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Daily Current Affairs 4th January 2023

Daily Current Affairs 4th January 2023: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam – Here, you will find Daily Current Affairs events that will help you to get more marks in Banking, Insurance, SSC, Railways, UPSC, CLAT, and all State Government Exams. also, get Latest Current Affairs Quiz and Monthly Current Affairs 2023 PDF to crack your exams.


‘SMART’ program for Ayurveda professionals to boost R&D in Ayurveda

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) launched the ‘SMART’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals) program. the SMART program aims to boost scientific research in priority healthcare research areas through Ayurveda colleges and hospitals.

  • The objective of the SMART initiative is to identify, support, and promote innovative research ideas in healthcare research areas including Osteoarthritis, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Chronic Bronchitis, Dyslipidemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Psoriasis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) project

The Chief Justice of India (CJI), D Y Chandrachudh, has launched the electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) project. the project aims to provide free access to around 34,000 judgments of the apex court to lawyers, law students, and the general public. the Supreme Court’s website, mobile app, and the National Judicial Data Grid’s judgment portal will contain these judgments.

  • The electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) project will bring positive change for all stakeholders in the justice system, including litigants, members of the Bar, and judicial academies.
  • It will act as a part of the Indian judiciary’s efforts toward digitization.
  • The e-SCR project will reduce the burden of traveling and browsing through huge volumes of journals in libraries.
  • It will enhance its accessibility to those with visual disabilities.

Electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) project

  • It will have replica soft copies of SCRs by utilizing the verifiable authentic soft copies as available in PDF format.
  • The project will make an invaluable resource as the entire gamut of judgments.

NTPC starts India’s first green hydrogen blending operation in PNG network

State-owned power giant NTPC began India’s first green hydrogen blending operation in the PNG (piped natural gas) network of its township in Kawas, Surat, and is a joint effort of NTPC and Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL).

  • It will supply H2- NG (natural gas) to households of Kawa’s township at Adityanagar, Surat.
  • Green hydrogen in Kawas has been constructed by electrolysis of water using power from an already installed 1 MW floating solar project.
  • Green hydrogen when blended with natural gas lowers CO2 emissions keeping the net heating content the same.

India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union

India will take over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU). the elections were held during the 13th APPU Congress held in Bangkok from August- September 2022. Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh, erstwhile Member (Personnel) of the Postal Services Board will assume the charge of Secretary General of the Union for a period of 4 years.

Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) 

  • It is an intergovernmental organization of 32 member countries of the Asian-Pacific region.
  • It is the only Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the region.
  • It aims to extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between member countries and also promotes cooperation in the field of postal services.


President Inaugurates Samvidhan Udyan at Raj Bhavan Jaipur

On 3rd January 2022, India’s President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated Samvidhan Udyan, Mayur Stambh, National Flag Post, and statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Maharana Pratap at Raj Bhavan, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Droupadi Murmu also inaugurated the Transmission System for Solar Energy Zones in Rajasthan and laid the foundation stone for the 1000 MW Bikaner Solar Power Project of SJVN Limited.

  • President will also grace the inauguration of the 18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides at Pali, Rajasthan.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023

Guyana’s President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, US-based businessman Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, and DSB Group CEO Piyush Gupta are among 21 recipients of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA). Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians. President Droupadi Murmu will confer the award as part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, which will be held from 8th January 2023 to 10th January 2023 in Indore.

  • Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali will also be the chief guest at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.

Awardee –

  • DSB Group CEO Piyush Gupta
  • Poland-based businessman Amit Kailash Chandra Lath
  • FedEx Corporation CEO Rajesh Subramaniam
  • Indian-Australian economist Chennupati Jagadish
  • Kannam Ambalam, associate professor in Ethiopia-based Wolega University
  • Reena Vinod Pushkarna, an Israel-based chef.

Odisha govt to provide 5 kg rice free of cost for 1 yr under SFSS

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the distribution of five kilograms (5KG) of rice per month free of cost to beneficiaries of the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for a period of 12 months starting from January 23 to December 23. The govt will meet the total expenditure of Rs 185 crores.

  • Govt also provided a Rs 1,000 cash incentive to each family under National Food Security Act and State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) twice.


Capt Shiva Chouhan becomes first woman officer to be deployed at Siachen

Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps Captain Shiva Chouhan becomes the first woman officer to get operationally deployed at the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen. Capt Shiva Chouhan from Rajasthan is a Bengal Sapper. She completed her schooling in Udaipur and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur.

Kathy Hochul is sworn in as New York’s first female elected governor

On 1st January 2023, Kathy Hochul took the oath of office and becomes the first elected female governor of New York state. She will battle over the next four years, including fighting against gun violence, antisemitism, and other bigotry, and recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • In August 2021, Hochul took office when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in a sexual harassment scandal.

Mexico’s Supreme Court elects first female Chief Justice

On January 2, 2023, Mexico’s Supreme Court elected Justice Norma Lucía Piña as the first female chief justice in its history. Justice Norma Lucía Piña took sworn in for her four-year term as the head of the 11-member court, pledging to maintain the independence of the country’s highest court.

Important Days

World Braille Day 2023

Every year, World Braille Day is observed on 4 January across the world. this day highlights the importance of Braille as a means of communication for partially sighted and blind people. World Braille Day aims to raise public awareness of the value of braille as a form of communication for the blind and partially sighted.

  • It also marks the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who was born on 4th January 1809.
  • Louis Braille invented the Braille system, after being blinded at a young age.
  • In 2019, World Braille Day was first celebrated, the 210th anniversary of Louis Braille’s birth.

Savitribai Phule Birth Anniversary: 19th Century Reformer

The 192nd birth anniversary of India’s first woman teacher Savitribai Phule is celebrated on January 3rd. India’s first woman teacher Savitribai Phule was born on January 3, 1831, and was a 19th-century social reformer and poet, who strived to help girls achieve better education.

  • Savitribai Phule and her husband Jyotirao Phule are credited with opening India’s first girl school at Bhide Wada in Pune in 1848.

Who is Savitribai Phule

  • Savitribai Phule was born on January 3, 1831 in Maharashtra’s Naigaon.
  • she married 13-year-old Jyotirao Phule at the age of 9.
  • Jyotirao Phule was an advocate of female education and made sure that Savitribai Phule attains good quality education.
  • Her husband taught her at home and trained her to become a teacher.
  • Savitribai Phule eradicated social evils and led campaigns against child marriage and the Sati tradition among other practices.
  • She also battled against caste-based discrimination and set up a care program for widows.
  • She also denounced the practice of widows shaving their heads.

Rani Velunachiyar’s birth anniversary

Rani Velunachiyar’s birth anniversary is observed on January 3rd across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to her ‘courageous’ spirit. Rani Velu Nachiyar was an 18th-century warrior and belonged to the Sivagangai estate in present-day Tamil Nadu.

Who is Rani Velu Nachiyar-

  • She was the only daughter of a royal couple of the Sethupathi dynasty. Rani Velu Nachiyar was trained in martial arts, archery, and horseback riding.
  • she also knew several languages, including French.

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