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Daily Current Affairs 19th January 2023

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National

NCC Horse Show 2023 organised in Delhi Cantt

On 17 January 2023, The prestigious NCC Horse Show 2023 was held at Delhi Cantt in New Delhi. Under Officers, Kapil Sharma and Shaksi Tanwar have been declared winners of the Best Rider Trophy in the boy and girl categories respectively.

  • the trophies and prizes were presented by Quartermaster General of Indian Army Lt General Rajinder Dewan to the deserving winners.
  • The NCC Horse Show is conducted every year to adjudge the best rider among the boy and girl cadets of the Remount and Veterinary Units (R&V).
  • The best rider competition was introduced at the All India level in 1967 to promote a sense of participation, equestrian skills and mastery in horsemanship.

MeitY launches Technology for Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0)

On 18th January 2023, The Secretary, of MeitY, Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma launched the Technology for Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0) developed under MeitY-supported projects. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata developed an outdoor air quality monitoring station to monitor environmental pollutants which include parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10.0, SO2, NO2, CO, O2, ambient temperature, relative humidity etc in collaboration with TeXMIN, ISM, Dhanbad under the ‘National programme on Electronics and ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs).

General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya Nagaland and Tripura, 2023

The Election Commission prepared the Schedule for holding the General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. The Commission recommends to the Hon’ble Governor of the States of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura to issue notifications for the General Election under the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura

Poll EventsTripura (All 60 Assembly Constituencies)
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 21st January, 2023(Saturday)
Last Date for making nominations 30th January, 2023(Monday)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 31st January, 2023(Tuesday)
Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures2nd February, 2023(Thursday)
Date of Poll 16th February, 2023(Thursday)
Date of Counting 2nd March, 2023(Thursday)
Date before which election shall be completed4th March, 2023(Saturday)

Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya and Nagaland

Poll EventsMeghalaya and Nagaland
(All 60 Assembly Constituencies of both States)
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 31st January, 2023(Tuesday)
Last Date for making nominations 7th February, 2023(Tuesday)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 8th February, 2023(Wednesday)
Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures10th February, 2023(Friday)
Date of Poll 27th February, 2023(Monday)
Date of Counting 2nd March, 2023(Thursday)
Date before which election shall be completed4th March, 2023(Saturday)

State

TN gets an automated land patta system

Chief Minister MK Stalin launched new software for the Tamilnilam portal, a land record database, aimed at eliminating the need for surveyors to survey land parcels for issuing pattas for subdivided land. The new software aims to integrate the layouts approved by the Directorate of Town & Country Planning (DTCP) and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

  • The portal will automatically assign a survey number for each subdivided plot.
  • The land titles of sub-divisions created by the software will be transferred to the layout owner or property developer’s name.

Appointment

Pankaj Kumar Singh appointed Deputy NSA

Retired director general of the Border Security Force (BSF) Pankaj Kumar Singh was appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser in National Security Council Secretariat for a period of two years. Pankaj Kumar Singh is a 1988-batch IPS officer of the Rajasthan cadre and retired as the BSF chief on December 31, 2022.

  • He also served as with the Union government as Inspector General of the CRPF in Chhattisgarh and IG (Operations) at CRPF headquarters in Delhi.
  • he served in the BSF.
  • he played an important role in bringing down cattle smuggling through West Bengal and Assam borders. Between 2015 and 2021, cattle smuggling on the Indo-Bangla border dropped by 87%.
  • He holds LLB and MPhil degrees, besides MBA from the IIM, Ahmedabad.
  • He has served in the Rajasthan Police as well as in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Science

MeitY launches Technology for Biosensing system for the detection of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in aquatic ecosystems

The Secretary, MeitY, Alkesh Kumar Sharma has launched the Technology for Biosensing system for the detection of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in aquatic ecosystems (MEAN) developed under MeitY-supported projects.

  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata developed a biosensing system for the detection of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) in aquatic ecosystems, for qualitative and quantitative analysis of EDC content in water bodies in collaboration with ICAR-CIFRI, Baraackpore under the ‘National programme on Electronics and ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs).

Important Days

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF ) Awareness Day 2023

Every year, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day is celebrated on January 19th to commemorate the establishment of the NDRF in 2006. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialized force that is trained and equipped to respond to a wide range of disasters, including natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, and earthquakes, as well as man-made disasters such as chemical spills and terrorist attacks.

  • The NDRF Raising Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness and response.
  • It encourages people to take steps to protect themselves and their communities in the event of a disaster.
  • The NDRF Raising Day’s objective is to recognize and honour the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of the NDRF who put their lives on the line to protect and serve their country.

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