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Current Affairs January 2023

January 2023 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of January 2023 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of January 2023 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the former Minister of Law and Justice and advocate of Supreme Court who passed away on 31 January 2023? Shanti Bhushan
Which State has been selected as the best State Tableau among 17 States and Union Territories which participated in the Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path in New Delhi? Uttarakhand
Name the Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Odisha who was shot dead by a police sub-inspector on 29 January 2023? Naba Kishore Das
Name the World boxing champion who has been selected as the brand ambassador of India's largest iron ore producer, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)? Nikhat Zareen
Which Indian batsman has recently announced his retirement from cricket? Murali Vijay
Which State has announced that unemployed youth will be given a monthly allowance in the State from the next financial year? Chhattisgarh
India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which country to introduce 12 African Cheetahs annually over the next eight to ten years? South Africa
In which city of Gujarat, the 30th National Child Science Congress was inaugurated on 27th January 2023? Ahmedabad
What is the new name of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal garden? Amrit Udyan
In the under-19 Women's t20 World Cup 2023, the Indian team defeated which country to win the title? England
Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force? Amar Preet Singh
According to the IMF World Economic Outlook report, what will be India’s growth rate in 2023? 6.1%
What is the name of the World’s first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech? iNCOVACC
What is the theme of National Voters Day this year? Nothing like voting, I vote for Sure
Who has been named the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gujarat Maritime Cluster by Gujarat Ports Infrastructure Company Limited? Madhvendra Singh
Name the President of Egypt who was the chief guest at the 74th Republic Day function of India? Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of India has created BharOS, a made in India mobile operating system? IIT Madras
What is the name of the fifth Kalvari class submarine inducted into the Indian Navy? INS Vagir
Who has been appointed as the new General Manager of Central Railway? Naresh Lalwani
Name the renowned Assamese poet and winner of Jnanpith Award for 2020 who passed away on 19 January 2023? Nilamani Phookan
Who won the India Open 2023 Male Singles title in the badminton championship? Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)
Who won the India Open 2023 Female Singles title in the badminton championship? An Se Young (South Korea)
Parakram Diwas is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of which freedom fighter? Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Which company has launched the IPTV services over Railwire from 26 January 2023? RailTel
Which State of India celebrated its founding day on January 24, 2023? Uttar Pradesh
Who has been appointed as the next Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)? Vikram Dev Dutt
To commemorate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, how many islands of Andaman and Nicobar islands have been named after the Paramveer Chakra awardees? 21
Who has been appointed as the Director of the National Health Authority? Praveen Sharma
At which place in Karnataka, India’s first 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTG) have been installed? Gadag
Who became the youngest batsman to hit double centuries in one-day international cricket? Shubman Gill
Who has been appointed as the deputy NSA of India? Pankaj Kumar Singh
Which State recently revived the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees, after Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Punjab? Himachal Pradesh
At which place in Uttar Pradesh, Korwa Ordnance Factory, a Indo-Russian joint venture has begun producing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles? Amethi
Which institution released the ‘Rural Health Statistics report’? Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Which country will introduce its stamp with Jawaharlal Nehru’s portrait on its 75th Independence Day? Sri Lanka
Which company bagged the Women’s IPL media rights recently? Viacom18
On which day, Indian Army Day was observed in India? 15 January
Which Indian-American has been awarded the Martin Luther King Grand Parade Special award? Krishna Vavilala
Name the former Union Minister, seven times Member of Parliament and leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal who passed away on 12 January 23? Sharad Yadav
Google paid a special tribute to which Indian Olympian through its Doodle recently? KD Jadhav (wrestler)
Which public sector bank partnered with Garuda Aerospace, a drone company based in Chennai, under the Kisan Pushpak Scheme? Union Bank of India
Which district of Kerala has become the country's first constitution literate district? Kollam
What is the expected economic growth of India in 2023-24 according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects Report? 6.6%
Name the place on the border between Sudan and South Sudan where India has deployed its single largest platoon of UN women peacekeepers? Abyei
From which place in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the world's longest river Cruise, MV Ganga Vilas? Varanasi
