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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th January 2023

Published on January 20, 2023
  • According to the India Mobile Gaming Report 2022 published by the gaming platform Mobile Premier League, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has overtaken Maharashtra as the top destination for mobile gamers (MPL).
  • The "Padho Pardesh - Scheme of Interest Subsidy On Educational Loans for Overseas Studies for The Students Belonging to The Minority Communities" has been canceled by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA).
  • The second infrastructure bond sale by the State Bank of India (SBI), the country's biggest bank, earned Rs 9,718 crore at an annual coupon rate of 7.70% for the 15-year bond. A spread of 17 basis points (bps) over the G-Sec (Government Security) curve is represented by the pricing of 7.70%. SBI has now raised money twice since December 2022.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th January 2023
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) and the Carbon Markets Association of India (CMAI) to facilitate regular communication regarding legislative and regulatory changes affecting carbon trading and to support the growth of the Indian carbon market.
  • Every year on January 19 in India, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day is commemorated to honour the founding of the NDRF, which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs. On January 19, 2023, the 18th NDRF Raising Day will be observed.
  • International News:
    • A resolution titled "Education for Democracy" was unanimously adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on January 18, 2023. It emphasizes the right to "education for all" and strengthens democracy.
    • In low- and middle-income nations around the world, children from the poorest households gain the least from national public education funding, according to a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) research titled Transforming Education with Equitable Financing.
    • The oldest runestone in the world has been discovered by archaeologists in Norway. The runic lettering in Oslo, Norway, has a mysterious past that dates back up to 2,000 years, and the inscriptions are from those early years.
  • Awards:
    • At the Ajanta-Ellora Film Festival, the Rajasthani movie "Naanera," which was directed by Dipankar Prakash, won the Golden Kailasha award for best film.
    • The primary young actor in Pan Nalin's Gujarati film Chhello Show is Bhavin Rabari (The Last Film Show). At the 27th Satellite Awards, which were hosted in the US, Bhavin Rabari earned the International Press Academy (IPA) award for "Best Breakthrough Performance."
    • The International Press Academy presented the Honorary Satellite Award to SS Rajamouli's movie RRR.
  • Obituary
    • The oldest person in the world, Lucile Randon, passed away on January 17 at the age of 118. She was a French supercentenarian who went by the name Sister AndrĂ©. After surviving for 118 years and 340 days.
    • The Republic of the Gambia's Vice-President (VP), Badara Alieu Joof, died in India at the age of 65. The country is located in West Africa. Adama Barrow, the president of the Gambia, confirmed his passing. Gambia is where Badara Alieu Joof was born in 1958.
    • Prabhaben Sobhaghchand Shah, a social worker from the UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, and Diu who received the Padma Shri award, passed away in Daman at the age of 92.
  • Appointments
    • Sibi George (IFS: 1993), who resides in Tokyo, has been concurrently accredited as the following Indian ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He now serves as India's ambassador to Japan.
    • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director (ED) of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) on January 18, 2023, for a second, four-year term commencing on June 15, 2023, and ending on June 14, 2027.
    • Sujeet Sharma has joined Vodafone Idea as VP of active network and commercial, where he will oversee the company's procurement.
  • Books:
    • Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, announced the publication of the English translation of the book "Come! Let's Run" by Ma. Subramanian, the minister of health and family welfare for the Tamil Nadu state.
  • Global tech ventures capital investments 2022: India ranked 4th globally
  • PNB launches credit card facility against FDs digitally
  • Ernst & Young predicts the Indian economy to reach USD 26 trillion by 2047
  • India-UAE partnership summit in Dubai
  • WEF conducts First Movers Coalition Leadership Meeting
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