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Daily Current Affairs 19th April 2023

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Here is the Current Affairs 19th April 2023 covering the following news headlines: YUVA PORTAL, India Steel 2023, Cumbum grapes, Mangrove Pitta bird, World Liver Day.

Top 19 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 19 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national & international news.

                                   National News

1. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launches ‘YUVA PORTAL’

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  • Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the YUVA PORTAL in New Delhi, which aims to connect and identify potential young Start-Ups.
  • The minister also introduced the One Week – One Lab programme during the event.

2. Jyotiraditya Scindia to inaugurate India Steel 2023 in Mumbai

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  • On April 19th, India Steel 2023 will be inaugurated at the Mumbai Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai, with Union Minister of Steel Jyotiraditya Scindia presiding over the event.
  • The Union Ministry of Steel, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and FICCI, is organizing India Steel 2023.

                                      States News

3. Tamil Nadu’s Cumbum grapes get GI tag

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  • The famous Cumbum Panneer Thratchai or Cumbum grapes from Tamil Nadu have recently been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • The Cumbum valley in Tamil Nadu is popularly known as the ‘Grapes City of South India’ and is known for cultivating the Panneer Thratchai or Muscat Hamburg variety, which constitutes around 85% of the grape-growing regions in Tamil Nadu.

4. Mangrove Pitta bird found in Odisha

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  • In a first-ever census of its kind in the country, forest officials in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika have sighted 179 mangrove pitta birds, which are known for their exotic and vibrant colours.
  • These beautiful birds are found exclusively in the mangrove forest areas of Bhitarkanika in Odisha and Sundarban in West Bengal.
  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the species has been assessed and classified as “Near Threatened”.

                                   Important Days

5. World Liver Day 2023 Observed globally on 19 April

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  • World Liver Day is observed on April 19 in order to raise awareness about liver-related diseases.
  • The liver is one of the most complex organs in the human body.
  • It plays a pivotal role in our body’s immunity, digestion and metabolism.
  • Plus, it also carries out the filtration of toxins, stores vitamins and minerals, and produces bile, among other functions.
  • It is likely that there will be various awareness campaigns, educational programs, and health initiatives organized around the world on this day to promote liver health and prevention of liver diseases.
  • The theme for this year’s World Liver Day is “Be vigilant, do a regular liver check-up, fatty liver can affect anyone.”

                                Ranks & Reports News

6. India surpasses China to become world’s most populous nation: UN

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  • India has surpassed China to become the world’s most populous nation with 142.86 crore people, according to the latest United Nations data.
  • With the latest statistics, China now has a population of 142.57 crores, becoming the second most populous country.

7. Top 10 wealthiest cities in the world Complete List

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  • The top 10 wealthiest cities in the world are listed by global wealth tracker Henley and Partners.
  • Bengaluru has emerged as one of the world’s wealthiest cities with the greatest growth rates, despite the fact that no Indian city could make the top 10 list.
  • Two nations—China and the United States—have the most cities on the list.

                              Summits and Conferences

8. G7 Ministers’ Meeting: Climate, Energy, and Environment Highlights

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  • The recent G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment in Sapporo, Japan focused on how advanced economies can make a significant impact on addressing the climate crisis.
  • As these economies have a major contribution to the problem, their timely actions are crucial.
  • The meeting aimed to tackle key issues such as steering the global agenda on climate action and proposing solutions for the same.

                                 Schemes News

9. Govt launches ‘Sangathan se Samriddhi’ scheme to bring marginalised rural women into SHGs network

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  • The ‘Sangathan Se Samriddhi’ campaign was launched by Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh, with the aim of empowering marginalized rural households.
  • The campaign seeks to achieve this objective by ensuring that all eligible rural women are included in Self Help Groups (SHGs).
  • During the launch event, the Minister stated that the government’s goal is to expand the coverage of SHGs to include 10 crore women, up from the current nine crore.

