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Current Affairs : 02 January 2023

Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as the new Chairman & CEO of the railway board

❏ Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the next Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board.
❏ The Cabinet’s appointments committee confirmed Anil Kumar Lahoti’s nomination.
❏ Mr. Lahoti formerly served as a Member (Infrastructure) of, the Railway Board.

Balkan nation Croatia adopts Euro as its currency

❏ Croatia has formally embraced the euro as its currency, making it the 20th member state of the European Union.
❏ The Balkan country joined the EU about a decade ago but had to wait until now to become a Eurozone member.
❏ When the clock struck midnight, Finance Minister Marko Primorac and National Bank Governor Boris Vuji took the first euro notes from a Croatian cash machine.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took oath as 39th President of Brazil

❏ Following the 2022 Brazilian general election, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was inaugurated as the 39th President of Brazil.
❏ Lula, 77, barely beat Jair Bolsonaro in October to earn an extraordinary third presidential term despite serving a year and a half in prison on corruption charges that were later reversed.
❏ Previously, as head of the Workers Party (PT) from 2003 to 2010, he brought millions of Brazilians out of poverty amid a commodities boom that benefited the economy.

Gujarat got first IVF unit for animals in India

❏ Gujarat’s Amreli, India received its first In vitro fertilization (IVF) mobile device on January 1, 2023.
❏ Purushottam Rupala, union minister, launched the mobile IVF lab. The IVF mobile van, according to the minister, was “dedicated in a collaborative endeavor of the Government of India and Amar Dairy.”
❏ IVF is a complicated sequence of operations used to aid with fertility and child conception. It is a sophisticated reproductive technique used in animals to multiply better female germplasm at a faster pace.

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