1. The President graced the closing session of the 17th NRI Day Conference and presented the NRI Honorary Awards
The President Smt. Draupadi Murmu participated in and addressed the valedictory session of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention at Indore , Madhya Pradesh on January 10, 2023 . Apart from this, he has received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award .Also provided. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is a symbol of the highest recognition given by the nation to members of the diaspora for their contribution to India and their home countries. These awards are special because they reflect not only our appreciation and acknowledgment of the achievements of the diaspora, but also our faith in their determination to keep the Indian flag flying high in the world. The President referred to the theme of this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention – “Pravasis: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in the Age of Amrit Kaal”.
2. 83rd Conference of All India Presiding Officers begins in Jaipur
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the two-day Presiding Officers’ Conference in Jaipur . Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla , Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha, Speakers and Deputy Speakers of several legislative assemblies were present in the conference. Addressing the conference, the Vice President said that the Presiding Officers hold positions of honor and are not party to politics in this position. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh , Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot , Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Speaker and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria also addressed the inaugural session of the conference. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj MishraWill be the chief guest of the closing ceremony. The 83rd Conference of All India Presiding Officers is being held in Rajasthan after 11 years. Earlier this conference was held in Rajasthan in the year 2011 .
3. PM addresses Madhya Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh through video message
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Madhya Pradesh Global Investors Summit (6th Global Investors Summit) held in Indore , Madhya Pradesh through a video message. The summit will showcase the diverse investment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh. President of Guyana Mohammad Irfan Ali and President of Suriname Chandrikaprasad Santokhi at Global Investors Conference “ Invest Madhya Pradesh ” organized on the theme “ Madhya Pradesh: Future Ready State ”.are also specially participating. Both the heads of state attended the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention that ended on Tuesday in Indore as chief guest and special guest of honor respectively. The state government had made a special request to him to be a part of the Global Investors Summit. Delegations from over 65 countries and ambassadors, high commissioners, consular officers and diplomats from over 20 countries will participate in the two-day conference.
4. Global Tamil Angels platform launched
The Global Tamil Angels platform was launched at the “ Global Startup Investors Summit ”, which was co-organized by Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation Mission and FeTNA International Tamil Entrepreneur Network . StartupTNThe platform, hosted by Tamil Nadu, allows Tamil Nadu based start-ups to connect with potential investors from the global Tamil diaspora. Start-ups can be started by creating a profile on the Global Tamil Angels platform. They need to submit basic information about their company and upload their pitch deck, revenue model, traction goals. After verification by StartupTN, their profiles will be published on the portal and visible to investors. Founders can then locate a personalized list of investors based on the sectors they are interested in investing in and send invitations to begin investment discussions.
5. Union Minister Narayan Rane launched web portal for RAMP
In an effort to enhance the implementation capacity and coverage of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country , MSMEs minister Narayan Rane recently launched the Rs 6,062.45 crore World Bank-assisted central government scheme Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance ( RAMP) launched the web portal. According to a statement by the World Bank, the scheme was originally planned to support Covid-affected MSMEs in the country in 2020.The announcement was made and is aimed at improving the performance of 5.55 lakh MSMEs. The launch of the web portal for RAMP scheme is a step towards providing necessary support to MSMEs in India who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme, which is supported by both the World Bank and the Government of India, aims to improve the performance of MSMEs in the country by supporting institutional and policy reforms, research studies and technology upgradation. The scheme will be initially implemented in five states with the target of covering MSMEs across India.
6. US to provide financial assistance for conservation and restoration of Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad
The US will provide financial assistance of US$250,000 (through the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation) for the conservation and restoration of 6 Paigah tombs built in the 18th -19th centuries in Hyderabad . The Aga Khan Trust for Culture will implement the project. Paigah Tomb (or Tomb Shams al-Umra ) A tomb belonging to the nobility of the Paigah family who served the Nizam of Hyderabad (Asaf Jahi dynasty)Is. The mausoleums made of lime, mortar and marble are among the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture (a mix of Asaf Jahi and Rajputana styles). The Paigahs were among the most influential and powerful families of Hyderabad in the 18th century. They were wealthier than most rulers, as well as responsible for the security and defense of the region. He claimed descent from Hazrat Umar bin al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islam.
7. Delhi to be top polluted city in 2022 with annual average concentration (PM 2.5) of 99.7 ug/m3
According to the CPCB air quality data analysis by the National Clean Air Program in the year 2022 , Delhi was the top polluted city with an annual average concentration (PM 2.5) of 99.7 ug/m3 . This is much higher than the CPCB standard of 40 ug/m3 of air. The analysis found that most of the cities in the list of top 10 most polluted cities for the year 2022 are from the Indo-Gangetic plain; for PM 2.5 (Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Noida, Meerut, Gobindgarh, Gaya and Jodhpur) and PM 10 (Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Delhi, Noida, Patna, Meerut, Muzaffarpur, Durgapur, Jodhpur and Aurangabad). Srinagar and Kohima jointly ranked as India’s cleanest city in the year 2022were. India’s current annual average safe limits for PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 40 ug/m3 and 60 ug/m3. The NCAP initially set a target to reduce the major air pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5 by 20-30% by the year 2024 and 40% by 2026 (Base year – 2017).
8. Union Home Minister Amit Shah released a book titled Revolutionaries – The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the book Revolutionaries – The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom at a function in New Delhi . The author of the book is Sanjeev Sanyal , an economist and a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council . On this occasion, Shri Shah said that the country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence and the Prime Minister has given a call for Panch Prana. Mr. Shah said that the British had gone but their mindset remained and this book would help in dispelling that confusion.
9. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released the book Braving a Viral Storm: India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Story.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released the book Braving a Viral Storm: India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Story in New Delhi. The co-authors of the book are Ashish Chandorkar and Suraj Sudhir . The book has been released ahead of the second anniversary of the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in January, 2021.
10. Government has launched BHIM-UPI for RuPay Debit Card and small amount transactions. Approved an incentive scheme of Rs 2,600 crore to promote
The Union Cabinet has approved BHIM-UPI for RuPay Debit Card and small amount transactions. Has approved the incentive scheme to promote The financial expenditure of this scheme is two thousand 600 crore rupees. This decision will help in strengthening the digital system. Apart from approving this scheme, the cabinet also approved the renaming of National Center for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality Institute at Joka, Kolkata as Syama Prasad Mookerjee National Institute of Water and Sanitation.
11. The Center renamed the new Integrated Food Security Scheme as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
Center has named the new Integrated Food Security Scheme as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana . Earlier, the Union Cabinet had approved Antyodaya Anna Yojana and New Integrated Food Security Scheme to provide free food grains to primary household beneficiaries. The implementation of the new scheme has started from January 1 this year. This has benefitted more than 80 crore poor people. The central government will spend over Rs 2 lakh crore in 2023 as food subsidy under the National Food Security Scheme and other welfare schemes.
12. India’s biggest festival organized by students Sarang-2023 held in Chennai
IIT. Madras director Professor Kamakoti has said that Sarang -2023 , India’s biggest festival organized by students, will be organized from January 11 to January 15. Students from more than five hundred colleges of the country will participate in it. The festival is being organized after a gap of three years due to the Covid pandemic. He informed that more than 80 thousand students are expected to participate in this festival. More than 100 types of games and competitions will be organized in this.
13. French government to raise retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030
The French government has announced to increase the retirement age from 62 years to 64 years by the year 2030 . French Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne announced the decision in Paris and described it as a reform aimed at fiscally balancing the country’s pension system. The French government has argued that people live longer than before and have to work more to be financially sound.
14. European Union scientists have said that the year 2022 will be the second warmest year in Europe.
European Union scientists have said that the year 2022 will be the second hottest year in Europe . Because of this, there was a decrease in crop production, rivers dried up and thousands of people died. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service-C3S has said that the year 2022 was also the fifth warmest year in the world . Europe experienced a hot summer, with temperatures more than twice the global average over the past three decades. Summer temperature records were broken in many Western European countries, with heat waves and drought conditions in many parts.
