Current Affairs 2023 Updates: Which countries will host the Asian Football Cup 2023 and 2027, which country has decided to remove the photo of its head of state from the dollar. Similar current affairs questions are being answered here.
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Question 1: Which countries will host the Asian Football Cup 2023 and 2027?
Answer: For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia has won the hosting of the 2027 Asian Nations Cup. The decision was taken during the 33rd Congress of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held in Bahrain’s capital Manama. To host the 2027 Asian Nations Cup, the Saudi Arabia-2027 Committee revealed the new and developed stadiums that will be worked on to host the tournament. On the other hand, Qatar has already decided to host the Asian Football Cup 2023. This important event is scheduled to be held in Qatar from 26 June to 16 July 2023.
Question 2: Which country has decided to remove the photo of its head of state from the dollar?
answer: Australia has decided to remove the photo of its head of state from the five dollar note. The Central Bank of Australia has announced that it is removing the face of the British monarch from its five dollar note. His face was on Australian five dollar notes until the death of Queen Elizabeth. After his death in the year 2022, Australia has decided to remove them instead of printing notes bearing the photo of King Charles III. Australia is an independent country. To this day, the head of state of Australia is the British monarch. King Charles III is currently the head of Australia. His role is symbolic. The bank said in a statement that on the other side of the five dollar note, as before, there will be a picture of the Australian Parliament.
Question 3: Google has partnered with which AI start-up?
answer: Google has invested around $300 million in AI startup, Anthropic. It is being said that it is going to compete with Chat-GPT. In this deal, Anthropic has agreed to buy some of Google’s services for its technology. Through this, Google will take a stake of about ten percent. This partnership has been done so that both the companies can develop AI computing system. Anthropic will leverage Google Cloud’s state-of-the-art GPU and TPU clusters to train and scale its AI systems. Anthropic is established in 2021. It was started by Daniela and Dario Amodi, who were associated with OpenAI. Since inception, Anthropic has published 14 research papers demonstrating how to build reliable and controllable language models.
Question 4: Which is the new digital weapon that banks and NBFCs have got for debt recovery?
answer: Banks and NBFCs have got a new digital weapon for debt recovery for the first time. It gives many more solutions. Mobicule’s mCollect repossession module helps banks with the help of technology. The launch of the module is seen as an advancement of the company’s debt recovery platform. It simplifies the auction and release process along with digitizing the entire loan ledger. mCollect will ease the current paper-based repossession processes used by banks. The platform has the potential to handle cash collection in rural areas apart from tackling frauds. mCollect Target provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for loan recovery, collection and monitoring.
Question 5: What is the theme of World Cancer Day 2023?
answer: The theme of World Cancer Day 2023 is ‘Close The Care Gap’. World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4 February to unite people in the fight against cancer. The aim of World Cancer Day is to reduce cancer deaths by making governments and individuals across the world aware of the disease. It is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The day was started on February 4, 2000 during the World Summit Against Cancer for New Millennium in Paris. The first Cancer Day was celebrated in Geneva, Switzerland in the year 1933 as an initiative of the World Health Organisation. Since then every year a new theme is released on Cancer Day. About 27 lakh people suffer from cancer every year in India. Eight lakh people die from this disease.
Question 6: What honor has been envisaged for the craftsmen in the Union Budget?
answer: The 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela was inaugurated in Faridabad, Haryana by the Vice President of the country Dr. Jagdeep Dhankhar on last February. Its objective is to encourage clusters of skilled artisans. The theme of the fair for the year 2023 is the North Eastern States as these regions play an important role in India’s ‘Look-East and Act-East’ policy. PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman has also been envisaged in the Union Budget 2023-24 through initiatives like Mudra Yojana, One District, One Product and Unity Mall, to help artisans expand the reach and quality of their creations. This fair is organized every year in the month of February in collaboration with Surajkund Mela Authority, Haryana Tourism, Union Ministry of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. This time the fair will run till February 19.
Question 7: Which organization has started the Vihangam drone technology?
answer: Navratna company Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has introduced drone technology in coal mines by launching Vihangam, a web-based portal with drone and ground control system. This portal allows an authorized person to access real time drone video of the mine. It has a control station with the help of which the drone is flown, which can be operated anywhere through the portal. This pilot project is currently operational in Bhuvaneshwari and Lingaraj opencast mines of Talcher Coalfields (Odisha). Environmental monitoring and photogrammetric mapping of the mine has become easier through the digitization of the mining process. Drones have an important role in this. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited contributes more than 20% of the total coal produced in India.
Question 8: Where is Operation Sadbhavna being run by the Indian Army?
answer: The Indian Army is running seven Army Goodwill Schools under ‘Operation Sadbhavna’ in the Ladakh region. More than 2,200 students are currently studying in these schools. The army is also developing medical camps, veterinary camps, medical equipment, medical infrastructure in remote areas of Ladakh. Women are also being helped through Operation Sadbhavna. Operation Sadbhavna is a unique humanitarian initiative launched by the Indian Army and formalized in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s with the intention of meeting the aspirations of the people affected by terrorism.
Question 9: Which savings scheme has been announced for women and daughters in the Union Budget?
answer: A new savings scheme ‘Mahila Samman Savings Certificate’ has been announced for women and girls in the Union Budget. In this scheme, interest will be given on the deposit at a fixed rate of 7.5 percent for two years. Under the scheme, the amount can be deposited in the name of a woman or a girl child. Under this, the maximum deposit has been kept at two lakh rupees. There is no tax benefit in this. Partial withdrawal is allowed in this plan. This scheme, announced in the budget 2023, will be available for a period of two years i.e. till March 2025. This will encourage more and more women to adopt formal financial savings instruments.
Question 10: What is the mangrove plantation announced in the Union Budget?
answer: In the Union Budget 2023-24, mangrove tree plantation has been announced along the sea coast. Earlier, India had joined the Mangrove Coalition for Climate launched during COP27. Mangroves can store ten times more carbon per hectare than terrestrial forests. They protect coastal communities by acting as a natural barrier against storms. According to the India Forest Status Report-2021, the total mangrove cover area of India is 4,992 sq km. India lost 40% of its mangrove cover during the last century. Mangroves are trees that are found in brackish water or semi-brackish water. Often these occur in such coastal areas, where a river is flowing into an ocean. Mangrove forests are of great importance in the ecosystem, as they provide stability to the coasts. Fish and birds provide habitat and protection to the species.