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Current Affairs One-Liner: 11th January 2023

Published on January 11, 2023
  • The construction of the country's first 3x-platform wind turbine generators (WTGs) at Gadag, Karnataka, has been announced by ReNew Power ("ReNew"), one of India's largest independent power producers (IPPs) for renewable energy.
  • The topic for National Science Day 2023 is "Global Science for Global Wellbeing," and it was unveiled by Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, at the National Media Center in New Delhi, Delhi, on January 9, 2023.
  • For a 5-year period, from fiscal years 2022–2023 (FY23) to 2026–2027, the Government of India (GoI) has allocated Rs. 1037.90 crores for the New India Literacy Programme (NILP), a centrally sponsored program (CSS) (FY27).
  • India's fastest payment app, PayRup, has just been released. PayRup provides an enhanced digital payment experience with an amazing user experience and is built on cutting-edge Web 3.0 technology.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 11th January 2023
  • A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for handling stock exchange outages and extending trading hours in the event of an outage was released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) online platform was developed by the South Indian Bank (SIB), with its headquarters in Thrissur, Kerala, and offers immediate online "In Principle" approval of up to Rs. 1 crore.
  • Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Limited ("Kotak General Insurance") has joined forces with Clootrack, a real-time customer experience platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
  • In order to improve the lives of farmers by utilising technology in their agricultural operations, Tata Chemicals and Rallis India Limited, a subsidiary of Garuda Aerospace, a drone manufacturing firm based in Chennai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • A satellite built by 750 girls from government schools will be launched by an ISRO launch vehicle by Space Kidz India, a space technology startup based in Chennai. The satellite known as "AzaadiSAT" has a projected launch date of January 16.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the Aspirational Block Programme (ABP) to boost the performance of blocks that were falling behind in terms of development.
  • A 100-day "Uttar Pradesh Global City" campaign has been launched by the Uttar Pradesh Government ahead of the Global Investors Summit and G-20 Summit
  • A landslide-subsidence zone has been established at Joshimath, which serves as the entrance to Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath. Landslides are currently threatening Joshimath. There are noticeable large fissures between buildings and roads. Approximately 68 families have been relocated.
  • International News:
    • An agreement on cooperation in diplomat training was signed by India and Panama on January 9, 2023, at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP).
    • Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda became the first female vice president of Gabon on January 9, 2023, when Ali Bongo Ondimba, the country's president, made the appointment. She had been the Prime Minister of Gabon since July 2022 before this appointment.
    • The rocket experienced an anomaly during the flight, leading to the failure of the UK's first-ever space mission. From Cornwall, LauncherOne, the first rocket to go into space from the UK, was carried by Virgin Orbit's modified Boeing 747 dubbed "Cosmic Girl."
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Smriti Mandhana, an Indian woman cricketer, was appointed Herbalife International India private limited's brand ambassador on January 9th, 2023. She is the fifth Indian athlete to be sponsored by Herbalife for nutrition.
  • Appointments
    • RS Sodhi, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation's (GCMMF) Managing Director (MD), has resigned from his position. He will be succeeded by Jayen Mehta, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of GCMMF, who has been appointed MD immediately.
    • Facebook's parent firm, Meta, on 9th January 2023, announced the appointment of Vikas Purohit as the Director of Global Business Group for its India operations.
    • Amul, the largest dairy brand in India, is owned by GCMMF.
    • The appointment of Michael Debabrata Patra to a second one-year term as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with effect from January 15, 2023, has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs.
  • Awards and accomplishments:
    • The University of Kerala bagged the ‘Overall Championship’ at the 36th Inter University South Zone Youth Festival in Tirupati.
  • Obituary:
    • Famous Kashmiri poet, translator, and critic Professor Abdur Rehman Rahi, who received the first Jnanpith prize for Kashmir, passed away in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, on January 9, 2023. (J&K). In 1925, he was born in Srinagar.
  • Books:
    • Tamal Bandyopadhyay, an experienced journalist, has released his latest book "Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking" through Jaico Publishing House.
  • Important Days:
    • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th brings attention to a crime that leaves a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world.
    • The theme of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is to wear blue to raise awareness. Every year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that the majority of people are trafficked from Asia to Europe.
  • BharatPe granted a licence as an ePayment Aggregator
  • 80th Golden Globe Awards
  • Gujarat and Rajasthan now top Investment Destinations in India
  • Minister of MSME launched a web portal for RAMP
  • Bank Bond Issuances Reach a Record of Rs. 91,500 Crore: ICRA Report


Q.1 Who is appointed as the Director of Global Business Group for its India operations?
a. RS Sodhi
b. Vikas Purohit
c. Michael Debabrata Patra
d. Chetan Sharma

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