15. US air traffic halted for several hours due to computer glitch
US air traffic is returning to normal after a computer glitch grounded domestic flights for several hours . Latest data from the flight tracking site shows that over 4,000 flights were delayed across the country. US President Joe Biden was informed about this problem. He said the Federal Aviation Administration is yet to ascertain the cause of the problem. The White House said that no evidence of a cyber attack has been found.
16. Road Safety Week will be held from 11 to 17 January 2023
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways , Government of India is celebrating Road Safety Week from 11 to 17 January 2023 under ” Swachhata Pakhwada ” . The objective of this initiative is to spread the word about the need for safe roads in the interest of all. During the week, awareness regarding road safety will be raised among the general public and all the stakeholders will be motivated to take their responsibility for the safety of others while walking on the road.
17. The Union Cabinet has approved the renaming of the National Center for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality at Joka, Kolkata as ‘Dr. Post-facto approval given for setting up of ‘Syama Prasad Mookerjee National Institute of Water and Sanitation (SPM-NIWAS)’
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex- post facto approval to rename the National Center for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality at Joka, Kolkata as ‘ Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee National Institute of Water and Sanitation (SPM-NIWAS) ‘ . The institute is set up on 8.72 acres of land at Diamond Harbor Road, Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal. The institute is envisaged as a premier institute for capacity building in States/UTs in the areas of public health engineering, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene through training programmes.
18. Guwahati Wildlife Division conducts census of bird species at Deepor Beel Wetland
Recently the Guwahati Wildlife Division of the Assam Forest Department conducted the second, bird species census after February 2022 at Deepor Beel Wetland , the only Ramsar site in Assam. A total of 26,747 birds of 96 species were counted in the Deepor Beel Wetland Bird Census .Entered. In the year 2022, 10,289 birds of 66 species were recorded. The number of birds shows an increase in species diversity and the total number of species. Deepor Beel is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Assam and an Important Bird Area declared by BirdLife International. Deepor Beel has been designated as a Ramsar site in November 2002. It is situated towards the south-west of Guwahati city, Assam and is the former water channel of the Brahmaputra River. This lake is 30 sq km in summer. Spreads up to and in winter about 10 sq. km. decreases till
19. Increase in the number of blackbuck in India
Blackbuck in India have successfully adapted themselves despite natural and human-caused threats to their existence , according to a new study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) . Despite the massive reduction in grasslands across India, statistics show that the number of blackbuck has increased in recent years . The scientific name of blackbuck is ‘ Antilope cervicapra ‘, which is also known as ‘ Indian antelope ‘. It is a species of antelope originally endemic to India and Nepal. These are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odishaand are widely found in other regions (entire peninsular India). These are most commonly found in grasslands, that is, it is considered a symbol of grasslands. The blackbuck is a diurnal antelope , which means it is mainly active during the day.
20. Ozone layer on track to fully recover within four decades, UN report
The slow but remarkable recovery of Earth’s protective ozone layer will completely cover the hole over the Antarctic in about 43 years , according to a new UN report., Although this is an achievement, scientists have warned of the harmful effects of geoengineering technologies such as Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) on the ozone layer. Aerosol sprays, like other commonly used substances such as dry-cleaning solvents, refrigerants and fumigants, contain ozone-depleting substances (ODS) including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform. For the first time, the Scientific Assessment Panel examined the potential effects on ozone of intentionally adding aerosols to the stratosphere, known as Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI). SAI can increase the reflectance of sunlight, thereby reducing the amount of heat entering the troposphere, but this method ”
21. New technology for corrosion-resistant nickel alloy coatings may replace toxic chrome plating
According to an autonomous research and development center of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), a new method of nickel alloy deposition coating on high-potential performance materials in engineering applications is environmentally friendly. Can replace toxic chrome plating/coating . Chrome plating is a process by which a thin layer of chromium is coated on a metal surface using an electroplating process. The process of depositing a layer of a desired metal on another material by means of electricity is called electroplating.
