Daily GK Update - 16th March 2023 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 16th March 2023 Current Affairs
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Daily GK Update - 16th March 2023 Current Affairs


Defence Guru is a dedicated platform to assist Defence Aspirants to fulfill their defence dreams. Being a Defence Aspirant you must be aware of the importance of Current Affairs for NDA, CDS, MNS, AFCAT, and SSB. Current Affairs cover almost 15-20% of all defence exam syllabus. To help candidates prepare for Current Affairs, we are providing every important current affair related to many fields such as National Affairs, International Affairs, Economics News, Sports News, Science & Technology, Defence News, Days, Books, and awards.


                             Current Affairs

                                                              National Affairs

Atal Innovation Mission has launched ATL Sarthi.

  • The Atal Innovation Mission was started by Niti Ayog in 2016.
  • ATL Sarthi which has been launched by Atal Innovation Mission aims at strengthening the growing ecosystem of Atal Tinkering Labs.

India hosts the ‘SCO International Conference on Shared Buddhists Heritage’.

  • This conference was hosted at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi.
  • SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) was established on 15 June 2001.
  • The Headquarters of SCO is situated in Beijing, China.
  • Members of SCO are China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Bar Council of India (BCI) allows Foreign Law Firms and Lawyers to practice in India

  • The Bar Council of India is a statutory body that regulates legal practice in India.

Joint India-Singapore Military Exercise Bold Kurukshetra was organized in Jodhpur.

  • Name of Joint Military Exercise- Bold Kurukshetra
  • Venue- Jodhpur
  • Edition- 13th
  • Participants- Armoured Regiments of India and Singapore

The Name of the Prakritik Krishi Paddhati Scheme has been changed to the National Mission of Natural Farming

  • National Mission on Natural Farming aims to promote Natural Farming.
  • Natural Farming is a method of farming in which zero chemicals are used.

                                                         International Affairs

Denmark becomes the first country to bury Co2 under the sea.

  • Denmark has buried this imported Co2 under the North Sea.
  • This is considered to be the most viable way of carbon sequestration (carbon storage).

US Senate passes resolution to declare Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India.

  • MacMohan Lines divides Boundary between India and China.
  • US Parliament is known as ‘Congress’ and it has two houses. The lower house is the House of Representatives, and the Upper House is the Senate.


Deepak Mohanty has been appointed as Chairperson of PFRDA.

  • Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority is the regulatory body for the overall supervision and regulation of pensions in India.

                                                       Awards and Honours

6 Indians have been awarded the Young Global Leaders Award by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  1. Aditya Thackrey
  2. Madhukeshwar Desai
  3. Vipin B Joseph
  4. Tanvi Ratna
  5. Aakrit Vaish
  6. Sudarshan Venu

Are the recipients of the Young Global Leaders Award.

RBI Governor, Shashi Kant Das has been awarded the Central Banker of the Year Award 2023.

  • RBI Established in- 1935
  • RBI Nationalised in- 1950
  • Headquarters of RBI- Mumbai
  • RBI Governor- Shashi Kant Das


Canara Bank launched Rupay Credit Card through UPI.

  • This will allow customers of Canara bank to link their Rupay Credit Card to UPI (Unified Payment Interface).

WPI Inflation reaches at 3.85%.

  • There are two types of inflations- 1. Retail Inflation and 2. Wholesale Inflation.
  • Retail Inflation is measured by CPI (Consumer Price Index).
  • Wholesale Inflation is measured by WPI (Wholesale Price Index).


Royal Challengers Bangalore wins its first WPL Match.

  • RCB won its first WPL (Women Premier League) Match after defeating UP Warriorz.

R Ashwin again becomes the No. 1 ICC Test Cricket Bowler

  • No. 1 Batsman in ICC Test Cricket- Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
  • No. 1 ICC Test Cricket Bowler- R Ashwin (India)
  • NO. 1 ICC Test Cricket All-Rounder- Ravindra Jadeja (India)


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