9th March 2023 Daily Current Affairs Update

9th March 2023 Daily Current Affairs Update


National News

Bamboo Sector Development workshop inaugurated by Narendra Tomar

  • Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare  has inaugurated the National Workshop on Bamboo Sector Development in New Delhi.
  • The event is being supported by the Ministry of Agriculture as the continuation of efforts to sketch a bamboo economy for benefiting millions of people across the country including farmers, traditional artisans, craft-skilled youth, designers, entrepreneurs and investors.
  • The event is being organized with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Invest India and Kerala State Bamboo Mission.
  • It aims to identify areas for improvement and explore expert suggestions to transform the bamboo industry.


Exam Related Facts

  • Narendra Singh Tomar inauguratedNational Conference on Soil Health
  • Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the three-day ‘North East Krishi Kumbha-2023’ in Meghalaya
  • Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated National Horticulture Fair in Bengaluru
  • Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the 32nd meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Horticulture Board (NHB) in New Delhi.


First meeting of Central Asia JW Group on Afghanistan held in India

  • The first meetingof the India-Central Asia Joint Working Group on Afghanistan was held in New Delhi.
  • The meeting was attended by the Special Envoys and Senior Officials of India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, & Uzbekistan.
  • During the meeting, discussions were held on the current situation in Afghanistan, including the political, security, and humanitarian situation.
  • While emphasizing the respect for sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and non-interference in its internal affairs, all the participants have reiterated their support for a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan.


Exam Related Facts

  • Participants also discussed regional threats of terrorism, extremism, radicalization and drug trafficking.
  • They emphasized that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing any terrorist acts.


Yaoshang festival begins in Manipur

The Yaoshang festival has begun on the 7 March and will continue for five days in Manipur.

  • The festival is celebrated by the Meetei who are predominantly Hindu and it is celebrated at the same time as Holi.
  • It is celebrated for five days in spring, starting on the full moon day of the month of Lamda (February-March).
  • During this Yaoshang festival, apart from playing with colour, the festival also witnessed a number of cultural and religious activities for five days.


Exam Related Facts

  • Capital– Imphal
  • Chief Minister– Biren Singh
  • Governor –Anusuiya Uikey

       Festivals of Manipur

  • Yaoshang Festival
  • Gaan Ngai Festival
  • Imoinu Eratpa festival
  • Sangai Festival
  • Amur Falcon Festival
  • Lai Haraoba Festival
  • Manipur Sangai Festival
  • Lui Ngai Ni Festival
  • Ningol Chakouba Festival
  • Kachai Lemon Festival
  • Shirui Lily Festival

UP to host the 8th edition of Indian Fharma Fair (IFF)

  • The eighth edition of Vedshiv Business Media’s Indian Fharma Fair (IFF)2023 will be organized in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from March 17 to 18 March 2023.
  • This exhibition will focus on expanding the pharmaceutical industry in India, mostly through Third Party Manufacturing, PCD/ Franchise.
  • The fair will present the most up-to-date trends and technology in the pharmaceutical, drug, and formulation industries.
  • It will address industry problems, such as rising packaging and freight costs, and strive to find answers to those issues.


Exam Related Facts

  • Capital– Lucknow
  • Chief Minister– Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor –Anandiben Patel

ECI host the 3rd International Conference on ‘Election Integrity’


  • The Election Commission of India (ECI)has organized the 3rd International Conference on the theme ‘Inclusive Elections and Elections Integrity’.
  • The first international conference of the Cohort was organized on 31 Oct – 01 Nov 2022 at New Delhi.
  • The 2nd Conference on the theme ‘Use of Technology and Elections Integrity’ was hosted by ECI at New Delhi on 23-24 January 2023.


Exam Related Facts

  • Election Commissioner of India (ECI)is a constitutional body to conduct and regulate elections in the country.
  • It consists of a chief election commissioner (CEC) and two election commissioners (usually retired IAS or IRS officers)
  • Founded – 25 January 1950
  • 25 January – Voter’s Day
  • HQ – New Delhi
  • 1st Chief – Sukumar Sen
  • 1st Women Chief – V.S. Ramadevi
  • 25th Chief – Rajiv Kumar
  • Commissioner – Anup Chandra Pandey & Arun Goel
  • Tenure – 6/65yrs

Odisha CM unveiled Dakota aircraft for public viewing in Bhubaneswar

  • It was unveiled on the 107th birth anniversary of the former CM of Odisha.
  • The iconic Dakota Aircraft belongs to erstwhile Kalinga Airlines and was founded by Ex-Chief Minister of Odisha (Late) Biju Patnaik.
  • It was brought from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to Bhubaneswar on January 18, 2023.
  • A 10-member team of Aerospace Research Development required has dismantled the aircraft and packed it in proper shape for public viewing.


