1. PM inaugurates Sansad Khel Mahakumbh in Basti, Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 through video conferencing . Sansad Khel Mahakumbh is being organized from 2021 by Mr. Harish Dwivedi , MP of Basti district . During this Khel Mahakumbh, various competitions are organized in both indoor and outdoor sports like wrestling, kabaddi, kho-kho, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball, handball, chess, carrom, badminton, table tennis etc. Apart from these, competitions like essay writing, painting, rangoli making are also organized. The first phase of Khel Mahakumbh was organized from 10 to 16 December 2022 and the second phase of Khel Mahakumbh from 18 to 28 January 2023were determined.
2. 6th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha to be held on 27th January at Indira Gandhi Memorial High School in Kolkata
The 6th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha is being organized on 27 January 2023 at Indira Gandhi Memorial High School, Dum Dum in Kolkata . In this regard, the principal of the school Udayraj Singh said that the students are more enthusiastic about this program of the Prime Minister. The students are eagerly waiting for the message from the Prime Minister.
3. PM shares excerpt titled ‘Your Exam, Your Methods – Choose Your Own Style’
The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi shared an excerpt from the book Exam Warriors titled ‘ Your Exam, Your Methods – Choose Your Own Style ‘ and urged students to share their methods of exam preparation. In one of his tweets, the Prime Minister said; “ In the book #ExamWarriors , there is a mantra ‘Your Exam, Your Methods – Choose Your Own Style.’ As the date of #ParikshaPeCharcha draws closer, I urge all of you to share your exam preparation tips along with interesting experiences related to it. This will surely motivate our exam warriors.”
4. Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc announces resignation amid anti-corruption campaign
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced his resignation amid ongoing anti- corruption campaign in Vietnam . The anti-corruption campaign has led to the sacking of several ministers in Vietnam. Prior to this, two Deputy Prime Ministers who had served under President Phuc had quit. Mr Phuc had assumed the office of president in 2021. Seventy-nine years old Phuc served as the Prime Minister of Vietnam from 2016 to April 2021. Leaving the presidency requires approval from the National Assembly, but this is merely a formality. The Communist Party praised Phuc’s leadership in a statement, saying that he was politically responsible for the violations and wrongdoings of many officials under him.
5. India announces 100 million Maldivian rufiyaa for community development projects in Maldives
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has said that India will provide financial assistance of ten crore Maldivian rufiyaa for community development projects in Maldives. He said that India has completed 23 out of 45 impressive community development projects in Maldives . Dr. Jaishankar reached Maldives on a three-day foreign visit . He will also visit Sri Lanka . He met Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla ShahidDiscussed strengthening India-Maldives cooperation with On this occasion, the two leaders reviewed a number of development projects funded by India in the Maldives, including the Greater Male Connectivity Project and the construction of 4,000 social housing units. He expressed happiness over the MoU between Maldives National University and Kochi University of Science and Technology, saying that such MoUs reaffirm a strong developmental partnership between the two countries.
6. Efforts should be made to reduce road accidents by 50 percent before the end of the year 2025: Nitin Gadkari
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that all necessary efforts should be made to reduce road accidents by 50 percent before the end of the year 2025 . Participating in road safety campaign during telethon and outreach campaign during the road safety week , he said that such a law should be brought in the country as soon as possible in which the working hours of truck drivers should be fixed. On this occasion, film star Amitabh Bachchan, founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru and many concerned people discussed the important issues of road safety. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that several steps should be taken to minimize road accidents. This year, under the Swachhata Pakhwada, the MinistryOrganized Road Safety Week from 11th to 17th January .
7. NCERT launches India’s first National Assessment Regulator “PARKH”
The National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) has released India’s first national assessment standard, The Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH) , which is the standard for student assessment for all recognized school boards in the country. and will work on establishing criteria, standards and guidelines for evaluation. Parakh has been launched as a part of the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
8. Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology launched the Technology for Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-QMS V1.0)
Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma , Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched the Technology for Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS V1.0) under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology supported development projects . Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata in collaboration with TAXMIN, ISM, Dhanbad National Program on Electronics and ICT Applications in Agriculture and Environmentdeveloped an outdoor air quality monitoring station for monitoring under It includes parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10.0, SO2, NO2, CO, O2, Ambient temperature, Relative humidity etc. for continuous air quality analysis of the environment.
9. Kollam became India’s first constitution literate district
In a historic achievement, Kollam district has become the first constitution literate district in the country. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi VijayanIt was announced by The district’s success is the result of a seven-month campaign launched by the Kollam District Panchayat, the District Planning Committee and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) to educate citizens about the laws of the country and their rights. The objective of this campaign is to provide constitutional literacy to 23 lakh citizens of 7 lakh families in the district. To achieve this goal, awareness classes were organized for about 90% people in Kollam. About 16.3 lakh people above the age of 10 years were educated by 2,200 trainers called “Senators”, who visited schools, offices, auto stands and tribal councils to create awareness.
10. IPS officer Pankaj Kumar Singh appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor
Retired Director General of BSF , Shri Pankaj Kumar Singh was recently appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser in the National Security Council Secretariat for a period of two years. Singh, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed on re-employment contract. Pankaj Kumar Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, holds LLB and MPhil degrees apart from an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. He is the son of Prakash Singh, a retired 1959 batch IPS officer, who also headed the BSF from June 1993 to January 1994.