10. Namami Gange: 8 Projects Worth Rs 638 Crores Approved

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  • The Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) chaired by Director General G Asok Kumar, approved eight projects worth approximately Rs 638 crore.
  • The focus of these projects is to reduce pollution in River Hindon, which is a tributary of River Yamuna.
  • As part of the comprehensive ‘Hindon Rejuvenation Plan’, four projects costing Rs 407.39 crore were approved for pollution reduction in the Shamli district.
  • These projects aim to prevent the flow of contaminated water into the Krishni River.

11. Tribal Affairs Minister launched Marketing, Logistics Development for PTP-NER scheme

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  • Arjun Munda, the Minister of Tribal Affairs, will launch the Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER) scheme in Manipur.
  • This scheme has been designed to benefit the Scheduled Tribes residing in the North-Eastern Region by enhancing procurement, logistics, and marketing efficiency of tribal products.

                             Appointments News

12. Tata Electronics appoints Randhir Thakur as CEO & MD

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  • Tata Group, appointed Dr. Randhir Thakur, as the CEO and managing director of Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd (TEPL), as the group has drawn a strategy to strengthen its semiconductor manufacturing capabilities in an attempt to gain an edge over rivals in the country’s thriving precision machining business.

                       Science and Technology News

13. NASA’s Lucy mission captures first views of Jupiter Trojan asteroids

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  • NASA’s Lucy mission is on a 12-year journey to observe nine Jupiter Trojans and two main belt asteroids, making it the first-ever mission to visit them.
  • Despite being more than 330 million miles (530 million kilometers) away from the spacecraft, Lucy was able to capture views of four Jupiter Trojan asteroids recently.
  • The asteroids are relatively small in size, but Lucy used its highest resolution imager, L’LORRI, to take the images, which will help the team choose exposure times for close-up observations of the targets.

                                Books and Authors

14. A new book titled ‘Sachin@50’- Celebrating A Maestro by Boria Majumdar

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  • Boria Majumdar, a renowned sports historian and popular TV show host, unveiled a new book called ‘Sachin@50 – Celebrating A Maestro’ on the occasion of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th birthday.
  • The book has been conceptually designed and curated by Majumdar, with a special back cover note written by Gulzar.

                                   Awards News

15. Angela Merkel receives Germany’s highest honor

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  • Former Chancellor Angela Merkel received Germany’s highest Order of Merit.
  • The Grand Cross award was handed to her by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
  • The award has only been given twice before, to former chancellors Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl.
  • All three former leaders belong to the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

16. Utsa Patnaik selected for Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023

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  • Utsa Patnaik, a well-known economist of both national and international acclaim, has been chosen for the prestigious Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023.
  • The award is presented annually by the Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust, with outstanding social scientists being recognized by a national-level jury from the nominations received.

                                    Sports News

17. Kenya double as Chebet, Obiri dominate Boston Marathon

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  • Evans Chebet of Kenya crosses the finish line and takes first place in the professional Men’s Division during the 127th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Evans Chebet and Hellen Obiri stormed to victory in the men’s and women’s races at the Boston Marathon to complete a third straight Kenyan double in the 127th edition of the long distance-running showpiece.

18. Harmanpreet Kaur & Suryakumar Yadav named Wisden T20I player of 2022

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  • The Indian duo of Suryakumar Yadav and Harmanpreet Kaur has added another feather to their outstanding crown after bagging the Wisden Almanack’s leading cricketer in the World awards.
  • Suryakumar won the honour of Wisden Almanack’s leading T20I cricketer while Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to win the Cricketer of the Year award.

                              Obituaries News

19. Telugu actor and comedian Allu Ramesh passes away

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  • Telugu actor and comedian Allu Ramesh passed away. He suffered cardiac arrest in his hometown, Visakhapatnam.
  • Allu Ramesh started off his career as an actor by doing theatre performances. After that, he made his debut in Tollywood with Tarun’s Chirujallu and starred in almost 50 films.

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