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Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2023

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Bhupender Yadav lays the foundation stone of 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Agartala

Union Minister Bhupender Yadav laid the foundation stone of 100 bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, Tripura from New Delhi in a virtual event held on 15th January 2023. The proposed 100 bedded ESIC hospital will be built in Agartala and will be spread over an area of 5 acres.
ESIC will run the hospital directly. Around 100 Crores rupees will be spent on the construction cost of this hospital.

  • 100 bedded ESIC hospital will be equipped with all the modern facilities like modular OT, state-of-the-art medical equipment, labs, etc. It will have OPD and IPD services.
  • It will cater to and provide medical services to more than 60,000 beneficiaries of Agartala and nearby areas.

Anurag Singh Thakur launches Fit India Healthy Hindustan Talk Series with Millets Special episode

On 15th January 2023, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched Fit India’s Healthy Hindustan Talk Series with a special episode on Millet. fitness, a healthy diet chart, the needs of senior citizens and a special session on the importance of Millet in our daily life were discussed in during the special session with the Fit India Healthy Hindustan Icons.

  • The series, an online talk show by eminent fitness experts and Fit India Icons will be conducted between 22nd January and 12th March 2023.
  • People can also watch the series, an online talk show on the official YouTube and Instagram handles of Fit India, every Sunday at 11 am.
  • The Fit India Healthy Hindustan panellists includes Luke Coutinho (Lifestyle Expert), Ryan Fernando (Sports Nutritionist), Heena Bhimani (Nutritionist) and Sangram Singh (Wrestler/Motivational Speaker).

‘International Year of Millets’ (IYOM)

  • The United Nations General Assembly declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’ (IYOM).
  • India will celebrate IYOM 2023, to make it a people’s movement so that Indian millets, recipes, and value-added products are accepted globally.

Doppler Weather Radar Network by 2025

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said on the occasion of the 148th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in New Delhi that India will be covered by Doppler Weather Radar Network by 2025 in order to predict extreme weather events more accurately.

  • Indian Government took steps to increase the Radar Network from 15 to 37.
  • Minister dedicated four Doppler Weather Radar Systems to Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
  • India will establish 660 District Agro Meteorological Units (DAMUs) by 2025.
  • Jitendra Singh also dedicated 200 Agro Automated Weather Stations to the Nation.


53rd edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF)

On 16th January 2023, The 53rd edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will commence at Davos in Switzerland and will be held till 20th January. The theme for World Economic Forum (WEF) 2023 is ‘Cooperation in a Fragmented World’.

  • The meeting will focus global inflation and climate change and promote innovative solutions.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, South Africa President Cyril M Ramaphosa, Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, Swiss President Alain Berset and Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin will join the meeting.

US President Biden approves emergency declaration for California due to winter storms

US President Joe Biden has given approval an emergency declaration for California on 14th January 2023 after storms. the storms led to floods, power outages, mudslides, evacuations and road closures in California.

  • Biden also approved an emergency declaration for Alabama after tornadoes that destroyed homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands in the southeastern United States.


“Saharsh” Special Education Program Launched by Tripura

The Tripura state government launched a special education program called “Saharsh” to promote social and emotional learning and will be available to all government and aided schools in the state. The ‘Saharsh’ was launched in 40 schools of the state on a pilot basis in August 2022.

“Saharsh” Special Education Program

  • Under the Saharsh program, Children will not be pressurized to study, rather and will be encouraged to social and emotional learning.
  • Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath launched a special ‘Saharsh’ teacher guideline handbook and informed that the entire module was available on the State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) website.

About Tripura

  • Capital – Agartala
  • Governor – Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Chief Minister – Manik Shah
  • State Bird – Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenia)
  • State Tree – Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis)
  • State Flower – Nageshwar (Mesua Feria)
  • State or International Borders – Bangladesh, Mizoram and Assam.

Uttarakhand passed the Women’s Reservation Bill

Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd) gives his consent to a Bill providing 30% horizontal reservation to domiciled women of the state in government jobs. On 29th November 2022, the state assembly passed Uttarakhand Public Services (Horizontal Reservation for Women) Bill, 2022.

  • The bill aims to offer 30% reservation in government jobs in order to ensure social justice, equality of opportunity, improvement in living standards and gender equality in public planning.

