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Current Affairs of January 2023

The venue of India International Science Festival, IISF-2022 held from 21 to 24 January 2023 with the theme Marching towards Amrit Kaal with Science Technology and InnovationBhopal
The first ever joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army held from 14 January 2023 in Jaisalmer is namedExercise Cyclone-I
The renowned Assamese poet winner of Jnanpith Award for 2020 who passed away on 19 January 2023Shri Nilamani Phookan
The world's oldest person, a French nun aged 118 years, who passed away on 17 January 2023Ms. Lucile Randon
The district of Kerala which has become India's first constitution literate district as announced by the Chief Minister Shri P. VijayanKollam
The state which has restored old pension scheme to all its present employees who are covered under the NPSHimachal Pradesh
The 21st edition bilateral naval exercise held between the navies of India and France from 16 to 21 January 23 on the Western Seaboard is namedExercise Varuna
The contestant from USA who has been crowned Miss Universe 2022 at the beauty pageant held in New Orleans, LouisianaMs. R'Bonney Gabriel
The venue of 26th National Youth Festival held from 12 to 16 January 2023 with the theme Viksit Yuva, Viksit BharatHubbali (Karnataka)
The former Union Minister, seven times Member of Parliament and leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal who passed away on 12 January 23Shri Sharad Yadav
The name given to the new integrated food security scheme for providing free foodgrains to Antodaya Ann Yojna (AAY) & Primary Household (PHH) beneficiaries, rolled out from 1st January 2023Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY)
The venue of 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention held from 08-10 January 2023 with the theme Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit KaalIndore
The renowned oncologist who has been chosen to be awarded the Asom Baibhav, (the highest civilian award by Govt of Assam)Dr. Tapan Saikia
The chess player from Tamil Nadu who has become 79th Indian GrandmasterM. Pranesh
The place in Odisha where a new stadium named Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium was inaugurated by its CM Shri Naveen PatnaikRourkela
The bowler from Saurashtra team who has made new Ranji Trophy record of becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the opening overJaydev Unadkat
The place in Kerala at which world's first palm-leaf manuscript museum was inaugurated by the Kerala CM Shri P VijayanThiruvananthapuram
The state which has been awarded the UN World Habitat Awards 2023 for its world's largest land titling and slum upgrading program Jaga MissionOdisha
The place on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, where India has deployed its single largest platoon of UN women peacekeepersAbyei
The venue of 1st All India Annual States' Ministers Conference on "Water [email protected]" held from 05 to 06 January 2023Bhopal
The member of European Union since 2013 which has adopted the EU currency from 01 Jan 2023 and become the 20th member of EurozoneCroatia
The chess player from West Bengal who has become 78th Indian GrandmasterKoustav Chatterjee
The greenfield international airport at Mopa, Goa has been renamed after the former Chief Minister of Goa as Manohar International Airport
The venue of 108th Indian Science Congress held from 3rd January to 07 January with the theme Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women EmpowermentRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
The former President of Brazil (from 2003 to 2011) and member of Workers' Party who has taken over as the 39th President of BrazilMr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Important Days of January

World Braille Day: 04 January 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Education: 24 January 2023

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: 27 January 2023

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2006

World Leprosy Day: 29 January 2023 (Last Sunday of January)

Designated by : World Health Organisation

Theme: Act Now. End Leprosy

80th Golden Globe Awards

Awarded by: Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Ceremony held on: January 10, 2023

Ceremony held at: Beverly Hills, California

Best Motion Picture (Drama): The Fabelmans directed by Steven Spielberg

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): The Banshees of Inisherin directed by Martin McDonagh

Best Motion Picture (Animated): Pinocchio directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson

Best Motion Picture (Non-English): Argentina, 1985 directed by Santiago Mitre

Best Actor (Drama): Austin Butler for Elvis

Best Actress (Drama): Catherine Blanchett for Tar

Best Director: Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans

Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz for Babylon

Best Original Song: Naatu Naatu composed by MM Keeravani and written by Chandrabose

Most nominations were received for: The Banshees of Inisherin (8 nominations)

The Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment: Eddie Murphy

The Carol Burnett Award for outstanding and lasting contributions to television on or off the screen: Ryan Murphy

MV Ganga Vilas

Longest River Cruise in the World

Journey from: Varanasi (U.P.)

Journey to: Dibrugarh (Assam)

Route across 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh

Duration of the trip: 51 days

Distance covered: 3,200 km

Features of the cruise ship: 3 decks, 18 suites with capacity of 36 tourists.

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