Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 04.03.2023


1. Asian Ultra Cycling Championship

Why in news – Asia's longest cycle race, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, flagged off on March 1, 2023.

Key Points –

• It would cover 3655 kilometres from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

• The cyclists who complete the race would automatically qualify for the World event.

2. 7th International Dharma Dhamma

Why in news – President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 7th International Dharma Dhamma Conference in Bhopal.

Key Points –

• Theme - Eastern Humanism for the New Era.


1. Mutual Recognition of Qualifications

Why in news – India and Australia signed a framework mechanism for mutual recognition of qualifications.

Key Points –

• Aim - to ease the mobility of students and professionals between the two countries.

• India has set the target of providing 50% of its youth with either higher education or skill education by 2035.

• Joint/ Dual/ Twinning degrees have been brought in recently under National Education Policy 2020.

• Education is a very important pillar of India – Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (2020).

2. Vo Van Thuong

Why in news - Vietnam’s Parliament has selected Vo Van Thuong as the country’s new president.

Key Points –

• His predecessor, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was forced to resign from office in January 2023.


1. Weapons of control, shields of impunity: Internet shutdowns in 2022

Why in news – The report was released by “Access Now” and the KeepItOn coalition.

Key Points –

• India topped in the list of nations that ordered internet shutdowns for the fifth year in a row.

• India enforced as many as 84 internet shutdowns in 2022.

• Top 3 states/UTs –

A. Jammu and Kashmir (49 times).

B. Rajasthan (12 times).

C. West Bengal (7 times).

• Internet shutdown orders are governed under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017.

• Top 3 countries (times) –

A. India (84)

B. Ukraine (22)

C. Iran (18)

2. The Value of Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)

Why in news – Property consultant Knight Frank released the report.

Key Points –

• It is a global list of movements in prices of luxury homes.

• Top 3 cities –

A. Dubai (44.2% increase)

B. Aspen (27.6%)

C. Riyadh (25%).

• From India –

A. Mumbai Rank -37th (6.4%).

B. Bengaluru Rank – 63rd (3%)

C. Delhi Rank – 77th (1.2%)


1. Porter Prize 2023

Why in news – The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was awarded the Porter Prize 2023.

Key Points –

• Reason - for successfully combating the COVID-19 crisis.

• India delivered more than 2.5 billion doses.

• The prize was announced at The India Dialog at Stanford University.

• Theme of conference - The Indian Economy 2023: Innovation, Competitiveness and Social Progress.


1. Exercise Shinyuu Maitri

Why in news – The Indian Air Force (IAF) participated in Exercise Shinyuu Maitri with the Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF).

Key Points –

• Venue - Komatsu, Japan.

• It was organised on the side-lines of the Indo-Japan Joint Army Exercise, Dharma Guardian.


1. IESH and CCS Survey

Why in news – Reserve Bank of India launched two key surveys to provide "useful inputs" monetary policy.

Key Points –

• They are –

A. Inflation Expectations Survey of Households (IESH).

B. Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS).

• IESH – to capture subjective assessments on price movements and inflation, based on their individual consumption baskets.

• CCS – to gather qualitative responses from households, regarding their sentiments on general economic situation, employment scenario, price level, households' income and spending.

• Both surveys are to be conducted in 19 cities.


1. National Safety Day 2023

Why in news – It is celebrated on March 4 every year in India.

Key Points –

• Aim - to highlight safety measures and make sure that people are aware of them and follow them to avoid accidents at work.

• Theme - “Our Aim – Zero Harm”.

• National Safety Week - From 4 to 10 March.


1. Siang Unying Festival

Why in news – Sarbananda Sonowal attended the colorful Siang Unying Festival in Arunachal Pradesh.

Key Points –

• It is an important festival of the Adi community at Boleng, Arunachal Pradesh.

• Unying is a spring festival marking the beginning of the spring season & new year of Adi community.


1. Chess Player-of-the-Year Award

Why in news – Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh was honoured with Player-of-the-Year award by the Asian Chess Federation (ACF).

Key Points –

• Reason - Clinching gold medal with a record-breaking score of 9/11 in the 44th Chess Olympiad at Mahabalipuram in 2022.

• ‘Best Women’s team of the Year’ - Indian women’s team (Koneru Humpy, D Harika, R Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni).

• Men’s Coach-of-the-Year - R B Ramesh.

• Women’s Coach-of-the-Year awards - Abhijit Kunte.


1. Millets Mahotsav

Why in news – A two-day Millets Mahotsav was organized from 28th February to 1st March 2023 at Bhojpur, Bihar.

Key Points –

• It was inaugurated by Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras.

• United Nations declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets.

• Bihar is known for the production of Jowar, Bajra, Ragi and Small Millets.

• Bhojpur is the hub of sourcing of Sorghum and Small Millet.

• During the year 2021-22, Bihar has exported 21,187.60 MT Millets worth 5.92 Million US Dollars.

About Millets –

• Being grown in more than 130 countries, Millets are considered traditional food for more than half a billion people across Asia and Africa.

• India is the largest producers of millet in the world (41% share in global production).

2. “The Book of Bihari Literature”

Why in news – Bihar Minister of Industry, Samir Kumar Mahaseth has released a book titled “The Book of Bihari Literature.

Key Points –

• It was edited by Abhay Kumar, an Indian poet- diplomat.

• It was released during Grand Trunk Road Initiatives 3.0 (GTRi 3.0) held in Patna, Bihar.

• It is a collection of short stories and poems written over a period of 2600 years.

3. National CBIP Award

Why in news – Gangajal Aapurti Yojana and Gayaji Dham (Falgu River, Gaya) were given the National Award CBIP Award 2022.

Key Points –

• Both were selected by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) in the category of best implementation of water resources.

• The award was received by Sanjay Kumar Agrawal, Secretary, Water Resources Department and Ishwar Chandra Thakur, Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation.

• While preparing the plan, the needs of the population till the year 2051 have been kept in mind.


• Which country has tied up with ISA to increase the use of solar energy - Bangladesh.

• Which country has been awarded the Government Leadership Award 2023 by the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Association – India.

• Which company has recently commissioned India's first "Air-cooled Condenser" – NTPC.

• Which airline has emerged as the largest foreign airline - Emirates Airline.

• Which country has the potential to contribute 15% of global growth in 2023, according to the IMF – India.

• Which company has become the second strongest telecom brand in the world - Reliance Jio.

• Recently, 'Bola Tinubu' has become the new President of which country – Nigeria.

• Who is hosting the second G-20 Business Conference event recently – Aizawl.

• Who has won the women's singles title of 'National Badminton Championship' recently - Anupama Upadhyay.

• NASA has appointed which woman as the agency's science chief for the first time - Nicola Fox.


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