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Daily Current Affairs 22nd March 2023

Current Affairs 22nd March 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 22nd March 2023 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz. 

Here is the Current Affairs 22nd March 2023 covering the following news headlines: First submarine base, G7 Hiroshima summit, Mirror telescope in Uttarakhand, ‘World Trade Center’, World Water Day.

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.

International News

1. Bangladesh commissions its first submarine base

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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first submarine base of Bangladesh ‘BNS Sheikh Hasina’ at Pekua in Cox’s Bazar.
  • Hailing the newly inaugurated naval base as an ‘ultra modern submarine base’, Prime Minister called the event a proud chapter in the history of Bangladesh navy.
  • This is the first ever full-fledged submarine base of Bangladesh Navy.
  • Built at a cost of $1.21 billion.
  • The base can accommodate a total of six submarines and eight warships at a time.

2. Japanese PM Kishida invites PM Modi to G7 Hiroshima summit

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  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit after both had a delegation-level talk at Delhi’s Hyderabad House.
  • PM Modi said that PM Kishida’s visit will be helpful to maintain a momentum of mutual cooperation between India and Japan.
  • He pointed out the importance of leading two significant summits, G20 and G7, by respective countries.

States News

3. Asia’s largest 4-metre liquid mirror telescope inaugurated in Uttarakhand

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  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, inaugurated Asia’s largest 4-metre International Liquid Mirror Telescope at Devasthal, Uttarakhand, in the presence of Lt. Gen (Retd.) Gurmeet Singh, the Governor of Uttarakhand.
  • The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) has declared that the 4-meter International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) is operational and can now be used to observe the deep celestial sky.
  • The telescope recorded its first light in the second week of May 2022 and is located on the Devasthal Observatory campus of ARIES in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • ARIES is an independent institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Indian Government, situated at an altitude of 2450 meters.

4. ‘World Trade Center’ To Come Up In Kolkata’s Salt Lake: Merlin Group

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  • Merlin Group has partnered with the World Trade Centers Association to develop a World Trade Center in Kolkata that will cover an area of 3.5 million square feet.
  • The project’s License Agreement was signed by Scott Wang, Vice President of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) Asia Pacific region, and Merlin Group’s Chairman, Sushil Mohta, and Managing Director, Saket Mohta.
  • The project, which is being built in Salt Lake, West Bengal, is estimated to require an investment of approximately Rs 1,500 crore.
  • The oldest World Trade Center in India is located in Mumbai, and there are additional Centers in Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, and other cities.

Defence News

5. Africa-India field training exercise AFINDEX-23 to be held in Pune

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  • The Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-2023) has begun with the participation of 100 participants from 23 African countries, including Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia, among others.
  • The exercise aims to improve interoperability and operational readiness for UN peacekeeping missions, and focuses on Humanitarian Mine Action and Peace Keeping Operations.
  • The joint exercise is divided into four phases, including training of trainers, a Humanitarian Mine Action and Peace Keeping Operations Phase, and a validation exercise to assess the results of the training.
  • The exercise seeks to enhance peace and security, exchange ideas, and promote a collaborative approach in capacity enhancement of African armies.
  • Tactical drills, procedures, and the ability to operate jointly with seamless interoperability are the primary focus of the joint exercise.

Important Days

6. World Water Day 2023 observed on 22nd March

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  • World Water Day is observed on March 22 each year to emphasize the significance of water and to create awareness about the global water crisis.
  • The primary purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the achievement of SDG 6, which aims to provide access to clean water and sanitation for everyone by 2030.
  • The day is dedicated to raising awareness about water-related issues, such as water pollution, water scarcity, insufficient water supply, and inadequate sanitation.
  • The objective is to inspire individuals to manage freshwater resources sustainably and take necessary actions to address these issues.

Appointments News

7. Manmeet K Nanda appointed as MD & CEO of Invest India

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  • Manmeet K Nanda has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Invest India, a prestigious organization.
  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released a statement announcing the approval of Nanda’s appointment by Invest India’s board, following Deepak Bagla’s decision to step down.
  • Nanda was previously serving as the Joint Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Bagla resigned from his post last week, leading to the need for a new MD and CEO at Invest India.

