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Current Affairs One-Liner: 28th & 29th January 2023

Published on January 29, 2023
  • In Gujarat, Ahmedabad hosted the 30th National Child Science Congress from January 27 to January 31. "Understanding Ecosystem for Mental and Wellbeing" is the central focus.
  • On January 27, India and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to introduce 12 African Cheetahs every year for the following eight to ten years.
  • In the presence of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare unveiled the iNCOVACC, the world's first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and as a heterologous booster dose.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 28th & 29th January 2023
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (HDFC Life) have teamed to make it possible for policyholders to pay their premiums using "UPI 123PAY," a special voice-based Unified Payments Interface (UPI) service.
  • India was chosen as the Vice-Chair and represented the Asia & Pacific area at the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group (ITWG) on Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) in Rome, Italy, from January 18–20, 2023.
  • On January 28 and 29, 2023, Hyderabad will host the inaugural meeting of the G20 Startup20 Engagement Group. The group will talk about how to effectively produce policy recommendations on the G20 countries' top priorities for entrepreneurship and innovation going forward.
  • Phase 2 of India's first government-run veterinary ambulance network was officially opened by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by flagging off an additional 165 veterinary ambulance units from Tadepalli.
  • A team from the Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Kannada (CESCK) of the Central Institute of Indian Languages in Mysuru found a first-of-its-kind unique unpublished hero stone inscription and sculpture from the Hoysala era.
  • Under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS), the Central Government has approved 2,600 crore rupees for Uttarakhand to build new power lines, sub-stations, and underground power lines.
  • The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) introduced "Nidhi Aapke Nikat 2.0" on January 27 in order to increase its presence in more than 685 districts across the nation.
  • International News :
    • Michelle Yeoh, who played the lead role in "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once," won her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress on January 26. Michelle Yeoh, a Malaysian actress, is the first actress of Asian heritage to accomplish this feat.
    • Researchers from Peking University in China, Xiaotong Chang and Yi Yang, observed that the inner core's rotation "nearly stopped in 2009 and then turned in the other direction."
    • A STEM education programme has been launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Solvay, a global chemical firm based in Belgium, to attract high school and graduate students from Asia—India, Indonesia, and South Korea.
    • Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank (WB) managing director, praised Bangladesh as one of the greatest development success stories in history. The nation's 6% average annual economic growth since 2000 has lifted millions of people out of poverty, turning it from one of the world's poorest at its founding to one of the fastest-growing.
  • Appointments
    • The poet diplomat Abhay K was elected by the Academy of Letters of Brazil (ALB) as a foreign corresponding member during a plenary session.
    • With effect from April 1, 2023, Tata Trusts has named former civil servant Siddharth Sharma, chief sustainability officer of Tata Sons, as its next CEO and former Ford Foundation employee Aparna Uppaluri as its first-ever COO. Tata Trusts creates the position of COO for the first time.
    • Anurag Gupta has been appointed by American Express Banking Corp. (AEBC) as the Vice President (VP) and Head of Global Merchant & Network Services in American Express (Amex) India, unifying the teams in charge of network card issuing and acquisition.
  • Sports:
    • Hugo Lloris, the 36-year-old captain of the France national football team, has given up playing abroad. After a record-breaking 145 appearances, he decided to stop playing for France. He will put his attention on his professional career with Tottenham in the English Premier League.
  • Awards and achievements:
    • On the occasion of Republic Day in 2023, 901 police officers received Police Medals in total. 140 police officers have received the Police Medal for Valor, 93 have received the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, and 668 have received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
    • Raja J. Chari, an Indian-American astronaut, has been proposed for the Air Force Brigadier General position in the United States Air Force.
  • Days:
    •  Every year, on January 28, the world observes Data Privacy Day. The day's goals are sensitising people and spreading information about privacy practises and principles. To foster a culture of privacy, it encourages everyone to take ownership of their privacy obligations. Think Privacy First is the theme for 2023
  • Obituary:-
    • Sabir Ali, known as the "Ironman of India," died after winning the decathlon gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Tokyo in 1981. He was 67.
  • Centre to sell 30 Lakh ton of wheat in the open market
  • Hinderburg on Adani Group
  • E- adjudication facility by Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Samadhan initiative launched by Godrej Agrovet to support farmers
  • Tripartrite agreement between AIM, CBSE, Intel India to revolutionize education sector
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