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National News:

  • India’s Space Mission: The countdown for the launch of India’s mission Aditya to the Sun begins.
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award Recipient: Assam-based oncologist Ravi Kannan wins the 2023 Ramon Magsaysay award.
  • Historic Railway Appointment: Jaya Verma Sinha was appointed as Chairperson of the Railway Board, becoming the first woman to head the Board.
  • Press and Registration Act Amendments: The Union government issued a notification for the implementation of amendments to the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867.
  • Fight Against Child Marriages: The drive against child marriages in Assam will be relaunched in September, as per Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
  • Historically Low August Rainfall: Rainfall in August has been the lowest in over a century, according to the IMD.
  • Rashtriya Poshan Maah: The 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah begins on September 1, and the government is celebrating it throughout the month of September this year.
  • Amrit Kalash Yatra: Home Minister Amit Shah to start Amrit Kalash Yatra from New Delhi.
  • Preserving Heritage: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) launches the ‘Adopt a Heritage 2.0’ program.

Economy & Corporate:

  • GDP Growth: India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) registers a growth of 7.8 percent in the April-June quarter of the current fiscal year (2023-2024).
  • GST Collections: India’s goods and services tax (GST) collections in August grew by 11 percent on an annual basis.
  • Digital Transactions Milestone: 10 billion UPI transactions are performed for the first time in a month in India.

World:

  • Singaporean Presidential Election: Singaporeans are voting today in the country’s first contested Presidential election in more than a decade.
  • Leadership Change in Gabon: Army officers of the African nation Gabon named Gen Brice Oligui Nguema as the new leader.
  • Language Model Release: Jais, the World’s Most Advanced Arabic Large Language Model, has been released.

Sports:

  • Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifiers: India beats Malaysia 7-5 and Japan 35-1 to enter the semifinals at Salalah in Oman.
  • Neeraj Chopra’s Javelin Success: Neeraj Chopra finishes second in the men’s javelin event in the Zurich Diamond League and qualifies for the Diamond League finals.
  • Chess Rankings: Gukesh replaces Viswanathan Anand as the country’s top-ranked player in Chess.

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