Current Affairs Today 10th February 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 10th February 2023 Daily GK Update

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National News

UP Government launched ‘Family ID’ portal

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has launched an online portal “Family ID – One Family One Identity” to make access to government schemes easier for the families of the state.
  • Objective – To provide free or subsidized ration to those families who do not have ration cards and are not eligible for the National Food Security Scheme.
  • Through the portal, families can create their ID and can avail the benefits of the schemes. For those who already have an ID, the family ID will be the same as the ration card ID.
  • At present, about 3.59 crore families and 14.92 crore people living in Uttar Pradesh are getting the benefit of the National Food Security Scheme. The ration card number of these families will serve as ‘family ID’.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital – Lucknow
  • Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Anandiben Patel

First G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group Meeting begins in Bengaluru

  • The first G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group Meeting under India’s presidency is started in Bengaluru from 9 to 11 February 2023.
  • Hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the conference has chaired by the Secretary of the ministry, Leena Nandan.
  • With the goal of adopting an integrated, comprehensive and consensus-driven approach to tackling the challenges of climate change, several delegates from G20 countries along with representatives of international organizations will participate in this meeting.
  • As a matter of priority, the working group will be focusing on arresting land degradation, accelerating ecosystem restoration, and enriching biodiversity; promoting a sustainable and climate-resilient blue economy; and encouraging resource efficiency and circular economy.
  • Theme – LIFE is an “important and cross-cutting

G20 in News (Note – All Meetings are Under the Presidency of G20 by India)

  • G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting – New Delhi (March 2023)
  • First Tourism Working Group (TWG) Meeting – Dhordo in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat (7 – 9 February 2023)
  • First Meeting of the Youth-20 Group – Guwahati (6 – 8 February 2023)
  • First Employment Working Group Meeting – Jodhpur (2 – 4 February 2023)
  • First G20 Education Working Group meeting – IIT Madras (1 -2 February 2023)

Ashwini Vaishnaw launched ‘Digital Payments Utsav’

  • Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Communications, Ashwini Vaishnaw has launched the ‘Digital Payments Utsav’ in New Delhi.
  • A comprehensive month-long campaign “Digital Payments Utsav” has been planned for the promotion of Digital Payments across the country, with particular focus on G-20 Digital Economy Working Group event cities, namely Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru.
  • The event will have the release of a G-20 co-branded QR code and a Coffee Table Book showcasing India’s journey to global leadership in Digital Payments and digital inclusion.
  • It will also witness the flagging off of Digital Payment Sandesh Yatra with the aim to make citizens aware of various digital payments solutions and sensitize them about the security and safety of digital payments.

Ashwini Vaishnaw in News

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw launched ‘Stay Safe Online’ Campaign
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Entrepreneurship Cell at C-DOT Campus, Delhi
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw announced new train ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’

68th India International Garment Fair inaugurated in Greater Noida

  • Minister of State for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh has inaugurated the 68th India International Garment Fair at India Export Mart of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India’s annual textile and apparel export stood at 44.4 billion US dollars in the financial year 2022 with an increase of 41% compared to 2021.
  • India is the second largest textile and clothing exporter in the world.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital – Lucknow
  • Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Anandiben Patel

PM Modi inaugurated Arabic Academy in Mumbai

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Arabic Academy in Mumbai.
  • The academy belongs to the Dawoodi Bohra community.
  • The Bohras account for 10 percent of the total Muslim population in India. The community, which hails from South Asia, has ancestral ties to Gujarat.
  • PM Modi also shared the stage with His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the present leader of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community.

Recent Inauguration by PM Modi

  • PM Modi inaugurated a three-day India Energy Week in Bengaluru
  • PM Modi released special Rs 75 coin to mark 75 successful years of NCC
  • PM Modi addressed 1111th Avataran Mahotsav of Bhagwan Devnarayan in Bhilwara, Rajasthan.
  • PM Modi launched several development projects in Karnataka, Maharashtra
  • PM Modi inaugurated 2nd phase of Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 in Basti District of Uttar Pradesh

India received $89,127 million, highest ever remittances in 2021-22

  • India has received foreign inward remittances of USD 89,127 million in 2021-22, which was the highest ever received in a single year.
  • This was stated by Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
  • In 2017-18, the remittances were at USD 69,129 million, and have been rising since.
  • The highest share of 5 major countries in inward remittances to India through Authorized Dealer (ADs) banks are from the United States (23.4%), followed by United Arab Emirates (18%), United Kingdom (6.8%), Singapore (5.7%), and Saudi Arabia (5.1%).

