Current Affairs of January 2023

Updated 31 January 2023

The former Minister of Law and Justice (1977 to 79) and advocate of Supreme Court, who passed away on 31 January 2023Shri Shanti Bhushan
The Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Odisha who was shot dead by a police sub-inspector on 29 January 2023Shri Naba Kishore Das
The inaugural edition of the bilateral air exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) held in Japan's Hyakuri air base from 12 to 26 January 2023 was namedVeer Guardian 2023
The biennial Tri-Services Amphibious exercise conducted at Kakinada (A.P.) from 17 to 22 January 23 was namedAMPHEX 2023
The first Indian architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2018) and also recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan who passed away on 24 January 2023Dr. Balkrishna Vithaldas Joshi
The venue of India International Science Festival, IISF-2022 held from 21 to 24 January 2023 with the theme Marching towards Amrit Kaal with Science Technology and InnovationBhopal
The first ever joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army held from 14 January 2023 in Jaisalmer is namedExercise Cyclone-I
The renowned Assamese poet winner of Jnanpith Award for 2020 who passed away on 19 January 2023Shri Nilamani Phookan
The world's oldest person, a French nun aged 118 years, who passed away on 17 January 2023Ms. Lucile Randon
The district of Kerala which has become India's first constitution literate district as announced by the Chief Minister Shri P. VijayanKollam
The state which has restored old pension scheme to all its present employees who are covered under the NPSHimachal Pradesh
The 21st edition bilateral naval exercise held between the navies of India and France from 16 to 21 January 23 on the Western Seaboard is namedExercise Varuna
The contestant from USA who has been crowned Miss Universe 2022 at the beauty pageant held in New Orleans, LouisianaMs. R'Bonney Gabriel
The venue of 26th National Youth Festival held from 12 to 16 January 2023 with the theme Viksit Yuva, Viksit BharatHubbali (Karnataka)
The former Union Minister, seven times Member of Parliament and leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal who passed away on 12 January 23Shri Sharad Yadav
The name given to the new integrated food security scheme for providing free foodgrains to Antodaya Ann Yojna (AAY) & Primary Household (PHH) beneficiaries, rolled out from 1st January 2023Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY)
The venue of 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention held from 08-10 January 2023 with the theme Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit KaalIndore
The renowned oncologist who has been chosen to be awarded the Asom Baibhav, (the highest civilian award by Govt of Assam)Dr. Tapan Saikia
The chess player from Tamil Nadu who has become 79th Indian GrandmasterM. Pranesh
The place in Odisha where a new stadium named Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium was inaugurated by its CM Shri Naveen PatnaikRourkela
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 overJaydev Unadkat
The place in Kerala at which world's first palm-leaf manuscript museum was inaugurated by the Kerala CM Shri P VijayanThiruvananthapuram
The state which has been awarded the UN World Habitat Awards 2023 for its world's largest land titling and slum upgrading program Jaga MissionOdisha
The place on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, where India has deployed its single largest platoon of UN women peacekeepersAbyei
The venue of 1st All India Annual States' Ministers Conference on "Water Vision@2047" held from 05 to 06 January 2023Bhopal
The member of European Union since 2013 which has adopted the EU currency from 01 Jan 2023 and become the 20th member of EurozoneCroatia
The chess player from West Bengal who has become 78th Indian GrandmasterKoustav Chatterjee
The greenfield international airport at Mopa, Goa has been renamed after the former Chief Minister of Goa as Manohar International Airport
The venue of 108th Indian Science Congress held from 3rd January to 07 January with the theme Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women EmpowermentRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
The former President of Brazil (from 2003 to 2011) and member of Workers' Party who has taken over as the 39th President of BrazilMr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva