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Here is the Current Affairs 13th February 2023 covering the following news headlines: World Radio Day, National Productivity Day, World Unani Day, Real Madrid, Maharashtra Bhushan award, Indian Rice Congress, World Hindi Conference.

National News

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Aero India 2023 with hopes of local production boost

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of its flagship aero show in Bengaluru, an event seen to be a great business opportunity when New Delhi is looking to push indigenous products, modernise Soviet-era equipment and as domestic carriers add fleet. The theme of Aero India 2023 is “The Runway to a Billion Opportunities”.

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2. AMRITPEX 2023 Inaugurated by Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

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The Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated AMRITPEX 2023 – National Philatelic Exhibition. This five-day Mahakumbh of Stamps is being celebrated from 11th February to 15th February 2023 and is being organized as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations. The Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan, Secretary, Department of Posts, Vineet Pandey, Director General Postal Services, Alok Sharma, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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3. 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati celebrated by PM

200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the 200th birth Anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, who founded the Arya Samaj in 1875. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation is making development thanks to nondiscriminatory efforts and policies. The first yagya for the nation, he claimed, is being performed today in service of the poor, uneducated, and oppressed. In this regard, Mr. Modi emphasised housing, healthcare, and women’s empowerment.

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International News

4. Russian Arms Supplies to India Worth $13 bn in past 5 years

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Russian state news agencies reported that India received arms worth around $13 billion from Russia in the past five years. Moreover, New Delhi has further placed orders with Moscow for weapons and military equipment exceeding $10 billion. India accounts for around 20 percent of Moscow’s current order book and is the world’s biggest buyer of Russian arms. While New Delhi has not openly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for dialogue and diplomacy to solve the conflict.

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Appointments News

5. President Draupadi Murmu named new governors in 12 states and 1 UT


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President of India Droupadi Murmu appointed 13 new Governors while accepting the resignations of Bhagat Singh Koshyari as Governor of Maharashtra and of Radha Krishnan Mathur as Lt. Governor of Ladakh on 12 February.

The fresh appointments

State Name
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik (Retired)
Governor of Sikkim Lakshman Prasad Acharya,
Governor of Jharkhand C P Radhakrishnan,
Governor of Himachal Pradesh Shiv Pratap Shukla,
Governor of Assam Gulab Chand Kataria,
Governor of Andhra Pradesh S. Abdul Nazeer,

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Business News

6. Tata Group set to record highest growth in history: N Chandrasekaran

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Tata Group is set to record the highest growth in its history, with both unlisted and listed entities growing upwards of 20%. Importantly, both traditional and new businesses have lined up large capex plans. Traditional businesses will fund their own growth through internal accruals. Group companies are reaping the benefits of focus and scale with well-capitalised balance sheets, recording the highest-ever growth and also funding growth through internal accruals and good cash flows. Holding company Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran spoke to Kala Vijayraghavan and Bodhisatva Ganguli on plans for new growth businesses such as Air India, Tata Neu super app, batteries, Tata Electronics and 5G.

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Banking News

7. Paytm releases a QR Code with a G20 theme to commemorate India’s presidency

Paytm releases a QR Code with a G20 theme

In honour of India’s G20 presidency and the nation’s prominence in mobile payments, One97 Communications Limited, the owner of the top payments and financial services startup Paytm, unveiled a special G20-themed QR Code. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Railways and IT, introduced the QR code at the India Habitat Center’s “Digital Payment Utsav.”

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Summits and Conferences News

8. 12th World Hindi Conference Inaugurated at Fiji

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka to inaugurate the three-day event’ the 12th World Hindi Conference on 15th February at the Pacific Island nation. The 12th World Hindi Conference, scheduled to be held at Nadi from 15th February to 17th February 2023, will be on the theme “Hindi – Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence”.

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9. Annual Meeting of Members of the River Cities Alliance ‘DHARA’ to be held in Pune

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DHARA, Driving Holistic Action for Urban Rivers, the annual meeting of the members of the River Cities Alliance (RCA) is organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMGC), partnered with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) from 13th to 14th February 2023 in Pune. The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will address the inaugural event while the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Kaushal Kishore will deliver the valedictory address on day two.

