Current Affairs in Short 2023


Exercises and Operations
Name Of Exercise Participating Countries Location
Tarang Shakti (October-November, 2023) The air forces of the US, the UK, France and Australia
Nomadic Elephant, 2023 (July 17.31 2023) India-Mongolia Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Exercise Talisman Sabre, 2023 (July 22-August 4, 2023) Australia Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United Kingdom,
Canada and Germany
JIMEX 2023 (July 05-10, 2023) Japan-India Visakhapatnam
SALVEX, 2023 (June 26 – July 6, 2023) Indian Navy-US Navy Kochi, Kerala
EKUVERIN (June 11-24, 2023) Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force Chaubatia, Uttarakhand
SAMUDRA SHAKTI-2023 (May 14-19, 2023) India & Indonesia Indonesia
ASEAN Indian Maritime Exercise (AIME- 2023) (May 2-8, 2023) India, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam South China Sea
AL MOHED AL HINDI-2023 (May 23-25, 2023) INS Tarkash, INS Subhadra and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
AJEYA WARRIOR-2023 (May 11, 2023) (April 27-May 11, 2023) India and United kingdom Salisbury Plain, united Kingdom
Ex-KAUACH-2023 (February 23 – April 7, 2023) Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC)
Exercise Orion (April 17- May 5, 2023) Indian Air Force and The French Air and Space Force France
SLINEX-23 (April 3-8, 2023) India & Sri Lanka Navy Colombo
INIOCHOS-23 (April 24 – May 4, 2023) Indian Airforce and Hellenic Air Force Greece
Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise (March 14-15, 2023) Indian Navy Forces and Royal Saudi Naval Forces Mumbai, India
Exercise Sea-Dragon, 2023 (March 14, 2023) India & USA Navy Guam, USA
Exercise Bold-Kurukshetra (March 06-13, 2023) India & Singapore Army Jodhpur, Military Station, Rajasthan
Exercise FRINJEX-2023 (March 7-8, 2023) India & French Army Thiruvananthapuram
Exercise Desert Flag VIII (February 27 – March 17, 2023) Air forces of UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, Republic of Korea, USA and India UAE
Exercise KOBRA WARRIOR (March 6-24, 2023) Multilateral Air Exercise of Finland, Sweden, South Africa, United States of America, Singapore and India Waddington Airforce Base, UK
Dharma Guardian (February 17 – March 2, 2023) India & Japan Camp Imaza, Shiga, Japan
21st Edition of VARUNA-2023 (January 16, 2023) India & France Western Seaboard
Veer Guardian-2023 (13-26 January, 2023) India & Japan Airforce Japan
12th Edition of ‘Agni Warrior’ (November 13-30, 2022) Singapore & Indian Army Field Firing (Maharashtra) Ranges, Devlali
Sudarshan Prahar (November 29, 2022) Indian Army’s Sudarshan Chakra Corps Deserts Of Rajasthan
7th Edition of Exercise Sangam (commenced from 01 Dec 22) Indian Navy MARCOS and US Navy SEALS Goa
6th Edition of KAZIND-2022 (15 to 28 December 2022) Indo Kazakhstan joint training exercise Umroi (Meghalaya)
IND-INDO CORPAT (39th coordinated patrol exercise)
(09-19 December 2022)
India & Indonesia The Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait.
SURYA KIRAN-XVI (16-29 December 2022) Indo-Nepal Exercise joint training Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi (Nepal)
Shatru Nash (on November 21, 2022) The South Western Command of the Indian Army Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Exercise Naseem Al Bahr – 2022 (November 19 to 24, 2022) 13th Edition of the Indian Navy (IN) Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) bilateral exercise Off the coast of Oman
8th edition of Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI (commenced on 21 November 2022) Indian Army Special Forces and Indonesian Special Forces Sangga Buana Training Area, Karawang, Indonesia
Samanvay 2022 (November 28-30, 2022) Indian Air Force (IAF),
Humanitarian Assistance and
Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise,
ASEAN Member countries
Air Force Station, Agra
IBSAMAR VII (7th Edition) (October 10 to 12, 2022) Joint multinational maritime
exercise, among the Indian, Brazilian and South Africa navies
Port Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa
Tiger Triumph 2022 (18 to 20 October 2022) Indo-Us Tri Services Amphibious HADR Exercises Visakhapatnam
1 edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT) (October 27, 2022) A joint maritime exercise between Indian, Mozambique and Tanzanian navies Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Exercise Garuda-VII (7″ Edition) Indian Air Force (IAF) and the French Air and Space Force. (FASF) Air Force Station, Jodhpur
Simbex – 2022 (26 to 30 October, 2022) 29 edition of the Singapore- India Maritime Bilateral Exercise Visakhapatnam
Yudh Abhyas 2022
(Nov 16- Dec 2, 2022)
18 Edition of Indo – USA joint training exercise Auli, Uttarakhand


Important Days/Week (National)
Important Days/Week Date (year 2022-23) Theme
National Handloom Day 7 August
Quiet India Movement Day 8 August
National Doctor’s Day 1 July Celebrating Resilience and Healing Day
Chartered Accountant  Day 1 July Empowering Excellence Day
National Mango Day 22 July
National Broadcasting Day 23 July
Kargil Vijay Diwas 26 July
National Statistics Day 29 June “Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals,”
National Technology Day 11 May “School to Startups Igniting Young Minds to Innovate”
National Anti-Terrorism Day 21 May
National Journalism Day 30 May
National Panchayat Raj Day 24 May “Sustainable Panchayat : Building Healthy, Water Sufficient, Clean & Green Villages”
National Civil Service Day 21 April “Viksit Bharat aimed at ‘Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile”
Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April
National Safe Motherhood Day 11 April
National Vaccination Day 16 March
National Safety Day 4 March “Our Aim-Zero Harm”.
Indian Coast Guard day 1 February
Safer Internet Day 7 February ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.”
National Deworming Day 10 February
National Science Day 28 February ‘Global Science for Global Wellbeing’.
National Road Safety Week 2023 11-17 January “Swachhata Pakhwada”
National Youth Day 12 January “Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat.”
Indian Army Day 15 January
National Girl Child Day 24 January “Digital heneration, Our Generation, Our Time is Now-Our Rights, Our Future”.
National Voter’s Day 25 January “Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’
National Tourism Day 2023 25 January “Rural and Community-Centric Tourism.”
World Hindi Day, 2023 (fiji) 10 January Hindi Traditional knowledge to Artificial Intelligence’
Constitution Day 26 November
Martyrdom Day 24 November
National Newborn Week 15-21 November “Ensuring quality health care for every Newborn”
National Press Day 16 November “The Media’s Role in Nation Building”
National Education Day 11 November
National Legal Service Day 9 November
National Cancer Awareness Day 7 November
National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 31 October
Swachh Bharat Diwas 2 October