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Current Affairs – 16 January 2023

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National Good Teen Day

  • National Good Teen Day is here as a reminder to get connected and stay involved in the lives of those teenagers.
  • The teenage years can be very difficult for many as they are moving from adolescence to adulthood.
  • It’s definitely worth paying attention to those teens in your life and making it very clear what a great job they are doing as they work hard to grow up.

PM Modi flagged off the Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express train

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually flagged off the Vande Bharata Express train connecting Secunderabad with Vishakhapatnam.
  • The train will be the eighth Vande Bharat Express to be introduced by Indian Railways and the first one to connect the two Telugu-speaking States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

‘Soul of Steel’ challenge launched in Uttarakhand

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the ‘Soul of Steel’ challenge in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans Day.
  • The ‘Soul of steel’ challenge is based on the lines of the ‘Ironman triathlon’, a long-distance triathlon held in Europe which tests an individual’s physical capabilities.
  • The CLAW Global was set up in January 2019 by Major (retd.) Vivek Jacob, a retired para Special Forces officer.

Bhupender Yadav inaugurated the Regional Office of EPFO at Alwar

  • Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav has inaugurated the Regional Office of EPFO at Alwar, Rajasthan.
  • The Regional Office will help more than 2 lakh workers, 12,000 establishments, and 8,500 pensioners from Alwar and the neighbouring districts of Bharatpur and Dholpur.

PM Modi announced the ‘Aarogya Maitri’ project

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a new ‘Aarogya Maitri’ project under which India will provide essential medical supplies to any developing country affected by natural disasters or humanitarian crises.
  • PM Modi announced the “Aarogya Maitri” project during the Voice of Global South Summit
  • He also proposed setting up a ‘centre of excellence’ to facilitate development solutions for these countries.
  • Also, India will launch the Global South Science and Technology Initiative to share its expertise in space technology.

Delhi government organized a virtual book fair for its schools

  • Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has inaugurated a virtual mega book fair for Delhi government schools.
  • The online platform will enable schools under the Directorate of Education to purchase books for their libraries and to ensure that library books reach the school’s doorstep.

Kerala enters the Guinness Book of World Records for goals scored

  • Kerala has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by taking 4,500 penalty kicks in 12 hours.
  • The Department of Sports and Youth Affairs organized the event to set the Guinness record for a Dream Goal penalty shootout organized in Manjeri, Kerala.
  • Many football lovers, students, teachers and others enthusiastically queued up to take the penalty kicks. Officials representing the Guinness Book of World Records were present at the event organized by the State Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.

FSSAI issues regulatory standards for Basmati Rice for the first time

  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has specified identity standards for basmati rice (including brown basmati, milled basmati, parboiled brown basmati, and milled parboiled basmati) for the first time.
  • As per these standards, Basmati rice shall possess the natural fragrance characteristics of basmati rice and be free from artificial colouring.

Brazil appoints Sonia Guajajara as 1st minister of indigenous people

  • Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Sônia Guajajara as the first minister of the new Ministry of Indigenous People.
  • Sonia Guajajara is widely known as the leader of the main group of Brazil’s indigenous tribes and is a member of the Amazon Guajajara.
  • She was also featured in Time Magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2022.

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Editor at GetCoolTricks.com. Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.
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