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Current Affairs One-Liner: 5th January 2023

Published on January 05, 2023
  • In preparation for the 2023 panchayat elections, Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, has started two programs called "Didir Suraksha Kawach" and "Didir Doot."
  • Rajnath Singh, the defense minister, opened the 100-meter Siyom Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh's Siang district.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Exchange Ceremony for the "Outreach Program with Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)" was virtually attended by Union Minister Rajnath Singh, MoD. in Delhi, New Delhi.
  • The Fire and Fury Sappers' Captain Shiva Chauhan is the first female officer to serve operationally at Kumar Post, the highest battleground in Siachen, the world.
  • Digantara, a space situational awareness (SSA) startup based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, launched its second satellite Pushan-Alpha to track space weather from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States, as a rideshare on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Transporter-6 mission to the low earth orbit (LEO) (US).
  • The Chief Minister's Residential Land Rights Scheme (Mukhyamantri Aavaseya Bhoomi Adhikaar Yojana) in Madhya Pradesh was inaugurated from Bakpura Panchayat in Tikamgarh district.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 5th January 2023
  • The Zeliangrong or Kabui Community of Manipur observes the Gaan-Ngai celebration on January 4, 2023, in an effort to promote harmony, prosperity, and peace among its citizens. The event also heralds the start of the new year and says goodbye to the previous one.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) signed a $220 million loan pact for Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project.
  • By paying the family members Rs 15.20 crore, the Assam government has bought the historic "Matiabag Hawa Mahal" of the Gauripur royal family in the Dhubri district in order to conserve it as a heritage monument.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Exchange Ceremony for the "Outreach Program with Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)" was virtually attended by Union Minister Rajnath Singh, MoD. in Delhi, New Delhi.
  • The "iTerm Prime" insurance plan, which Aegon Life Insurance has introduced, will satisfy the needs of independent contractors by providing a unique 10% discount (5% discount in addition to the 5% online discount for all) on the first-year premium.
  • A subsidiary of General Atomics (GA) based in San Diego, California, the United States of America (USA), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), has teamed up with Bharat Forge Limited, a member of the Kalyani Group, to produce aerostructures - main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of remotely piloted aircraft in India.
  • State-owned Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at HCL Corporate Office in Kolkata, West Bengal to enhance copper production.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (Assam) Aeromodelling Club has created four cutting-edge indigenous multipurpose drones that may be used for surveillance, precise photography, and warehouse management.
  • International News:
    • China launched hydrogen-powered urban trains for the first time in Asia and second globally. CRRC Corporations Ltd., a Chinese corporation, developed a train with a top speed of 160 km/h and a 600 km range between refuelling stops.
    • In September 2022, Germany became the first nation to use hydrogen-powered trains.
    • A proclamation to rearrange the cabinet was signed by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, replacing 5 ministers and naming Galymzhan Koishybayev as Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and Chief of Staff of the Government.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Umran Malik, India's pace phenom, hit 155 kmph on the speed radar in the first T20I against Sri Lanka to become the fastest Indian bowler, surpassing Jasprit Bumrah's record.
    • Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian grandmaster, accomplished a remarkable accomplishment in Almaty by winning both the World Rapid and World Blitz chess championships.
  • Appointments
    • On January 4, 2023, South Korean electronics behemoth LG Electronics announced the appointment of Hong Ju Jeon as the company managing director for LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
    • On January 1st, 2023, Dr. Vinay Prakash Singh took over as Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU). For the first time ever, an Indian is in charge of a global postal agency.
  • Books:
    • The medical book "Human Anatomy," written by homoeopathic doctor Dr. Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi, was published in Hindi under the title "Manav Sharir Rachna Vigyan" by Madhya Pradesh (MP) Governor Mangubhai Patel. The Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy is the publisher of the book.
  • Obituary:
    • On 3rd January 2023, Shyamal Ghosh, a former Indian Football player, passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal, at the age of 71.
  • RBI approved SBI Mutual Funds to acquire 9.99% of Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB)
  • Public sector entities to be exempted from the Minimum Public float rules
  • Government approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission
  • ICICI Bank Unveils First-of-its-Kind Digital Export Solutions
  • Defense Minister Opens Two infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh
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