B-20 inception meeting to be organised in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

  • As part of G-20 presidency, a Business-20 (B-20) inception meeting will be organized at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from 22- 24 January 2023.
  • Agenda: To formulate policy recommendations to be submitted to G-20 ahead of the leaders' Summit.
  • Attended by: Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Ashwini Vaishnaw, CM Bhupendra Patel, Amitabh Kant (India's Sherpa to G-20), and N Chandrasekaran (Tata Sons Chairman).
  • It will be the first of 15 events that the State is set to organize.

Yonex- Sunrise India Open 2023 starts in Delhi.

  • The India Open, officially known as Yonex- Sunrise India Open 2023 started in New Delhi on 17th January and continues till 22nd January 2023.
  • The tournament organized at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.
  • Since 2008, it will be the first time when India Open is organized in the super 750 status category.
  • The tournament will see some top players from 29 countries, and a total of 97 players will compete in various categories.

Viacom18 bags Women's IPL media rights.

  • Viacom 18 has won the bid for the media rights for the Women’s IPL for a whopping Rs 951 crore for five years.
  • The auction for the T20 League was conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai.
  • BCCI will launch the Women's Indian Premier League in March 2023.
  • The detailed terms and conditions governing the tender process including eligibility requirements etc. are contained in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
  • BCCI president: Roger Binny

SPIC MACAY, Culture Ministry collaborate for "Music in the Park" series.

  • The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), Ministry of Culture, and New Delhi Municipal Council have organized Music in the Park series under the name Shruti Amrut.
  • Under this series, the first event of 2023 was organized in Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
  • The concert started with a Sarod performance by Aman Ali Bangash (7th Generation musician from Senia Bangash Gharana).
  • SPIC MACAY is a voluntary youth movement.

IISc and McGill University detect radio signals.

  • Astronomers from McGill University in Canada and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have detected a radio signal, originating from atomic hydrogen in a distant galaxy.
  • The signal was detected with the help of data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune.
  • The findings have been published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
  • It is also the first confirmed detection of strong lensing of 21 cm emission from a galaxy.

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