About Uttarakhand

  • Founded: 9 November 2000
  • Capital – Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
  • Governor – Pushkar Singh Dhami
  • Chief Minister – Manik Shah
  • State Bird – Himalayan Monal
  • State Tree – Burans
  • State Flower – Brahma Kamal
  • State or International Borders – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tibet, Nepal


‘RRR’ wins Critics Choice Awards 2023 for Best Foreign Language Film

‘RRR’ Movie has won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ‘RRR’ was contending against films like ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Argentina 1985’, ‘Bardo’, ‘False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’, ‘Close’ and ‘Decision to Leave’. The 2023 Critics Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on January 15, Sunday.

  • On 11th January 2023, the film got India its first-ever Golden Globe prize (Best Song for Naatu Naatu).
  • This is the second global honour for SS Rajamouli’s film.

DNPA announces Digital Impact Awards

Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) announced the winners of the e4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards 2023. One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution, CoWIN App of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana of the Department of Financial Services, GST of Department of Revenue Ministry of Finance, Himmat App of Delhi Police, CAMPA app of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, E Gov portal and DigiLocker of Ministry of Electronics & IT (MEITY), DIKSHA platform under NCERT, Ministry of Education and POSHAN Tracker App of Department and Women Development won the coveted Digital Impact Awards.

  • The e4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards 2023 honours the country’s cutting-edge digital initiatives that deliver on-demand governance and services to citizens in various fields.
  • The awards will be presented on January 20 at the e4m DNPa Digital Conclave and Digital Impact Awards in New Delhi.

Awards were announced across 8 categories.

  • Best Use of Digital Media for Human Resource Development & Education – DIKSHA
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Health – CoWIN App
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Financial Reforms – Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Sustainability and Environment Protection – CAMPA- (e-green watch portal)
  • Best Use of Digital Media to Promote Ease of Business – E-governance Portal.
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Governance & Administrative Reforms –
  • GST Portal- Goods & Services Tax,
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Governance & Administrative Reforms – One Nation One Ration Card Yojana
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Women & Child Welfare Reforms – Poshan Tracker App, Himmat Plus App
  • Best Use of Digital Media for Ease of Living –Digilocker

United States R’Bonney Gabriel crowned 71st Miss Universe 2022

The United States candidate R’Bonney Gabriel becomes Miss Universe 2022 at a ceremony held in New Orleans, Mexico. India’s Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu presented Miss Universe 2022 title to R’Bonney Gabriel at the 71st Miss Universe Competition.

  • The second runner-up is Miss Dominican Republic, Andreina Martinez. Miss Curacao, Gabriela Dos Santos, and Miss Puerto Rico, Ashley Carino were selected in the top five finalists.

Who is R’Bonney Gabriel

  • Gabriel is a former high school volleyball player.
  • She is a graduate of the University of North Texas.
  • The 28-year-old Gabriel is a fashion designer from Houston, Texas.

Important Days

Family Mediation Week

Family Mediation Council will host Family Mediation Week, which will take place from 16th to 20th January 2023. it aims to raise awareness of Family Mediation and the benefits it may bring to separating couples and their families.

  • It also encourages Separating couples to believe in using Family Mediation as a way of taking control, making decisions together and making a positive future for their family.

National Nothing Day 2023

Every year, National Nothing Day is observed on January 16 in the United States since 1973 in order to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honouring anything.

  • National Nothing Day is an “un-event” proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin.
  • In the United States, the 3rd Monday of every January is inaugurated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day which falls between the 15th and 21st.
  • In 1956, the Associated Press broadcasted the proclamation by the Mayor James W. Morgan of Birmingham, Alabama of a “National Nothing Week” to be observed 26 February through Friday 3 March.

Blue Monday 2023

Blue Monday falls on the third Monday of January month every year. UK travel company, Sky Travel said this day is the most depressing day of the year due to various reasons.

National Religious Freedom Day 2023

Religious Freedom Day is celebrated every year to mark the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. James Madison passed the statute, written by Jefferson in 1777.

National Appreciate A Dragon Day 2023

National Appreciate A Dragon Day is celebrated annually on January 16. the main purpose of the day is to encourage people worldwide to appreciate the history and socio-cultural significance of mythical creatures.

  • In 2004, Donita K. Paul created Appreciate a Dragon Day for promoting the release of her novel “DragonSpell,” which is part one of a five-book series.

International Hot and Spicy Food Day 2023

Every year, International Hot and Spicy Food Day is celebrated on January 16th for all of us who love to eat too many spicy foods.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third (3rd) Monday of January each year. in 2023, it will be celebrated on January 16th. it is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr was born in 1929 and his actual birthday date is January 15th, 1929.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr.

  • He was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • He protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
  • The City of Toronto government in Ontario recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and started observing this national holiday on January 26, 2005

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