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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd January 2023

Published on January 23, 2023
  • The Telangana Police's Women Safety Wing has unveiled the "Cyber Congress project," which aims to educate, empower, and give the next generation the tools they need to defend themselves and their communities against cybercrime.
  • Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann unveiled the grandiose "School of Eminence" project on January 22, 2023. The project attempts to improve the standard of instruction in state-run schools.
  • The 8th India International Science Festival-2022 (IISF) was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from January 21 to 24. The festival's opening was performed by Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
  • India Post launched its "Tarang Mail Service" in Gujarat to deliver packages and mail by sea, and Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan officially launched the service at Surat's Hazira port.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd January 2023
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai opened the fourth iteration of the Millets & Organics - International Trade Fair in Thripuravasini, Bengaluru.
  • For the hotel, healthcare, and educational sectors, the Central Government simplified export requirements under the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme.
  • The Ministry of Consumer Affairs released "Endorsements Knowhows!" guidelines for social media influencers, including famous people and virtual personas, to disclose the promotional content of the goods or services they recommend and their financial ties to those.
  • At the Government Higher Secondary School, MMDA Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, The American India Foundation (AIF) opened India's first STEM Innovation and Learning Center (SILC) under the Vanavil Mandram program and launched the drone and satellite launch vehicle (DSLV) mission (TN).
  • At Amritapuri in Kollam, Kerala, the Civil 20 Engagement Group (C20), the official engagement group of India's G20 (Group of 20) leadership, was launched to reflect the voices of nonprofit, volunteer citizen groups serving society.
  • The 16th annual Jaipur Literature Festival, which emphasizes Indian languages and celebrates the power of literature, art, and culture, will take place from January 19 through January 23, 2023, at the Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • In November 2022, Indians sent nearly USD 1.99 billion abroad through the LRS, according to the most recent Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data on "Outward Remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) for Resident Individuals."
  • International News:
    • At 115 years old, a Spanish great-grandmother who was born in the US is possibly the oldest living person on the planet according to Guinness World Records.
    • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) first collaborative mission, the Geotail spacecraft, was deactivated after 30 years in orbit. Due to the loss of Geotail's final data recorder, mission operations had to be suspended.
    • The US Government has introduced a program called "Welcome Corps" to enable its citizens to provide refuge to refugees. The program aims to increase the capacity of the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and will aid the general public in covering the costs of refugees' entry into the US.
    • In Finland, the first fully operational sand-made battery has just been erected. Because it can store sustainably produced heat for long periods of time, this technology might be utilized to keep homes warm all winter.
    • To hasten the adoption of prompt and decisive steps to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries severely affected by the unprecedented food and nutrition crisis, the United Nations (UN) agencies issued a call to action for the "UN Global Action Plan on Child Wasting."
  • 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.
    • By the end of 2025, Himachal Pradesh hopes to become the "first Green Energy State," according to Chief Minister (CM) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. This will be accomplished by utilizing solar, hydrogen, and hydroelectric power as well as green products that increase export competitiveness and premium.
  • Appointments
    • The Delhi High Court has chosen Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, a former judge on the Supreme Court, to serve as the 2023 Shooting World Cup's administrator.
    • For a second, four-year term beginning on June 15, 2023, and ending on June 14, 2027, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director (ED) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
  • Sports:
    • According to reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) was defrauded four times by an online scammer in 2022, totaling around $2.5 million.
    • Shubman Gill became the ODI cricket's youngest player to score a double century. At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, against New Zealand, Gill hit 208 runs at the age of 23 years and 132 days.
  • Books
    • The book "India's Knowledge Supremacy: The New Dawn" by international Indian ex-pat Dr. Ashwin Fernandes was released by Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan. The provocative book is written and published by Bloomsbury Prime.
  • Important Days:
    • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti or Netaji Jayanti is a national event celebrated in India as Parakram Diwas on January 23 to mark the birth of prominent Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. This year nation celebrates 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Nari Shakti to be the theme of this year’s republic day tableau
  • B20 inception meeting in Gandhinagar
  • Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
  • RBI releases paper titled ‘What Drives Startup Fundraising in India’
  • Canara bank sells its complete stake in CBIL to SBI

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