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Daily Current Affairs 17th August 2023

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National News

An Indo-Jewish cultural heritage square (arena) opened in Israel

An “Indo-Jewish Cultural Square” (Arena) in Eilat, Israel has been inaugurated on August 15 to honor and celebrate India’s 77th Independence Day. It will be dedicated to the “Civilized Bond” of strong and good diplomatic relations between the two countries. It symbolizes the friendship, love, mutual concern, and deep state connection between India and Israel.

State News

Youth 20 Summit in Varanasi

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs will host the “Youth 20” summit for 2023 on August 17 in VaranasiUttar Pradesh. The “Youth 20” summit will be held from August 17 to August 20. It aims to discuss these themes on the future of work, 21st-century skills, climate change, disaster risk reduction, peacebuilding, and reconciliation: building an era without war and Industry 4.0, and innovation as key goals for development.

G20 Digital Economy Ministers and Digital Economy Working Group Summit

The G20 Digital Economy Ministers and Digital Economy Working Group Summit started on August 16 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and was inaugurated by Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and Electronics. This conference will be held from August 16 to August 19. The theme of the conference is “Digital Economic Progress”.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced the “Vidiyal Payanam Scheme”

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced that the free bus travel scheme for women in Tamil Nadu will now be known as the “Vidiyal Payanam Scheme”. the free bus travel program for women will be called the “Vidiyal Payanam Scheme” in the future.

Appointment News

R Duraisamy appointed as Managing Director of LIC

R Doraiswamy has been appointed as the managing director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). At present, he is serving as the Executive Director at the Central Head Office in Mumbai and will assume this responsibility from September 1, 2023.

Obituary News

Bindeshwar, founder of Sulabh International, passed away at 80

A social activist and founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak passed away at the age of 80 on August 15 at AIIMS in Delhi due to a heart attack. He founded Sulabh International, an international social service organization in 1970. He also conducted his major advocacy campaigns widely against “Manual Scavenging”.  he received the prestigious “Padma Bhushan” in 1991.

Important Days

Indonesian independence day 2023

Indonesian independence day is observed on August 17th every year, The fourth most populous country in the world and caught on the brink of Japanese and Dutch domination and occupation, Indonesia declared its independence on August 17, 1945.

Parsi New Year “Navroz” is celebrated

The “Parsi community” celebrates the Parsi New Year i.e. “Pateti” on 16th August. Parsis are an ethnoreligious group of the Indian subcontinent who follow the Zoroastrian religion.

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