PM Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 on the occasion of completion of 75 years of NCC


1. PM Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 on the occasion of completion of 75 years of NCC

PM  Narendra Modi  attended  the NCC rally  at  Cariappa Ground  in  Delhi  and  released a special day cover and a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark  the completion   of  75 years of the National Cadet Corps (NCC)  .

2. Tourism Minister launches Visit India Year 2023

Tourism Minister  G Kishan Reddy  launched  Visit India Year-2023  in  New Delhi  and also unveiled its logo. Along with this  , big plans and activities have started to promote tourism  in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Reddy said that it is very important to start Visit India Year 2023 when India is chairing the G-20 organization this year. He said that this year more than one lakh foreign delegates are coming to India, who will be exposed to all aspects of Indian culture including monuments and Teej festivals. Shri Reddy also said that each foreign representative of G-20 will be a brand ambassador of Indian culture, heritage and tourist places.

3. International Monetary Fund approves USD 4.7 billion loan for Bangladesh

The International Monetary Fund-IMF  Executive Board has   approved a loan of US$ 4.7 billion  for  Bangladesh . This amount of loan is being given to support the economic policies of Bangladesh. This amount will be given to Bangladesh in 42 months. The IMF appreciated Bangladesh’s efforts to overcome the economic crisis arising out of the Corona pandemic and meanwhile the Russia-Ukraine war.

4. Former NATO General Petr Pavel becomes new President of Czech Republic

Petr Pavel  , former chairman of the  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee,  became the new President of the Czech Republic  on 28 January 2023  . Petr Pavel defeated billionaire Andrej Babis in a run-off vote to replace his rival and controversial President Milos Zeman. Powell received more than 58 percent of the vote, according to the statistics office.

5. Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh will be the new Vice Chief of the Air Force

Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh will be  the new Vice Chief of Air Staff  . He  will replace Air Marshal Sandeep Singh  , who is retiring on 31 January 2023. Air Marshal AP Singh is currently serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air Command based at Prayagraj. He will take over on 01 February 2023.

6. India’s GDP growth to be fastest in 2023 and 2024: IMF

India is performing best in all the countries of the world amid the threat of economic recession. Not only this, India will also progress rapidly in the coming times. In this regard, the  International Monetary Fund (IMF)  has released the latest data on the world’s economies. In its forecast, the IMF has expressed confidence in the pace of the Indian economy. According to the IMF, in 2023, India  will grow at the rate of  6.1 percent . According to the IMF, the Indian economy will remain the fastest growing large economy in 2023 and 2024.

7. Assam to host G-20 long-term financial working group meeting

Assam  will  host  the G-20 Long Term Financial Working Group meeting under the chairmanship of India  .  This meeting will start in Guwahati from Thursday  . The theme of the meeting is  One Earth, One Family, One Future  and its motto  is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam  . 94 representatives of G-20 member countries, guest countries and various international organizations will participate in this meeting to be held on 2 and 3 February. Youth-20 preparatory meeting will also be held in Guwahati  on February 7 and 8   , in which 250 delegates will participate.

8. G20-like summit for students held in Bengaluru

A G-20-style summit  was organized for students   from over 20 schools in  Bengaluru . Member of Parliament from Bengaluru South  Tejaswi Surya  organized it with the aim of India getting the G-20 chairmanship and to inspire the youth. During this, an attempt was made to enhance the problem solving ability and interpersonal skills of the students on issues of global importance. Around 70 students symbolically representing the G-20 member countries and guest countries deliberated on issues related to green development, climate change finance and eco-friendly lifestyle. Based on the priorities of the Development Working Group, three sessions of the summit were organized as per the framework decided by the Sherpas of the G20.

9. Parliament of Germany – Delegation of Bundestag calls on Lok Sabha Speaker

 A delegation from the  Parliament  of  Germany – Bundestag called on Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla  at Parliament House. Referring to the age-old ties between India and Germany, Shri Birla said that the relationship between the two countries is based on shared values ​​and goals. He said that India and Germany are playing an important role in tackling emerging global challenges.

10. Two-day meeting of Quad’s Senior Cyber ​​Group to strengthen cyber security cooperation A meeting of the Quad’s Senior Cyber ​​Group was held in New Delhi

The Quad is a grouping of India, the US, Australia and Japan  aimed at ensuring and supporting a ” free, fair and prosperous ” Indo-Pacific region.  A meeting of  the Quad’s  Senior Cyber ​​Group was held in New Delhi  to further strengthen cyber security cooperation. In this meeting, discussions were held in connection with promoting cyber security cooperation and making it more sustainable.

