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Daily Current Affairs 26th & 27th January 2023

Current Affairs 26th and 27th January 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 26th and 27th January 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 26th and 27th January 2023 covering the following news headlines: Visakhapatnam Railway Station, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, International Customs Day 2023, Padma Awards 2023, ICC annual awards 2022, Gallantry Awards.

Top 17 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 17 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. Republic Day 2023: First time events in Republic Day Parade

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  • The 74th Republic Day Parade begins at 10:30 AM from Vijay Chowk and head towards Lal Quila. The Parade ceremony commence with the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the National War Memorial. He lead the nation in paying solemn tributes to the brave hearts by laying a wreath. After that, the national flag unfurled followed by the national anthem with a 21-gun salute using 105-mm Indian Field Guns.
  • The parade this year is to be extra special with many first-time events scheduled. As the participants prepare to showcase India’s growing prowess and cultural diversity during the parade on the Kartavya path (formerly known as Rajpath).

There are various events held for the first time in Republic day parade 2023:

  • For the first time in India’s independent history, the iconic 21-GUns Salute to the President during the parade will use 105 mm Indian Field Guns replacing the British-made 25-Pounder guns. This year, only Made-in-India weapon systems, showcased at the Republic Day parade, keeping with the theme of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
  • For the first time, 12 women riders are participate of the Camel Contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) and among the 16 marching contingents from the armed forces, Central Para Military Forces, Delhi Police, National Cadet Corps (NCC), NSS along with 19 military pipes and drums bands in the Republic Day parade this year.
  • A team of “Daredevils” motor cycle riders from Corps of Signals co-led by a woman officer is the part of the parade.  Lieutenant Dimple Bhati from the Corps of Signals, part of the Indian Army’s Daredevils motorcycle team at the Republic Day parade this year. The women officer had been training with the team for the last one year.
  • The newly-recruited Agniveers also be a part of the parade for the first time.
  • In a first, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will display a tableau during the Republic Day parade. ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’, and a group of people standing in front of it, wearing different costumes of India and holding their arms out, with a banner placed below bearing a line Together We Can Do It,.
  • Marching down the Kartavya Path for the first time, the combined Band and Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces, led by Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah El Kharasawy. The contingent consist of 144 soldiers, representing the main branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
  • The Indian Navy’s IL-38, showcased during the parade for the first and last time, IL-38 has served Indian Navy for 42 years.
  • The biggest drone show in India, comprising 3,500 indigenous drones, light up the evening sky over the Raisina hills during Beating the Retreat ceremony on January 29th.
  • For the first time, a 3-D anamorphic projection, organised during the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on the facade of the North and South Block.
  • Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force are participating for the first time in the Republic Day parade. Squadron Leader Pritam Singh Jaitawat leading the Garud team as part of the IAF contingent.

International News

2. US President Biden Nominated Julie Turner as North Korea Human Rights Envoy

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  • The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea, moving to fill a post that has been empty since 2017 amid debate over how rights issues fit with efforts to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
  • President Joe Biden nominated Julie Turner, a long-time diplomat and current director of the Office of East Asia and the Pacific in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the Department of State. The announcement comes amid a hardening line toward Pyongyang from the United States and South Korea, whose new conservative leader, Yoon Suk Yeol, has also turned his attention to human rights issues.

3. China building dam on Mabja Zangbo river near Indian border

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  • Satellite images show that China is constructing a new dam on the Mabja Zangbo river, geospatial intelligence researcher Damien Symon has claimed. The dam will be sitting just a few kilometres north of the Indian-Nepali-Chinese border trijunction.
  • Satellite images show work is being done on the Mabja Zangbo river in Tibet’s Burang County since 2021. While the construction of the dam is not complete, it does pose questions regarding China’s hegemony on water supplies downstream in the future.

4. Canada to Commercialise World’s First Photonic-based Quantum Computer

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new federal investment to build and commercialise the world’s first photonic-based, fault-tolerant quantum computer.
  • According to a news release from the Prime Minster’s website, the investment of 40 million Canadian dollars ($32 million) will enable Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based Canadian quantum computing company, to develop the quantum computer which will have the potential to provide world leading capabilities to help solve complex data problems and could be used in a variety of sectors such as finance, transportation, environmental modelling, and health.

