Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 12.10.2023


1. Operation Ajay

Why in news - India launched Operation Ajay to bring home citizens from the Israel-Hamas war zone.

Key Points –

• There are around 18,000 Indian citizens living and working/studying in Israel, mostly caregivers.

• Israel has launched Operation 'Iron Swords' in retaliation for Hamas attack on the Israeli territory.

2. Pathankot Attack 2016

Why in news – Unidentified gunmen killed Shahid Latif, Key conspirator behind Pathankot air base attack 2016.

Key Points –

• He was a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operative.

• This is the 6th such killing of a terrorist wanted by India in Pakistan in the last two years.

3. Atal Bihari Training Center for Divyang Sports

Why in news – PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first high-tech sports training center for Divyangjan.

Key Points –

• Location - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

• Aim - to demonstrate commitment to an inclusive and accessible sports ecosystem.


1. USS Gerald R Ford

Why in news – USS Gerald R Ford carrier strike group arrived to assist Israel.

Key Points –

• It is the United States Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier yet.

• It is named after former US President Gerald R Ford (1974-77).


1. Psyche Mission

Why in news – NASA's Psyche mission to the asteroid Psyche is set to launch on October 12.

Key Points –

• To be launched – SpaceX (Falcon Heavy rocket).

• Psyche is both the name for the mission and the asteroid that it plans to visit.

• It is only the 16th asteroid to ever have been discovered.

• It is believed made of metal from the core of a planetesimal (building blocks of a planetary system).

• Psyche was discovered by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis in 1852.


1. 26th Energy Technology Meet

Why in news – 26th Energy Technology Meet was held at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi.

Key Points –

• Organised by - Centre for High Technology (CHT) (M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas).

• Theme - Emerging Energy Trends & Future of Refining.

• 3 challenges in energy sector - availability, affordability and sustainability.

• India is world's 3rd largest consumer of oil, 3rd largest LPG consumer, 4th largest LNG importer, 4th largest refiner and 4th largest automobile market.


1. Good Manufacturing Practices Day

Why in news – Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association to observe the day on October 10 beginning in 2023.

Key Points –

• Schedule M (Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940) – It contains standards about company premises, quality control system, quality control laboratories etc.

• India has around 10,500 pharmaceutical manufacturing units with almost 2,000 having WHO GMP certification.


1. Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)

Why in news – India has been elected as President of AIBD GC for the 3rd successive term.

Key Points –

• This milestone has happened for the first time in the history of AIBD.

• India has already served two terms as President (2018 – 2021 and 2021 – 2023).

• The 21st General Conference & Associated Meetings of AIBD was held in Port Louis, Mauritius. (chairman - Gaurav Dwivedi).

About AIBD (1977) –

• Established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO.

• It has 92 member organizations from across 44 countries.

• India’s Prasar Bharati is the representative body of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.


1. Sabji Vikas Yojana

Why in news – Online applications have been invited for the distribution of expensive vegetable seeds.

Key Points –

• Target - All districts of Patna, Magadha and Tirhut divisions.

• Covered vegetables - Broccoli, Color Capsicum, Seedless Cucumber and Seedless Brinjal.

• Subsidy - up to 75% subsidy. i.e., If the cost of a vegetable is Rs 10, then 75% of it i.e., Rs 7.50 per piece will be given by the government.

• Benefits under this scheme will be given only to the farmers of Bihar state.


• Who is the richest Indian according to Hurun India Rich List 2023 - Mukesh Ambani.

• In which city of South Africa has an eight-foot tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi been unveiled – Johannesburg.

• How many sites across the country have been identified by the Culture Ministry for cleanliness under the Special Cleanliness Campaign 3.0 – 449.

• Who has launched Protocol for Management of Malnutrition in Children to combat acute malnutrition at a function in New Delhi - Smriti Irani.

• Which state inaugurated its first 3D-printed building – Kerala.

• The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched 'Residential Education Scheme for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas' (SHRESHTA)' for which category of students - Scheduled Caste students.

• The Reserve Bank of India has increased the monetary ceiling of gold loans under Bullet Repayment Scheme from two lakh rupees to what amount for Urban Co-operative Banks - Two lakh rupees.

• Who became the first lender to offer 'ONDC Network Gift Card' - YES Bank.

• Who gave nod to "world's first" green bond standards - European Union.

• Which company holds the distinction of being the first Indian Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Cloud-Only Enterprise – Dabur.


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