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Daily Current Affairs 2nd April 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2nd April 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2nd 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 2nd April 2023 Current affairs test.

 

Science & Technology

1. ISRO’s Milestone in Reusable Launch Vehicle Testing

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), partnering with the DRDO and Indian Air Force (IAF), has executed a precise landing trial as part of their Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission (RLV LEX) test.
  • This triumphant test was conducted at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga, Karnataka.
  • ISRO’s ambition with this venture is to design Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) or space planes/shuttles that can voyage to low Earth orbits, deliver payloads, and subsequently return to Earth for reuse.

Defence

2. Historic Achievement in India’s Defence Exports for FY 2022-23

  • For the fiscal year 2022-23, India has set an unparalleled benchmark in defense exports, totaling 15,920 crore rupees. This amount marks an upswing of around 3,000 crore rupees from the preceding fiscal year (2021-22).
  • India’s defense products are now exported to over 85 nations.
  • Highlighted export items encompass Dornier-228 aircraft, 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Guns (ATAGs), Brahmos Missiles, Akash Missile Systems, Simulators, and a range of other defense apparatus like Armoured Vehicles, PINAKA Rockets & Launchers.

Science & Technology

3. Israel’s Successful Launch of Ofek-13 Spy Satellite

  • Israel has successfully propelled the “Ofek-13” spy satellite into the cosmos utilizing the Shavit launch vehicle, which took off from the Palmachim Airbase spaceport.
  • This satellite, crafted by the national enterprise Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), marks a continuation of a series of indigenously developed satellites, with the lineage starting as early as 1988.
  • Upon launch, the satellite flawlessly entered its orbit, initiated its data relay, and successfully concluded an initial batch of tests.

Important Dates

4. Observance of World Autism Awareness Day 2023: April 2nd

  • World Autism Awareness Day, commemorated annually on April 2nd, stands as a testament to elevate consciousness and champion the rights of those diagnosed with autism.
  • 2023 marks the 16th year since its inception.
  • This year, the central theme emphasizes the “Contribution of Autistic Individuals in Diverse Spheres – Home, Work, Arts, and Policymaking.”
  • In 2007, following Qatar’s initiative, the United Nations General Assembly officially recognized April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day.

Obituaries

5. Passing of Celebrated Author Sarah Thomas

  • Esteemed author Sarah Thomas, at 88 years, departed owing to age-induced health complications.
  • Her literary contributions earned her the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award on two occasions.
  • Her profound work, ‘Narmadipudava’, brought her the Kerala Sahitya Akademi accolade in 1979. Additionally, in 2010, she was again honored by the academy for her invaluable contribution to the Malayalam literary domain.
  • ‘Muripadukal’, her second novel, served as the inspiration for the cinematic creation ‘Manimuzhakkam’ in 1976, which clinched multiple national and state awards.
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