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National Current Affairs – January 2023

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Bharathi Pradeep
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  • 1st meeting of the Financial Inclusion Working Group begins in Kolkata
  • BPCL launched low-smoke Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) for Indian Army
  • Maharashtra to set up 122 new sports complexes in rural areas
  • ESAF Finance Bank won Inclusive Finance India Awards 2022
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) to conduct ‘PRALAY’ exercise in Northeast
  • Govt announced Subhash Chandra Bose Disaster Management Award 2023
  • President Murmu conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
  • Aska police station of Odisha becomes the country’s number 1 station
  • Padma Awards 2023 Winners List Announced; .
  • President Murmu approved 412 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces personnel
  • New Zealand to introduce Debbie H. Medal to honour women cricketers
  • M Yeoh becomes first Asian to bag Oscar nomination for Best Actress
  • BangaloreDelhi one of the Top-Performing Global Airports of 2022
  • Amit Shah inaugurated a 120-feet-tall polo statue in Manipur
  • India becomes 3rd largest auto market globally, surpasses Japan: Report
  • Chhattisgarh celebrated the traditional ‘Cherchera’ festival
  • Gujarat CM inaugurated International Kite Festival 2023
  • PM Modi launched Aspirational Block Programme
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) launched a portal for mapping industrial units and laboratories
  • Talcher Fertiliser plant in Odisha will be ready by October 2024
  • The Uttar Pradesh government launched the UP Global City campaign
  • MP Tourism Board signed MoUs with 8 countries of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
  • Kerala becomes the country’s first fully digital banking state
  • India signed MoU with Panama to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats
  • PM Modi inaugurated Global Investors Summit in Indore
  • Assam CM launched Jio 5G services in Guwahati
  • Sudarsan Pattnaik builds the world’s largest hockey stick in Odisha
  • Indian High Commission signed MoU to establish Hindi Chair at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Centre renamed Integrated Food Security Scheme as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana
  • 14th edition of the World Spice Congress (WSC) to be held in Mumbai
  • PM Modi inaugurated 26th National Youth Festival at Hubbali in Karnataka
  • Axis Bank signed MoU with IISc Bengaluru to set up the Centre for Mathematics and Computing
  • 13th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-US Trade Policy Forum held in Washington
  • Shillong to get India’s first centre of excellence for online gaming
  • West Bengal organized ‘Ganga Sagar Mela’ on Makar Sankranti
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the School of Logistics in Agartala, Tripura
  • Meghalaya CM launched an agriculture response vehicle scheme
  • Odisha’s steering committee approved a Rs 1,086 crore action plan for 2023-24
  • India’s largest student-run festival ‘Saarang’ conducts at IIT Madras
  • PM Modi flagged off the Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express train
  • G20’s first Infrastructure Working Group meeting to be held in Pune
  • ‘Soul of Steel’ challenge launched in Uttarakhand
  • Piyush Goyal to launch MAARG (Mentorship, Advisory, Assistance, Resilience, and Growth) portal for startup mentorship
  • Bhupender Yadav inaugurated the Regional Office of EPFO at Alwar
  • PM Modi announced the ‘Aarogya Maitri’ project
  • REC signed MoU with UP govt for multiple projects worth Rs 98,853 crore
  • Delhi government organized a virtual book fair for its schools
  • Kerala enters the Guinness Book of World Records for goals scored
  • FSSAI issues regulatory standards for Basmati Rice for the first time
  • Saiyam Mehra elected as Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council
  • India and Japan to hold 1st bilateral air exercise ‘Veer Guardian-2023’
  • India successfully carried out a test launch of the Prithvi-Il ballistic missile
  • Surinder Chawla appointed as new MD & CEO Paytm bank
  • ICICI Prudential signed Suryakumar Yadav for a new campaign
