Today’s Current Affairs
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Here is the Current Affairs 11th February 2023 covering the following news headlines: Vande Bharat Trains, Arabic Academy, Himachal Niketan, Britain’s King Charles III, Alibaba, World Government Summit 2023.
1. PM Narendra Modi Flagged Off Two New Vande Bharat Trains from Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two new Vande Bharat Trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The new and upgraded version of Vande Bharat Express will connect Mumbai and Solapur and Mumbai and Sainagar Shirdi. Mumbai-Solapur train, the ninth Vande Bharat Train will connect the country’s commercial capital to the City of Textiles and Hutatmas in Maharashtra.
2. Prime Minister Modi Inaugurated Arabic Academy in Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Arabic Academy of the Dawoodi Bohra Community in Mumbai. The Prime minister was accompanied by His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq, head of the global Dawoodi Bohra community and Rector of Jamea, Eknath Sindhe, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
3. Meta Launches #DigitalSuraksha campaign in partnership with MeitY for the G20 campaign
Meta, announced its partnership with the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) for the G20 stay safe online campaign. As part of the partnership, the company claims that it will create and share helpful resources in multiple Indian languages through various channels, and spread awareness on how to stay safe online. Moreover, Meta has also launched its #DigitalSuraksha campaign to build on the company’s efforts to offer a safer and more inclusive internet to everyone.
4. Himachal Pradesh CM laid the Foundation of ‘Himachal Niketan’ in Delhi
Himachal Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu laid the foundation stone of ‘Himachal Niketan‘ which will provide accommodation facilities to the students and residents of Himachal Pradesh visiting New Delhi. ‘Himachal Niketan’, a five-story building will be constructed in Dwarka, Delhi for Rs 57.72 crore. There are two VIP rooms and 36 general rooms exclusively for the students with all facilities besides 40 other general suites.
5. UP Government launched Family ID – One Family One Identity Portal
The Uttar Pradesh government has launched the portal for the creation of ‘Family ID – One Family One Identity’, to identify families as a unit for implementing the ‘one job per family’ proposal. According to a state government, all such families that are not eligible for the National Food Security Scheme will be able to avail of the ID, while the ration card ID of the families having it, will be considered as their family ID.
6. Lithium reserves for the first time found in Jammu & Kashmir
In Jammu and Kashmir, 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves have been discovered for the first time in India, according to the Mines Ministry’s announcement on Thursday (February, 9). According to the Ministry of Mines, the Geological Survey of India has for the first time discovered 5.9 million tonnes of lithium inferred resources (G3) in the Salal-Haimana area of the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
7. King Charles’ coronation emblem by ex Apple chief designer revealed
Ahead of the scheduled coronation ceremony for Britain’s King Charles III on 6 May, 2023, the Buckingham Palace released the newly appointed king’s official coronation emblem. The coronation emblem features the King’s love for nature by joining the flora that symbolize the four nations of the United Kingdom in a single image. The logo, to be used for events over the coronation long weekend in May, features a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock – emblems from across the United Kingdom.
8. Airbus, Boeing and Air India inks agreement for largest purchase in history
Air India Ltd. has signed deals with Airbus SE and Boeing Co. for what may end up being the largest acquisition of aircraft in commercial aviation history. In an effort to rebuild itself with a fleet that can compete with regional low-cost rivals and strong Gulf airlines like Emirates.
9. India’s forex reserves drop by $1.5 billion to $575.3 billion as on February 3
India’s foreign exchange reserves saw a drop after nearly three weeks, falling $1.5 billion to $575.27 billion in the week ended February 3. The fall was the result of the decline in the Foreign Currency Assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves, the Reserve Bank of India’s weekly statistical supplement said on February 10.
10. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launch ‘Digital Payments Utsav’
The “Digital Payments Utsav,” a comprehensive campaign aiming at encouraging digital payments throughout India, was launched by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Communications, and Railways. An exceptional campaign called “Digital Payments Utsav” will highlight India’s digital transformation path through a number of events and activities from 9 February to 9 October 2023. As part of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) event, the campaign will concentrate on promoting digital payments throughout the nation, particularly in the cities of Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru.