11. China’s population decreased for the first time since 1961
Biggest decline in China ‘s population since 1961has been registered. Negative population growth has now started in China. Please tell that the death toll in China is more than the number of children born. According to data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population at the end of 2022 was 1.41175 billion, which is less than 1.41260 billion in 2021. Population control policy has been implemented in China for many decades and it is believed that due to those population control measures, the country’s population is declining. Although the Chinese government is worried about the falling population and it is taking several measures to increase the country’s population again, but no positive result is coming out. In the year 2021, the birth rate in China was 7.52 children per one thousand people, but last year it decreased to 6. 77 children per one thousand. Due to this, more than one million children were born less in the population of China. Not only this, the death rate in China is also the highest since 1976. The death rate in China in 2022 was 7.37 deaths per one thousand people.
12. Shahrukh Khan on the fourth position in the list of world’s richest actors
Shah Rukh Khan has come at the fourth position in the list of world’s richest actors . This time Shahrukh Khan has left behind Hollywood star Tom Cruise . Jerry Seinfeld is at number one in this list . Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the only actor from India in this list. Shahrukh Khan’s net worth is 770 million dollars (6 thousand 300 crore rupees). At the same time, Tom Cruise is at number five in this list with an earning of $ 620 million i.e. Rs 5 thousand 90 crore. So right there, Hollywood star Jackie Chan is at number six in the list with an earning of $520 million.
13. Indo-French astronomy focused meeting held in Bengaluru
Astronomy Vision and Mega at the recent India-France focus meeting on ‘ Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO)/Monakia Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) and Multiwavelength Synergy ‘ with the aim of establishing a comprehensive long-term partnership in the field of astronomy The projects discussed the topic of multiwavelength synergy science. The meeting is being organized by the Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR) at the IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics) campus in Bangalore from January 9-13.An organization supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, CNRS, Government of France. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss collaborative projects in astronomy such as the Square Kilometer Array Observatory, an international radio observatory located in South Africa and Australia. It also discussed the collaborative MonaKia spectroscopic explorer, which will be led by the United States.
14. Italy’s Michele Centella creates Guinness World Record by making ‘mirror typing’ books
According to a report by Guinness World Records (GWR) , an Italian man, Michele Centella has created a world record by typing copies of 81 books upside down , a practice called ‘ mirror writing ‘. He types each book in its original language whether it be hieroglyphs, Old Hebrew, Traditional Chinese, Mayan, Etruscan, Cuneiform or Voynich glyphs. He reverse-typed the Bible, the Code of Hammurabi, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Book of the Dead from ancient Egypt, the writings of Leonardo da Vinci. He is able to type using 16 computer keyboards located simultaneously at different heights. He credits Leonardo da Vinci who inspired him to do mirror typing.
15. Women’s IPL: Viacom18 bought media rights for 5 years for 951 crores
Reliance -owned Viacom-18 Private Limited has acquired the rights to broadcast the Women’s IPL . Viacom18 beats Disney Star and Sony to bag media rights for upcoming women’s IPL for Rs 951 crore for five yearsBought in The auction for the T20 league was held on 16 January 2023 at the headquarters of the cricket board in Mumbai. The first women’s IPL is expected to start in the first week of March. Five teams will participate in this and all the matches will be held in Mumbai. There are three categories of global rights which include TV, digital and composite rights. Earlier, Viacom-18 had also bought the digital rights of the men’s IPL. Viacom-18 had captured the digital rights of the men’s IPL for Rs 23, 758 crore. The media rights for the men’s IPL were sold in four packages. Out of which three were captured by Viacom-18.
16. barcelona beat real madrid in spanish super cup final 2023
Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup by defeating Real Madrid 3–1 in Saudi Arabia on 15 January 2023 . This is their first trophy after coach Javi Hernandez took charge of this team. Young midfielder Gavi performed brilliantly in this match. Along with scoring himself, he also made two assists. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti suffered his first defeat in a final since 2014. At the same time, Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup title for the 14th time.
17. Gina Lollobrigida passed away at the age of 95
Popular Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida has passed away at the age of 95. Jeena was also awarded the title of ‘ world’s most beautiful woman ‘ because of the title of one of her films at that time . She came into limelight when she started making films in Italy after World War II . Gina Lollobrigida was not only a model and actor but also a trend painter and sculptor. Let us tell you that Gina was also a photojournalist, she also worked in UNICEF and UN. Apart from doing the film ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’ in 1955, Gina worked with actor Rock Hudson in the film ‘Come September’. This film also received the Golden Globe Award.
18. Hong Kong DJ Ray Cordeiro, who broadcast for six decades, dies at 98
Ray Cordeiro , who worked as a disc jockey (DJ) on Hong Kong radio for six decades, has passed away. He was 98 years old. Ray Cordeiro holds the unique record of working as the longest serving disc jockey (DJ) in the world. Ray Cordeiro also interviewed many legends of the music world during his career, including the famous British band The Beatles. He worked at ‘Radio Television Hong Kong’ station till 2021.
19. Lucille Rando, the world’s oldest nun, dies at the age of 118
The world’s oldest nun , Lucille Rando of France , has died at the age of 118. After becoming a nun in 1944, she took the name of Sister Andre . He died in a nursing home in Toulon city of France. Despite being blind and on a wheelchair, Sister Andre was always engaged in the service of the elderly. Born in the south of France in 1904, Sister André saw both world wars and the time of 27 French presidents during this period.
20. Ukraine’s interior minister and 15 others killed in a helicopter crash near Kyiv
At least 16 people, including Ukraine ‘s Interior Minister Denis Monastirsky , were killed in a helicopter crash near a children’s nursery school on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kiev . The helicopter carrying Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denis Monastirsky along with several top officials of his ministry has crashed near a children’s school.