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Daily Current Affairs 26th April 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th April 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th 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 26th April 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National Appointments

1. Nasscom’s New Leadership for 2023-24

  • Anant Maheshwari, currently the head of Microsoft India, has been inducted as the chairperson of Nasscom for 2023-24. Before this appointment, Maheshwari held the position of Nasscom’s vice-chairperson. He succeeds Krishnan Ramanujam, the leader of business and technology services at TCS.
  • In addition, Rajesh Nambiar, who oversees Cognizant India as its chairman and managing director, is chosen as the vice-chairperson for the same term.
  • For clarification, Nasscom stands for the National Association of Software and Service Companies.

International Updates

2. Operation Kaveri Initiated by India in Sudan

  • Reacting to the evolving situation in Sudan, India initiated Operation Kaveri to safely repatriate its citizens from the troubled region. About 500 Indians have already been transported to Port Sudan.
  • The operation utilizes two C-130s aircraft, with INS Sumedha on standby for assistance.
  • “Kaveri” draws its name from one of India’s major rivers prevalent in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

3. Current Situation in Sudan

  • Sudan presently finds itself in a tussle involving the national military and a paramilitary faction. The conflict, spanning over ten days, has sadly taken the lives of more than 427 people, with 273 being civilians, and has left over 3,700 injured.
  • However, a 72-hour ceasefire has been agreed upon, allowing Western, Arab, and Asian countries to evacuate their nationals.
  • A considerable number of individuals, both from Sudan and nearby nations, have sought sanctuary in countries like Egypt, Chad, and South Sudan.
  • A brief overview of Sudan: Capital – Khartoum, Currency – Sudanese pound, Official languages – Arabic and English, Continent – Africa.

4. India Assists Mongolia in Refinery Development

  • Dambajav Ganbold, Mongolia’s Ambassador to India, announced that with India’s support, Mongolia’s first-ever oil refinery is projected to become operational by 2025.
  • The initial phase of the Mongol Oil Refinery will be financed through a soft loan from India, amounting to $1.2 billion.
  • This project holds strategic importance as Mongolia currently depends entirely on Russia for energy supplies. When operational, the refinery is expected to cater to roughly 70% of Mongolia’s internal energy demands.
  • Quick facts about Mongolia: Capital – Ulaanbaatar, Currency – Tögrög, President – Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, Prime Minister – Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene.

Conferences & Meetings

5. DRDO’s Human Capital Conference

  • The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), a DRDO affiliate laboratory in Delhi, is organizing a global conference titled ‘Optimising Human Capital of Armed Forces: Psychological Perspective’. The four-day event is slated to begin on April 25, 2023.
  • The conference’s primary goal is to deliberate on the recent advancements, emerging trends, and challenges in psychology, specifically in relation to the human capital of global Armed Forces.
  • Participants include representatives from the three Armed Services, other DRDO laboratories, and esteemed academicians.

In Memoriam

6. Demise of Parkash Singh Badal

  • Parkash Singh Badal, a key figure of the Shiromani Akali Dal and multiple-term Chief Minister of Punjab, has departed at 95 in Mohali, Punjab.
  • He held the Chief Minister’s office on four distinct terms: 1977-1980, 1997-2002, 2007-2012, and 2012-2017. Beyond state politics, he briefly joined Morarji Desai’s central government as the Agriculture minister in 1977.
  • In recognition of his distinguished service, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, in 2015.
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