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Daily Current Affairs 27th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27th 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 27th January 2023 Current affairs test.

National Affairs
1. Introduction of the World’s First Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine: iNNCOVACC

  • Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya launched iNNCOVACC, the world’s first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, in New Delhi.
  • The vaccine was developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) and the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance.
  • It will be authorized for use in a primary 2-dose regimen and as a heterologous booster dose, as stated by the ministry.

National Affairs
2. Inauguration of Phase 2 of India’s First Government-run Veterinary Ambulance Service

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy unveiled Phase 2 by flagging off an additional 165 veterinary ambulance units from Tadepalli.
  • In May 2021, Chief Minister Jagan launched the first batch of ‘YSR Sanchara Pasu Aarogya Seva’ (Veterinary Ambulances) equipped with state-of-the-art technology, aiming to provide premium medical care for animals.
  • Each ambulance will feature a doctor, an assistant, and a driver-cum-aide, alongside facilities such as a small lab for various tests, a refrigerator for storing medications, and equipment for basic surgeries on animals.

Sports
3. Women’s Indian Premier League Auction Garners Rs 4,670 cr

  • The winning bids totaled Rs 4,670 crore (approximately $572.78 million), as disclosed by Jay Shah, a member of BCCI.
  • The triumphant teams for the inaugural season include Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Adani Group, and Capri Global.
  • The teams will represent different cities in India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow.
  • The highest bid was INR 1289 crore for the Ahmedabad team, succeeded by Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Lucknow.

Appointment and Resignation
4. Shamalbhai B. Patel Assumes Role as Chairman of Amul

  • Shamalbhai B. Patel, chairman of the Sabarkantha District Cooperative Milk Producers Union and Sabar Dairy, is now leading Amul. Valamjibhai Humbal is appointed vice chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the distributor of dairy products under the Amul brand.
  • Anand’s deputy collector managed the election and the subsequent declaration.

Recent Appointments

  • Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA): Vikram Dev Dutt
  • National Health Director: Praveen Sharma
  • Administrator for Shooting World Cup 2023: Former Supreme Court Justice AK Sikri
  • OECD Chief Economist: Clare Lombardelli (UK)
  • CEO, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta: Nick Walker

Important Dates
5. International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27

  • Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2005 to honor the six million Jews and other victims of Nazism from 1933 to 1945.
  • The day marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Nazi authority in 1945. The theme for 2023 is “Home and Belonging.”

Obituary
6. Passing of Renowned Mexican Comedian Polo Polo

  • Leopoldo Roberto Garcia Pelaez Benitez, a celebrated Mexican comedian, passed away.
  • Known as “Polo Polo”, he was often referred to as the “father” of stand-up comedy.
  • Born in 1944 in Leon, Guanajuato, he was notably recognized for his roles in movies like “Cronicas Chilangas” (2009) and “Con Ganas” (1990).

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