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January 14, 2023 Current Affairs covers only the important topics for examination.

Current Affairs Today 2023 pdf

This Current Affairs Today 2023 Section provides the latest and Best Daily Current Affairs of 2023 for UPSC, IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway, UPPSC, RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, TNPSC, MPSC, KPSC, and other competitive exams.

  1.     What is the name of the short-range ballistic missile which was recently test-launched by India?
Ans:- Prithvi II
Detail Info:-
DRDO successfully achieve a training launch of a Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II. It was tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
Key Points:-
  • The Prithvi-II missile has a range of around 350 kilometers.
  • Prithvi-II is a surface-to-surface nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile.
  • Prithvi II is a single-stage liquid-fuelled missile that has a warhead mounting capability of 500kg-1000kg.
 2.   Who received the Patangrao Kadam Award?
Ans:-  Adar Poonawalla
Detail Info:-
Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India has received Patangrao Kadam award for his contribution in the fight against COVID-19.


 3.    In which city will the 75th Army Day parade be held in 2023?
Ans:- Bengaluru
Detail Info:-
This year the Army Day will be held outside Delhi for the first time on January 15.
Key Points:-

  • The Army Day marks the occasion when General K.M. Cariappa, who later became Field Marshal, took over as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army in 1949.

 4.     In which state was the Cherchara festival celebrated?
Ans:- Chhattisgarh
Detail Info:-
The Cherchera festival of Chhattisgarh is celebrated on the full moon night of the ‘Paush Hindu calendar month. It is to celebrate the happiness and joy of taking crops to their homes after cultivation.

 5.     Which state launched a facility for entrepreneurs to submit complaints using WhatsApp?
Ans:-  Kerala
Detail Info:-
The Industries department of the Kerala government has launched a facility for entrepreneurs to submit their complaints or seek redressals using the WhatsApp platform. Under this facility, the complaint message will be attended to in 10 minutes and the complaints are expected to be settled within seven days. This is a temporary set-up until the statutory grievance settlement mechanism comes into effect.

 6.    Who has been appointed as the new chief technologist of NASA?
Ans:- AC Charania
Detail Info:-
US space agency NASA has appointed Indian-American aerospace expert AC Charania as its new Chief Technologist. Charania will serve as the principal advisor to Administrator Bill Nelson on technology policy and programmes.
Key Points:-

  • Full form- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Headquarter – Washington, D.C., United States.

. 7.    When is Road Safety week celebrated?
Ans:- January 11 to 17
Detail Info:-
Every year, National Road Safety Week is celebrated from January 11 to 17. Organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the week intends to spread awareness around road safety, which is a major concern for authorities as well as the government.

 8.       Which bank launched the ‘Jahaan Bandhan, Wahan Trust’ campaign?
Ans:- Bandhan Bank
Detail Info:-
Bandhan Bank has launched its ‘Jahaan Bandhan, Wahaan Trust’ campaign. The campaign was conceptualised by Leo Burnett Orchard.
Key points:-

  • Brand ambassador-  Sourav Ganguly
  • Tagline of Bandhan Bank- Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhalai.
  • Headquarter- Kolkata.

 9.    Which state in India has introduced caste-based census?
Ans:- Bihar

 10.  Recently which country decided to include Punjabi Language in public schools?
Ans:- Australia.
Detail Info:-
Punjabi language is all set to consolidate its footprints beyond the boundary of India. The Australian government has given its nod that Punjabi will be the newest language to be taught in public schools in Western Australia.

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