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Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2023
PM Modi flags off Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express.
Flagging off the Vande Bharat Express train connecting Secunderabad with Visakhapatnam through video conferencing, Mr Modi said, it will enhance ease of living, boost tourism and benefit the economy. He added, this Vande Bharat Express is going to connect the culturally diverse Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions.
Over 13 lakh people to do yoga in Karnataka to create new Guinness Book of World Records
During the ongoing National Youth Festival in Hubballi-Dharwad in Karnataka, an attempt will be made to organise a statewide mega Yogathon, to set a new Guinness Book of World Records. So far 13 lakh students, 12000 teachers and over 8000 educational institutions have registered.
Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav lays the foundation stone of 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Agartala,
Union Minister of Labour& Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Bhupender Yadav laid the foundation stone of 100 bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, Tripura from New Delhi in a virtual event
Regional carrier Flybig starts flight service from Itanagar to Guwahati
Regional carrier Flybig started service from Itanagar to Guwahati.
The carrier has commenced flight from Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh to Guwahati in Assam.
“Itanagar is the 10th destination on Flybig network; while the third destination in Arunachal Pradesh alone. Flybig also flies six days a week to Tezu and seven days to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh from Guwahati,
Govt extends tenure of Bank of Baroda MD Sanjiv Chadha by 5 months
Government has extended the tenure of managing director (MD) and CEO of Bank of Baroda (BoB) Sanjiv Chadha for about five months till June 30.
The order dated January 14, 2023 comes ahead of his three-year tenure that ends on January 19.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Department of Financial Services for extending the term of Chadha till June 30, 2023, when he attains 60 years, the retirement age, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB), the headhunter for directors of state-owned banks and financial institutions, on Saturday recommended elevation of Executive Director (ED) Debadatta Chand as managing director of Bank of Baroda.
Virat Kohli becomes fifth highest run scorer in ODI cricket
Star Indian batter Virat Kohli became the fifth-highest run-scorer in history of ODI cricket, overtaking Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene to enter into top-five.Virat added another record to his pile of accomplishments during India’s third and final ODI of the series against Sri Lanka in Kerala.
Virat is currently racing towards his 46th ODI and 74th international cricket century. He has hit his 65th ODI fifty. At the time of becoming the fifth-highest run-scorer, Virat had 12,652 runs in 268 ODIs at an average of 57.78, with 45 tons and 65 half-century. His best score in the format is 183.
The highest run-scorer in ODI history is Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. He has scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. He has 49 centuries and 96 fifties in this format, with the best of 200*.
Following Tendulkar are, Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara (14,234 runs in 404 matches), Australian great Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430 in 445 matches) and Virat.
NHAI Implements Extensive Measures to Improve Road Safety on National Highways
As the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) observes ‘Road Safety Week’, it is undertaking extensive efforts to improve the safety of our national highways. To achieve this goal, NHAI has developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures for conducting road safety audits. These audits are conducted at various stages of a highway’s lifecycle.
India has announced a donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba.
India has announced a donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba. The decision was announced during Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi’s visit to Cuba from January 12-14. During her visit, Meenakashi Lekhi held a meeting with Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel and discussed matters of bilateral importance and political and economic cooperation, according to the statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
UP emerges top gaming destination; tier 2-3 towns outpacing metros: MPL report
Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the top destination for mobile gamers, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar and West Bengal, according to India Mobile Gaming Report 2022 by gaming platform Mobile Premier League released on Sunday. Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Himachal Pradesh have seen the highest increase in mobile gamers in 2022 compared to 2021.
In terms of games, Ludo Dice, Snakes and Ladders, Carrom, Fruit Dart, Block Puzzle and Poker were some of the top games played by gamers across different Indian cities.
In Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad and Allahabad have the highest share of gamers.
“Thirty-six per cent of the total gamers in UP hail from these cities. This is the second year in a row that Lucknow has earned recognition for its gaming prowess — last year’s IMGR revealed that growth in Lucknow outpaced all metros,” the report said. Last year, India became the largest consumer of mobile games in the world, recording over 15 billion downloads, as per a report by Lumikai, a gaming-focused venture capital fund.
Jallikattu 2023: Celebrations begin in Madurai;
The ‘Jallikattu’ event also known as ‘Eru Thazhuvuthal’ and ‘Mancuvirattu’ started in full swing in 3 villages of Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. Jallikattu, practised in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on the day of Mattu Pongal, is a sport where a bull is let loose among a crowd and people participating in the the sport are supposed to take control of the bull.
Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 15th January 2023
Question-1 India has recently announced a donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to:
3. Sri Lanka
Question-2. Which of the following has emerged as the top destination for mobile gamers as per MPL reports?
- West Bengal
- Uttar Pradesh
Question-3. Which of the following is a sport where a bull is let loose among a crowd and people participating in the sport are supposed to take control of the bull by holding on to its hump for as long as they can?
- Eru Thazhuvuthal
- Bull kabaddi
- Bull wrestling
- Mattu Pongal
- None of the above
Question-4. Star Indian batter Virat Kohli became the _______-highest run-scorer in history of ODI cricket recently.
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