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  • Last Modified 28-03-2023

Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Examinations: March 28, 2023


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Current Affairs: International Relations

The passenger ferry service between Sri Lanka and India to start in April

  • The long-delayed passenger ferry service between Sri Lanka and India is scheduled to begin by the end of April.
  • Ferry service between Puducherry’s Karaikal and Kankesanthurai, a port city in Lanka’s Jaffna district, is likely to begin on 29 April.
  • A passenger terminal is currently being constructed at the Kankesanthurai Port to facilitate the ferry service by the Sri Lanka Navy.

Question: 1

The passenger ferry service between which nation and India to commence in April?

(A) Pakistan

(B) Bangladesh

(C) Nepal

(D) Sri Lanka

Answer: D

Check out the Highlights of the Economic Survey 2022-23 by clicking on the link given below:
Economic Survey 2022-23

Current Affairs: Sports

Mumbai Indians win Women’s Premier League inaugural title

  • Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians won the inaugural Women’s Premier League title on 26 March after registering a thrilling seven-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in the summit clash at the Brabourne stadium
  • Hayley Matthews claimed the purple cap 
  • Meg Lanning won the orange cap
  • Hayley Matthews was the most valuable player
  • All-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt was awarded as the player of the match
  • Hayley Matthews won the award for the catch of the season

Question: 2

Who won the orange cap in the inaugural Women’s Premier League?

(A) Smriti Mandhana

(B) Nat Sciver-Brunt

(C) Meg Lanning  

(D) Hayley Matthews 

Answer: C

Current Affairs: National Interest

EC chooses transgender folk artiste Manjamma Jogati as the poll icon for the community

  • Manjamma Jogati, a transgender person, has been selected by the Election Commission (EC) as a poll icon to inspire the community to register to vote and cast ballots for the first time in the State.
  • Jogati, the transgender folk dancer, the former chairperson of Karnataka Janapada Academy and a Padma Shri awardee, has been chosen as a poll ambassador apart from other icons.
  • Apart from her, cricketer Rahul Dravid, Jnanpith awardee Chandrashekar Kambar, visually challenged person from Belaku Academy Ashwini Angadi, and Paralympian Girish Gowda are the other poll icons in the state.

Question: 3 

Which state’s election commission has chosen Manjamma Jogati as a poll icon?

(A) Karnataka

(B) Andhra Pradesh

(C) Kerala

(D) Tamil Nadu

Answer: A

Current Affairs: Defence

The first-ever joint naval exercise conducted between the EU and the US

  • A joint naval exercise between the European Union and the United States of America took place on 23 and 24 March.
  • The joint naval exercise took place in the framework of the EU and U.S. patrolling and exercising high seasdom of navigation.
  • The exercise involved USS PAUL HAMILTON, as well as EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta’s Spanish Ship REINA SOFIA and Italian Ship CARLO BERGAMINI.
  • It included professional exchanges, onboarding procedures, ship navigation, and training designed to improve interoperability and integration.

Current Affairs: National Interest

Bharat 6G project: India plans to roll out high-speed internet by 2030

  • By 2030, India plans to introduce 6G high-speed communication services.
  • Bharat 6G project to identify and fund research and deployment of the next-generation technology in the country.
  • India’s 6G project will be implemented in two phases, and the government has also appointed an apex council to oversee the project and focus on issues such as standardisation, identification of the spectrum for 6G usage, create an ecosystem for devices and systems, and figure out finances for research and development, among other things.

Question: 4

By which year Indian plans to roll out high-speed 6G internet? 

(A) 2028

(B) 2032

(C) 2030

(D) 2025

Answer: C

Current Affairs: Sports

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty win Swiss Open title

  • The Indian men’s badminton doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty defeated China’s Tan Qiang and Ren Xiang Yu to win the BWF Super 300 tournament in Basel.
  • Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, sixth in the badminton rankings, got the better of the world No. 21 Chinese pair 21-19, 24-22 to win their first title of the 2023 badminton season.

Current Affairs: National Interest

PM Modi addressed the “One World TB Summit” at Varanasi

  • PM recently addressed the One World TB Summit in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • PM Launched the TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative, an official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment and Family-centric care model for TB.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s powerful pharmaceutical industry as a significant advantage in the global battle against TB. He also mentioned that India had set a goal of eradicating TB by the year 2025, which is five years ahead of the global target of 2030.

Question: 5

At which location did PM Modi address the “One World TB Summit”?

(A) Bengaluru

(B) Hyderabad 

(C) Delhi

(D) Varanasi

Answer: D

Check out the Highlights of Union Budget 2023 by clicking on the link given below:
Union Budget 2023-24


Intel co-founder and creator of Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore dies at the age of 94

  • Gordon Moore, a pioneer in the microprocessor industry and a co-founder of Intel, which at one time was the world’s largest semiconductor maker, has died at the age of 94.
  • Moore was a giant in the technological transformation of the modern age, helping companies bring ever more powerful chips to smaller and smaller computers.
  • An engineer by training, he co-founded Intel in July 1968, eventually serving as president, chief executive and chairman of the board.
  • Moore’s law is the observation that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit (IC) doubles about every two years. 

Saurashtra Tamil Sangam will be held at Somnath from 17 to 26 April

  • Mansukh Mandaviya, the union health minister, announced that the Saurashtra Tamil Sangam, which would connect Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra, will take place from 17 April to 26 April in Somnath, Dwarka, and other locations in Gujarat.
  • Additionally present were BJP State President Annamalai, Gujarat Ministers Kunvarji Bavaliya and Jagdish Vishwakarma, and Union Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy L. Murugan.
  • Additionally, Shri Mandaviya introduced a website for Saurashtra Tamil Sangam registration. He said the Sangam would highlight the long-standing connection between Somnath and Rameshwaram.
  • The state of Tamil Nadu is home to around 21 lakh Saurashtrians, and this festival will open up communication between Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs Regional Conference on “Drug Trafficking and National Security” in Bengaluru

  • Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah chaired the Regional Conference on “Drug Trafficking and National Security” recently at Bengaluru.
  • Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government of India has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” policy against drugs to make a drug-free India.
  • The Union Home Minister emphasised that in order to crack down on the entire network, narcotics cases should be thoroughly investigated, with a “bottom to top and top to bottom” approach involving other states and institutions.
  • The government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has four main pillars in its campaign to eliminate drugs from the country: Detection of drugs, Destruction of the network, Detention of culprits and Rehabilitation of drug addicts.
  • The government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has adopted a “Whole of Government Approach” against drugs. 
  • The government is moving towards making a drug-free India by increasing cooperation, coordination and collaboration between all departments and agencies.
  • Union Home Minister inaugurated five new zonal offices of NCB, and the regional office of the bureau headed by the Deputy Director General in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was also inaugurated.
  • In the presence of the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between “Rashtriya Raksha University” and the Government of Karnataka to open a new campus in Shivamogga.

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