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Daily Current Affairs 3rd February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3rd February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3rd February 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 3rd February 2023 Current affairs test.
Sports News

1. Saudi Arabia to Host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

  • Saudi Arabia has been granted the privilege to host the 2027 Asian Nations Cup by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
  • The announcement was made during the AFC’s 33rd Congress in Manama, Bahrain on February 1st.
  • Out of 45 votes, Saudi Arabia garnered 43, securing the hosting rights.
  • Note: The 2023 AFC Asian Cup is set to take place in Qatar from June 23rd to July 13rd.
  • Quick Reference: Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, and its currency is the Riyal.

National News

2. India’s First Hydrogen Train Set to Roll Out by December 2023

  • Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, revealed plans for India’s inaugural hydrogen-powered train to operate by December 2023.
  • The train is expected to initially run on heritage tracks like Kalka-Shimla, with further expansion in the pipeline.
  • A smaller version of the Vande Bharat Express, named Vande Metro, is currently under development.
  • Purpose of Vande Metro: Designed to provide daily commuters living on city outskirts with a comfortable journey to their workplaces.
  • Budget for Railways (2023-24): Rs 2.4 lakh crore.

3. Reliance Forms Partnership with Sri Lanka’s Maliban Biscuits

    • Reliance Consumer Products Limited, a part of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, announced a partnership with Sri Lanka’s Maliban Biscuit Limited.
    • This alliance seeks to offer a mix of local and internationally acclaimed brands to Indian consumers, ensuring top-notch quality.
    • Having been in operation for over 70 years, Maliban Biscuits is a well-regarded brand in Sri Lanka, recognized for its quality.
  • Currently exporting to over 35 countries across five continents, this partnership aims to bolster RPCL’s presence in the biscuit sector.
  • Key Details: Sri Lanka’s legislative capital is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, its executive and judicial centers are in Colombo, and it uses the Sri Lankan rupee as currency. The country is led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

4. Patanjali Foods Collaborates with Nagaland for Palm Oil Production

  • The Nagaland government has entered into an agreement with Patanjali Foods Limited to enhance palm oil cultivation and processing.
  • This collaboration, as a part of the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), will primarily focus on Zone-II areas in Nagaland, including Mokokchung, Longleng, and Mon districts.
  • This partnership is expected to bring substantial benefits to Nagaland’s oil palm cultivators.
  • Notably, Patanjali Foods Ltd has already launched projects in northeastern states like Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Tripura.
  • About Nagaland: Kohima serves as the state’s capital. Neiphiu Rio is the Chief Minister, while the Governor’s additional charge is with Jagdish Mukhi. Recently, the state has inked several notable MoUs with regions such as Tripura, UP, Meghalaya, Dubai, and Finland.

Defence News

5. Exercise Trishakti Prahar Conducted in North Bengal

  • The Indian Armed Forces carried out “Exercise Trishakti Prahar” in North Bengal, focusing on enhancing the battle-readiness of the security forces.
  • This joint exercise offered participants the opportunity to deploy modern weapons in an interconnected setting, involving the Army, Indian Air Force, and CAPFs.
  • The highlight of this exercise was a combined firepower demonstration at Teesta Field Firing Ranges.
  • “Exercise TRISHAKTI PRAHAR” facilitated multi-agency coordination, allowing rapid force deployment across North Bengal.
  • Recent Military Exercises: Some of the latest joint military drills include AMPHEX 2023, Exercise Cyclone-I, Varuna, Veer Guardian 23, Surya Kiran, and KAZIND 2022.
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