  • Chetan Sharma reappointed as Chairman of B CCI’s selection committee
  • Manpreet Monica Singh was sworn in as the First female Sikh judge in the US
  • Govt extends RBI Deputy Governor Michael Patra’s tenure by one year
  • Meta appoints Vikas Purohit as Director of Global Business Group India
  • Justice N. Kotiswar Singh was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Gauhati HC
  • Indian-origin AcCharania appointed new chief technologist of NASA
  • Herbalife appointed Smriti Mandhana as a brand ambassador
  • Ravi Kumar appointed as CEO of Cognizant
  • Santhi Kumari was appointed as the first woman chief secretary of Telangana
  • Captain Surbhi Jakhmola becomes the first woman officer to be posted at BRO
  • Brazil appoints Sonia Guajajara as 1st minister of indigenous people
  • Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at MandyaKarnataka
  • PM Modi flagged off West Bengal’s first Vande Bharata Express train
  • India’s first underwater metro to become operation by December 2023
  • Pralhad Joshi inaugurated Rs 300 crore Angul-Balram rail line in Odisha
  • Ministry of Rural Development launched Prajjwala Challenge
  • International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023 kick starts on 1 Jan 2023
  • Amit Shah lays the foundation stone of the Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI) in Karnataka
  • India & Cyprus sign agreement on defence and military cooperation
  • CRPF celebrated Jashn-e-Chillai-Kalan’ with students in Srinagar
  • Tata Motors to complete the acquisition of Ford India’s manufacturing Plant in Jan
  • India’s second longest cable-stayed eight-lane Zuari Bridge opens in Goa
  • Kerala CM inaugurated Indian Library Congress in Kannur, Kerala
  • ‘SMART’ programme launched to boost R&D in Ayurveda
  • India signed an agreement with Austria for migration and mobility 3
  • Election Commission launched ‘Mission-929’ to take voter turnout in Tripura to over 90
  • Coffee export increased by 1.66 % to 4 lakh tonne in 2022Coffee Board of India
  • India’s unemployment rate rises to 8.30% in Dec 2022
  • PM Modi inaugurated the 108th Indian Science Congress
  • Jitendra Singh inaugurated Incubation Centre at National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
  • Shiva Chauhan becomes the first women officer to be operationally deployed in Siachen
  • President Murmu inaugurated Samvidhan Udyan in Jaipur
  • PM Modi to launch the world’s longest river cruise from Varanasi to Assam
  • Mamata Banerjee launched a new campaign ‘Didir Suraksha Kavach’
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurated the steel arch Siyom Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Manipur celebrated the Imoinu Eratpa festival
  • President Murmu inaugurated the 18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in Rajasthan
  • Government-approved National Green Hydrogen Mission
  • 2nd Phase of the Sathe ri Festival “VIRAASAT” begins in New Delhi
  • UP government signed MoU with UAE-based companies worth Rs 18,590 crore
  • Gaan Ngai festival celebrated in Manipur
  • GoThe government formed Committee to protect Ladakh culture, language & Employment
  • Madhya Pradesh govt launched Chief Minister’s Residential Land Rights Scheme
  • PM Modi presides over the annual general meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library society
  • The First G-20 meeting to take place in Puducherry on Jan 31
  • Varanasi Cantt Railway Station was awarded ‘Eat Right Station’ with a certification by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)
  • India & France hold 36th Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi
  • Dharmendra Pradhan chaired the 3rd meeting of the steering committee of the national Skill Development Mission
  • Health Minister chaired a high-level meeting to eliminate Kala-azar from the country by 2023
  • Narendra Tomar inaugurated ‘North East Krishi Kumbha-2023’
  • G20 Foreign ministers to meet in Delhi in March 2023
  • go government-approved IND (Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development) Scheme
  • India to host Voice of Global South Summit
  • 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention organized in Madhya Pradesh
  • World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Anurag Thakur launched the themes of the Y20 summitlogo, and website
