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Current Affairs One-Liner: 3rd January 2023

Published on January 03, 2023
  • Hyderabad will be the first city in India to have 100% sewerage services by May 2023, according to K. T. Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, IT, and Industries, who made the announcement on January 1, 2023.
  • Amreli, Gujarat, received its first mobile in vitro fertilization (IVF) device. Union Minister Purushottam Rupala unveiled the mobile IVF lab.
  • Senior IPS officer, Anjani Kumar on 1st January 2023, took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana.
  • Global Family Day is celebrated annually on January 1 to kick start the year positively and promote peace, love, and unity among people. It aims to strengthen familial ties.
  • Four districts in Assam have been approved to be merged with those from which they were carved. These are Tamalpur, Hojai, Bajali, and Biswanath. It brings down the total no. of districts in Assam from 35 to 31.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 3rd January 2023
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, to produce two vaccines: goat pox and Lumpi-ProVac. The Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Parshottam Rupala), the Maharashtra Chief Minister (Eknath Shinde), and the Deputy Chief Minister signed the MoU.
  • The Government of India has implemented a new food security program called the Integrated Food Security Scheme, which will provide free food grains to over 81.35 crore beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act.
  • Indian Bank has introduced a Quick Response (QR) code bill payment system for the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESC) in Mysuru, Karnataka. This makes CESC the first power distribution company to offer this type of payment system to its customers.
  • Obituary:
    • Padma Shri Awardee Rayaroth Kuttambally Krishna Kumar, a former director of Tata Sons and a veteran of the Tata group, passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 84.
    • Anita Marie Pointer, a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter and founding member of the Pointer Sisters, passed away at the age of 74. She was best known for her work with the vocal group Pointer Sisters.
  • International News:
    • On January 1, 2023, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took oath for a third term as president of Brazil after defeating far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro (previous president) in the October 2022 elections.
    • On January 1st, 2023, India will preside over the Wassenaar Arrangement plenary for a full year.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Koustav Chatterjee, a chess player from Kolkata, has become India's 78th Grandmaster at the MPL 59th National Senior Chess competition. At 19 years old, he is also the 10th Grandmaster from Kolkata and West Bengal.
  • Appointments
    • Maithili Thakur, a Folk Singer, was appointed as the State Icon for Bihar by the Election Commission (EC).
  • Books:
    • Kaki Madhava Rao, a former IAS officer, has written a new book called "Breaking Barriers: the Story of a Dalit Chief Secretary." The book, published by Emesco Books Private Limited, discusses the inner workings of the civil service at the ground level and provides insight into micro policies and governance.
  • Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs): By RBI
  • RBI, CAD increased to 4.4% of GDP in Q2FY23
  • ADB and Tripura reach deal worth Rs. 2,275 billion
  • MoRD announces the Prajjwala Challenge to Transform the Rural Economy


Q.1 Who has been appointed as the State Icon for Bihar by the Election Commission (EC)?
a. Maitili Thakur
b. Sundararaman Ramamurthy
c. Ajay Kumar Srivastava
d. Dinesh Kumar Shukla
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