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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th February 2023

Published on February 08, 2023
  • Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state, unveiled a $50 million Global Climate Resilience Fund for women to combat climate change. Additionally, this money will aid in supplying fresh supplies of income and instruction.
  • By April or May 2023, Visva-Bharati University is anticipated to receive recognition from UNESCO as the first "Living Heritage University" in the world. Typically, UNESCO designates the intangible monument as having heritage status. But a real university will receive the legacy designation for the first time ever in history.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th February 2023
  • Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, opened the VFS Global Visa Application Center in Lucknow. Objective: To make it simple for state residents to complete the requirements for applying for visas to 10 different nations.
  • Gujarat is hosting the first Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting as part of India's G20 Presidency beginning on February 7 at Dhordo Tent City in the Rann of Kutch. The meeting will be formally opened by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, and Union Fisheries Minister Purushottam Rupala.
  • On February 6, 2023, the Telangana government unveiled "Telangana Mobility Valley," the nation's first brand-new mobility-focused cluster (TMV). Goals: to bring in approximately Rs 50,000 crore in investments and create more than 4 lakh employment in the state over the next five years.
  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan introduced the "Yuva Sangam Portal" at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, in Delhi. Under the umbrella of Ek BharatShreshtha Bharat, the Ministry of Education has started a pilot initiative with the Yuva Sangam webpage.
  • Mumbai (Maharashtra) hosted the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2023 from 4 to 12 February.
  • In order to determine if a separate legislation for competition in the digital market is necessary and to create a digital competition act within three months, the Government of India (GoI) established a 16-member inter-ministerial committee.
  • Manoj Govil, the Secretary of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, serves as the chairman of the interministerial committee (MCA).
  • All departments and public sector entities must reimburse 95% of the performance or bid security and liquidated damages forfeited/deducted by Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises (MSME) in government tenders for more than two years, between February 19, 2020, and March 31, 2022, according to a directive from the Department of Expenditure (DoE) under the Ministry of Finance (during COVID-19 pandemic)
  • India and the European Union (EU) have established three working groups under the "Trade and Technology Council (TTC)" to improve their strategic ties with the trading bloc, according to a statement from the European Commission (EC).
  • To help its High Net Worth Individuals (HNI) clients invest their money in the greatest financial products on the market, South Indian Bank (SIB) established SIB Wealth, a wealth management platform in collaboration with Geojit Financial Services.
  • The Government of India has approved raising the number of executive director roles in the Indian Bank from three to four, according to the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to work together on the application of Extended Reality (XR) and other technologies in the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP).
  • On the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Navy and the MIG29 K Fighter Aircraft successfully executed their first landing and takeoff attempts.
  • International Affairs:-
    • Google unveiled Bard, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that will compete directly with OpenAI's ChatGPT, a product supported by Microsoft.
    • Greener trade and investment are crucial for combating climate change in Asia and the Pacific, according to the Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2023: Trade, Investment, and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in February 2023.
  • Sports:
    • The Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 will hold its debut season in Mumbai (Maharashtra) from March 4 to March 26.
    • The men's national ice hockey championship for the 12th edition, held in Leh, Ladakh, by the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI), was won by the central ice hockey squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
  • Obituary:
    • Pervez Musharraf, a retired general and former president of Pakistan (2001–2008), died on February 5, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the age of 79. (UAE). Pervez Musharraf was born in Delhi, British India, on August 11, 1943. (now New Delhi, Delhi, India).
  • Appointments:
    • Apsara A Iyer, a second-year law student at Harvard, has been chosen to lead the esteemed Harvard Law Review. In the famous publication's 136-year history, Apsara A Iyer, 29, is the first woman to hold the position.
    • K Satyanarayana Raju has been selected by the Government of India (GoI) as the state-owned Canara Bank's Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.
    • Myntra, an Indian fashion e-commerce startup established in Bengaluru (Karnataka) and owned by Flipkart, has named Indian Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor as its new Brand Ambassador to promote men's fashion apparel on the platform.
  • Awards and honours:-
    • The Mathrubhumi Book of the Year prize went to author Dr. Peggy Mohan at the 4th Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2023).
    • The Hurun Industry Achievement Award 2022 was given to VP Nandakumar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manappuram Finance Limited, for his outstanding contributions to business. Founder and Chairman of Hurun Global, Rupert Hoogewerf, presented him with the honour at the Hurun India award ceremony in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Days:
    • Every year on the second day (Tuesday) of the second week of February, Safer Internet Day (SID) is commemorated around the world to encourage safe and constructive use of digital technology among children and young people as well as to raise awareness of new online issues and concerns. this year it was on 7th february. Theme is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’
    • Every year, during the first week of February (1–7 February), people all around the world observe World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) to encourage harmony among all people, regardless of their religious beliefs. Harmony in a World in Crisis is the theme.
  • Southern India’s first industrial corridor project launched
  • SEBI launched mechanism to control market abuse
  • RBI updates monetary policy rates
  • BizKhata launched by Airtel Payment Bank
  • Phonepe becomes India’s first cross- border UPI payment initiative

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