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Daily Current Affairs 4th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4th 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 4th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National Developments

1. Seminar on Carbon Capture by NTPC

  • NTPC is set to organize a G20 global seminar centered on Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) in Bengaluru on February 5, 2023.
  • A diverse group comprising industry professionals, decision-makers, researchers, and educational experts from various nations will be present.
  • The central theme is to drive the shift to clean energy and aim for a net-zero future.
  • CCUS technology is recognized for its capability to capture and utilize the substantial carbon dioxide emissions resulting from industrial operations.

Sports

2. Introduction of Mascot for 3rd Khelo India Winter Game

  • Anurag Singh Thakur, the Sports Minister, in collaboration with J&K’s LG, Manoj Sinha, unveiled the Mascot, Theme Tune, and Uniform for the third installment of the Khelo India Winter Games happening in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The Winter Games have been slotted from February 10 to 14, 2023, at Gulmarg in J&K.
  • The Ministry of Sports backs the event, and the J&K Sports Council along with the Winter Games Association of J&K handles the organization.
  • The chosen mascot is the Snow Leopard, symbolizing the rich legacy of the Himalayan range.

Significant Dates

3. Observation of World Cancer Day 2023

  • The global community marks World Cancer Day on the 4th of February annually to elevate awareness about cancer and promote its early detection, prevention, and cure.
  • This year, the emphasis is on “close the care gap,” advocating for equal access to cancer treatments.
  • The designated colors for the 2023 World Cancer Day are blue and orange.
  • The inception of this observance was on February 4, 2000, during the inaugural World Summit Against Cancer held in Paris.

Regional Updates

4. Kerala’s Endeavor into Green Hydrogen

  • The Kerala administration has publicized its strategy to establish green hydrogen centers in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram within the next biennium.
  • The proposed budget for this initiative stands at Rs 200 crore.
  • The objective is to construct facilities capable of yielding 60 tonnes of hydrogen daily, driven by a 150 MW Electrolyser along with storage facilities.
  • Hydrogen generated by splitting water using electricity is termed green hydrogen.
  • Kerala’s Treasurer: K.N. Balagopal.

National Developments

5. Incorporation of Drone Tech by Coal India’s MCL

  • MCL, a subsidiary of Coal India, has ushered in drone tech, integrating it with a web platform named ‘VIHANGAM’, a drone, and a ground control system for coal mining operations.
  • The goal is to leverage drones for environmental surveillance, quantifying volumes, and digitizing the mine via photogrammetric mapping.
  • Authorized individuals can view live drone footage from mining sites.
  • Currently, this pilot initiative is functional at Bhubaneswari and Lingraj surface mines located in the Talcher Coalfields.

Science & Technology

6. Jupiter Surpasses Saturn in Moon Count

  • Astronomer Scott Sheppard from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington has identified 12 previously undiscovered moons orbiting Jupiter.
  • With this addition, Jupiter’s moon tally is 92, exceeding Saturn, which boasts 83 moons.
  • The orbital patterns of these newfound 12 moons have been cataloged by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).
  • Among these 12, nine are notably far from the planet.
  • As per MPC’s evaluation, these nine moons have an orbital duration exceeding 550 days.
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