Current Affairs Today 6th March 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 6th March 2023 Daily GK Update

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National News

Anurag Thakur launched Yuva Utsav

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur has launched the Yuva Utsava -India@2047 from IIT Ropar in Punjab.
  • He also launched the Dashboard of Yuva Utsava.
  • In the first phase by 31st March 2023, Yuva Utsava will be held in 150 Districts across the country to celebrate youth power.
  • The Yuva Utsav programs in the first phase are being hosted by schools and colleges of the districts, with broad-based participants/footfall from neighboring educational institutions apart from the Youth Volunteers and Members of Youth Club affiliated with NYKS.

Recent Inauguration by Anurag Thakur

  • Anurag Thakur flagged off Formula E-Championship in Hyderabad.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur launched mascot, theme song for 3rd edition of Khelo India Winter Games
  • Anurag Thakur launched the themes of the Y20 summit, logo, and website
  • Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the Sports Science Centre in Udupi, Karnataka.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur launched new dashboard for Khelo India

SC formed five-member expert committee to look into Hindenburg report

  • The Supreme Court has formed an expert committee headed by a former judge to investigate if there was a regulatory failure leading to investor losses after the adverse report by American short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani group of companies came out.
  • Former Supreme Court judge Abhay Manohar Sapre will head the committee.
  • The committee will comprise former State Bank of India chairman O P Bhatt, retired judge J P Devadhar, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, banking veteran K V Kamath, and Mumbai-based advocate Somashekhar Sundaresan as other members
  • The committee has been asked to submit its report in a sealed cover to the court within two months.
  • The Committee will also suggest measures to strengthen the statutory and/or regulatory framework and secure compliance with the existing framework for the protection of investors.

Recent Committee

  • Sports Ministry forms oversight committee to probe allegations in WFI – M C Mary Kom
  • Government formed Committee to protect Ladakh culture, language & employment – MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai
  • CJI constituted committee to conduct accessibility audit of SC premises – SC Judge S Ravindra Bhat.
  • Centre constituted a panel for Higher Educational Institutions – Dr K. Radhakrishnan
  • Government formed 5-member committee to review pharma marketing practices – V K Paul

MSME’s Industrial Exhibition and Fair inaugurated in Kota

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane have inaugurated the MSME’s Industrial Exhibition and Fair at Kota in Rajasthan.
  • The three-day fair is being organized by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • The objective of the Exhibition is to connect entrepreneurs and youth of the Hadoti region with innovations and develop their skill development and competence.
  • More than 300 MSME’s entrepreneurs from across the country are participating in the fair.

Amit Shah inaugurated Phase I of Bengaluru Safe City project

  • The Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah has inaugurated the first phase of the Bangalore Safe City Project in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • The project is envisaged under Nirbhaya Scheme at a cost of over Rs 496 crore to ensure the safety of women in Bengaluru city.
  • Under the project, audio-visual systems, drones, CCTVs, and emergency call boxes are installed in various parts of the city.
  • The Home Minister also inaugurated the Vijay Sankalpa Yatra of BJP in Bidar.

Recent Inauguration by Amit Shah

  • Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for National Forensic Sciences University in Karnataka.
  • Amit Shah inaugurated 120-feet-tall polo statue in Manipur
  • Amit Shah has laid the foundation stone of the Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI) at Devanahalli in Karnataka.
  • Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at Mandya, Karnataka
  • Amit Shah launched the Prahari app of the Border Security Force

Mauganj became the 53rd district of Madhya Pradesh

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to make Tehsil Mauganj of Rewa district the 53rd district of the state
  • It will have four tehsils – Mauganj, Hanumana, Naigarhi and Devtalab with a population of more than six lakhs.
  • Apart from this, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 738 crore, many of which are in Mauganj.
  • CM Chouhan also transferred an amount of Rs 605 crore as assistance to the bank accounts of 27,310 beneficiaries under the Sambal scheme.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital – Bhopal
  • Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel

Madhya Pradesh government launched Ladli Bahna scheme for women

  • Madhya Pradesh Government has launched the Ladli Bahna scheme under which each woman will be given one thousand rupees per month.
  • The scheme aims to increase the economic independence of women in the state, improving their health and nutritional status.
  • Under the scheme, Rs 1,000 per month will be deposited in the accounts of the native women of the state in the age group of 23 to 60 years.
  • The benefit of this scheme will be given only to women whose annual family income is less than Rs 2.5 lakh or who have less than five acres of land.

Recent Scheme/Campaign launched by Madhya Pradesh government

  • Chief Minister’s Residential Land Rights scheme
  • Ladli Laxmi 2.0 Scheme
  • Launchpad Scheme
  • Pankh abhiyan Scheme
  • Sickle Cell Mission
  • Mukhyamantri Awasiya Bhu-dhikar Yojana
  • Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojna
  • Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana
  • Urja Saksharta Abhiyan

Two-day Millet Mahotsav organised at Agra

  • A two-day Millet Mahotsav was organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries at Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The event was inaugurated by Minister of State for Law & Justice, Prof. SP Singh Baghel.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of food grains in India and accounted for about 18.89% share (58.32 million MT) in the country’s total food grain output in 2020-21. In the year 2019-20, the state of Uttar Pradesh produced 21,71,836.00 MT millet.
  • The different varieties of millets mainly produced in Uttar Pradesh include Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Kodo and Barnyard Millet.
  • In the Agra district, the millet varieties produced mainly include Sorghum and Pearl Millet. In the year 2019-20, Agra produced 99 MT of Sorghum and 2,93,964 MT of Pearl Millet.

