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Daily Current Affairs 28th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28th 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 28th January 2023 Current affairs test.

National & International Appointments
1. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Appoints Indian-American Astronaut J. Chari

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American astronaut J. Chari, recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force.
  • The Senate is required to approve all senior civilian and military appointments, including Chari’s nomination.
  • Chari currently serves as an astronaut commander for Crew-3 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
  • He also took on the role of space flight engineer during Expedition 66 under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

National News
2. Mughal Gardens in Delhi Renamed as “Amrit Udyan”

  • The Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi have been renamed “Amrit Udyan” by the Central Government.
  • This renaming aligns with the theme of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’, celebrating India’s 75 years of independence.
  • The 15-acre garden, a focal point since its inception in 1917, has often been referred to as the “soul of the White House”.
  • Edwin Lutyens designed the Mughal Gardens in 1917, and the first trees were planted between 1928-1929.
  • Rajpath in Delhi has also been renamed as “Kartavya Path” by the Central Government.

3. Completion of “Bajrang Setu” Bridge by July 2023

  • The “Bajrang Setu” cable suspension bridge in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, will be India’s first and Asia’s second when completed in July 2023.
  • It will replace the iconic Laxman Jhula, built 90 years ago, which was closed to pedestrian traffic in 2022 due to safety concerns.
  • The old bridge will be preserved as a historic relic.
  • The estimated cost for the new bridge is Rs 67 crores.

International News
4. Canada to Launch First Commercial Photonic Quantum Computer

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the commercialization of the world’s first photonic-based, fault-tolerant quantum computer.
  • Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc. received a $40 million CAD investment to develop this quantum computer for sectors like banking, transport, and healthcare.
  • This $142.1 million (CAD) project is expected to create approximately 530 new high-skilled jobs in high-tech and quantum computing sectors.
  • Xanadu, founded in 2016, aims to make quantum computers accessible and beneficial for everyone and has developed PennyLane, an open-source software library for quantum computing application.

Important Dates
5. Data Privacy Day – January 28th, 2023

  • Data Privacy Day (DPD) is celebrated globally on January 28th every year to promote awareness and emphasize the importance of privacy practices and principles.
  • It encourages a culture of privacy, stressing that everyone plays a part in safeguarding personal data.
  • The theme for this year (2023) is “first think privacy”.
  • The tradition of Data Protection Day was initiated by the Council of Europe on January 26, 2006.

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