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Daily Current Affairs – 09 & 10 April 2023

Daily Current Affairs – 09 & 10 April 2023

This post contains the current affairs for 09 & 10 April 2023. These current affairs are important for banking exams, insurance exams and other competitive exams like IBPS PO and Clerk, SBI PO and Clerk, RBI Assistant and Grade B, etc. You can also attempt our Current Affairs Quiz after reading our daily current affairs.


Tiger Number doubles to 3,167 in 2022 compared to 2,967 in 2018: 5th Tiger Census Data

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the 2022 India’s Tiger Census report on April 09, 2023.
  • As per the latest census report, the numbers of tigers in India showed an increase in 2022, and stands at 3,167 in the wild.
  • There were 2,967 tigers in India, as per the 2018 Tiger Census, released in July 2019.
  • The 2022 Tiger Census shows that tiger’s population has increased by 200 in the past four years. This is 6.7 percent higher than the number of tigers during the 2018 census.
  • Read more here

PM Modi launches International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) for conservation of 7 big cats

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the program ‘Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger’ on April 09, 2023 at Mysuru University in, Karnataka.
  • The year 2023 marks 50 years of the Project Tiger.
  • The Project Tiger was launched in November 1973 as tiger conservation programme by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA)
    • PM Modi launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) in Karnataka.
    • IBCA aims to focus on the protection and conservation of seven major big cats of the world, in collaboration with countries harbouring these species..
    • These include Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar and Cheetah.
    • The IBCA will provide assured support over five years with guaranteed funding of over Rs 800 crore.
    • The alliance membership will be open to 97 “range” countries, which contain the natural habitat of these big cats
  • Read more here

India to get 9% of Electricity from Nuclear Sources by 2047

  • AS per the information by the Union Minister Jitendra Singh, in India, the Government has set the target that nearly 9% share of electricity is likely to be contributed from nuclear sources by 2047.
  • The rising contribution of nuclear power in India’s energy sector will help the country to achieve the commitment of net zero target by 2070.
  • The other target laid down by the Department of Atomic Energy is achieving 20 gigawatts (GW) capacity of nuclear power generation by 2030.
  • This will make India the third-largest producer of atomic energy in the world after the US and France.

World’s first Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre set up in Maharajganj district of UP

  • The Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC) has been set up as the world’s first conservation and breeding centre built and designed exclusively for the conservation of Asian king vulture.
  • The JCBC is built at Farenda in Maharajganj district, located in the Gorakhpur Forest Division of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The objective of this centre is to breed king vultures in captivity and release them in the wild to maintain a sustainable population of the species. The Asian king vulture is critically endangered and protected under the Wildlife Protection Act.
  • The state-of-the-art facility is worth around Rs 15 crore and spread over 1.5 hectares area.
  • The JCBC is a 15-year project, and aims to raise at least 40 vultures.

India contributes USD 2 million to African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)

  • India has contributed USD 2 million to the United Nations Trust Fund in support of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).
  • The cheque for the same was handed over by India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj.
  • ATMIS was established on 1 April 2022, to reduce the threat posed by the terrorist group Al-Shabaad and to support the implementation of the Somali Transitional Plan towards a full handover of security responsibility to the Somali security forces and institutions by the end 2024.
  • Earlier, India had contributed USD 4 million to African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Supreme Court forms 8 member panel to oversee degree verification of advocates; head – Justice BS Chauhan

  • The Supreme Court (SC) has constituted a high powered committee headed by former SC judge Justice BS Chauhan to oversee the process of verification of degree certificates of practising advocates across the country and weed out the fake ones.
  • The degree, enrollment certificate, educational certificate of all lawyers will be verified.
  • The committee shall have 8 members. They are
    • Justice Chauhan – former Allahabad High Court judge,
    • Justice Arun Tandon – former Delhi High Court
    • Chief Justice Rajendra Menon,
    • Senior Advocates Rakesh Dwivedi and Maninder Singh
    • Three other members will be nominated by the Bar Council of India (BCI)
  • The order was issued by a bench which had Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala.


