1. Irregularities in Construction of New Official Residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Why in news: CBI registers preliminary enquiry into alleged irregularities in construction of new official residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
• The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated a preliminary inquiry into alleged irregularities in the construction of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s new residence in Civil Lines.
• According to CBI official, the inquiry was initiated against unknown public servants of the Government of Delhi and some private persons.
2. Effective Implementation of HIV & AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 (HIV Act)
Why in news: SC issues directions to Central & State govts to ensure effective implementation of HIV & AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 (HIV Act)
• The Supreme Court issued a series of vital directions to the Central and State governments to ensure the effective implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 (HIV Act).
• The Court further directed all Courts, Tribunals, and quasi-judicial bodies in the country to prioritise the cases relating to HIV-infected persons.
3. Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath
Why in news: Ayush Ministry to observe “Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath” under aegis of Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign on 1st October 2023
• The Ayush Ministry will observe “Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath” under the aegis of the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign on the 1st of next month.
• The Ministry has also requested various States and Union territories to observe the Shramdaan activity at all Ayush Health and Wellness Centres.
• The theme for Swachhata Hi Seva 2023 is 'Garbage Free India'.
1. Successfull Launch of an Imaging Satellite
Why in news: Iran claimed that it successfully launched an imaging satellite into space
• Iran's Revolutionary Guards successfully launched a third military satellite into orbit state media reported, citing Minister of Communications Issa Zarepour.
• Iran's Communication Minister Isa Zarepour said the Noor-3 satellite had been put in an orbit 450 kilometers (280 miles) above the Earth's surface.
• Iran had launched its predecessor Noor 2 in 2022.
1. GEM Sahay 2.0
Why in news: GeM to soon launch a mobile-based inclusive lending platform GEM Sahay 2.0
• The Government E-Marketplace (GeM) will launch GeM Sahay 2.0 for the sellers to provide easy access to loans up to 10 lakh rupees.
• According to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, the loan will be disbursed in a hassle-free manner in 10 minutes and more banks will be couraged to join the initiative.
• GeM Sahay 2.0 is a mobile-based inclusive lending platform enabling sellers to avail loans on acceptance of an order on the GeM platform.
2. Viet Jet Services
Why in news: Viet Jet services to begin between Tiruchirapalli & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1st October 2023
• Viet Jet services will begin between Tiruchirapalli India) and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from the first of next month.
• This will strengthen the ties between the two countries.
• It has been planned to operate 35 services in a week between the two countries from October.
3. The Advisory for Upcoming Festive Season
Why in news: FSSAI tells sweet manufacturers to refrain from outdoor cooking in advisory for upcoming festive season
• The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed manufacturers of sweets to refrain from outdoor cooking practices.
• It can expose food and raw materials to environmental contaminants and pose risks to food safety.
• The FSSAI is a statutory body under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.
1. Swavlamban 2.0
Why in news: Indian Navy to unveil ‘Swavlamban 2.0’ next week
• The Indian Navy will release its updated indigenisation roadmap, named ‘Swavlamban 2.0’, next week.
• It will provide an update on what has been achieved so far and the way ahead.
• The Navy has surpassed its target set last year to develop 75 futuristic technologies in partnership with domestic Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and startups.
• These will be unveiled at the second edition of the Swavlamban seminar and exhibition to be held on October 4 and 5.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
1. ICMR Study
Why in news: Salt intake by Indians 3 per cent higher, says ICMR study
• According to a recent survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Indians are consuming more than the WHO-recommended amount of salt every day, 8 gm instead of five grams across all categories of people.
• The study, published in the Nature journal, found that salt intake was higher in men (8.9 gm), employed people (8.6 gm) and current tobacco users (8.3 gm).
1. Cauvery Water Dispute
Why in news: CWRC directs Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water to TN from Sept 28 till Oct 15
• In the midst of this, the CWRC in its meeting decided to reduce the amount of water being released to Tamil Nadu, from the earlier directed 5,000 cusecs to 3,000 cusecs.
• Karnataka has decided to go to the supreme court against this order.
• Cauvery Water Dispute is related to a long-standing conflict over the sharing of water from the Cauvery River.
• It involves 3 states and one Union Territory: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry.
• The dispute revolves around how the river water should be distributed among these states for various uses, including irrigation, drinking water, and industrial purposes.
1. International Tennis Hall of Fame
Why in news: Leander Paes becomes first Asian man to be nominated as a player to International Tennis Hall of Fame
• Multiple Grand Slam winner Leander Paes emerged as the first Asian man to be nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the player category.
• Paes was one of the six nominees announced for the Class of 2024.
• Li Na, the Chinese player who won the women's singles title at Australian Open and French Open, became the first Asian player to get nominated to the ITHF in 2019.
1. Pitra Paksha Mela to begin in Gaya City
Why in news: World-famous Pitra Paksha Mela to begin in Gaya city
• In Bihar, the world-famous Pitra Paksha Mela will begin on 28th September in Gaya city.
• The main inaugural function has been organized at Vishnupad Temple.
• The fortnight event occupies significance in Hindu religion as lakhs of people from across the country and abroad reach here to offer prayers for their departed soul on the banks of Falgu River.
• These rituals are performed at the Falgu river and after that special prayer is offered at Vishnupad Temple, Gaya on special Vedis.
• Which state is to move Supreme Court against Governor over delay in Bills - Kerala.
• Which organisation has claimed that Indian authorities are exploiting the recommendations of FATF to target civil society groups - Amnesty.
• According to UNFPA report what percentage of Indian population will make up elderly population by 2050 - 20 percent
• Which country will receive second tranche of a USD 2.9 billion bailout package from the IMF - Sri Lanka.
• Indian government continues to purchase lentils from for buffer stock from which country - Canada.
• Which city Unveiled Comprehensive guide to Generative AI in Media at the 21st Arab Media Forum - Dubai.
• Which country is seeking to rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council - Russia.
• Which country has adopted a constitutional amendment to solidify its nuclear force policy - North Korea.
• Which Indian player clinched Silver medal in Women’s 60 kg category in Wushu - Roshibina Devi Naorem.
• Which state has launched its ‘Action Plan for Management of Paddy Stubble Burning - Haryana
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