Daily Current Affairs January 02

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January 02| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days- Daily Current Affairs January 02

1. World Introvert Day is observed on___________?
A) 1st January
B) 2nd January
C) 3rd January
D) 4th January
E) None of these
Answer: B) 2nd January

  • DAY: World Introvert Day
  • DATE: 2 January
  • OTHERS: It is the ideal day to honor introverts by giving them the time and space they require.

Sports – Daily Current Affairs January 02

2. Which board will include DEXA and Yo-Yo tests for team selections?
C) Cricket Ireland
D) Zimbabwe Cricket
E) None of these
Answer: B) BCCI

  • The BCCI announced the changes, noting, “While ‘Yo-Yo’ Test made a comeback in the Indian team, ‘DEXA’ was also announced as part of the selection criteria. Both are implemented in the customized roadmaps of the central pool of players”.
  • The DEXA or the Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry Test is now mandatory for injured players who are willing to make a comeback.
  • The test is an imaging test that measures bone density.
  • Meanwhile, Yo-Yo test is an endurance fitness test that involves running between markers placed 20 meters apart at increasing speeds.
  • Yo-Yo Tests were scrapped owing to higher level of fatigue among players while playing inside the Covid-19 bio-bubble. Now the test makes a comeback.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs January 02

3. Which of the following bank continued to remain systemically important bank?
C) HDFC Bank
D) All the above
E) None of these
Answer: D) All the above

  • The RBI said state-owned SBI, along with private sector lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank continue to be Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) or institutions which are ‘too big to fail’.
  • SIBs are perceived as banks that are ‘too big to fail (TBTF)’.
  • This perception of TBTF creates an expectation of government support for these lenders in times of distress.
  • Due to this, these banks enjoy certain advantages in the funding markets.
  • ”SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), under the same bucketing structure as in the 2021 list of D-SIBs,” the Reserve Bank said in a statement.

4. Shriram Finance raised interest rates on FDs by up to _______ bps?
A) 20 basis points
B) 30 basis points
C) 40 basis points
D) 50 basis points
E) None of these
Answer: B) 30 basis points

  • Shriram Finance Ltd (Shriram Finance) has announced a hike in fixed deposit rates by up to 30 basis points across different tenures with effect from January 1.
  • Customers can earn interest of up to 9.36% on FDs.
  • An additional 0.25% p.a will be paid on all renewals

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs January 02

5. GST collections up 15 pc in December at how many crores?
A) Rs 129,780 crore
B) Rs 149,507 crore
C) Rs 145,867 crore
D) Rs 157,245 crore
E) None of these
Answer: B) Rs 149,507 crore

  • The gross revenue from goods and services tax (GST) rose 15 percent year-on-year to Rs 149,507 crore in December 2022.
  • The government collected Rs 129,780 crore as gross GST revenue in December 2021.
  • Of the total GST collected in December, CGST was Rs 26,711 crore, SGST was Rs 33,357 crore, IGST was Rs 78,434 crore (including Rs 40,263 crore collected on import of goods) and cess was Rs 11,005 crore (including Rs 850 crore collected on import of goods), data revealed.
  • Notably, monthly GST revenues have been more than Rs 1.4 lakh crore for 10 straight months in a row now.
  • In November, gross GST revenue collection was Rs 145,867 crore, an increase of 11 per cent over last year’s corresponding month.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs January 02

6. Election Commission appointed Maithili Thakur as Bihar’s state icon who is a__________?
A) Actor
B) Singer
C) Reformist
D) Politicians
E) None of these
Answer: B) Singer

  • Folk singer Maithili Thakur was appointed the state icon for Bihar by the Election Commission.
  • Thakur, trained in Indian classical and folk music, was recently selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for her contribution to the folk music of Bihar for 2021.
  • The ECI has approved the proposal of appointment of Maithili Thakur, folk singer as State Icon of Bihar, the letter sent to the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar by the poll panel.

Awards – Daily Current Affairs January 02

7. Who won ‘Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar’ in 2022?
A) Anil Kumar Lahoti
B) Shaista Khan
C) Satya Nadella
D) Andy Jassy
E) None of these
Answer: B) Shaista Khan

  • ‘Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar’, initiated in 2011 to promote language and literature, has served as an inspiration in the lives of youth in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to the rise of their interest in the Kashmiri language.
  • Sahitya Akademi New Delhi had started this award in 24 languages.
  • Nine writers have received this award for the Kashmiri languages so far.
  • The latest in the list is a Srinagar-based young writer Shaista Khan who won the award for her fictional collection “Brand Birs Peeth” in 2022.
  • “It has been observed that due to this award, other novice writers are also getting inspiration and they are getting interested in Kashmiri language and literature”.

