Daily Current Affairs 8 August 2023

On 8th August 2023, there were some important National and International Events were held. Here we are providing the Major events and Current Affairs Point for various Competitive Exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB etc.,

General Awareness & Current Affairs on 8 August 2023

1.19 lakh students benefited under Naya Savera Scheme

More than 1.19 lakh beneficiaries have been benefited under the Naya Savera Scheme (‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme) since its inception. Out of which 12,155 beneficiaries were from the state of Andhra Pradesh. The scheme was implemented across the country through empanelled Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs). It was discontinued w.e.f. 2022-23.

What was the Naya Savera Scheme?

The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India implemented the ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme to provide free coaching to students/candidates belonging to economically weaker sections of minority communities for preparation of entrance examinations of technical/professional courses and competitive examinations. Depending upon the coaching programme allocated to the PIAs, the duration of the coaching period under the scheme was from 3 months to 2 years.

Digital portal of Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies launched

The digital portal of the Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies (CRCS) office in Pune, Maharashtra has been launched by Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Minister Amit Shah. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde and Union Minister of State for Ministry of Cooperation L Verma were also present on the occasion.

Amit Shah in his address said that the culture of cooperatives spread across the country from Maharashtra only and the Cooperative model of Maharashtra is taking the cooperative movement forward in the country.

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Vishwakavi Rabindranath Tagore’s 82nd death anniversary is being observed in Bangladesh.

According to the Gregorian calendar, Rabindranath died at the age of 80 on August 7 in 1941. But in Bangladesh, his death anniversary is observed on Sraban 22 of the Bengali calendar.

Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European poet to win the Nobel Prize for literature. He won it for the English translation of “Gitanjali”, a collection of poems in 1913. Tagore has the rare honour to write a national anthem for two countries: India’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and Bangladesh’s ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’.

18th Century Tamil Manuscripts discovered in Italy

In a ground-breaking discovery, Palm manuscripts from the 18th Century titled Gnanamuyarchi, have been found in an Armenian monastery in Northern Italy. The findings shed enough light on the rich history and cultural exchanges between different regions during that time.

The discovery was made by Tamil Bharathan, a doctoral scholar of the Special Centre for Tamil Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who was allowed access to the manuscripts. The manuscripts were safely stored within the monastery.

India successfully meets 6.4% fiscal deficit target for FY23

According to the data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), the fiscal deficit in absolute terms for the fiscal year 2022-23 was Rs 17.3 lakh crore, slightly lower than the previous year’s figure of Rs 17.5 lakh crore. Total receipts for FY23 reached Rs 24.6 lakh crore, surpassing the centre’s revised estimate of Rs 24.3 lakh crore, an increase of 11.2% over FY22.

The fiscal deficit represents the difference between the government’s revenue and expenditure. Indian economy’s recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in sharp revenue growth, with monthly gains in Goods and Services Tax (GST) receipts proving particularly very robust.

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Punjab’s Gatka gets included as a demonstration sport in 2023 National Games

India has been actively promoting indigenous sports to celebrate and preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditional games. Gatka, a traditional martial art form associated with Punjab, is one such indigenous sport. Gatka has been officially included as a demonstration sport in the 2023 National Games, scheduled to be held in Goa in October.

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