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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st & 22nd January 2023

Published on January 22, 2023
  • The ISRO "Shukrayaan" expedition to Venus has reportedly been delayed until 2031. The epidemic delayed ISRO's initial schedule for the launch of Shukrayaan I until December 2024.
  • India's military was classified as the fourth-most powerful in the world in the Global Firepower Report 2023. The United States of America is the world's most powerful nation, followed by Russia (second), China (third), India (fourth), and the United Kingdom (fifth).
  • The underground metro station being built in Pune's Civil Court would be the deepest metro station in India, according to a statement made on January 18 by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro).
  • The first Global Tourism Investors Summit will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from April 10–12, 2023, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism.
  • The next stage of Mastercard's renowned "Girls4Tech" program has begun in India. The American India Foundation and the Mastercard Impact Fund both provide funding for this program.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st & 22nd January 2023
  • The first Indian Union Territory to go entirely digital is Jammu & Kashmir. In Jammu & Kashmir, all governmental and administrative services are currently only available online.
  • An Indo-Russian joint venture just began producing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by the Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) to establish the Centre for Maritime Economy and Connectivity.
  • In order to establish an annual performance target for 2022–2023, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • In order to simplify its liability profile and foster market growth, the Government of India (GoI) has been conducting conversion/switch operations with both market participants and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Bicycles, electric vehicles (EVs), mobile devices, consumer durables, and kitchen appliances are just a few examples of the lifestyle goods that Paytail Commerce Private Limited (Paytail) and HDB Financial Services Limited can offer loans for.
  • In honour of its achievements in furthering the objectives of financial inclusion and fostering inclusive growth, ESAF Small Finance Bank has been named the winner of the prestigious Inclusive Finance India Awards 2022.
  • For the Indian Army's order of six AH-64E Apache Combat helicopters, Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL), a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and American aircraft manufacturer, Boeing Company, delivered the first fuselage.
  • The Department of Fisheries, Kerala, Udupi Cochin Shipyard Limited (UCSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), and five fishermen Self-Help Group (SHGs) societies from Kerala have signed a tripartite agreement to build ten deep-sea tuna long liner-cum-gill netter fishing vessels.
  • In Manjare village, Thane district, Maharashtra, in the Northern Western Ghats, Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) led by Dr. Mandar Datar discovered a rare low-altitude basalt plateau holding 76 species of plants and shrubs from 24 different families.
  • International News:
    • Pakistan has the lowest economy in South Asia, according to the World Bank.
    • The Boeing Company has received a $425 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the agency's sustainable flight demonstrator project.
  • Awards:
    • Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB) received the Best Small Bank Award 2022 in the Business Today-KPMG "Best Banks Survey for the year 2022" (BT-KPMG Best banks survey). Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister, gave S. Krishnan the award (TMB MD and CEO).
    • Krishna Vavilala, an Indian-American, won the MLK Grande Parade Special Award as the country remembered the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. for his efforts to integrate the Indian diaspora into mainstream America.
    • Manish Tiwari, the creator of a multicultural marketing business born in India, was given the title of "The Freedom of the City of London" for his services to the financial industry in the British capital.
    • A notable civilian honour in Bahrain, the Isa Award for Service to Humanity 2023, was given to renowned Nepali ophthalmologist Dr. Sanduk Ruit.
    • For the outstanding actions made by the GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) in incorporating sustainability as one of its main ideas, the New Goa Manohar International Airport (MIA), previously Mopa International Airport, earned the "Best Sustainable Greenfield Airport" award.
  • Obituary
    • Nilmani Phookan, a prominent Assamese poet and Jnanpith Award and Padma Shri Awardee, passed away in Guwahati, Assam, on January 19, 2023, at the age of 89. In Assam's Dergaon (current-day Golaghat), he was born in 1933.
  • Appointments
    • The National Health Authority (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has chosen Praveen Sharma as its Director.
    • Aruna Miller has scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American politician to be sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor in the state of Maryland, adjoining the US capital.
    • Vishal Kapoor, the CEO of the state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has taken on the additional responsibility of becoming the CEO of Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a division of EESL.
  • Sports:
    • Laxman Rawat of the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won the final of the "Baulkline" NSCI All India Snooker Open 2023 by defeating Aditya Mehta, another PSPB opponent, by a score of 9-6.
  • India’s Indigenous mobile operating system: BharatOS
  • ETS to setup PARAKH: A uniform evaluation system launched by GoI
  • RBI gives report on state Government Budgets
  • LIC launched Jeevan Azad plan
  • Brand Guardianship Index 2023
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