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Current Affairs of September 2023

The new name of Udhampur railway station as decided by Jammu and Kashmir administrationMartyr Tushar Mahajan Railway Station
The bilateral naval exercise conducted by Indian Navy and Singapore Navy from 21 to 24 September at Singapore is namedSIMBEX-2023
The transport aircraft manufactured by Airbus Spain which are being imported by the Indian Air Force to replace Avro HS-748 aircraftAirbus C295
The tennis player from Romania who has been banned by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for four years for dopingSimona Halep
The Indian badminton player who has won the Indonesia Masters Super 100 men's singles title defeating Japan's Koo Takahashi in the finalsKiran George
The team which has won the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time (defeating Serbia in the finals)Germany
The well-known political cartoonist associated with The Times of India and India Today who passed away on 08 September 2023Ajit Ninan
The place in Madhya Pradesh which has become India's first solar city with its 3 MW solar power plant becoming operationalSanchi
The country which has launched the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (Slim) nicknamed Moon Sniper aboard its rocket H-IIA on 07 September 2023Japan
The venue of 20th ASEAN-India Summit on 07 September 2023 attended by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiJakarta, Indonesia
The team which has won the Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Pakistan in the finals at Salalah, OmanIndia
The team which has won the Durand Cup 2023 football tournaments defeating East Bengal in the finalsMohun Bagan SG
The US state which has declared October as the Hindu Heritage monthGeorgia
The actor, writer and director of Hindi movies who has been appointed the President of Film and Television Institute of IndiaR. Madhavan
The Singaporean politician, economist and statesman who has been elected to be the new President of the country from 14 September 2023Tharman Shanmugaratnam
The Indian Railway Traffic Service officer who has become the first woman CEO and Chairperson of the Railway BoardMs. Jaya Verma Sinha

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following place in India have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

1. Sacred Ensembles of Hoysalas: They are a group of 3 temples built by the Hoysala dynasty between 12th and 13th centuries in Karnataka. The temples are:

  1. Chennakeshava Temple is located in Belur (Hassan)
  2. Hoysaleswara Temple is located in Halebidu (Hassan)
  3. Keshav Temple in Somnathpura (Mysuru)

2. Santiniketan: Santiniketan was founded as an ashram by Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore in the 19th century. It is connected to the life and philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, the leading figure of the Bengali Renaissance.


Aditya-L1 is a solar observation satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation. The Aditya-L1 mission will take around 109 Earth days after launch to reach the halo orbit around the L1 point, which is about 1,500,000 km from Earth. The planned mission duration is 5.2 years from the date of launch.

  1. Launch date: 02 Sep 2023, 11.50 IST
  2. Launch vehicle: PSLV-XL
  3. Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
  4. Chokuwa Rice from Assam

What is point L1?

Ans: L1 or Lagrange Point 1 is one of the 5 points located between the sun and the earth where the gravitational pull of two large masses precisely equals the centripetal force required for a small object to move with them. They have been named after the Italian-French mathematician Josephy-Louis Lagrange. WIND and SOHO are other spacecraft positioned at L1 point. The L1 point of the Earth-Sun system affords an uninterrupted view of the sun.

Asia Cup 2023

Held from 30 August to 17 September 2023.

Hosts: Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Winners: India (8th title)

Runners-up: Sri Lanka

Player of the series: Kuldeep Yadav (India)

Most runs: Shubman Gill (302) (India)

Most wickets: Matheesha Pathirana (11) (Sri Lanka)

Teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan

Finals played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Player of the match of the finals: Mohammed Siraj (India). Mohammed Siraj also became the first Indian bowler to claim 4 wickets in an over in ODI.

US Open 2023

Men's SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Women's SinglesCoco Gauff (USA)Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
Men's DoublesRajiv Ram (USA) and Joe Salisbury (UK)Rohan Bopanna (India) and Matthew Ebden (Australia)
Women's Doubles Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Erin Routliffe (New Zealand)Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Vera Zvonareva (Russia)
Mixed DoublesAnna Danilina (Kazakhstan) and Harri Heliovaara (Finland)Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek (USA)

Note: Novak Djokovic now has the maximum number of Grand Slam Men's Singles titles i.e. 24.

Important Days of September

International Day of Charity: 05 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2013

Note: 05 September is the death anniversary of Mother Teresa

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: 07 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: Together for clean air

International Literacy Day: 08 September 2023

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 1996

Theme: Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2023

Designated by: International Association for Suicide Prevention

First observed: 2003

Theme: Creating Hope through Action

International Day of Democracy: 15 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2008

Theme: Empowering the Next Generation

International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer: 16 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1995

World Patient Safety Day: 17 September 2023

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First observed: 2019

Theme: Engaging patients for patient safety

International Day of Peace: 21 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1982

Theme: Actions for peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!

65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

The following have been awarded the 65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards:

  1. Mr. Korvi Rakshand (Bangladesh): For developing inclusive education for the underprivileged children in Bangladesh
  2. Mr. Eugenio Lemos (Timor-Leste): For notable contributions to how young Timorese views nature and their surroundings.
  3. Ms. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (Philippines): For unwavering belief in the transformative power of non-violent strategies in peacebuilding
  4. Dr Ravi Kannan R (India): Strong devotion to his medical profession, focusing on what medicine is truly for: pro-health and people-centred treatment.

New GI Tags

The following items have been bestowed Geographical Indication (GI) tags recently

  1. Bhaderwah Rajmash from Doda and Ramban districts (J&K)
  2. Sulai honey from Ramban district (J&K)
  3. Salem Sago from Salem district (Tamil Nadu)