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07th January Daily Current Affairs 2023 are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs is the complete bag of important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update for 07th January 2023 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz. 

Here is the Daily Current Affairs of the 07th January 2023 covering the following news headlines: North East Krishi Kumbha-2023, Purple Fest, World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Axis Bank.

Top 15 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurated ‘North East Krishi Kumbha-2023’

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  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the three-day ‘North East Krishi Kumbhar-2023’ and took part in the 49th Foundation Day celebration of the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam.
  • The Minister inaugurated the administrative cum academic block office and Girl’s Hostel of the College of Agriculture at Kyrdemkulai, Ri Bhoi district.
  • A contingent of 26 persons comprising farmers adopted by ICAR local entrepreneurs, members of the Agri-business Incubation Centre, and representatives of farmers’ producer organization from various districts of the stage bound for ‘North East Krishi Kumbha 2023 was flagged off.
  • The team will participate and showcase different types of indigenous Agri products like Chakhao, Kachai Lemon, Tamenglong Orange, Sirarakhong, Chilli, King Chilli, and processed products including value-added products. The North East Krishi Kumbha 2023 was held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya from 4th January to 6th January 2023.

2. India Surpasses Japan to become 3rd Largest Auto Market Globally

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  • In a major development, India has surpassed Japan in terms of auto sales last year to become the third-largest auto market globally for the first time. India’s total sales of new vehicles stood at around 4.25 million units, based on preliminary results, topping the 4.2 million sold in Japan.
  • While new vehicles that got delivered in India totaled 4.13 million during the period of January – November 2022, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ data, December’s sales volume reported by Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, led the total to hit the 4.25 million units mark.
  • The figure for sales of new vehicles in India may witness even bigger rise as the country further expects inclusion of pending fourth-quarter sales data for commercial vehicles, along with year-end results yet to be released by Tata Motors and other automakers.

State News

3. Purple, First Inclusion Festival of India starts in Goa 

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  • The eagerly anticipated Purple Fest, Celebrating Diversity, the state’s first-ever inclusive festival for people with disabilities (PwDs), will take place in Goa. Panjim will host the festival from January 6–8, 2023, with all the fanfare.
  • The three-day festival’s purpose is to demonstrate to everyone how to promote diversity in our society and how to help one another.
  • The Goa State Commission for Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Goa Directorate of Social Welfare and Entertainment Society, will hold the Purple Fest.
  • The festival has received thousands of entries, and delegates from throughout the nation are anticipated to attend and take part in this magnificent celebration.
  • The Purple Fest will feature a variety of entertaining live performances, including stand-up comedy, dance, and music events, among many other engaging activities. For those who are interested, live art camps will also be offered. The event also includes excursions to well-known tourist destinations and historic places.

 Appointments News

4. World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum in Kerala capital

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  • According to the Ministry of Communications, Vinaya Prakash Singh, a former Member (Personnel), Postal Services Board, was elected as the union’s Secretary General and will assume responsibility for the position for a four-year term following the successful elections held during the 13th APPU Congress, which was held in Bangkok during the months of August and September 2022.
  • The Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU), which has its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, will be led by India starting this month

   Banking News

5. Axis Bank Partners with OPEN to Launch a Fully Digital Current Account

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  • Axis Bank has partnered with OPEN to provide a fully native digital current account journey for its customers including SMEs (small and medium enterprises), freelancers, homepreneurs, influencers and more.
  • This has been the bank’s first-ever partnership with a fintech player to launch a fully digital current account. Using this account, customers can avail 250+ banking services and claim up to 50 per cent cashback through grab-deals. With this partnership, all existing Axis bank account holders also get access to OPEN’s all-in-one digital banking platform that is used by over 30 lakh businesses currently.
  • The partnership is aiming to offer access to Axis Bank’s holistic banking services coupled with OPEN’s end-to-end financial automation tools for business management like payments, accounting, payroll, compliance, expense management and several other services to a larger business community.

6. SEBI Issues debt broker License to Zerodha-backed GoldenPi Technologies

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  • Zerodha-backed GoldenPi Technologies has become the first online bond platform provider to receive a debt brokerage license from market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The Bengaluru-based fintech firm expects this development to spur greater trust in online bonds and debentures investment space. 
  • The regulator introduced regulations for online debt trading platforms which stated that no company or individual shall act as an online bond platform provider without the certificate of registration as a stock broker under the SEBI Regulations, 2021.
  • The awarding of the license by Sebi to GoldenPi is expected to work as a catalyst for greater investor trust in the online bonds and debentures investment space, the company said in a release.

7. SBI MF Gets RBI’s Nod to Buy 10% Stake in Equitas Small Finance Bank

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  • The Reserve Bank of India gave its approval to SBI Funds Management Ltd to acquire up to 9.99% stake in Equitas Small Finance Bank through the schemes of SBI Mutual Fund, the bank said in an exchange filing. Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund and DSP Mutual Fund have also received RBI’s approval to buy 9.99% stake each in the bank.
  • Shares of Equitas Small Finance Bank witnessed a surge in buying activity, with the stock price rising as much as 7% to hit a fresh record high, in an otherwise weak broader market. The share price of the private lender got a boost after the Reserve Bank India (RBI) gave nod to SBI Funds Management Limited (SBIFML) to acquire shares in the bank.

