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Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8th March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8th March 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 8th March 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National & International Appointments

1. Arun Subramanian’s Historic Appointment to NY District Court

  • Arun Subramaniam, an Indian-American, has been historically appointed as the inaugural South Asian District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  • His appointment was endorsed by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, with a majority vote of 58-37.
  • Arun earned his Juris Doctor (J.D) degree from Columbia Law School in 2004 and completed his BA at Case Western Reserve University in 2001.
  • It’s notable that the Southern District of New York has one of the most significant populations of South Asian-Americans in the nation.

Defence

2. Successful MRSAM Test by Indian Navy on INS Visakhapatnam

  • The medium-range surface-to-surface missile (MRSAM) was effectively launched by the Indian Navy from INS Visakhapatnam.
  • The purpose: To evaluate the efficiency of these anti-tank missiles.
  • The MRSAM missile is a joint product of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and is manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Ltd.
  • In boosting India’s aerial defense capabilities, the DRDO has also provided two distinct versions of this missile system to the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.

Important Dates

3. International Women’s Day Commemoration 2023: March 8th

  • Every year, the 8th of March is dedicated to International Women’s Day, aiming to enhance awareness of gender equality and to foster a more inclusive society devoid of gender discrimination.
  • This special day honors women globally and focuses on pressing issues such as equal rights for women, protection against violence and abuse, and reproductive health rights.
  • The theme for 2023 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
  • The chosen theme underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements in highlighting and addressing gender-related challenges.
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