Current Affairs in Short: 19 January 2023

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern made a shocking announcement saying that she will resign from her position.

Current Affairs in Short
Current Affairs in Short

3rd meeting of Steering Committee of the Ken-Betwa link project held in New Delhi

  • On January 18, 2023, the Ken-Betwa Link Project's Steering Committee met for the third time in New Delhi. 
  • Speaking on occasion, Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, of the Department of Water Resources, emphasized the importance of the Ken-Betwa connection project for the region's water security and socioeconomic development. 
  • He stated that it is a showpiece project of both the Centre and the State and that both are responsible for completing it on schedule.

India’s first 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTG) installed in Karnataka

  • In Gadag, Karnataka, ReNew Power erected India's first 3x platform wind turbine generators (WTGs). 
  • The new wind turbine generators will be used in the country's first "Round the Clock" renewable energy project, which will combine wind, solar, and battery energy storage technology (BESS).
  • This project will generate enough energy to power over 1 million Indian households annually.

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand gave her resignation 

  • New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern made a shocking announcement saying that she will resign from her position. 
  • The 42-year-old Ardern claimed she no longer had "enough in the tank" after leading the country through the pandemic, the Covid outbreak, and its worst-ever terror incident. 
  • Ardern became the world's second prime minister to give birth while in office, following Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990.

Shubman Gill, youngest batsman to hit double centuries in one-day international cricket

  • Shubman Gill joined the prestigious list on January 18, 2023, becoming the fifth Indian batsman to score 200 in the 50-over format, only one month after Ishan Kishan hammered a double century in an ODI. 
  • He cleared the ropes nine times in total and finished with 208 off just 149 deliveries. 
  • Shubman is also the youngest batsman to achieve the milestone.

Badara Alieu Joof, vice-president of Gambia country died in India

  • President Adama Barrow said on January 18, 2023, that Gambia's Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof died of sickness in India. 
  • In 2022, Joof, 65, was chosen vice president of the West African country. He was once the education minister. 
  • The vice president departed Gambia for medical treatment around three weeks ago.

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