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Daily Current Affairs 10th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10th February 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 10th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

Science & Technology

1. ISRO’s Successful SSLV-D2 Second Developmental Launch

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) celebrated a successful launch of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle’s (SSLV-D2) second developmental flight on February 10, 2023, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The mission carried three satellites: EOS-07, Janus-1, and AzaadiSAT-2.
  • During its inaugural developmental flight launched from SDSC on February 7, 2022, the SSLV faced a setback.
    • Setback Cause: A minor vibration disturbance affected the equipment bay deck.

National News

2. Record-High Foreign Remittances to India

  • India received an unprecedented influx of USD 89,127 million in foreign inward remittances, marking a new annual record.
  • Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, the Union Minister of State for Finance, confirmed this in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha.
  • For perspective, remittances stood at USD 69,129 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year and have witnessed a steady growth since.
  • Most of these remittances channeled through Authorized Dealer (ADs) banks originated from countries including the United States (23.4%), the UAE (18%), the UK (6.8%), Singapore (5.7%), and Saudi Arabia (5.1%).

National & International Appointments

3. Appointment of Two Judges to the Supreme Court

  • The government has ratified the appointments of Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar to the Supreme Court.
  • This replenishment restores the Supreme Court to its full strength of 34 judges.
  • About the judges: Justice Rajesh Bindal had been serving as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, while Justice Aravind Kumar was the Chief Justice at the Gujarat High Court.
  • Moreover, the government recently inducted five other judges: Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, PV Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, and Manoj Misra.

Summits & Conferences

4. Dubai Gears Up for Gender Balance and Women in Govt Forums

  • The imminent World Government Summit in Dubai, set for 13-15 February 2023, will incorporate both the Gender Balance Forum and the Women in Government Forum.
  • Themes for the events are:
    • Women in Government Forum: “Ready for Leadership: Shaping the Agenda for the Future.”
    • World Government Summit 2023: “Shaping Future Governments.”
  • The aim is to gather leaders from various backgrounds to exchange insights and ideas.
  • Additionally, the forums will concentrate on innovative techniques to promote gender equality and amplify women’s roles in leadership.

Important Dates

5. Commemorating World Pulses Day 2023 on February 10th

  • The annual World Pulses Day, observed on February 10, accentuates the health and environmental benefits of pulses, positioning them as fundamental components of sustainable food systems.
  • The theme for 2023 is: “Pulses for a Sustainable Future.”
  • The United Nations General Assembly recognized the importance of pulses in 2013.
  • In addition, the UN celebrated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).
  • In 2019, the UNGA officially earmarked February 10 as World Pulses Day.
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