Name the former president of Infosys who has been appointed as the new CEO of the IT company Cognizant? Ravi Kumar S
On which day National Youth Day was observed in India? 12 January
National Youth Day is celebrated to commemorate whose birth anniversary? Swami Vivekananda
India’s first 5G-enabled drone has been developed by which Noida-based company? IG Drones
What is the name of India’s first 5G-enabled drone? Skyhawk
Training launch of which Short-Range Ballistic Missile was successfully conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha? Prithvi-II
Which Indian bank has received the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulatory approval to hold special rupee vostro accounts of three banks from Sri Lanka? Indian Bank
In which State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 26th National Youth Festival on January 12, 2023? Karnataka
Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paytm Payments Bank? Surinder Chawla
Name the Indian squash player who won the girl's under-15 title in the renowned British Junior Open in Birmingham on January 8, 2023? Anahat Singh
Who is the composer of the Golden Globe Award-winning song “Naato Naato” from the movie RRR? MM Keeravani
The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) was held in which city? Indore
Mohamed Irfaan Ali, a recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, is the President of which country? Guyana
Name 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 over? Jaydev Unadkat
Which is the most polluted city in India in 2022 according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report? Delhi
Name the noted academic, poet, and Kashmir's first Jnanpith awardee who passed away at his Srinagar residence at the age of 98? Professor Rehman Rahi
Which Indian State has become the first in India to enable digital banking in all eligible accounts? Kerala
Bailey Suspension Bridge across the Chenab River has been inaugurated in which State/UT? Jammu and Kashmir
For which mission did Odisha win the UN-Habitat's World Habitat Awards 2023? Jaga Mission
In which State, President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the 18th National Scouts and Guides Jamboree? Rajasthan
Name the fast bowler from India who hit 155 kmph on the speed radar in the first T20I against Sri Lanka to become the fastest Indian bowler, surpassing Jasprit Bumrah's record? Umran Malik
Who became the first woman officer to be operationally deployed at the world's highest battlefield, Siachen? Shiva Chouhan
Which State organizes the world’s largest open-air theatre ‘Dhanu Yatra’ festival in the town of Bargarh? Odisha
When is the birth anniversary of the first female teacher in Modern India, Savitri Bai Phule celebrated? 3 January
How many people was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards this year? 27
In which city does Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 108th Indian Science Congress? Nagpur
Who has been appointed as the state icon for Bihar by the Election Commission of India? Maithili Thakur
Who has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)? Anil Kumar Lahoti
At which place in Gujarat, India got its first In vitro fertilization (IVF) mobile unit for animals? Amreli
What was the theme of 26th National Youth Festival held from 12 to 16 January 2023? Viksit Yuva, Viksit Bharat
Name the renowned oncologist who has been chosen to be awarded the Asom Baibhav, the highest civilian award by Govt of Assam? Dr. Tapan Saikia
Name the chess player from Tamil Nadu who has become 79th Indian Grandmaster? M Pranesh


Who has won the Men’s Single Title of the Australian Open Championship 2023 by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final? Novak Djokovic
Which country won the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 title beating Belgium 5-4 in a penalty shootout at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India? Germany
Who has been selected for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the year 2022? Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Who has been sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of New Zealand? Chris Hipkins
On which day, International Education Day was observed? 24 January
Who has been awarded the 'The Freedom of the City of London' title for his contributions to the British capital's financial sector? Manish Tiwari
What was the theme of the World Economic Forum 2023? Cooperation in a Fragmented World
Who was crowned Miss Universe 2022 on January 15, 2023? R'Bonney Gabriel (USA)
On which day, World Hindi Day was observed? 10 January
Name the all-time greatest goal scorer of Wales and Real Madrid's five-time Champions League winner, who has declared his retirement from football recently? Gareth Bale
Name the France team captain and goalkeeper who announced his decision to retire from international football? He captained France to the World Cup title in 2018. Hugo Lloris
Which country inaugurated the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA), with the assistance of China? Nepal
Which Australian player broke the record of the highest test centuries owned by Sir Donald Bradman? Steve Smith
Which sportsperson won both the World Rapid and World Blitz chess titles in Almaty? Magnus Carlsen
Who was appointed as the 39th President of Brazil? Lula da Silva
Name the Portugal captain who has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a 2-year contract? Cristiano Ronaldo
Name the world's oldest person, a French nun aged 118 years, who passed away on 17 January 2023? Lucile Randon
Who won the Australian Open 2023 men's singles title? Novak Djokovic
Who won the Australian Open 2023 women's singles title? Aryna Sabalenka