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TSPSC Group 2 & Group 3 Current Affairs: Regional, National & International- Part 1
Topic 1: Statue of Prosperity
Q) Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the “Statue of Prosperity” in Karnataka, this is 108 meter-long bronze statue of?
Explanation: “Statue of Prosperity” is a 108-meter bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru of Karnataka.
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda is the founder of Bengaluru and an important chieftain in the Vijayanagara Empire. The Statue of Prosperity is sculpted by the same mastermind behind the Statue of Unity, Ram V. Sutar.
Topic 2: Yudh Abhyas Excercise
Q) Recently Which Edition of Yudh Abhyas exercise between India and US was conducted in December 2022 in Uttarakhand
Explanation: Yudh Abhyas, a bilateral military exercise was recently concluded in Uttarakhand. This is the 18th Edition of the Yudh Abhyas, the previous edition was conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA).
Relevant topic: Military Exercise Garuda is between Indian Air Force and the French Air and Space Force. Recently the 7th edition of Garuda was conducted at Jodhpur in November 2022. The 26th Edition of Malabar between India and Japan started on November 15th and concluded on December 18th.
Topic 3: Vikram-S India’s First Private Space Launch Vehicle
Q) India’s first privately build space launch vehicle Vikram-S was authorized by IN-SPACe, this rocket belongs to which Hyderabad-based private space start-up?
Explanation: Vikram-S is India’s first privately designed and developed space launch vehicle by Skyroot Aerospace, a Hyderabad-based space start-up.
Topic 4: Chief Guest at Republic Day 2023
Q) Who is invited to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day Celebrations in 2023
Explanation: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, is invited by India to be the chief guest at Republic Day Celebrations on January 26, 2023.
Topic 5: Lula Da Silva, a peanut vendor to the presidency.
Q) Recently Lula Da Silva was elected as the president of which country?
Explanation: Lula Da Silva was elected as the new president of Brazil. He comes from a very poor family of farmers and worked as a peanut vendor and shoeshiner, his getting elected as the president of Brazil is a piece of noteworthy news.
Topic 6: An Indian Environmentalist bags the UN’s Champions of the Earth Award
Q) Indian Environmentalist got the U.N. Environment Programme’s 2022 Champions of the Earth Award, who is she?
Explanation: Purnima Devi Barman, who leads the all-women group ‘Hargila Army’ for protecting the Greater Adjutant Stork from extinction, is awarded the highest environmental award Champions of the Earth Award 2022
Topic 7: Harimau Shakti Military Exercise 2022
Q) Harimai Shakti is a bilateral military exercise between India and which country?
Explanation: Harimau Shakti is a bilateral military exercise between India and Malaysia
Topic 8: World’s most expensive drug costs 3.5 million dollars a dose
Q) US FDA approved Hemgenix drug that costs 3.5 million dollars per dose, this drug is used to treat which disease?
Explanation: Hemgenix is the world’s costliest drug that is used to treat the genetic disorder Hemophilia(bleeding disorder)
Topic 9: Lionel Messi and BYJU’s
Q) Who is roped in as the brand ambassador for BYJU’s social impact initiative Education for All recently?
Explanation: Lionel Messi recently signed with BYJU’s as the brand ambassador for the Education for All initiative of the company. BYJU’s is also the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Topic 10: National Tribal Dance Festival 2022
Q) National Tribal Dance Festival 2022 was organized in this city?
Explanation: National Tribal Dance Festival 2022 was organized from 1-3 November 2022 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The event took place at Science College in Raipur. Tribal artists from 28 states, 7 union territories, and 10 countries participated in the event. Chhattisgarh’s CM Baghel inaugurated the event while wearing the iconic Bison Maria Tribal headgear.
Topic 11: Wangala – 100 Drums Festival?
Q) Wangala – 100 Drums Festival belongs to which state?
Explanation: Wangala Festival, aka, 100 Drums Festival, is the most famous festival in the state of Meghalaya. Wangala is a post-harvest festival from the northeast state of Meghalaya celebrated every year in the month of November when their harvesting season ends in the hills.
