Current Affairs This Week (12-02-2023)

  • Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

    7.8-magnitude tremor hit early on Monday, with second major quake mid-morning – More than 20,000 people were killed when an earthquake struck central Turkey and north-west Syria (Source: The Guardian)
  • Caesium-137
    The Caesium-137 capsule lost in transit (in Australia) more than two weeks ago was discovered when a vehicle equipped with specialist detection equipment picked up the radiation (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Manuela Roka Botey
    Manuela Roka Botey is the prime minister of Equatorial Guinea. She is the first woman to fill this role. Her appointment to Prime Minister by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema was announced on January 31, 2023 (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman Scheme
    THe scheme aims to provide recognition for the skills and knowledge of the Indian youth., The name Vishwakarma in the scheme is in recognition of the contributions made by the Vishwakarma community to the field of skill development. (Source:
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
    PMKVY is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by National Skill Development Corporation.
  • Trishakti Prahar
    Indian military holds joint training exercise Trishakti Prahar in north Bengal As part of the exercise, swift mobilisation and deployment practices were carried out in various locations across north Bengal. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Quote of the week
    A friend in need is a friend indeed! – Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, forger and political philosopher (Source: Wikipedia)

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