Current Affairs 2023

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud Nominated Executive Chairman of NALSA [02 Sep 2022]

President Droupadi Murmu appointed Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Justice Chandrachud took up the position that became vacant after Justice U. U. Lalit was elevated as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI). The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissions India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi [02 Sep 2022]

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissioned the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). ? During the event, the Prime Minister also unveiled the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan), doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage. He dedicated the new ensign to Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Cabinet approves signing of an MoU between India and Nepal in the field of biodiversity conservation [31 Aug 2022]

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for signing an MoU with the Government of Nepal on biodiversity conservation, with a view to strengthen and enhance the coordination and cooperation in the field of forests, wildlife, environment, biodiversity conservation and climate change, including restoration of corridors and interlinking areas and share knowledge and best practices, between the two countries.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit takes over as the 49th Chief Justice of India [27 Aug 2022]

At a ceremony held in the Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. He made and subscribed to the oath of office before the President. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit takes over as the 49th Chief Justice of India.

DRDO & Indian Navy successfully flight-test Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile [23 Aug 2022]

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The flight test was carried out from an Indian Naval Ship against a high-speed unmanned aerial target for demonstration of vertical launch capability. The missiles, equipped with indigenous Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, intercepted the target with high accuracy. The VL-SRSAM system has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO. During the test launch, flight path and vehicle performance parameters were monitored using flight data, captured by various Range instruments such as Radar, Electro-optical tracking system (EOTS) and Telemetry systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The launch was monitored by senior scientists from various DRDO labs involved in the design and development of the system such as Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad and R&D Engineers, Pune.

Goa becomes the First ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Certified State [18 Aug 2022]

Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State and UT in the country respectively, where people from all the villages have declared their village as ‘Har Ghar Jal’ through a resolution passed by Gram Sabha, certifying that all households in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps, ensuring that "No One is Left Out". All 2.63 lakh rural households of Goa & 85,156 of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have access to potable water through tap connection. Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of the Government of India which was announced from the ramparts of Red Fort by the visionary Prime Minister on August 15, 2019. The mission aims to make provision of potable tap water supply in adequate quantity, of prescribed quality, and on a regular & long-term basis to every rural household of the country by 2024. The program is implemented by the Government of India in partnership with States/UTs.

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn in as the 14th Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha [11 Aug 2022]

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar took over as the fourteenth Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha. A renowned lawyer and former West Bengal Governor, Shri Dhankhar, was administered the oath of office by the President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu at a swearing-in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

PM dedicates 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat [10 Aug 2022]

On the occasion of World Biofuel Day, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the 2nd generation (2G) Ethanol Plant in Panipat, Haryana to the nation.

Jagdeep Dhankar elected India's next Vice President [06 Aug 2022]

Jagdeep Dhankar, the candidate of the Centre-ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has been declared the winner of the Vice Presidential election. Dhankar, 71, will be administered the oath to the office on August 11, a day after the tenure of incumbent Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to expire. Jagdeep Dhankar, the former West Bengal governor, defeated joint opposition's nominee Margaret Alva in the Vice Presidential elections.

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs [04 Aug 2022]

Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. The missiles hit with precision and successfully destroyed the targets at two different ranges. Telemetry systems have recorded the satisfactory flight performance of the missiles. The all-indigenous Laser Guided ATGM employs a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles. The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

Shri Satyendra Prakash assumes charge as Principal Director General PIB [01 Aug 2022]

Shri Satyendra Prakash assumed charge as Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB). Shri Prakash is an Officer of the Indian Information Service, Batch of 1988. Prior to this, he held the position of Principal DG, Central Bureau of Communication.

England's Beth Mead named tournament's best player after winning Golden Boot [31 Jul 2022]

England forward Beth Mead was named Euro 2022's best player after winning the Golden Boot award given to the tournament's top scorer. Mead edged Germany's Alexandra Popp in the scoring stakes, despite both players finishing on six goals in Women's Euro 2022.

Mirabai Chanu wins India's first gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 [30 Jul 2022]

Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (49kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming four of them in a power-packed performance, to claim India's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and CWG record in snatch. She obliterated the Games record in clean and jerk as well as total lift.

PM Modi Launches India Inter- national Bullion Exchange (IIBX) at GIFT City, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [29 Jul 2022]

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visited India's maiden International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Inter¬national Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) and presided over an event organised by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), the unified statutory regulator for the development and regulation of financial products, financial services and financial institutions in Inter¬national Financial Services Centres in India.

Delivery of Indigenous Aircraft Carries (IAC) Vikrant [28 Jul 2022]

Indian Navy has created maritime history by taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant from her builder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi. Designed by the Indian Navy's in-house Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built by CSL, a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Shipping (MoS), the carrier is christened after her illustrious predecessor, India's first Aircraft Carrier which played a vital role in the 1971 war. The 262 meter long carrier has a full displacement of close to 45,000 tonnes which is much larger and more advanced than her predecessor. The ship is powered by four Gas Turbines totaling 88 MW power and has a maximum speed of 28 Knots. Built at an overall cost of close to Rs. 20,000 Crores.

