Current Affairs Today 23rd February 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 23rd February 2023 Daily GK Update

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National News

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park

  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has laid the Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • This park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build an inclusive society.
  • Instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy, hence this park has been named Anubhuti Divyang Park.
  • The park will have adapted facilities for all 21 types of disabilities like touch and smell garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, independent room for mentally challenged children, and mother.
  • In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the rights of persons with disabilities.

Nitin Gadkari in News

  • Nitin Gadkari chaired 10th meeting of Group of Infrastructure Committee
  • Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the first phase of the New Zuari Bridge in Goa.
  • Nitin Gadkari launched Surety Bond Insurance product from Bajaj Allianz
  • Nitin Gadkari launched Toyota pilot project on Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid EV.
  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 13 road projects worth Rs 5315 crore in Madhya Pradesh

Taj Mahotsav starts in Agra of Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh Higher Education minister Yogendra Upadhyay has inaugurated the Taj Mahotsav in Agra.
  • The 10-day event has not only become an attraction for locals but also tourists coming from other nations.
  • A total of 300 artisans from a number of states and UTs, including Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh, are taking part in the event.
  • The theme of Taj Mahotsav 2023 is “Vishwa Bandhutva.”

About Uttar Pradesh

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

18th UIC World Security Congress organized by Railway Protection Force

  • The 18th World Security Congress 2023 commenced in Jaipur, the pink city of India.
  • The 3-day Conference is being jointly organized by the International Union of Railways, Paris and Railway Protection Force.
  • Theme 2023- Railway Security Strategy: Responses and Vision for Future
  • The World Security Congress is a globally recognized security platform.
  • The Union International Des Chemins (UIC) or International Union of Railways was established in 1922.

Appointment and Resignation

Rajesh Rai appointed new CMD of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI)

  • The Union government has appointed Rajesh Rai as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) for a period of five years.
  • Prior to assuming charge as CMD in ITI, he served as general manager (admin) of Mahanagar Telphone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Mumbai.
  • ITI Limited is a government-owned company in the telecommunications technology segment established as a departmental factory in 1948.
  • It has manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur, and Palakkad.

Recent Appointment

  • MD of Jaguar Land Rover India – VP Rajan Amba
  • Vice Chief of Army -MV Suchindra Kumar
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YouTube – Indian-American Neil Mohan
  • President of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) – Aniket Sunil Talati
  • World’s Brightest’ student – Indian-American student Natasha Perianayagam

Dmitry Dmitruk appointed as new coach of Indian boxing team

  • Veteran boxing coach Dmitry Dmitruk was roped in by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as India’s foreign coach on a two-year contract.
  • Renowned coach Dmitruk was known for his work with the Irish national team and its youth teams in the past.
  • He served as the high-performance coach in Ireland for the last 12 years.
  • He will work with both men and women boxers alongside the Indian coaches, including men’s chief coach C.A. Kuttappa and women’s head coach Bhaskar Bhatt.

Recent Appointment

  • Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) – Dr. Rajeev Singh
  • First CEO of Gujarat Maritime Cluster – Madhvendra Singh
  • New head of Morgan Stanley (India) – Arun Kohli
  • Chairman of Amul – Shamalbhai B Patel
  • Administrator of Shooting World Cup 2023 – Former SC Judge AK Sikri


Rudrankksh Patil won gold in 10m Air Rifle at ISSF World Cup 2023

  • Rudrankksh Patil has won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle competition of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.
  • He defeated Germany’s Maximilian Ulbrich in the gold medal match by 16-8.
  • Varun Tomar also won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event.
  • Rhythm Sangwan won the 10m Air Pistol mixed team competition at the event.

Carlos Alcaraz won Argentina Open title 2023

  • The World No. 2 tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Cameron Norrie in the final to win the Argentina Open title 2023.
  • He became the first Spaniard to win the Argentina Open tennis title since Rafael Nadal in 2015.
  • He also became the highest-ranked winner in tournament history. Casper Ruud, who won the competition in 2020 at the age of 21, was the youngest winner prior to Alcaraz.

Book and Author 

JP Nadda launched book ‘Modi: Shaping a Global order in flux’

  • BJP national president J P Nadda has launched a book “Modi: Shaping a Global Order in Flux” in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
  • This book is going to open a debate on how PM Modi has taken a decision which has changed India’s image worldwide. It’s necessary to understand what was the image of India before Modi ji came to power.
  • Book is forwarded by Union External Affair Minister S. Jaishankar. Editors are Sujan Chinoy, Vijay Chauthaiwala, and Uttam Kumar Sinha.

Recent Books

  • The Poverty of Political Economy : How Economics Abandoned the Poor – India- British Meghnad Desai
  • India’s Knowledge Supremacy: The New Dawn – Dr. Ashwin Fernandes
  • Coaching Beyond : My Days with the Indian Cricket Team’ – R. Kaushik & R. Sridhar
  • Irrfan Khan: A Life in Movies – Shubhra Gupta
  • Human Anatomy – written by Dr. Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi; released by Governor of MP
  • Njaan Sakshi’ (me as the witness) –  K.K. Abdul Gaffar( autobiography); released by MS Dhoni

Important day

22 February – World Scout Day

  • World Scout Day is observed every year on 22 February.
  • It is the birth anniversary of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of scouting and is also his wife Olave Baden-Powell’s birth anniversary.
  • The day is also celebrated as World Thinking Day across the world by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides/Girl Scouts and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
  • The Scouting movement began in the United Kingdom in 1907, more than a century ago.















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