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

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



1. Neeraj Chopra Tops Global Men’s Javelin Throw Rankings

  • The recent standings from World Athletics reveal that Olympic gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra, is now leading the global charts in men’s javelin throw, accumulating 1455 points.
  • Following him are Anderson Peters from Grenadian, Jakub Vadlejch, and Julian Weber.
  • Neeraj created history as the first Indian to secure a gold in track and field during the Tokyo Olympics.
  • In 2023, he clinched victory at the Diamond League in Doha, registering a world-best throw of 88.67m.


2. The Inauguration of the India-US Education and Skill Development Working Group

  • A collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the US Department of State has given rise to the India-US Working Group dedicated to Education and Skill Development.
  • Their mission is to foster greater ties and collaboration in the sectors of education and skill development.
  • Key areas of discussion for the group include vocational training, certification processes, collaborations between higher educational institutions of both nations, and partnership opportunities with the corporate sector.


3. Naval Drill AL MOHED AL HINDI 2023 sees India & Saudi Arabia Collaborate

  • INS TARKASH alongside INS SUBHADRA have docked in Saudi Arabia, marking their participation in the naval drill named AL MOHED AL HINDI 2023.
  • The training involves naval teams from both India and Saudi Arabia, emphasizing coordinated operations.
  • The maiden edition of this exercise took place in 2021.
  • The exercise includes diverse operations both onshore and offshore. INS SUBHADRA, a Sukanya class patrol ship, has previously been instrumental in tests related to the Dhanush ballistic missile, including its launch platforms.

Recent Drills

  • The Indian Army participated in Exercise Jal Rahat alongside Gajraj, focusing on flood relief at Hagrama Bridge in Assam.
  • The naval forces of India and Indonesia engaged in the 4th Samudra Shakti-23 drill in Batam, Indonesia.
  • The inaugural Maritime Exercise saw India and ASEAN nations collaborate, with operations in Changi Naval Base, Singapore, and the South China Sea.
  • India & UK armies took part in the 7th Ajeya Warrior 2023 drill in Salisbury Plains, UK.
  • NATO organized the “Locked Shields” 2023, a cyber-defense drill, in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Indian Air Force collaborated with Greece’s Hellenic Air Force in Ex INIOCHOS-23 at Andravida Air Base, Greece.

Banking & Finance

4. Bond Investment Made Easier by Paytm Money

  • Paytm Money has rolled out a sophisticated bond platform, designed specifically for Indian retail investors.
  • This new feature will demystify the process of debt investment for individual users.
  • Available bonds on the platform include government, corporate, and tax-free bonds.
  • The platform presents a comprehensive overview, offering details on yield vs coupon, clean vs dirty prices, coupon frequencies, and record dates.

Significant Days

5. World Turtle Day Celebrated on May 23

  • Annually, May 23rd is marked as World Turtle Day, drawing attention to the conservation needs of turtles and tortoises and the preservation of their habitats globally.
  • The day serves as a call to action for public, authorities, policymakers, and governments to curb illegal trade involving turtles.
  • Initiated by the American Tortoise Rescue organization in 2000, the non-profit was established in Malibu, California, in 1990 by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson.

6. Recognizing International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23

  • The 23rd of May is designated as the day to raise global awareness about obstetric fistula, emphasizing its preventable nature and treatment possibilities.
  • It serves as a global platform to champion the cause of enhanced maternal healthcare, accessible obstetric care, and the annihilation of this medical condition.
  • Obstetric fistula predominantly affects women in economically disadvantaged areas and results from childbirth complications.
  • This global day was first commemorated on May 23, 2013, as decreed by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize the prevention, treatment, and ultimate eradication of obstetric fistula.
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