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Daily Current Affairs 20th April 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20th April 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 20th April 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 20th April 2023 Current affairs test.


Domestic Updates

1. Kerala’s Pioneering Water Management Initiative

  • Kerala has rolled out an innovative water budget to combat potential water shortages during the summer, becoming the first state to implement such a measure.
  • The initial phase will cover 94 gram panchayats and 15 block panchayats.
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan introduced the Public Water Budget while also launching the third phase of the Ini Njan Ozhukatte project, which focuses on revitalizing irrigation channels in the Western Ghats.
  • The water budget, first proposed in 2019, is formulated based on the state’s water consumption and availability metrics.
  • With the restoration of hundreds of water bodies completed, the next phase will employ satellite data to assess the status of water bodies across 230 gram panchayats. The first two phases successfully rejuvenated approximately 7,290 km of irrigation channels.

Global Developments

2. India Tops the Population Chart

  • The United Nations reveals that India, with a population of 142.86 crore, has overtaken China (142.57 crore) as the most populous country.
  • This achievement marks the first time India has led the UN’s population rankings since 1950.
  • About a quarter of India’s population is below 14 years of age, 68% are between 15-64 years, and 7% are aged above 65.
  • Forecasts from multiple sources suggest that India’s population could peak at 165 crore in about 30 years before witnessing a decline.

Career Movements in National & Global Spheres

3. Leadership Revamp at Tata Electronics

  • Dr. Randhir Thakur has been appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd (TEPL).
  • He has held significant positions at global giants like Intel, Applied Materials Inc., SanDisk Corp, and Micron Technology Inc. in the past.

Sports Bulletins

4. Chennai to Host 2023 Men’s Hockey Asian Champions Trophy

  • Chennai has been chosen as the venue for the Men’s Hockey Asian Champions Trophy in 2023.
  • The tournament will act as a precursor to the Asian Games hockey event scheduled later in Hangzhou, China.

5. Gary Ballance Announces Retirement from Cricket

  • Former England batsman Gary Ballance has retired from all forms of cricket.
  • After relocating to Zimbabwe, his birthplace, he represented the country in several international matches.
  • Over his career, Ballance played for both Zimbabwe and England, accumulating impressive stats and memorable performances.

6. Argentina to Host Under-20 FIFA World Cup

  • Argentina has been chosen to host the under-20 FIFA World Cup, succeeding Indonesia.
  • FIFA rescinded Indonesia’s hosting rights after a scheduled draw in Bali was canceled due to political tensions.
  • Argentina aims to co-host the 2030 World Cup finals along with Uruguay, Chile, and Paraguay.

Significant Day

7. Chinese Language Day Observance

  • The United Nations is set to mark its 13th Chinese Language Day on April 20th, 2023, celebrating “Chinese Wisdom for a Green World”.
  • The day honors Cangjie, the legendary creator of Chinese characters, and the associated folklore.
  • Chinese has grown in importance within the UN since its adoption as an official and working language.
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