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India’s representation at the 19th Asian Games involves a formidable 33-member shooting contingent. This contingent is set to vie for a grand total of 51 medals, participating across a spectrum of events encompassing individual, team, and mixed-team categories, spanning three distinct disciplines – rifle, pistol, and shotgun. 

The women’s shooting squad’s collective score of 1886.0 secured them the coveted silver medal, marking India’s inaugural medal achievement in this edition of the Games.
Notably, the gold medal was secured by the formidable Chinese team.


India’s First Lighthouse Festival

  • Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways oversees lighthouses in India
  • Plan to transform 75 lighthouses into tourist destinations
  • Initiative part of Lighthouse Heritage Tourism Plan
  • Inaugural Lighthouse Festival of India in Goa from September 23 to 25


What is the women’s reservation bill?

  • The women’s reservation bill seeks to reserve 33 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women.
  • According to the bill, one-third of the total number of seats reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be reserved for women from those groups. These reserved seats may be allotted by rotation to different constituencies in the state or union territory.
  • Despite being a crucial step towards gender parity and inclusive governance, the bill has remained in legislative limbo for far too long. While the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010, it was not tabled in the Lower House of Parliament until today.
  • The bill says that the reservation of seats for women shall cease to exist 15 years after the commencement of the amendment act.


  • Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship introduces Skill India Digital, a Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI).

  • Its primary objective is to consolidate multiple government initiatives related to skill development, education, employment, and entrepreneurship onto one platform.

  • Skill India Digital features an easy-to-use interface designed to work on various devices.

  • The platform supports multiple Indian languages to ensure accessibility for a wide range of users.

  • Users can create digital CVs (resumes) with personalized QR codes, making it convenient for potential employers or partners to access their information.

  • Secure access to the platform requires Aadhaar-based eKYC (Electronic Know Your Customer), enhancing user verification and data security.


Delhi’s EV Policy 2.0: Prioritizing Sustainable Mobility

  • Delhi government launching EV Policy 2.0
  • Focus on EV retro-fitment to extend vehicle lifespan
  • Exploring affordability through subsidies and incentives
  • Approval required from designated testing agencies for retrofit kits
  • Investment in research and development for technology advancement
  • Part of Delhi’s efforts to combat air pollution and promote sustainable transportation.


Nipah virus is a highly dangerous pathogen that causes brain damage and spreads to humans when they come into direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected bats, pigs, or individuals. It was initially recognized in 1999 amid an outbreak of sickness that primarily affected pig farmers and those in close proximity to pigs in Malaysia and Singapore.

Kerala, especially the Kozhikode and Malappuram districts have been particularly vulnerable to the Nipah virus as the areas have seen outbreaks in 2018 and 2021. As of now, there is no treatment or vaccine against the Nipah virus and as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), the infection has a high fatality rate of 73%.


On September 9 and 10, the G20 New Delhi Summit was held in New Delhi, hosted by India as the G20 Presidency, and Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, attended it. The overview of the Summit is as follows.

G20 New Delhi Summit

-Saturday, September 9
 Session 1 “One Earth
 Session 2 “One Family
-Sunday, September 10
 Session 3 “One Future

A: G20 member countries
 Japan, India (Presidency), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kindom, United States, European Union

B: Invited countries
 Bangladesh, Comoros (African Union (AU) Chair), Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates

C. International organizations
 Asian Development Bank (ADB), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), Financial Stability Board (FSB), International Labor Organization (ILO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Solar Alliance (ISA), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN), World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), World Trade Organization (WTO)

The International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released over $1 million from its emergency disaster fund to support the Moroccan Red Crescent’s work on the ground.


A powerful earthquake that struck Morocco late Friday night killed at least 2,122 people, the country’s Interior Ministry said. More than 1400 people are critically injured. Morocco’s government said that 2,000 died and 2,421 were injured after a powerful quake, more than doubling the earlier toll. 

The International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released over $1 million from its emergency disaster fund to support the Moroccan Red Crescent’s work on the ground.


The ministry of education, the ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship, and Meta(formerly Facebook) jointly unveiled an initiative titled “Education to Entrepreneurship: Empowering Students, Educators and Entrepreneurs.”

The initiative’s primary goal is to nature this expedition and motivate young individuals to turn their educational groundwork into flourishing enterprises. Meta unveiled this endeavor in partnership with both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

At the launch event, Meta unveiled three significant partnerships with the attendance of Union Minister for Education, Skill DEvelopment & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and Ministry of state for skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar.



The Reliance Foundation opens scholarship applications to award 5000 first year UG students

The scholarship seeks to provide a grant of up to Rs 2 lakh and an opportunity to be part of an enabling support system and a vibrant alumni network.

Students in the first-year of their UG programmes in the academic session 2023-24 studying in any branch can apply to avail this scholarship by October 15.

Interested students can check and apply at


President Droupadi Murmu bestowed prestigious National Teachers’ Award for the year 2023 upon 75 deserving recipients. 

In an expansion of its scope this year, the national teacher’ Award will encompass educators from the department of higher education and the ministry of skills development & Entrepreneurship. This broader inclusion reflects a commitment to acknowledge the exceptional contributions made by teachers across various educational sectors.

The awards for 2023 will be distributed:-

  • 50 School Teachers
  • 13 teachers from Higher Education
  • 12 teachers from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.


The government has formed a committee to explore the possibility of ‘One Nation One Election’ ahead of upcoming elections. The group’s main objective is to investigate the feasibility of implementing “One Nation One Election”, a concept heavily advocated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speculation has heightened about a possible rescheduling of electoral timelines, both for the Lok Sabha and various state assemblies. This comes on the heels of an upcoming special session of Parliament, slated for September 18-22. Although the agenda for this meeting is yet to be disclosed, political pundits are pondering whether it will revolve around this hot topic.


The central government, the country’s main authority, has decided that students will now have the opportunity to sit for board exams two times a year. They made this decision because of the advice given in the National Education Policy (NEP), a set of essential ideas about education.

Key Objectives of NCF 2023:

  • Dual Board Exams: Students can retain their best scores by holding board exams twice a year.
  • Stream Flexibility: Students can choose their streams in classes 11 and 12.
  • Language Mandate: Making it obligatory for students in classes 11 and 12 to study two languages, including at least one Indian language.
  • New Textbooks: Developing updated textbooks for the upcoming 2024 academic session.

Congratulations Neeraj Chopra on your remarkable achievement! Your dedication and hard work have led you to this well-deserved victory. You’ve made the nation proud. Keep shining and inspiring!

Neeraj got the deal done in his second attempt, launching avelin to 88.17m at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary, to become India’s first-ever World Athletics Championships gold medallist.

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National Film Awards are the most prestigious awards, which are announced annually to honour the best filmmaking talent across the country. Allu Arjun bagged the Best Actor award for the film Pushpa: The Rise, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the award for Best Actress for the films Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the award for Best Feature Film. The Kashmir Files won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 69th National Film Awards.

Shoojit Sircar’s biographical historical drama Sardar Udham won several awards at the 69th National Film Awards. Apart from being named the Best Hindi Film, it also bagged Best Cinematography (Avik Mukhopadhyay), Best Audiography (Sinoy Joseph), Best Production Design (Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta) and Best Costume Design (Veera Kapur Ee) awards.