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Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th January 2023

Published on January 24, 2023
  • From February 1 to February 5, the Indian Air Force will undertake a significant exercise in Northeast India. The name of this war practise is Pralay. The Air Force will coordinate the "Pralay" from all of the key air facilities in the Northeast.
  • Out of 52 heritage sites, PM Narendra Modi has chosen the "Pyramids of Assam" as the nation's solitary nominee for the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ahom-era "Moidams" (royal family cemetery), located in Assam's Charaideo region, will be the only Indian nomination for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
  • Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the president of Egypt, will be the featured guest for Republic Day celebrations in 2023. On our 74th Republic Day, the president of Egypt has been invited as the primary guest for the first time.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th January 2023
  • Home Minister Amit Shah recognized the Aska police station in the Ganjam district of Odisha as the top police station at the DGSP/IGSP conference 2022 held at the National Agricultural Science Complex in New Delhi.
  • In Jajpur, Odisha, the International Craft Summit has been launched by the chief minister of that state, Naveen Patnaik.
  • The "Ops Alert" exercise has begun with the Border Security Force (BSF). Objective: to increase security along the India-Pakistan border in the Barmer district of Rajasthan and the Kutch district of Gujarat.
  • On January 23, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to rename the 21 largest nameless islands of Andaman & Nicobar after recipients of the Param Vir Chakra.
  • On January 23, 2023, the fifth Kalvari class submarine, known as "INS Vagir," was officially admitted into the Indian Navy. It was constructed by Mumbai's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in conjunction with the Naval Group of France.
  • With an investment of Rs 467.32 crore, Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh initiated a water conservation program to aid farmers who suffered from drought in the state last year.
  • Every year on January 23, India celebrates Parakram Diwas to mark the anniversary of independence warrior Subhas Chandra Bose, affectionately known as "Netaji," being born.
  • At a ceremony conducted in Baansera in Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi, Lieutenant Governor (LG) V K Saxena announced the commencement of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) 100-day campaign, "100 Days to Beat Plastic." The initiative aims to eliminate plastic use in regions governed by the municipal corporation.
  • International News:
    • The Brazilian government has proclaimed a medical emergency in the Yanomami region due to reports of child fatalities from diseases brought on by illegal gold mining and circumstances related to starvation.
    • The First Starlink mission of 2023 by Elon Musk-led SpaceX launched 51 internet satellites into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base (previously Vandenberg Air Force Base), California, United States of America (USA), on January 9, 2023, as originally planned.
  • Awards:
    • On January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and Lunglei Fire Station (LFS) in Mizoram were chosen for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2023 for excellence in disaster management for the year 2023.
    • Dr. Prabha Atre, a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award, received the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award.
    • The 21st Dhaka International Film Festival, held from January 14–22, 2023, recognized two Indian films for having the best script and actress in the Asian Film Competition category. The Indian film "Aparajito" (directed by Anik Dutta) was recognized for having the best script. For the Indian movie "Prappeda," Ketaki Narayan earned the best actress prize (directed by: Krishnendu Kalesh).
    • The ESAF Small Finance Bank won the prestigious Inclusive Finance India Awards 2022 for its contributions to furthering the objective of promoting inclusive growth and financial inclusion. At the 19th Inclusive Finance India Summit in New Delhi, Anantha Nageshwaran, Chief Economic Advisor, presented the award to K. Paul Thomas, MD, and CEO of ESAF Bank.
  • Appointments
    • Vikram Dev Dutt will begin serving as the new director general of the Directorate of General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on February 28, 2023, following approval by the Cabinet's Appointments Committee.
    • The nomination of Vikram Dev Dutt as Director General (DG) of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with effect from February 28, 2023, has been approved by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
  • Sports:
    • In the men's singles final of the India Open Badminton Championship, played at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on January 22, 2023, Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn upset World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 22-20, 10-21, 21-12.
  • Important Days:
    • International Day of Education is celebrated every year on 24 January to raise awareness about the importance, the role of education for peace and development. Theme 2023: “to invest in people, prioritize education”.
    • Every year on January 24 in India, National Girl Child Day is honoured. National Girl Child Day 2023's catchphrase is "Digital Generation, Our Generation."
  • Indian Navy conducted AMPHEX 2023
  • Information database of municipal bond launched by SEBI
  • IndiGrid acquires a 100% stake in Khargone Transmission
  • Democracy summit hosted by ECI
  • Co-branded credit card from Paytm and Citi has been discontinued
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