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Daily Current Affairs 23rd January 2023

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National

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to participate in programme to mark Parakram Diwas

On 23rd January 2023, Various programmes are being conducted in Odisha to mark Parakram Diwas- the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and the birth anniversary of famous freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also join a programme in Sambalpur to mark the birth anniversary of two of the illustrious sons of the country.
  • Minister also will go to Khinda- the birthplace of Veer Surendra Sai in Sambalpur district to pay homage.

Parakram Diwas marking 126th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

On January 23rd, The 126th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is being celebrated across the country. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha. The day is celebrated as Parakram Diwas.

  • The day of the 23rd of January is celebrated as Parakram Diwas every year.
  • It aims to inspire people of the country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour.

PM Modi will name 21 islands of Andaman & Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra Awardees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to name the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra awardees on January 23rd, 2023. PM Modi will also unveil the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji.

President Droupadi Murmu to confer Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in New Delhi

President Droupadi Murmu will confer Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 at a ceremony in New Delhi on January 23rd, 2023. The awards will be presented to 11 children for their exceptional achievement in six categories — Art, Culture, Bravery, Innovation, Social Service, and Sports. the winners of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar will be honoured with medal, a cash prize of one lakh rupees, and a certificate.

International

US announces new visa initiatives for Indians

The United States announced new visa initiatives for Indians to reduce wait times for first-time visa applicants, new visa initiatives will include greater strength of visa staff across the country. The United States also started consular operations to accommodate applicants who require an in-person visa interview as part of this initiative.

Sri Lanka to hold local council election on March 9

Sri Lanka will conduct the local council polls for the 340 councils on the 9th of March, which has been announced by the country’s Election Commission. due to unprecedented economic and political turmoil, The local election was earlier postponed for a period of 6 months. The election process will cost 10 billion rupees (1000 crore Lankan rupees) and it will also create additional pressure on the island’s economy.

Ruling Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins as new Prime Minister of New Zealand

New Zealand’s ruling Labour Party has chosen Chris Hipkins as the new Prime Minister of New Zealand country. Chris Hipkins will replace Jacinda Ardern as its leader and the 41st Prime Minister of the country. he is known as the Labour caucus.

  • Jacinda announced the surprise resignation.
  • Chris Hipkins will be sworn in as the Prime Minister on 25th January 2023.
  • Carmel Sepuloni has been elected as Deputy Prime Minister.

State

Business 20 inception meeting will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

The Business 20 (B20) inception meeting will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 23rd, 2023. The theme of the Business 20 (B20) inception meeting is “RAISE“, which stands for Responsible, Accelerated, Innovative, Sustainable, and Equitable Businesses.

  • It will include a discussion on the priorities of the industries.
  • The B 20 meeting will be the first among the 15 engagements that Gujarat will host as part of India’s G 20 presidency.
  • 600 business leaders including 250 international delegates will join in the meeting.

Anurag Thakur to attend Sansad Khel Mahotsav in Madhya Pradesh

Minister for I&B, Youth Affairs, and Sports Anurag Thakur will attend the closing ceremony of Sansad Khel Mahotsav at Ranital Stadium in Madhya Pradesh on 23rd January 2023. He will also present prizes to the winners. Thakur will visit the All India Radio station at Katanga in Jabalpur.

Defence

5th Kalvari class submarine INS Vagir to be inducted into Indian Navy

The fifth Kalvari class submarine INS Vagir will be inducted into Indian Navy on January 23rd, 2023. The submarine has been built in India by Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in collaboration with France-based Naval Group.

  • Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar will commission the submarine.
  • 5th Kalvari class submarine INS Vagir will boost Indian Navy’s capabilities as it is capable of undertaking diverse missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and surveillance missions.
  • It is named after Sand Shark, which represents ‘Stealth and Fearlessness’, two qualities that are synonymous with the ethos of a submariner.

Awards

Indian films get awards for the best scriptwriter and best actress at DIFF

Two Indian films received awards for the best script writer and best actress in the Asian Film Competition section at the 21st Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF). DIFF was concluded on 22nd January 2023.

  • Aparajito (The Undefeated) Film directed by Anik Dutta got the best scriptwriting award.
  • Ketaki Narayan was given the best actress for her role in Krishnendu Kalesh-directed film Prappeda (Hawk’s Muffin).
  • Japan’s Ikkei Watanabe has been presented the best actor award for the film Nakodo- Matchmakers (Marriage Counsellor) directed by Naoki MaedaAli Ghavitan from Iran gained the best director award for the film Zendegi va Zendegi (Life and Life).

21st Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) Awards Winner

  • Iranian Film Bi-Mother (Motherless) – best film award
  • Khandaker Sumon directed film Saatao (Memories of Gloomy Monsoons) – best film award.
  • Sri Lankan film ‘Our Mother, Grandmother, Prime Minister: Sirimavo’ on the life of Sri Lanka’s first woman Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike – Best documentary award
  • Akouse Me (Listen) from Greece – The best feature film award in the Women Filmmakers
  • Katharina Woll – best director
  • Hawa Movie directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon – the audience award for the best film
  • Fakhrul Arefeen Khan directed the film JK 1971 – Special audience award.

Hindustani vocalist Padma Vibhushan Dr Prabha Atre conferred with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde conferred Hindustani vocalist Padma Vibhushan Dr Prabha Atre with the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr Atre received a citation and Rs 1 lakh at the program. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented for promoting arts and would also promote classical music.

Sports

Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn won India Open Badminton title

Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn won the India Open title and beat World No.1 Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles final of the India Open Badminton Championship 22-20, 10-21 and 21-12 at K. D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

  • Prior to this, Korean sensation An Seyoung wins the Women’s singles final, defeating World No.1 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12.

Important Days

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023 126th Birth Anniversary

The birth anniversary of one of the greatest Indian freedom fighters – Subhash Chandra Bose is celebrated on 23 January as Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti. The revolutionary and nationalist ideas of Subhash Chandra Bose played important role in getting India’s independence from British colonial rule and also created patriotism in the hearts of younger generations.

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • In 2023, the 126th Birth Anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose will be observed.
  • German and Indian officials gave the title ‘Netaji’ to Subhash Chandra Bose at the Special Bureau of India in Berlin.
  • He is known for leading the Indian National Army, also known as the Azad Hind Fauj.

Netaji Jayanti

  • Netaji Jayanti or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti, officially known as Parakram Diwas or Parakram Divas is celebrated on 23rd January in India to mark the birthday of the prominent Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • He was the head of the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fouj).
  • He was the founder-head of the Azad Hind Government.

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