Weekly Current Affairs (Beepedia) 1st-8th January 2023

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI launches Utkarsh 2.0 for the period 2023-2025
  • Shriram Finance raises $100 million loan from ADB
  • India's GDP likely to grow 7% in FY23: NSO's first advance estimates

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI extends relaxation on dispatching hard copies of financial statements
  • IRDAI makes KYC details mandatory while purchasing insurance from Jan 1,2023
  • IRDAI to allow insurers to auto-renew FRN of cross-border reinsurers

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • NABARD raises around Rs 5,000 crore through three-year bonds
  • HZL enters into fertiliser production, to set up 0.5 MT plant in Rajasthan
  • Govt approves ₹28.11 cr Loan for Andhra Tobacco Farmers

NATIONAL

  • India's first underwater metro expected to ready by Dec 2023
  • Telangana joins free rice scheme under NFSA
  • First G-20 Meeting to Take Place in Puducherry on Jan 31

INTERNATIONAL

  • Croatia adopted euro, enters borderless Europe club
  • Sweden took over Presidency of Council of European Union for first six months of 2023
  • Lula Da Silva Became Brazil's President for 3rd Time

STATES

  • India's Second Largest Cable Stayed Bridge Opens On Zuari River In Goa
  • Election Commission's 'Mission-929' in Tripura
  • Madhya Pradesh government launched Chief Minister’s Residential Land Rights Scheme

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Nearly 17% of ECLGS loans have turned into NPAs: RBI report
  • Unemployment rate rises to a 16-month high of 8.30% in Dec 2022: CMIE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Gujarat got first IVF unit for animals in India
  • Hindustan Copper Ltd Signs MoU with IIT (ISM),Dhanbad for Technical Collaboration
  • Microsoft to boost Indian space tech startups, signed MoU with ISRO

DEFENCE

  • Government starts process to buy 100 more K9-Vajras
  • Siachen’s Kumar Post got first woman Army officer
  • India will deploy Its "Largest Single Unit Of Women Peacekeepers In UN Mission"

EVENTS

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah laid the Foundation Stone of the Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI)
  • Second phase of ‘Viraasat’ sari festival has begun in New Delhi
  • National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in association with Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) organised Astro Tourism

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Odisha Wins World Habitat Awards 2023 For Jaga Mission
  • Odakuzhal Award 2022

SPORTS

  • Ronaldo signs for Al Nassr in deal worth more than €200m
  • Karthik Venkataraman is National chess champion
  • Chetan reappointed as the chairman of the BCCI’s men’s senior selection committee

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