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Daily Current Affairs 11th March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 11th March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 11th March 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 11th March 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National & International Appointments

1. Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) Announces New CEO

  • From 27th June 2023, Rohit Jawa will be the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL).
  • Currently, he holds the position of Chief of Transformation for Unilever and is slated for a 5-year term.
  • Sanjiv Mehta, who has been with HUL since 2013, will be succeeded by Jawa.
  • Jawa is also slated to be a part of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE).
  • The HUL, headquartered in Mumbai, stands as India’s premier fast-moving consumer goods entity.

Awards

2. India Grabs Honors at the ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards

  • The Ministry of Tourism of India has secured the Golden and Silver Stars at The International ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2023’ in the categories of ‘TV/Cinema Commercials International and Country International’ at ITB, Berlin.
  • Arvind Singh, the Secretary of Tourism, accepted the awards at ITB Berlin, a globally renowned annual tourism trade event.
  • The ‘Golden City Gate’ annual multimedia awards recognize excellence in tourism and hospitality.
  • This competition invites entries globally, encompassing nations, cities, regions, and hotels, with a panel of film and tourism specialists adjudicating the submissions.

Defence

3. Contract Signing with HAL for Six Dornier Aircraft

  • A ₹667 crore deal for six Dornier228 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been inked between the defence ministry and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  • This acquisition aims to augment IAF’s operational strength in isolated regions.
  • Dornier228 is a versatile aircraft, tailored for various transport purposes and maritime observation.
  • Besides serving the IAF in transit and communication roles, this model aids in the training of IAF’s transport pilots.
  • Additionally, the ministry has sealed another deal with Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) for three cadet training vessels, valued over ₹3,100 crore.

Recent MoUs

  • Adani Enterprises has collaborated with Ashok Leyland to pioneer Asia’s inaugural hydrogen-mining truck.
  • A partnership between Bharti Airtel and Nokia aims to introduce the first 5G immersion experience in India at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022.
  • NTPC has partnered with Italy’s Maire Technimont Pvt Ltd focusing on green methanol production.
  • An MoU between NTPC Limited and GE Power India Limited centers on reducing carbon emissions.
  • NTPC and GE Gas Power are collaborating on a project involving hydrogen cofiring in gas turbines.

Sports

4. Shaun Marsh of Australia Bids Adieu to First-class Cricket

  • Shaun Marsh, the former Australian opening batsman, has decided to retire from first-class cricket, concluding a 22-year association with Western Australia and playing 38 Test matches for Australia.
  • Marsh’s Test journey began in September 2011 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, accruing 2,265 runs, with notable scores comprising six tons and ten half-centuries.
  • At 17, Marsh entered first-class cricket in 2001. With his 40th birthday approaching in June, Marsh has represented Australia in every cricketing format, amassing over 12,000 first-class runs, highlighted by 32 centuries.
  • Additionally, he is Western Australia’s top scorer across all formats with 12,811 runs in 236 games.

Recent Player Retirements

  • Spain’s international footballer, Sergio Ramos.
  • Eoin Morgan, representing England, from all cricket formats.
  • Kamran Akmal of Pakistan, from all professional cricketing formats.
  • Aaron Finch, from Australia’s international cricket.
  • Raphael Varane of France, from international football.
  • Joginder Sharma of India, from all cricketing formats.
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