French cricketer Gustav Mckeon becomes youngest cricketer to score T20I century [26 Jul 2022]

France opener Gustav McKeon became the first teenager to score a T20I century in men’s cricket. Mckeon smoked a 61-ball 109 against Switzerland in Vantaa. His knock was studded with five fours and nine sixes. It was only the second international match for the youngster.

Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in World Athletics [26 Jul 2022]

In The World Athletics Championship javelin throw final at Eugene in the USA, India’s Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal.

Anderson Peters beats Neeraj Chopra to take javelin gold [25 Jul 2022]

The Grenadian Anderson Peters, who awed the world with three javelin throws over 90m to take gold in the World Championships in a competition.

After Kaushik Basu, Indermit Gill to be second Indian to become World Bank chief economist [25 Jul 2022]

Indermit Gill will be the second Indian, after Kaushik Basu, to become the chief economist of World Bank, the international financial institution that grants loans to middle and lower-income countries. Gill's tenure will start from September 1, 2022, the World Bank said in a press release issued on July 21. Gill is currently World Bank's vice president for equitable growth, finance, and institutions, where he led work on macroeconomics, debt, trade, poverty, and governance. Between 2016 and 2021, he was a professor of public policy at Duke University and a non-resident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins world 5,000m gold [25 Jul 2022]

Jakob Ingebrigtsen made up for his 1,500 meters disappointment by winning the world 5,000m title in emphatic style.

Armand Duplantis breaks pole vault world record [25 Jul 2022]

Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunday, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day track and field meet in Eugene.

Sheikh Ahmed Al Sabah Elected as New Prime Minister [24 Jul 2022]

Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has issued a decree appointing Ahmad Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah as the Prime Minister of the new government, succeeding Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled, who resigned in April 2022. Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah born in 1956 and he is the eldest son of the Emir of the country Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad.

Sydney McLaughlin beat world record in 400 hurdles [23 Jul 2022]

Sydney McLaughlin shattered her world record by a whopping 0.73 seconds, blazing through the 400-meter hurdles in 50.68 seconds for her first career gold medal at world championships.

Burhanpur of Madhya Pradesh becomes the First Certified ‘Har Ghar Jal’ district in the Country [22 Jul 2022]

Burhanpur also known as the Darwaza of Dakhin in Madhya Pradesh becomes the first Har Ghar Jal certified district in the country. Burhanpur is the only district in the country where people from each of 254 villages have declared their villages as ‘Har Ghar Jal’ through a resolution passed by Gram Sabhas, certifying that all people in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps, ensuring that No One is Left Out.

68th National Film Awards announced [22 Jul 2022]

Madhya Pradesh wins the Most Film Friendly State award. Testimony of Ana bags Best Non-Feature Film; Soorarai Pottru wins Best Feature Film. Suriya and Ajay Devgn are joint winners of the Best Actor Award while Aparna Balamurali wins Best Actress. Best Female Playback Singer won by Nanchamma for AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum; Rahul Deshpande Best Male Playback Singer. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior grabs Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Sachidanandan KR wins the Best Director award for the Malayalam movie AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Click here to read full winner list.

Dinesh Gunawardena Takes Oath as Sri Lanka PM [22 Jul 2022]

Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka by President Ranil Wickremesinghe along with 17 other cabinet ministers. Guna¬wardena, parliamentarian of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, took his oath in the capital Colombo in the presence of other senior legislators. Along with Prime Minister¬ship, Gunawardena has additional charge of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Council, and Local Government.

Shrimati Droupadi Murmu elected as the President of India [21 Jul 2022]

Shrimati Droupadi Murmu was elected as the 15th President of India. Murmu was elected as the councilor of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997. She also served as Bharathiya Janata Party's Scheduled Tribes Morcha vice-president. During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, She was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002, and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004. She is a former Odisha Minister and an MLA from the Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004. She was conferred the Nilkantha award for best MLA by Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2007. She was the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first female tribal leader from Odisha to get appointed as a governor in an Indian state.

Himachal Pradesh Becomes First State in India to Connect All Registered Commercial Vehicles Equipped With VLTD with ERSS [19 Jul 2022]

Himachal Pradesh became the first state in India to link all registered commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emer¬gency Response Support System (ERSS) in July 2022. Now, these vehicles can be tracked anywhere in the country through VLTD. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur formally inaugurated the system at a program organized at Peterhof, in Shimla. He also introduced the facility of a panic button for the safety of women and children in public vehicles.

India's First Digital Lok Adalat Launched In Rajasthan [17 Jul 2022]

India's First Al-powered, end-to-end digital Lok Adalat was launched by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Chairman Uday Umesh Lalit during the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities' Meet held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The digital Lok Adalat by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA 22) was designed and developed by its technology partner Jupitice Justice Technologies.

15th FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022; Netherlands Retains Title [17 Jul 2022]

15th edition of the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 was successfully organized in Spain and the Netherlands in July 2022, featuring a total of 16 teams across the globe in four pools. A total of 44 matches were played across two venues at Terrassa in Spain and Amstelveen in Nether¬lands, starting with the pool stages from July 1 and concluding with the final on July 17. Defending champion and the co-host of the mega Hockey event the Netherlands defeated Argentina 3-1 in the final on July 17, 2022, at Terrassa to win the 15th edition of the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup 2022.

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