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Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st January 2023

Published on January 31, 2023
  • On January 30 and 31, 2023, Chandigarh will host the inaugural meeting of the G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group under the G20 Indian Presidency.
  • Nikhat Zareen, the world boxing champion, and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) inked a memorandum of arrangement (MoA) for Zareen to serve as NMDC's brand ambassador.
  • 120 entrepreneurs and innovators have been selected for the XR Startup Program, according to a list produced jointly by Meta and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It features a Grand Challenge and an Accelerator. Objective: To strengthen the budding tech ecosystem.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st January 2023
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation, the biggest automaker in India, declared that it would use cow dung to fuel its CNG vehicles. Suzuki and the National Dairy Development Board, Asia's largest dairy producer, signed an MoU. (NDDB).
  • The Government of Jharkhand just began the first survey of migrants. This study will be conducted in 11,000 homes across 24 districts in the state. The survey's goal is to gather comprehensive data on state-wide migration patterns and migrant populations.
  • The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Act, 2022, which will change the name of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre to the India International Arbitration Centre, went into effect on January 27, 2023.
  • The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), is the best government college in India for pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course, per the most recent Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF) ranking (2023).
  • By issuing the second tranche (tier II) of Basel-III compliant bonds, SBM Bank (India) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SBM Group with its headquarters in Mauritius, was able to raise Rs 99 crore from the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Limited, based in Tamil Nadu, has begun exporting AVGAS (aviation gasoline) 100 LL, a blue aviation gasoline with a high octane rating, to Papua New Guinea as its first Special Aviation Fuel (SAF) for small aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • A nuclear thermal rocket engine will be tested in orbit as part of a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which will pave the way for crewed NASA missions to Mars.
  • Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, introduced tools including a real-time source apportionment "supersite" and a mobile air quality monitoring van to collect pollution data in real-time and pinpoint the causes of rising air pollution in any location around Delhi.
  • Sports:
    •  The first-ever ICC Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 was won by India's women's cricket side, who defeated England by seven wickets in the championship match in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
    • The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023, which was played in the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India, was won by Germany. Germany became the fourth team to have won three or more hockey World Cup titles with this victory, joining Pakistan, the Netherlands, and Australia. Germany defeated Belgium by 5-4 in the penalty shootout.
  • Days:
    • Every year on the last Sunday in January, people all over the world commemorate World Leprosy Day (WLD) to raise awareness of the continuing prevalence of leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, and to encourage people to stop stigma and discrimination associated to the condition. Additionally, the purpose of the day is to honour those who have endured leprosy. The theme for World Leprosy Day 2023 is ‘Act Now: End Leprosy’.
  • Appointments:
    • Gyanendra Pratap Singh, an India Police Service (IPS) officer, was named Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam Police on January 28.
  • Books:
    • Meghnad Desai, a British economist, has written a new book titled "The Poverty Of Political Economy: How Economics Abandoned the Poor" that focuses on how the field of economics has purposefully placed the interests of the poor at the margins ever since it emerged in the late 18th century. HarperCollins Publishers India is the publisher of the book.
  • GRSE & Rolls Royce Solutions signs MoU to locally make Rolls Royce Marine Engines
  • Employment working group meet of G20
  • Economic Survey 2022-23
  • Edelweiss MF launched one of its kind passive short duration fund
  • India’s inflation is to fall to 5% in 2023 and 4% in 2024, according to IMF
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