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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