World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 organizes in Davos.

  • The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum started in Davos, Switzerland, on January 16 and will continue till January 20, 2023.
  • The theme of the 53rd annual event is Cooperation in a Fragmented World.
  • Aim: To address the pressing issues the world is facing and promote innovative solutions.
  • A range of topics will be discussed at the 2023 meeting - New Energy, Climate Change, Jobs, Travel and Tourism, Health, Tech, and Banking.

Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni wins Bangkok Open tennis title.

  • In tennis, the Indian team of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won the men's double Bangkok Open title 2023 organized at Nonthaburi, Thailand.
  • They defeated Christopher Rungkat and Akira Santillan (Indonesian-Australian team).
  • With this win, Yuki will get a career-high doubles rank of 90 and Saketh should also touch a career-best 74 in the ATP doubles chart.
  • They will next compete in the Australian Open where they have been given a wild card entry.

Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022.

  • Miss USA, R'Bonney Gabriel (28) has been crowned the Miss Universe 2022 at the 71st Miss Universe pageant organized in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • She is a model, fashion designer, and sewing instructor who prioritizes the environment in her work.
  • She is also the first Filipino American to win Miss USA.
  • Amanda Dudamel from Venezuela was the first runner-up, and Andreína Martínez from the Dominican Republic was the second runner-up.

Writer K Venu received Federal Bank Literary Award 2023.

  • Noted writer K Venu has bagged the first-ever Federal Bank Literary Award 2022 for his autobiography Oranweshananthinte Katha.
  • The award was presented by the chairman and independent director of the Federal Bank, Balagopal Chandrasekhar.
  • It was presented at an event held as part of the ongoing sixth edition Kerala Literature Festival, Kozhikode beach.
  • The prize money was handed over by Nandakumar V (executive vice-president of the bank).

India will be covered by Doppler Weather Radar network by 2025.

  • Earth Sciences Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced that India will be covered by Doppler Weather Radar Network by 2025, at the 148th Foundation Day of the Indian Meteorological Department.
  • Aim: To predict extreme weather events more accurately.
  • It will enhance weather monitoring capabilities and benefit the farmers to contribute significantly to the economy.
  • IMD has taken proactive steps to increase the Radar Network from a mere 15 in 2013 to 37 in 2023.

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