Defence – Daily Current Affairs January 02

8. NCC Republic Day Camp 2023 began at which Cantonment?
A) Delhi
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Rajasthan
D) Maharastra
E) None of these
Answer: A) Delhi

  • The National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2023 has begun at the Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment.
  • As many as two thousand one hundred fifty five cadets from all 28 states and eight Union Territories are participating in this camp.
  • The aim of the camp is to provide exposure to the county’s culture and traditions through important events that take place in the national capital in the run-up to Republic Day.
  • In addition, the objective is to enhance the personality traits of the cadets and strengthen their value system.
  • This nearly month-long camp will culminate with the Prime Minister’s rally on 28th January.

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs January 02

9. Which year is known as International Year of Millets?
A) 2021
B) 2022
C) 2023
D) 2024
E) None of these
Answer: C) 2023

  • International Year of Millets – 2023 kick starts with focussed activities being undertaken by Central Ministries, State Governments and Indian Embassies.
  • On the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the proposal of the Government of India, the United Nations has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • It will help in creating awareness throughout the world about the significant role of millets in sustainable agriculture and its benefits as a smart superfood.

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs January 02

10. Which of the following govt launched ‘Mathematics Winter Camp’ for city schools?
A) Delhi
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Rajasthan
D) Maharastra
E) None of these
Answer: A) Delhi

  • The Delhi government launched a ”Mathematics Winter Camp” for the city schools to bridge the learning gaps induced by the COVID-19 pandemic among students.
  • The camp will be run till January 14.
  • The initiative is expected to supplement the classroom content, improve the learning level of the Class-9 students, act as a brief exam-focused revision and enable students to address foundational concepts.
  • The camp will be an opportunity to work on the challenges faced throughout the academic year and the Class-9 students of the schools run by the city government will be provided with additional learning support to strengthen the foundational concepts, Delhi government Advisor Reena Gupta said.

11. Who launched party’s new outreach programme titled Didir Suraksha Kavach?
A) Pema Khandu
B) Nitish Kumar
C) Mamata Banerjee
D) Jagan Mohan Reddy
E) None of these
Answer: C) Mamata Banerjee

  • West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee lashed out at both her opponents in the state BJP and the CPI(M) led Left Front – claiming the ideological opposites, ‘Ram-Baam’ (BJP-Left), had allied covertly.
  • Launching her party’s new outreach programme titled Didir Suraksha Kavach (Didi’s Protective Shield)’, Banerjee said, Even if one weed attacks our paddy, the whole crop could be ruined, while cautioning her workers to root out corruption ahead of Panchayat polls to be held in the next few months.
  • Around 3.5 lakh Trinamool Congress workers will reach out to the around 10 crore people of the state to check if they are benefitted from government projects.

12. Who conducted space audit at AIR station in Jaisalmer?
A) Nitin Gadkari
B) Jitendra Singh
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Anurag Thakur
E) None of these
Answer: D) Anurag Thakur

  • In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission of Swaccha Bharat, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur conducted a space audit and disposal of scrap at All India Radio (AIR) station in Jaisalmer.
  • On this occasion, Thakur said that space efficiency and co-locating various arms of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry would bring synergy among sister organizations and make available huge space for further utilisation.
  • Therefore, we need to manage scrap to improve our work efficiency.
  • Pertinent to note that the audit was spearheaded by the Union Minister himself, who first visited Doordarshan Kendra Ahmedabad on September 29 as part of a pre-campaign inspection under Swachha Bharat Abhiyan.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:

UNION MINISTER : Shri Anurag Singh Thakur (Hamirpur,Himachal Pradesh)

13. President Murmu will inaugurate Constitution Park at _____________?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Rajasthan
D) Maharastra
E) None of these
Answer: C) Rajasthan

  • President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the newly-constructed Constitution Garden and beautification works related to it at Rajasthan Raj Bhavan.
  • On this occasion, she will also interact with Kathodi and Sahariya tribals.
  • The President will visit Mayur Stambh, the flag post, the Gandhi statue and Maharana Pratap’s statue, before inaugurating the Constitution Park.
  • Governor Kalraj Mishra, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Assembly Speaker Dr C.P. Joshi, Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal and other dignitaries will be present at the programme.
  • On the innovative initiative of the Governor, Rajasthan has become the first state in the country where a Constitution Garden has been established at the Raj Bhavan to create constitutional awareness among the common people.
  • Mishra, Gehlot, and Joshi laid the foundation stone of the Constitution Garden on January 26, 2022.


