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Daily Current Affairs 23rd March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23rd March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23rd 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 23rd March 2023 Current affairs test.

 

Sports News

1. Sarabjot Singh Clinches Gold at ISSF World Cup

  • Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh triumphed in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup 2023, held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, by clinching the gold medal.
  • Another Indian contender, Varun Tomar, showcased skill, securing a bronze in the same event.
  • In the women’s category, Li Xue from China bagged gold, while Doreen Vennekamp of Germany and Qian Wei of China secured silver and bronze respectively.

National News

2. Ranveer Singh Crowned India’s Top Celebrity of 2022

  • Ranveer Singh has been named India’s foremost celebrity for the year 2022 by Kroll, with a remarkable brand valuation of $181.7 million, overshadowing Virat Kohli, who is now second at $176.9 million.
  • Akshay Kumar and Alia Bhatt persist in third and fourth places respectively, while Deepika Padukone has settled in the fifth spot.
  • Other celebrities making it to the top 10 include Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, MS Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar.

Banking and Financial News

3. India Eyes 7% Economic Growth, Says Finance Ministry

  • Despite global tribulations, the Finance Ministry forecasts a 7% economic escalation for India in the 2023 financial year.
  • The prediction finds its footing in diverse factors like escalating service exports, dwindling oil prices, and a dip in import-driven consumption demand.
  • Moreover, a contraction in India’s current account deficit is anticipated for the fiscal years 23 and 24.

Science News

4. Asia’s Largest Liquid Mirror Telescope Inaugurated in Devasthal, Uttarakhand

  • The Union Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh, unveiled Asia’s largest 4-meter International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) at Devasthal in Uttarakhand.
  • Stationed at an altitude of 2450 meters, the ILMT, residing within the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences’ campus, marks a monumental step for Indian astronomy.
  • The ILMT, utilizing a 4-meter diameter mirror crafted from a liquid mercury layer, stands as India’s premier telescope intended solely for astronomical exploration.
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh has also engaged in other significant initiatives like launching research grant portals, inaugurating conferences, and introducing the “Geospatial Hackathon”.

Important Days

5. Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Diwas) Commemorated on 23rd March

  • 23rd March, known as Martyrs’ Day or Shaheed Diwas, is dedicated to honoring the supreme sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Shivram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, who were martyred by the British rulers.
  • The day, marking their 92nd death anniversary this year, is a solemn remembrance of their bravery and sacrifice for India’s freedom.
  • India observes multiple Martyrs’ Days, with 23rd March and 30th January being notably significant.

6. World Meteorological Day Observed on 23rd March 2023

  • World Meteorological Day, celebrated on 23rd March, marks the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950.
  • It serves as a medium to amplify awareness concerning weather, climate, and water challenges, inspiring communities globally to undertake action.
  • The theme for 2023 delves into understanding the intergenerational impacts of variations in weather, climate, and water.

Obituaries

7. Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath Passes Away

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  • Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath, renowned for his pivotal reconnaissance missions during the wars in 1962 and 1965 over Tibet and Pakistan, has passed away.
  • His valor during combat earned him the Maha Vir Chakra, honoring his dedicated service to the nation.
  • After retiring in 1970, he transitioned to a commercial pilot role with Air India, continuing his journey in the skies.
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