Daily Current Affairs 27th January 2023
Revamped Monument Mitra Scheme
- The scheme will bring more than a thousand monuments under the private sector. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Culture will sign at least 500 agreements with private sectors before August 15, 2023.
- Revamping means improving a structure or changing its appearance. The scheme is to be implemented by the Ministry of Culture. A thousand monuments selected under the scheme are now under the maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India.
World’s first intranasal COVID19 vaccine, iNNCOVACC
- Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare unveiled the iNNCOVACC COVID19 vaccine on 26th January 2023.
- It is developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance (BIRAC), a PSU under the Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
Odesa, Ukraine has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- The United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, said that it had designated the historic centre of Odesa, a strategic port city on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast, a World Heritage in Danger site on 25th January 2023.
- The status, awarded by a UNESCO panel meeting in Paris, is designed to help protect Odesa’s cultural heritage, which has been under threat since Russia’s invasion, and enable access to financial and technical international aid.
A new parcel service has been launched jointly by the Railway and Postal Departments for the first time in Tamil Nadu
- For the first time in Tamil Nadu, a new parcel service called “Joint Parcel Product” launched jointly by the Railway and Postal Department was launched from Coimbatore on 25th January 2023.
- Machine manufacturers can benefit greatly from this service. It has been launched to facilitate the easy shipment of heavy goods in a secure manner at a low cost.
“She Feeds the World “ Programme launched in West Bengal
- PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo and CARE, has launched the ‘She Feeds the World’ program in India to strengthen the role of small-scale women producers through sustainable training and economic support.
- The program, which will be implemented in the Alipurduar and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal, aims to reach out to more than 48,000 women, men and children and indirectly benefit 1,50,000 individuals.
Karnataka CM launches task force to curb leopard menace in Mysuru
- Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has launched Leopard Task Force teams to capture leopards and prevent their menace in Tirumakudalu Narasipura city.
- In order to prevent the people’s from the continuous leopard attacks, a lot of leopards and cubs have settled in the area so the Karnataka CM launched the task force.
New General Manager of Central Railway appointed
- Naresh Lalwani has taken over as the new General Manager of Central Railway. He succeeds Ashok Kumar Misra, General Manager Western Railway and he is a senior officer of the Indian Railway Engineering Service of 1985 batch.
- Before taking over as General Manager, Central Railway, he was working as Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer of Western Railway.
CEO of ONGC has been appointed
- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been traditionally headed by a chairman and managing director as Arun Kumar Singh from December 7 2022 onwards.
- Now he has been appointed the CEO of the company as well. It is informed that the Board at its meeting held on January 24, 2023, has appointed Singh as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for three-year tenure.
Science and Technology
Earth’s inner core has started rotating in the opposite direction Case Study
- Xiaotong Chang and Yi Yang of Peking University, China, who studied the Earth’s core region, found that the rotation of the inner core “almost stopped in 2009 and then turned in the opposite direction.”
- They also predict that it changed direction in the early 1970s and that the next cycle change will be in the mid-2040s. From this Study researchers said that there is a slight changes in time will happen due to the change in rotation.
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 and 56 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral
- 56 Starlink Internet satellites mounted aboard a Falcon 9 rocket Another batch of SpaceX’s second-generation Starlink NET network, known as Gen2, was launched on January 26, 2023 from a Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Canaveral, continuing SpaceX’s second-generation Internet satellite deployment last December 2022.
- After separation from the rocket, the 56 Starlink spacecraft will deploy solar arrays and run through automated activation steps, then maneuver into their operational orbits using ion engines.
Padma Awards 2023
- Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards in India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
- The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities like art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.
- List comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards and totally 109 winners receive the Padma awards.
|Padma Vibhushan Awards|
|1.||Shri Balkrishna Doshi (Posthumous)||Others – Architecture||Gujarat|
|2.||Shri Zakir Hussain||Art||Maharashtra|
|3.||Shri S M Krishna||Public Affairs||Karnataka|
|4.||Shri Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous)||Medicine||West Bengal|
|5.||Shri Srinivas Varadhan||Science & Engineering||United States of America|
|6.||Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Uttar Pradesh|
|Padma Bhushan Awards|
|1.||Shri S L Bhyrappa||Literature & Education||Karnataka|
|2.||Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|3.||Shri Deepak Dhar||Science & Engineering||Maharashtra|
|4.||Ms. Vani Jairam||Art||Tamil Nadu|
|5.||Swami Chinna Jeeyar||Others – Spiritualism||Telangana|
|6.||Ms. Suman Kalyanpur||Art||Maharashtra|
|7.||Shri Kapil Kapoor||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|8.||Ms. Sudha Murty||Social Work||Karnataka|
|9.||Shri Kamlesh D Patel||Others – Spiritualism||Telangana|
Tamil Nadu Government Republic Day Awards 2023
- The 74th Republic Day celebrations in Tamil Nadu were celebrated near the Statue of Laborer on Kamarajar Road, Chennai.
- Later in the ceremony, an award ceremony was held for the best policeman, police station, farmers, policeman who performed heroic deeds and the public.
- List of Award winners are
|Gandhi Adigal Kavalar Madal|
|1.||Priyadarshini||Police Inspector Central Intelligence Division Headquarters||Chennai|
|2.||Jayamohan||Police Inspector Pattukottai Prohibition Enforcement Division||Thanjavur|
|3.||Sahadeva||Assistant Inspector General of Police, Central Intelligence Agency||Salem|
|4.||Inayat Pasha||Assistant Inspector General of Police Central Government Intelligence Wing||Villupuram|
|5.||Sivanesan||Chief Constable Border Mission Central Intelligence Agency||Chengalpattu|
|Chief Minister’s Award for Best Police Station|
|1.||Tirupur North Police Station|
|2.||Trichy Fort Police Station|
|3.||Dindigul block Police Station|
|Agriculture Department Special Award for Farmers|
|S. No.||Name||Department /District|
|1.||Vasantha||Alavayal Village Ponnamaravathi Circle, Pudukkottai District|
|Anna Medal for 2023 (Government Servant Category)|
|2.||Jayakumar||Ponnarasu male nurse||Vellore|
|Anna Medal for 2023 (General Category)|
|1.||Anthony Samy||Tuticorin District|
|2.||Shri Krishna||Kanyakumari District|
ICC ODI Bowling Ranking list published
- ICC has released the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings, in that list India’s Mohammed Siraj ranked 1st place.
|3||T.A. Boult||New Zealand||708|
|7||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||652|
|10||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Afghanistan||637|
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- International Genocide Remembrance Day is observed on 27th January every year.
- It marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945, where more than a million men, women and children were killed.
- Guides United Nations Holocaust Remembrance and Education in 2023 on the theme “Home and Belonging”.