1. National Games 2023 To Be Held In Goa From Oct. 26 To Nov. 9 –


  • The state’s sports minister Govind Gaudeconfirmed that the 37th edition of the National Games 2023 will be held in Goa from October 26 to November 9.
  • The National Games are India’s homespun Olympic-style multi-sport event where athletes from the various states and Union Territories compete for medals.
  • This will be the first time Goa will host the National Games. Goa was awarded the hosting rights for the 36th edition, initially scheduled for 2016.


  1. IMF Raises India’s FY24 GDP Growth Forecast to 6.3% –


  • TheInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its FY24 growth projection for India by 20 basis points to 6.3 per cent, citing stronger than expected consumption between April and June.
  • The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) kept its global growth forecast unchanged at 3 per cent for 2023 and pared down the 2024 projection by 10 basis points to 2.9 per cent.  
  • The IMF’s inflation projection for India has been revised upward to 5.5 per cent for FY24.


  1. International Day of the Girl Child is observed on 11 October –
  • International Girl Child Day is observed on October 11 to recognise the challenges girls face globally and boost their rights.
  • Aim: To focus on the importance of girls’ education, their rights, and promoting gender equality.
  • The theme of 2023 is “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being,”
  • It urges the global community to move beyond reaffirming commitments and invest boldly in the action needed to make changes that could empower girls.