Awards News

8. Jalna and Nagpur Police won ‘Best Police Unit’ Award in Maharashtra

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  • Jalna district police and Nagpur city police in Maharashtra have been awarded the Best Police Unit Awards for 2021 in the state under different classes for maintaining law and order, use of modern technology, and evolving community policing and administration.
  • The Jalna Police got the award in Class A and the Nagpur Police in Class B. The winners were announced by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Kulwant Sarangal.

Summits and Conferences News

9. Y20 summit curtain raiser event

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  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur  launched the themes of Y20 summit, logo, and website in the Curtain raiser event of Y20 Summit India in New Delhi. India is hosting the Y20 summit for the first time.
  • Panel Discussion on “How India can harness its youth population to be a superpower” was also held in the second session of today’s event.

Anurag Thakur also spoke about the Themes of Y20 i.e.

  • Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation & 21st Century skills,
  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a way of life,
  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ushering in an era of No War,
  • Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance and Health, Wellbeing & Sports: Agenda for Youth.

    Schemes and Committees News

10. Government Formed Committee to Protect Ladakh Culture, Language & Employment

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  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in India has established a High Powered Committee (HPC) to address issues related to the protection of Ladakh’s culture, language, land, and employment opportunities.
  • A 17-member committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs.
  • In addition to Rai, the committee will include the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh, the Member of Parliament for Ladakh, the Chairmen/Chief Executive Councilors of the LAHDCs of Leh and Kargil, and several other officials from the MHA and the Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs.
  • Representatives from both Leh and Kargil have also been invited to participate in the committee. From Leh, the committee will include members of the Apex Body, a group representing the interests of Ladakh’s Buddhist community, as well as representatives of other religious and community organizations. From Kargil, the committee will include members of the Kargil Democratic Alliance, a political group, as well as other community leaders.
  • The committee has been formed with the goal of promoting inclusive development and employment generation in the region, as well as empowering the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils (LAHDCs) of Leh and Kargil.

Ranks and Reports News

11. Chennai, Southern cities have highest rates of women employment

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  • According to a survey by Avtar, a company that specializes in workplace inclusion, Chennai is India’s top city for women’s employment. Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai are the next best cities for women’s employment.
  • According to criteria that support an ecosystem that is favourable for women’s employment, the research ranks 111 cities.
  • The remaining Top 10 cities for women’s employment are Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Coimbatore, and Madurai; each has a population of over a million people.
  • In another group of cities with a population under one million, Tiruchirappalli, Vellore, Erode, Salem, Tirupur, Puducherry, Shimla, Mangalore (officially Mangaluru), Thiruvananthapuram, and Belagavi are the top 10 cities.

Books and Authors News 

12. New Book by Sanjeev Sanyal ‘Revolutionaries’ on role in India’s Freedom Struggle

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  • Noted economist and popular historian Sanjeev Sanyal is set to release his latest book, “Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom,”. 
  • Sanyal tells stories really well. His book highlights the human side of these revolutions through tales and other nuances rather than being merely dry history. They are not merely cardboard cutouts thrown into a rewritten history of our quest for freedom.
  • The revolutionary aspect of our freedom movement has been minimized in current history in two ways: first, by making them minor footnotes in a mostly nonviolent mainstream conflict. The alternative is to reduce them to idealistic characters who have no plan other than to engage in occasional acts of bravery.

Miscellaneous News

13. Ministry of Culture Reports of Missing 50 ASI-Protected Monuments

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  • The Ministry of Culture has informed the parliament that fifty of India’s 3,693 centrally protected monuments have been missing.
  • The submission of the missing report was done by the Ministry of Culture on 8th December 2022 to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture as part of a report titled ‘Issues relating to Untraceable Monuments and Protection of Monuments in India.’
  • The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR Act) regulates the preservation of monuments and archaeological sites of national importance. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), is under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture.
  • The Act protects monuments and sites that are more than 100 years old, including temples, cemeteries, inscriptions, tombs, forts, palaces, step-wells, rock-cut caves, and even objects like cannons and mile pillars that are of historical significance.

14. Parshottam Rupala Inaugurates 29 Mobile Veterinary Units and Call Centres

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  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Parshottam Rupala inaugurated 29 Mobile Veterinary Units (MVU) and a Centralized call center in Thiruvananthapuram. It is a major step for benefit of the livestock farmers in Kerala.
  • Parshottam Rupala highlighted that the intervention will encourage the dairy farmers to rear highly productive dairy animals as most of the breeders are reluctant to take their livestock to a Veterinary Hospital for treatment and usually end up calling quacks for doorstep delivery of services.

15. 2022 makes it to the top five: IMD

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  • The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2022 was +0.51 degree Celsius above the long-term average (1981-2010 period). The year 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record since nationwide records commenced in 1901. However, this is lower than the highest warming observed over India during 2016 (anomaly of +0.710C) and higher than the previous year 2021 (anomaly of +0.440C).
  • In 2022, there were three cyclones formed over the north Indian Ocean. Of these, two were Severe Cyclonic Storms “ASANI” and “MANDOUS” and one was Cyclonic Storm “SITRANG”.All the cyclones formed over the Bay of Bengal.
  • Other than Tropical Cyclones, various parts of the country also experienced Extreme Weather Events like extremely heavy rainfall, landslide, lightning, thunderstorm, etc. There was also significant flooding in India at various stages during the monsoon season, particularly in the north-east in June 2022.

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