Daily GK Update - 9th August 2023 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 9th August 2023 Current Affairs
09-August 2023...........

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                                                Current Affairs

                                                National Affairs

The Union Cabinet has approved funds for the BhartNet Programme.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved 1.39 Lakh Crore Rupees for BharatNet Project.
  • BharatNet Project aims at promoting broadband connectivity.

Chhattisgarh CM transfers Rs 15 crore as part of Godhan Nyay Yojana.

  • Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel transfers Rs 15 crore in online mode to support beneficiaries as part of Godhan Nyay Yojana.
  • As part of the flagship it was started to support cattle rearers, women’s self-help groups (SHGs), and ‘gauthan’ committees.

The Central Government launches Bhartiya Vastra Evam Shilp Kala.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the e-portal Bhartiya Vastra Evam Shilp Kala on National Handloom Day.
  • This portal has been developed by NIFT (National Institute for Fashion Technology).

                                          International News

Cambodian King appoints Hun Sen’s son as new Prime Minister.

  • Cambodia’s King appointed Hun Sen’s son the country’s new leader, beginning a handover of power that ends nearly four decades of rule.

New COVID variant Eris is spreading rapidly in the UK.

  • The United Kingdom has witnessed the spread of new COVID variant Eris or EG.5.1 at a faster rate across the country and become a significant contributor to COVID-19 cases in the UK.

Iraq becomes the 18th country recognized by WHO for eliminating Trachoma.

  • Iraq has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the 18th country to successfully eliminate trachoma as a public health concern.


India is the 18th largest exporter in the world, According to the WTO Report.

  • According to the World Trade Organisation’s World Trade Statistics Review has placed India on the 18th spot.
  • India is the 9th largest merchandise exporter.

                                                Important Days

World Lion Day 2023- 10th August

  • World Lion Day is observed on August 10 each year. The day is observed annually on a global scale to raise awareness about their conservation and protection.


Indian wrestlers win 11 medals at World u­17 championships.

  • India ended their 2023 World Cadet Wrestling Championships, meant for under-17 grapplers, with a total of 11 medals, including a gold, at Istanbul, Turkey.

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