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Daily Current Affairs 5th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5th 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 5th January 2023 Current affairs test.

National News
1. National Green Hydrogen Mission

  • The Union government has endorsed the National Green Hydrogen Mission, committing an initial budget of 19,744 crore rupees.
  • The primary objective of this mission is to position India as a prominent hub for the production, usage, and export of green hydrogen. This mission is deemed pivotal in the battle against climate change.

2. New CEO Appointment at BharatPe

  • BharatPe’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nalin Negi will assume the role of interim CEO, succeeding Suhail Sameer.

3. Recent Appointments in the Banking Sector

  • Jason Moo has been appointed as the CEO of Bank of Singapore.
  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava has taken charge as the MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Sundararaman Ramamurthy is now the MD and CEO of BSE.
  • Baskar Babu Ramachandran assumes the role of MD and CEO at Suryoday Small Finance Bank.
  • P N Vasudevan is the newly appointed MD and CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank.
  • Shamsher Singh has been named the MD and CEO of SBI Funds Management.

4. Odisha’s 5T Programme & Jaga Mission Garner UNHabitat’s World Habitat Awards 2023

  • The Jaga Mission, known for its land titling and slum upgradation programme, aims to enhance the lives of slum inhabitants.
  • The Government of Odisha has embarked on an ambitious goal to be the first state in India to be free of slums, leading the Jaga Mission initiative to elevate all 2,919 slums in the state.
  • Over the past five years, approximately 1,75,000 individuals have reaped the benefits from the initiative’s endeavors to fortify land ownership.
  • In 2019, the Jaga Mission of Odisha was lauded with the World Habitat Awards for its accomplishments in granting land tenure security to slum residents, among other achievements.

5. Recent Honours

  • Arshdeep Singh has been decorated with the ICC Men’s Emerging Player of the Year Award 2022.
  • Renuka Singh and Yastika Bhatia received the ICC Emerging Women’s Player of the Year Award 2022.
  • IIT Madras was recognized with the WhartonQS Reimagine Education Awards 2022.
  • Prabhu Chandra Mishra was bestowed the Atal Samman Award.
  • Aleida Guevara was honored with the First KR Gouri Amma Award.

6. Demise of Walter Cunningham

  • Walter Cunningham, renowned as an astronaut from the Apollo 7 mission, has passed away.
  • Apollo 7 marked the inaugural crewed flight in NASA’s Apollo program. This mission signified the resurgence of NASA’s human spaceflight initiatives following the tragic incident of Apollo 1, where three astronauts lost their lives during a launch rehearsal test on January 27, 1967.
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