Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th January 2023

Published on January 06, 2023
  • Beginning on January 3 and lasting through January 17 in New Delhi, the second phase of the Sari Festival "VIRAASAT"- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will take place.
  • On January 3, 2023, President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the "Samvidhan Udyan," or "Constitution Garden," at the Raj Bhavan in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In addition to this, the President also inaugurated the transmission system for solar energy zones in Rajasthan and virtually laid the foundation stone for the 1000 Mega Watt Bikaner Solar Power Project.
  • President Murmu launched a national campaign called "RISE: Rising India through Spiritual Empowerment," organized by the Brahma Kumaris.
  • Odisha becomes the first state to have a separate registration for Vintage vehicles.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th January 2023
  • The Odisha government's JAGA (Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission) Mission slum redevelopment and land titling program has won the 2023 World Habitat Awards from UN-Habitat. It received a bronze medal this year.
  • The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha will provide free 5 Kg rice per month to the beneficiaries under the State Food Security Scheme for one year.
  • On January 4, 2023, the 18th National Scout and Guide Jamboree was inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu at Rohat, Rajasthan's Pali district. "Progress with Peace" is the theme of the 18th National Scout and Guide Jamboree.
  • Senior Congress leader and five-time MLA from Bhatiyyat, Kuldeep Singh Pathania has become the next speaker of the Himachal Assembly.
  • With assistance from the Ministry of Heavy Industries' FAME India Phase II program, 50 electric buses were introduced in Delhi.
  • Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced that the Gujarat Sampark Kranti Express, which connects Ahmedabad to Delhi, will soon be renamed “Akshardham Express”.
  • According to the Coffee Board of India, an increase in instant coffee exports and reexports led to a 1.66 percent increase in India's overall coffee exports to 4 lakh tonnes in 2022.
  • The Palm Leaf Manuscript Museum, equipped with contemporary audio-visual technologies, was opened by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram's Central Archives neighborhood.
  • The Intelligent Tray Retrieval System (ITRS), made in India by M/s SJK Innovations Private Limited, an MSMEMake in India Company, was unveiled by Narayan Rane, Union Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), at the MOPA (Goa) International Airport, now known as Manohar International Airport, Mopa, Goa.
  • In order to provide secure banking, Dhanlaxmi Bank has introduced new retail internet banking, called "DhanDelight," and retail mobile banking, called "DhanSmart."
  • In December 2022, India's Goods and Services Tax (GST) receipts rose 15% yearly More than 28,000 flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh who were impacted by Cyclone Mandous will receive urgent aid after Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, authorized Rs. 28.11 crores (AP). to Rs 1.49 lakh crore (USD 18.07 billion), indicating brisk economic activity throughout the holiday season.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Microsoft India and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to encourage and foster the expansion of space technology businesses in India.
  • More than 28,000 flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh who were impacted by Cyclone Mandous will receive urgent aid after Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, authorized Rs. 28.11 crores (AP).
  • International News:
    • India's External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, traveled to the Republic of Austria and the Republic of Cyprus in December 2022 and January 3–3, 2023, respectively.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Former Australia captain Belinda Clark became the first female cricket player to have a bronze statue installed at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney, Australia.
    • The 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix, an all-electric motorsports event, will take place in Hyderabad, Telangana on February 11, 2023. It would be the first Formula E World Championship race ever held in India.
  • Appointments
    • The Ministry of Coal has named Prasanna Kumar Motupalli as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the government-owned NLC India Ltd (NLCIL), a Navratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU).
  • Awards and accomplishments:
    • The Assam State Civilian Award 2023, which recognizes deserving individuals for their heroic contributions to society, has released its list of awardees. 21 individuals were chosen for the 2023 Assam State Civilian Awards.
  • DPIIT to organize Startup India innovation week
  • Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM)
  • Cabinets approve various schemes and plans in its recent meeting
  • RBI’s report on Ombudsmen Scheme
  • BA & QA and IndusInd Bank collaborate to launch a multi-branded credit card

Question:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the government-owned NLC India Ltd (NLCIL)?
a. Prasanna Kumar Motupalli
b. Dr. Vinay Prakash Singh
c. Pankaj Mohan Sinha
d. Suhail Sameer

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