About Uttar Pradesh

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

7th International Dharma Dhamma Conference in Bhopal

  • The President of India Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated the 7th International Dharma Dhamma Conference in Bhopal.
  • The Conference is being organized by the India Foundation in collaboration with Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies.
  • The theme of the Conference – Eastern Humanism for the New Era

President Murmu in News

  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated 2nd Indian Rice Congress at National Rice Research Center Institute (NRRI) in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • President Droupadi Murmu addressed the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in New Delhi on 31 January 2023.
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in Rajasthan
  • President Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated Samvidhan Udyan at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur, Rajsthan.
  • President Murmu lays foundation stone for PRASHAD project in Telangana

Banking and Financial

World Bank commits $1 billion to India for public healthcare infra

  • The World Bank and India have signed two complementary loans of $500 mn each to support and enhance the country’s healthcare infrastructure.
  • Through this combined financing of $1 billion (about Rs 8,200 crore), the World Bank will support India’s flagship Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), launched in October 2021.
  • The Ayushman Bharat mission looks at improving the public healthcare infrastructure across the country.
  • Both the loans are from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), having a final maturity of 18.5 years, including a grace period of 5 years.
  • One of the loans will prioritize health service delivery in 7 states.

About World Bank

  • Founded – 1944
  • Headquarters – Washington Dc
  • President – Ajay Banga
  • MD & CFO – Anshula Kant
  • Chief Economist – Carman Reinhart
  • Executive Director – Rajesh Khullar
  • Member Countries -189
  • World Bank Group – 5 (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA and ICSID)

Appointment and Resignation

Jishnu Barua appointed as new Chairperson of CERC

  • Jishnu Barua has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).
  • Barua was chief secretary of Assam from October 2020 to August 2022.
  • Prior to this, he had been additional chief secretary to Assam looking after various departments of the state from August 2017 to October 2020.
  • The CERC has been established by the government of India under the provisions of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998.

Recent Appointment

  • CEO of NITI Aayog – BVR Subrahmanyam (replaced P Iyer)
  • Coach of Indian boxing team -Dmitry Dmitruk
  • CMD of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) – Rajesh Rai
  • MD of Jaguar Land Rover India – VP Rajan Amba
  • Vice Chief of Army -MV Suchindra Kumar


Mirabai Chanu won BBC Indian Sportswoman of The Year for 2022

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the 2022 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award.
  • She becomes the first athlete to win the award twice in a row after winning for the year 2021.
  • BBC Para Sportswoman of the Year went to Bhavina Patel while Pritam Siwach was conferred with the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Boxer Nitu Ghanghas was chosen as the BBC Emerging Player of the Year.

Recent Awards

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 – Sajjan Jindal
  • Marconi Prize 2023 – Hari Balakrishnan
  • Kerala’s Akbar Kakkattil award – Subhash Chandran (for Samudrasila novel)
  • UNESCO Peace Prize in Ivory Coast – Angela Merkel
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award – Journalist A.B.K. Prasad


INS Trikand participated in International Maritime Exercise 2023

  • INS Trikand is participating in the International Maritime Exercise/ Cutlass Express 2023 (IMX/CE-23) being held in the Gulf region.
  • Participants from over 50 nations and international maritime agencies are participating in the exercise with the common aim of enhancing maritime security and keeping sea lanes in the region safe for maritime commerce.
  • IMX/CE-23 is one of the largest multinational maritime exercises in the world.
  • Earlier, in November 2022, INS Trikand had participated in the CMF-led Operation Sea Sword 2.
  • Participation in exercises like Sea Sword 2 and IMX/CE-23 enables the Indian Navy in strengthening relationships and enhancing interoperability and collective maritime capability with maritime partners in the IOR.

Recent Exercise

  • Indian Air Force to participate in Exercise Desert Flag VIII in UAE
  • India – Japan joint training exercise “Dharma Guardian” will be conducted at Camp Imazu in the Shiga province of Japan.
  • 6th edition of the joint exercise TARKASH’ has concluded in Chennai by the National Security Guard (NSG) and the US Special Operations Force (SOF).
  • Indan Army, IAF, and CAPFs conducted joint training exercise “Exercise Trishakti Prahar” in North Bengal.
  • The Indian Navy organized mega biennial tri-services amphibious ‘exercise AMPHEX 2023’ near Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.


Karnataka beat Meghalaya to win Santosh Trophy after 54 years

  • Karnataka defeated Meghalaya 3-2 in the final of the 76th National football championship also known as “the Hero Santosh Trophy” at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.
  • This is the first trophy for Karnataka, having previously won four times as the princely state of Mysore after a gap of 54 years (after 1968–69).
  • Meghalaya’s team reached the finals of this competition for the first time.
  • The last time they won the trophy as the princely state of Mysore.

Book and Author 

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya released a book, ‘India’s Vaccine Growth Story’

  • Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has released the book, ‘India’s Vaccine Growth Story- From Cowpox to Vaccine Maitri’, at World Book Fair in New Delhi.
  • The book is authored by Additional Secretary of Finance Ministry Sajjan Singh Yadav.
  • Dr Mandaviya has urged the writers to inculcate research-based documentation.
  • The book elaborates on India’s impressive achievement in developing, producing, and distributing COVID-19 vaccines.

Recent Books

  • Modi: Shaping a Global order in flux – JP Nadda
  • 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












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