Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 09.09.2023


1. Strengthening Aviation Sector

Why in news - Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, Vadodara and Airbus sign MoU to strengthen the aviation sector.

Key Points –

• Aim - co-development and co-delivery of sector-relevant skilling courses and programs for students.

Value Addition –

• Airbus and Tata had announced a partnership to design, manufacture and develop in India C295 aircraft facility at Vadodara (Gujarat).

• Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) Vadodara was established through an Act of Parliament in 2022.


1. Decriminalising Abortion

Why in news - Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in Aguascalientes state.

Key Points –

• Supreme Court ruling affirmed rights to health and reproductive autonomy.

• It is the 12th Mexican state to remove criminal penalties for abortion.

• Mexico's highest court declared that criminal penalties for abortion were unconstitutional in 2021.

2. EU’s Horizon Science Program

Why in news – Britain rejoined the European Union’s flagship Horizon science research program.

Key Points –

• Associate membership had been agreed as part of the Brexit trade deal when the UK formally left the EU in 2020.


1. Nation First Transit Card

Why in news - The State Bank of India has introduced the ‘Nation First Transit Card’ during the Global Fintech Fest 2023.

Key Points –

• This RuPay NCMC Prepaid Card aims to provide a hassle-free commuting experience by enabling effortless digital fare payments across metro, buses, water ferries, and parking.


1. Bharat Drone Shakti 2023

Why in news – Indian Air Force and Drone Federation of India to co-host Bharat Drone Shakti 2023.

Key Points –

• Venue – Hindan Air Base (Ghaziabad) (September 25-26, 2023).

• By - Ministry of Defence.

• It will give a fillip to India's commitment to becoming a global drone hub by 2030.

Value Addition –

• Meher Baba Swarm Drone competition – to develop technology for a “Swarm Drone Based System to Detect Foreign Objects on Aircraft Operating Surfaces”.


1. Global Fintech Festival (GFF)

Why in news – Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) organized the Global Fintech Festival in Mumbai.

Key Points –

• Theme - Reimagining Aadhaar.

• UIDAI showcased its Product Enhancements and Collaboration with Industry Partners at GFF 2023.

2. 78th UNGA Session

Why in news – The UNGA opened its 78th session (2023-2024) on 5 September 2023.

Key Points –

• 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Dennis Francis (Trinidad and Tobago).

• 4 priorities of his Presidency – peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability.

• Theme - Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.


1. IGBC Platinum Rating

Why in news – Vijayawada Railway Station was certified with a Platinum rating by IGBC (Indian Green Building Council).

Key Points –

• The certificate is valid for 3 years.

• Green Rating certification was mandated by the National Green Tribunal in the year 2017.

• It facilitates the adoption of green concepts, thereby reducing the adverse environmental impacts.

2. Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

Why in news – Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s work (Indian-American physician) has been longlisted for the prestigious award.

Key Points –

• His work - The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human.


1. Book “Ajay to Yogi Adityanath”

Why in news – The book has earned a place in the Asia Book of Records for achieving the highest number of launches.

Key Points –

• It was launched at 67 locations.

• The 67th launch was held in Bengaluru.

• Author - Shantanu Gupta.

• The book chronicles Yogi Adityanath's journey from the days of struggle to public life.


1. ZED-Certified MSMEs

Why in news – Bihar has highest number of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) certified micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Key Points –

• Top 3 (MSMEs) – Bihar (3171)> Tamil Nadu (3,119), Haryana (2947).

• Bihar has set a target of creating 10,000 ZED-certified units in the state by the end of 2023.

• ZED certification is provided to industrial units on the basis of 20 different quality and environmental parameters.

2. G20 Summit's 'Crafts Bazaar'

Why in news – Several handicraft items from Bihar to get a global audience at the G20 Summit's 'Crafts Bazaar' in New Delhi.

Key Points –

• Items from Bihar - Bhagalpuri silk, Yakshini sculptures, hand-crafted dolls and Madhubani painting-adorned objects.

• Venue - Bharat Mandapam convention centre, New Delhi.

• The products were produced by artisans associated with Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan (UMSAS, 1956).


• Who is the author of the book ‘Fire on the Ganges’ - Radhika Iyengar.

• Which city is the host of ‘International Aerospace Conference’ – Gwalior

• Which city's Metro Railway has launched the 'Tourist Smart Card' – Delhi.

• Rakuk is located in which country – Iraq.

• Which company will sponsor ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 on Disney+ Hotstar for its Auto and Farm Business - Mahindra.

• Who is the newly-elected president of the Indian Pump Manufacturers' Association - K. V. Karthik.

• Recently which state’s cabinet has approved 18 Atal Residential Schools along the lines of the centre-run Navodaya Vidyalayas at a cost of Rs 1,250 crore - Uttar Pradesh.

• Which state’s Pelma mine will become SECL’s first opencast mine to produce coal recently – Chhattisgarh.

• The Assam government has constituted how many member committee to draft the proposed anti-polygamy law – 3 member.

• which day is celebrated as International Day of Charity in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa - 5 September.


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