Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 17.04.2023


1. List of Richest CMs

Why in news – A poll affidavit was analyzed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Election Watch (NEW).

Key Points –

• 29 (97%) of the 30 incumbent chief ministers are crorepatis.

• Average assets - Rs 33.96 crore for every CM.

• Out of the 30 CMs, 13 (43%) have declared serious criminal cases like murder, kidnapping and criminal intimidation.

• Only non-crorepati CM - Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal CM, total asset – Rs 15 lakh).

2. Agri-Drone Subsidy

Why in news - Garuda Aerospace became India’s first company to receive a subsidy for making agri-drones.

Key Points –

• Garuda Aerospace is a Made in India drone startup.

• It is a part of the government’s efforts to promote the use of agricultural drones.

• Directorate General of Civil Aviation approved Type Certified Garuda Kisan Drone.

3. 125-ft Statue of Dr B R Ambedkar

Why in news – Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao unveiled a 125-foot tall bronze statue of Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 132nd birth anniversary.

Key Points –

• Location - Hussain Sagar lake, Hyderabad.

• This is the tallest statue of Dr Ambedkar in India.

• Chief guest - Prakash Ambedkar (Ambedkar's grandson).

4. Uttaramerur Inscription

Why in news – PM Narendra Modi referred to the Uttaramerur inscription in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, while discussing India’s democratic history.

Key Points –

• It is from the reign of Chola king Parantaka I (907-953 AD).

• These provide a detailed description about the village’s self-governance (sabha).

• It is like a local constitution for the gram sabha.

• It details how members were selected, the required qualifications, their roles and responsibilities, and even the circumstances in which they could be removed.


1. Ambedkar Circuit

Why in news – The Bharat Gaurav tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit flagged off from New Delhi on April 14, 2023.

Key Points –

• The Yatra would include visit to prominent places associated with BR Ambedkar like Mhow, Nagpur and sacred Buddhist sites like Sanchi, Sarnath, Gaya and Rajgir and Nalanda.

• Mhow - Birthplace of Dr. BR Ambedkar.

• Nagpur (Deekshabhoomi) - A consecrated monument of Navayana Buddhism.

• Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train launch is in line with the Government of India initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote special interest circuits in domestic tourism.


1. Trading Partner in FY23

Why in news – Recently, provisional data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was released.

Key Points –

• India’s top trading partners – USA > China > UAE ($76.16 billion) > Saudi Arabia ($52.72 billion) > Singapore (USD 35.55 billion).

• India's biggest trading partner in 2022-23 - United States (bilateral trade - $128.55 billion, 7.65% increase).

• Exports to USA - $78.31 billion. Imports - $50.24 billion (trade surplus of $28 billion).

• India – China trade - $113.83 billion (declined by about 1.5%).

• India – China trade deficit - $83.2 billion.


1. Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice)

Why in news - The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice Mission on April 14, 2023.

Key Points –

• Rocket used - Ariane 5.

• It is planned to reach Jupiter in 2031.

• Aim - to carry out a detailed exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons.

• Juice was constructed by an industrial consortium led by Airbus Defence and Space.

• NASA’s Europa Clipper is scheduled to be launched in October 2023 (reach Jupiter in 2030) to study Jupiter’s Europa moon.

• Juice isn’t equipped to detect life. It can find out places where water, biological essential elements, energy, and stability, to sustain life are present.

• Only two other spacecraft have ever examined Jupiter: the Galileo probe (1995 – 2003) and Juno (since 2016).

About Jupiter –

• Jupiter has 80 to 95 moons.

• Juice mission would study Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. They are large ocean-bearing moons.

• Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the only one to generate its own magnetic field.

• Ganymede, Callisto and Europa are believed to hold immense amounts of water, which could be around six times more than the volume of water in Earth’s oceans.


1. “Banking on Climate Chaos” Report

Why in news - Treport released by environmental organizations like Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International etc.

Key Points –

• The world’s 60 largest banks have spent $5.5 trillion or Rs 4,49,36,265 crore on financing fossil fuel projects since 2016 (after Paris Agreement).

Top banks (2016-2022) –

(a) J P Morgan Chase & Co ($434.15 billion)

(b) Citibank NA ($332.9 billion)

(c) Wells Fargo & Company ($318.2 billion),

• Top countries - United States, Canada, China, Japan, France.

• In 2022, banks from the US contributed 28% of the entire financing in the fossil fuel industry.


1. 59th Miss India 2023

Why in news - Nandini Gupta from Rajasthan's Kota has been crowned Femina Miss India 2023.

Key Points –

• Nandini Gupta would represent India at the 71st Miss World contest in UAE.

• Venue – Imphal, Manipur.

• First runner-up - Shreya Poonja (Delhi).

• Second runner-up - Thounaojam Strela Luwang (Manipur).

2. TIME 100 Most Influential 2023

Why in news - TIME 100 most influential 2023 list has been released.

Key Points –

• Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and SS Rajamouli have made to the list.

• Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth is estimated to be over $725 million or over Rs 5800 crore.


1. World Hemophilia Day 2023

Why in news - It is celebrated on April 17 every year.

Key Points –

• Theme 2023 – “Access for All: Prevention of bleeds as the global standard of care”.

• The day marks the birth anniversary of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia (established - 1963).

• Haemophilia - A genetic disorder that affects the body's ability to control blood clotting.

• It primarily affects males. Mutation or change in genes are located on the X chromosome.

• Treatment - Replacement Therapy.


• Which city has appointed its first-ever "rat czar" to reduce the number of rodents roaming the city - New York.

• Which state with more than 11,304 folk dancers and drummers set a Guinness World Record for the largest ever 'Bihu' dance performance – Assam.

• Who won India's first gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan - Aman Sehrawat.

• Who unveiled new logo on its 35th Foundation Day reflecting the “aspiration of a new and modern nation that works for the prosperity of every Indian” – SEBI.

• India has signed an MoU with UN World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian food assistance of 10,000 tonnes of wheat for which country – Afghanistan.

• Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar virtually inaugurated the Buzi Bridge in which country – Mozambique.

• Tropical Cyclone Ilsa battered which country – Australia.

• India, Japan and France have announced a common platform for talks among creditors to address the debt restructuring programme of which country - Sri Lanka.

• Who became the fastest to take 100 wickets in IPL and registered the record in just 64 innings - Kagiso Rabada.

• Which country signed a deal with the India's Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) to develop the 679MW Lower Arun Hydro project – Nepal.


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