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Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16th January 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 16th January 2023 Current affairs test.

Honours & Awards

1. Miss USA Crowned at the 71st Miss Universe Pageant

  • R’Bonney Gabriel, representing the United States, won the “Miss USA” title at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans. She will represent the U.S. at the next Miss Universe competition.
  • She is the first Filipina American to clinch the Miss USA title. Apart from being a beauty queen, Gabriel is a model, fashion designer, and sewing trainer who places humanitarian issues at the forefront of her work.
  • Both Andrena Martínez of the Dominican Republic and Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela secured the second position.

2. The Critics’ Choice Awards 2023

  • TV: Best Actor went to Bob Odenkirk for “Better Call Saul” and Best Actress to Zendaya for “Euphoria”.
  • Film: Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for “The Whale” while Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for “Tár”. “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once” directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert bagged the award for Best Film.
  • India’s “RRR”, directed by SS Rajamouli, clinched the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Song for “Naatu Naatu”.

3. Digital Impact Awards 2023 by The DNPA

    • The Digital Networking and Publishing Association (DNPA) announced the winners of its 8th annual Digital Impact Awards 2023.
    • Awards were granted in various categories such as:
  • The CoWIN Health App for healthcare excellence.
  • Applications Poshan Tracker and Himmat Plus for their contribution to women and children’s well-being.
  • DigiLocker for streamlining lifestyle.
  • PMJDY for its role in economic system modifications.
  • DIKSHA for its contribution to education.
  • CAMPA, ranked sixth globally, for environment protection.


4. Passing of Mukarram Jah, Ninth Nizam of Hyderabad

  • Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the ninth official Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away at 89 and was laid to rest in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Born on October 6, 1933, in France to Prince Azam Jah and Princess Durru Shehvar, he was the grandson of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur. He assumed the title of Asaf Jah the Eighth on April 6, 1967.

Summits & Conferences

5. World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023

  • The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum commenced on January 16 and is scheduled to conclude on January 20, 2023, in Davos, Switzerland.
  • The theme for the 53rd annual gathering is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”, aiming to address global critical issues and foster innovative solutions.
  • Topics of discussion span across sectors including energy, climate change, employment, tourism, health, technology, and banking.

National Affairs

6. Doppler Weather Radar System Integration by 2023

  • On the 148th Foundation Day of the Indian Meteorological Department, India’s Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh, declared that India will be completely integrated into a Doppler Weather Radar system by 2023.
  • This integration will enhance meteorological observation capabilities and particularly benefit farmers, who significantly contribute to the national economy.
  • Proactive initiatives by IMD will see the radar network count rise from 15 in 2013 to 37 by 2023.
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