Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th January 2023

Published on January 18, 2023
  • The Western Seaboard hosted the 21st iteration of the India and France bilateral naval exercise "VARUNA" during January 16–20, 2023.
  • Indian Railways will operate the "Shri Ram-Janaki Yatra: Ayodhya to Janakpur" Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC tourist train, which will travel via the two most significant pilgrimage centers of the neighbouring countries of India and Nepal, Ayodhya and Janakpur.
  • A virtual mega book fair for Delhi government schools was launched by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Through the online platform, the Directorate of Education's schools will be able to stock their libraries with books and make sure that they arrive at the school's door.
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences, announced on January 15 that the Doppler weather radar network will cover the entire nation by 2025, allowing for more precise forecasting of extreme weather events. By 2023, there will be 37 Doppler radars operating across the nation, up from 15 in 2013.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th January 2023
  • The legendary Jallikattu bull-taming competition got underway on January 15, 2023, in the Tamil Nadu village of Avaniyapuram.
  • In conjunction with the Ministry of Culture and the New Delhi Municipal Council, the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth (SPIC MACAY) is pleased to announce the return of its well-liked "Music in the Park" series, now known as "Shruti Amrut."
  • 25,000 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations will be installed nationally, according to Tata Power, in order to assist in a quicker uptake of emobility over the next five years.
  • The State-level steering committee for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) of the Odisha government has approved an annual plan of INR 1,086 crore with an emphasis on lowering human-animal conflicts for the 2023–24 fiscal year.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has granted type certification to Bengaluru, Karnataka-based Asteria Aerospace Limited for its homegrown A200-XT drone (DGCA).
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its annual report, "State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2022–23," which offers information and analysis on the financial standing of Indian state governments for FY23. "Capital Formation in India - The Role of States" is the focus of the 2023 Report.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued "Acquisition and Holding of Shares or Voting Rights in Banking Companies Directions, 2023" on January 16, 2023, allowing promoters to hold 26% rather than the current 15% of a bank's paid-up share capital or voting rights after the bank has been in operation for 15 years.
  • For the purpose of providing loans to the MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) and SME sectors, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with VFS Capital Limited, which has its headquarters in Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • The NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTPC Limited (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tripura for the development of Floating and Ground Mounted based Renewable Energy Projects in Tripura
  • International News:
    • Recently, a 1000-year-old Viking hall was discovered in Denmark. Up to 131 feet long and 26–33 feet wide, the Viking hall. The building's roof was supported by 10–12 oak pillars.
  • Sports News:
    • The television rights for the Women's IPL have been awarded to Viacom18 for a staggering Rs 951 crore over a five-year period.
    • The Yonex- Sunrise India Open 2023, the official name of the India Open, was held in New Delhi from January 17 to January 22, 2023.
    • Viktor Axelsen of Denmark won the men's singles Malaysia Open competition in 2023 by defeating Kodai Naraoka of Japan.
    • Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, the top-seeded Indian team, won the Bangkok Open championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
  • Awards:
    • The first-ever Federal Bank Literary Award 2022 went to renowned author K Venu for his autobiography, "Oranweshananthinte Katha."
  • Obituary
    • Mukarram Jah, also known as Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the titular Nizam VIII of Hyderabad, passed dead at his home in Istanbul, Türkiye, at the age of 89. On October 6, 1933, he was born in Nice, France.
  • Getting More Than 5% of a Bank's Stock Now Requires RBI Prior Approval
  • ICAI released “Standard on Sustainability Assurance Engagements (SSAE) 3000”
  • Single largest all-women platoon of peacekeepers deployed in Abyei
  • Indian Railways ordered locomotives worth Rs 26,000 crore from Siemens Mobility
  • WDRA and SBI Signed an Agreement to Support Farmers

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