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Daily Current Affairs 24th August 2023

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National News

Indian Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard signed a MoU to enhance maritime cooperation

emorandum of Understanding has been entered into between the Indian Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard and Indian Coast Guard signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New Delhi to enhance bilateral and regional maritime cooperation in the presence of the top naval commanders of the two countries.

  • This Memorandum of Understanding aims to jointly solve the issues arising in the Indo-Pacific region and ensure safe seabeds.

Giriraj Singh launched the “Annual Skill Development Programme” in New Delhi

Annual Skill Development Programme

Panchayat Raj and Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh launched the “Annual Skill Development Programme” in New Delhi on August 22nd, 2023. It is a comprehensive blueprint strategy document to help develop and empower individuals

  • It aims to boost the efficiency of Central Government Skill Development Officers and remove deficiencies in the nature of work.

IPMA and GeM website signed an MoU to sell products directly to the government.

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

The Indian Pipe Manufacturers Association (IPMA) and Government e-Marketplace (GeM), the central government’s public specialized procurement platform, signed an MoU for the sale of products by the country’s pipe manufacturers to members and traders under public procurement. The MoU will aim to promote a healthy and improved, diverse business environment for all vendors under the IPMA organization irrespective of their size.

An initiative to improve rail-sea-rail transport

initiative to improve rail-sea-rail transport

The Union Ministry of Coal launched a proactive initiative that aims to promote the scheme for the efficient transfer of coal from one place to another in the country by integrating Rail-Sea-Rail (RSR) transport. The multi-modal transport initiative will seamlessly transport coal from the country’s mines to ports, drastically reducing transport costs to its end users and improving logistics efficiency.

International News

Srettha was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Thailand

Srettha Thavisin of the Pyu Thai Party

Move Forward Alliance (MFP) won the majority of seats in the May 2023 election, Thailand’s parliament voted to appoint Srettha Thavisin of the Pyu Thai Party as the country’s new prime minister.

US FDA approved the First Respiratory Syncytial virus vaccine for children

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine

The FDA, the United States Food and Drug Administration, recently gave its approval for the country’s First Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine for use in pregnant women. The vaccine has been developed by Pfizer and will ensure the prevention of “lower respiratory tract infection” in women between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy and severe disease in infants aged 6-8 months.

The Government and UNDP entered an MoU for the Development Center of the NE System.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

On August 22, 2023, The Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an MoU to promote rapid development in the North Eastern region of India. The MoU will help enable the two organizations to work together to provide a platform for enhanced cooperation in the country and will offer support to states in establishing SDGCCs (Sustainable Development Cluster Centres).

State News

NHA launched a new scheme called 100 Microsites Exposure

The National Health Authority (NHA) launched a new scheme called 100 Microsites Exposure to accelerate Ayushman Bharat Digital (ABDM). ABDM sites have been operationalized in all health facilities including private treatment centers, small hospitals, and laboratories in the region.

Appointment News

SABIC CEO was appointed as the executive representing Saudi Arabia at the B20 summit.

The CEO of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh has been appointed as the country’s executive representative for the upcoming B20 summit in the capital of India, New Delhi. The conference will be conducted from August 25 to August 27th, 2023 in India.

Sachin Tendulkar was Appointed as the Election Commission of India’s National Voter Awareness Ambassador.

On August 23rd, 2023, Indian cricket legend and Bharat Ratna winner Sachin Tendulkar was elected as the Election Commission of India’s national ambassador for election-voter awareness and education for the tenure of this appointment for “Three Years”


The Khelo India Women’s League has officially been renamed the Asmita Women’s League.

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced that the Khelo India Women’s League will officially be known as the “Asmita Women’s League” henceforth. Asmita stands for the mission of empowering women through their activism in the field of sports.

Union Minister inaugurated nearly 33 Galo India Centers across Rajasthan

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated “33 Khelo Khelo Centres” in the state of Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Ground.

Important Days

International Day for the Abolition of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2023

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated on August 23. It marks the day when an uprising began in Saint Domingue, now called Haiti, on August 23, 1791, against the slave trade. Haiti was a French settlement and a center of the slave trade across Europe. The uprising led to a revolution against the rulers of the country.

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