji Dham Dharamshala on September 8, 2023.

Key Points –

• Capacity - 1,080-bed.

• Cost - Rs 120 crore.

• He also inaugurated the following in Gaya –

(a) Bihar institute of public administration and rural development.

(b) New buildings of Bodh Gaya temple management committee.

(c) Mata Sita path near Gaya Ji dam, east of Vishnupad temple.

3. Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan

Why in news – A processing-cum-disposal plant for integrated solid waste management will be set up at Ramachak Bairiya, Patna.

Key Points –

• It will have different plants for separation of waste, production of biogas, waste to energy, compost plant, along with provision for sanitary landfill.

• Apart from recycling the waste, 15 MW electricity will also be generated daily.

• It will be the first of its kind integrated plant in the state.

• It will be built in an area of 86 acres at the cost of Rs 400 crores.

• The project will cover 12 urban local bodies under Patna metropolitan area.


• Which state is likely to introduce a bill in the state assembly in December to ban polygamy – Assam.

• Nabhamitra has been successfully tested in which state – Kerala.

• IREDA Ltd has tied up with which banks to co-finance Renewable Energy projects - Union Bank of India and Bank of Baroda.

• Indian men's team won which medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championships 2023 - Bronze.

• REC Limited has entered into a foreign currency term loan agreement worth USD100 million with which bank - Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank).

• Department of Posts (Ministry of Communications) has partnered with which e-commerce enablement platform to boost Indian e-commerce exports - Bigfoot Retail Solution Private Limited (Shiprocket).

• Which country floated the idea of building infrastructure projects such as a fiber optic cable linking countries in Asia and the Arabian Peninsula with Europe through Israel and Cyprus – Israel.

• Government approves scheme for Viability Gap Funding for development of Battery Energy Storage Systems with an initial outlay of how many rupees - about Rs. 9,400 crores.

• Who has launched new payment options on UPI, including conversational transactions, credit line on UPI, and offline money transfers - National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

• Safe City Scheme to be launched in which state to ensure safety of women – Haryana.


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