11. Alibaba exits India’s Paytm, selling shares for $167 million
China’s Alibaba Group has sold its remaining stake in Indian digital payments firm Paytm for about 13.78 billion rupees ($167.14 million) through a block deal, stock exchange data showed. The exit comes days after Paytm posted its first-ever quarterly operating profit as a listed firm, nine months ahead of its own target. Alibaba.com Singapore E-Commerce Pvt Ltd sold 21.4 million shares of Paytm on Friday at 642.74 rupees apiece, a 9% discount to Thursday’s close, NSE stock exchange data showed.
12. SBI opens 3rd specialized Startup branch in Gurugram
The third dedicated branch for start-ups in the nation has been established by State Bank of India (SBI) in Gurugram. Dinesh Kumar Khara, the chairman of SBI, declared during the branch’s inauguration on Thursday that it will offer start-ups comprehensive support from entity formation through the issuance of IPOs and FPOs. Gurugram is home to the third-highest number of unicorns—startups valued at $100 billion or more—in India, behind Bengaluru and Mumbai.
13. India Jumps to 55th place in ICAO’s Aviation Safety Oversight Ranking: DGCA
India’s aviation safety oversight ranking has jumped to the 55th position from 112th place earlier, with a significant improvement in the country’s score under the ICAO’s coordinated validation mission, according to regulator DGCA. The Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) is based on eight critical elements (CE) of a safety oversight system, which are measured by a set of protocol questions (PQs). A.B.K. Prasad has devoted his 75 years of life to journalism.
14. World Government Summit 2023 Set to Begin in Dubai
The World Government Summit 2023 is set to begin on 13th February 2023 in Dubai. The World Government Summit will be held under the theme of “Shaping Future Governments”. It will bring together global thought leaders, global experts, and decision-makers to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that will be critical in shaping future governments.
15. Raja Ram Mohan Roy 2023 presented to Journalist A.B.K. Prasad
In 2023, the Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award is presented to Journalist A.B.K. Prasad for his contributions towards journalism. Raja Ram Mohan Roy lived in the 19th century. The reformer founded Brahmo Samaj in 1828 and played a major role in abolishing Sati. The Press Council of India presents awards in the name of the legend every year.
16. Rohit Sharma Becomes 1st Indian skipper to Record Hundreds in All 3 Formats
Rohit Sharma led from the front as he scored his ninth Test century to become the first Indian captain to score hundreds in all formats. This was Rohit’s first three-digit score in the longest format of the game against Australia in the 1st Test of the four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha in Nagpur. Rohit is the fourth overall to have scored centuries in all three formats as captain after Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Pakistan’s Babar Azam.
17. Rene Zondag, PBI president inaugurates center in Pune
Peter Burwash International (PBI), one of the top tennis instruction programmes, has partnered with the Ileseum Club in Bavdhan, Pune, to open a second training facility there. Rene Zondag, president of PBI, announced the opening of the new centre, which spans 12.5 acres and offers top-notch amenities. Through the leadership of its Director Cesar Morales, the first PBI centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre in Bengaluru has been effectively teaching some of the notable players, including Sahaja Yamalapalli, Shrivalli Bhamidipaty, and Rishi Reddy.
18. International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023 observed on 11 February
The United Nations General Assembly has designated February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognise the significant contribution that women make to the fields of science and technology. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 also lays out gender equality in science as an essential component of the agenda. The theme for the 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science is “Innovate. Demonstrate. Elevate. Advance (IDEA): Bringing communities Forward for sustainable and equitable development.”
19. National Deworming Day 2023 observed on 10th February
The National Deworming Day is observed on February 10 every year. It is an initiative taken by the Government of India to deworm all the children across the nation in the age group of 1 to 19. Worms are parasites, which live in human intestines for food and survival. The worms consume nutrients meant for the human body and cause blood loss, poor nutrition and stunt growth.
20. Legendary American pop Musician Burt Bacharach Passes Away
Legendary American pop songwriter Burt Bacharach, whose prodigious work created a chart-topping soundtrack for the 1960s and 1970s, passed away at the age of 94. He was born on May 12, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, but moved to New York in his early years. He studied and learned music at several American universities, before serving in the US Army in the post-World War II era. In 1957,he met songwriter Hal David, with whom they formed one of the most successful duos in music history.
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