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Daily Current Affairs 8th August 2023

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National News

Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill 2023

Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill

Lok Sabha passed The Anusandhan National Research Foundation bill 2023 on 07 August 2023, aimed at providing the means to amend the mechanisms for providing research, innovation, and development to small and micro-entrepreneurs in the fields of natural sciences including mathematics and economics.

  • The bill replaces the Engineering and Scientific Research Board Act, of 2008, and the process of dissolving the Engineering and Scientific Research Board established under it is seen as important.

International News

Cambodian King Sihamoni elected Hun Manet as the country’s new Prime Minister

Hun Manet

Cambodian King Sihamoni elected Hun Manet, the son of former Prime Minister Sen, as the new Prime Minister of the country on August 07th, 2023. Now, the party will have to win a “vote of confidence” on August 22nd, 2023.

An MoU as signed between UAE Ministry of Climate and Trends Research Center

Ministry of Climate and Environment

The Ministry of Climate and Environment and TRENDS Research and Development Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Deal will help in further strengthening the UAE’s climate change and environmental sustainability goals as part of its efforts. Along with it, the MoU will promote and strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in various fields related to sustainability, environment, and other shared interests.

India plans to provide Rs 45 crore financial assistance for Sri Lanka’s digital identity development project

Sri Lanka’s positive digital transformation

The Government of India provided a financial assistance of Rs 45 crore in August 2023 in support of a Unique Digital Identity Development Programme for the purpose to promote Sri Lanka’s positive digital transformation.

State News

Indradhanush (IMI) 5.0 Immunization was launched in Coimbatore district

An initiative called Indradhanush (IMI) 5.0 Immunization has been launched in Coimbatore district, aimed at protecting under-five children. The first phase of the campaign will be conducted from August 7 to August 12th, 2023.

  • The initiative aims to provide medical assistance to pregnant women who have not received the adult tetanus-diphtheria (DT) vaccine and to children under five years of age who have missed vaccinations in the National Immunization Reference Schedule.

Prayagraj city was identified as a key development site under Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD2.0).

‘Naimisharanya’ and ‘Prayagraj’ in the state of Uttar Pradesh were identified as major development destinations under “Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD2.0)”. Indian govt launched the “Swadesh Darshan Scheme” (SDS) in the financial year 2014-2015 for the integrated development of tourism circuits

Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Recruitment Bill 2023

On August 7th, 2023, The Telangana State Legislative Assembly passed the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Recruitment Amendment Bill 2023. The bill aims to ensure significant improvement in the transport sector of the state.

Appointment News

Keki Mistry is appointed Financial Services Strategy Advisor at Adar Poonawala’s firm.

The giant Cyrus Poonawalla Group decided to elect Keki Mistry as “Strategic Advisor” for all primary and subsidiary financial services companies under Adar Poonawalla. He served as  the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of HDFC Limited prior to this appointment.

Sports News

Stefanos Tsitsipas wins the Los Cabos ATP 250 trophy

On August 5th, 2023, Famous Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas won the “ATP 250” title or trophy of Los Cabos and defeated Australia’s Alex De Minaur 6-3, 6-4 to win the trophy. He received the 10th title of his career.

Aditi as the first Indian to win the individual world title at the World Archery Championships

On August 5th, 2023, Aditi Swami won a world championship title in the individual category at the final of the World Archery Championship series held in Berlin, Germany. She became the first Indian to do this. She beat Mexico’s Andrea Becerra with a score of 149-147 in this final match.

Prarthana Thombare won the Women’s Doubles Championship at the Barcelona Tennis Series

On August 6th, 2023, Prarthana Thombare and Russian player Tikhonova won the women’s doubles title at the women’s tennis tournament held in Barcelona, Spain. Both beat France’s Estelle and Latvia’s Diana in the final round with the score of 3-6, 6-1, 10-7.

The Kadam -Bhagat pair won gold in the four-nation Para Badminton series held in England

World top-ranked men’s doubles pair Sukant Kadam and  Pramod Bhagat received gold medals in the SL3 and SL4 categories at the Four Nations Combined Para-Badminton International Tournament in Sheffield, England. Katham and Bhagat beat Indian pair of Manoj Sarkar- Deep Ranjan Bisoyee by 21-17 21-17.

Obituary News

Renowned singer Gaddar, known as Battleship, passed away at 77

On August 6th, 2023, Famous Telugu singer Gaddar popularly called Battleship passed away at the age of 77 in Hyderabad due to severe heart disease. His birth name was G Vithal Rao. Gaddar, who was shot by assailants in the 1990s, had a bullet stuck in his spinal cord till the end.

Important Days

Quit India Movement Day

The day of 8th August is observed as Quit India Day every year to commemorate the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. this day is also known as August Kranti Day. on 8th August 1942. Father of Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched Quit India Movement at the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay. The Quit India Movement is also known as the Bharat Chhodo Andolan. In 2021, Indians are celebrating the 79th anniversary of Quit India Day.

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