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Daily Current Affairs 17th March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17th March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17th 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 17th March 2023 Current affairs test.


Science & Technology

1. NASA’s New Spacesuit for Moon Mission Unveiled

  • NASA has presented an advanced spacesuit designed for the upcoming mission to the Moon.
  • The suit is tailored with specific features that will aid astronauts in their scientific research on the Moon.
  • The design of the prototype is improved to accommodate female astronauts more effectively.
  • The aim is to have this revised spacesuit ready for the Artemis III lunar mission scheduled for 2025.
  • Ensuring the suit fits well is essential to safeguard astronauts from undue exhaustion and potential injuries.

2. Government Funds Gaganyaan Mission with Rs. 9023 Crore

  • The authorities have earmarked Rs. 9023 Crore for the realization of the objectives set for the Gaganyaan mission.
  • The mission’s goal is to showcase the capacity for human spaceflight to Low Earth Orbit and ensure a safe return.
  • Indigenous technologies, such as Human-rated launch vehicle, Life Support System, and Crew Training, are being developed by ISRO.
  • This was shared in the Lok Sabha by the Union MoS, S&T, Dr. Jitendra Singh.


3. India Participates in Sea Dragon Exercise 2023

  • The USA is hosting the third iteration of the Sea Dragon exercises, spanning from March 15-30, 2023.
  • This exercise emphasizes a coordinated, multilateral approach to antisubmarine warfare, specifically for long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft.
  • The Indian Navy is partaking with its P8I aircraft, which touched down in Guam, USA on March 14, 2023.
  • Alongside India, other participating nations include the US Navy, Japan, Canada, and South Korea with their respective aircraft.

National & International Appointments

4. KR Parvathy Becomes UN Resident Coordinator for Tajikistan

  • The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has named Kavilmadam Ramaswami Parvathy of India as the UN Resident Coordinator for Tajikistan.
  • Her previous roles include prominent positions in the World Food Programme in both Turkey and Afghanistan.
  • With over three decades in the humanitarian and development arenas, her expertise covers a range of areas from strategic planning to conflict resolution.

Important Day

5. National Immunisation Day Commemorated on 16 March

  • Every 16 March, India celebrates National Immunization Day to raise awareness about the critical role vaccines play in public health.
  • The day also marks the nation’s victory over polio.
  • It was on this day in 1995 that India began its Pulse Polio Programme by administering the first oral polio vaccine, a pivotal step in eradicating the disease from the nation.

National Affairs

6. Tripling of Solar Energy Capacity in India

  • The Union Minister of Renewable Energy & Power, R. K. Singh, updated the Lok Sabha about the surge in solar projects. As of 28.02.2023, projects worth 64,380 MW have been initiated.
  • Over the past five years, there’s been a staggering 197% growth in solar capacity, soaring from 21,651 MW to 64,380 MW.
  • The government’s ambition is to reach an installed capacity of 500 GW from non-fossil sources by 2030, of which around 270 GW will be from solar.
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