ISRO launched India’s first solar mission Aditya-L1 successfully.

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India's first solar observatory mission named Aditya L1 from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota.
  • It was launched from the PSLV C57 rocket.
  • In Aditya L1, L1 refers to Lagrange Point 1.
  • Aim: To study the Solar upper atmospheric (chromosphere and corona) dynamics.
  • As per the reports, it will take 125 days (approx 4 months) to reach designated point L1 to study the Sun's mysteries.

India's Dr. R Ravi Kannan wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2023.

  • The Assam-based surgical oncologist Dr. R Ravi Kannan has won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2023 for his revolutionizing cancer treatment in Assam.
  • He worked at the Cancer Institute in Chennai before he moved to Silchar in 2007 to join the Cachar Cancer Hospital.
  • The Magsaysay Award was established in 1957 to reward individuals for integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism in democratic societies.

US State Georgia officially declares October as "Hindu Heritage Month".

  • In an official proclamation, Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp has declared October as Hindu Heritage month.
  • Aim: To celebrate Hindu heritage by emphasizing its rich culture and the diverse spiritual traditions that originate from India.
  • Hindu Heritage Month (HHM) serves as a worldwide endeavor with the objective of spotlighting Hinduism as a longstanding tradition.
  • Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world.

Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates Utkela Airport in Odisha.

  • Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has inaugurated Utkela Airport in Odisha.
  • It has been developed as a regional airport under the UDAN scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India at a cost of Rs 31.07 crore.
  • It has a runway of length 917 metre (2,995 ft) with a width of 30 metre.
  • With the addition of Utkela Airport, Odisha will now have five airports.
  • IndiaOne, will be running the flights on this route from 31 August onwards.

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das ranked top central banker globally.

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has been ranked as the top central banker globally by US-based Global Finance magazine.
  • He has been rated A+ in the Global Finance Central Banker Report Cards 2023.
  • He has been placed at the top of the list of three central bank governors who have been rated A+.
  • Grades are based on a scale from A to F for success in inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability, and interest rate management.

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