Appointments News

5. Toyota names Koji Sato new CEO as Akio Toyoda takes chairman role

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  • The chief executive of Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda will step down as head of the company his grandfather founded, the Japanese automaker.
  • Koji Sato, the automaker’s 53-year-old chief branding officer, who is also president of Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus, will take over as chief executive from April 1, as Akio Toyoda becomes chairman. The current chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada will drop his chairman title but remain on the board.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Toyota Motor Corp Founded: 28 August 1937, Japan;
  • Toyota Motor Corp Founder: Kiichiro Toyoda.

Agreements News

6. India Signed MoU Between Prasar Bharati and National Media Authority of Egypt

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  • India and Egypt signed an MOU to facilitate content exchange, capacity building, and Co-Productions between Prasar Bharati and the National Media Authority of Egypt. The MoU was signed by Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs, and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Egypt, Sameh Hassan Shoukry.
  • The MoUs were exchanged between the two countries in the presence of the Prime Minister of India and the President of Egypt following the delegation-level talks between the two sides at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
  • The MOU is part of the efforts by Prasar Bharati to expand the reach of DD India Channel to showcase the country’s progress through programs focusing on the economy, technology, social development, and also the rich cultural heritage.
  • Under the MoU, both broadcasters will exchange their programs of different genres like Sports, News, Culture, Entertainment, and many more areas on a bilateral basis and these programs will be telecast on their Radio and Television platforms.

Economy News

7. UN slashes India’s Economic Growth Forecast by 20 bps to 5.8% for 2023

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  • The United Nations (UN) has cut its GDP growth forecast for India for calendar year 2023 to 5.8 percent, citing the effect of tighter monetary policy and weak global demand. Growth in India is expected to remain strong at 5.8 percent, albeit slightly lower than the estimated 6.4 percent in 2022, as higher interest rates and a global slowdown weigh on investment and exports, the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023 report, published, said.
  • The report is written by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and the regional economic commissions for Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Western Asia.

Banking News

8. RBI Proposes Stressed Assets Securitisation Framework For Quicker Resolution

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  • The Reserve Bank of India released a discussion paper on the securitisation of stressed assets framework as a way to improve the quality of the sale and resolution of such accounts. The regulator’s proposal comes on the heels of an announcement it made in September 2022. In September 2019, a task force for the development of a secondary market for corporate loans suggested the creation of a similar framework for non-performing assets.
  • The Non – Performing assets, written–off assets, and restructured loans are grouped together as Stressed Assets. In simple words, there is no profitable revenue from these assets. Liquidating stressed assets are highly challenging. To make the sale process of these stressed assets easier and faster, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced a Securitisation Framework.

Awards News

9. Gallantry Awards: President Droupadi Murmu approves 412 Gallantry Awards

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  • President of India, Droupadi Murmu has approved 412 Gallantry awards and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.
  • These include six Kirti Chakras, including four posthumous, and 15 Shaurya Chakras including two posthumous. These include one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 92 Sena Medals, including four posthumous, one Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), seven Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 29 Param Vishisht Seva Medals.

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10. ICC annual awards 2022 announced: Check the complete list of Winners

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  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced its first individual award winners in the ICC Awards 2022, naming the stars honoured in the Associate, Emerging and T20I categories following a global vote conducted among the specialist panel of media representatives, the ICC Voting Academy and global fans who voted for their favourite stars.
  • Winners in the 13 individual categories were based on overall performances and achievements throughout the calendar year, with winners announced across ICC digital channels.

ICC awards winners for 2022

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy: Babar Azam (Pakistan)
  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Nat Sciver (England)
  • Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year: Ben Stokes (England)
  • Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam
  • Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Nat Sciver
  • Men’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Suryakumar Yadav (India)
  • Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Tahlia McGrath (Australia)
  • Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Marco Jansen (South Africa)
  • Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Renuka Singh (India)
  • Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)
  • Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Esha Oza (India)
  • David Shepherd Trophy: Richard Illingworth (England)
  • Spirit of Cricket Award: Aasif Sheikh (Nepal)

11. Padma Awards 2023 Winners List Announced: Check All Padma Winners

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  • For the year 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 2 persons from the category of Foreigners/Non Resident India (NRI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) /Overseas Citizen Of India (OCI) and 7 Posthumous awardees.
  • ORS icon Dilip Mahalanabis (Medicine), Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav (Public Affairs), and architect Balakrishna Doshi (Others-Architecture) have been picked to be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously.