11. Finance Minister presented economic survey, next year the growth rate is expected to be 6.5%

The budget session of Parliament began with  President  Draupadi Murmu  ‘s address to the joint sitting of both the Houses  in the Central Hall of  Parliament. After the speech of President Draupadi Murmu, before the general budget to be presented on February 1, the Economic Survey of the country was  presented  in the Parliament. The Economic Survey presented in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India’s GDP will grow from the baseline value of 11% in the nominal term in the financial year 2023-24. Whereas, the Indian economy grew by 6.5%  in real terms. expected to live. It has also been said in the survey that the country’s economy has been 8.7% in the financial year 2022. India is the third largest economy in the world in terms of PPP (Purchasing Power Parity). At the same time, it is at number five in terms of exchange rate. The survey said that India faced the challenges better than most economies. The stock market has given positive returns in the calendar year 2022 even after withdrawal of money from FPI (Foreign Portfolio Investors). The capex of the Central Government in the April-November period of the current financial year was 63. has increased by 4%. According to the survey, after the steps taken by RBI, the retail inflation rate has come down below the tolerance band of RBI in the month of November. The Indian currency is performing better against the dollar than most of the world’s currencies. Under the Sustainable Development Goal of halving poverty by the year 2030, more than 41 crore people have come out of poverty during 2005-05 to 2019-21.

12. 13 films of the country and the world were awarded in the International Science Film Festival of India-2022

ISFFI 2022   is organized in Bhopal  city of  Madhya Pradesh . Festival Date  21st to 23rd January  8th  edition  of  India International Science Festival observed as a major component of Four foreign and nine Indian films have been awarded in this science festival. English film ‘Hanle: India’s First Dark Sky Reserve’ produced by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics has won the first prize under the category ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development’ at the International Science Film Awards. The film depicts the idea behind India’s first dark sky reserve at Hanle in Ladakh and how scientific research, collaboration between astronomers, administration and local communities can be effective in preserving dark skies. The second prize in the category went to ‘Borshi – The Fish’ produced by Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata in Bengali and English languages. Science to tackle climate change The first prize under the category ‘Technology and Innovation’ went to the film ‘Struggle for Survival’ directed by Vipul Kirti Sharma and produced by Ashok Sharma. Under the third category titled ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Better Life’, the first prize went to American filmmaker Tiffany Dieter’s film ‘Biophysical Field Methods: Gobabeb’, the second prize went to Indian filmmaker Deepak Kumar’s film ‘Exploring the Great Indian Legacy’ and The third prize went to the film ‘Saving the Himalayan Yak’ produced by Vigyan Prasar (Department of Science and Technology) and directed by Rakesh Andania.

13. GRSE signs act with Rolls-Royce Solutions to manufacture marine diesel engines

Defense PSU  Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE)  has   signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Germany  ‘s  Rolls-Royce Solutions to  manufacture  marine diesel engines . Under this MoU, marine diesel engines will be manufactured at GRSE’s Ranchi plant. Indian Navy Chief Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani was also present at the time of signing of the MoU.

14. Woxsen University launches Project Aspiration for girls in Telangana

Voxsen University has launched Project Aspiration in line with its strong belief of developing  its  ecosystem  and empowering the community around the campus   . Woxsen University  envisages   the project for the aspiring girls of classes IX-XIITelangana Model School  and  Junior College . Under Project Aspiration, students are selected by the school principal to participate in a “Train the Trainer” workshop, set to begin in December 2022.

15. Coal India Limited to launch large scale M-Sand project

With a focus on  cost-effective and high-quality sand production  , Coal India Limited  ‘s subsidiaries  will commission five M-Sand (sand) plants by 2024  . Sand is classified as a “minor mineral” under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. M-Sand is a form of artificial sand, which is made by crushing hard stones, mainly rocks or granite, into fine particles, which are then washed and pulverized. It is widely used as a substitute for river sand for construction purposes.

16. Record global investment in clean energy technology

According to Bloomberg NEF  , for the first time in history,  worldwide  investment in low-carbon energy technologies has surpassed  fossil fuels . But remained equal to the money spent. Bloomberg NEF is a global strategic research services provider. Investments in clean energy technology in 2022 amount to US$1.1 trillion, up 31% from 2021 (US$261 billion). However, investment in fossil fuels was also US$214 billion above 2021 levels. Trillion-dollar investments in the energy transition include renewable energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear), storage, charging infrastructure, hydrogen production, carbon capture (use and storage) and technologies such as small-scale solar, heat pumps and zero- emissions vehicles. China is still the leading producer of low-carbon technologies. This achievement attracted more than half of the trillion-dollar investments at US$546 billion, followed by the EU at US$180 billion and the US at US$141 billion.

17. The presence of a swallowtail butterfly was recorded for the first time in India

 The presence of the extinct  swallowtail butterfly from its previously known ranges from Myanmar and southern China  to  Vietnam  has been recorded in India for the first time. This is the “extremely rare”  Nobel Helen (Papilio nobelli)  butterfly, which has been identified   at three locations in Namdapha National Park (Arunachal Pradesh) . Noble helen is also found in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Butterflies are recognized as important indicators of biodiversity and key ecosystem functions.

