Top 10 Current Affairs September 2023

4 Oct 2023  Read 6081 Views

It’s that time of the month when we do our monthly current affairs recap. We're here to provide you with an overview of the most noteworthy events and developments from the previous month, September 2023. This roundup will cover various categories, including appointments, national and international news, sports, awards, and important days.

So let’s get started. 

Appointments of September month

  • ICICI Bank's Reappointment: Sandeep Bakhshi has been reappointed as the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank for a three-year term by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  • HDFC's Leadership Continuity: The RBI has approved the continuation of Sashidhar Jagdishan as the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC for another three years.

  • Singapore's President: In a historic election, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an Indian-origin economist born in Singapore, has emerged victorious as the new President of Singapore. His election marks a significant moment in Singapore's political landscape. 

National News of September month

  • NCERT Status: The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has been granted 'Deemed to be University' status under the 'De Novo' category by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This designation allows NCERT to establish new institutions for specialized studies and research.

  • Aditya-L1 Solar Mission: ISRO achieved a significant milestone with the successful launch of Aditya-L1, India's first observatory-class space-based solar mission. The mission aims to study the Sun over the next five years.
    Read our blog on Aditya L1: India's First Solar Mission to learn more about one of the most ambitious missions of ISRO.

  • India's First Solar City: Sanchi, located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, has been inaugurated as India's first solar city. Solar plants in Sanchi will cater to the city's electricity and agricultural needs.

  • Geographical Indication Tags (G.I. Tags): Several states have received G.I. tags for their unique products, including Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah Rajma and Sulai Honey, Assam's Chokuwa Rice, Odisha's Koraput Kalajeera Rice, and Andhra Pradesh's Atreyapuram Pootharekulu.

  • Gender Representation in Parliament: A bill proposing 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies has been introduced to promote gender equity and enhance women's representation in India's legislative bodies. The bill also includes sub-reservations for marginalized groups.

Read our blog on one of the most progressive bills of 2023 in our recent blog on Women Reservation Act: Key Highlights of Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam

  • National Judicial Grid Portal (NJGP): The Supreme Court of India has launched the National Judicial Grid Portal, which serves as a national repository of data related to pending, instituted, and disposed of cases in various courts across India.

International News of September month

  • Indo-Canada Relations: Tensions have arisen as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made statements suggesting India's involvement in killing Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a pro-Khalistani supporter and alleged terrorist in India.

Read our blog on India-Canada Tensions: Khalistan issue fueling Indo-Canada relations to understand the issue in depth.

  • Five Eyes Alliance: Founded in 1941, this signals intelligence alliance includes the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, aiming for joint cooperation in intelligence matters.

  • 18th G20 Summit: India hosted the 18th G20 Summit in New Delhi, with the theme "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam." Notable outcomes included the adoption of the 'Delhi Declaration,' the admission of the African Union to the G20 (now G21), and the launch of the India-led Global Biofuel Alliance and India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC).

  • Military Exercises 

Varuna-23: India and France conducted the Varuna-23 maritime exercise, divided into two phases, along India's Western Seaboard and the Arabian Sea.

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Countries Rankings: India secured the 30th position in the 2023 rankings, which assess countries on parameters like adventure, agility, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, openness for business, power, quality of life, and social purpose.

  • Quality of Life Index 2023: India ranked 52nd in the Quality of Life Index, which evaluates countries based on parameters such as internet affordability, quality, infrastructure, security, and e-government.

Sports of September month

  • Historic Transgender Cricket Player: Danielle McGahey, a 29-year-old Australian cricketer, made history by becoming the first transgender individual to play international cricket, representing the Canada women's national cricket team.

  • US Open 2023: The 143rd edition of the US Open saw Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff securing victories in the men's and women's singles, respectively.

  • World Archery Championship 2023: In a historic moment for Indian archery, the World Archery Championship 2023 witnessed a remarkable display of talent, resulting in India's first-ever gold medals in various categories. Jyothi V, Parneet Kaur, and Aditi Swami Together formed the Women’s Compound Team that clinched the Gold.

  • Asia Cup 2023: India emerged victorious in the Asia Cup cricket tournament held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with notable performances from players like Mohammed Siraj and Shubhman Gill.

  • 19th Asian Games 2023: India sent its largest-ever contingent to the 19th Asian Games in China, featuring 655 athletes across various sports.

Awards of September month

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman received this prestigious award, India's highest recognition in the world of cinema.

  • Praveena Anjana: India's Miss International 2023
    Praveena Anjana from Udaipur has been crowned Miss International India 2023. She is set to represent India at the prestigious Miss International pageant in Japan this October. 

  • 65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Celebrating Excellence

  • The Ramon Magsaysay Awards, known as the 'Nobel Prize of Asia,' were recently announced in a prestigious ceremony in Manila, Philippines. Vinoba Bhave was the first Indian recipient. 

Important Days of September month

  • National Teachers’ Day: Celebrated on the 5th of September, the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, this day aims to honor and appreciate the contributions of teachers.

  • National Hindi Diwas: Celebrated on the 14th of September, this day highlights the significance of linguistic diversity in the country.

  • International Day of Peace: Celebrated on the 21st of September with the theme "Action for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals" reminds us of our collective commitment to a more peaceful world.

  • World Alzheimer's Day: Celebrated on the 21st of September ,  Dedicated to raising awareness and challenging the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease.

Conclusion

In summary, September 2023 brought us a plethora of significant events and developments across various domains. From key appointments and historic achievements to global recognitions and sporting triumphs, the month was filled with noteworthy stories. As we wrap up this monthly current affairs recap, stay informed with Finology.

About the Author: Devansh Dixit | 35 Post(s)

Devansh is a 4th-year law student from Amity Law School Noida (Uttar Pradesh), currently interning at Finology Legal. He is specialising in business and commercial laws. 

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