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Daily Current Affairs – 29 April 2023

Daily Current Affairs – 29 April 2023

This post contains the current affairs for 29 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.


India’s first cable-stayed bridge ‘Anji Khad Bridge’ completed successfully

  • India’s first cable-stayed railway bridge ‘Anji Khad bridge ‘ in Jammu & Kashmir, connecting Katra and Reasi Section of Jammu–Baramulla line, is ready for use.
  • The Anji Cable Stay bridge has been designed with a total of 96 cables.
  • The Rs. 458 crore railway bridge has been developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, a Government of India undertaking.
  • It is constructed over the Anji river, a tributary of the Chenab river between Katra and Reasi.
  • The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 metres, and its height (from the river bed to the formation) is 196 metres.
  • Read more here.

Arjun Vajpai becomes first Indian man to Summit Mt. Annapurna

  • Indian professional mountaineer and 2023 Fit India Champion, Arjun Vajpai, has become the first Indian man to summit Mt. Annapurna 1.
  • It is the 10th highest mountain in the world, located in Nepal, at 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) above sea level.
  • Arjun is also the first Indian mountaineer to scale 7x8000m peaks, means seven mountain peaks which are above 8000 metres in height. He now wants to become the first Indian to scale all the 14 8000m summits in the world.
  • He has already scaled Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Manaslu, and Cho-Oyu. He even holds record of being the then youngest mountaineers to climb Mount Everest in 2010 and Mt. Lhotse in May 2011.

Tiger spotted at Kalesar National Park in Haryana after 110 years

  • The Wildlife officials spotted a tiger, caught on camera-trap at the Kalesar National Park in Haryana.
  • It is after a period of 110 years, that a tiger has been spotted at the area.
  • It was in 1913 that a tiger was caught last time.

Rajasthan Forest Dept. creates 3 new wildlife conservation reserves taking total number to 26

  • The Forest Department of Rajasthan has announced the creation of three new conservation reserves in the state to protect the rare and endangered wildlife of Rajasthan.
  • These three new wildlife conservation reserves are
    1. Sorsan in Baran,
    2. Khichan in Jodhpur,
    3. Hamirgarh in Bhilwara
  • With the addition of these 3 new reserves, the total number of wildlife conservation reserves in Rajasthan has gone up to 26.

ITC Overtakes Infosys to become 6th Largest Company by market cap

  • FMCG giant ITC has overtaken IT giant Infosys in terms of market capitalization to become India’s sixth most valuable company on the stock exchanges.  
  • ITC’s market cap currently stands at ₹5.11 trillion compared to Infosys’ nearly ₹5.08 trillion.
  • List of Top 10 companies by market cap
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES      ₹1606895.46
TCS ₹1161858.58
HDFC BANK ₹928407.83
ICICI BANK ₹637688.17
HUL ₹585048.22
ITC ₹511226.51
INFOSYS ₹508011.92
HDFC LTD. ₹505558.17
SBI ₹501250.83
BHARTI AIRTEL ₹430650.07

Pakistan emerges as largest recipient of ADB loans in 2022 in Asia

  • AS per the annual ADB Annual Report 2022, released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan was the largest recipient of the ADB-funded programmes/projects in the year 2022.
  • The Manila-based lender, ADB had disbursed a total of over USD 31.8 billion to 40 Asian countries in 2022.
  • Out of this, Pakistan received loans of USD 5.58 billion.

Winners of 2023 Filmfare Awards

  • The 68th Filmfare Awards, (also known as Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2023 for promotional purpose) was presented on 28 April 2023, to honour artistic and technical excellence in Hindi cinema for the year 2022.
  • Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt, won most number of awards, at 10
  • Top list of winners of the Filmfare Awards 2023 are given below:
    1. Best Film: Gangubai Kathiawadi
    2. Best Film (Critics’): Badhaai Do
    3. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Rajkummar Rao for Badhaai Do
    4. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
    5. Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  • Read the complete list here

Zafer Kizilkaya from Turkey wins 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia region

  • The 34th edition of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize was given on April 24, 2023.
  • The award is dubbed as the “Green Nobel Prize.
  • Region-wise winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2023
    1. Islands and Island Nations – Delima Silalahi from Indonesia,
    2. Africa – Chilekwa Mumba from Zambia,
    3. South & Central America – Alessandra Korap Munduruku from Brazil,
    4. North America – Diane Wilson from United States,
    5. Europe – Tero Mustonen from Finland,
    6. Asia – Zafer Kizilkaya from Turkey
  • Read more here

Global superstar Shakira to receive Billboard’s First-Ever ‘Latin Woman of the Year’

  • The Colombian superstar singer Shakira has been named Billboard’s first Latin Woman of the Year award.
  • She will be honoured at the inaugural “Latin Women In Music” (Mujeres Latinas en la Música) celebration on May 07, 2023.
  • Apart from this, superstars Ana Gabriel, Emilia, Evaluna, Goyo and Thalia will receive special awards at the event presented by Billboard.
  • This first of its kind event for Latin music, will celebrate Latin female artists, executives and creatives who are proactively working for positive change, inclusion and gender parity in the music industry.

India’s Jaden Pariat finish on podium in British F4 Championship

  • Young Indian Racer Jaden Pariat, made the country proud by finishing on podium in the first round of ROKit British F4 Championship at Donington Park in Leicestershire.
  • The 16-year-old Meghalayan racer Pariat is hired for Argenti Motorsport.
  • He is only the second Indian to get an international podium in a Tatuus F4 car after Kush Maini in 2017.
Important Days

International Dance Day: 29 April

  • The International Dance Day is observed globally on 29 April to celebrate the value and importance of the dance, and encourage participation and education in this art form through events and festivals.
  • 2023 Theme is Dance: The Dialogue with Nature, Life and the World.
  • The message author of the day is Yang Liping from China.
  • The day was created in 1982, by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.
  • The day 29 April has been chosen as it marks the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), who is known as the creator of modern ballet.

World Veterinary Day 2023 : 29 April

  • The World Veterinary Day is observed on the Fourth Saturday of April every year.
  • In 2023, the day falls on April 29, 2023.
  • The theme of the 2023 World Veterinary Day isPromoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the veterinary profession
  • The day was created by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000 to celebrate the contributions of veterinarians to the health of animals and society.

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