Daily Current Affairs 01st February 2023

Daily Current Affairs 01st February 2023
Daily Current Affairs 01st February 2023

Daily Current Affairs 01st February 2023

National News

G20’s 1st Sustainable Financial Working Group (SFWG) meeting held in Assam

  • Assam is all set to host the 1st Sustainable Financial Working Group (SFWG) meeting under India’s G20 Presidency from February 2 and 3, 2023 in Guwahati.
  • It aims to mobilize sustainable finance as a way of ensuring global growth and stability and promoting the transitions towards greener, more resilient, and inclusive societies and economies.

All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) has released its report for the year 2020-21.

  • A survey for higher education has been conducted by the Ministry of Education since 2011 by collecting various information including the location of all higher education institutions in the country, student population, details of working teachers, infrastructural facilities, and financial information.
  • In this survey
Top 10 States in Number of Colleges
The number of universities increased by 70 in 2020-21 from 1,043 in 2019-20 to 1,113 in 2020-21.
1. Uttar Pradesh 6. Madhya Pradesh
2. Maharashtra 7. Andhra Pradesh
3.Karnataka 8.Gujarat
4. Rajasthan 9. Telangana
5. Tamil Nadu 10. Kerala
Student Enrolment in Higher Education
Top 6 States by Enrollment
Total enrollment in higher education: increased from 3.85 crore in 2019-20 (an increase of 28.80 lakh) to nearly 4.13 crore in 2020-21.
1. Uttar Pradesh, 6. Rajasthan.
3. Tamil Nadu,
4. Madhya Pradesh,
5. Karnataka

31st Foundation Day of National Commission for Women

  • The National Commission for Women was constituted on 31st January 1992 with Jayanti Patnaik as the chairperson, In 2023, A two-day event was organized from January 31 to February 1, 2023, to celebrate the 31st Foundation Day in New Delhi.
  • The theme of the program is ‘Sashakt Nari Sashakt Bharat’, with an aim to recognize the success of women who have excelled in their journey of life and left an indelible mark.

State news

Visakhapatnam to be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh

  • After the bifurcation of Andhra and Telangana states in June 2014, Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu declared Amaravati in Guntur district as the capital of Andhra state.
  • Visakhapatnam has now been changed as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister of the state YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said at the meeting of the International Federation of Diplomats held in New Delhi on 31st January 2023.

20th edition of BioAsia 2023 held in Telangana

  • BioAsia is an international business convention promoted by the Government of Telangana in partnership with Government of India and Federation of Asian Biotech Associations.
  • In the year 2023 the United Kingdom named the Partner Country at BioAsia 2023; and this Indian Life sciences Industry event of Telangana government will be held in Hyderabad from February 24-26, 2023.

Economic news

Economic Survey 2022-23

  • The Economic Survey was presented in both Houses of Parliament 31 January 2023 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, The Economic Survey 2022-23 has projected a baseline GDP growth of 6.5 per cent in real terms in the next 2022-23.
  • According to the survey, the Indian economy is expected to grow at 7 per cent in real terms in the current financial year. It also said India to remain the fastest-growing major economy in the world.

NSE, World’s largest derivatives exchange for the fourth consecutive year

  • The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has released the data that the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has once again emerged as the world’s largest derivatives exchange in 2022 in terms of the number of contracts traded.
  • And according to data given by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), NSE ranked third in terms of the number of trades (electronic order book) in the equity segment in 2022.


New director of NALCO was appointed

  • Pankaj Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Director (Production) in National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) for a period of five years.
  • According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on 28.01.2023, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Mines; previously Pankaj Kumar Sharma has worked as a Chief General Manager (CGM), NMDC Limited.

New Vice Chief of Indian Air Force was appointed

  • Air Marshal A P Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force on January 30, 2023.He will succeed Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, who will retire from service on January 31, 2023.
  • Previously Air Marshal A P Singh was serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command. He took charge as the Vice Chief on 1st February 2023, and he was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on December 21, 1984.

Archaeological studies

New ancient ‘marine crocodile’ discovered on UK’s Jurassic Coast

  • The discovery of Turnersuchus hingleyae follows an impressive unearthing of fossils on the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset, UK, including part of the head, backbone, and limbs.
  • The newly-discovered fossils of Turnersuchus hingleyae represent the only complete Thalattosuchian of its age and date back to the early Jurassic, Pliensbachian period, which was about 185 million years ago.


Winners of the Republic Day parade 2023

  • The Delhi Republic Day parade is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations in India, The parade takes place every year on 26 January at Kartavya Path, New Delhi.
  • In that parade Uttarakhand has been selected as the best state tableau among 17 States, and Maharashtra tableau won the second place and Uttar Pradesh won the third place.

Book Publication

Meghnad Desai Authored a New Book titled “The Poverty of Political Economics”

  • India-born naturalized British economist Meghnad Desai has authored a new book titled “The Poverty Of Political Economy: How Economics Abandoned the Poor”,and the book is published by HarperCollins Publishers India.
  • From this book, Meghnad Desai explains the contributions of economics to domestic and international politics from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes, and from the Great Depression to the collapse of the Lehman

Sports news

International Tennis Rankings

  • The International Tennis Federation has released a new ranking list of players.
  • In Men’s Singles,
    • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) is in 1st place with 7,070 points.
    • Spain’s Carlos Algarz is in 2nd place with 6,730 points.
    • Greece’s Tsitsipas is in 3rd place.
  • Women’s ranking list
    • Poland’s Ika Swiadek is ranked first.
    • Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus is ranked 2nd.
    • Ones Zabeer of Tunisia is ranked 3rd.

85th edition of Tata Steel Chess tournament

  • The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023 is the 85th edition of the annual chess tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherland. It was held from 13 January to 29 January 2023.
  • In that tournament Anish Giri, has won the 85th edition of Tata Steel Chess by defeating Richard Rapport.

Important day

Indian Coast Guard Day 2023

  • Indian Coast Guard Day is observed on 1st February every year to recognize the Indian Coastal Services and their contribution and achievement.
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) plays a critical role in protecting India’s maritime borders and preventing smuggling through its area of responsibility.


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