03 Feb 2023: Current affairs for IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway etc

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major newspapers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for UPSC, IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway, UPPSC, RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, TNPSC, MPSC, KPSC and other competition exams.

International Solar Alliance

India has welcomed Congo (113rd) and New Zealand (114th) to International Solar Alliance.

The ISA was conceived in January 2016 as a joint effort by India and France to mobilize efforts against climate change through deployment of solar energy solutions. .

The Headquarters is in India with its Interim Secretariat being set up in Gurugram

114 countries have signed the ISA Framework Agreement

All member states of the United Nations are eligible to join the ISA.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has granted Observer Status to the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

All School Eye Health Program

The Government of Goa has launched the Vision for All School Eye Health program in partnership with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation and Prasad Netralaya.

The Vision for All Goa eye health program commenced in February 2021 and its monthly camps have screened 50,000 citizens and provided free spectacles to 16,000 people in need.

2025 Madrid International Book Fair

India will be invited as the focal country at the Madrid International Book Fair in 2025, the Ambassador of Spain to India said.

Spain is the theme country at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair.

The Madrid International Book Fair is an annual event held in the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid.

Indian company to supply parts for nuclear turbines

Azad Engineering Private Limited, a Hyderabad-based market leader in engineering, has been approved as the first Indian company to supply critical rotating parts for nuclear turbines.

At present, nuclear power is one of the most cost-effective, clean zero-carbonized electricity sources.