Daily Current Affairs 14th September, 2023

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Punjab: CM Bhagwant Singh Mann lays foundation stone of Saragarhi memorial in Ferozpur
Warm tributes were paid to the martyrs of the battle of Saragarhi at various places including Ferozepur and Amritsar in Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann laid the foundation stone of a Saragarhi memorial in Ferozpur and directed officials to complete it within next six months.

  • About 126 years ago, on 12 September 1897, 21 brave soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment of the British-Indian Army gave their martyrdom while fighting against about 10 thousand Afghani tribesmen. The 36th Sikh Regiment is now known as the 4th Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army.


NATO Countries planning to hold biggest military exercise since the Cold War
The NATO Countries are planning to hold the biggest military exercise since the Cold War. It will start in the spring next year. It is expected to involve between 500 and 700 air combat missions, more than 50 ships, and about 41,000 troops. The exercise is designed to model potential manoeuvres against an enemy modelled on a coalition led by Russia, named Occasus for the purposes of the drill. It is to practice repelling a Russian attack against a member of the alliance.

  • The “Steadfast Defender” exercises is part of NATO’s push to transform from crisis response to a war-fighting alliance. The drills will be carried out on the territory of Germany, Poland, and the Baltic countries.
  • Sweden, whose full accession to NATO is yet to be approved, is expected to join the drills. Bringing the total number of nations involved to 32.


Amazon’s AWS ties up with ISRO to advance its AI capabilities with cloud technologies
Cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to support space-tech innovations through cloud computing, the company announced.

  • As per the company, this collaboration will give space start-ups, research institutes and students access to cutting edge cloud technologies that accelerate the development of new solutions in the space sector.

Nabard partners with UNDP India for data-driven innovations in agriculture
UNDP India and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-create data-driven innovations in agriculture and food systems to support smallholder farmers.

  • Under the MoU, the organisations will work to improve lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers by sharing open-source data for product development, transfer of technology and supporting the framing of agrarian policies, Nabard and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India said.

India becomes Bangladesh’s largest export partner suppressing Japan, China
India has emerged as Bangladesh’s largest export partner, more so than Japan and China. Joint Secretary (Bangladesh and Myanmar) in the Union Ministry of External Affairs Smita Pant said.

  • Smita Pant disclosed that the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and India has experienced remarkable growth, with exports to Bangladesh skyrocketing from USD 450 million to a substantial USD 2 billion. This substantial surge in trade underscores the growing economic ties between the two South Asian nations.

iPhone 15 Series to Feature ISRO-Certified GPS Technology
American technology giant Apple, in its recently held event ‘Wonderlust’, launched four new models in the iPhone 15 series in India and other global markets. The latest iPhones will be available in India from September 22 in India. It was Apple’s first iPhone launch after the tech giant opened its stores in Delhi and Mumbai.

  • Apple has Precision dual-frequency GPS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, and NavIC) Digital compass Wi-Fi Cellular, and iBeacon micro-location. It is the NavIC which is developed by Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).


Haryana Govt appoints renowned film actress Mita Vashisth as Chairperson of Haryana Film and Entertainment Policy Governing Council
Haryana Government has appointed renowned film actress Mita Vashisth as the Chairperson of the Governing Council established to oversee the implementation of the Haryana Film and Entertainment Policy.

  • The position of Chairperson has become vacant due to the untimely demise of the esteemed director, producer, and actor Satish Kaushik, who was initially appointed as the first Chairman of the Governing Council by the State Government.


Jamia university Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar honored with lifetime achievement award in academia
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar, was recently presented ‘Lifetime Achievement Award-Academia. 

  • The award was presented to her by Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar (Padma Vibhushan) at the Grand Conference and award function titled “Making India Employable” was organised by TeamLease Edtech.
  • Akhtar was selected for the award by a jury panel comprising of educationists and industry experts. She has been awarded for her “great efforts to connect education to employment”.


NASA’s Mars rover instrument MOXIE generates enough oxygen for small dog
A breakthrough instrument on NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is considered a mission success after producing enough oxygen for a small dog to breathe for about 10 hours.

  • The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or MOXIE, is a microwave-sized device that takes unbreathable Martian air and turns it into oxygen humans – and dogs – rely on.
  • The team behind the experimental instrument recently revealed that since Percy landed on Mars, MOXIE has been working like a dream.


60 new elephant corridors identified across country, count reaches 150
The Centre has identified over 60 new corridors used by elephants for movement between two habitats, taking the total number of identified passages across the country to 150, according to a report by the Ministry of Environment.

  • The last listing of corridors by the central government was done in 2010. As many as 88 elephant corridors were listed then.
  • The report Elephant Corridor Report 2023 was released by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav. The report mentions that 74 out of the 88 elephant corridors that were listed in 2010 are found to be presently active concerning elephant use.

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