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Daily Current Affairs 1st March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1st March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1st 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 1st March 2023 Current affairs test.


National & International Appointments

1. Rajesh Malhotra Appointed Principal DG of PIB

  • Rajesh Malhotra, a senior IIS officer from the 1989 batch, has assumed the role of Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) starting from March 1, 2023.
  • He takes over from Satyendra Prakash, who retired on February 28, 2023.
  • Rajesh Malhotra has a significant background in media and communication, with a notable 21-year tenure at the Election Commission of India (ECI) from 1996 to 2017.
  • Additionally, Priya Kumar has been named as the Director General of Doordarshan News (DD News), succeeding Mayank Agrawal.

National News

2. Deakin University to Establish Campus in India

  • Deakin University from Australia has received approval from the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) to establish a campus in Gujarat’s GIFT City.
  • This achievement marks Deakin as the first foreign university to gain approval for setting up a campus in India.

International News

3. UPI Cross-Border Connectivity to Extend Beyond Singapore

  • Following the successful launch of cross-border real-time digital payments with Singapore, experts anticipate the expansion of India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to include countries like the UAE, Mauritius, and Indonesia.
  • Singapore was the inaugural country to experience cross-border Person-to-Person (P2P) payments through UPI.

4. Bola Tinubu Elected President of Nigeria

  • Bola Tinubu, the candidate from Nigeria’s ruling party, has been elected as the country’s new president in the presidential election held on March 1, 2023.
  • Tinubu, associated with the ‘All Progressive Congress Party,’ secured victory in his first attempt, becoming Nigeria’s fifth president since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999.

5. Vietnam Elects Vo Van Thuong as President

  • Vietnam’s National Assembly has elected Vo Van Thuong as the new President of the country in a reshuffle of top leadership amid an anti-graft campaign.
  • Thuong’s election followed the sudden resignation of his predecessor Nguyen Xuan Phuc in January.

Science & Technology

6. ISRO’s Successful Flight Test of Cryogenic Engine for Chandrayan-3

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has conducted a successful flight acceptance hot test of the CE20 cryogenic engine, which will power the Cryogenic Upper Stage of the LVM3 launch vehicle for the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
  • This marks a significant milestone in India’s third moon mission.

Important Days

7. World Civil Defence Day (March 1, 2023)

  • World Civil Defence Day, observed on March 1st, serves to raise awareness about the importance of civil defence measures in safeguarding people and their assets from natural disasters, accidents, and other emergencies.
  • The theme for 2023 is “Uniting the world’s leading specialists for the safety and security of future generations.”

8. Zero Discrimination Day (March 1, 2023)

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  • Zero Discrimination Day commences on the first day of March each year and aims to promote equality under the law and in practice across all United Nations member countries.
  • Discrimination persists globally, despite the existence of anti-discrimination laws in many nations. The theme for 2023 is “Save lives: Decriminalise.”
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