Current Affairs Today 8th March 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2023 Daily GK Update

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 National News

Ashwini Vaishnaw released ‘Go Green, Go Organic’ cover for Sikkim

  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and four Sikkim ministers has released a unique cover of the Department of Posts, ‘Go Green, Go Organic’ for Sikkim.
  • Special cover on ‘Go Green, Go Organic’ released for World’s first organic state Sikkim.
  • The special cover is a testament to the state’s achievements in organic farming and progress and a reminder of the importance of sustainable development for the entire country.
  • The union minister thanked Department of Posts for this release and congratulated Sikkim State for its achievements of becoming the first state of the world to get recognized as an Organic state by the World Book of Records (London).

About Sikkim

  • Capital – Gangtok
  • Chief Minister – Prem Singh Tamang
  • Governor – Lakshman Prasad Acharya

Ashwini Vaishnaw in News

  • Mansukh Mandaviya and Ashwini Vaishnaw flagged off Jan Aushadhi train as part of the week-long celebrations to commemorate the scheme.
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated the ‘SemiconIndia Conference of Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Ecosystem in New Delhi
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated AMRPTEX 2023 in Maidan, Delhi.
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw launched ‘Digital Payments Utsav’ in New Delhi
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw launched ‘Stay Safe Online’ Campaign
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Entrepreneurship Cell at C-DOT Campus, Delhi

Delhi international airport among cleanest in Asia-Pacific: ACI


  • According to the Airport Council International (ACI), Delhi International Airport has been ranked among the cleanest airports in Asia-Pacific.
  • The airport service quality award is based on passenger surveys carried out to rate customer satisfaction on the day of travel.
  • The surveys cover over 30 performance indicators across key elements of a passenger’s airport experience such as ease of finding your way, check-in, shopping, and dining offerings.
  • According to ACI, 144 awards have been won by 75 airports globally based on over 465,000 surveys collected in 2022.

Uttarakhand to launch self-employment scheme for single women

  • Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhamihas announced the launch of Mukhyamantri Ekal Mahila Swarozgar Yojana in the state at the end of Women Empowerment and Safety Week.
  • Women in remote villages of the state are giving impetus to the rural economy through self-help groups.
  • Dhami also highlighted legislation passed by his government to grant 30 percent reservation in public services to women domiciled in Uttarakhand.

About Uttarakhand

  • Capital – Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
  • Chief Minister – Pushkar Singh Dhami
  • Governor – Gurmit Singh

Dharmendra Pradhan launched new BS course at IIT Madras

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the four-year Bachelor Science Degree in Electronic Systems at IIT Madras.
  • The new BS in Electronic Systems course will be delivered online.
  • The key objective of the programme is to meet the significant and growing demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in India
  • Unlike other undergraduate courses offered by the institute, candidates can take admission to this one without appearing in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

Dharmendra Pradhan in News

  • Dharmendra Pradhan chaired the 3rd meeting of the steering committee of National Skill Development Mission In New Delhi
  • Dharmendra Pradhan released the book ‘India: The Mother of Democracy’
  • Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated ‘Baji Rout National Football Tournament
  • Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s second Srijagannath Rashtriya Adarsh Veda Vidyalaya

Appointment and Resignation

Conrad Sangma sworn-in as Meghalaya Chief Minister

  • National People’s Party president, Conrad K Sangma has taken oath as the chief minister of Meghalaya for the second consecutive term.
  • Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar took oath as deputy chief ministers.
  • Governor Phagu Chauhan has administered the oath of office to Sangma.
  • The sworn-in ceremony was attended by PM Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and home minister Amit Shah.
  • While Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)’s Neiphiu Rio will take oath as Nagaland chief minister.

About Meghalaya

  • Capital – Shillong
  • Chief Minister – Conrad Kongkal Sangma
  • Governor – Phagu Chauhan

Savlon India names Sachin Tendulkar as world’s first ‘Hand Ambassador’

  • Savlon Swasth India has announced Sachin Tendulkar as the World’s First ‘Hand Ambassador’ to inspire billions to wash their hands.
  • The campaign features a series of films featuring Sachin Tendulkar’s Hand as their chief protagonist – bringing the importance of hand hygiene to everyone’s notice.
  • ITC’s Savlon Swasth India Mission has been at the forefront, seeding behavioural change towards hand hygiene through innovative experiences and initiatives.
  • Started in 2016, the Savlon Swasth India Mission program is run by ITC Limited.

Recent Brand Ambassador

  • Ayushmann Khurrana – UNICEF’s National Ambassador for Child Rights
  • Yastika Bhatia & Renuka Singh Thakur – Hyundai Motor India Ltd
  • Harmanpreet Kaur – Puma India
  • Nikhat Zareen – NMDC (National miner company)
  • Smriti Mandhana – Herbalife Nutrition
  • Sourav Ganguly – Jahaan Bandhan, Wahaan Trust campaign (Bandhan Bank)
  • Anushka Sharma – Puma India
  • Deepika Padukone – American furniture retailer Pottery Barn
  • Virat Kohli – Wearables martwatch leader Noise
  • Prasoon Joshi – Uttarakhand State


Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix

  • Red Bull’s driver, Max Verstappen has won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix 2023, held at Bahrain International Circuit.
  • He defeated Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, who placed second in the race.
  • Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin’s driver) placed third followed by C. Sainz Jr. (Ferrari’s driver).
  • It was the first time he had won in Bahrain and also the first time he had triumphed in a Formula One opener.

Important day

7 March – Jan Aushadhi Diwas

  • India has celebrated the Jan Aushadhi Diwas on March 7 every year since 2019.
  • The day is the culmination of a week-long event that begins on March 1.
  • The day is marked in order to promote awareness about generic medicines and how they can be helpful for millions across the country.
  • Theme 2023 – Jan Aushadhi – Sasti bhi Acchi bhi
  • The Jan Aushadi Diwas was launched on 7 March 2019, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

8 March – International Women’s Day

  • International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March every year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all around the world.
  • The day also focuses on a call to action for accelerating gender parity and setting agendas and goals in achieving these targets.
  • The theme for this year’s Women’s Day, according to the United Nations is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”
  • It was in 1945 that the Charter of the United Nations became the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men.
  • During International Women’s Year in 1975, the UN celebrated its first official International Women’s Day.



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