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24 February Important Current Affairs In English

 

Daily Important Current Affairs In English

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 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) The Indian Air Force (IAF) along with their French counterparts commenced the first major international military exercise involving their respective Rafale fighter jets in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

▪️Indian Air Force:-
👉Founded - 8 October 1932
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Commander-in-Chief - President Ram Nath Kovind
👉Chief of the Air Staff - Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
👉Vice Chief of the Air Staff - Air Marshal Harjit Singh
▪️ Rajasthan:-
CM - Ashok Gehlot
Governor - Kalraj Mishra
👉Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, City Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Sariska National Park, Desert National Park.

2) Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 24th edition of the Hunar Haat, a flagship programme of the ministry of minority affairs to promote indigenous handicraft and speciality products, at Awadh Shilpgram, Lucknow.
▪️ Recent News - Recently, Uttar Pradesh government (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath launched a 3-week ong campaign namely “Kisan Kalyan Mission” for the state’s farmer welfare and to double their income.

3) The newly sworn-in President of the United States, Joe Biden on the first day of his administration signed 15 executive orders undoing the key policies of his predecessor Donald Trump over the last four years. 

4) The book — ‘Abdul Kalam-Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai’ (immortal memories) — has been penned by A P J M Nazema Maraikayar, the niece of the late President and by noted space scientist Y S Rajan.

5) Parakram Diwas (Bravery Day) was celebrated in India on 23 January 2021 . It was introduced by the Government of India.
👉Government of India had decided to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as “PARAKRAM DIWAS”

6) The Ministry of Railways of India  renamed one of the oldest running trains of India, Kalka Mail as Netaji Express from 23 January 2021.
▪️Ministry of Railways :-
👉Formed :- March 1905
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉Minister :- Piyush Goyal
👉Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Suneet Sharma

7) National Girl Child Day in India is celebrated on January 24 every year. The day was an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development  in 2008. The objective behind celebrating the National Girl Child Day is to provide support and opportunities to the girls of India.
▪️Ministry of Women and Child Development :-
👉Founded - 30 January 2006
👉Headquarters- New Delhi
👉Minister - Smriti Irani
👉Minister of State - Debasree Chaudhuri , Krishna Raj 
👉Minister - Smriti Irani

8) The Prime Minister inaugurated the National Atomic Scale at National Metrology Conclave 2021 organised bythe Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR).

▪️CSIR  :- 
👉Founded: 26 September 1942 , National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. 
 👉Head: Shekhar C. Mande

9) 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

10) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been conferred the ‘ICAI award for excellence in Financial Reporting’ for the year 2019-20 after a long gap of 40 years since 1981-82.

▪️Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises:-
Minister - Prakash Javadekar, 
Minister of State -Arjun Ram Meghwal 
▪️Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL):-
👉Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) was conceived in the late 1950s to become the face of India's industrial development. 
👉CEO: Nalin Singhal  
👉Headquarters: New Delhi
👉Founded: 1964

11) DRDO has successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I of Hindustan Aeronautics Limitedv (HAL).

▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :- 
👉 Founded - 1958
👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi
👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy
▪️Hindustan Aeronautics Limited :-
👉Founder - Walchand Hirachand
👉Founded - 23 December 1940
👉Headquarters - Bengaluru
👉CEO - Shri Sajal Prakash

12) The Odisha government announced that it will undertake a heritage project for beautification work at the famous Konark Sun Temple and development of its periphery.
👉The temple dedicated to Sun God was declared a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1984.
👉Odisha CM - Naveen Patnaik
👉 Governor - Ganeshi Lal
👉Shree Jagannath Temple
👉Lingaraja Temple
👉Bramheswara Temple
👉Maa Samaleswari Temple

13) The Bihar government has chosen "bicycle girl" Jyoti Kumari, who had pedalled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga taking her injured father on the rear carrier during the nationwide lockdown, as the Brand Ambassador for an anti-drug abuse programme.
👉Bihar CM - Nitish Kumar
👉 Governor - Phagu Chauhan

14) The New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 organized by the Government of India will be virtual for the first time due to the global epidemic Covid-19. 👉The new education policy 2020 themed fair will run from 12 to 15 February.

▪️Ministry of Education :- 
👉Formed :- 15 August 1947
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉India had the Ministry of Education since 1947. In 1985, Rajiv Gandhi government changed its name to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and with the public announcement of newly drafted "National Education Policy 2020" by the Narendra Modi government, Ministry of Human Resource Development was renamed back to Ministry of Education.

15) Telangana State government’s WE Hub has partnered with Gujarat government’s I-Hub, to support women entrepreneurs in Gujarat and Telangana.
▪️Gujarat:-
👉 CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat
▪️Telangana :-
👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

16) The government appointed Siddhartha Mohanty, currently serving as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of LIC Housing Finance, as the MD of India's largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).

👉Founder - Government of India
👉Founded - 1 September 1956
👉Headquarters - Mumbai

17) World's largest floating solar energy project in India is going to be constructed on Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada river.
👉The Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

18) Recently DRDO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation for the implementation of advanced biodigester MK-II technology in the metro rail network.

▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :- 
👉 Founded - 1958
👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi
👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy

19) J Venkatramu has been appointed the managing director and chief executive officer of India Post Payments Bank. 

👉Indian Post payment Bank :-
Founded :-1 September 2018
Headquarters :- New Delhi

20) Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away in New Delhi. He was 80.

21) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh virtually kicked off a state-wide scheme for allotment of 7,219 fair price shops (FPS) under his government's flagship 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission'.

▪️Punjab :- 
👉Heart of India’s Sikh community
👉CM :- Captain Amarinder Singh
👉GOVERNOR :- VP Singh Badnore
👉Major steel manufacturer.
👉A major producer of essential crops.

22) The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has inaugurated the first-ever bird festival of the state, ‘Kalrav’, at Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary, located in Jamui district.

👉Bihar CM - Nitish Kumar
👉 Governor - Phagu Chauhan
👉Mangala Gowri Temple
👉Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple
👉Valmiki National Park


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