Weekly Current Affairs (Beepedia) 9th-15th January 2023

    (General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

    RBI, Banking and Economy

    • RBI to auction green bonds in 2 tranches of ₹8,000 crore each in January,Feburary,2023
    • Ministry of MSME launches web portal for World Bank-assisted RAMP scheme
    • Cabinet approves setting up of three new multi-state cooperative societies

    SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

    • SEBI brings OFS framework 2.0 allowing exit to non-promoters
    • PFRDA introduces new bank account verification and name/PAN matching process

    NABARD & AGRICULTURE

    • Free seeds distributed under 'Mukhyamantri Krishak Sathi Yojana' helping women farmers
    • Rajasthan govt's scheme to provide agricultural equipment at low rentals

    NATIONAL

    • US approved world’s first vaccine for declining honey bees
    • India, Britain signed and exchanged letters for Young Professionals Scheme
    • U.S. fund to help restore Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad

    INTERNATIONAL

    • Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Erupted Again
    • Gabon named first female vice president and new prime minister

    STATES

    • Imoinu Eratpa Festival Celebrated in Manipur
    • Talcher fertilizer plant to be functional by Oct 2024
    • PM flagged off World’s Longest River Cruise-MV Ganga Vilas and inaugurate Tent City at Varanasi on 13th January

    REPORTS AND INDEXES

    • India stood at 85th rank in Henley Passport Index for 2023
    • Banks raise Rs 91,500 crore in debt capital in FY23 so far: ICRA Ratings
    • Central govt's borrowings is expected to touch Rs 14.8 trillion in FY24: ICRA

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    • Silent Valley bird species went up to 175
    • Union Minister DrJitendra Singh unveiled the theme for National Science Day 2023
    • Skyhawk: India’s first 5G-enabled drone developed by IG Drones

    DEFENCE

    • Navy signed contract for autonomous armed boat swarms
    • Successful training launch of Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II, carried out off Odisha coast
    • ICG ship ‘Kamla Devi’, last vessel of FPV series, commissioned

    EVENTS

    • Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education organized the ‘Dhara’ on Sangeet and Natya Parampara
    • Country’s largest student-run festival ‘Saarang 2023’
    • Google Doodle honoured India’s ‘Pocket Dynamo’ Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav on his 97th birth anniversary

    AWARDS AND REWARDS

    • Maha: Jalna and Nagpur Police won ‘Best Police Units’ award
    • RRR’s Naatu Naatu won Golden Globe
    • Miss Universe 2022 Winner

    SPORTS

    • Australian great Clark became first female cricketer to have statue
    • Mascot, torch and anthem of Khelo India Youth Games unveiled in Bhopal
    • Sania Mirza Announced Retirement

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