Top 10 Current Affairs April 2023

27 Apr 2023  Read 8459 Views

Staying informed of current affairs is important because it helps us understand the world around us and make informed decisions. Instead of wrapping up current affairs yearly, it seems better to wrap it up every month; this way, we can keep ourselves updated on the latest developments in politics, economics, social issues, and more. 

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April Current Affairs 2023

Here's the top 10 current affairs of April 2023.

1. India is elected as member of UN Statistical Commission Narcotic Drugs & the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Program

India has currently been elected as a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission Narcotic Drugs & the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Program, alarming India’s increasing presence in the international domain. This decision was executed during a vote passed at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the UN organs) on April 6th, 2023. India along with South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and China, were competing for 2 seats from the Asia Pacific States category. In first round of voting, South Korea gained 23 votes, while China & the UAE received 19 and 15 votes, respectively.

2. Chhattisgarh’s Nagri Dubraj rice variety gets GI tag

Chhattisgarh’s Nagri Dubraj, which is an aromatic rice variety, has been provided a geographical indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indication Registry. This GI tag will give the brand a unique identity & open up a huge market for it. Chhattisgarh had been making efforts for a very long period of time to obtain the GI tag for Nagri Dubraj. The Indira Gandhi Agricultural University played a crucial role in attaining the rights, as it maintained regular communication with the required authorities. Also, the rice is produced by a self-help group of women. On the other hand, even Bihar’s aromatic ‘Marcha Rice’ received GI tag.

3. Clean Ganga Project launched for Rs 638 crore

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was implemented by the National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection & Management of River Ganga, which is also referred to as the National Ganga Council. During the NMC meeting, two big programs were discussed for River Ganga and River Hindon. The Ministry of Jal Shakti revealed the amount of Rs 638 crore for the missions, which are aimed at curbing pollution in UP’s Shamli district. Apart from this, four projects worth Rs 407.39 crore have been decided for the Hindon River cleaning. 

4. India’s First Water Metro to be Opened in Kochi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first-ever Water Metro in Kochi, Kerala. This water metro has been built at a cost of Rs 1,136.83 crore. With this, 10 island communities across Kochi surrounding the region will get connected. Passengers can travel in both Kochi Water Metro using the “Kochi 1” card. They can also book the tickets digitally. PM Modi visited Kerala on April 25th, 2023 after this, he will also go for more projects in places such as Madhya Pradesh, Daman and Diu, etc. This metro system is expected to become fully operational by 2035 with 1.5 lakh passengers daily.

5. WTO cliamed Global trade expected to grow 1.7% in 2023

The world had witnessed several concerns after the Russia- Ukraine war, high inflation, and financial uncertainty, however, despite these concerns, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has passed its statement on global trade growth in 2023 from 1% to 1.7%. This updated figure indicates that the global economy is expected to recover more rapidly than anticipated. However, the risks connected with these continuous issues remain and could still affect the growth trajectory of the global trade landscape.

6. Shah Rukh Khan tops 2023 TIME100 Reader Poll

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, after the immense success of the blockbuster movie ‘Pathaan’, has proved he is the 'King'. The actor won the 2023 TIME100 Reader Poll, surpassing the likes of royal-couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Argentinian player Lionel Messi, along with Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg. The leaders of the magazine gave the votes as they believed that he deserved a spot in the TIME’s annual list of the most influential people. SRK bagged over 1.2 million votes, securing the top position in Time Magazine’s poll for its annual TIME100 list. 

7. Andaman & Nicobar command organizes large scale joint military exercise ‘KAVACH’

This month, the Andaman & Nicobar command, India’s sole tri-services unit, held a collaborative military drill named Exercise ‘KAVACH.’ The soldiers did multiple exercises like amphibious landing, air landing operations, heliborne operations, & swift insertion of special forces commandos. The weaponry and tools of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy & Coast Guard were used by the soldiers taking part in ‘EX-KAVACH.’ The main aim of this joint service exercise was to increase the coordination and joint warfighting capabilities of the various services

8. Elon Musk to Launch TruthGPT against ChatGPT

Elon Musk, who is a famous personality operating top businesses, came up with an idea of generating TruthGPT that will offer truth & transparency to its users. This chatbot stands in competition with OpenAI’s trending ChatGPT. As we can see, that the name resembles each other & claims that this device will understand the language and will have prior knowledge of the universe of which humans are a part & it's less likely to hurt people out here.

9. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) amends regulation to allow unified tariff for natural gas pipelines

The PNGRB has brought amendments to the PNGRB (Determination of Natural Gas Pipeline Tariff) regulations to include regulations concerning a unified tariff for natural gas pipelines, with a vision of “One Nation, One Grid and One Tariff.” PNGRB, as per the regulations, has established a unified tariff of Rs 73.93/MMBTU and created three tariff zones for the unified tariff. A distance up to 300 km from the gas source is covered by the first zone, the second zone is 300-1,200 km, and the third zone is beyond 1,200 km. These zonal unified tariffs will take effective from April 1, 2023.

10. Delhi airport is now 9th busiest in world

Yes! This is absolutely true. As per the Airports Council International (ACI) World, the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi was ranked as the 9th busiest airport worldwide in 2022, handling approximately 59.5 million passengers annually. This is a great achievement for the Indira Gandhi Airport as it secured the 13th position in 2021 and the 17th in 2019, before the COVID pandemic. In a separate release, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) stated that it is the only airport to showcase in the top 10 list from South & South East Asia.

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