Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2023

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Vijay Kumar Singh
B)
Amar Preet Singh
C)
Abhinandan Varthaman
D)
Manoj Mukund Naravane

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amar Preet Singh

Note : Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh will take over as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday (2nd Feb 2023), succeeding incumbent Air Marshal Sandeep Singh.

Currently serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command, Singh's Indian Air Force journey dates back to 1984.

1) Singh was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on December 21, 1984. Before taking charge of the prestigious Central Air Command (CAC), he was a Senior Air Staff Officer at the Eastern Air Command.

2) An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, and National Defence College, Singh has been a Flight Commander and Commanding Officer of a MiG 27 squadron and Air Officer Commanding of an air base.

3) He is a qualified Flying Instructor and an Experimental Test Pilot with more than 4,900 hours of service flying on a variety of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. He has also served in Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment at various levels...

Source : Hindustantimes

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Published On : January 31, 2023
A)
ITC Limited
B)
NTPC Limited
C)
Coal India Ltd
D)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Coal India Ltd

Note :

Coal India Ltd (CIL) has envisaged processing the overburdened rocks for sand production in mines where fragmented rock or Overburden (OB) material contains about 60 percent sandstone by volume which is harnessed through crushing and processing of Overburden.

During Opencast mining, the overlying soil and rocks are removed as waste to extract coal and OB is heaped in dumps.
 
Coal India Ltd to Launch M-Sand Projects in Broader Schemes :

* Most of the waste is disposed of at the surface which occupies a considerable land area and requires extensive planning and control to minimize the environmental impact of mining.

* Sand is classified as a ‘minor mineral’. The administrative control over minor minerals lies with the State Governments and is regulated through state-specific rules.

* Due to high demand, regulated supply, and a complete ban on sand mining during monsoon to protect river ecosystems, finding alternatives to river sand became necessary.

* Sand Mining Framework (2018) prepared by the Ministry of Mines envisages alternative sources of sand in the form of Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) from crushed rock fines (crusher dust), and sand from Overburden (OB) of coal mines.

* OB to M-Sand initiative of CIL is facilitating the processing of waste overburden in its OC Mines.

* Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) from the overburden of coal mines has several benefits in terms of economy and environmental sustainability, including cost-effectiveness, consistency, environmental benefits, reduced water consumption, better workability, freed OB dumps, best out of waste, and helps maintain the water table beside some other.

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Goa
B)
Punjab
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Telangana

Note :

Woxsen University has launched Project Aspirations with its firm belief in developing its ecosystem and empowering the community around the campus. Woxsen University has conceptualized the project for the ambitious girls of Classes IX-XII, Telangana Model School & Junior College
 
* Under Project Aspiration, students are selected by the school principal to take part in the “Train the Trainer” workshop which commenced in December 2022.
 
* The Training Program of Project Aspiration was led by Postgraduate students of Woxen University and mentored by Dr. Kakoli Sen, Dean- of the School of Business & Dr. Shubhendhu Patnaik.
 
* The training programs will be for three weeks during which girls will be exposed to different aspects of the future.
 
* It will help them develop SMART Goals & learn how to work towards achieving them.
 
* Professors from different schools at Woxsen briefed the students on various avenues of higher education and career opportunities.
 
* The Project Aspiration team has organized various debates and discussed crucial social issues to open up young minds.
 
* After the completion of the workshop, the students apply their learnings in role-play & simulation activities.
 
* While empowering girls from marginalized sections of society, this project simultaneously strengthens the project management skills of MBA students....

Source : Outlookindia

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Bengaluru
B)
Lucknow
C)
Ahmedabad
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mumbai

Note :

The month-long Khadi Fest- 23 was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) Mr. Manoj Kumar in Mumbai on 27th Jan 2023.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Kumar said, events and exhibitions like Khadi Fest provide a platform to the Khadi Institutions, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme - PMEGP and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries - SFURTI units to market the products of thousands of artisans directly to customers.
 
He emphasised organising such events in larger numbers in other parts of the country as well as abroad. He also motivated the officers and employees of KVIC to fulfill the responsibility of the upliftment of the poor people living in rural.

It is worth mentioning that last year KVIC items recorded a sale of one lakh 15 thousand crore. 

The KVIC Chairman also congratulated Ms. Neihunuo Sorhie the Khadi Weaver from Nagaland and Khadi veteran Shri V P Appukuttan Poduval from Kerala for their Padmashri award.
 
The Khadi Fest will run until the 24th of February 2023 at the KVIC Headquarters in Vile Parle.

The fest will showcase apparel made of Khadi, Pashmina, Kalamkari, Phulkari,  Tussar silk, etc while Dry-fruits, Tea, Kahwa, Honey, Bamboo Products, Carpets, Aloe Vera Products and others will be up for sale...

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
January 30th
B)
January 29th
C)
January 28th
D)
January 27th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 30th

Note :

On January 30, 2023, India will observe Martyrs' Day or Shaheed Diwas to pay tribute to all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. The day is also marked as the death anniversary of the nation's 'Bapu', Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Shaheed Diwas has a rich history : As it was on this day in 1948 that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in the compound of Birla House in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse.

Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869, was one of the most influential leaders of India and played a significant role in the independence of the country.
 
The significance of Shaheed Diwas lies in the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the 'Father of the Nation', led major movements against British rule through a non-violent approach.

His death anniversary is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day, and his philosophy was based on the principles of non-violence, the fight for truth (satyagraha), and political and individual freedom (Swaraj).
 
Every year, on January 30, India celebrates Martyrs' Day by paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi. The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and the three Service Chiefs (Army, Air Force, And Navy) pay their respects to the father of the nation...

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
31th January
B)
30th January
C)
29th January
D)
28th January

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 30th January

Note :

World Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTD) Day is annually observed across the world on 30th January to create awareness about Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTD).

* World Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTD) 2023 theme : Act Now. Act Together. Invest in Neglected Tropical Diseases

* Focus : On strengthening the interventions to promote equitable health services for all

* The first World NTD Day was observed on 30 January 2020.

* Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 20 diseases caused by a variety of pathogens...

Source : WHO

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Gujarat
B)
Karnataka
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttarakhand

Note :

27th January 2023 announcement by Luminous Power Technologies was that it will build India’s first green-energy-based solar panel manufacturing plant in Uttarakhand.
 
According to a company statement, the new Rudrapur manufacturing plant is expected to be fully functional by the end this year (2023).
 
It stated that the state-of-the art facility will be equipped using the most recent technology to design and manufacture high-quality solar panels for residential and commercial purposes.
 
The facility covers 4.5 million square feet (10 acres) and will be operational once it is fully functional. It will allow for a solar production capacity up to 500 MW per year, expandable to 1 GW. There will also be a range of solar panels that produce 40W to 600W of power output.
 
Preeti Bajaj, CEO and Managing Director, Luminous Power Technologies, said in the statement, “We are excited to announce the set up of our first solar panel facility in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand...

Source : Solarquarter

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Madhvendra Singh
B)
Alok Joshi
C)
Rahul Dayal
D)
Ashneer Grover

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Madhvendra Singh

Note :

Madhvendra Singh has been named the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gujarat Maritime Cluster by Gujarat Ports Infrastructure Company Limited
 
The Gujarat Maritime Cluster (GMC) is the first of its kind Commercial Maritime Cluster in the country aimed at creating a hub for maritime services of international standards.

Gujarat Maritime Board established GMC through its subsidiary, Gujarat Ports Infrastructure Company Limited, to provide impetus to the overhauling of the state's and nation's maritime sector by developing an integrated ecosystem of soft services related to the global maritime and shipping industry in line with the concept of 'the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the individual companies'...

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Madhya Pradesh

Note : The next Khelo India Youth Games will occur in Madhya Pradesh on 30 January 2023, with many Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Development athletes competing.

This increases the significance of the games since the TOPS athletes, who are already worldwide performers, will motivate grassroots players to lift the ante and give fierce competition. 

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Published On : January 30, 2023
A)
Hyundai
B)
Honda
C)
Nissan
D)
Suzuki

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Suzuki

Note :

India’s largest car manufacturer company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) has announced that it will use cow dung to power its CNG cars.
 
* An MoU has been signed between Maruti Suzuki and Asia’s largest dairy manufacturer National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), SMC stated while announcing its growth strategy for 2030.
 
* The company in its growth strategy for 2030 said it has invested in Fujisan Asagiri Biomass that generates power from biogas derived from cow dung in Japan, and beginning its study.
 
* “While we expect the Indian market to grow toward FY2030, we also expect that the increase in total carbon dioxide (CO2) emission amount is unavoidable, regardless of reduction in CO2 emission from products.

* We will challenge to strike a balance between the increasing sales units and reducing total CO2 emission amount,” SMC said.
 
* Suzuki’s unique initiative to tackle this challenge is the biogas business, in which biogas derived from cow dung, which are dairy wastes that can be seen mainly in India’s rural area, will be produced and supplied.
 
* The company said this biogas could be used for Suzuki’s CNG models which account for approximately 70 per cent of CNG car market in India.
 
* The company said that it believes that the biogas business in India not only contributes to carbon neutrality, but also promotes economic growth and contributes to the society of India.

* “We are also in view of expanding the business to other farming areas in regions including Africa, ASEAN, and Japan in the future,” it added.
 
* Suzuki, the market leader of India’s automobile market which contributes to carbon neutrality and the economic growth of emerging countries, is consistent with the intent of the Paris Agreement, which requires harmony between developed countries and emerging countries for the reduction of CO2 emission.

* The company said it believes that it could contribute to its stakeholders throughout the world.
 
* Suzuki headquarters, Yokohama Lab, Suzuki R and D Center India and Maruti Suzuki will cooperate for efficient development by sharing the development in each field for future technologies, advanced technologies, and mass production technologies...

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Published On : January 29, 2023