Another noteworthy festival from the state of Meghalaya that happened in the month of November is Rising Sun Water Fest, a unique fest in NE to encourage water sports in the region.
Important National Days to Remember in January 2023 for TSPSC Group 2 and Group 3 Exams
January 9 – NRI Day (Non-Resident Indians Day)
January 12- National Youth Day( Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda)
January 15- Army Day
January 24- National Girl Child Day
January 25- National Tourism Day
January 26- Republic Day
January 30- Martyrs Day
Topic 12: Tokhü Emong Bird Count’ Event
Q) Where was the Tokhü Emong Bird Count’ event organized?
Explanation: Tokhü Emong Bird Count’( TEBC) event was organized in the North East region to promote the conservation of birds in the region. It was organized in Nagaland in the month of November.
Tokhü Emong is a post-harvest festival of the Lotha Nagas, the event was named after this festival of Naga tribes.
Topic 13: Mangarh Dham declared as a National Monument?
Q) Mangarh Dham was recently declared a Nationa Monument, where is it located?
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared the Mangarh Dham a National Monument. Mangarh Dham is located in the Banswara district of Rajasthan. The story behind Mangarh Dham is interesting. During the freedom struggle the Bills along with other tribals fought with Bitishers near Mangarh hill, where more than 1500 tribal people lost their lives. Mangarh Dham is a memorial for these tribal martyrs who fought against British oppression and sacrificed their lives.
Topic 14: Athletes Commission of IOA
Q) Who got elected as Chair Person of the Athletes Commission of the Indian Olympics Association?
Explanation: Mary Kom was elected as the Chair Person of the Athletes Commission of the Indian Olympics Association (IOA). Mary Kom is an Olympic Medalist and won the women’s boxing championship 6 times.
Topic 15: Niveshak Didi
Q) India’s first floating financial literacy camp ‘Niveshak Didi’ was organized by?
Explanation: India’s first floating financial literacy camp ‘Niveshak Didi’ was organized by India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) on Dal Lake. Niveshak Didi is focused on promoting financial literacy among women with the theme ‘By the women, For the women’ in collaboration with Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority( Ministry of Union Corporate Affairs)
Topic 16: Indian Biological Data Center
Q) Indian Biological Data Center is located at?
Explanation: Recently India opened its first national repository of life sciences data- the Indian Biological Data Center- at Faridabad, Haryana.
Topic 17: Climate Change Performance Index 2023
Q) What is India’s Rank in the recently released Climate Change Performance Index 2023?
Explanation: Climate Change Performance Index 2023 was released by NGO Germanwatch and the New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network. India is ranked 8th out of 63 countries, this is higher than the previous report by 2 spots for India. The report states that no country performed well enough to put them in the top three positions, hence top 3 spots are left empty. Denmark at 4th rank is the highest of all the countries.
Topic 18: Natasa Pirc Musar
Q) Which country elected its first female president Natasa Pirc Musar in 2022?
Explanation: Natasa Pirc Musar is the first elected female president of Slovenia. She won the election in 2022 with a total vote share of 54% making her the first female president of Slovenia.
Topic 19: Mangrove Alliance for Climate(MAC)
Q) Mangrove Alliance for Climate was launched at UN Climate Summit in 2022 in which country?
Explanation: Mangrove Alliance for Climate(MAC) launched at the COP27 event of the UN Climate Summit in Sharm El Sheikh, a city in Egypt. The alliance is formed with the objective of rising awareness of the importance of Mangroves in fighting climate change.
Topic 20: RBI’s Digital Rupee
Q) Reserve Bank of India recently launched the country’s first digital currency, the e-Rupee. The first transaction using the e-rupee was done by which banks?
Explanation: India’s first digital currency e-Rupee was launched by the Reserve Bank of India in November 2022. State Bank of India(SBI) and Bank of Baroda(BoB) are the two banks that made the first transaction using the e-Rupee.
Note: Digital currency e-Rupee is not Cryptocurrency
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