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23 February Important Current Affairs In English

   

Daily Important Current Affairs In English


 Why is it important to read current affairs?    

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) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Hoshangabad city in the state would be renamed as Narmadapuram and a proposal to that effect would be sent to the Centre.
▪️Madhya Pradesh 
👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel
👉Bhimbetka Caves
👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi
👉Khajuraho Temple

2) A unique museum themed on dacoits is all set to come up at the police headquarters in Bhind, located in Madhya Pradesh. The museum will have several unique items used by dacoits like Phoolan Devi, Nirbhay Gujjar, the stills from the making of Bollywood movie 'Chambal ke Daaku' and more.
▪️ Madhya Pradesh :-
👉Kanha National Park
👉Panna National Park
👉Satpura National Park
👉Bandhavgarh National Park
👉Madhav National Park

3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of several developmental projects worth over 8000 crore rupees at Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
👉The Prime Minister also inaugurated the country's first full-fledged international cruise terminal, Sagarika at Cochin Port and Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
▪️Tamil Nadu :- 
👉CM - Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor - Banwarilal Purohit
👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)
👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)

4) The WTO's 164 members unanimously selected the 66-year-old Nigerian economist to serve a four-year term as the Director-General of the organisation. Her tenure is set to begin on March 1 2021.
👉Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first female and first African to hold the role in its history. Her dual citizenship with the United States also makes her the first American to hold this position.
▪️World Trade Organisation :-
Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland
Founded - 1 January 1995
Membership - 164 member states

5) Scientists have identified Earth's smallest known reptile, warning at the same time that sustained destruction of forests in northern Madagascar threatens its survival.

6) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will provide $400 million to Maldives to fund Greater Male Connectivity Project.
👉The 6.7 km Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) will be the largest civilian infrastructure project in Maldives, connecting Male with three neighbouring islands — Villingili, Gulhifahu and Thilafushi.
▪️Maldives :-
👉Capital - Malé
👉Official languages - Dhivehi, Arabic
👉President - Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
👉Vice President - Faisal Naseem
👉Currency - Maldivian rufiyaa
👉Legislature - People's Majlis

7)India's flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Monday won the ICC's inaugural Player of the Month award for his superlative performances in the two Tests against Australia in January.

8) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Asom Mala' programme in Dhekiajuli of Sonitpur district with an aim to boost the state's road infrastructure and contribute to the state's economic progress and improve connectivity.
👉PM Modi also laid the foundation stones of medical colleges and hospitals in Biswanath and Charaideo with an aim to boost Assam’s health infrastructure.
▪️Recent News - Assam state government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri silk’ to grade IV mployees of the state.
👉Assam - Bihu Festival 
👉Assam CM - Sarbananda Sonowal
👉The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are a mountainous region that was mainly part of Assam and Meghalaya

9) The 1st meeting of the Joint Working Group in the field of Renewable Energy between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain held in virtual format.
 👉H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority led the Bahraini delegation. The Indian delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. H.E. Sh. Piyush Srivastava, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain also participated in the meeting.

10) The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between the Indian and U.S. Army, ‘Exercise Yudh Abhyas-20’ was held at Mahajan Field Firing Range.
👉This was the 16th edition of the joint exercise and it began on February 8. The aim of the exercise was to focus on counter terrorism operations under the mandate of the United Nations.
👉The India-US joint military exercise "Yudh Abhyas 20" commenced in Mahajan Field Firing Range of Bikaner district in Rajasthan.
👉CM - Ashok Gehlot
Governor - Kalraj Mishra

11) The Union Culture Ministry’s flagship festival, the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM), held in West Bengal this time, with the inauguration at Cooch Behar Palace. 
👉This RSM which organised in West Bengal will enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India.
▪️ Recent News - World bank has signed the USD 105 million project with government of India and government of West Bengal to improve waterways in Kolkata, West Bengal.

▪️World Bank :- 
👉Founded - 1944
👉President - David Malpass
👉Headquarters - Washington, D.C., United States
▪️West Bengal :- 
👉CM - Mamata Banerjee
👉GOVERNOR - Jagdeep Dhankhar
👉Folk Dances - Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance


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