Daily Current Affairs : 21 January 2023

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Current Affairs 2023

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Daily Current Affairs 2023

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Current Affairs with Static GK : 21 January 2023

1) The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise “Varuna” between India and France began off the western seaboard.
➨ Initiated in 1993, the exercise was christened ‘Varuna’ in 2001 and has become “a hallmark of India France strategic bilateral relationship”.

2) Indian Coast Guard ship “Kamla Devi”, the last in series of five fast-patrol vessels, was commissioned in Kolkata, West Bengal.
▪️West Bengal :-
➠CM – Mamata Banerjee
➠GOVERNOR – C.V. Ananda Bose
➠Folk Dances – Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance
➠Kalighat Temple

3) A Well known film critic and author, Shubhra Gupta announced her new book “Irrfan Khan: A Life in Movies” .

4) The English version of the book “Come! Let’s Run” by Tamilnadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian was released by Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former Captain of Indian Cricket team, at the Chennai Book Fair.
➨ The Tamil version of the same book titled Odalam Vanga was released on March 8, 2021.
▪️Tamil Nadu :-
➨ CM – M K Stalin
➨Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (STR)
➨Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 held in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.
▪️Uttar Pradesh :-
Governor – Smt. Anandiben Patel
➨Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Dudhwa National Park
➨National Chambal Sanctuary
➨Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar Lake
➨Kashi Vishwanath Temple
➨Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
➨School Chalo Abhiyan
➨Sant Kabir Academy and Research Centre and Swadesh Darshan Yojana
➨Parivar Kalyan card scheme
➨Mathrubhumi Yojana Portal

6)Himalayan Cataract Project Co-Founder and noted Nepali ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit won the ISA Award 2021-22 for Service to Humanity.

7) Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the “Geospatial Hackathon” to promote innovation and start-ups in India’s Geospatial ecosystem in New Delhi.

8) French nun Lucile Randon, the world’s oldest woman, passed away at the age of 118 years.
➨ She was born in 1904 in the French city of Alsace.

9) Sanskriti Foundation is presenting the 8th edition of Hyderabad Tyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival (HTAMF) encompassing multiple events at Shilparamam, Madhapur in Telangana.
▪️Telangana :-
➨CM – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan
➨KBR National Park
➨Amrabad Tiger Reserve
➨Kawal Tiger Reserve
➨ Pakhal Lake And Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Pocharam Dam And Wildlife Sanctuary
➨Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
➨Mana Ooru Mana Badi program
➨Palle Pragati and pattana Pragati scheme
➨Bathukamma Saree scheme

10) Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the top destination for mobile gamers, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, and West Bengal according to the India Mobile Gaming Report 2022.

11) The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has listed Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) in the list of protected plants under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
➨Neelakurinji is a tropical plant species and is native to the shola forests in the Western Ghats.

12) A Rajasthani film “Nanera” directed by Dipankar Prakash was awarded the ‘Golden Kailasha’ award for the best film at the Ajanta-Ellora Film Festival.

13) A replica of the famous East Gate of Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India, has been unveiled in front of the Berlin Palace, Germany and leads to the entrance to the Humboldt Forum museum complex.

14) Shubman Gill has made history after winning the ODI match between India and New Zealand.
➨ He became the youngest cricketer and the fastest Indian cricketer who scored 1000 runs in the ODIs format at the age of 23 years and 132 days in the ODI.

15) Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the initiative “Bharat Pravah-India along its Shores”.
➨The objective of this initiative is to highlight the importance of rivers-ports-shipping in the everyday life of the common man through literature, dialogue and communication.

16) The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in Bhubaneswar’s Odisha formed the largest Human Red Ribbon Chain in the Kalinga stadium to raise awareness regarding the disease.
▪️Odisha CM – Naveen Patnaik
➨ Governor – Ganeshi Lal
➨ Similipal Tiger Reserve
➨ Satkosia Tiger Reserve
➨ Bhitarkanika Mangroves
➨ Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
➨ Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary
➨ Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Puri
➨ Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary

Importance of Current Affairs

Current affairs are an important part of many government exams, including the UPSC Civil Services Examination, the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, the IBPS PO and Clerk examinations, and others. They test a candidate’s general awareness of current events and issues happening in the country and the world. Current affairs are also used to test a candidate’s analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to think critically and form informed opinions.

Current Affairs for UPSC

For example, in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, current affairs are an important part of both the written exam and the interview. Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of current events and issues happening in the country and the world, as well as their impact on the functioning of the government and society.

Current Affairs for SSC Exams

Similarly, in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, current affairs are an important part of the General Awareness section, which tests a candidate’s knowledge of current events, geography, history, economics, and other topics.

Current Affairs for IBPS PO and Clerk examinations

In IBPS PO and Clerk examinations, Current affairs are also an important part of the General Awareness section. It includes questions on current events, banking and financial awareness, static GK and economics.

Overall, knowledge of current affairs is essential for any candidate preparing for government exams. It not only helps in scoring marks in the exams but also helps in the overall development of the candidate as better civil servant.

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