2023 Current Affairs January 2023

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6. Croatia set to enter euro, borderless Europe club

• Croatia was counting down the hours on December 31, 2022 ahead of a switch to the euro and entry into Europe`s passport-free zone two major milestones for the country after joining the EU nearly a decade ago.
• At midnight (2300 GMT) the Balkan nation will bid farewell to its kuna currency and become the 20th member of the euro zone. It will also be the 27th nation in the passport-free Schengen zone, the world`s largest, which enables more than 400 million people to move freely around its members.
• Experts say the adoption of the euro will help shield Croatia`s economy at a time when inflation is soaring worldwide after Russia`s invasion of Ukraine sent food and fuel prices through the roof

7. General Assembly refers Israeli occupation to UN court

• The UN General Assembly has asked the International Court of Justice to consider consequences for Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territories, after the Jewish state`s most rightwing government ever took over.
• The General Assembly voted 87-26 with 53 abstentions on the resolution, with Western nations split but virtually unanimous support in the Islamic world including the Arab states that have normalised relations with Israel and backing from Russia and China.
• The resolution calls on the UN court in The Hague to determine the `legal consequences arising from the ongoing violation by Israel of the right of the Palestinian people to self determination` as well as of its measures `aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status` of the holy city of Jerusalem

8. Russian missile attacks rock Ukraine on New Year`s Eve

• Explosions were reported throughout Ukraine on New Year`s Eve as Russia carried out its second major round of missile attacks in three days on Saturday, Reuters reported while quoting Ukrainian officials.
• Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least one person had been killed and eight wounded after a series of explosions in the capital.
• Reuters correspondents reported hearing 10 loud blasts in the city.
• The mayor said one of those wounded by the blasts was a Japanese journalist who had been taken to hospital

9. MNA Jaffar Khan Leghari passes away

• Sardar Muhammad Jaffar Khan Leghari, PTl MNA and Leghari tribe elder, passed away at the age of 83 at a private health facility in Lahore on December 31, 2022.
• Popular among locals in Choti Zaireen area, Jaffar Leghari was born on June 23, 1942, to Sardar Atta Mohammad Leghari and his western wife. He obtained a degree in agriculture from the Agriculture University of Faisalabad .
• Jaffar Khan Leghari spent his entire life in a historical, pre-colonial fort situated in the heart of Choti Zaireen town.
• He was easily accessible to tribal-cum political figures of Tumandar family of Leghari tribe as well as common and needy people

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10. PCB restores regional associations, departments; PJL scrapped

• In a major shake-up, the interim Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board on December 31, 2022 decided to restore all regional and district cricket associations and departments/service organisations in line with the PCB Constitution 2014, as the newly-formed administration reverted to honour grassroots organisers, who were shown the door some four years ago.
• With the move, the services of around 200 groundsmen, curators and several other related members of the country`s cricketing workforce will also be restored.
• These associations and departments had been declared defunct with the implementation of PCB`s new constitution on Aug 19, 2019, by Ehsan Mani-led Board and the decision was retained by his successor Ramiz Raja

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