Current Affairs,January 2023

29th January, Current Affairs:

• The Beating Retreat ceremony, which marks the formal end of the Republic Day celebrations, is being held at Vijay Chowk.
• Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of men's singles match of the Australian Open 2023. This is his 10th Australian Open title. This is also his 22nd Grand Slam title.
• India team clinch the inaugural ICC Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup title after defeating England team in the final by 7 wickets at Potchefstroom in South Africa.
• Germany defeated Belgium 5-4 in the penalty shootout to win the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

28th January, Current Affairs:

• The Central government today renamed the Mughal Gardens in New Delhi's Rashtrapati Bhavan as 'Amrit Udyan'.
• Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka defeated Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in the final to win the women’s singles title at the Australian Open 2023. Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena.
• Ace Tennis player Sania Mirza bids adieu to her Grand Slam career after finishing runners-up in the Mixed Doubles final of the Australian Open. Sania Mirza won two Grand Slam tournaments at the Australian Open. She won the Australian Open women's doubles title with Martina Hingis in 2016 and the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009.

26th January, Current Affairs:

• The Nation is celebrating its 74th Republic Day today. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was the Chief Guest at the parade.
• On the occasion of 74th Republic Day, 412 Armed Forces personnel will be awarded with gallantry awards for showcasing their bravery and courage on duty. The list of 412 gallantry awardees was approved by President Droupadi Murmu. It also includes six Kirti Charkas and 15 Shaurya Chakras. Four Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras are conferred posthumously.
• Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna, Gujarat architect and educationist Balkrishna Doshi, tabla player Zakir Hussain, mathematician S R Srinivasa Vardhan, and ORS treatment pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis have been conferred the Padma Vibhushan this year. A total of 106 Padma awards have been announced — six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri.
• Pakistan captain Babar Azam bagged the 'Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy' after being announced as the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year 2022. England’s Ben Stokes named as ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of 2022.

25th January, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in New Delhi. India and Egypt agreed to elevate their bilateral ties to “Strategic Partnership” covering political, security, defence, energy and economic aspects.
• President Droupadi Murmu address the nation today on the eve of the 74th Republic Day.
• 13th National Voters’ Day is celebrated today.
• Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav today was named as ICC T20I men's cricketer of the year. Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was crowned as the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of 2022.
• India claimed the top spot in the ICC men’s ODI ranking after a series whitewash against New Zealand at the Holkar stadium in Indore.

23rd January, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees in a ceremony on the occasion of Parakram Diwas.
• President Droupadi Murmu confered this year's Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar at a ceremony in New Delhi today. The awards will be conferred on 11 children for their exceptional achievement in six categories -- Art, Culture, Bravery, Innovation, Social Service, and Sports.
• The fifth Kalvari class submarine Vagir was commissioned into the Indian Navy today in Mumbai. The submarine has been built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.
• Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn won the India Open title. He defeated World No.1 Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles final of the India Open Badminton Championship 22-20, 10-21 and 21-12.

22nd January, Current Affairs:

• New Zealand's ruling Labour Party today selected Mr. Chris Hipkins to replace Ms. Jacinda Ardern as its leader and the 41st Prime Minister of the country.
• The Central government has nominated the maidams of Ahom royalty in Charaideo as India's sole nomination for declaration as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

20th January, Current Affairs:

• Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)-incubated firm has developed an Indigenous Mobile Operating System named 'BharOS'.
• Indian captain Rohit Sharma is now India’s leading six-getter in the history of ODI cricket, with a total of 125 sixes to his name.

18th January, Current Affairs:

• Shubman Gill creates history to becomes the youngest batter to hit 200 in ODIs. Shubman Gill slammed his maiden double century off just 145 balls during the first ODI encounter between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad.
• Election Commission has announced single phase Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. For 60 member Tripura Assembly, the poling will be held on 16th of February while 60 member Meghalaya and Nagaland Assemblies will go to poll on 27th of February.

16th January, Current Affairs:

• SS Rajamouli's RRR won two awards at the 28th Critics Choice Awards. At a ceremony held in Los Angeles, the film won the awards for Best Song for its viral track Naatu Naatu and Best Foreign Language Film.
• India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the 3rd ODI, the biggest margin in the history of ODI cricket. India broke New Zealand's record from 2008 as the Black Caps sealed a 290-run win against Ireland.

15th January, Current Affairs:

• The 75th Army Day celebration is being held in Bengaluru today. This is for the first time that the event is being conducted out of the National capital.
• Festival of harvest, Makar Sankranti being celebrated in several parts of country today.
• At least 67 people died today in Nepal after a plane carrying about 72 people from capital Kathmandu crashed in Pokhara.
• USA’s R’Bonney Gabriel won the Miss Universe 2022 crown. While Venezuela’s Amanda Dudamel was the first runner-up, Dominican Republic’s Andreina Martinez was the second runner-up in the 71st edition of the pageant.
• Virat Kohli left behind Mahela Jayawardene to become the 5th highest-scoring batter in ODI cricket history. Kohli achieved the milestone in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka.

13th January, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off MV Ganga Vilas, the world's longest river cruise, in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi through video conferencing. 32 Swiss tourists will take the maiden journey to reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh.
• Former Union minister and RJD leader Sharad Yadav died at the age of 75.
• The festival of Lohri is being celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety today.
• Men's Hockey World Cup kicks off today in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

12th January, Current Affairs:

• Swami Vivekananda's 160th birth anniversary is being celebrated today as National Youth Day across the country.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates National Youth Festival at Hubballi in Karnataka.

11th January, Current Affairs:

• According to the Henley Passport Index, Japan continues to top the list of the world's most powerful passport. Japanese citizens can travel to as many as 193 countries visa-free or visa-on-arrival access destinations around the world. The second spot is shared by Singapore and South Korea and gives visa-free access destinations to 192 countries. The Indian passport ranks 85th in the world's most powerful passport index 2023.
• SS Rajamouli's blockbuster film RRR won Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.

8th January, Current Affairs:

• In Uttarakhand, Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in damaged houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres.
• India eclipsed Japan in auto sales last year, according to the latest industry data, making it the third-largest auto market for the first time.
• 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention begins at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
• Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has been elected as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

4th January, Current Affairs:

• The Union Government has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of 19,744 crore rupees, which is aimed at making India the global hub for the production of green hydrogen.
• World Braille Day is being observed today.

3rd January, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated 108th Indian Science Congress (ISC) through video conferencing. This year's ISC is being held at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra.
• Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk became the first person to lose $200 billion from his net worth. Elon Musk has seen a drop of up to $137 billion in his wealth after a recent drop in Tesla Shares.

2nd January, Current Affairs:

• A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has upheld the Centre's 2016 decision to demonetise currency notes of 500 and 1000 rupee denominations.
• Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been sworn in as the 39th president of Brazil.