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Daily Current Affairs 22th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22th 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 22th January 2023 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to Host Republic Day Events

  • President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is announced as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2023.
  • India will welcome the Egyptian army detachment as part of the Republic Day parade.
  • During his three-day visit from January 24th to 222th, President el-Sisi is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, participate in the Republic Day festivities, and engage with business leaders.
  • President el-Sisi made a state visit to India in September 2016, following his participation in the third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015.
  • To mark 75 years of diplomatic ties between India and Egypt, a commemorative stamp will be released during his visit.

2. Pune Set to Have Asia’s Deepest Metro Station

  • The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) is set to audit a key segment of the Pune Metro in February, with clearances expected in March, as revealed by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro).
  • The Pune Civil Court station, located 33.1 meters below ground, is slated to be inaugurated as Asia’s deepest underground station.
  • Spanning 11.17 acres, this station, with multiple entry and exit points, is the largest in the Pune Metro system.
  • The station will be illuminated with natural light, with the tunnel roof standing at 95 feet above ground.

International News

3. Global Firepower Index 2023 Rankings

  • India stands at #4 in the Global Firepower Index 2023, following the United States, Russia, and China.
  • A total of 145 countries have been ranked based on their military strength in the index.
  • While the US leads the list, the Middle East and North Africa region acknowledges Turkey as their top power, ranked 11th globally.
  • Egypt and Iran are positioned 14th and 17th respectively on the global stage. Among Arab countries, Egypt boasts the strongest military, followed by Saudi Arabia which is 22nd globally.
  • Algeria is the foremost North African nation in terms of military strength, holding the 222th spot globally.

4. World Bank’s Projection on Pakistan’s Economy

  • The World Bank’s recent study indicates that Pakistan’s economy is set to grow by only 2% in 2023, marking a decline from earlier 2022 projections.
  • Factors such as unprecedented flooding, decreasing international trade, food shortages, and poverty are contributing to the downturn.
  • The GDP growth rate for Pakistan is projected to rise to 3.2% in 2024, which is still below the prior estimate of 4.2%.
  • The World Bank, established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is currently headed by President David Malpass and Managing Director Anshula Kant.

Science

5. BharOS: Indigenous Mobile OS by IIT Madras

  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has incubated the development of BharOS, an indigenous mobile operating system.
  • BharOS is marketed as a secure platform and a step forward in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.
  • Users can access a secure set of applications from their organization’s PASS (Personal App Store Service) via BharOS, ensuring the downloaded apps meet security and privacy standards.
  • At present, BharOS solutions are extended to organizations that handle sensitive data and require private cloud connectivity through private 5G networks.

Sports

6. Hashim Amla Announces Retirement

  • South African cricketer Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Amla’s last match was for Surrey in the 2022 County Championship.
  • He had earlier retired from international cricket post the 2019 World Cup.
  • With 27 centuries in ODIs, Amla holds the record for the second-highest run-scorer in South Africa’s Test history.
  • He remains the only South African batsman to have scored 300 runs in a single Test match.

7. Recent Retirements in Professional Sports

  • Hugo Lloris, the keeper for the France National Team, has retired.
  • Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, South African cricketer Farhaan Behardien, and French footballer Karim Benzema have also announced their retirements.
  • Ben Stokes, representing England in ODIs, Dinesh Ramdin from the West Indies Cricket Team, Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh, Lendl Simmons from West Indies, and Eoin Morgan of England are among other notable retirements.
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