Capital: Jaipur
CM: Ashok Gehlot (14th)
Governor: Kalraj Mishra (22nd)
Language: Hindi
National Park: Keoladeo National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Ramsar Site: Keoladeo Ghana National Park,Sambar Lake
Tiger Reserve: Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Power Station: Chhabra Thermal Power Plant
Dams: Alnia Dam(River: Alnia)
RRB: Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank (BOB), Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Keoladeo National Park,The Jantar Mantar,Hillforts of Rajasthan, Jaipur City

14. Which of the following state get highest angel investments in 2022?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Ahmedabad
D) Maharastra
E) None of these
Answer: B) Tamil Nadu

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE-VC) firms invested $2,614 million across 65 deals in Tamil Nadu-based companies in 2022.
  • Of this 45 firms are headquartered in She state while the remaining 20 now have their base overseas but were headquartered here at some point and also have a substantial part of their business in Tamil Nadu.
  • According to data provided by Venture Intelligence, a research service focussed on private company financials, transactions and valuations, in 2021, PE-VC firms invested $2,040 million across 66 firms.
  • During 2022, angel investments in Tamil Nadu was also high. Data shows that 54 firms got angel funding when compared to 43 in 2021 and 25 in 2020.
  • National data shows that PE-VC firms investments in India fell by 29% in 2022 compared to the record highs of 2021.
  • PE-VC firms invested $46 Billion (across 1,261 deals) in Indian companies in 2022, compared to $65 Billion (across 1,362 deals) in the previous year.

Tamil Nadu:

Capital: Tamil
CM: MK Stalin
Governor: RN Ravi
Language: Tamil
National Park: Guindy National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary
Tiger Reserve: Anaimalai Tiger Reserve
Power Station: Ennore Thermal Power Station
Dams: Amaravathi Dam
RRB: Tamil Nadu Grama Bank (Indian Bank)
UNESCO Site: Western Ghats,Mountain Railways, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Great Living Chola Temples

15. Who among the following Chaires National Ganga Council Meet Via Video Conferencing?
A) Anurag Thakur
B) Narendra Modi
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Jitendra Singh
E) None of these
Answer: B) Narendra Modi

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi chaired the National Ganga Council meet held on 30th December 2022 via video conferencing in Kolkata.
  • Shri Modi said that the meeting of Council provides a great opportunity to discuss ways to further strengthen the Namami Gange initiative.
  • PM Modi also spoke about ways to enhance cleanliness efforts including expanding the network of sewage treatment plants in the smaller towns.
  • During the meeting, PM emphasized on ways to enhance various forms of herbal farming along the Ganga.
  • PM Shri Modi said that the purity of Maa Ganga is our common heritage and also our responsibility.
  • Our forefathers have given us a precious heritage and it is our destiny to hand over this heritage to future generations in the same condition and with same purity.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • 2 January- World Introvert Day.


  • BCCI to include DEXA and Yo-Yo tests for team selections.

Banking and Finance 

  • SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank continue to remain systemically important banks.
  • Shriram Finance raises interest rates on FDs by up to 30 bps.

Business And Economy

  • GST collections up 15 pc in December at Rs 149,507 crore.


  • Election Commission appoints Maithili Thakur as Bihar’s state icon.


  • J-K’s Shaista Khan wins ‘Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar’ in 2022, becomes 9th Kashmiri to bag award.


  • NCC Republic Day Camp 2023 begins at Delhi Cantt with participation of 2,155 cadets.

International Affairs

  • International Year of Millets 2023 begins with enthusiasm across globe to create awareness about its significance in sustainable agriculture.

National Affairs

  • Delhi govt launches ‘Mathematics Winter Camp’ for city schools.
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC’s new campaign ‘Didir Suraksha Kavach’.
  • Anurag Thakur conducts space audit at AIR station in Jaisalmer.
  • President Murmu to inaugurate Constitution Park at Rajasthan Raj Bhavan.
  • Tamil Nadu gets highest angel investments in 2022.
  • Prime Minister Chairs National Ganga Council Meet Via Video Conferencing.


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