8. Arnab Banerjee named as MD & CEO of CEAT

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  • CEAT, the tyre manufacturer, has named Arnab Banerjee as its new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of Anant Goenka.
  • Banerjee’s term as MD and CEO will commence from April 1, 2023 and last for two years, according to the company’s corporate filing.
  • Anant Goenka will step down from his position as MD and CEO at the end of business hours on March 31, 2023, and will take on the role of non-executive non-independent director and Vice Chairman of the company, subject to approval from members and other relevant authorities.

Awards News

9. Nepali cricketer Asif Sheikh wins 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award

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  • Aasif Sheikh, a wicketkeeper from Nepal, has been awarded the 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award for his act of sportsmanship during a T20 international match.
  • He refused to run out Ireland’s Andy McBrine, who was accidentally tripped over by Kamal Airee, the bowler. Judges also highly commended England’s Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
  • In 2013, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the BBC established the Spirit of Cricket Award to honor the memory of Christopher Martin-Jenkins, a former MCC president and BBC Test Match Special commentator who was dedicated to promoting the values of the sport.

10.Bombay Jayashri chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2023 by Music Academy

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  • The Music Academy has announced that the Sangita Kalanidhi award for 2023 will be presented to Bombay Jayashri, a Padma Shri awardee and renowned Carnatic vocalist.
  • According to the Academy’s press release, Jayashri is considered as one of the leading Carnatic musicians of the present time.
  • She received her initial training in Carnatic music from her parents and later studied under TR Balamani and Lalgudi G Jayaraman, a celebrated violin maestro.
  • In addition to Carnatic music, Jayashri has also received training in Hindustani music, classical dance, and the veena.

Science and Technology News

11. Google Bard: Everything you should know about

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  • It is built on Transformer technology, which is also the backbone of ChatGPT and other AI bots.
  • Transformer technology was pioneered by Google and made open source in 2017.
  • Transformer technology is a Neural Network Architecture, which is capable of making predictions based on inputs and is primarily used in natural language processing and computer vision technology.
  • The architecture determines how the network processes information and influences its accuracy and efficiency in solving a particular problem. Common architectures include feedforward networks, recurrent networks, and convolutional neural networks.

Ranks & Reports News

12. The World Happiness Report 2023: India ranked 126

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  • The 2023 World Happiness Report has been released, and it shows that Finland remains the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row.
  • Denmark, Iceland, Israel, and the Netherlands are the next happiest countries, with other European countries such as Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, and Luxembourg also making the top 10.
  • The rankings are based on data from the main life evaluation question in the Gallup World Poll, which measures how happy citizens perceive themselves to be.

13. ‘Human Rights Issues’ in India: US Report

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  • In an annual report on human rights practices in India, the United States State Department has highlighted challenges to freedom of expression, cases of arbitrary arrests and detentions, extrajudicial killings, the confiscation and destruction of property without due process, discrimination against minority groups and infringement on the freedom of association, among other issues, in 2022.
  • Released by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the annual human rights reports of the State Department is a mandatory requirement of the US Congress giving details of human rights status in countries across the world.
  • The latest edition of the annual report slams Russia and China for the massive violation of human rights in these two countries along with some other nations like Iran, North Korea and Myanmar.

14. Ranveer Singh named India’s most valuable celebrity of 2022

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  • According to a report by Kroll, a corporate investigation and risk consulting firm, actor Ranveer Singh has been named India’s most valuable celebrity of 2022, surpassing cricketer Virat Kohli who held the top spot for five years.
  • The report titled “Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2022: Beyond the Mainstream” reveals that Singh’s brand value is $181.7 million.
  • Virat Kohli, who previously held the top spot, has fallen to the second position with a brand value of $176.9 million, according to the Kroll report.
  • Kohli’s brand value has been decreasing for the past two years since he resigned as the captain of the Indian men’s cricket team.
  • In 2020, his brand value was over $237 million but steeply declined in 2021 to $185.7 million, resulting in his current second-place ranking.

Sports News

15. Pankaj Advani retains Asian Billiards title defeating Damani

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  • Pankaj Advani, the Indian cue sports champion, has retained his Asian Billiards title in the 100-up format after defeating his compatriot Brijesh Damani 5-1 in the final held at Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) Academy.
  • Advani, who has won the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) world championship 25 times, won the match with a scoreline of 100(51)-18, 100(88)-9, 86(54)-101(75), 100-26, 100(66)-2, 101(64)-59.

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