Daily Current Affairs 11th January, 2023

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NATIONAL NEWS

India, Panama sign MoU to enhance cooperation in training of diplomats
India and Panama have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats

  • The agreement was signed during the visit of the Foreign Minister of Panama to participate in the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference.
  • During the consultations, both sides comprehensively reviewed their bilateral relations covering issues such as trade and investment, pharmaceuticals, capacity building, space cooperation and consular.Both countries also discussed cooperation in multilateral fora.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board signs MoUs with chapters of eight countries of GOPIO
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board signed MoUs with chapters of eight countries of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) at the MP Tourism Pavilion of Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore at the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention.

  • These MoUs were signed with France Metropole Paris, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Martinique, Sri Lanka, GOPIO International, Malaysia, and Mauritius.
  • These MoUs have been executed with the aim of boosting cooperation in the development of the Tourism sector of the State, and promotion, and publicity of tourist places.

Aadhaar initiates online process to update address with ‘head of family’ consent
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in a notification issued has allowed residents to update addresses in Aadhaar online with the consent of their head of family.

  • The new process can be initiated after submitting proof of relationship documents like a ration card, mark sheet, marriage certificate, passport etc, mentioning the name of both the applicant and head of family (HOF) and the relationship between them. The process requires OTP-based authentication by the HOF.
  • According to the UIDAI any resident above the age of 18 can be a HOF for this purpose and can share his or her address with his or her relatives through this process.Residents have to pay a fee of Rs 50 for the service. 

Govt approves continuation of schemes worth around Rs 13,000 crore for development of north-eastern region till 2025-26
The Union Cabinet has approved continuation of schemes of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, with an outlay of 12 thousand 882 crore rupees for the balance period of the 15th Finance Commission.Extension of the approved schemes would enable better planning for implementation of the schemes. The balance period of the commission is from 2022-23 to 2025-26.

  • Development of North Eastern Region Minister G Kishan Reddy has said, of the total outlay, over eight thousand 139 crore rupees have been approved for the North East Special Infrastructure Scheme. 
  • He said, the outlay for ‘Schemes of North Eastern Council will be over 3202.7 crore rupees including committed liabilities of ongoing projects. The Minister said, the outlay for Special Packages for Bodoland Territorial Council, Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council is one thousand 540 crore rupees.


SPORTS

Surya Kumar Yadav becomes fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20I
Suryakumar Yadav has become the fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20 International cricket in terms of balls faced. He took only 843 balls to reach this landmark. However, he is the third-fastest batter to reach the 1,500-run mark in terms of innings. 

  • The fastest batters to reach this landmark are Indian batter Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Australian veteran Aaron Finch and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who all took 39 innings to score 1,500 runs in T20 International cricket. Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammed Rizwan reached the milestone in 42 innings and Suryakumar did so in 43 innings.
  • In 45 matches and 43 innings, Suryakumar has scored 1,578 runs at an average of 46.41. He has three centuries and 13 half-centuries in the format, with the best individual score of 117.

Sania Mirza announces her retirement from professional Tennis
Sania Mirza has confirmed her retirement from professional Tennis. The former doubles World No. 1 champion has announced that she will retire at the WTA 1000 event in Dubai in February.

  • Mirza, regarded as her country’s greatest women’s tennis player, has won six Grand Slam doubles titles and will compete in her final major this month at the Australian Open, where she bagged the women’s doubles crown in 2016.
  • Mirza became the first Indian to win a WTA singles title, when she won her hometown Hyderabad event in 2005. She broke into the top 30 by 2007 and reached her career-high ranking of world number 27.

Anahat Singh clinches Girls U-15 squash title at British Junior Open tournament in Birmingham
Indian squash prodigy Anahat Singh clinched the girls Under-15 squash title at the most prestigious British Junior Open tournament in Birmingham. 

  • The 14-year-old defeated Sohaila Hazem of Egypt, 3-1 in the final. Despite the first set being closely contested, she took the lead and won the tournament.
  • The British Junior Open is held in January every year in the UK where all the best players from all over the world compete to win the coveted title. 

Virat Kohli hits 45th ODI century, equals Tendulkar’s record of most hundreds at home
Indian Cricketer, Virat Kohli has recorded the first century by an Indian in 2023 against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. 

  • He made 113 off 87 balls. Kohli’s 45th ODI ton helped him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries at home in ODI cricket. While Tendulkar had 20 centuries in 160 innings at home, Kohli smashed his 20 ton in his 99th innings at home. 


AWARDS

Golden Globe Awards 2023: ‘Naatu Naatu’ from SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ wins best Original Song
The 80th Golden Globe Awards are being held in Los Angeles. The Indian film RRR was nominated in two categories at the Globes – Best Original Song and Best Non-English Language Film. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film became a runaway hit in the USA after it came out in Hindi on Netflix. It won the Globe for Best Original Song, but lost in the Non-English Language Film category.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin has received eight nominations at the ceremony, with Colin Farrell and Martin McDonagh picking up honours. Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy were announced as the recipients of the Cecil B DeMille Award and Carol Burnett Award, respectively.

A summary of all the highlights from Golden Globes 2023:

  • – RRR bags best original song for “Naatu Naatu”
  • – “The Fabelmans” wins Best Picture (Drama)
  • – “The Banshees of Inisherin” wins Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
  • – Kevin Costner wins Best Television Actor (Drama Series) for “Yellowstone”
  • – Michelle Yeoh wins best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • – Ke Huy Quan wins Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture award for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • – Colin Farrell bags Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award for “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • – Austin Butler wins Best Actor in a motion picture, drama for “Elvis”
  • – Angela Bassett wins Best Actress in a supporting role in any motion picture for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 
  • – Quinta Brunson wins Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy award for “Abbott Elementary”. 


OBITUARIES

Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee, Rehman Rahi passes away at 98
Noted academic, poet, and Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee, Professor Rehman Rahi, passed away at his Srinagar residence after a brief illness. He was 98.

  • Prof Rahi was an acclaimed poet who also translated the works of many renowned poets and writers into the Kashmiri language. 
  • In 2007, he was awarded the country’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith, for his work “Siyah Rood-e-Jaerenn Manz” (In the black downpours). Among other awards, the globally acclaimed poet also received Padma Shri in 2000.


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