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Sunday, April 7, 2024

DAILY GK 27-28-29 FEB

 DAILY GK 27-28-29 FEB 


·                ‘Dharma Guardian’ the 5th edition of the India-Japan joint annual military training exercise commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan.

·                The aim is to strengthen bilateral Military Cooperation between India and Japan and combined capabilities to execute joint operations in the semi-urban environment under Chapter VII of the United Nations (UN) Charter.

·                Chief of the Army Staff – General Manoj Pande



·                Under the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program (ITHCP),  a people-centric engagement took place between India and Bangladesh at Joymoni, BagerhatDistrict, Bangladesh .

·                The initiative aims to mutually understand the tiger conservation process of India and Bangladesh in Sunderbans.

·                The Sundarbans is the world’s largest mangrove forest spread over India and Bangladesh in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

·                The initiative is attended by WTI’s primary response team (PRT) members, “Bagh Bondh’s” (friends of the tiger), teachers & students from India and Bangladesh.

·                ITHCP is supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Germany’s KfW Development Bank.

·                The program was initiated in 2014 and is set to run till 2027.



·                The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded its 5th Plenary session in ParisFrance under the presidency of T Raja Kumar of Singapore.

·                The 3-day Plenary included discussions on key money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing issues.

·                Ms. Elisa de AndaMadrazo of Mexico was appointed as the next President of the FATF for a fixed 2-year term, starting on 1 July 2024.

·                FATF suspended membership of the Russian Federation on 24 February 2023

·                FATF is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. This inter-governmental body sets international standards to prevent these illegal activities.

·                Headquarters– Paris, France

·                Established in– 1989

·                Members– 39 Countries


4.              14TH PM OF TUVALU

·                FeletiPenitalaTeo, has won the 2024 Tuvaluan General Election and set to be sworn-in as 14th Prime Minister(PM) of Tuvalu (formerly known as the Ellice Islands), an island nation in South Pacific Region.

·                Tuvalu:Capital – Funafuti Atoll

·                Currency – Australian Dollar



·                Aeratu S. Rajeev, former managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), was appointed as Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

·                CVC is an apex governmental body in India that is responsible for promoting integrity, transparency, and accountability in the country’s public administration.

·                It was established in 1964 based on the recommendations of the Santhanam Committee on the Prevention of Corruption.


6.              BBC CHAIRMAN

·                Indian-Origin Samir Shah is set to be appointed as the chairman of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for a period of four years until March 2028.

·                Shah was honoured with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2019 for services to television and heritage.



·                The Indian shuttlers won 18 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, and 11 bronze) at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) Para-Badminton World Championships 2024, held in Pattaya, Thailand.

·                SuhasLalinakereYathiraj, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics silver medallist, won the gold in the men’s singles SL 4 category by beating Indonesia’s FredySetiawan.

·                Krishna Nagar won the gold medal in the men’s singles SH 6 category by beating China’s Naili Lin.

·                Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal in the men’s singles SL 3 category by beating England’s Daniel Bethell.

·                He was the first Indian to win a gold medal in badminton at the Paralympic Games, winning a gold medal in the men’s singles SL3 class.



·                The University Grants Commission (UGC) granted Category-I University status to the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), the 1st time for a university in Bihar.

·                Benefits of Category-1 Status:CUSB is automatically deemed under Section 12B of the UGC Act, 1956, without the need for inspections.

·                The university is now eligible for research grants, fostering a conducive environment for academic research.

·                CUSB can introduce new courses, programs, schools, or centers without seeking additional approvals.

·                Global Collaborations: CUSB will be eligible for benefits as stipulated under clause 4 of the regulations such as establishing off-campus centers; skill courses, etc.


9.              https://affairscloud.com/assets/plugins/wccp-pro/images/transparent.gifECI SIGNED MOU WITH IBA & DOP FOR ELECTORAL AWARENESS 

·                Election Commission of India (ECI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP) under the Ministry of Communications to boost voter outreach before the upcoming LokSabha (LS) polls.

·                The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner (EC) Arun Goel

·                IBA, established on 26th September 1946,  is an association of Indian banks and financial institutions.

·                Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra



·                The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ in Shillong, Meghalaya.

·                The chair aims to drive high-quality academic research in the field of multimodal logistics, with a special emphasis on the development of the North-Eastern Region (NER) of India.