22. Kerala University wins ‘Overall Championship’ in Youth Festival
The University of Kerala secured the ‘ Overall Championship ‘ at the 36th Inter University South Zone Youth Festival Padma Tarang at Sree Padmavathi Mahila Vishwavidyalaya (SPMVV) in Tirupati . Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam was the runner up. Championships were awarded in each of the five categories.
- Music: MGU Kottayam
- Dance: Sri Shankaracharya Sanskrit University
- Fine Arts: Yogi Vemana University
- Theatre: University of Kerala
- Literary Programs: University of Kerala
23. Chhattisgarh CM celebrates traditional ‘Chherchera’ festival in Raipur
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel celebrated ‘ Chherchera/Cherchera ‘ festival at Dudhadhari Math in Raipur, Chhattisgarh . The Chherchera festival of Chhattisgarh is celebrated on the full moon night of the Hindu calendar month of ‘Paush’. It is meant to celebrate the joy and happiness of taking the harvest home after farming. Chief Minister Baghel has extended hearty greetings to all the citizens of Chhattisgarh on this auspicious occasion.
24. DAC approves VSHORAD missile system
The Defense Acquisition Council (chaired by the Defense Minister) gave the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for procurement of Very Short Range Air Defense System/VSHORAD (Infrared Homing) Missile System being designed and developed by DRDO . The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved (a) HELINA anti-tank guided missiles, launchers and accessories for indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter/ALH (for Army) (b) BrahMos Launcher and Fire Control System and Next Generation Missile Vessels (for Navy Sanction has also been given for the purchase of Rs. The “Buy (Indian-IDDM) Category” has the highest priority procurement under DAP-2020. This advancement in defense system has been made in the wake of increasing tension with China on LAC.
25. DRDO develops unmanned vehicle for operations in Himalayan regions
Targeting logistic operations along the Himalayan border , the Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of carrying cargo from 5 kg to 25 kg and also to drop bombs in enemy territory. It was displayed by DRDO at the 108th Indian Science Congress in Nagpur, Maharashtra . It has been successfully tested at an altitude of 14000 feet in Sikkim.
26. Indian Navy to get autonomous weaponized boat swarm under Sprint plan
iDEX has signed its 50th Sprint contract with Sagar Defense for Autonomous Weaponized Boat Swarms for the Indian Navy . Autonomous Weaponized Boat is one technology among the 75 challenges posed by the Indian Navy under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in 2022.Sagar Defense has developed the country’s first autonomous weaponless unmanned boat with swarming capability. The contract was signed under the Defense India Start-up Challenge (DISC 7) an Indian Navy project of the SPRINT initiative.
27. Hockey World Cup inaugurated in Cuttack
The FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup got off to a colorful start at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack , Odisha . The opening ceremony was attended by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik , Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur , FIH President Tyeb Ikram , Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey and several national and international players.
28. Veteran footballer Gareth Bale retired
Wales veteran football player Gareth Bale recently announced his retirement. At the age of just 33, he has announced his retirement from club and international football. Bell is one of Wales’ greatest ever players. He won two European Championships for Wales. With this, he led his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and also to the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The Los Angeles forward previously played for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid. He played his last match during Wales’ World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.
29. Virat Kohli scored his 45th ODI century
Virat Kohli has scored a brilliant century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. With this, he has a total of 73 centuries in international cricket . Also , this is his 45th century in ODI cricket . Apart from this, Sachin Tendulkar of India, who scored the maximum 100 centuries in international cricket,Has also equaled a record of In fact, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 20 centuries on Indian soil, while Kohli has scored 19 centuries so far and by scoring this century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Kohli has equaled his record. Let us tell you that earlier in the ODI series played against Bangladesh at the end of the year 2022, Kohli had also scored a century. Then he did the feat of scoring 72 international centuries, crossing Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries.
30. Father of laparoscopic surgery Dr. Tehamton E Udwadia passed away
Doctor Tehamton E Udwadia , known as the father of laparoscopic surgery in India, passed away. Dr Udwadia breathed his last at Breach Candy Hospital. He was running ill for some time. Dr. Udgadia, 88, was associated with the Government JJ Hospital in Byculla for decades. Doctors said that Udwadiya worked in the outpatient department till a few months back.