Daily Current Affairs UPSC: Daily Current Affairs 23 March 2023 are an integral part of the general awareness section of the major government sector exams. To prepare for any competitive exam, one of the important sections to read and learn is general awareness. Daily Current Affairs today and news current affairs, international current affairs for Exams like UPSC, Bank, SSC, RRB or any Government (Sarkari) Exam demand aspirants to be updated with what’s happening in India and around the world. This article contains the Daily Current Affairs with Static GK.
Daily Current Affairs with Static GK : 23 March 2023
1. India’s Sarabjot Singh wins gold in 10m air pistol at ISSF World Cup
India’s pistol shooter, Sarabjot Singh has clinched the gold medal in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup 2023 held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
While Varun Tomar secured bronze in the same event.
In the women’s 10m Air Pistol event, Li Xue from China won the gold and Germany’s Doreen Vennekamp settled for silver.
China’s Qian Wei completed the podium with a bronze medal finish.
2. SJE Dept signs MoU with Sant Nirankari Mandal
The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) signed an MoU with the Sant Nirankari Mandal for spreading the message of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan among the youth, women, and students.
Aim: To create awareness about the ill effects of substance abuse among the youth, with a focus on higher education institutes, and university campuses.
It was signed in the presence of Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar and MoS, SJE Pratima Bhoumik.
3. QS World subject rankings 2023: 44 Indian programmes feature in top 100
According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, a total of 44 programs from various campuses have been featured in the global top 100 list.
In 2022, only 35 Indian programs were featured in the list.
Five broader areas of University ranking: Engineering and Technology, Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Science and Social Sciences and Management.
IIT Delhi’s Electrical engineering ranked 49 and IIT Bombay’s mathematics ranked 92.
4. Hurun Global Rich List 2023 released
According to the 2023 M3M Hurun Global Rich List, released by Hurun India and M3M India, the Chairman of Reliance, Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian in the world’s top 10 billionaires list (rank 9).
The list is topped by Elon Musk, followed by Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Sergey Brin.
Indian billionaires list:
Gautam Adani and family (Rank 23)
Cyrus S Poonawalla (Rank 46)
Shiv Nadar and family (Rank 50)
Lakshmi N Mittal (Rank 76)
5. Income tax dept launches mobile app AIS for Taxpayers
The Income Tax Department has launched a free-of-cost Mobile app namely AIS for taxpayers.
Aim: To facilitate the taxpayers to view their information as available in the Annual Information Statement (AIS) and Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS)
In the app, taxpayers can view various information related to TDS, interest, share transactions, tax payments, Income Tax refunds, and GST Data among others.
It will also have the option and the facility to provide feedback.
6. Shravanabelagola Jain mutt seer passes away
Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamy of Jain mutt at Shravanabelgola, a popular Jain pilgrimage centre in Karnataka, passed away at 73 due to health-related issues.
The seer was a scholar in Sanskrit and Prakrit.
During his tenure as head of the mutt, he conducted mahamastakabhisheka, the grand anointment of the 57-foot tall Gomateshwara statue at Shravanabelagola four times (1981, 1993, 2006, and 2018).
The ceremony is organized once in 12 years.
7. World Meteorological Day 2023: 23rd March
World Meteorological Day is observed on March 23 every year to celebrate the formation of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.
This day was designated to raise awareness about various weather-related issues and to encourage people to take action to address them.
2023 theme: The future of weather, climate, and water across generations
The theme highlights the changes in weather and climatic conditions and their effects on Earth.
8. Amazon Pay ties up with NPCI’s Bharat BillPay for loan repayments
Amazon Pay has collaborated with Bharat BillPay to strengthen its loan repayment facility.
Bharat BillPay is a biller platform of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
Loan repayment is one of the top categories in terms of bill payment, amongst other options such as electricity and municipal tax payments.
The category facilitates loan repayment options for customers who avail of their loans through banks, microfinance institutions, and NBFCs.
9. HP signs MoU with French Agency to improve drinking water, sanitation
Himachal Pradesh signed an MoU with the French Development Agency Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) for Rs 817.12 crore project.
Objective: To develop better sewerage facilities in five towns of the state – Manali, Bilaspur, Palampur, Nahan and Karsog.
It also aims to improve drinking water supply in Manali and Palampur towns.
The beneficiaries of the project would receive house service connections in these five cities
HP CM: Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
10. RBI to set up Data Centre & Cybersecurity Training Institute in Bhubaneswar
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has laid the foundation stone for the establishment of a “Greenfield Data Centre’ and ‘Enterprise Computing & Cybersecurity Training Institute’ in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The Governor also highlighted the need for augmenting the existing computing infrastructure of the RBI supported by cutting-edge facilities for research and capacity building.
It will cater to the emerging requirements of the RBI and the financial sector.
11. Himanta Biswa Sarma launches Mission Lifestyle for Environment in Assam
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the Mission Lifestyle for Environment’ (LiFE) in the state.
It is a global mass movement under the leadership of PM Modi.
Aim: To promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle, focusing on utilization instead of wasteful consumption
Under this initiative, week-long activities will be carried out across all districts, addressing seven identified categories including saving energy and water and reducing plastic and e-waste.
12. Stadium named after Indian hockey star Rani Rampal
Indian team’s star hockey player Rani Rampal has become the first woman in the sport to have a stadium named after her, in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.
The MCF Rae Bareli has renamed the hockey stadium as ‘Rani’s Girls Hockey Turf’.
Earlier this year, She made a successful comeback to the Indian hockey team during the tour of South Africa, where she was selected as one of the 22 players in the squad.
13. Air Force veteran Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath passes away
The Indian Air Force veteran, Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath (retd), who flew numerous reconnaissance sorties over Tibet and Pakistan in his Canberra aircraft in the 1962 and 1965 wars, passed away.
He was honoured with the Maha Vir Chakra, for gathering information during his missions which proved vital to Indian air efforts during the wars.
Wing Commander Nath retired in 1970 and later joined Air India as a commercial pilot.