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22 February Important Current Affairs In English

  

Daily Important Current Affairs In English


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Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students



1) NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully touched down on the surface of Mars after surviving a blazing seven-minute plunge through the Martian atmosphere. The rover’s clean landing sets the stage for a years-long journey to scour the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater for ancient signs of life.
▪️NASA :- 
👉Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
👉Formed - July 29, 1958
👉Preceding agency - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

2) A colourful duck from eastern Asia spotted in Assam after 118 years has raised hopes for a wetland that was affected by a blowout and inferno at a natural gas well in May-June, 2020.
👉Spotting the lone Mandarin duck on the Maguri-Motapung Beel in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district a few days ago was an “accident” for a team of avian specialists from the Wildlife Trust of India  (WTI) and birding volunteers.
▪️Wildlife Trust of India :- 
👉Founded: November 1998
👉Headquarters: Noida
👉Founder: Ashok Kumar, Vivek Menon

3) Four states have undertaken stipulated reforms in the ease of doing business, allowing them to avail additional financial borrowings worth Rs 5,034 crore.
👉The states getting these benefits are Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
▪️Ministry of Finance :-
Founded - 29 October 1946
Headquarters - New Delhi
Cabinet Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of State - Anurag Thakur

4) Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced a new CAPF battalion that will be named after Narayani Sena, the warriors of the erstwhile princely state of Cooch Behar.
▪️Recent News - Home Minister Amit Shah launched the 'Ayushman CAPF ' scheme for Central Armed Police Forces personnel and their families. The scheme was launched at the CRPF group centre in Guwahati.

5) Andhra Pradesh, which has become the second State in the country to undertake the power sector reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance, has been granted permission to go for additional borrowing of Rs 1,515 crore.
▪️ Recent News - Arup Kumar Goswami was sworn in as the Chief Justice (CJ) of Andhra Pradesh High Court by Governor Biswab Bushan Harichandan in the presence of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy . Before that, he served as chief justice of Sikkim High Court.

6) Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was sworn in as Italy's new prime minister, charged with guiding his country through the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
▪️Italy :-
👉President - Sergio Mattarella
👉Prime Minister - Mario Draghi
👉Capital - Rome
👉Currency - Euro

7) Suresh Khatanhar has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Intech.

▪️Industrial Development Bank of India :- 
Founded - 1 July 1964
Founder - Government of India by an Act of Parliament
Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman - M. R. Kumar
MD & CEO - Rakesh Sharma

8) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the maiden test of the New Generation Akash missile (Akash-NG). 
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :- 
👉 Founded - 1958
👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi
👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy
👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

9) The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has joined hands with a UK-based space agency for a collaborative project on impact-based flood forecasting.
▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
👉L. Governor of J&K - Manoj Sinha 
👉Dachigam National Park
👉Salim Ali National Park
👉Dal Lake

10) The 1st High Level Dialogue (HLD), co-chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal and the European Union Executive Vice-President & Trade Commissioner Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis.
▪️ Recent News - The commerce ministry is organising Udyog Manthan under which a series of webinars are being conducted on about 45 sectors including pharma and electronics. The exercise is focused on quality and productivity in all major sectors of manufacturing and services.

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▪️Commerce ministry :-
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Cabinet Minister - Piyush Goyal

11) India's Ajay Mathur was elected as the next director general of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at a special virtual assembly. Mathur succeeds Upendra Tripathy, who has served as director general since 2017.
▪️International Solar Alliance (ISA) :-
Headquarters - Gurugram
Founded - 30 November 2015
Leader - Upendra Tripathy
Founded at - Paris, France
Founders -  François Hollande, Narendra Modi

12) President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated Gen. Thimayya Memorial Museum at Madikeri in Kodagu district of Karnataka.
👉It commemorates the services and valour of one of the greatest soldiers of India.
👉General K.S. Thimayya served as the Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961 and his ancestral house ‘Sunny Side’ has been renovated and converted into a museum.

▪️Karnataka:- 
CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 
Governor :- Vajubhai Vala
Formation :- 1 November 1956
Language :- Kannada
Port :- New Mangalore Port


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