Himachal Pradesh CM laid the foundation of ‘Himachal Niketan’ in Delhi

  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has laid the foundation stone of ‘Himachal Niketan’ in New Delhi.
  • It is being established to provide accommodation facilities to the students and residents of Himachal Pradesh visiting Delhi.
  • The building will be made at a cost of Rs 57.72 crore. Besides two VIP rooms, there will be 36 general rooms exclusively for the students with all facilities, and 40 other general suites.
  • In addition to this, there will be three room-type dormitories for the staff. In all, there will be 81 rooms. It will also have a facility to park around 53 vehicles and 87 two-wheelers in the basement.

International News

Google introduced AI chatbot ‘Bard’

  • Google has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chatbot namedGoogle Bard” to compete with ChatGPT.
  • Bard is built on Google’s existing language model LaMDA, the language model for the firm’s Dialog Application System.
  • Bard has been developed to compete with the currently fastest growing user application, ChatGPT, which has overtaken platforms such as Tik Tok and Instagram.
  • Through Bard, users can access complex information in simple language as before, not only that, but also get fresh, high-quality and accurate information from Google’s chatbot.

About Google

  • Founded – 1998
  • Founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • Headquarters – Mountain View, California, US
  • CEO – Sundar Pichai

Banking and Financial

Ujjivan SFB launched app for digitally challenged

  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has launched Hello Ujjivan, a mobile banking application with 3 Vs — voice, visual, and vernacular-enabled features — to provide banking access to individuals with limited reading and writing skills.
  • It aims to instill banking habits in its micro-banking and rural customers through the app.
  • The app is accessible by voice in eight regional languages: Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, and Assamese
  • Users can speak to the app to perform banking transactions and access services such as paying loan EMIs, opening FD and RD accounts, transferring funds and more.
  • The app was co-created with Navana AI.

MobiKwik becomes India’s first app to support credit cards on UPI

  • India’s leading fintech, MobiKwik has become the first fintech app to support RuPay Credit Cards on UPI.
  • The RuPay Credit Cards are now linked directly to UPI IDS.
  • The development brings a new level of convenience to the millions of Indians who use UPI for their daily transactions.
  • This industry-first feature will strengthen the Indian economy, drive financial inclusion and increase credit penetration among Indian citizens.
  • MobiKwik’s customers can easily make payments to merchants by scanning the UPI QR code and using UPI PIN for payment authentication.
  • The integration of RuPay Credit Cards with UPI is in line with the NPCI.

South Indian Bank launched wealth management platform

  • The South Indian Bank has launched a wealth management platform in partnership with Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
  • It will help the bank’s high net worth (HNI) customers to invest their money in the best financial instruments available in the market.
  • Under this platform, SIB will be offering:

Portfolio management services

Alternative investment fund

Systematic investment plan

Mutual fund


Real estate funds

Structured products

  • South Indian Bank has tied up with Geojit Financial Services Ltd, an investment services company with experience of over 35 years in providing effective financial solutions, to operationalize the service offering.

About South Indian Bank

  • Founded – 1929
  • Headquarters – Thrissur, Kerala
  • MD & CEO – Murali Ramakrishnan
  • Tagline – Experience Next Generation Banking.

Appointment and Resignation

Indian-American student named as ‘World’s Brightest’ student

  • An Indian-American girl, Natasha Perianayagam has been named in the world’s brightest students list by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
  • Perianayagam has been named in the world’s brightest students list for the second consecutive year.
  • She is 13 years old and is studying at Florence M Gaudineer Middle School, in New Jersey, the United States.
  • The list was curated on the basis of the results of the above-grade-level tests of over 15,000 students across 76 countries.
  • Natasha Perianayagam has also taken the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY) test in Spring 2021, when she was a Grade 5 student.


Defence ministry partnered with Larsen & Toubro for modular bridges

  • The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the procurement of 41 sets of Modular Bridges at an estimated cost of Rs 2,585 crore for the Corps of Engineers, Indian Army.
  • Each set of Modular Bridge shall consist of seven carrier vehicles based on 8×8 Heavy Mobility Vehicles and two launcher vehicles based on 10×10 Heavy Mobility Vehicles.
  • Each set shall be capable of mechanically launching a single-span fully decked 46-meter assault bridge.
  • The bridge can be employed over various types of obstacles like canals & ditches with quick launching and retrieval capabilities.
  • These modular bridges will replace the manually-­launched Medium Girder Bridges (MGB) that are currently being used in the Indian Army.
  • The new modular bridges will have additional advantages like increased span, less time for construction, and mechanical launching with retrieval capability.


Skye Air launched India’s first traffic management system for drones

  • A Gurugram-based drone solutions provider, Skye Airon has launched the first traffic management system for drones in India.
  • The software will allow drone operators to plan routes, make flight plans and assess risks before running drone-based operations in the country. The solution, called Skye UTM, is a first-of-its-kind for India.
  • It was unveiled by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari.
  • Unmanned traffic management systems will play a key role in how airspace will be managed, allowing multiple beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operations to be run by different firms at the same time.
  • Globally, several companies, such as US-based AirMap and Netherlands-based Airbus, offer such solutions.

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