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Daily Current Affairs 4th August 2023

National News

Rajya Sabha passes Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2023

Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act
  • Rajya Sabha passed the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2023 on August 3rd, 2023. The bill aims to amend the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, of 2002. it will help in regulating mining in maritime zones of India. The give will have rights to reserve offshore areas that are not held under any operating rights.

Govt to launch e-CARe website for families of Indians who die abroad.

e-CARe (e-Clearance for Interlife Remains)
  • The Union government will launch a Portal called e-CARe (e-Clearance for Interlife Remains) on August 3rd, 2023, to facilitate the speedy repatriation of bodies of Indians who die abroad. e-CARe stands for e-Clearance for Interlife Remains and aims to avoid the delay in transporting dead human bodies to the international borders and take them to their native land through appropriate measures and hand over their bodies to their families.

Draupadi Murmu inaugurated Folk and Tribal Arts Program and International Literary Festival in Madhya Pradesh.

Draupadi Murmu
  • The President of India Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the National Festival of India’s Tribal and Folk Peoples “Utkarsh” and the International Literary Festival “Unmesh” in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • the program is being conducted by the State Sangeet Natak Akademi Organization and the Madhya Pradesh State Department of Culture and Sahitya Akademi between August 3rd and August 5th, 2023.

NHAI launches a mobile app called Rajmarkyatra.

  • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) launched “Rajmargyatra“, an integrated public and pedestrian-centric mobile application, in August 2023. The app will serve as a one-stop repository of essential information, integrating timely broadcast notificationsdetailed highway information, and details of other essential services to ensure smooth and safe travel on national highways.

State News

Gujarat state government and GE Power India Contract worth of Rs 440 crore.

Gujarat state government
  • The Gujarat State Electricity Board and GE Power India signed an MoU on August 02, 2023, aimed at meeting the electricity demand of the state worth Rs.440 crore and easing electricity restrictions and providing uninterrupted power across the state.
  • The MoU will cover the necessary production equipment, design, engineering, manufacturing, high-fitting and PG testing by January 2026.

Assam launched a Portal called “Amrit Brikshya Andolan” to plant 1 crore saplings in a single day

A 4,000 MW renewable energy project
  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa launched a website and mobile app “Amrit Brikshya Andolan”, an initiative. It aims to plant a total of 1 crore commercial and viable saplings across Assam with the participation of social activists and the general public, with a song on the theme.

Appointment News

Pocket FM appointed Pannagadatta K Shivaswamy as its chairman to lead the company’s AI initiatives.

Pocket FM
  • Pocket FM appointed ex-Netflix executive Pannagadatta K Shivaswamy in August 2023 to lead the artificial intelligence (AI) initiative of the streaming platform. Pannagadatta K Shivaswamy will head the startup’s AI assistance strategy and oversee the integration of content analytics for voice assistants and audio assistants.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba gets 1-year extended tenure.

Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba
  • Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba’s tenure was extended by one more year; the Central Government issued its order on August 03rd, 2023. He is a Civil Service Officer of the Jharkhand Cadre in the 1982 batch.

Awards News

Diane Kruger won the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival.

Diane Kruger
  • German famous Diane Kruger won the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival on August 03, 2023, and will be receiving the Golden Eye Award or Honor, a lifetime achievement award, on October 2. The Zurich Film Festival will be held from September 28 to October 8.

Economy News

28% GST for casino and online gaming.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
  • The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 28% GST will be levied on online gaming and casinos at the 51st GST Council General Meeting held in New Delhi. The GST levy will be implemented from October 1st, 2023.

Important Days

Cloves Syndrome Awareness Day 2023

Clove Syndrome Awareness Day
  • Every year, The 3rd of August is observed as Clove Syndrome Awareness Day across the world. the day aims to spread social awareness about the rare genetic disorder or Clove Syndrome to the global public.

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