·                The chair also aims to promote collaboration with global experts and supports multimodal logistics research activities.



·                The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed penalties of over Rs 3 crore on the State Bank of India (SBI), Canara Bank, City Union Bank Limited (CUB) and Ocean Capital Market Limited for violation of regulatory norms.

·                Mumbai (Maharashtra) based SBI was fined Rs 2 crore for contravening certain norms related to the Depositor Education and Awareness Fund Scheme, 2014.

·                A penalty of Rs 16 lakh was imposed on Rourkela (Odisha) based Ocean Capital Market for breaching certain provisions related to Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).

·                Bengaluru (Karnataka) based Canara Bank was penalized Rs 32.30 lakh for non-compliance with specific directions issued by the RBI.

·                Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) headquartered CUB was fined Rs 66 lakh for non-compliance with RBI’s directions on income recognition, asset classification, and provisioning pertaining to advances, and Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.


12.           ARCHERY ASIA CUP 2024 STAGE I

·                Indian archers won 14 medals (9 golds, 4 silvers, and 1 bronze) at stage I of the Archery Asia Cup 2024, held in Baghdad, Iraq.

·                India clinched the gold medal in all the individual events including recurve (men & women) and compound (men & women) events.

·                India’s DeepikaKumari won the gold medal by defeating SimranjeetKaur(India) in the women’s individual recurve category.

·                In the recurve men’s individual event, India’s DhirajBommadevara won the Gold medal by defeating Tarundeep Rai(India) in the finals.

·                In the men’s compound event, India’s PrathameshSamadhanJawkar won the gold medal by defeating KushalDalal (India) in the finals.

·                India’s Parneet Kaur clinched the gold medal by defeating FatemehHemmati (Iran) in the finals of the women’s individual compound event.

·                Stage II of the Archery Asia Cup 2024 is set to be held in May 2024, in Bangkok, Thailand.


13.           WORLD NGO DAY 2024– FEBRUARY 27

·                World Non-Governmental Organisation (NGODay is annually observed across the globe on 27 February to recognise, celebrate, and honour all non-governmental and nonprofit organisations that contribute to society all year round.

·                The theme for World NGO Day 2024 is “Building a Sustainable Future: The Role of NGOs in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.


14.           NATIONAL PROTEIN DAY 2024 – FEBRUARY 27

·                National Protein Day is annually observed across the globe on 27 February to raise awareness about the health benefits of protein in our diets.

·                The theme of World Protein Day 2024 is “Solve With Protein“.

·                National Protein Day was initiated in 2020 by the Right to Protein (RTP), a nationwide awareness campaign.


15.           TU-142M NAVAL AIRCRAFT MUSEUM 

·                India’s 3rd Aircraft Museum featuring Indian Navy(IN)’s decommissioned TU-142M aircraft was inaugurated at Kakinada Beach Park in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh(AP).

·                This Aircraft Museum was developed by Kakinada Urban Development Authority (KUDA) with an investment of Rs. 5.89 crore.

·                The first TU-142M aircraft Museum in India was established in Visakhapatnam, AP in 2017 and the 2nd was established in Kolkata, West Bengal in 2022.

·                Tu-142M is a Long Range Maritime Surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau. 


16.           KHELO INDIA WINTER GAMES 2024

·                The Indian Army finished top and clinched the overall trophy in the Khelo India Winter Games (KIWG) 2024 by winning 21 medals (10 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze).

·                Karnataka secured second place with 11 medals (9 gold and 2 silver), and Maharashtra secured third place with 22 medals (7 gold, 8 silver, and 7 bronze).

·                The mascot of the KIWG 2024 is a snow leopard.

·                The fourth edition of KIWG was held in two stages with six sports events.

·                The first stage has two ice sports (Ice Hockey & Ice Skating) held in Leh, Ladakh.

·                The second stage has four snow sports (Ski Mountaineering, Alpine Skiing, Snowboard & Nordic Skiing) held in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir.



·                A prominent Indian Ghazal singer and Padma Shri awardee Pankaj Keshubhai Udhas passed away at the age of 72 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was born on 17 May 1951 in Jetpur, Saurashtra, Gujarat.

·                Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for arts in 2006. .


18.           NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY 2024 – FEBRUARY 28

·                National Science Day (NSD) is annually observed across India on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery by the Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (CV Raman) in 1928.

·                The theme for NSD 2024 is “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat.”



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