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10. President of India Inaugurated the 2nd Indian Rice Congress at Cuttack

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The 2nd Indian Rice Congress 2023 was inaugurated in Cuttack by President Droupadi Murmu in the presence of Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, and Odisha Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Fisheries, and Animal Resource Development, Ranendra Pratap Swain. President Murmu informed that India is the leading consumer and exporter of rice, for which a lot of credit goes to the institute, but when the country became independent, the situation was different.

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Awards News

11. Appasaheb Dharmadhikari awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan award


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The state government of Maharashtra has announced that renowned social worker, preacher and reformer Dattatreya alias Appasaheb Dharmadikari will be honoured with Maharashtra Bhushan award for the year 2022. The Maharashtra Bhushan award comprises a medal, a citation and Rs 25 lakh, which will be conferred to Appasaheb at a function later in the year. Appasaheb was honoured with Padmashri in 2017.

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12. Angela Merkel awarded UNESCO Peace Prize in Ivory Coast

Angela Merkel awarded UNESCO Peace Prize

For her assistance to refugees in Germany, former German chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded the UNESCO peace prize. According to Politico, the former German leader received the UN prize for her choice to accept the refugees into German territory back in 2015. The occasion took place in Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast, where the chancellor received the “Felix Houphout-Boigny UNESCO Peace Prize.” Merkel thanked the jurors and spoke about the fate of Ukrainian refugees in her acceptance speech.

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Sports News

13. FIFA Club World Cup Final: Real Madrid beat Al Hilal to win record fifth Club World Cup

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Real Madrid has won the Club World Cup for a record-extending fifth time after beating Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal 5-3 in the final in Rabat, Morocco. Vinícius Júnior scored twice and assisted Karim Benzema to lead Real Madrid to its record-extending eighth Club World Cup title by beating Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal 5-3. Madrid last won the tournament in 2018. It also lifted the trophy in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Madrid also won three Intercontinental Cups in 1960, 1998 and 2002 — a match between European and South American champions, which merged with the Club World Cup in 2005.

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14. Shubman Gill and Grace Scrivens named ICC Men’s and Women’s Player of January

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India batter Shubman Gill was  named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for January following a series of impressive innings in the ODI format, while England U-19 skipper Grace Scrivens became the youngest player to be named for the women’s honour. The awards were decided in a global vote conducted among media representatives, ICC Hall of Famers, former international players, and fans registered at the ICC website.

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Important Days

15. World Unani Day 2023 celebrated on 11th February


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World Unani Day is observed on February 11 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of social reformer and renowned Unani scholar Hakim Ajmal Khan, widely regarded as the pioneer of Unani medicine in India. The day commemorates Hakim Ajmal Khan’s contribution to the growth of Unani medicine in India and throughout the world. Hakim Ajmal Khan, who was born on February 11, 1868, was an educator, a Unani physician, and the founder of scientific study in the Unani system of medicine. The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, host an international conference on Unani medicine in a hybrid virtual mode with the theme “Unani Medicine for Public Health” in Delhi.

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16. India celebrates National Productivity Day every year on February 12

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The annual celebration of National Productivity Day is observed on February 12, coordinated by the National Productivity Council (NPC). The NPC’s mission is to promote awareness towards increasing the productivity of the country. The day is celebrated as part of National Productivity Week, which is observed from February 12 to 18. This year’s National Productivity Day theme is “Productivity, Green Growth, and Sustainability: Celebrating India’s G20 Presidency.”

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17. World Radio Day 2023 is observed on 13th Feb

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World Radio Day is celebrated every year on February 13 to mark the important role that radio plays in our lives and in society. The objective of World Radio Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of radio and to encourage decision makers to use it to provide access to information, and to improve international co-operation among broadcasters. In 2023, the theme for the World Radio Day is “Radio and Peace” which aims to focus on the importance of independent radio to foster peace and prevent conflict.

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Miscellaneous News

18. DMRC: India To Get Its First National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre In Delhi

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GA Infra Pvt Ltd, a leading infrastructure company in India, has been awarded the contract for designing and constructing the country’s first National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre. The centre will be located at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station in Delhi and built on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre is a significant milestone in the development of the metro rail sector in India. The centre will provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas, collaborate, and share best practices, which will help drive the sector’s growth and development.

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