Current Affairs in Short: 02 January 2023

Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the next Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board. The Cabinet's appointments committee confirmed Anil Kumar Lahoti's nomination.

Current Affairs in Short
Current Affairs in Short

Balkan nation Croatia adopts Euro as its currency

  • Croatia has formally embraced the euro as its currency, making it the 20th member state of the European Union. 
  • The Balkan country joined the EU about a decade ago but had to wait until now to become a Eurozone member. 
  • When the clock struck midnight, Finance Minister Marko Primorac and National Bank Governor Boris Vuji took the first euro notes from a Croatian cash machine.

Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as new chairman and CEO of the railway board

  • Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the next Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board. 
  • The Cabinet's appointments committee confirmed Anil Kumar Lahoti's nomination. 
  • Mr. Lahoti formerly served as a Member (Infrastructure) of, the Railway Board.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took oath as  39th President of Brazil

  • Following the 2022 Brazilian general election, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was inaugurated as the 39th President of Brazil. 
  • Lula, 77, barely beat Jair Bolsonaro in October to earn an extraordinary third presidential term despite serving a year and a half in prison on corruption charges that were later reversed.
  • Previously, as head of the Workers Party (PT) from 2003 to 2010, he brought millions of Brazilians out of poverty amid a commodities boom that benefited the economy.

Gujarat got first IVF unit for animals in India

  • Gujarat's Amreli, India received its first In vitro fertilization (IVF) mobile device on January 1, 2023. 
  • Purushottam Rupala, union minister, launched the mobile IVF lab. The IVF mobile van, according to the minister, was "dedicated in a collaborative endeavor of the Government of India and Amar Dairy."
  • IVF is a complicated sequence of operations used to aid with fertility and child conception. It is a sophisticated reproductive technique used in animals to multiply better female germplasm at a faster pace.

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