  • India’s first Inclusion FestivalPurple Fest begins in Goa
  • Bihar Government begins caste survey in State
  • Military Tattoo & Tribal Dance Festival to be held in New Delhi
  • Purushottam Rupala inaugurated 29 mobile veterinary units in Kerala
  • Odisha CM inaugurated the state-of-the-art hockey stadium in Rourkela
  • Ajit Kumar Saxena appointed as Chairman & MD of MOIL (Manganese Ore (India) Limited)
  • N Chandrasekaran appointed as head of Maharashtra government advisory council
  • Sundararaman Ramamurthy appointed as MD & CEO of BSE
  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava was pointed as MD and CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank
  • CRPF Director-General Sujoy Thaosen takes additional charge of BSF
  • Dinesh Shukla was pointed as Chairman of Atthe omic Energy Regulatory Board
  • Air Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha assumes command of the IAF Western Command
  • Election Commission appointed Maithili Thakur as Bihar’s state icon
  • Jason Moo appointed as CEO of Bank of Singapore
  • Nalin Negi appointed as interim CEO of BharatPe
  • Kevin McCarthy was elected as the new speaker of the US House of Representatives
  • Odisha won World Habitat Award 2023
  • Jalna and Nagpur Police won ‘Bthe est Police Unit’ award
  • Tapan Saikia received AsAssam’sighest civilian award ‘AssamBaibhav’
  • FiThe first meeting of the Youth 20 Group will be held in Guwahati
  • International Trade Fair on Millets organized in Bengaluru
  • Sports Ministry forms oversight committee to probe allegations in Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
  • MSME Ministry organized National SC-ST Hub Conclave in Mumbai
  • Lt Governor R K Mathur launched Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) in Ladakh
  • Jharkhand government launched a water conservation scheme for farmers
  • American India Foundation (AIF) inaugurated India’s first STEM innovation centre in Chennai
  • Visakhapatnam Railway Station awarded ‘Green Railway Station Certificate’
  • Indian Railways launches ‘Ideal Train Profile’
  • North India’s largest floating Solar project was inaugurated in Chandigarh
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival to be organized in Mumbai
  • Ayush Ministry signed MoU with India Tourism Development Corporation
  • Hardeep S Puri flagged off low carbon cruise on Mahabahu Brahmaputra
  • ECI hosted the 2nd International Conference in New Delhi
  • Delhi host first-ever India Stack Developer Conference
  • The Annual Orange festival 2023 celebrated in Nagaland
  • Nitin Gadkari chaired the 10th meeting of the Group of Infrastructure Committee
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launched 165 veterinary ambulances
  • G20 group to hold Startup20 Engagement meet in Hyderabad
  • Ministry of Tourism organized the 6-day mega event “Bharat Parv” at Red Fort lawns
  • Government renamed Delhi’s Mughal Gardens as ‘Amrit Udyan’
  • Luminous to build India’s first green solar panel factory in Uttarakhand
  • PM Modi addressed the 1111th Avataran Mahotsav of Bhagwan Devnarayan
  • Woxsen University launched Project Aspiration in Telangana for girls
  • Sonowal inaugurated NLP-Marine, a portal to reduce logistics cost
  • Government to hand over 1,000 sites to private sector under Monument Scheme
  • Khadi Fest-23 inaugurated in Mumbai
  • India & Egypt signed an MoU on Cultural Cooperation
  • Third Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program begins
  • Jharkhand launched first survey of migrants
  • India & South Africa signed MoU to introduce 12 African Cheetahs
  • Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for National Forensic Sciences University in Karnataka
  • G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group begins in Chandigarh
  • First Employment Working Group Meeting will be held in Jodhpur
  • India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant inaugurated India’s first Model G-20 Summit
  • PM Modi released special Rs 75 coin to mark 75 successful years of NCC
  • UP government launched the ‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’ campaign
  • ‘Jeevan Vidya Shivir’ organized for Delhi govt school teachers
  • National Child Science Congress organized in Ahmedabad

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