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Science and Technology New

12. Artificial Synapse for Brain-Like Computing Developed by Indian & Australian Scientists

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  • A team of scientists at Bengaluru’s Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, who were working on nitride-based materials has used their background for developing hardware for neuromorphic computing. They used ScN to develop a device mimicking a synapse that controls the signal transmission as well as remembers the signal.
  • Scientists have used scandium nitride (ScN), a semiconducting material with supreme stability and Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) compatibility, to develop brain-like computing. This invention can provide a new material for stable, CMOS-compatible optoelectronic synaptic functionalities at a relatively lower energy cost and hence has the potential to be translated into an industrial product.

Important Days

13. International Customs Day 2023 observed on 26th January

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  • The World Customs Organisation (WCO) marks International Customs Day on 26th January every year. The occasion commemorates the WCO’s maiden session held in 1953.
  • The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about the role Customs authorities play in the seamless movement of goods across borders and their importance in the cross-border regulatory apparatus. Every year, such authorities of WCO’s member administrations organise events to celebrate International Customs Day.
  • This year, the theme of International Customs Day is ‘Nurturing the next generation: Promoting a culture of knowledge-sharing and professional pride in Customs.’ With this, the aim is to heighten the sense of belonging to the global Customs community.
  • The WCO, previously known as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC), was formed in 1952 in Brussels. An intergovernmental body, its primary function was to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of customs administrations. The council held its inaugural session on January 26, 1953.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Customs Organisation Founded: 26 January 1953;
  • World Customs Organisation Secretary General: Kunio Mikuriya (January 2009 – present).

14. International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on 27th January

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  • Every year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 to reflect on the atrocities inflicted by Adolf Hitler, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated six million Jews. The day commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945 from Nazi control.
  • The theme “Home and Belonging” guides United Nations Holocaust remembrance and education in 2023. The theme highlights the humanity of the Holocaust victims and survivors, who had their home and sense of belonging ripped from them by the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Obituaries News

15. Sabir Ali, Iron Man of India, passes away at the age of 67

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  • ‘Ironman of India’ Sabir Ali, who won the decathlon gold at the 1981 Asian Athletics Championships in Tokyo, passed away. He was 67.
  • Ali, who retired from Railways, won the title in the Japanese capital with a tally of 7,253 points beating Japan’s Nobuya Saito (7,078) and China’s Zu Qilin (7,074). He also won two silver medals at the South Asian Federation Games held in Kathmandu and Dhaka.
  • Ali won eight consecutive Open National titles in the gruelling event between 1979 and 1985. The Railways star was unbeatable at the Inter-State meets too – he represented Haryana — which he won twice in 1979 and 1981. His pet event was the javelin throw. Ali won a bronze and silver at the World Railway meets in 1981 and ’85 and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981. Ali, who grew up in Delhi, is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

16. Veteran Telugu actor J Jamuna passes away at the age of 86

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  • Veteran Telugu film actor and former parliamentarian J Jamuna passed away at the age of 86. She was born in Hampi on August 30, 1936, Jamuna made her film debut at the age of 16 with Puttillu (1952) made by Garikapati Raja Rao of Praja Natya Mandali, cultural wing of the Communist Party of India (CPI).
  • Before that she acted in several stage plays on behalf of Indian People’s Theatre Association floated by Raja Rao.

Miscellaneous News

17. Visakhapatnam Railway Station awarded ‘Green Railway Station Certificate’

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  • East Coast Railways‘ Visakhapatnam railway station has received the prestigious ‘Green Railway Station Certification’ with the highest Platinum rating. The certificate has been awarded by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts. It secured 82 out of 100 points in six environmental categories.
  • The Environment Directorate of Indian Railways, with the support of the IGBC, has developed the Green Railway Station rating system. It addresses national priorities such as water conservation, handling of waste, energy efficiency, reduced use of fossil fuel, lesser dependence on usage of virgin materials and health and well-being of occupants.

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