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Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th January & 8th January 2023

Published on January 08, 2023
  • Kerala recently hosted the opening of the Wall of Peace. On the 700-foot-long compound wall of the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School at Cherpulassery in Kerala, there is a fantastic piece of contemporary mural art.
  • The Jal Shakti Ministry has organized the first All India Annual State Ministers Conference on Water in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on January 5, 2023. Its Theme is Water Vision @ 2047.
  • On January 6 and 7, 2023, in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the second National Conference of Chief Secretaries. This is a critical step in strengthening the relationship between the federal government and state governments.
  • President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Guyana's ninth President, is one of 21 recipients of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. He is also the Chief Guest at the 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention at Indore.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th January & 8th January 2023
  • Karnataka Water Resources minister Govind Karjol announced that the state will proceed with the KalasaBanduri project on the River Mahadayi.
  • Divya Deshmukh defeated Bhakti Kulkarni in the final round to become a clear champion at MPL 48th National Women Chess Championship 2022 on 5th January 2023.
  • Tamil Nadu is hosting Octave 2023, a celebration of the unique art and culture of Northeast India.
  • India has surpassed Japan in terms of auto sales last year to become the 3rd-largest auto market globally for the first time.
  • The Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay segment (762 KM) now holds the record for the Indian Railways’ longest fully automatic block signaling section.
  • The G20 foreign minister meeting is scheduled to take place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in March 2023. The government has issued an expected guest list that includes Joe Biden (US President), Vladimir Putin (Russia President), Rishi Sunak (UK Prime Minister), Xi Jinping (China President), among others.
  • On January 6, in New Delhi, as part of the opening ceremony for the Youth 20 Summit India, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur unveiled the Youth 20 Summit's themes, logo, and website. The Y20 summit is being held for the first time in India.
  • Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, has inaugurated the three-day ‘North East Krishi Kumbha-2023’ in Meghalaya.
  • Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar inaugurated 'Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity, India's first festival of inclusion, in Goa on 6 January.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on 6th January 2023, unveiled a 120-foot-tall statue of a polo player riding a pony at Marjing Polo Complex in Manipur’s Imphal East district.
  • The members of the All-India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) on January 5 elected Sayam Mehra as the chairman and Rajesh Rokade as the vice-chairman of the body for a period of two years (2023-24).
  • A debt broker license has been issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to GoldenPi Technologies, a fintech business with headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and backing from Indian financial services giant Zerodha.
  • Third-largest private sector bank in India, Axis Bank Limited (Axis Bank), has teamed with digital banking company Open Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd (OPEN) to provide its customers with a fully native digital current account journey.
  • International News:
    • India deployed a platoon of women peacekeepers in the Abyei region of Sudan on 6 January as part of the Indian battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force (UNISFA).
    • The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional license for the first-ever vaccine for honey bees, which will protect against American foulbrood disease.
    • More than half of the workforce worldwide doesn't regularly work a nine-to-five schedule, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) report "Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World."
    • According to the research, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, the average amount of hours worked for pay per week was 43.9 hours worldwide (2019 or the latest available year).
    • On January 6, people all around the world mark World Day of War Orphans to develop projects for children who have been rendered orphans by war and to raise awareness of the need to protect their human rights globally.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi has been crowned the “World's Best Player” for 2022 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
    • The retail behemoth Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited (KKCL) has declared intentions to enter its flagship brand "Killer" into a strategic alliance with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the "Official Sponsor" of the Indian Cricket Team.
  • Books:
    • 25 eminent Spanish authors will be present at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair, where Spain will be the theme country, organisers Publishers and Booksellers Guild said on 3rd January 2023.
  • Obituary:
    • Janaki Ballabh, a renowned Indian translator and author who worked on numerous Hindi translations of Chinese masterpieces, went yesterday in Beijing, China, at the age of 94.
  • Awards and accomplishment:
    • The author Ambikasuthan Mangad's collection of short stories, "Pranavayu," has been chosen for the Odakuzhal Award 2022. The prize includes a plaque, citation, and Rs 30,000. The Guruvayurappan Trust established the prize, which is granted for the finest Malayalam short story collection.
    • Jalna district police and Nagpur city police in Maharashtra have bagged the ‘Best Police Unit’ awards for 2021 in the state.
    • The Varanasi Cantt Railway Station of the Indian Railways received the 5-Star "Eat Right Station" designation for offering the passengers wholesome, high-quality meals. The FSSAI awards the "Eat Right Station" designation to train stations that set the bar for serving passengers food that is both wholesome and safe.
    • Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has been honored with the Best Director Award for RRR at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its food price index
  • Sovereign Green Bonds are to be issued by RBI
  • National Genome Editing & Training Centre inaugurated at Mohali, Punjab
  • Odisha inaugurated largest hockey stadium in the world
  • RBI chose six businesses from the fourth cohort of RS to test anti-fraud solutions
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