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DAILY GK: 28 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 28 FEB 2021

1. KHELO INDIA NATIONAL WINTER GAMES 2021

      PM Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the 2nd Edition of Khelo India National Winter Games 2021  in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

      The event will take place from February 26-March 2, 2021.

      It aims to strengthen the resolve for ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’ (One India, One Nation).

 

2. INDIA HOLDS 1ST SHERPAS MEETING 2021

      India virtually held the inaugural 3-day long Sherpas meeting from February 24-26, 2021.

      This is the 1st Sherpas meeting hosted by India after it assumed the 2021 BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Chairship. 

      India succeeds Russia as the Chair of BRICS.

      The meeting was chaired by Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary, CPV and OIA (Consular, Passport & Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) & P Harish, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations as India’s BRICS Sherpa & Sous Sherpa.

 

3. INDIA’S 1ST UNDERSEA TUNNEL COMPLETED BY 2023

      Two undersea tunnels are under construction in Mumbai city, as a part of the 10.58 kms long, Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project.

      2 tunnels each 3-3.2 m wide are constructed for 2.07 km long of which one kilometer is constructed under the seabed.

      Notably, this is India’s 1st Undersea Tunnel which will come to operation by 2023.

      Constructed at 20m below the seabed.Uses 1st of its kind Ventilation system, “Saccardo”.

      The tunnel will be connecting North Mumbai with South Mumbai, as a toll-free path easing up traffic.

 

4. NEW MD & CEO OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

      The Central Government has appointed Matam Venkata Rao, the Executive Director of Canara Bank as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank of India for a period of 3 years.

      Central Bank of India was the first Indian commercial bank which was wholly owned and managed by Indians.

 

5. PRANAB MUKHERJEE’S MEMOIR TITLED ‘THE PRESIDENTIAL YEARS: 2012-2017’ RELEASED

      Late Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s memoir(Authored by Pranab Mukherjee) titled ‘The Presidential Years: 2012-2017’ has been released in January 2021.

      The book was published by  Rupa Publications India.

      The book gives an account of how Pranab Mukherjee reshaped the functioning of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

      During his presidency, he worked with 2 Prime Ministers(PMs) namely, Dr Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, who is the current PM of India.

      He was the 13th President of India.

      Memoir – A Historical account or biography written from personal knowledge.

 

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