18. The result of extremely cold polar vortex in Asia

According to scientists, the  extremely cold  conditions being observed in Asia are largely   the result of the polar vortex . The term refers to an extension of cold air that usually flows around the Arctic but sometimes drifts south from the North Pole. The word ‘vortex’ refers to the counter-clockwise flow of air that helps keep cold air near the poles. It is always present at the poles and weakens in summer, while it becomes stronger in winter. Although there is a lack of consensus, it is believed that changes in the polar vortex are likely to become more frequent and pronounced as a planet (Earth) warms.

19. Kelp forests are declining due to climate change

A recent study showed that  kelp forests are declining  due to  climate change . Is coming Ecklonia radiata, a dominant kelp species in the Southern Hemisphere, has been found to be vulnerable to climate change, especially in areas near the equator. Rising temperatures are causing populations of these species to decline along the eastern Australian coastline and are expected to decline further globally in the future. In situ conservation may not be possible, but through ex situ conservation in culture banks for use in future restoration, hybridization or adaptation strategies, their unique genetic Diversity can be preserved. Kelp forests are underwater ecosystems formed in shallow water areas by the dense growth of many different species. Kelp are large brown algae that grow in cool, dry places near the coast.

20. Last delivery of 747 jumbo jet

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet  reigned as one of the world’s largest airplanes for  more than 50 years  . With its final delivery, an era has come to an end. After serving more than five decades as the ” Queen of the Skies “, the golden age of the Boeing 747, one of the original and arguably the most aesthetically pleasing “jumbo jets”, has come to an end. It was designed to meet the demand for mass travel in the late 1960s. The jumbo has also made its mark on a global scale, becoming a symbol of war and peace around the world (such as the US ‘doomsday plane’ and its other nicknames such as the ‘Shepherd’).

21. Magnificent ‘Khadi Fashion Show’ organized in the White Rann of Kutch

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)  organized  an exciting mega ‘ Khadi Fashion Show ‘ on January 29, 2023  on  the white ground of the Salt-Pan in  the ‘ Ran of Kutch ‘ . This mega event organized in the Rann of Kutch was the first such event of KVIC. Its objective was to popularize Khadi among the youth in the country and abroad market and to promote cultural heritage and art. It was organized with the efforts of KVIC’s ‘Centre of Excellence for Khadi’.

22. Former wrestler Babita Phogat included in monitoring committee panel constituted to probe allegations against WFI

Wrestling Federation of India – Former wrestler Babita Phogat  has been included in  the panel of  inspection committee  constituted to probe the allegations against  WFI. He has been included in the panel of the Oversight Committee constituted by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to oversee the day-to-day administration of the Wrestling Federation of India. The committee is also probing allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, intimidation, financial irregularities and administrative lapses by the Wrestling Federation of India. Babita Phogat is the sixth member of this inspection committee. The committee is headed by  Khel Ratna awardee MC Mary Kom  .

23. Former opener Murali Vijay retired from international cricket

Former India opener batsman  Murali Vijay  has  announced his retirement from international cricket  . He told on Twitter on 30 January 2023 that he will now try his luck in foreign leagues. Vijay last played an international match for India in December 2018 against Australia in Perth. He represented India in 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and nine T20 matches.

24. National Women’s Commission Foundation Day

The Foundation Day of  the  National Commission for Women  is celebrated  every year  on January 31, on this occasion President Draupadi Murmu  will address the 31st Foundation Day program of  the National Commission for Women  . The theme of this program is ‘ Strong Women, Strong India ‘‘, which aims to honor the success of women who have excelled in their journey of life and left an indelible mark on the lives of the people. A two-day program is being organized by the Commission from January 31, 2023 to February 1, 2023 to celebrate its 31st Foundation Day. The objective of the commission is to provide a forum where diverse views can be exchanged with a focus on gender equality in decision-making and leadership roles of women belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds. The National Commission for Women was established in January 1992 as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established to review constitutional and legal safeguards, recommend remedial legislative measures, keeping in view the matters affecting women.

25. World Neglected Tropical Disease Day: 30 January

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is observed  every year  on 30 January  to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases as a significant public health challenge so that we can make progress towards their elimination. NTDs are a group of infections most common in marginalized communities in developing regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas. These diseases are caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa and parasites.

26. President, Vice President and Prime Minister express grief over the demise of senior advocate Shanti Bhushan

President  Draupadi Murmu , Vice President  Jagdeep Dhankhar  and Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  have   expressed grief over the demise of senior advocate Shanti Bhushan . Former Union Law Minister and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan passed away in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He was 97 years old. He  was the Law Minister of  India  from 1977 to 1979  .