Exam Related Facts

  • Capital –Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor –Ganeshi Lal

Banking and Financial

Max Life partners with Ujjivan SFB to offer life insurance solutions


  • Max Life Insurance and Ujivan Small Finance Bank have partnered to offer life insurance offerings

to Ujjivan SFB’s customers.

  • Through this partnership, both will offer a range of savings, protection, retirement, and group

life insurance plans to Ujivan SFB customers.

  • Max Life Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between Max Financial Services Limited and Axis Bank Limited.


Exam Related Facts

  • South Indian Bank partnered with SAIL to provide financial assistance to the dealers of SAIL
  • SBI General Insurance partnered with HP Police and Doers NGO to reduce the number of traffic accidents
  • Saraswat Bank partnered with Tagit to deploy omnichannel banking
  • ICICI Bank signed MoU with BNP Paribas for providing financial service
  • HDFC Bank partnered with NIIT Limited for building pipeline of High-Quality


Appointment and Resignation

Arun Subramanian becomes 1st Indian-American judge at New York Court

  • Indian-American Arun Subramaniam the first South Asian District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  • Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer confirmed the nomination of Mr. Subramanian by a vote of 58-37.
  • South District New York notably has one of the largest South Asian-American populations in the country.


Exam Related Facts

  • Arun Subramanian currently serves as Chairperson of Susman Godfrey’s 2022 Pro Bono Committee and is also a longtime Director of the Columbia Law Review.
  • Presidnt of World Bank – Ajay Banga
  • Post of US Air Force brigadier general – Raja Chari (Indian-American astronaut)
  • North Korea human rights envoy by US President – Julie Turner
  • Maryland’s first Indian-American Lt. Governor – Aruna Miller
  • First LGBTQ woman of colour city council in the US state of California – Janani Ramachandran
  • Firrst Indian American woman president of Harvard Law Review – Apsara A Iyer


Manik Saha sworn in as chief minister of Tripura for second time

Manik Saha has been sworn in as the new chief minister of Tripura for the second consecutive term.

  • In 2022, he was made the chief minister after replacing Biplab Deb.


Exam Related Facts

  • Capital – Agartala
  • Chief Minister – Manik Sarkar
  • Governor – Satyadeo Narain Arya


Shalija Dhami becomes first woman officer to command a fighter unit in IAF


  • Group Captain Dhamihas become the first woman officer in the IAF to command a missile squadron in the Western sector facing Pakistan.
  • Shiva Chauhan is currently the first woman officer to be operationally posted in Siachen.
  • She is currently posted in the Operations Branch of Forward Command Headquarters.
  • Dhami was commissioned as a helicopter pilot in the year 2003.
  • Dhami is the second deployment after Captain Shiva Chauhan of the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army.


Exam Related Facts

  • First woman president of Indian Olympic Association – PT Usha
  • First woman officer to be posted at BRO – Captain Surbhi Jakhmola
  • First woman chief secretary of Telangana – Santhi Kumari
  • First minister of the new Ministry of Indigenous People in Brazil – Sonia Guajajara
  • First female Sikh judge in US – Manpreet Monica Singh


Khelo India Dus ka Dum tournament to be organized to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

  • In the run-up to the International Women’s Day 2023 celebrations, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports isset to organize the Khelo India Dus Ka Dum tournament from 10th to 31st of March.
  • The Ministry has sanctioned a total budget of 50 Lakh rupees to conduct the tournament.
  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will remain present at the opening ceremony of the event on March 10 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital.
  • The tournament features 10 sports that will be held across 10 cities in the country.
  • Nearly 15 thousand women athletes are set to participate in the tournament.


Exam Related Facts

  • The main purpose of organising this tournament is to provide platform to the women athletes who were unable to participate in national or state level competitions.
  • Also ensure that competitive sports reaches untapped geographical areas.


Veteran actor-director Satish Kaushik passed away

  • At the age of 67Veteran actor-writer-director Satish Kaushik passed away .
  • He directed Sridevi`s film, “Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raja” and later “Prem”, both disasters, but he got his big hit with “Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hain” and also “Tere Sang”, among many others.


Exam Related Facts

  • He was an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and producer.
  • He acted in theatres before finding his break in Bollywood.

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