US, China, India, Germany and Russia makes top 5 countries resp. with highest billionaires: 2023 Forbes Ranking

  • The Forbes Billionaire List 2023 reveals that 2,640 billionaires of the world listed in the ranking hails from 77 countries or territories.
  • According to Forbes, the United States has topped the list for having the highest number of billionaire. The US has 735 billionaires in the ranking, similar to 2022.
  • China stood second in terms of the number of billionaires, at 495, compared to 539 in 2022.
  • India is on third spot in the rankings with 169 billionaires. 
  • Germany is on 4th place with 126 billionaires, while Russia with 105 billionaires has 5th highest billionaires.

China undertakes military drill ‘Operation Joint Sword’ encircling Taiwan 

  • The Chinese military successfully held three days military drills dubbed as Operation Joint Sword, around Taiwan Island, for rehearsing an encirclement of Taiwan.
  • It must be noted that China wants to reunify Taiwan with the motherland and views the democratic, self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory.
  • This means that the independence of Taiwan is under threat as China vows to take it one day, by force if necessary.

Chinese company Space Pioneer launches first liquid-fueled commercial rocket Tianlong-2 into orbit

  • The Chinese space startup ‘Space Pioneer’ successfully launched ‘Tianlong-2 rocket” into orbit from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia.
  • This for the first time that a liquid fueled rocket was launched into orbit by a Chinese aerospace company.
  • Also, it was the first time that a startup company (Space Pioneer- also known as Beijing Tianbing Technology Co.) successfully reached orbit on its first attempt. 
  • The Tianlong-2 rocket is also known as “Sky Dragon-2.


Indian origin American Mathematician CR Rao win 2023 International Prize in Statistics

  • Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, a prominent Indian-American mathematician and statistician, has been named for the 2023 International Prize in Statistics, the highest honor in the field.
  • The 102 year old mathematician, Rao has been selected for his monumental work 75 years ago, where he demonstrated three fundamental results that paved the way for the modern field of statistics and provided statistical tools heavily used in science today.
  • Rao will receive the $80,000 award in July 2023 at the International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • The International Prize in Statistics is awarded biennially by a collaboration among five leading international statistics organisations, to recognise a major achievement by an individual or team in the statistics field, particularly an achievement of powerful and original ideas that have led to practical applications and breakthroughs in other disciplines.

India’s Priyanshu Rajawat wins his maiden men’s single title at 2023 Orleans Masters badminton tournament

  • India’s emerging badminton star Priyanshu Rajawat defeated Magnus Johannesen of Denmark, 21-15, 19-21, 21-16, to win men’s single title at the 2023 Orleans Masters in France with a win over  in the decider.
  • It was his maiden BWF World Tour Super 300 title as well as his first appearance in the final.
  • The 21-year-old Priyanshu Rajawat from Madhya Pradesh was a part of the Indian team that registered an epic win at the 2022 Thomas Cup.
  • Winners of 2023 Orléans Masters
    • Men’s Single – Priyanshu Rajawat (India)
    • Women’s single – Carolina Marín (Spain)
    • Men’s Double – Chen Boyang and  Liu Yi – China
    • Women’s Double – Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto – Japan
    • Mixed Double – Chen Tang Jie and  Toh Ee Wei – Malaysia


World Homeopathy Day 2023: 10 April

  • The World Homeopathy Day is celebrated every year on April 10 to spread awareness about homoeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine.
  • The theme for 2023 World Homoeopathy Day is One Health, One Family.”
  • The day marks the birth anniversary of German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, who is considered as the founder of system of alternative medicine called Homeopathy.
  • The year 2023 marks the 268th birthday of Hanhemann.

CRPF Valour Day 2023: 09 April

  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) is observed on 9th April every year, as a tribute to the brave men of the Force.
  • 2023 marks 58th CRPF Valour Day.
  • It was on this day in 1965, a small contingent of CRPF created history by defeating an invading Pakistani army, several time larger, at the Sardar Post located in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
  • The CRPF men eliminated 34 Pakistani soldiers and captured four alive.
  • In the conflict, CRPF lost six personnel who had attained martyrdom.

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