Daily Current Affairs 7th January 2023

Daily Current Affairs 7th January 2023
Daily Current Affairs 7th January 2023

Daily Current Affairs 7th January 2023

National News

Union Minister inaugurates National Genome Editing & Training Centre at Mohali, Punjab

  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the “National Genome Editing & Training Centre” at National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) Mohali, Punjab on 5th Jan 2023,
  • In the current climatic scenario, improving crops for better nutrition and tolerance to the changing environmental condition is a significant challenge. so that It will also empower young researchers by providing them with training and guidance about its know-how and application in crops.

Union government plans to launch the Aspirational Blocks Programme

  • The Union Government is set to launch the Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP), a new initiative on the lines of the Aspirational District Programme.
  • The Aspirational District Programme is aimed at improving performance of districts lagging on various development parameters, Under the ABP, 500 blocks across states have been identified.

State news

The world’s longest-distance luxury cruise

  • Prime Minister Modi will flag off a luxury cruise from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi via Bangladesh to Assam’s Dibrugarh on 13th January 2023.
  • More than 50 tourist spots are covered in this excursion by a luxury ship named as ‘Ganga Vilas’. Also the ship has 3 decks with unique designs.

Modern drone with covers a range of 7 km was Introduced for the first time in Tamil Nadu

  • Police Assistant Inspector Jawahar Kumar has introduced a modern drone camera for the first time in Tamil Nadu in Karimangalam village of Dharmapuri district to easily identify criminals.
  • Through this, traffic jams and accidents can be detected up to a distance of 7 kilometers from the police station.

Purple Fest started in Goa

  • Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar will be present at the inauguration of the festival called Purple Fest, in Goa on 6th January 2023.
  • The festival aims to showcase how we can come together to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.

Odisha CM Patnaik inaugurates the modern art hockey stadium in Rourkela

  • The modern hockey stadium was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Rourkela 5th january 2022, Inaugurating the stadium, named after legendary freedom fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda.
  • The stadium has been built at a cost of 261 crore rupees in a record time of 15 months. Along with the stadium, he also inaugurated the Hockey World Cup village which will house the teams of the upcoming hockey World Cup.

Union Home Minister launches various development projects in Manipur

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 21 development projects worth 1,311 crore rupees in Manipur.
  • And also union minister visited Marjing Polo Complex in Imphal East and inaugurated a 122 feet tall statue of a polo player. And he inaugurated the first Olympic park in the northeast situated at Sangaithel hillock houses statues of state Olympians in Manipur.

World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum opens in Kerala

  • “World’s First Palm-Leaf Manuscript Museum” was set up by the Archives Department in association with the Kerala Museum of History and Heritage at a cost of Rs 3 crore in thiruvananthapuram.
  • Museum was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister(CM) Pinarayi Vijayan with the modern audio-visual technology at the renovated Central Archives, Fort area in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Gujarat’s International Kite Festival 2023

  • The International Kite Festival 2023 to be held in 2023 in Ahmedabad and other cities across Gujarat Organized by the Gujarat Tourism Corporation Ltd.
  • The International Kite Festival with the theme of G20 will be held in Ahmedabad from the 8th to the 14th of January, 2023.

Economic news

RBI has selected six fintechs to tackle financial fraud

  • The Reserve Bank of India has selected six fintech companies as part of a regulatory sandbox initiative aimed at preventing and reducing financial fraud.
  • Bahwan Cybertech, CreditWatch Information Analytics, Wipmo, NapID Cybercheck and Trusting Social are the companies selected for the ‘trial phase’, and banking giant HSBC, along with Wipmo, has been selected by the RBI.

Archaeological studies

Bizarre fossil with a dinosaur-like head & bird-like body found in China

  • A bizarre fossil which seems to have a dinosaur-like head and bird-like body and it was 120-million-year-old fossil has been discovered in China.
  • It has a “surprisingly elongated” scapula and first metatarsal bones, making it stand out from other birds. Moreover, its skull is nearly identical to that of T-rex dinosaurs.

Science and Technology

ISRO to launch Space Kidz India satellite

  • Space Kidz India, a Chennai-based space tech startup is slated to launch their satellite made by 750 girls studying in government schools across the country aboard an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launch vehicle later in January month.
  • Space Kidz India selected 10 girl students from 75 government schools across the country for this mission.

Sports news

The first woman cricketer to have a bronze statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground

  • Legendary Australian batsman Belinda Clarke has her bronze statue unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on the stadium’s Walk of Honor. With this, she became the first female cricketer to be idolized.
  • Took over the captaincy of the Australian cricket team at the age of 23 and led the nation for 12 years during the game’s golden age until his retirement in 2005, winning two World Cup titles under her leadership.

Important day

Startup India Innovation Week -2023

  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry is organizing Startup India Innovation Week from 10th January 2023 to 16th January 2023 to celebrate the Indian Startup Ecosystem.
  • Startup India Innovation Week 2023 will include Knowledge Sharing Sessions for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and other enablers, involving relevant stakeholders from the startup ecosystem such as Government officials, incubators, corporate and investors.


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